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December 2015

DTA winners receive funding to enhance diversity

After two rounds of presentations to faculty panelists, nine initiatives have been selected by Purdue's Diversity Leadership Team to receive the Diversity Transformation Award (DTA). Several other projects will be supported through other mechanisms. More ...

Purdue breaks ground for 2 animal sciences buildings

Purdue recently broke ground for two buildings that will equip faculty, staff and students with the latest technology to help them meet increasing need for innovation in animal sciences research and education. More ...

Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School granted charter

The Indianapolis Charter School Board has awarded a charter to the Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School. The board's decision was the final step in the school's application process. More ...

Daniels serving on new Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education

Purdue President Mitch Daniels has been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' newly created Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education, which will study how well today’s students are served by the existing system and seek to identify the future challenges and opportunities in higher education. Commission members include national leaders in education, business and government. More ...

Four Purdue professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Four Purdue professors have won the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society: David F. Bahr, head and professor of materials engineering; Bruce A. Craig, professor of statistics; Laurence Baker Leonard, the Rachel E. Stark Distinguished Professor of Audiology and Speech Sciences; and Timothy S. Zwier, department head and the M.G. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. More ...

Several engineering education projects earn NSF grants

Millions in grant money from the National Science Foundation underline a new breadth of educational research at Purdue. The College of Engineering announced that more than $10.5 million in grant funding was awarded this semester to 11 projects involving faculty in the School of Engineering Education. More ...

Purdue faculty members win NIH grants for brain research

Meng Cui, an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Biological Sciences, and Mathew Tantama, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, have secured grants from the National Institutes of Health as part of the NIH's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative. More ...

Purdue sharpens focus on private-sector partnerships

Purdue has taken a multifaceted approach to increase partnerships necessary to realizing the Purdue Moves plan for world-changing research and transformative education. Partnerships with industry provided $55.6 million in research funding to the University last year, and total private-sector partnerships, encompassing foundations and nonprofit corporations, contributed $133.6 million. More ...

Purdue preeminent teams tackling head trauma, 'label-free imaging,' advanced materials

Purdue's College of Engineering has named three preeminent teams to focus on research ranging from medical imaging and head trauma to advanced composite materials. The effort is part of the college's strategic growth plan, which will add as many as 107 faculty over five years and is part of Purdue Moves. More ...

PICS bags aided farmers in Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone

The triple-bag technology created at Purdue to help African smallholder farmers store their crops after harvest also enabled farmers in Sierra Leone to protect their seeds when the Ebola outbreak disrupted agricultural markets. More ...

New imaging technology is advance for medical diagnostics, research

A team of researchers has demonstrated a new type of imaging system that reveals the chemical composition of living tissue for medical diagnostics and cellular studies. The development is potentially important because knowing the chemical content of tissue is needed for early detection of disease, and the system also can be used to study molecular dynamics in living cells as they are occurring. More ...

Innovative energy-absorbing materials have potential uses in buildings, helmets

Purdue is collaborating with General Motors to develop a new type of energy-absorbing material that might be 3-D printed and that could have an impact in areas ranging from earthquake engineering to safer football helmets. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

Keon chosen as chancellor-designate of Purdue University Northwest

Thomas Keon will be the chancellor when Purdue University Northwest officially comes into existence on July 1, 2016, the result of the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. More ...

Purdue Calumet Nobel Prize-contributing professor receives $408,000 NSF grant

Two years after contributing Nobel Prize-winning research, Purdue University Calumet Professor Neeti Parashar has received a $408,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue her exploration of high energy physics. More ...

IPFW remembers the past, looks to the future with time capsule ceremony

Students, faculty and staff at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne memorialized the school's 50th Celebration by closing and burying a time capsule at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center. More ...

Purdue in the News

Fox Business: The burden of student debt

NPR 'Here and Now': The role of public universities in making college affordable

Chicago Tribune: Purdue Calumet preparing students to become leaders

WLFI: Purdue grads have the 2nd highest starting salaries in Indiana

NBC News: Heading a soccer ball is like dropping a brick on your head

Popular Science: Pluto’s surface may be alive thanks to planetary antifreeze

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