In the News
January 25, 2000

Technology makes
this classroom better

The lights dim. Images flash on a giant split screen. The audience, in comfortable arena-style seating, is enveloped in sound from an ultra-modern hi-fidelity system.

Board approves
West Campus refinements

The Board of Trustees on Jan. 19 approved refinements to plans for the University's West Campus at University Park, which is bound on the east by North Atherton Street and on the south by a railroad right-of-way, to reflect new opportunities and challenges.

Technology transfer initiatives
meeting with broad success

The University is moving forward with vigorous and innovative approaches to technology transfer, the process whereby the University's creative and scholarly work is put to public use and/or commercial application, Eva J. Pell, vice president for research, told the Board of Trustees on Jan. 19.

Penn State Erie to build
new child-care center

Based on the recommendation of a committee composed of faculty, staff and students, Penn State Erie will build a new child care center in Knowledge Park.

Director sought for arts and
humanistic studies institute

Nominations and applications are being sought for director of the Institute of the Arts and Humanistic Studies to begin a three-year term July 1.

New report promotes increase in
community-based university scholarship

According to a new study by the American Council on Education, a majority of Americans believes that colleges should play an active role in their communities. Ninety-five percent of survey respondents said such activities are extremely or somewhat important to them.