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November 2015

Purdue launches $2.019 billion 'Ever True' campaign

Purdue President Mitch Daniels on Oct. 9 announced "Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University," which will focus fundraising efforts across three priorities: "Place Students First," "Build on Our Strengths" and “Champion Research and Innovation." The goal is $2.019 billion raised by 2019, the 150th anniversary year of Purdue's founding and the 50th anniversary year of alumnus Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon. More ...

Purdue making major new investments in life sciences

Purdue plans to establish a new Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences Initiative aimed at enhancing Purdue's life sciences research and graduate education. The investment will result in cohesive efforts across several colleges and is designed to produce preeminent contributions in the areas of integrative neurosciences and inflammation and immunology and infectious diseases. More ...

U.S. Navy awards Purdue $3 million to advance alternative energy-related research, course development efforts

Purdue researchers will tackle several alternative energy-related projects for the U.S. Navy and develop a power and energy course through a grant of nearly $3 million from the Office of Naval ResearchMore ...

College of Education gets record government STEM research funding

The College of Education has received a 10-year grant of more than $5.25 million from the Department of Defense to evaluate the U.S. Army's Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). The program is a collection of STEM education and outreach programs, adding to the college's collection of science, technology, engineering and math efforts in teaching, research and engagement. More ...

Purdue DARPA project focuses on developing implantable, nerve-stimulating 'bionode' to treat inflammation

Purdue will lead a $5.4 million interdisciplinary research project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a wireless implantable device for treating conditions resulting from the body's inflammatory response. More ...

Presidential board on global hunger meets at Purdue

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, a presidentially appointed board of international food policy advisers and specialists, brought its work to Purdue in October as part of its collaboration with universities in seeking ways to alleviate world hunger. A recap of the meeting and sessions is here.

State, Purdue and Intel team up for new Security Operations Center

Purdue, Intel and the state of Indiana have opened the Security Operations Center (SOC) near the Purdue campus to help provide real-time network monitoring, vulnerability identification and threat warnings of state government computer systems. The SOC, a project of the new Indiana Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IN-ISAC), is staffed by a combination of state employees and Purdue students who monitor security incidents across the state of Indiana’s computer network. More ...

Purdue launches two statewide initiatives, gives innovation edge to Indiana entrepreneurs, companies

Purdue is launching two statewide initiatives to help Indiana entrepreneurs and established companies license and commercialize Purdue's patented innovations and create a strong relationship with Purdue. The initiatives, called Purdue Innovation-X License and FoundryX, will provide Indiana entrepreneurs and companies with additional incentives to stay in Indiana or conduct their primary research in the state. More ...

Purdue Foundry announces new program to help women entrepreneurs across the state

A new program from Purdue Foundry will provide necessary resources to women entrepreneurs across Indiana. The program, named WomenIN, is aimed to enrich the statewide entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing resources normally reserved for Purdue Foundry clients, to all women, and also is aimed to engage more women in technology and entrepreneurship. More ...

Daniels encourages partnerships, stronger ties during trip to India, Hong Kong

President Mitch Daniels on Oct. 25 began a five-day trip to Hong Kong and India to encourage collaborative research and partnerships and stronger ties with alumni and to create more international internship and engagement opportunities for current Purdue students. More ...

New model developed for research into 'social-ecological systems'

A new mathematical model allows researchers to better understand and plan the designs for infrastructure to account for human factors in systems ranging from small-scale agriculture to urban infrastructure. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

Purdue trustees approve academic structuring for Purdue University Northwest

A plan to unify academic organizations of the emerging Purdue University Northwest into six colleges was approved by the Purdue University Board of Trustees in October. Pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission, Purdue University Northwest will be established via the unification of Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Purdue University North Central in Westville prior to the start of the 2016-17 academic year. More ...

Purdue breaks ground for $8.8 million Centaur Equine Diagnostic and Surgical Center

Purdue has broken ground for the $8.8 million Centaur Equine Diagnostic and Surgical Center, located in Shelbyville near Indiana Grand. The state-of-the art facility will serve as a satellite facility of the College of Veterinary Medicine, providing specialty medical and surgical services for horse owners and supporting equine research and education of future equine specialists. More ...

Purdue in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education: Mitch Daniels finds good food and a willingness to change at Purdue University

C-SPAN: College affordability

Nanowerk: Solving 140-year-old fluid mechanics enigma

Journal & Courier: Gallup-Purdue: Diversity adds value to degree


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