- No Facebook for a Week? HU Releases Results of Week-Long Social Media Project
During the week of September 13 -17, 2010, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology blocked access over its network to several popular social media sites including, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Additionally, access to all instant messaging services was blocked. The blackout affected all students, faculty and staff at the University. The intent of the social media blackout was to raise awareness about uses and/or abuses of social media. It was not intended to be a punishment nor was it intended to be an indictment of social media. In fact, access to all social media sites was still possible over mobile wireless devices, proximate public networks or home-based networks. The hope was to make habits and effects of social media use more visible and understandable, particularly in the classroom, through temporary abstinence.
Dec 1, 2010
- Learning Technologies Director to Help Shape Social Media Education
A faculty member at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has been named to the Board of Advisors of SMCEDU, an education initiative of the Social Media Club, an international non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of Social Media education in universities and empowering its community of social media professors.
Nov 9, 2010
- Benefits and Risks of Food Biotechnology Topic of HU Professor's Article
Breakthroughs in the emerging scientific discipline of biotechnology have profoundly altered the landscape of food production, processing, and manufacturing. Dr. Rene Massengale of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology recently authored an article exploring the benefits and risks.
Nov 4, 2010
- SENCER Book Published, Available on Amazon.com
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology faculty have literally helped write the book on creating greater engagement of undergraduates with the sciences in institutions of higher education in the US and selected other countries.
Nov 2, 2010
- Harrisburg University Elects New Board Member
The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology announced that John D. Morefield was elected to the Board of Trustees.
Nov 1, 2010
- Distinguishing Features Of Web 2.0 That Support Learning
Andy Petroski, director of Learning Technologies at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, was recently asked by Phil Tietjen, instructor of the EdTec 498 Class through PSU’s World Campus, to be a guest blogger. His assignment was to define web 2.0 and/or social media and to identify some distinguishing features of web 2.0 that support learning.
Oct 28, 2010
- Education Technology Integration Success Stories
This summer, approximately 50 area educators participated in Educators’ Technology Clinics at Harrisburg University. Each participant is charged with creating a project for implementation in the fall. Educators are now working on their projects and implementing them in classrooms throughout central PA. They will gather again in a final session at the end of October to present the project results to classmates
Oct 27, 2010
- Managing Risky Decisions: Moderated Panel Discussion and Case Study
As part of its on going Project Leadership Workshop Series, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will host a moderated panel discussion and case study entitled Managing Risky Decisions, Friday, November 19, 2010, 8:30 am – 11:30 am.
Oct 24, 2010
- National Chemistry Week: Chemistry Inventions Help Allergy Sufferers
Check the website each day during National Chemistry Week for an update on how chemistry impacts the world.
Americans are living longer, healthier lives than at any point in history, thanks, in part, to the advances of chemistry.
Oct 21, 2010
- National Chemistry Week: Innovations Battle Against Cancer
Chemistry is making great strides in medical advances, including when it comes to the fight against cancer. These new technologies and research breakthroughs are vitally important, as the disease claims 1 out of 4 lives in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. The following examples bring to life how American Chemistry and ACC member companies are working to improve the lives of people living with cancer.
Oct 20, 2010
- National Chemistry Week: New Products
Chemistry is one of the largest non-governmental investors in research and development in the United States, earning us one in every nine patents. From microprocessors to life-saving medicines, chemistry is leading innovation in nearly every industry. Chemistry is new products, new materials, and a new hope for the future.
Oct 19, 2010
- National Chemistry Week: Chemistry & Baseball
As teams compete in the MLB playoffs, they bring with them the benefits of chemistry. Although wood and leather once dominated the baseball diamond, recent innovations in plastics have revolutionized sports safety gear and changed the way baseball and softball are played today.Protective plastics
Oct 18, 2010
- Internship Gives Real-life Flavor of Academic Field
At Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, internships are meaningful experiences that help students bridge academics and career planning. Students gather a solid foundation in the classroom and step confidently into the real world through well-designed work experiences. Harrisburg University helps students find the right internships so they can graduate with the skills needed to enter – and conquer -- demanding fields. Here, HU students and supervisors share their thoughts on the power of a fulfilling internship.
Oct 18, 2010
- National Chemistry Week: Chemistry & Hockey
Chemistry provides the raw materials for more than 70,000 products that help keep you safe, warm, cool, on time, in motion, and connected. From heart monitors to satellites to cell phones to microwave ovens to synthetic fibers, chemistry makes the things that make modern life possible. If you can't spot the innovations of chemistry, you're just not looking. Tune into the website each day during National Chemistry Week for an update on how chemistry impacts the world.
Oct 17, 2010
- Harrisburg University Welcomes New Student Affairs Professional
Christopher Mulvihill, M.Ed. has joined Harrisburg University of Science and Technology at Assistant Director of Student Affairs.
Oct 13, 2010
- HU Faculty to Lead Digital Literacy for Teachers and Students Sessions
Digital Literacy for Teachers and Students will be the topic of a series of free sessions scheduled to take place at area intermediate units.
Oct 11, 2010
- Learning 2.0: Using Web 2.0 Tools for Learning and Communication
A member of the HU faculty will lead a free session at the Carbon Leigh Intermediate Unit on Using Web 2.0 Tools for Learning and Communication. Led by Andy Petroski, Director of the Learning Technologies Master of Science Program (LTMS) at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, the session will take place at 4 p.m., October 27, 2010.
Oct 11, 2010
- Rene D. Massengale Named ASQ-Certified HACCP Auditor
The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that Rene D. Massengale has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Auditor
Oct 8, 2010
- Check out Learning Technologies Master of Science during Computer Learning Month
October is Computer Learning Month. According to the Computer Learning Foundation, "Computer Learning Month is a time to try new ways of using technology, to learn new technology products, and to share knowledge with others in your local community about how to use technology."
Oct 8, 2010
- The Changing Nature of Games, Simulations and Virtual Worlds
The impact of games, simulations and virtual worlds on work and education is the theme for the 2011 Learning and Entertainment Evolution Forum (LEEF), which is scheduled to occur June 16-17 at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania
Oct 7, 2010