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Spector to discuss ethical imagination and the dark side of Nazi imagination

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Hannah Spector, assistant professor of education in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, will present "Cultivating the Ethical Imagination: Perspectives from Three Jewish Intellectuals," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in C213 Olmsted Building.

Harrison study finds you can detect infidelity in a person’s voice

A recent study conducted by Dr. Marissa Harrison, and her colleague Susan M. Hughes, found that you could detect the likelihood that a person has cheated on committed, romantic partners simply by hearing the speaker’s voice.
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Math Science Partnership Grant supports math coaching program

The Central Pennsylvania Mathematics Content and Coaching Project at Penn State Harrisburg, made possible by a $1.36 million Pennsylvania Department of Education grant, is helping elementary, middle school and high school teachers improve their mathematics teaching skills in today’s classrooms.
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Math Science Partnership Grant supports math coaching program

Jennifer Varner, Tara Castellar and Aarin Wadel demonstrate some of the concepts they learned in the Central Pennsylvania Mathematics Content and Coaching Project.

CAIMS and Middletown Area School District to bring coding to the classroom

The Middletown Area School District in Middletown, Pennsylvania, this spring brought coding to their schools through a partnership with the Capital Area Institute for Science and Mathematics (CAIMS) at Penn State Harrisburg.

Penn State Harrisburg programs named in U.S. News & World Report top graduate schools rankings

Two Penn State Harrisburg programs have been named in the U.S. News and World Report list of top graduate schools for 2018. The MBA offered in the School of Business Administration has been included in the publication’s part-time MBA list and degrees in education offered in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education have been named on the publication’s list of schools of education that offer a doctorate.

Author and publisher Janet Wong to present poetry and other works

Janet Wong, children’s author, poet, and publisher, will visit Penn State Harrisburg to present “Cultural Connections: Celebrating Diversity, Writing, and Poetry” on Tuesday, April 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Wong will share her path to becoming a writer and poet, read poetry, and discuss how poetry has “the capacity to educate the heart as well as the mind.”

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Jane Keat, Jim Johnson receive distinguished career awards

Two longtime Penn State faculty members who long have had a resonating voice in the field of early childhood education have earned the 2017 Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC) VOICE for Children Distinguished Career award.