January 27, 2000......Volume 29, Issue 21

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Achievements across University in spotlight
The importance, range and impact of Penn State research continue to be on the upswing, and Penn State's incoming vice president for research -- Eva J. Pell -- wants to maintain and further the University's pre-eminence in research.

Board chair looks at issues affecting future
The University must continue to respond quickly to the needs of society, while keeping its eye on quality as it transitions into the next century, otherwise it will become irrelevant or obsolete, advised Edward P. Junker III, chairman of Penn State's Board of Trustees, who spoke about the University's future during a Jan. 20 talk at University Park.

Web surfers need to use caution before catching the wave
Deborah Hurley, director of the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project, a Harvard University research program involved in defining national and international Internet policy, notes that while there's a lot of good news about information and communications technologies, intrinsic security is generally growing worse.

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