Penn State Harrisburg


December 12, 2016

The Office of Research and Outreach, Penn State Harrisburg, is pleased to announce the following grant activity for August 1 to November 30, 2016:

Proposals submitted:

There were 20 proposals submitted to 16 different sponsor agencies by 17 faculty and staff members totaling $2,810,617

Proposals awarded:

There were 16 projects funded from 14 different funding agencies involving 11 different faculty and staff members totaling $2,486,840.

December 7, 2016
Dr. Troy Thomas

Dr. Troy Thomas, associate professor of art history and humanities in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, recently had his book, “Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity,” published by Reaktion Books, London, UK (October, 2016, 256 pages).

December 2, 2016

Julian Voloj will present “Beta Israel: Photographs from Ethiopia” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Monday, December 5 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus. The gallery opening show will run from December 5, 2016 through May 1, 2017.

December 1, 2016
Students at fall 2016 convocation

Enrollment at Penn State Harrisburg has reached a record high.  The fall 2016 enrollment increased from 4,678 to 5,046, an increase of 368 students, according to recent Penn State data.  The college reached this enrollment milestone two years ahead of its projected date and has had continuous growth over the past 15 years.

November 29, 2016
Ralph Stengler

Penn State Harrisburg will hold its fall commencement on Saturday, December 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.  More than 700 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony.

Ralph Stengler, president of Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da), will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony. 

November 23, 2016
Dr. Shaun Gabbidon

Dr. Shaun Gabbidon, distinguished professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, received the 2016 Division of People of Color and Crime (DPCC) Teaching Award.

The Teaching Award recognizes a member of the DPCC in the American Society of Criminology who possesses excellence in teaching race, ethnicity, crime, and justice related courses.

November 18, 2016

Graduating students, you’ve made it this far, now make sure you’re ready for commencement!

The Penn State Harrisburg fall 2016 ceremony will take place Saturday, December 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Don’t forget to:

November 15, 2016

A new Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs poll shows that Pennsylvanians primarily see homeland security as a comprehensive effort of the federal government to fight terrorism at home and abroad. However, while it most often has a positive connotation, the multi-faceted mission space of homeland security is widely unknown.

November 11, 2016

Dr. Yuefeng Xie, professor of environmental engineering in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, will present “Higher Education and Research Collaboration in China” on Wednesday, November 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

November 10, 2016

A new poll conducted by Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs shows that only 39 percent of Pennsylvanians have a favorable view of healthcare reform.  These views, along with Pennsylvanians’ priorities in reforming healthcare, are sharply divided along political party lines. 

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