Penn State Harrisburg


May 17, 2010

Research over the past decade has seen a dramatic increase in scientific evidence of the effect of drugs and alcohol on the adolescent brain.

“Neuroscience research has been able to utilize imaging to view an active brain and gain valuable information on the impact of drugs and alcohol on youth,” says Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of Health Education Sam Monismith.

May 17, 2010

Experience the historic art and architecture of Philadelphia by taking part in a week-long study tour offered this summer by Penn State Harrisburg Continuing Education.

In cooperation with its School of Humanities, the college is offering the tour of the City of Brotherly Love which can be taken either for three academic credits or for personal enrichment.

May 12, 2010
Students examine plants involved in biofuels research

Penn State Harrisburg has received an $817,000 grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to develop a $1.6 million Central Pennsylvania Laboratory for Biofuels research and teaching facility on campus.

May 11, 2010
Oranee Tawatnuntachai

True to her commitment to learning, Associate Professor of Finance Oranee Tawatnuntachai will share the funding she earned through a University award with her students.

Tawatnuntachai is one of only three faculty members University-wide to receive the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and be named a 2010 Penn State Teaching Fellow.

May 10, 2010

Michele Nestor, president of Nestor Resources, Inc., has been elected chair of the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC) board of directors for the 2010-2011 term.

Nestor succeeds Jim Shillenn, executive director of the Industrial Modernization Center.

May 5, 2010

Penn State Harrisburg honored 86 outstanding students at its 2010 Student Awards Convocation Friday, April 16.

The students who earned awards represent 17 Pennsylvania counties, six states, and three foreign nations.

May 4, 2010

Assessment drew more than 70 representatives from a number of Penn State locations to the Harrisburg campus recently.

May 4, 2010

There is increasing awareness that our everyday decisions have an impact on the environment and on people. This impact is often unseen and its cost (or benefit) unknown. News about electronic waste ending up in developing countries or the impact on drinking water from gas exploration makes us aware that our decisions impact people’s health and not just the environment. How can we improve people’s lives while at the same time protecting resources?

May 3, 2010

Heather Leed Neary’s rapid ascent in the business world has earned her a prestigious Penn State recognition.

A 2009 Penn State Harrisburg MBA graduate and the chief marketing officer for Auntie Anne’s, the world’s largest franchiser of hand-rolled soft pretzels, Neary is a 2010 winner of the Penn State Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award.

May 3, 2010

In the largest regional competition of its type in a seven-state area, Penn State Harrisburg electrical engineering students have walked away with top honors.

Held in concert with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Activities Conference at Temple University, the competitions involved 22 colleges and universities. Penn State Harrisburg electrical engineering and electrical engineering technology students earned first, second and third places.

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