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The Conversation: Monday, February 6, 2017

The story of Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, America's first black pop star

In 1851, a concert soprano named Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield embarked on a national tour that upended America’s music scene.

Penn State Harrisburg to host screening of locally produced film “African American Oral History Project: Part One"

Penn State Harrisburg’s Diversity and Educational Equity Committee (DEEC) will host a screening of the locally produced film titled "African American Oral History Project: Part One" on Thursday, February 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium on campus.

Penn State Harrisburg adds YWCA campus sexual assault advocate

Penn State Harrisburg has joined with the YWCA Greater Harrisburg to bring a dedicated, full-time sexual assault advocate to campus to assist the college in efforts to educate the campus community and provide support and assistance to survivors.

Book display featuring black authors

African American Read-In to celebrate black literature

To celebrate Black History Month and highlight African American authors, the Office of Student Life at Penn State Harrisburg will host an African American Read-In on Tuesday, February 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Oliver LaGrone Cultural Arts Center, Olmsted Building on campus.

Dr. Sai Kakuturu, associate professor of civil engineering

Kakuturu to provide insights using x-ray microCT

Dr. Sai Kakuturu, associate professor of civil engineering from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology will present "Why do sinkholes form? Why do dams/levees break? New insights using x-ray microCT" on Wednesday, February 15 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Joel Spring

Spring to discuss education and the corporate state during the Trump era

As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education’s Colloquium Series, Dr. Joel Spring, an education professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center in Queens, New York, will present “From Education and the Rise of the Corporate State To Education in the Trump Era” on Wednesday, February 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.

Penn State Harrisburg to host Strategic Planning forum on 'Enhancing Health'

Penn State Harrisburg will host the second in a series of public forums focused on implementing the University’s long-range Strategic Plan on Thursday, February 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.  The topic of the forum will be “Enhancing Health.”

All In at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg community invited to share thoughts on Diversity and Inclusion

As part of an upcoming commemorative piece highlighting Penn State’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the University is asking the community to share what being “All In” means to you.

Burke to participate in panel discussion of poetry collection Animal Purpose

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities’ visiting writers’ series, Michelle Burke, a poet born in rural Pennsylvania, will visit the campus for a panel discussion of her collection “Animal Purpose” on Monday, February 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge, and at 5 p.m. in C213, Olmsted Building on campus.

Annual MATHCOUNTS event to be held on campus February 4

Students from 17 local middle schools will gather at Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building for the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineer’s 33rd annual MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A nationwide program that involves more than 500,000 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, MATHCOUNTS is designed to build mathematics skills, promote strategic problem solving, and instruct students in dealing with complex problems.