October 2, 1997......Volume 27, Issue 7

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Wireless technology to transform campus life
A new $6.5 million project launched Sept. 30 on the University Park campus promises to dramatically alter the way Penn State faculty, staff and students communicate with each other. It is also expected to have an immediate impact on education, research and public safety.

Spanier to chair national education commission
University President Graham B. Spanier has been named chair of the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities, effective Jan. 1. He currently serves as a member of the commission, which is composed of 30 presidents and former presidents of state and land-grant universities.

Compliance office keeps research wheels turning
Tucked neatly away at the end of the hall on the second floor of the Kern Building, the mere name of the Office of Regulatory Compliance sounds a bit ominous. Staffed by five women, the office is responsible for coordinating the review process for research projects that run the gamut from simple surveys to projects focusing on recombinant DNA. In the past year alone, the office has handled more than 3,500 research proposals involving human subjects.

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