On Memorial Day,1996 Indianapolis 500 champion Buddy Lazier competed in the Indy 500 in a car bearing the logo of the Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research. A team at the University of Nebraska recently awarded $1.9 million to develop a new approach to an HIV vaccine. The Veterinary Practice Management Program (VPMP) at Purdue announced plans to celebrate their 25th anniversary in September. A generous philanthropist has committed $7 million to Penn State to benefit students from the Philadelphia area. Finally, a $30 million joint initiative between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense was announced last week.