Penn State Harrisburg


October 29, 2009
Chiara Sabina

A Penn State Harrisburg faculty member has been awarded a $680,000 federal grant to help eliminate a research gap profiling victimization in the Latino community.

Assistant Professor of Social Science Chiara Sabina received the two-year grant from the National Institute of Justice to focus on the national level of dating violence and victimization among Latino adolescents which she terms a “much more understudied” group than others in that community.

October 27, 2009

Penn State Harrisburg faculty member and Benjamin Franklin scholar George Boudreau terms his recent discovery of a long-lost poem written in 1732 as “one of the greatest finds of my career.”

October 26, 2009
Hasia R. Diner

Acclaimed scholar Hasia R. Diner brings her quest to dismantle the idea of American Jewish “forgetfulness” regarding the Holocaust to Penn State Harrisburg November 12. Diner’s free public presentation in the Gallery Lounge begins at noon. For information, phone 717-948-6039.

October 17, 2009

As students around the region began the school year, a number of area teachers returned to their classrooms equipped with a new set of tools to help inspire students to improve their writing capabilities.

Eleven educators from central Pennsylvania were among more than 3,000 kindergarten through college teachers across the country who dedicated four weeks of their summer break to learning new strategies with the aim of empowering their students.

October 15, 2009
Jamiel Terry

Jamiel Terry’s “new approach to gay activism” begins with effecting social change before pushing for political change.

The estranged son of Randall Terry, one of America’s most outspoken opponents of abortion and homosexuality, Jamiel brought his personal story and “new approach” to Penn State Harrisburg in a Gallery Lounge presentation hosted by the college’s Multicultural Academic Excellence Program.

October 15, 2009

Alina Fernandez, the daughter of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, has no desire to return to her totalitarian homeland following his death.

“I won’t be the first one on the first plane after he dies,” she told a packed Capital Union Building Student Center at Penn State Harrisburg Wednesday, Oct. 6. “I am an enemy (of Cuba)” and would be treated like one if I returned, she adds.

October 15, 2009

The Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP) at Penn State Harrisburg has scheduled a number of public events in observance of National Writing Day.

Created by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) "to help make writers from all walks of life aware of their craft," the National Day on Writing will be celebrated in a number of ways.

October 15, 2009

The art work of Lancaster Countian Milt Friedly is on exhibit in the Penn State Harrisburg library through October 24.

Entitled “Remnant – Mixed Media Printmaking and Other Curious Objects,” the exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October 15, 2009
Lori D. Ginzberg

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s most recent biographer, Penn State Professor of History and Women‘s Studies Lori D. Ginzberg, will profile the nineteenth-century feminist during a free public book talk presentation at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 in the Morrison Gallery of the Penn State Harrisburg library.

October 15, 2009

The consensus of a panel of experts addressing health care reform in America is that change will come, but it will be in increments.

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