RuYue Mao and Hao Dong, a married couple and the owners of a Harrisburg-area restaurant group, have a long history with Penn State Harrisburg -- one that motivated them to help organize an effort to deliver pre-packaged meals to international students unable to return home during the pandemic.
This summer, given the restrictions of COVID-19, incoming Penn Staters are experiencing orientation virtually, and the Penn State students who serve as orientation leaders are more important than ever.
Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.
Researchers, led by Penn State Harrisburg faculty member Daniel Mallinson, collaborated in 2019 to survey the attitudes of rural Pennsylvanians on a variety of topics, and how these attitudes affect their perspectives on issues relevant to state and local government, policymakers, community leaders, and other stakeholders.
Javad Khazaei, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Harrisburg and affiliate professor of architectural engineering in the College of Engineering, is leading a 15-month seed grant-funded project that will investigate the vulnerability of infrastructure systems and develop detection methodologies to counteract such criminal acts.
Under normal circumstances, the dedicated nurses who work at Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses already provide essential resources and guidance to the students in their care. Now, during the pandemic, they’re working together to find ways to continue to serve their communities.
Oscar Cartagena Jr. recently received his bachelor’s degree in humanities and communications as a member of Penn State Harrisburg’s Class of 2020. He said that as a member of the college’s men’s soccer team, he had to maintain a challenging balance between academics and athletics.