August 9, 2001
into a 'glass act'
blast from the blowtorch softens and melts the tip of the cylinder, creating
a blob of molten glass. Russ
Rogers puts the cool end of the cylinder to his mouth and blows. A glistening,
iridescent bubble of glass appears from the glowing tip, expanding until
the cooling glass becomes thin and brittle.
the City of Light
To compare and contrast social climates and outlooks on
moral issues, a typical 18th-century Parisian provides a better counterpart
than a 21st-century one to contemporary Americans, according to a University
cultural theorist who's teaching a new class on the city of Paris this
through distance education
for special education teachers is expanding to provide continuing graduate
education to states across the country.
Child Development Laboratory (CDL), one of two early-childhood programs
operated by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was
recently re-accredited for three years by the National Association for
the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The center is directed by Linda
Progress Days focuses
on natural resources
the Ground Up: Building a Better Environment" is the theme for this year's
Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.
of Penn State aerospace engineering students took second place at the
National General Aviation Design Competition in Oshkosh, Wis., over the
African students participate
in engineering camp for young women
University's Venture in Engineering Camp (VEC-Tour) is host to its share
of young women from far off places, but this year a group has traveled
an enormous distance to participate in the camp.
set for Life
Sciences Consortium director
and nominations are now being accepted for the position of director of
the Life Sciences Consortium, who will report to the vice president for
dean for research
sought in College of Ag Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking candidates for the position
of associate dean for research and graduate education and director of
the Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station.
to be rededicated
newly renovated Eberly Building on the Penn State Fayette campus will
be rededicated at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10.
to prowl atop stadium
Mount Nittany may no longer be able to peer into the renovated confines
of Beaver Stadium, at least one of the mountain's former inhabitants will
still have the best seat in the house when the Nittany Lions take the
field on Sept. 1.