Reporter's Calendar: Purdue Events for Journalists

October 20, 2014  


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

PURDUE EVENTS

* Oct. 20 - Green Week features lecture by National Geographic photographer

* Oct. 21 - Food safety attorney to give HTM talk

* Oct. 22 - Speaker to discuss National Security Agency’s mission; transparency

* Oct. 23-24 - Discovery Learning Research Center leads Indy STEM conference

* Oct. 24 - Bloomberg View editor to give Krannert talk

* Oct. 24 - Astronaut Walker to give talk, attend Space Day

* Oct. 27 - NPR politial correspondent to discuss ‘view from Washington’

* Oct. 30 - Science on Tap features Dark Matter talk

 

Green Week features Discovery Lecture by National Geographic photographer

Oct. 20. 7 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. Award-winning National Geographic magazine photographer Joel Sartore will explore his 20-year effort launched in 2008 to document endangered species and landscapes. His talk, which is part of the Discovery Lecture Series, is titled “Photo Ark: Communicating Science Through the Lens.” More than 3,700 species have been photographed to date for Photo Ark. For more information and a complete schedule of Purdue Green Week events, go to http://www.purdue.edu/sustainability/news/getinvolved/greenweek14/index.html. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/national-geographic-photographer,-creator-of-photo-ark-environmental-project-to-deliver-discovery-lecture-for-green-week.html.

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

 

Food safety attorney to give HTM talk

Oct. 21. 10:30-11:20 a.m. Electrical Engineering, Room 129. Bill Marler, a food safety attorney and managing partner of Marler Clark, a food safety law firm, will give a J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Executive in the Classroom talk for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

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

 

Speaker to discuss National Security Agency's mission; transparency

Oct. 22. 6-7:30 p.m. Physics Building, Room 114. A senior National Security Agency official is scheduled to speak in the first in a series of briefings that will include discussion on the NSA's Signals Intelligence Mission. David Shore, the deputy chief of the NSA's Media Leaks Task Force, will present "NSA 101: Today's NSA and the Way Ahead." The event, which is open to Purdue faculty, staff, students and media, is not open to the general public.

CONTACT: Elizabeth K. Gardner, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2081, ekgardner@purdue.edu

 

Discovery Learning Research Center leads Indy STEM conference

Oct. 23-24. NCAA Hall of Champions in downtown Indianapolis. Efforts to transform learning for college undergraduate students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will be the focus of a national conference led by Purdue's Discovery Learning Research Center. A registration of $495 is required to attend the Transforming Institutions: 21st Century Undergraduate STEM Education conference. To register, go to https://www.cvent.com/events/transforming-institutions/registration-28b5db5562374448a93dbd1dcc7a4668.aspx.

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

 

Bloomberg View editor to give Krannert talk

Oct. 24. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Paula Dwyer, editor of Bloomberg View, will give a Krannert Executive Forum talk, which is free and open to the public as seating permits.

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

 

Astronaut Walker to give talk, attend Space Day

Oct. 24. 8 p.m. Class of 1950 Lecture Hall. Purdue alum and astronaut Charles Walker will talk about his experience in the space program. He also will speak at the annual Space Day program for students in grades 3-8 at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25 in Elliott Hall of Music. Both talks are free and open to the public.

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

 

NPR correspondent to discuss 'view from Washington'

Oct. 27. 6:30 p.m. Loeb Playhouse. Mara Liasson, NPR national political correspondent, will speak on "A View from Washington," as part of Purdue's Presidential Lecture Series. Liasson's reports are regularly heard on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition." A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q3/purdue-university-announces-fall-2014-15-presidential-lecture-series.html.

CONTACT: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu

 

Science on Tap features talk on dark matter efforts

Oct. 30. 6 p.m. Lafayette Brewing Company, 622 Main St., Lafayette. Science on Tap. Dark Matter: Darker than Stout. Purdue physics and astronomy professor Rafael Lang will provide a tour of the universe from the Big Bang to colliding galaxy clusters, exploring detectors in space or buried deep underground. The Science on Tap talk, “Dark Matter: Darker than Stout,” is free and open to those 21 and older.

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

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