In the News
June 21, 2001

Global research and graduate
school partnership launched

Eleven research institutions of international standing have come together to create a worldwide research and graduate education partnership, to be known as the Worldwide University Network (WUN).

Penn State ranked No. 1 in state for
degrees awarded to Hispanic students

Penn State's University Park campus is ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania for bachelor's and doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanic students, according to reports published recently in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

Commission for Women's
chair will be facilitator

The University's Commission for Women has made great strides duringits first 20 years, but plenty of work remains be done, according to the commission's incoming chair.

$1 million grant supports
study of astrostatistics

A three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided funding for researchers at Penn State and collaborators at two other universities to further study the emerging, interdisciplinary field of astrostatistics.

Executive Programs
ranked among world's best

Penn State Executive Programs at The Smeal College of Business were ranked 22nd overall in the third annual Financial Times' rankings of international non-degree executive education programs.

$300,000 grant aids research
on environmental disputes

Barbara Gray, professor of organizational behavior and director of the Center for Research in Conflict and Negotiation in The Smeal College of Business Administration, and researchers from six other universities have received a $300,000 grant to continue research on environmental disputes from the California-based William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

School of Nursing awards
first doctoral degree

May 13th was a very important day for Janice Penrod. After years of perseverance and hard work, she received her doctoral degree in nursing from Penn State.

Undergrads join in
summer research program

This summer, 40 undergraduate students are visiting the University Park campus to take part in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's (CIC) Summer Research Opportunities Program at Penn State.

Student projects assist
nonprofit agencies

A course project in the School of Business Administration at Penn State Harrisburg has provided two initiatives for an agency serving disabled people.

Historical marker links lawmaker,
ancestor to University's Oak Cottage

The installation of the newest campus historical marker held special significance for State Rep. Lynn Herman of Philipsburg and about a dozen other descendants of Penn State's first farm foreman, John Herman.