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October 10, 2007


Krannert's weekend MBA program to offer more starting dates

Krannert School of Management's Weekend MBA Program will be offered more frequently to meet the demand of working professionals waiting to join.

The program has run every three years since it began in 1994. For the first time starting in January, a new group of students will begin the trek to a future MBA while another class begins their second year. More

Purdue distinguished professor to discuss planetary engineering of Mars

Joseph S. Francisco
During this year's McCoy Distinguished Lecture, a Purdue University professor will discuss the potential use of greenhouse gases to engineer a more Earthlike atmosphere on Mars.

The lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct.10) in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. A reception will follow in the Stewart Center West Foyer. More


Events today at Purdue

— Oct. 10. 9-11 a.m. Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month event. Speakers: Scott Ksander, chief information security officer and executive director of ITAP networks and security; and Pablo Malevenda, associate dean of students. Topic: Internet Riding Safely. To learn more about this and other events this month or to register to attend a session, go to http://www.purdue.edu/securepurdue/training/.

— Oct. 10. 4-5 p.m. Room 111, HAAS. Computing Research Institute Seminar. Speaker: Mikhail Ivanov, head, computational aerodynamics, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITAM), Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Division. Title: "Computational Analysis of Hysteresis Phenomena in Shock Wave Reflection." See flier.

— Oct. 10. 7 p.m. Take Back the Night Vigil and Rally. Materials and Electrical Engineering Building. Remembrance vigil will be held and then walk will leave from MSEE lobby on a route heading to the Latino Cultural Center.

— Oct. 10. 7 p.m. Room 2290, Beering Hall. Ambassadors for Children Purdue Chapter event. Speaker: J.R. Pico, professor of Spanish, Indiana University Kokomo. Topic: Pico will discuss his volunteer experiences in Malawi, Africa, and discuss how students and others can have a significant effect on the world and world peace through volunteer travel and work.

Thursday: Supervisor Resonsibilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Oct. 11. 10 a.m. to noon. Room 318, Stewart Center. Americans with Disabilities Act for Supervisors. Speaker: Lynne Horngren, training specialist in the Office of the Vice President for Human Relations. In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Purdue's Affirmative Action Office is offering this workshop, open to all campus supervisors, that will examine what constitutes a disability, how to recognize an employee's request for a reasonable accommodation and what to do next.

Thursday: Hawkins Memorial Lecture

Oct. 11. 4:30 p.m. Room 161, ME. The Hawkins Memorial Lecture. Speaker: Richard O. Buckius, assistant director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation; and professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois. Title: Engineering and National Priorities. More information available here.

Friday: Regenstrief Center Brownbag Speaker Series

Oct. 12. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Room 203, Mann Hall. Bring your lunch and learn about the latest in Purdue healthcare delivery research.  This week: HealthyPurdue research. Speaker: Julie Huetteman, WorkLife Programs.

Sunday: Women's Health Issues Forum

Oct. 14. 4 p.m. Women's Health Issues Forum. Hillenbrans Hall Atrium. The forum is sponsored by Purdue Musical Organizations and the Purdue Cancer Center. Free refreshments and entertainment by the Purduettes will be provided. More information is available here.

Oct. 16: Environmental Entrepreneurship Initiative call out

The Environmental Entrepreneurship Initiative (EEI) is a partnership between the Center for the Environment and the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at Purdue's Discovery Park. More

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