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  • Continued road closures at Penn State Harrisburg

    Jul 15 2015
    Campus Road Closure Map

    College Avenue will continue to be closed until at least July 30 as utility work for the new Student Enrichment Center building is completed.

    In addition, a portion of O Street will be closed from July 27 to August 7 for the installation of heating lines into the Swatara Building.

  • New grant supports international collaboration for faculty and students

    Jul 15 2015

    Penn State Harrisburg was among a group of five universities awarded a total of $1 million in grant funding from DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service, to partner with Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany to encourage collaboration and travel for engineering students and faculty.

    The prestigious grant, which will continue until 2018, provides travel support for student exchanges, faculty conferences, and research collaboration.  It extends and expands Penn State Harrisburg’s partnership with Hoschule Darmstadt.

  • Special education certification now available at Penn State Harrisburg

    Jul 9 2015

    Penn State Harrisburg now offers a special education certification program.  Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the program can be completed in one year and features a schedule convenient for those who are currently teaching or working in another capacity during the day.  Courses are offered late in the day and in the evening.

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Community Safety and Health

Summer Courses at Penn State Harrisburg


  • Homeland Security Update II

    Dec 31 1969
    Research and Trends
    11:30 am — 2:00 pm
    Science and Technology Building, Penn State Harrisburg

    Based on an all-hazards approach, this intensive residential short course provides a cross-disciplinary overview of current trends and research in homeland security and its evolving mission space – including in comparison to other countries, as well as in the overarching perspective of civil security.

  • New Graduate Student Orientation

    Dec 31 1969 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm
    Capital Union Building (CUB), Penn State Harrisburg

    Information will be sent out to all new graduate students regarding tours, campus information, networking, information concerning Graduate Professional Student Council, and a light dinner will be served.

  • 2015 New Student Convocation

    Dec 31 1969 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
    Gymnasium, Capital Union Building (CUB)

    All new first-year students must attend Convocation, which marks the formal entrance into the life and traditions of Penn State University.

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Research News

  • Supply chain research studies ways to keep things moving

    Jul 22 2015
    Supply Change Illustration

    Every day, thousands of items – from clothing to heavy equipment – arrive at U.S. ports, destined for retail shelves, warehouses and other locations across the country. According to Penn State Harrisburg’s Dr. Peter Swan, associate professor of logistics and operations management, 40 percent of all U.S. cargo comes through west coast ports alone, representing $2 billion daily to the economy. An event like the recent work slowdown by longshoremen at these ports can have a significant impact on getting goods to their final destination.

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