November 1, 2001
and research evolve for
professor of biology
Professor Richard Cyr's research on plant cell biology
has been funded by such leading agencies as NASA, the U.S. Department
Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
plugs into wind power
Demonstrating their commitment to renewable energy resources
and the environment, the University signed a contract with Community Energy
Inc. (CEI), a renewable energy marketing firm, to purchase 5 percent of
University Park's electrical needs from wind energy over the next five
its outgoing leader
Judging by the reactions of his University colleagues last
week, George Bugyi's retirement from Penn State signifies not so much
the loss of a longtime Faculty Senate stalwart and community volunteer
as the gain of an ongoing role model for others.
named CEO of
Penn State Mont Alto
David C. Gnage, interim dean at Arizona International College
of the University of Arizona, has been named campus executive officer
of Penn State Mont Alto, effective Jan. 14. The position came open when
David Goldenberg announced his departure in March. William Curley has
been serving as interim dean, and will continue in that role until Gnage
arrives. At that time, Curley will resume his former role as senior director
of Continuing Education.
award honoring faculty
The Teaching and Learning Consortium is sponsoring an award
to recognize faculty who have had a significant impact on student learning
over a sustained period.
Faculty Scholar Medal
The Office of the President has put out a call for nominations
for individuals eligible to receive the Faculty Scholar Medal, which recognizes
scholarly and creative excellence.
forms for the 2002 Alumni Recognition Awards, sponsored by the Penn State
Alumni Association, are now available at http://www.alumni.psu.edu.
building to be
completed in late 2003
was broken for the new Information Sciences and Technology Building on
the University Park campus, as word came that the Commonwealth has pledged
$25.5 million toward the project.
3 set to start
at Innovation Park
Park at Penn State, the University's research park at University Park,
is set to launch Phase 3 of development, which will involve the remaining
undeveloped 75 acres in the western part of the 118-acre site.
asked to join in
race relations project
radio station WPSU (91.5 FM) is embarking on a long-term, multi-faceted
exploration of race relations at Penn State University and in its surrounding
expected to be
ended by mid-November
Contractors have nearly completed spillway repairs and
have begun to put innovative reinforcement mats on the Shaver's Creek
dam at the University's Stone Valley Recreation Area.