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June 2017

Trustees' committee OKs Purdue tuition freeze, conceptual budget

Purdue will have a sixth consecutive year of frozen tuition rates on the West Lafayette campus and has announced that a fitness and wellness fee will decrease by $10, meaning Indiana resident students will have a base tuition and fee rate of less than $10,000 per year. More ...

Microsoft, Purdue collaborate to advance quantum computing

"If this project is successful it will cause a revolution in computing." That's the forecast of Michael Manfra, Purdue's Bill and Dee O'Brien Chair Professor of Physics and Astronomy, professor of materials engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, on a new long-term enhanced collaboration between Purdue and Microsoft Corp. to build a robust and scalable quantum computer by producing what scientists call a "topological qubit." More ...

Three renowned professors receive Purdue's most prestigious research awards

Renowned Purdue faculty members Mikhail Atallah, Michele R. Buzon and Jean A. Chmielewski are being honored as the 2017 recipients of Purdue's most prestigious awards for research and scholarship. More ...

Japan honors Daniels with Order of the Rising Sun

The Government of Japan on May 18 celebrated the conferral of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, upon President Mitch Daniels during a ceremony at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. The award, among Japan's highest honors, is given "in recognition of his significant contributions to the strengthening of economic relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States." More ...

Purdue Military Family Research Institute receives $4.8 million grant from Lilly Endowment

A $4.8 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will help support the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue as it works to improve the lives of members of the military, veterans and their families. More ...

Purdue leaders join commission to solve U.S., global food and nutrition security challenges

Facing food and nutrition security challenges in the U.S. and abroad, a national commission that included three Purdue leaders on May 16 announced a comprehensive, coordinated effort to solve these problems. Purdue's Gebisa Ejeta, Jay Akridge and Vic Lechtenberg served on the Challenge of Change Commission, composed of 34 prominent university, government, nongovernmental organizations, and business leaders. More ...

Purdue commencementPurdue's newest graduates receive degrees during commencement

More than 5,400 of Purdue's newest graduates crossed the stage to receive diplomas as the university held six ceremonies over the May 12-14 weekend. More ...

PSA Airlines and Purdue Aviation form commercial flight training partnership

PSA Airlines and Purdue Aviation announced May 17 a partnership to fast-track Purdue University and Purdue Aviation flight students to become commercial airline pilots. Through the airline's Cadet Program partnership, Purdue Aviation will be designated a PSA Airlines flight training academy partner. More ...

Trees are moving westward in response to precipitation changes, Purdue professor reveals

After analyzing extensive data collected on 86 tree species in the eastern United States, a research team led by Purdue professor Songlin Fei has found that over the past 30 years, most trees have been shifting westward or northward in response to climate change. More ...

Device using molecular technique could provide ultrasensitive, automated system to detect viruses, disease

An innovation at Purdue could allow highly sensitive detection of an infectious disease such as HIV or whooping cough by using a low-cost, automated, point-of-care test similar in packaging to a pregnancy test. The paper-based test could allow ultrasensitive detection of pathogens with minimal user interaction and without having to send the test to a lab and wait for results. More ...

Brain-imaging system uses 'multi-pupil' prism arrays

A specialized type of adaptive-optics technology that has been demonstrated by taking high-resolution time-lapse images of functioning brain cells might be used to better understand how the brain works. More ...

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Startup developing technology that could convert bad fat to good fat, treat obesity

A Purdue-based startup is developing a disruptive nanotherapeutic platform that could induce conversion of bad fat to good fat in an effort to provide a safe and effective way to treat obesity and diabetes. More ...

New technique could increase success rate, life span of implantable devices

A new technique being developed at Purdue could provide patients who require implantable catheters in the treatment of neurological and other disorders with a reliable and self-clearing catheter that could eliminate the need for additional surgery to replace failing devices. More ...

Photo gallery: Purdue Motorsports M-STEM student fair and evGrand Prix

Purdue Motorsports hosted the high school evGrand Prix and M-STEM3 student fair on May 16 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The events are part of Purdue's MSTEM3, Motorsports STEM for Manufacturing and Medicine, program that is designed to spark students' interest in STEM fields by taking advantage of Purdue's location near the "Racing Capital of the World." A photo gallery of the event is here.

Purdue Systemwide

New PNW academic administrators appointed

Purdue University Northwest has appointed two key academic administrators. Anne Gregory has been named director of PNW's School of Education and Counseling within the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, and Dietmar Rempfer has accepted the position of director of the School of Engineering within PNW's College of Engineering and Sciences. More ...

IPFW receives approval to offer two new degree programs

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved two new degree programs to be offered by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science will be available for students beginning with the fall 2017 semester, and the Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Applied Statistics will be open for admission for the 2018-19 academic year. More ...

Purdue in the News

Forbes: Hoosier ingenuity: Purdue does it again

WTHR: Purdue grad helped stop global cyberattack

Inside Indiana Business: Purdue Polytechnic HS update

Futurity: See the bizarre way these glass 'tadpoles' shatter

Inside INdiana Business: Autonomous racing series takes off at the IMS

Big Ten Network: A Purdue archaeologist reveals hidden life in ancient Sudan by studying death: BTN LiveBIG

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