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New poll shows opinions on healthcare reform are mixed in PA

A new poll conducted by Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs shows that only 39 percent of Pennsylvanians have a favorable view of healthcare reform.  These views, along with Pennsylvanians’ priorities in reforming healthcare, are sharply divided along political party lines. 

Malala Yousafzai

Penn State Harrisburg to host film screening of “He Named Me Malala” and activism workshop

Penn State Harrisburg’s Commission for Women will host a screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary film “He Named Me Malala” and mini-activism workshop on Friday, November 18 at 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in C213, Olmsted Building.

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, allows cameras into her home, school, and activism work, to share her message of creating opportunities for all women and children to have access to education.

Idowu and Van Tonningen receive Office of Naval Research grant for power systems research

Dr. Peter Idowu, assistant dean for graduate studies and professor of electrical engineering in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology and Dr.

New poll shows more than 8 out of 10 PA residents trust their local police

According to a new poll, more than 8 out of 10 Pennsylvanians trust their local police, and public attitude toward police reflects public attitude toward the federal and state government. However, while support from the general public is high, there are mitigating factors for individual attitudes.

Poll shows Pennsylvanians say “yes” to Syrian refugees but are concerned over screening

A new poll shows a majority of Pennsylvanians support accepting more Syrian refugees into the country, but the issue is polarizing; while many Republicans strongly oppose this policy due to security concerns, Democrats strongly support it based on U.S. core values. Both sides cite concerns over screening.

Students on study tour

Study tours provide educational travel opportunities

Penn State Harrisburg’s International Study Tours provide students an exciting opportunity to travel the world and learn about different countries through first-hand experience.

In spring 2017, the college is offering study tours to Canada, Germany, India, Italy, London, Peru and Spain.

These tours go beyond the classroom, books, video, and even the internet, to immerse students into the culture of these countries.

Students constructing a robot

Penn State Harrisburg to host the sixth annual South Central PA Robotics Competition, November 12

Penn State Harrisburg will host the sixth annual South Central PA Robotics Competition on November 12 at Penn State Harrisburg.  The event is jointly organized by Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), Dauphin County Technical School, Cumberland-Perry Technical School, and Penn State Harrisburg, whose 50th anniversary celebration includes this event. 

Dr. Glen Mazis

Mazis book on the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty recently published

 Dr. Glen Mazis, professor of humanities and philosophy, recently had his book, titled “Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World:  Silence, Ethics, Imagination, and Poetic Ontology,” published by State University of New York Press (October, 2016, 386 pages).

Rhen to discuss new career opportunities for the disabled

Dr. Linda Rhen, assistant professor of special education in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, will present “New Visions for Individuals with Disabilities: Penn State Harrisburg’s Career Studies Program” on Wednesday, November 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

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