Continuing its analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania, the Institute of State and Regional Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg has released new data, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Population Network, examining social isolation in the senior population in Pennsylvania due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Robert L. Smith astonished the Penn State University Libraries’ Penn State Harrisburg Library with a $1 million estate gift. Although he had no known connection to Penn State except as a community borrower of library materials, his posthumous generosity will support future generations of Penn State Harrisburg students’ academic needs.
Shaun Gabbidon has been teaching about race, ethnicity, and crime for more than two decades. And though many of the basic principles have stayed the same, according to Gabbidon, the importance of teaching these topics has never been greater, especially for students studying criminal justice.
Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs will present a panel discussion titled "Ambidexterity: Supporting the police while seeking reforms" from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 via Zoom. The discussion will focus on the national debate on policing and policing reforms.
The Office of Research and Outreach at Penn State Harrisburg has announced six inaugural research seed grant proposals to be funded through the college’s new Exploration and Analysis Grants for Expanded Research [EAGER] program. The goal of the program is to provide support for full-time Penn State Harrisburg faculty members to pursue external research funding opportunities.
Dan Mallinson, assistant professor of public policy and administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, has been awarded the 2019 American Political Science Association’s Theodore J. Lowi Award for the best article published last year in Policy Studies Journal.
The Office of Research and Outreach at Penn State Harrisburg will hold Faculty Research Day from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. via Zoom. Ann M. Schlenker, director of the Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory, will deliver the keynote address.
Edward Berenson, professor and chair of the history department at New York University, will present a lecture based on his 2019 book, “The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town.” The event will be held via webinar at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. His book is about a rare instance of blood libel in the United States that happened in Massena, New York in 1928 when a child went missing and the local Jews were blamed.