June 26, 1997......Volume 26, Issue 34

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Hershey/Geisinger merger date drawing near
As July 1 draws near, the University is facing a multitude of changes in its structure. On that day, not only will The Dickinson School of Law officially become part of Penn State and the Commonwealth College be launched, but Penn State Geisinger Health System will also be born.

Penn State researcher discovers new promise for asthma sufferers
A new type of dry aerosol mist, designed by a Penn State/MIT-led international team, promises to have asthma sufferers worldwide breathing a little easier. The new aerosols have been shown in tests on rats to deliver medication significantly longer and more efficiently than currently used inhalation aerosols.

Future look of University Park outlined in public meetings
Envision looking northeast from Pattee Library out toward the Jordan Center, and seeing one, long stretch of green. Or how about shifting the central core of campus east of Shortlidge Road, extending the academic area to University Drive, or restricting cars to the perimeter of campus. Those are just some of the options being pondered as the Campus Master Plan for University Park takes shape.

Road Scholars Tour
On May 12, roughly 70 recently hired faculty members boarded a pair of buses with President Graham B. Spanier for a two-day tour of western Pennsylvania to see first-hand the impact the University has statewide. To see photos from the trip, click here.

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