In the News
January 17, 2002

Penn State Hazleton first opened its
doors during the Great Depression

During the depths of the Great Depression, the Pennsylvania State College was seeking a way to continue its tradition of bringing education to the people. Since this was a time when many people could not afford to come to college, the college came to the people.

Local Muslims act as
ambassadors for their Islamic faith

For the Muslim community at the University, life is about getting or providing an education, following the tenets of Islam and, in many cases, raising a family.

$6.9 million gift raises Eberly
family's total to $39 million

A $6.9 million gift from the Eberly Foundation of Uniontown will make possible a new community center for cultural, social, athletic and other events on the Penn State Fayette campus.

University Libraries establish archives
for Sports Science, Sports Medicine

The University Archives is creating a Sports Science and Sports Medicine Archives at University Park that will reflect the prominent place that health care has always had in athlete training at Penn State.

Several faculty members receive
Fulbright Scholarships

As the Fulbright Scholar Program announces its scholars on ongoing basis, Penn State continues to send faculty members abroad to lecture or conduct research and welcomes visiting scholars who plan to conduct research at the University.

Gospel artist's music preserved
for posterity, thanks to intervention

It's not often that a recording artist launches a solo career at the age of 73. But, thanks to the efforts of a Penn State Altoona speech communication professor, Isaac "Dickie" Freeman, called by some one of the most important and influential bass singers in 20th-century, African-American vocal music, has done just that.

Global data grid counts
University among partners

A consortium of U.S. institutions, including Penn State, has been awarded a $13.65-million grant to create the world's first truly global high-speed data grid for major scientific experiments in physics, astronomy, biology and engineering.

University reports continued growth
in research programs, continued benefits

The University's research expenditures increased once again in fiscal 2001 for major programs in nanotechnology, materials engineering, defense, transportation, children, youth, families and other research areas which promise to make life better.

Arts and Health Outreach
Initiative launched on pilot basis

The Arts and Health Outreach Initiative, a three-year interdisciplinary partnership-based pilot devoted to demonstrating and documenting the interrelationships between the arts and health through exemplary outreach scholarship, has been established at the University.

IST students help
police glimpse the future

Students from the School of Information Sciences and Technology have given the State College Borough Police a glimpse of high-tech innovations that could make the job of law enforcement easier in the future.

Zero Tolerance
offers support

Most headlines focus on visible acts of intolerance such as the receipt of hate mail, ethnic graffiti scrawled on a door or physical violence. But for many, a hostile climate may begin with a rude comment from a fellow student, or a deliberate lack of cooperation from a co-worker.