October 16, 1997......Volume 27, Issue 9

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Hobby-Eberly Telescope dedicated; will help scientists study universe
The Hobby-Eberly Telescope is the world's first major telescope designed primarily for spectroscopy, which measures and analyzes individual wavelengths of light to reveal detailed information about stars, galaxies and other astronomical objects.

Senate seeks changes in general ed requirements
If the University Faculty Senate's Special Committee on General Education has its way, future undergraduates at Penn State will take essentially the same number of credits in general education courses. But their general education experience will be upgraded and improved -- not by shuffling the list of courses, but by focusing on active learning, new approaches to teaching, and the idea of continuously improving both.

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