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Office of Research and Outreach

Tue, 03/21/2017

Faculty member awarded fellowship: Dr. Anne Verplanck, associate professor of American studies and heritage studies, has received a four-month research fellowship for fall 2017 through the Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia. The fellowship supports her book project, “The Business of Art: Transforming the Graphic Arts in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” which analyzes how the art world functioned in the context of changing business structures, technological innovations, and rapid urban development.

police worn body camera
Wed, 03/01/2017

Data from a recent survey by the Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg shows how Pennsylvanians view key policing topics, including what defines police legitimacy and whether or not police wearing body cameras makes us feel safer.

Triclosan
Fri, 02/17/2017

Katherine Baker feels vindicated. She and other microbiologists have been warning for years that anti-bacterial soaps containing triclosan are bad for the environment, harmful for health, and do nothing to prevent disease.

In September 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of triclosan and a related product, triclocarban, from consumer soaps and wash products. But, triclosan also is incorporated in cosmetics, kitchen utensils, clothing, and even bowling balls – 22,000 consumer products in all. The FDA rules do not yet affect these products.

Google Ingress Image
Tue, 01/17/2017

With the introduction of location-based games such as "Ingress" or, more recently, "Pokemon Go," an influx of gamers equipped with mobile devices appeared around the country. While the primary focus of players is catching Pokemon or capturing portals, new research conducted by Dr. Anthony Buccitelli, professor of American studies and communications at Penn State Harrisburg, suggests that gamers are doing more than just playing -- they’re building communities and connecting with their local cultural heritage.

Mon, 12/12/2016

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.

Basic Information

Sponsored Programs: To provide leadership, guidance and comprehensive support to the faculty, staff and student community engaged in the preparation and submission of high quality research proposals and to ensure the responsible stewardship of research funding.

Outreach: To develop and maintain relationships with individuals and entities from the public, organizations and private sectors. We serve as a point of contact for intellectual property related matters for faculty/staff as well as an information resource for members of the community on behalf of the institution and its partners to identify and develop programs beneficial to the community and the institution.

Research News, Facts and Figures

Responsibilities and Services

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 )

Events

Rescheduled for Sept. 20
12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building

This event will be canceled on Wednesday, March 29 and will be rescheduled for September 20.

Leveraging Safety Models to Guide Transportation Infrastructure Improvements
12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building

Presented by Jeremy Blum, Associate Professor of Computer Science from the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Penn State Harrisburg Seminar Series
12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building

Learn to make your professional writing more convincing, hear tips on boosting your credibility as a writer, get advice on making your sentences do more persuasive work for you, and learn about resources available to assist you in your writing.

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