Penn State Harrisburg


Mon, 10/05/2009
Richard Foxx

For his longtime contribution to the field of applied behavior analysis, Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Psychology Richard Foxx has been named the 2009 winner of the annual Murray Sidman Award.

Thu, 10/01/2009
American Studies Ph.D Students

Penn State Harrisburg and its School of Humanities celebrated a milestone September 15 with a gathering to welcome the inaugural class of the college’s doctoral program in American Studies.

Thu, 10/01/2009

Actors Ron Jones and Larry Tish brought their unique message of tolerance and understanding to Penn State Harrisburg recently.

Tish is Jewish and Jones is black. But what they have in common has resulted in “The Black Jew Dialogues,” which came to the Olmsted Building Auditorium September 22.

Thu, 10/01/2009

A panel of experts featuring the chief medical officer at Pinnacle Health Systems in Harrisburg will sort through the issues surrounding American health care reform Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Penn State Harrisburg.

The free public presentation will be in the Gallery Lounge of Olmsted Building on campus beginning at noon.

Thu, 10/01/2009
Jamiel Terry

Jamiel Terry grew up as the adopted son of one of America’s most outspoken opponents of abortion and homosexuality.

Termed “a child of movement royalty” by the Washington Post, Jamiel was even an active supporter of his father, Randall Terry and his Operation Rescue. That ended when Jamiel revealed he was gay in a 2004 magazine article.

Tue, 09/29/2009
Dr. Barbara Sims

Even the midstate is not immune to the fastest-growing criminal activity in the world – human trafficking.

“We know it is going on in Central Pennsylvania; we just don’t know where it is,” says Penn State Harrisburg Professor of Criminal Justice Barbara Sims. “The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates total annual revenue for world-wide trafficking in persons to be between $5 billion and $9 billion.”

Thu, 09/24/2009

International scholar Dr. Matthias Maass will provide a glimpse of the 2008 U.S. presidential election as seen from abroad Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in Penn State Harrisburg’s Gallery Lounge.

Free and open to the public, the presentation by the German-born academic is sponsored by the college’s American Studies, Political Science, and Public Policy programs.

Thu, 09/24/2009

 “Paranormal State” comes to Penn State Harrisburg Saturday, Oct. 3 when founder of the Paranormal Research Society and host of the popular A&E television program, Ryan Buell, makes a public presentation at 7 p.m. in the Student Center of the Capital Union Building.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Wed, 09/23/2009
Debra Hartman

Mechanicsburg resident Debra Hartman’s quest to begin a new career has been aided by a $2,000 scholarship.

Tue, 09/22/2009

Penn State Harrisburg celebrated Constitution Day Sept. 17 with both historical and contemporary views of its impact on homeland security from three faculty members.

Associate Professor of History and Humanities David Witwer began the presentation by not focusing on current homeland security issues, but rather on the post-Civil War era which saw a greatly expanded role of the federal government over the states in battling the Ku Klux Klan and other dissident groups in “America’s first war on terror.”

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