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News for faculty and staffFebruary 12, 2008
FEATURED NEWS FOR EMPLOYEES
New financial reports available this weekNew monthly financial reports will be available Feb. 13-15 and will be delivered electronically. More
University Senate to vote Feb. 18 on grade index adjustment
The University Senate will vote on an amended proposal that addresses grade index adjustment at its Feb. 18 meeting. More
Current issue of Inside PurdueThe February 12 issue of Inside Purdue is available for download in pdf format here.
Purdue offers cars, vans for saleFaculty, staff and the general public is invited to purchase used vehicles from Purdue's Transportation Service. More
RESEARCH NEWS, SPECIAL REPORTS
Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain
Want to lose weight? It might help to pour that diet soda down the drain. Researchers have laboratory evidence that the widespread use of no-calorie sweeteners may actually make it harder for people to control their intake and body weight. The findings, by psychologists at Purdue's Ingestive Behavior Research Center, appear in the February issue of Behavioral Neuroscience, which is published by the American Psychological Association (APA). More
Purdue's new $1.2 million machine excites nuclei and researchersPurdue recently installed a $1.2 million, 8,000-pound piece of equipment that allows researchers to determine the structure of the tiny building blocks of life.
Purdue is the first public university in Indiana to obtain the equipment, a Bruker AV-800 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. More
Tiller receives high University honorFootball head coach Joe Tiller received the Order of the Griffin on Sunday night in Naples, Fla., as part of President's Council Weekend. More
CALENDAR AND EVENTS
Here is a list of events happening Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the West Lafayette campus. More
Events this weekHere is a list of events happening Feb. 11-17 on the West Lafayette campus. More
Washington Post military correspondent to talk about war in IraqA Washington Post military correspondent will speak Feb. 18 at Purdue about his recent trip to Baghdad and the war in Iraq.
Thomas E. Ricks will present "The Iraq War as a Failure of the American System?" at 8 p.m. in Loeb Playhouse as part of the Sears Lecture Series. More
TV personality, author Boykin to speak at Purdue on diversity
TV host and bestselling author Keith O. Boykin will talk about "Diversity without Division: Building an Inclusive Campus" on Feb. 26 in Fowler Hall . The speech, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by Purdue's Black Cultural Center. More
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