This summer, Penn State will transition to a new emergency messaging system, away from the current service known as PSUTXT. The transition to the new service, which will be called PSUAlert, will begin in late May and will continue through June. No action is required at this time; to learn more, visit this link
Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspectives on Current Events panel titled Digital Engagements: The 2012 NEA Survey and the Changing Face of the Arts, on Wednesday, April 2, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.
The Center for Signal Integrity at Penn State Harrisburg will host the Eighth Central Pennsylvania Symposium on Signal Integrity, Friday, April 4 from 8 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. in the Capital Union Building on campus. Signal integrity involves the quality of electrical signals passing through connectors used in electronic devices like computers or cellular phones.
To mark the 35th anniversary of the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear accident, Penn State Harrisburg will host the conference TMI @ 35: The Three Mile Island Nuclear Crisis in Perspective – Analyses, Stories, Policies, March 27 to 28 on campus in the library Morrison Gallery. The conference opens at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 27.
Daniel Victor, New York Times social media staff editor, will give the final presentation in this spring’s Communications Speakers Series at Penn State Harrisburg on Monday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Capital Union Building (CUB). His discussion will spotlight the fast-growing field of social media communications from the vantage point of the New York Times newsroom. One of the field’s young pioneers, Victor is a Penn State alumnus and former Patriot-News reporter.
Oliver LaGrone and his characteristic phrase, “I say this to say that,” left an indelible mark on those he met.
Students, faculty, and staff recently joined together in the Oliver LaGrone Cultural Center at Penn State Harrisburg to celebrate the life and legacy of the room’s namesake. LaGrone would have turned 107 years old in December 2013.
Dr. Daniela Schiller will present Changing Fear Memories on Thursday, March 20 at noon in the Penn State Harrisburg Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. This discussion will focus on her work on the neural mechanisms of emotional control and potential ways to modify or “erase” fear memories.