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October 2015

Daniels asks Congress to reform higher education financing

President Mitch Daniels called for shared accountability, additional financial transparency and income share agreements to help students pay for college while encouraging schools to reduce the cost of attendance and address rapidly increasing delinquent loan rates during testimony Sept. 30 before the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. The full text of Daniels’ testimony is available here, and archived video of the hearing is here. More ...

Rolls-Royce first business to take off at Purdue aerospace district

Rolls-Royce is the first partner on the runway with Purdue Research Foundation in the recently established Purdue Research Park Aerospace District in West Lafayette. Pending board approvals, Purdue Research Foundation will construct a 40,000-square-foot facility in the new aerospace district to house the R&D group for Rolls-Royce and for other companies interested in aerospace and aviation development. More ...

Briefing examines cost of Purdue attendance vs. other Big Ten universities

Purdue’s average cost of attendance for in-state students has been consistently lower than the average cost of attendance in the rest of the Big Ten, and ongoing tuition freezes are widening the gap. Those are among the findings in the latest briefing from Purdue’s Office of Institutional Research Assessment and Effectiveness. More ...

Purdue enrollment up, graduation rates at all-time high

Overall enrollment at Purdue is up, and the University also reports its first-year class has an increase of 218 Indiana residents and once again set records for its academic profile. At the same time, graduation rates are at an all-time high as Purdue continues to maintain a strong academic profile. More ...

Second Gallup-Purdue Index asks: Is college worth the cost?

The second national Gallup-Purdue Index identified stark differences in graduates of public, private and for-profit colleges when asked if their degree was worth the cost and raised questions across all institutions about the value of a college degree. Coverage of the report, which is available for download, appeared in many media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education and NPR. More ...

Purdue Systems CollaboratoryNASA's Bolden helps Purdue announce 'Systems Collaboratory'

NASA administrator Charles Bolden helped kick off the Purdue Systems Collaboratory aimed at integrating multidisciplinary teaching and research stressing the "convergence of knowledge" in problem solving. The collaboratory's approach leverages Purdue's strengths in the area of complex systems. More ...

NSF awards $23 million to Purdue's Center for Science of Information

Purdue will receive $23 million over the next five years from the National Science Foundation for the Center for Science of Information. The NSF awarded Purdue $25 million in 2010 to establish the center, which is the first and only National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center in Indiana. More ...

Purdue leading DOE SunShot project to enhance the efficiency of concentrated solar power technology

Purdue has received an advanced U.S. Department of Energy research award to improve concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. Funded by the DOE SunShot Initiative, a research team from Purdue aims to test the material limitations of critical components often found in large-scale solar power plants. More ...

NIH awards $1.55 million for Purdue bird flu vaccine work

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $1.55 million to a Purdue-led avian influenza vaccine project. The team, including Purdue researchers and collaborators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is working to create a vaccine that offers broad protection against multiple strains and mutations of the virus. More ...

Purdue honors professors with top research awards

Purdue has presented its top three research awards for 2015: the Herbert Newby McCoy Award for outstanding contributions to the natural sciences; the Purdue University Research and Scholarship Distinction Award for major contributions in the humanities and social sciences; and the inaugural Arden L. Bement Jr. Award for distinguished research in pure and applied science and engineering.

Purdue to help 2 Indiana regions bolster economic development

A team of Purdue community and regional development professionals will play a key role in advancing the efforts of two groups of Indiana counties that are working to develop regional approaches to growing businesses and creating jobs. More ...

Mars roverPurdue professor will use an array of colors to study the Red Planet

A Purdue professor is part of the team of scientists preparing the next rover to visit Mars in 2020 to pave the way for future human missions. The Mars 2020 rover will be equipped with seven sophisticated instruments to study the Martian environment, determine the potential habitability of the planet and search for signs of ancient Martian life. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

Vice chancellor of information services named at Purdue Calumet/North Central

Tim Winders, an information technology veteran with 20 years of versatile experience in post-secondary education, will join Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central as vice chancellor of information services on Nov. 1. More ...

PNC chancellor signs Indiana Campus Compact Commitment

Purdue University North Central Chancellor James B. Dworkin recently signed the Indiana Campus Compact Presidential Commitment. Indiana Campus Compact is a partnership among 42 Indiana college and university campuses dedicated to preparing college students to advance the public good in their communities. More ...

Purdue Polytechnic Anderson, Flagship Enterprise Center break ground

Purdue Polytechnic Anderson and the Flagship Enterprise Center celebrated the future of higher education in the region during a groundbreaking for Purdue Polytechnic Anderson’s headquarters. The partnership will provide an all-encompassing educational experience with academic and lab spaces, beginning and advanced "makerspaces," and hands-on interaction and engagement with high-tech Indiana companies. More ...

Purdue in the News

New York Times: How to measure a college's value

The Open Mind: Mitch Daniels -- Growing the Next Generation

Indy Politics: Mitch Daniels and me

USA Today: Recommit to free speech on campus: Our view

Fox Business News: Purdue scientists find new fungal corn disease in north-central Indiana field

BBC: Tool tackles power-hungry Android apps

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