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Dr. Robin Veder

Veder to discuss Harvard fellowship research

Dr. Robin Veder, associate professor of art history and visual culture and humanities at Penn State Harrisburg, will present “Washington’s Top Garden Gets Rhythm: Italianate Design and Physiological Aesthetics at Dumbarton Oaks in the 1920s” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at noon in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building. The event is free and open to the public.

The presentation can also be viewed live via Adobe Connect.

Penn State Harrisburg dancer Hana Suders

Penn State Harrisburg surpasses THON fundraising goal

Penn State Harrisburg student volunteers raised $53,186.51 for THON, the Penn State student dance marathon that benefits the Four Diamonds Fund and pediatric cancer patients, families, and researchers at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Totals were announced Feb. 17 at the conclusion of the 46-hour, no sitting, no stopping marathon. The Harrisburg amount eclipsed last year’s by some $22,000 and set a new record for the campus, contributing to THON’s overall total of a record-breaking $12,374,034.46 raised this year.

Dr. Sairam Rudrabhatla

Seminar to explore potential of biotechnology

Dr. Sairam Rudrabhatla, associate professor of biology and director of the Central Pennsylvania Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels at Penn State Harrisburg, will discuss biotechnology and its potential to create solutions for a sustainably inhabitable planet on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at noon in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building.

Free and open to the public, the seminar also will be broadcast live via Adobe Connect.

Battle Me

College to host screening and discussion of local artists’ film

A screening and discussion of “Battle Me,” a full-length, locally produced, independent film will be held in Penn State Harrisburg’s Oliver LaGrone Cultural Arts Center (W-132 Olmsted Building) on Wednesday, Feb. 20 starting at 4:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

York Mayor C. Kim Bracey

York Mayor Bracey to speak Feb. 19

York City Mayor C. Kim Bracey will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at noon in the Penn State Harrisburg Library Morrison Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Bracey will speak about her experiences in becoming the first female and African-American elected as York mayor. A motivational speaker and veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bracey works to inspire young people to get involved in the political process.

Walkway closed for EAB expansion project

Effective Feb. 18, the asphalt walkway running from the bookstore to the Educational Activities Building (EAB) has been closed for the EAB expansion project. Fencing will surround the entire project area and completely block pedestrian access.

Pedestrians can access the EAB by following the sidewalk, which parallels College Avenue, to the crosswalk west of the Capital Union Building. The fencing will be in place until project completion, which currently is projected to be June of 2014.

Dr. Sedig Agili

Research improves high-speed digital signals

Our digitized world of instant communication is enabled by the transfer of high-speed signals across many systems within a device. As modern signal speeds are pushed to quickly accommodate gigabytes of data, disturbances that were once considered minor, such as weather changes, now become more serious, with the potential to stop systems and corrupt data.

Dr. Sedig Agili, associate professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, and Dr. Aldo Morales, professor of electrical engineering, have developed a formula to help understand the effects of humidity and temperature on electronic signals.

Dr. Judah Cohen

Dr. Judah Cohen to discuss Holocaust-themed musicals

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies will continue its 2012-13 calendar of events with a presentation by Dr. Judah Cohen titled “If Anne Frank Sings: Musical Theater and American Holocaust Memory” at 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2013, in the Quiet Study, second floor, Capital Union Building.

Presentation to explore leadership after disaster

Dr. Holly Angelique, associate professor of community psychology and social change, and Boris Hines, graduate research assistant, will discuss leadership styles exhibited in the aftermath of the Three Mile Island accident, Wednesday, Feb. 13 at noon in the Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building.

Annual MATHCOUNTS competition held on campus

Students from 18 area schools met at Penn State Harrisburg’s Capital Union Building for the region's annual MATHCOUNTS competition Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.