Reporter's Calendar: Purdue Events for Journalists

March 23, 2015  


JOURNALISTS: Here is a list of upcoming Purdue events that reporters may want to consider covering.

PURDUE EVENTS

* March 24-25 - CERIAS event to draw top cybersecurity experts for discussions

* March 25 - Undergraduate Research Day to link students, faculty

* March 25 - Argonne Lab director to discuss energy and sustainability

* March 26 - Science on Tap to follow footsteps of semiconductor tech pioneers

* March 27 - IHS executive to give Krannert talk

* March 31 - Laurie Garrett to discuss public health, infectious diseases

* April 3 - Banneker Industries CEO to give Krannert talk

* April 10 - Purdue trustees to meet on IUPUI campus

 

CERIAS event to draw top cybersecurity experts for discussions

March 24, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 25, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stewart Center. The CERIAS 2015 Information Security Symposium will feature topical keynotes from government and industry and in-depth panel discussions addressing current trends and needs. CERIAS (the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security) research will be highlighted in faculty technical talks and poster sessions. More information is available online at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q1/cerias-event-to-draw-top-cybersecurity-experts,-issues-oriented-discussions.html.

CONTACT: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu

 

Undergraduate Research Day to link students, faculty

March 25. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Venture Café, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Discovery Park will offer Undergraduate Research Day to showcase upcoming research projects and inform students about available research opportunities. Tables will be arranged around the perimeter of the Venture Café with detailed information about projects. Faculty members will highlight their research and talk about undergraduate student involvement as a focal point of the day. For more information, go to http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/ugrad/.

CONTACT: Phillip Fiorini, 765-496-3133, 765-427-3009 (cell), pfiorini@purdue.edu

 

Argonne Lab director to discuss energy and sustainability

March 25. 1:30 p.m. Discovery Park's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. Argonne National Laboratory director Peter Littlewood will tackle the complex issue of energy and sustainability. The free public talk, part of the Discovery Lecture Series, is offered in conjunction with the Purdue Energy Center. For more information, go to http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/energy/events/view.php?id=1782.

CONTACT: Phillip Fiorini, 765-496-3133, 765-427-3009 (cell), pfiorini@purdue.edu

 

Science on Tap to follow footsteps of semiconductor technology pioneers

March 26. 6 p.m. Lafayette Brewing Company, 622 Main St., Lafayette. Mark Lundstrom, Purdue's Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will give a talk on semiconductor technology, the critical role Purdue played in its early development and what may lie ahead. His talk, "Along for the Ride: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Nanoelectronics," is part of the Science on Tap series. The informal lecture, which is free and open to those 21 and older, is sponsored by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Discovery Park. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1511624115757290/?ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited&source=1.

CONTACT: Phillip Fiorini, 765-496-3133, 765-427-3009 (cell), pfiorini@purdue.edu

 

IHS executive to give Krannert talk

March 27. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Todd Hyatt, executive vice president and chief financial officers of IHS, Englewood, Colorado, will speak as part of the Krannert School of Management Executive Forum. The event is free and open to the public as seating permits.

CONTACT: Judith Barra Austin, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu

 

Laurie Garrett to discuss public health, infectious disease

March 31. 7 p.m. Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. Laurie Garrrett, a global public health and infectious disease media expert, will present "Epidemics R' Us: Three Decades Inside Outbreaks." This is the keynote address of the College of Health and Human Sciences' annual showcase, Life Inspired. Garrett has been awarded the Pulitzer, Polk (two times) and the Peabody for her work explaining the science behind global health threats and the ways that politics help, or hinder, preparation and response to these threats. Garrett is a former president and current member of the National Association of Science Writers. She was a script consultant to "Contagion," the film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon. Journalists attending the talk will only be able to photograph or record the first 10 minutes of her presentation. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q1/speaker-laurie-garrett-to-discuss-public-health,-infectious-disease.html.

CONTACT: Amy Patterson Neubert, Purdue News Service, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

 

Banneker Industries CEO to give Krannert talk

April 3. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Cheryl Snead, president, CEO and facility security officer for Banneker Industries, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

CONTACT: Judith Barra Austin, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu

 

Purdue trustees to meet on IUPUI campus

April 10. 9 a.m. Hine Hall, Room 132, on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

CONTACT: Brian Zink, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2080, bzink@purdue.edu 

 

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