In the News
February 15, 2001

FDA approves U.S. clinical trials
for LionHeart heart assist device

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first series of U.S. clinical trials for a new kind of heart assist device, called the Arrow LionHeart, developed by Penn State researchers in conjunction with Arrow International Inc. of Reading.

Day care center now
open at University Park

Laughter and songs replaced the noise of hammers and saws when the doors of the Bennett Family Center, the University's newest child care facility at University Park, opened last Thursday.

State budget proposal
falls short of University needs

The proposed state budget for fiscal year 2001-02 that Gov. Tom Ridge presented to state lawmakers on Feb. 6 includes an overall increase of slightly more than $2 million for the University.

World Campus students
log on to learning

T hree years ago, the University launched its World Campus, an online learning initiative that delivers signature University academic programs to students worldwide.

University welcomes Fulbright
Scholars, sends three abroad

The Fulbright Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is alive and well at Penn State.

Scholarship aids an
incoming freshman

Applications are now being accepted for the 2001-02 Steve A. Garban Grant-In-Aid to students who meet the following criteria.

Employee Benefits
reminder noted

The Office of Human Resources would like to remind faculty and staff members of important benefits information.

Dance with Stars at
annual Founders' Day Ball

The Founders' Day Ball, an annual event sponsored by the Lion Ambassadors and the Penn State Alumni Association, will be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the HUB-Robeson Center Heritage Hall on the University Park campus.

New database a result
of Decade of Behavior

"FundSource," a new, free, searchable database for research funding in the behavioral and social sciences is just one of the early results of a multidisciplinary outreach and education effort known as the Decade of Behavior.