July 29, 1999......Volume 29, Issue 3


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Helping postdoctoral fellows find their place is new committee's goal
Defining who they are and how many postdocs are at Penn State are two of the tasks being undertaken by the Committee on Postdoctoral Fellows which also has been charged with reviewing policies, campus environment and services for postdoctoral fellows.

Commencement at University Park to take place Aug. 7
The University will hold 1999 summer commencement ceremonies for 22 associate degree students, 1,258 undergraduates and 631 graduate degree students at the University Park campus on Saturday, Aug. 7. University Park will begin its undergraduate ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. in The Bryce Jordan Center, and its graduate school ceremonies at 2 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Foundation again supports World Campus
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Penn State in support of its World Campus -- a "virtual campus" that provides a distance learning environment in which students obtain a Penn State education through information technology, regardless of their time zone or continent.

President Spanier's annual address set for late August
University President Graham B. Spanier will deliver the annual State of the University speech at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus. The event will be carried live via satellite to Penn State locations across the state.

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