Public Events

Penn State Harrisburg symposium looked at how baseball reflects American history

Baseball is an American tradition, with origins that date back to before the American Civil War. As the Washington Nationals celebrate a historic World Series win, a group of speakers at a recent Penn State Harrisburg symposium, titled "Athletes in Action: A Symposium About Diversity in Early American Baseball and Nittany Lion Lettermen's Contributes to the Great War," discussed how the history of baseball is deeply entwined in the history of America.

Inaugural Drawdown Scholars class arrives at Penn State

Fifty-five undergraduate students from across the country have arrived at Penn State to take part in the first-ever Drawdown Scholars Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Dubbed Drawdown Scholars, the students will spend eight weeks embedded in research programs across the University, with the aim of investigating positive solutions-orientated paths to take action on climate change.

Libraries' Research Awards recognize 105 students across 19 campuses

Penn State University Libraries awarded its Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy to students at nearly all undergraduate Penn State campuses in April, honoring 97 undergraduate students as well as eight graduate students participating in their respective campus-wide research exhibition events.

Author Diane Ravitch to speak at Penn State Harrisburg on April 25

Penn State Harrisburg will host Diane Ravitch, New York Times-bestselling author of “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools,” to discuss her book and issues related to the privatization of public schools, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in the Student Enrichment Center Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre.