For most of recorded history pets have played a role in nearly every culture.
“The history of pet keeping has a lot to say about our changing ideas about human nature, about what constitutes a satisfying life,” says University of Delaware faculty member Kasey Grier who has turned her love of animals into an academic and research pursuit.
For the 16th consecutive year, teams of Penn State Harrisburg students are sharpening their skills in preparation for competition in the world’s most prestigious computer programming competition.
The two teams from Penn State Harrisburg will challenge teams from six other institutions Saturday, October 25 in the regional contest of the 32nd ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest sponsored by IBM at Shippensburg University.
With the well-recognized need to improve science and math education in kindergarten through 12 th grade, Penn State Harrisburg and the Penn State College of Medicine are gathering experts from education, government, and the private sector for an October 24 public symposium addressing the challenges and issues facing the region.
A panel of current and retired Penn State Harrisburg public policy faculty today presented their views on the presidential election, and despite different political party affiliations, the group — surprisingly — agreed on many issues.
"What difference have the debates made in the race" was among the questions moderator Dr. Harold Shill asked the panelists. The consensus: not much.
One of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood.
As a boy, West was greatly impressed by the Baptist church and was deeply touched by the stories of parishioners who, only two generations from slavery, told stories of blacks maintaining their religious faith during the most trying of times.
In its 42 years of existence, more than 33,000 students have earned their degrees at Penn State Harrisburg and many thousands of others have worked, visited, or studied on the campus.
They have all been part of the history of what began as a small college in 1966 and has evolved into the major education and research institution it is today. From 18 students in 1966, the college has grown to nearly 4,000 in 2008.