September 25, 1997......Volume 27, Issue 6

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Master plan for University Park taking shape
More green space, less traffic and a shift in the academic core toward Beaver Stadium are concepts identified by the University Park community of how the campus should look in the coming decades.

Conference draws leaders in diversity field
More than 400 representatives from higher education and industry learned that managing diversity means focusing on issues other than race, gender and sexual orientation. "Best Practices in Diversity" was the subject they gathered to discuss Sept. 18­20 at University Park in this first-ever collaboration.

University to dedicate powerful research tool
On Oct. 8 the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, a joint project that helped produce one of the world's premier astronomical research tools, will be dedicated at The University of Texas McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas -- and Penn State played a major role in its formation. The Intercom will cover this important scientific event in the Oct. 15 issue.

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