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Released: 14-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Call for Speakers for Cryptocurrency Conference
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is looking for subject matter experts in cryptocurrency, bitcoin, blockchain topics at the upcoming Harrisburg Cryptocurrency and Blockchain conference. The in-person day-long event is set for September 22, 2021, at Harrisburg University. The University seeks speakers for the keynote addresses and panel discussions who can passionately and effectively share their subject matter expertise and insights with the attendees. ​

Released: 9-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Harrisburg University & Blumberg Institute Introduce Biotech Workforce Leadership Development Programs
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute have teamed to offer graduate-level biotechnology certificates to prepare working professionals with workforce and leadership skills within the biotechnology industry. Beginning Fall 2021 semester, the Biotechnology Certificate Program will be offered in partnership with The Blumberg Institute. The Blumberg Institute is the nation’s leading translational research organization dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and liver cancer.

Released: 20-May-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Harrisburg University launches first North American Esports journal
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology pleased to announce a new journal for Esports, the Annals of Esports Research (AER). AER is the first North American Esports journal and is an international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to expanding the scientific basis and qualitative and quantitative knowledge of Esports by publishing quality articles concerning the field.

Released: 22-Feb-2021 9:35 AM EST
Study suggests COVID-19 pandemic may have led to increased legal cannabis use in at-risk communities
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

The aim of the current study is to examine whether communities reporting an increased risk for developing mental health issues showed differential patterns of legal cannabis use as the pandemic began. A secondary goal is to examine the feasibility of using anonymized location data to uncover community consumption patterns of potential concern.

Released: 13-Jan-2021 11:25 AM EST
Harrisburg University Announces Successful Bond Sale for New Health Sciences Center
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is pleased to announce the successful sale of $100 million in University Revenue Bonds for the construction of its new health science and advanced manufacturing educational facility located in center city Harrisburg.

Released: 5-Jan-2021 11:10 AM EST
Just A Taste: The Great Pennsylvania Cooking Show
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University Presents will host a live virtual cooking show featuring four renowned Pennsylvania chefs and celebrity chef, Roy Choi, to benefit hospitality employees across the state adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26

Released: 18-Dec-2020 10:35 AM EST
Harrisburg University Launches Esports Research Center
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

HU is the 2019-2020 Collegiate National Overwatch Champions as well as the 2019 & 2020 Best College Esports Program (Tempest Awards). Now HU has launched an esports research center.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Harrisburg University Esports Team gets the Hollywood treatment
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

A documentary airing on Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Google Play focuses on Harrisburg University championships in esports.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT
HU Esports team advances to National Championship
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University's varsity Esports Team, The STORM, goes for back-to-back national championships. Despite COVID-19 and practicing apart, team has emerged stronger.

Released: 12-May-2020 8:35 AM EDT
HU Launches “HU Stories: Facing the 2020 Pandemic Together”
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

To record how this experience has impacted Harrisburg University students, faculty, alumni, staff, business partners, donors and other members of the HU family in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and across the globe, Harrisburg University is launching the “HU Stories: Facing the 2020 Pandemic Together” project.

Released: 24-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST
Using eyes in the sky for sustainability: HU research team to harness AI, satellite imagery to create Lean, Smart cities
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, exposure to polluted air, water, and soil caused more than 9 million premature deaths in 2015 – three times more than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined. Other pollution forms, such as noise and light pollution, can cause stress, anxiety, headaches, and sleep loss resulting in decreased productivity. These alarming statistics recently led a team at HU to begin work toward real solutions aimed at changing the troubling pollution picture. The team intends to develop a blueprint for cities to minimize waste sources in electricity, transportation, water, and more.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 12:40 PM EST
HU investigates role-playing therapy
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Led by Dr. Adams Greenwood-Ericksen, Associate Professor of Game Studies and User Experience, Dr. Tamara Peyton, Social Computing and HCI Professor, and Anthony Ortega, Production Coordinator for HU’s Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, and corporate faculty for their Interactive Media Program, the project is titled “Investigating the use of tabletop role-playing games as a potential therapeutic intervention for at-risk youth.”

Released: 7-Feb-2020 12:25 PM EST
HU research gives blue iguanas a fighting chance
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

A team of Harrisburg University professors and students have embarked on a unique research journey that involves the use of drones and imaging technology to help save an endangered iguana species in the Cayman Islands.

Released: 14-Jan-2020 8:40 AM EST
Putting tech to the test: HU launches User Experience Center
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University just opened a User Experience Center of its own, dubbed the HU-UXC for short, where students will develop UX testing, product development, project management, and marketing skills on real-world projects.

Released: 16-Dec-2019 9:20 AM EST
Harrisburg University Launches Esports B.S. Degree
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

HU has launched a four-year degree program in Esports. It is believed to be the only B.S. Esports degree program in PA.

Released: 8-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Is there an app for that? HU professors, students to study how millennials' smartphone photos affect their lives
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Do we truly understand how younger adults incorporate photography into their daily lives? If we did, could this knowledge help lead to the development of better mobile apps that could help the younger generation with life management in ways that meet their needs? Harrisburg University Social Computing and Human-Centered Interaction Design Professor Dr. Tamara Peyton and Interactive Media Studies Professor Dr.

Released: 12-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Professors Team with Students to Transform Cell Growth, Drug Testing
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Dr. Leena Pattarkine and Dr. Shailaja Agrawal are partnering with students to design and fabricate a tool that will aid in the growth of cell cultures via a 3D platform. Launched this spring, the “Biopolymer Sponge Microfluidics for Continuous 3D Cell Culture and Drug Screening Project” aims to transform the field of drug screening and make it much more cost effective.

Released: 22-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
HU professors, students break down video game addiction
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Three Harrisburg University professors have teamed with students to begin a study that examines addictive behavior in gaming. During a pilot study, the team will investigate brain activity to identify the characteristics of addictive behavior in gaming and eSports (competitive gaming).

Released: 17-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Want a Happy Life? Live in a State with High Employment
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

In the study, the researchers measured unhappiness by the conditional probability of committing suicide within groups that are facing a higher unemployment rate and those that are not. Using individual-level US data from 1989 to 2004, their findings indicate that individuals have lower rates of suicide or are ‘happy’ when they live in a state that has lower unemployment rate.

Released: 24-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
‘Look Mom, No Hands!’: HU Entrepreneur in Residence Brings Thought-Controlled Computing to Life
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University's new Entrepreneur in Residence is making thought-controlled computing a reality.


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