April 16, 1998......Volume 27, Issue 28

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Creamery makes special delivery
A taste of Penn State was delivered late last week to James Pawelczyk, the first Penn State faculty member to be selected for astronaut duty, and the other crew members of the Space Shuttle Columbia. The shuttle, originally scheduled to launch today, was postponed until April 17 at 2:19 p.m. because of a problem in one of the shuttle's network signal processors.

New institute gets start with $1 million grant
A Biomedical Engineering Institute will be established at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center thanks to a three-year grant totaling nearly $1 million from The Whitaker Foundation. The institute's purpose is to add a new educational component to the bioengineering program at Penn State.

Two to receive honorary degrees
Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, gifted surgeon, teacher and medical inventor; and Paul C. Glick, distinguished family sociologist and demographer, will receive honorary Penn State degrees this spring.

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