Our digitized world of instant communication is enabled by the transfer of high-speed signals across many systems within a device. As modern signal speeds are pushed to quickly accommodate gigabytes of data, disturbances that were once considered minor, such as weather changes, now become more serious, with the potential to stop systems and corrupt data.
Dr. Sedig Agili, associate professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, and Dr. Aldo Morales, professor of electrical engineering, have developed a formula to help understand the effects of humidity and temperature on electronic signals.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies will continue its 2012-13 calendar of events with a presentation by Dr. Judah Cohen titled “If Anne Frank Sings: Musical Theater and American Holocaust Memory” at 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2013, in the Quiet Study, second floor, Capital Union Building.
Registration for the Penn State Harrisburg summer sessions is now open for all students.
Students seeking to take courses over the summer can choose from a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Flexible options include on campus and online courses, some courses at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, programs for educators, a study tour, and consecutive scheduling for certain required classes. The first summer session runs May 13 to June 21; the second session runs June 26 to August 7.
Mary Napoli, associate professor of literacy education, has been selected to serve a second term on the committee that chooses the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her second three-year term runs through 2015.
Two graphic design projects directed by Craig Welsh, assistant professor of communications and humanities, have been named winners in the Type Directors Club’s (TDC) annual type-design competition.
The New York-based TDC chose Welsh’s license plate project “Inviting Hische” and an interactive sculpture project from more than 2,000 entries from 37 countries to represent the best in typography, or the use of type in graphic design. The works will be featured in the club’s annual typography publication and as part of exhibitions across 12 countries.
The newest exhibit in the Penn State Harrisburg Library, “American Women and Modern Culture, 1890-1920,” on display until Feb. 8, has been repurposed with a new twist – mobility. Based upon the work of students in Dr. Erin Battat’s Women and the American Experience course the exhibit can now hit the road, with plans underway to have it on display at other Penn State campuses this spring.
Beginning Friday, Jan. 25, parts of College Avenue and O Street will close for the installation of heating lines in preparation of the Educational Activities Building (EAB) expansion. The project is anticipated to take three weeks.
While driving to work, the Chinese verse “It is on festival occasions that one misses home the most” came to Anna Wei Marshall’s mind. As a Chinese native residing in Harrisburg, the quotation by Wang Wei, a Tang Dynasty poet, holds a special meaning to the Penn State Harrisburg Chinese language instructor – a meaning now reflected in her students’ most current project – setting up a Chinese New Year celebration at the college.
Open to the public, the event will take place Friday, Feb. 1, in the Capital Union Building Student Center (Room 210) at 7:00 p.m.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Board of Trustees today (Jan. 18) approved the final plans to renovate and construct an addition to the Educational Activities Building at Penn State Harrisburg. Trustees also authorized the awarding of contracts for construction of the $19.5 million project.