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Social media takes bite out of 'Sharknado'

The television movie 'Sharknado' phenomenon is a different take on the bad film genre thanks to social media, but what helps make it so popular also makes it toothless, says a Purdue University film expert.

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Hirleman returns to Purdue to lead corporate, global efforts

E. Daniel Hirleman, currently dean of the School of Engineering at the University of California, Merced, and former head of Purdue’s School of Mechanical Engineering, will return to the university as its chief corporate and global partnerships officer, effective Aug. 18.

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Appointments, honors and activities

Faculty and staff honors, notables and student honors.

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Purdue trustees ratify 3 distinguished professors, approve Office of Research and Partnerships, recognize donors

Purdue University's Board of Trustees on Friday (July 18) ratified the appointment of three distinguished professors, approved the previously announced reorganization of the offices of Research and Global Affairs, and approved a resolution of appreciation for those who have donated $1 million or more to Purdue.

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Appointments, honors and activities

Appointments and promotions, faculty and staff honors and notables.

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Pruitt to lead Purdue’s Center for Molecular Agriculture

Purdue University professor of botany and plant pathology Bob Pruitt has been named director of the university’s new Center for Molecular Agriculture.

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Curbelo-Ruíz named director of Purdue's Latino Cultural Center

Aurelio Curbelo-Ruiz, director of multicultural programs and multicultural liaison officer at Iowa State University, has been appointed director of the Purdue University Latino Cultural Center, university officials announced Monday (June 30). The appointment is effective July 21.

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