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School of International Affairs launches two new online courses

Students enrolled in one of two new online Penn State World Campus courses, created in collaboration between the School of International Affairs and the Homeland Security Program, led by the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs, have the unique opportunity to learn the intricacies of international relations from two former U.S. ambassadors with a combined 60 years of diplomatic experience.

Students combine high-tech with a human touch in human resources project

Human-centered technology design and development is a creative approach to real-world interdisciplinary problem solving that is focused on developing applications of technology for people. Roderick Lee, associate professor of information systems in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration, has developed a course that enables information sciences and technology students to learn these concepts through immersion in real-world applications.


Emily McQuigg, left, Madison Sedilko, second from left and Holly Pringle, far right, pose with the Nittany Lion before spring commencement at Penn State New Kensington. The three graduates will earn their associate degree in radiological sciences from the campus, which is one of only two campuses at the University offering the specialized and accredited degree program focusing on x-ray. A full gallery from Penn State New Kensington's spring commencement activities can be found on the campus Facebook page.

Harrisburg leads open educational resources innovation in geology courses

Open educational resources (OER) are transforming the landscape of higher education, allowing for more accessible and affordable learning. At Penn State Harrisburg, geology students are using digital rock kits and an open-access textbook in place of traditional rock packages and text, a change that has fueled student engagement.

Penn State Harrisburg students' stormwater study aims to reduce local flooding

Nearly five inches of rain fell on Middletown Borough on July 23, 2017, most of it within one hour. The amount of water was simply more than the borough's stormwater system could handle. Flooding occurred in several locations in the borough and the entrance to the Penn State Harrisburg campus from Route 230 was also under water. Senior engineering students at the college think they can help if it happens again.