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Call for papers and presentations - intelligence and Homeland Security

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs invites proposals for papers, presentations, and panel discussions to be presented at the first Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence Symposium, Thursday and Friday, September 23-24, 2010, in Harrisburg, Pa.

Heard on campus – acid attack and labor history

In 1956, syndicated labor columnist Victor Riesel was blinded in an organized crime-orchestrated acid attack on a New York City street.

The impact of that ambush on one of America’s most popular crusading journalists who was a foe of union graft is now the centerpiece of a Penn State Harrisburg faculty member’s research and forthcoming book.

Engineering review courses offered in preparation for exams

Penn State Harrisburg is offering instruction to professionals and students planning to take the April 2011 Professional Engineering or Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

The college’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology and its Office of Continuing Education are partnering to offer the review courses in advance of the April exams.

Heard on campus – alcohol and the adolescent brain

Research over the past decade has seen a dramatic increase in scientific evidence of the effect of drugs and alcohol on the adolescent brain.

“Neuroscience research has been able to utilize imaging to view an active brain and gain valuable information on the impact of drugs and alcohol on youth,” says Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of Health Education Sam Monismith.

Week–long study tour to focus on art of Philadelphia

Experience the historic art and architecture of Philadelphia by taking part in a week-long study tour offered this summer by Penn State Harrisburg Continuing Education.

Students examine plants involved in biofuels research

Penn State Harrisburg to create biofuels research and teaching facility

Penn State Harrisburg has received an $817,000 grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to develop a $1.6 million Central Pennsylvania Laboratory for Biofuels research and teaching facility on campus.

Oranee Tawatnuntachai

Students to benefit from faculty member’s award

True to her commitment to learning, Associate Professor of Finance Oranee Tawatnuntachai will share the funding she earned through a University award with her students.

Tawatnuntachai is one of only three faculty members University-wide to receive the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and be named a 2010 Penn State Teaching Fellow.

Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center elects chair and secretary

Michele Nestor, president of Nestor Resources, Inc., has been elected chair of the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC) board of directors for the 2010-2011 term.

Nestor succeeds Jim Shillenn, executive director of the Industrial Modernization Center.

College honors outstanding students at annual awards convocation

Penn State Harrisburg honored 86 outstanding students at its 2010 Student Awards Convocation Friday, April 16.

The students who earned awards represent 17 Pennsylvania counties, six states, and three foreign nations.

Assessment is focus of University conference

Assessment drew more than 70 representatives from a number of Penn State locations to the Harrisburg campus recently.

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