In the News
August 9, 2001

Glassblowers turn occupation
into a 'glass act'

The 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.

Class illuminates
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 fall.

Autism program expands
through distance education

A program for special education teachers is expanding to provide continuing graduate education to states across the country.

Child-care program
receives accreditation

The 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 M. Duerr.

Ag Progress Days focuses
on natural resources

"From the Ground Up: Building a Better Environment" is the theme for this year's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.

Students place in
aviation competition

A team of Penn State aerospace engineering students took second place at the National General Aviation Design Competition in Oshkosh, Wis., over the weekend.

South African students participate
in engineering camp for young women

The 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.

Search set for Life
Sciences Consortium director

Applications and nominations are now being accepted for the position of director of the Life Sciences Consortium, who will report to the vice president for research.

Associate dean for research
sought in College of Ag Sciences

The 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.

Renovated Eberly Building
to be rededicated

The newly renovated Eberly Building on the Penn State Fayette campus will be rededicated at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10.

Nittany Lion weathervane
to prowl atop stadium

Although 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.