In the News
October 12, 2000

Teaching and Learning Consortium
best practices emerging in second year
About two months into its second year, the consortium and its 10 teams have begun to bring out lists of "best practices" and action plans that can help individual faculty and academic units across the University improve teaching and learning.

Environmental Institute
garners $2.5 million grant

The College of Engineering's recently established Environmental Institute has obtained its first successful grant, in the amount of $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation.

Rain postpones some
projects for Day of Caring
The Day of Caring may extend to a week or even a month of caring, thanks to the weather.

Two from Smeal earn
Alumni Fellow honors

J. David Rogers, managing director of equities at Goldman Sachs and Co. in New York City, and Richard H. Bard, founder and manager of IdeaSpring, LCC in Denver, Colo., have been named Alumni Fellows by The Smeal College of Business Administration.

Nominations sought
in Graduate School

Nominations are being sought for two University Graduate School awards recognizing outstanding teaching. Nominations also are being sought for the Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.

Initiative seeks
grant proposals

Leadership for Institutional Change (LINC), a multi-year initiative, is seeking proposals for mini-grants of $5,000 to $7,000 for projects that address campus/community challenges at all University locations.

Proposals sought for Schreyer
conference participation

Abstracts for 20-minute presentations are being sought for The Second Schreyer National Conference, "Innovations in Undergraduate Research and Honors Education," scheduled for March 30 through April 1, 2001 at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

Search under way for
Environmental Consortium director

Applications and nominations for the director of the newly formed Environmental Consortium are now being accepted.

Faculty Senate
to meet Oct. 24
The University Faculty Senate will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in 112 Kern Graduate Building, University Park.