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September 2017

Purdue gains commission approval for Indiana's newest public institution

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education on Aug. 10 voted unanimously to grant necessary approvals that will allow Purdue to launch and oversee the state's newest public institution, currently being called NewU. More ...

Freshmen crossing the tracks traditionPurdue sets record for student enrollment, graduation rate

Purdue's overall enrollment is its highest ever and the incoming class is the largest since 2006 and one of its most academically prepared, the university announced Sept. 11. Total enrollment of 41,573 at Purdue West Lafayette set a new record, with a growth of 1,122 students over last year, and includes 31,006 undergraduates. More ...

NSF-funded center at Purdue could help power U.S. for next century

The National Science Foundation has chosen Purdue University to lead an engineering research center, which will develop new technologies to produce fuels from U.S. shale-gas deposits that could inject $20 billion annually into the economy. More ...

Purdue Liberal Arts launches 3-year degree tracks

Students in Purdue's College of Liberal Arts will be able to complete their degrees in three years with the launch of Degree in 3, announced Sept. 5 by President Mitch Daniels and Dean David A. Reingold. More ...

Wilmeth Active Learning Center offering advanced learning environment

The Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center, which will serve as a new centerpiece in the heart of Purdue's campus and as a daily destination for thousands of students, is up and running with the start of the 2017-18 academic year. The center offers students a unique learning experience through active learning and integrated study rooms and library spaces. More ...

Computer science studentsPurdue enrollment in computer science doubles in five years

Undergraduate enrollment in Purdue's Department of Computer Science has more than doubled since 2012, a circumstance that will help fill a national shortage. In recent years, educators and employers in computer science have received a wakeup call – they need employees to fill the hundreds of thousands of vacant jobs in the field, especially women and underrepresented minorities. More ...

Summer enrollment at Purdue continues to set records

Summer enrollment at Purdue set another record in 2017 with a 3.5 percent increase over 2016. John Gipson, director of summer session, says students who graduate early and start jobs sooner net anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000, even after taking into account the cost of summer courses and lower summer income. More ...

Purdue completes another record year for study abroad

The number of Purdue students studying abroad has increased four years in a row. "The increase continues due to the emphasis on global experience across various careers and Purdue Moves scholarships making that possible," said Brian Harley, associate dean of international programs and director of programs for study abroad. "Last year's increase led the university to being recognized as one of the nation's top 25 universities for study abroad." More ...

Infosys, Purdue build strategic alliance for technology innovation and US workforce development

Purdue is entering into a five-year agreement with Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services. As part of the agreement, Purdue will provide classes and training for many of the 10,000 American employees that Infosys will hire over the next two years, 2,000 of whom will be based in Indiana. More ...

Purdue to hold income share agreement rates flat through 2017-18

Purdue Research Foundation announced Aug. 31 that it will hold student financial commitment rates at the 2016 level through the 2017-18 academic year for Purdue students enrolled in the Back a Boiler – ISA Fund, an income share agreement program that provides an alternative to Federal Parent PLUS and private student loans. More ...

Purdue earns top cybersecurity study ranking among universities

Purdue received the top ranking among 20 institutions for its multidisciplinary work in the area of cybersecurity. Facets of the university's work, in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute Department of Computer and Information Technology and the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), were cited in the CyberDegrees.org ranking. More ...

Self-powered paper-based 'SPEDs' may lead to new medical-diagnostic tools 

A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses -- powered only by the user's touch -- and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand. More ...

Purdue professor leads effort to increase cybersecurity for nuclear power plants

Cybersecurity for nuclear power plants is the focus of a new collaboration between government and academia, led by Purdue's Hany Abdel-Khalik. The National Academy of Engineering has identified cybersecurity as one of the most complex issues engineering has ever faced. As engineering systems become more sophisticated, it gets harder to think about all the ways they can be compromised. More ...

A message from President Daniels

A year of achievements in research

President Mitch Daniels reflects on the many important achievements that have occurred for Purdue in the realm of research in this month's update. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

PNW receives $482,926 grant from National Science Foundation

Purdue University Northwest has received a Scholarship for Services Capacity Building Grant from the National Science Foundation for $482,926. This grant will enable a three-year project to develop course curriculum modules, including virtual reality 3-dimensional games, robotic programming games, and practical labs based on simulated cases, for cybersecurity teaching in high school classrooms and extracurricular activities. More ...

Rupp named chief of staff to Chancellor Keon

Purdue University Northwest announced that Richard Rupp, an experienced associate professor of political science, has been named chief of staff in the office of Chancellor Thomas L. Keon. In this role, Rupp will be engaged in the university's strategic planning and engagement, community relations, and participating in the day-to-day operations of the university. More ...

IPFW hires directors of alumni relations and development

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has hired Shawna Squibb as the director of alumni relations and Jean Hershberger as the director of development after a national search. More ...

Purdue in the News

PBS NewsHour: Purdue invests in students’ futures with new model of financing

Indianapolis Business Journal: Under Daniels, Purdue unleashes surge of startups

London Daily Mail: Radical new propulsion system can propel tiny satellites with a spoonful of water

Big Ten Network: How Purdue veterinarians helped this horse find its footing: BTN LiveBIG

Anderson Herald Bulletin: Purdue Polytechnic dedicates $14 million facility, touts innovative excellence

Phys.org: New solid lubricant shown to reduce friction and wear on steel surfaces

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