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Office of Research and Outreach

Wed, 07/23/2014

Harold DentonIn a crisis you want a leader who is calm, unassuming, and honest. You want someone just like Harold Denton, said Dr. Holly Angelique, professor of community psychology at Penn State Harrisburg.

Denton, a nuclear engineer who had no experience dealing with the public, wasn’t flashy or loud or famous. But when the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant suffered a partial meltdown in March 1979, Denton was the perfect person to explain the situation to a panicked public.

Publishing
Tue, 03/18/2014

Penn State Harrisburg faculty and staff will discuss their works, published during the past year, at the college’s annual Creativity, Publishing, and Book Signing Celebration on March 20 at 3 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge. 

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Thu, 02/27/2014

Dr. Joongyeup Lee, assistant professor of criminal justice in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs, focuses his research on why criminals and police do what they do. His recent studies look at psychological dynamics of juvenile recidivism, situational weapon use in domestic violence, and police decision making.

Fri, 09/20/2013

In graduate school, Dr. Kimberly A. Schreck met a 14-year-old boy with autism who changed her life.

The boy didn’t just sleepwalk – he threw furniture out of second floor windows while sleeping. Schreck began wondering whether the boy’s sleep deprivation contributed to his aggression.

“Nobody had ever looked at that,” said Schreck, now professor of psychology and program chair of social sciences and psychology at Penn State Harrisburg.

Her graduate school advisor said, “You’ll spend your career working on this.” He was right.

High school students studied plant research in the Central PA Research and Teaching Lab for Biofuels at Penn State Harrisburg
Fri, 08/30/2013

Local high school students had a chance this summer to do the type of cutting edge research at Penn State Harrisburg that would be impossible in a high school classroom.

For some, it could be a life changing event leading them into one of the STEM disciplines that are becoming increasingly important in today's job market.

Events

Public Opinion and the Pitfalls of Politics.
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
E306, Olmsted Building

Presented by: Dr. Juliette Tolay

12:00 pm — 12:45 pm
E265, Olmsted Building

This month's featured presentation by Yoga Instructor, Stephanie Trump, will focus on workplace stress and relaxation techniques.

12:00 pm — 1:20 pm
W132, Olmsted Building

Presented by: Marian R. Walters, Ph.D. Associate Dean of Research and Outreach

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Basic Information

The mission of the Office of Research and Outreach is to provide support, training and resources for faculty and student research and scholarly activities.

E-mail: 
aum28@psu.edu
Phone Number: 
717-948-6303

Hours

Office of Research and Outreach - Hours of Operation
  Opens Closes
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Location

Room: C114 (located in the Olmsted Building )