News for faculty and staffFebruary 4, 2008
FEATURED NEWS FOR EMPLOYEES
Safety reminder: Be careful out thereSafety and Security and Human Resource Services-Staff Benefits would like to remind all employees to use caution around campus on these wet, snowy days. Wearing appropriate footwear for the slippery conditions,
and taking a little more time to get where you are going will help avoid falls and injuries. Be especially careful at building entry ways, parking lots, stairs, docks, and parking garages.
RESEARCH NEWS, SPECIAL REPORTS
Gene guards grain-producing grasses so people and animals can eat
The research team is the first to show that the same biochemical process protects an entire plant family - grasses - from the devastating, fungal pathogen. The naturally occurring disease resistance probably is responsible for the survival of grains and other grasses over the past 60 million years. More
Americans can plot their geography skills with new Web siteA new Web site helps Americans map their geography skills, says a Purdue expert.
"Most Americans don't have a great conception of geography, and this Web site can help people relate where they live to another place," says Sorin Adam Matei, an associate professor of communication. More
Former Purdue Agriculture Dean Earl Butz dead at 98Former Secretary of Agriculture and dean of Purdue University's College of Agriculture Earl Butz, died
Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was 98 years old. More
Purdue students earn Krannert School of Management scholarshipsMore than 85 students in Krannert School of Management were awarded scholarships for the 2007-08 academic year. More
CALENDAR AND EVENTS
Events this week
Here is a list of events happening Feb. 4-10 at the West Lafayette campus. More
NASA officials for Mars, lunar missions to speak at PurdueFive members of a NASA team working on future human missions to the moon and Mars will discuss different aspects of the program during a lecture on Tuesday (Feb. 5).
The lecture, at 3:30 p.m. in Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 1010, will highlight NASA's Constellation Program, which includes research to develop the Ares I launch vehicle and the Orion crew exploration vehicle, which are critical for the missions. More
Chinese New Year celebration honors the Year of the RatPurdue's Confucius Institute and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures are celebrating the Chinese New Year on Feb. 7.
The celebration, which is free and open to the public, is 3-5 p.m. at Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 131. The day of the Chinese New Year is celebrated in January or February based on a lunar calendar, and the year also is marked by one of 12 animals. This year celebrates the rat. More
Gen-Nano game project call-out this weekA call-out for the Best Gen-Nano Game competition will be held this week. More
Purdue Theatre to present romantic comedy 'The Underpants'
Purdue Theatre will perform "The Underpants," a Steve Martin adaptation of a play originally written by German playwright Carl Sternheim in 1910, Feb. 14-24 in the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. More
Chinese culture to be celebrated with February performanceChinese folk music, dance, song and acrobatics will be featured at Purdue's Confucius Institute's Chinese cultural celebration on Feb. 17. More
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