The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on Pennsylvania’s economy, in a way that has no recent historical comparison, with potentially long-lasting effects. Göktuğ Morçöl, Penn State professor of public policy and administration in the School of Public Affairs, discusses Pennsylvania's counties' months-long mitigation and now reopening efforts, in the Insights from Experts series.
The newest class of sheriff’s deputies will graduate from the Pennsylvania Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Program on Saturday, July 18, thanks to the collaboration between the University and Pennsylvania.
A course in career counseling allowed second year master’s students in Penn State Harrisburg’s applied clinical psychology program to conceptualize how the world of work and mental health influence one another. The students worked in pairs over the spring semester to research and produce methods of helping community members seek guidance for their careers.
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 examining the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic, physical and mental health of Pennsylvanians by age.
Penn State was awarded 10 grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Manufacturing PA initiative. The initiative awarded $2.8 million, across 43 grants in total, and will bring together government, industry, and higher education in holistic collaboration to spur new technologies and processes in the manufacturing sector.
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.
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.