March 27, 1997......Volume 26, Issue 25

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University to receive $200 million in state construction funding
The governor served up some good news for Penn State during a March 20 dinner with the Board of Trustees and President Graham B. Spanier . At the dinner, Gov. Tom Ridge announced the release of $200 million in badly needed capital construction funds to the University over the next five years. Penn State will receive $40 million per year, probably beginning July 1.

Task force charged to review University's research activities
Rodney A. Erickson, vice president for research, has appointed a task force to evaluate issues and opportunities related to research administration and technology transfer at Penn State and to make recommendations on ways to improve the University's support structure for research activities.

Where the rainy season never ends
For the past decade, ever so quietly and carefully, the University Park campus has used treated wastewater generated by thousands of students and employees to foster its very own rain forest. That may sound like a hard thing to hide, yet very few people who see the forest recognize it for what it is.

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