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July 2017

Lilly, Purdue announce strategic research collaboration

Eli Lilly and Company and Purdue University on July 6 announced a strategic collaboration to conduct life science research. The five-year agreement, where Lilly will provide up to $52 million, marks Purdue's largest strategic collaboration with a single company. More ...

Akinwumi AyodejiPurdue alumnus wins world's foremost prize for food, agriculture

Purdue alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize laureate for his work as a reformer and leader of the agricultural sector in Africa. The World Food Prize is the highest international honor recognizing the achievements of those who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity and availability of food in the world. More ...

NewU board OKs tuition rates for Indiana residents, Purdue employees

In its inaugural regular meeting, the Board of Trustees for Purdue's new affiliated institution, currently referred to as NewU, approved plans to offer a dramatic tuition discount for Indiana resident students and free tuition for Purdue employees. More ...

Giving to Purdue hits all-time-high $351.9 million, sets records for total donors and student support

A record 85,465 Purdue alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, students, parents and friends donated to the university during the fiscal year that ended June 30, spurring 2016-17 to an all-time-high $351.9 million raised for the year. It marks the first time in Purdue's history that donors have contributed more than $300 million a year for three years in a row. More ...

Rolls-Royce, Purdue, state of Indiana announce initiative to develop next-generation jet engine components

Rolls-Royce, Purdue and the state of Indiana have announced a new $24 million jointly funded program that further strengthens the state's leadership position in the aerospace industry. This new initiative will establish unique gas turbine research capabilities at Purdue's Zucrow Laboratories that will focus on advanced turbine aerodynamic and heat-transfer technologies. More ...

New agreements build on Purdue, NSWC Crane strategic partnership

Saving lives through improved communications and defense of U.S. Navy fleets and eliminating dangerous counterfeit laptops and other electronics are the goal of two new cooperative agreements between Purdue researchers and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division. More ...

Loral O'HaraPurdue grad among 12 announced as NASA's newest astronauts

Purdue's "Cradle of Astronauts" added another name to its list with NASA's announcement of the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. Loral O'Hara of Sugar Land, Texas, and a 2009 Purdue graduate, was one of 12 people announced during ceremonies June 7 at Johnson Space Center in Houston. O'Hara earned her master's degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue's College of Engineering. More ...

Purdue ranks 12th among top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents for 2016

Purdue ranked 12th in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2016, according to a new report released by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). This ranking in patent activity is up from the previous year's spot of 15th. In 2016, Purdue had 105 U.S. utility patents issued. More ...

Data science leader tapped as dean of College of Science

A data science leader and Royal Society Research Fellow from University College London has been chosen as the next Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science at Purdue. Patrick J. Wolfe, professor of statistics and computer science and EPSRC Established Career Fellow in the Mathematical Sciences at UCL, was selected from a group of five finalists following a national search. He will join Purdue on July 17. More ...

Fulbright Scholars bring diverse teaching methods, ideas back to Purdue

With seven Fulbright faculty scholars, Purdue ranks sixth nationally. More importantly, the increased faculty opportunities are enhancing classroom learning on campus. That's why Purdue has created a Provost's Fellow for Fulbright Faculty Awards position to help faculty identify specific Fulbright opportunities. More ...

Instantly rechargeable battery'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles

A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries through a quick and easy process similar to refueling a car at a gas station. More ...

Purdue scientists identify link between plant nitrogen uptake and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Purdue scientists released research findings that indicate corn management processes contributing to optimal levels of plant nitrogen uptake could result in fewer nitrous oxide emissions, long identified as one of the most potent greenhouse gases. The research, which revealed a strong relationship between actual nitrogen recovery and nitrous oxide emissions, was recently published in Frontiers in Plant Science. More ...

Combining MRI and optical microscopy promising for brain research

Functional magnetic resonance imaging reveals changes in blood-oxygen levels in different parts of the brain, but the data show nothing about what is actually happening in and between brain cells, information needed to better understand brain circuitry and function. Now researchers have solved the problem by designing a system that allows the simultaneous study of brain function with both a functional MRI and a technology called two-photon microscopy. More ...

Satellite technology could help agricultural producers more accurately measure subsurface moisture

Agricultural producers could, in the future, make use of better forecasts to more efficiently irrigate their fields using a Purdue-developed technology that could more accurately sense soil moisture below the surface through measuring the reflections of  communication satellite signals. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

Purdue, IU trustees finalize Fort Wayne realignment agreements

The Purdue University Board of Trustees and Indiana University Board of Trustees on June 16 approved agreements to implement the realignment of the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus, as outlined by the plan approved by both boards in December. More ...

Purdue Northwest College of Business introducing sports management major

In response to growing and diverse career opportunities in the business of professional and intercollegiate sports and athletics, Purdue University Northwest is introducing this fall a sports management major within its Bachelor of Science in Business degree program. More ...

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