- Faculty Member to Chair Panel at International Studies Association Conference
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology expert on the Middle East has been invited to lecture on stability in the region during an upcoming the International Studies Association conference. Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh, associate professor of international affairs and coordinator of general education at Harrisburg University and an internationally-known expert on Middle East politics, will deliver a lecture entitled “Obstacles to Stability in Iraq’s Post-Occupation.” During the event, he will chair a panel, “Transition States and Global Security” and participate in a discussion on global security.
Feb 25, 2008
- Faculty Member Accepted to Attend BioQUEST Institute
A member of the faculty at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is one of only 24 applicants across the nation accepted to attend the 2008 ASM/BioQUEST Bioinformatics Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mary Ann Wagner, associate professor of biotechnology, will attend the Institute, which promotes integration of problem-based bioinformatics exercises throughout biology and biotechnology curricula.
Feb 15, 2008
- World Affairs Council Invites Harrisburg University Professor to Lecture
One of Houston's most prestigious citizen forums, The World Affairs Council, has invited Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to lecture on Iran’s political, religious and economic power in February. Noorbaksh will present, “Who Rules Iran: Ministers, Mullahs and Merchants,” at the University of Houston, at 10:15 a.m., Saturday, February 23. He will lecture on "Iran and the Greater Middle East: Political Goals and How Relations are Managed" at 1:30 p.m., and he is scheduled to participate in a third lecture on business and energy in the Middle East.
Feb 14, 2008
- GIS Technologist and Developer Certificate Launches
Computerized geographic information systems (GIS) are revolutionizing business, science, and government alike, becoming a driving force for decision making from the local region to points across the globe and powering career opportunities. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s new GIS Technologist and Developer Certificate will allow learners to power up their career and earning potential.
Jan 30, 2008
- National Guidebook Praises Quality of University's Majors
national college guidebook puts Harrisburg University of Science and Technology on students’ and counselors’ watch lists as a keeper.
The 2008 Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges questioned a number of guidance counselors about quality majors at selective colleges. The counselors’ responses put many of Harrisburg University’s majors into the 25th edition of the book.
Jan 29, 2008
- PMI® Designates University as Global Registered Education Provider
Project management has developed into a core business competency and one of the leading membership associations for profession has recognized Harrisburg University of Science and Technology for its IT Project Management program offerings.
The Project Management Institute® (PMI) designated the University as a Global Registered Education Provider. The University currently offers a master of science degree in IT Project Management and a graduate certificate in IT Project Management.
Jan 11, 2008
- University Receives U.S. Department of Education Grant
Congressman Tim Holden (D-17) was on hand January 3rd to deliver a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding may be used for equipment and technology, and it is another indicator of the importance of the University's mission to the future of the Commonwealth.
Jan 3, 2008
- HU's Corporate Sponorships Spotlighted in ClassesUSA.com
Harrisburg University’s corporate partnerships were recently covered by ClassUSA.com in a story written by Tamar S. Snyder, a freelance reporter specializing in personal finance, education and careers and a regular contributor to AOL, MSN, and The New York Times.
Dec 28, 2007
- Grant Promotes Biotech Workforce Development
At BioTech Day 2007, hosted by the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Rebecca Bagley announced the allocation of $160,000 through the state's Workforce Leadership Grant Program to continue the efforts of the Capital Area Biotechnology Partnership, a consortium of regional educational institutions focused on preparing local students for careers in biotechnology and related fields.
Dec 9, 2007
- University Partner Receives Business Honors
A long-time partner to the University received Small Business of the Year recognition by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber. Arcus, LLC, a technology-oriented staffing and recruiting firm, received the honors during the Chamber’s annual awards breakfast on November 28, 2007.
Since welcoming its first class of students in August 2005, the University has partnered with Arcus, which provides career counseling and placement assistance to University students. Arcus interviews students, helps with resume preparation and even markets their skills to prospective employers. This strategic partnership gives Harrisburg University students access to exceptional internship opportunities that lead to long-term employment after graduation.
Dec 1, 2007
- University Advancement Welcomes New Member
Kendra K. Heinbaugh was appointed to the position of Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of University Advancement. Prior to her new appointment, she had been the Assistant to the Vice Dean of Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg since 1998.
Nov 28, 2007
- Online IT Training Courses
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology launched a new online training component today that makes learning high information technology skills more accessible. The University is partnering with Webucator, an online training provider, to deliver real-time training through non-credit online courses.
Nov 13, 2007
- Drive Up Your HU Spirit
You can show off the University’s proud place in our community with an exclusive numbered HU plate. A numbered HU plate costs $20, the normal cost of a license plate. Any motor vehicle weighing less than 9,000 pounds (except motorcycles) qualifies for the special plate. To receive an application for a personalized plate, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 717.901.5140 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.net
Nov 9, 2007
- Television Program Highlights Housing Partnership for HU Students
Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola (R-15)’s November 2007 cable television program, “Piccola’s Report from Harrisburg”, highlights the International House, an independent non-profit organization housing students from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, as well as other area universities, and interns from around the world.
Nov 4, 2007
- Area Magazine Showcases HU-HYP "Brain Gain" Partnership
The November issue of Harrisburg Magazine profiles the University’s efforts with the Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) to keep reverse brain drain in the region. A major goal of HYP is to stop the migration of young, educated people to larger cities, the article notes. HYP recently gave a 5-year scholarship commitment to Harrisburg University and free HYP memberships to University students.
Nov 4, 2007
- Historic Multi-Million Dollar Gifts to Harrisburg University
The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology received its first million-dollar private gifts as the private family foundations of Rocco A. Ortenzio and Robert A. Ortenzio committed a combined $2.65-million to the University. This is the largest private gift commitment in the institution’s five-year history. Two separate gifts of $1.325-million from both The Ortenzio Family Foundation and the Robert and Angela Ortenzio Family Foundation will establish the Ortenzio Learning Center in the University’s new Academic Center.
Oct 1, 2007
- U-CAN & HU
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology participates in the University and College Accountability (U-CAN) Initiative, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). The goal of U-CAN is to give, in a common format, prospective students and their families concise, Web-based consumer friendly information on individual private colleges and universities.
In development for over a year, U-CAN provides profiles of independent higher education institutions in a consistent, graphically appealing, and consumer-friendly way. The campaign, which consists of hundreds of institutional profiles that include comparable data and links to qualitative campus information, responds to Congress' and the U.S. Department of Education's call for more accountability and transparency among the nation's colleges and universities.
Oct 1, 2007
- Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center Partners with HU
The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, The Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University, and The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania are creating the Center for Advanced Entertainment & Learning Technologies based at Harrisburg University this fall. Physically, the Center will open this fall and be incorporated into the University’s Strawberry Square location.
Sep 6, 2007
- HU Students to Get Free Memberships to Harrisburg Young Professionals
A new scholarship and free memberships to Harrisburg Young Professionals helps promote the University's motto: "The City is Our Campus." HYP recently gave a 5-year scholarship commitment to Harrisburg University. The financial aid office will award the $2,500 "HYP Scholarship" to a student from the midstate, preferably from Harrisburg, says Marcus Lingenfelter, vice president for advancement at Harrisburg University.
Sep 4, 2007
- University Community to Benefit from Dewberry Street Renovations
Harrisburg Realty Improvements Corporation (an affiliate of Harristown Development Corporation) announced upcoming renovations of Dewberry and Blackberry Streets in downtown Harrisburg.
Aug 24, 2007