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Thu, 10/29/2009
Ardyn Halter

A unique and powerful art exhibit addressing the Holocaust by acclaimed Israeli artist Ardyn Halter will be on public display in the Schwab Family Holocaust Reading Room of Penn State Harrisburg’s library November 15 through April 15.

Entitled The Family I Never Knew, the prints and paintings “depict the Shoah (Holocaust) from the point of view of the second generation and also those were born after (it),” Halter explains.

Thu, 10/29/2009

A local consultant physician and surgeon will join three Penn State Harrisburg faculty experts to give a public “Six-Month Checkup of the Obama Administration” at noon Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The presentation in the Gallery Lounge of the Olmsted Building on campus is free and open to the public. For information, phone 717-948-6315.

Thu, 10/29/2009
Chiara Sabina

A Penn State Harrisburg faculty member has been awarded a $680,000 federal grant to help eliminate a research gap profiling victimization in the Latino community.

Assistant Professor of Social Science Chiara Sabina received the two-year grant from the National Institute of Justice to focus on the national level of dating violence and victimization among Latino adolescents which she terms a “much more understudied” group than others in that community.

Tue, 10/27/2009

Penn State Harrisburg faculty member and Benjamin Franklin scholar George Boudreau terms his recent discovery of a long-lost poem written in 1732 as “one of the greatest finds of my career.”

Mon, 10/26/2009
Hasia R. Diner

Acclaimed scholar Hasia R. Diner brings her quest to dismantle the idea of American Jewish “forgetfulness” regarding the Holocaust to Penn State Harrisburg November 12. Diner’s free public presentation in the Gallery Lounge begins at noon. For information, phone 717-948-6039.

Sat, 10/17/2009

As students around the region began the school year, a number of area teachers returned to their classrooms equipped with a new set of tools to help inspire students to improve their writing capabilities.

Eleven educators from central Pennsylvania were among more than 3,000 kindergarten through college teachers across the country who dedicated four weeks of their summer break to learning new strategies with the aim of empowering their students.

Thu, 10/15/2009
Jamiel Terry

Jamiel Terry’s “new approach to gay activism” begins with effecting social change before pushing for political change.

The estranged son of Randall Terry, one of America’s most outspoken opponents of abortion and homosexuality, Jamiel brought his personal story and “new approach” to Penn State Harrisburg in a Gallery Lounge presentation hosted by the college’s Multicultural Academic Excellence Program.

Thu, 10/15/2009

Alina Fernandez, the daughter of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, has no desire to return to her totalitarian homeland following his death.

“I won’t be the first one on the first plane after he dies,” she told a packed Capital Union Building Student Center at Penn State Harrisburg Wednesday, Oct. 6. “I am an enemy (of Cuba)” and would be treated like one if I returned, she adds.

Thu, 10/15/2009

The Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP) at Penn State Harrisburg has scheduled a number of public events in observance of National Writing Day.

Created by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) "to help make writers from all walks of life aware of their craft," the National Day on Writing will be celebrated in a number of ways.

Thu, 10/15/2009

The art work of Lancaster Countian Milt Friedly is on exhibit in the Penn State Harrisburg library through October 24.

Entitled “Remnant – Mixed Media Printmaking and Other Curious Objects,” the exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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