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April 14, 2013

Reporter's Calendar: Purdue Events for Journalists

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

PURDUE EVENTS

* April 16 - Burton D. Morgan Center to host SBIR workshop

* April 17 - Science on Tap to focus on cell invader that's taking over

* April 17 - Zadie Smith to speak at Purdue Literary Awards

* April 21 - Discovery Park to host Indiana CTSI research retreat

* April 22 - Students organize health, resource fair for Spanish-speaking community

* April 24 - Environmental sustainability leader to speak at Purdue

 

Burton D. Morgan Center to host SBIR workshop

April 16. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. This workshop will focus on leveraging U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. For more information, contact Cliff Wojtalewicz, Burton D. Morgan Center managing director, at cliffw@purdue.edu, or Bambrah Miller, administrative assistant, at bambrah@purdue.edu.

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

 

Science on Tap to focus on cell invader that's taking over

April 17. 6 p.m. Lafayette Brewing Company, 622 Main St., Lafayette. Science on Tap. Peter Hollenbeck, Purdue biological sciences professor, will speak on "Mitochondria: They Invaded Our Cells a Billion Years Ago and Now They're Running The Show" as part of the Science on Tap Series. The informal talk is free and open to those 21 and older. Sponsors are the School of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Discovery Park. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q2/science-on-tap-talk-aims-to-unravel-mysteries-of-nerve-cells.html

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

 

Zadie Smith to speak at Purdue Literary Awards

April 17. 8 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Zadie Smith, a British novelist and short-story writer, will read and speak at Purdue. A question-and-answer session will follow her public reading. Smith also is speaking on the creative process of writing at the Literary Awards Banquet earlier in the evening. She is the author of "The Autograph Man" and "NW." A related news release is available at: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q2/zadie-smith-to-speak-at-purdue-literary-awards-.html

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

 

Discovery Park to host Indiana CTSI research retreat

April 21. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. Reflections, Looking Forward and Opportunities. Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Retreat. Panel discussions and presentations are planned at a meeting this month for the second phase of the Indiana CTSI, a partnership among Purdue University, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame. To download a complete schedule, go to http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/bioscience/ctsi/assets/pdf/CTSI Agenda.pdf.

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

 

Students organize health, resource fair for Spanish-speaking community

April 22. 9-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. Lafayette Adult Resource Academy, 1100 Elizabeth St., Lafayette. Purdue's Spanish service-learning class, "Ayuda y Aprende" or Help and Learn, is hosting its third annual health and resource fair. Spanish interpreters will be available at the event. The fair will include booths on heart health, dental care, prenatal care, mental health and substance abuse, as well as a medication review and screenings for blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol by Nursing Students Without Borders and Rho Chi. There also will be informational tables by CityBus, Habitat for Humanity, Lafayette Urban Ministry and Wabash Valley Alliance. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q2/students-organize-health,-resource-fair-for-spanish-speaking-community.html.

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

 

Environmental sustainability leader to speak at Purdue

April 24. 4:30 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Just Sustainabilities: Reimagining E/Quality, Living Within Limits. Julian Agyeman, professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University and editor-in-chief of Local Environment, will deliver this Discovery Lecture, which is free and open to the public. Purdue's Center for the Environment and the Global Sustainability Institute on campus are joining the Lilly Endowment as primary event sponsors.

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