September 16, 1997

Volume 44 Number 4

In this issue

News in Brief:


Speaking Out:

COMPASS Features

Dr. Bajcsy Looks to a Robotic Future

Air Bags, Car Safety and Children: Dr. Winston's $8.7 M Study at CHOP

1000 Freshmen as Volunteers; Well Said: Some Quotes from Penn People



Looking Back at Mary Pickford

Bulletins: Academic Careers, Diabetes Grants;

Penn/Leuven Exchange; GAAC Grants;

Mentoring at Drew School


Update, CrimeStats


Talk About Teaching: Live and Learn,

by David Brownlee


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