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Pandey examines innovative contracts for funding social issue initiatives

Penn State Harrisburg researcher Sheela Pandey, assistant professor of management in the School of Business Administration, is examining a new approach for funding initiatives aimed at solving challenging social issues. First launched in the United Kingdom in 2010 and in the U.S. in 2013, social impact bonds — or SIBs — are multi-party contracts between agencies seeking financial support and funders with money to lend them.

Penn State Harrisburg to welcome Holocaust survivor Hilda Mantelmacher

The Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies of Penn State Harrisburg will present a discussion by Holocaust survivor, Hilda Mantelmacher, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 9 a.m. in the Olmsted Gallery Lounge, room W107. Hilda will be speaking about her experiences before, during and after the War.
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Emily Baxter brings “We Are All Criminals” to Penn State Harrisburg

Emily Baxter, founder and executive director of the organization We Are All Criminals (WAAC), a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging society’s perceptions of what it means to be “criminal,” will speak at Penn State Harrisburg on November 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery.
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Penn State Harrisburg researcher, students test new use for incinerator waste

Trash incinerators produce massive amounts of ash, which ends up in landfills. In the United States, available land space for landfills is decreasing, and the construction industry is looking for ways to utilize more sustainable materials. Grady Mathews, assistant professor of civil engineering in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, and his students are testing a process that could provide solutions to both problems.
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Author inspires Schreyer Scholar to research refugee education policies abroad

Penn State Harrisburg student and Schreyer Honors Scholar Lydia Williams spent three weeks in Turkey, researching the development of the nation's policies concerning the education of Syrian refugee children.

Research Update and Announcements – September 2018

Interview about journal article and award, article publication, book publication, panelist and magazine feature, research article accepted for publication, and a chapbook fellowship.

Mathews to discuss waste products in construction materials

Dr. Grady Mathews, assistant professor of civil engineering in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, will present "Utilization of Waste Products in Construction Materials" on Wednesday, September 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
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Saving the Bay

Nutrient pollution is a major issue affecting water quality around the world: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency names it “one of America's most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems.” The Chesapeake Bay, with some 64,000 square miles of land draining into a shallow, narrow body of water just 200 miles long, is in some respects a worst-case scenario. Over the last 10 years, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has taken a lead role in solving this problem.

Research Update – May 2018

Articles recognized, journal article recognition, and a faculty member is named to a national group.
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Researcher examines religion and patient-therapist relationships

Stephanie Winkeljohn Black, assistant professor of psychology in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, sees a gap between how mental health counselors manage religious beliefs and the type of understanding and care that their clients need. She has made closing that gap a mission.

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