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April 2016

Zika virus breakthroughResearchers reveal Zika virus structure, a critical advance in the development of treatments

A team led by Purdue researchers is the first to determine the structure of the Zika virus, which reveals insights critical to the development of effective antiviral treatments and vaccines.  More ...

* Zika virus research shared around the world

Purdue's first competency-based program receives final approval

Purdue Polytechnic Institute's competency-based education program has cleared its final hurdle, becoming the first baccalaureate program of its kind in the nation. The Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation organization, approved Purdue's degree in Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology. Competency-based education is a key step in the Purdue Moves initiative. More ...

Purdue startups raise more than $96 million in venture funding, create 156 positions

Startups based on Purdue patented intellectual property have raised more than $96 million in the past two years in local, state, federal and private funding and created 156 positions. The funding was raised by the 24 members of the Purdue Startup Class of 2014 and the 25 members of the Purdue Startup Class of 2015. More ...

Purdue, U.S. Air Force to partner on technology commercialization, entrepreneurial activities

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (USAF/AFMC) and Purdue Research Foundation have signed a partnership intermediary agreement to accelerate the commercialization process and support activities to move innovations to the public. More ...

Daniels visits D.C. for labor, fiscal policy discussions

President Mitch Daniels traveled to Washington, D.C., on April 4 and 5 to participate in panel discussions on the impact of the digital revolution on the labor market and budget policy. More ...

National board selects Purdue as professional development provider for nuclear pharmacists

The national Board of Pharmacy Specialties has appointed Purdue's College of Pharmacy as the sole provider of continuing education that can be used toward board recertification in nuclear pharmacy for BPS's next 7-year cycle, from January 2016 through December 2022. More ...

3 Purdue professors to be named AIMBE fellows

Three Purdue professors — Pedro Irazoqui, Zheng Ouyang and Ann Rundell — will be inducted in April as fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. The AIMBE College of Fellows represents the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers in the country, according to the organization. More ...

Purdue's graduate programs ranked by U.S. News

Purdue's programs in engineering, education, pharmacy, audiology, business, nursing and speech pathology have been ranked among the best in the country in U.S. News & World Report's graduate school rankings, released in March. More ...

Purdue, State of Indiana praised by Intel Security for Pathmaker collaboration

Recently at the RSA Conference, the world's largest in cybersecurity, the head of the Intel Security Group lauded Purdue and the State of Indiana for preparing students for careers in cybersecurity through the Purdue Pathmaker Internship Program. The three — Purdue, the state and Intel Security, headed by senior vice president and general manager Chris Young — partner in an innovative security operations center in Purdue Research Park. More ...

* Intel Security video: Purdue Pathmaker Internship Program

Purdue innovation could help crops survive prolonged drought, save water

Purdue researchers are developing a technology that could enable specific plants and crops to survive extreme periods of drought, while significantly decreasing agricultural water consumption. More ...

Losing weight with a high-protein diet can help adults sleep better

Overweight and obese adults who are losing weight with a high-protein diet are more likely to sleep better, according to new research from Purdue. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

Higher Learning Commission gives final OK for Purdue University Northwest

The Higher Learning Commission has approved the creation of Purdue University Northwest, the result of the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. More ...

PNW Pride athletics logoPNW Pride athletics logos introduced

Through two well-anticipated ceremonies held on each campus, recently approved Purdue University Northwest officially released its new Pride athletics logos on March 22. More ...

Keon nationally honored for diversity and inclusion

Thomas L. Keon, chancellor-designate of Purdue University Northwest and chancellor of Purdue University Calumet, has been nationally recognized for his commitment to diversity and inclusion. Keon is among 27 heads of colleges and universities to receive INSIGHT into Diversity magazine's Giving Back Award. More ...

IPFW professor receives $360,000 grant from Air Force Office of Scientific Research

John Licato, assistant professor of computer science at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, is a recipient of a 2016 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award for research in artificial intelligence and robotics. His proposal, "Active Formalization Through Analogico-Deductive Reasoning," was funded for $360,000 over a three-year period. More ...

Purdue in the News

Indiana Chamber of Commerce blog: Future focus: Daniels tackles higher ed topics

WLFI: News 18 Special Report: Purdue's greatest hits, Part 1 and Part 2

Phys.org: Fungus that threatens chocolate forgoes sexual reproduction for cloning

Inside INdiana Business: Purdue, National Hot Rod Association partner for STEM education

Deccan Chronicle: We are surprisingly bad at walking

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