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Purdue Today

News for faculty and staff

September 18, 2008


In the spotlight: Green Week

TODAY: Research Day

President makes 'green' commute


President France A. Córdova rides her bicycle to work Wednesday morning (Sept. 17) as she participates in Green Week. Purdue students, faculty and staff, along with the surrounding community, are spending the week focusing on environmental issues, from sustainability to recycling to alternative energy.

Today's events and more

Sleeping computers and peripherals waste energy, Purdue CIO says

Even when your computer appears to be off, it may still be wasting energy. If a computer really is turned off, and other devices -- such as printers or disk drives -- are left on in standby mode, the system is still eating electricity. More

Green Week success story

Physical Facilities at Purdue reprogrammed two air handling units and, as a result, have saved 439 barrels of oil a year.

GREEN WEEK WEB SITE


FEATURED NEWS FOR EMPLOYEES

APSAC hears reports on benefits, life insurance

The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee’s Sept. 10 meeting featured reports on Purdue’s benefits comparison and review of life insurance options. More

Memo: Calendar of religious, ethnic and civic observances

This memo from Alysa Christmas Rollock, vice president for human relations, is regarding the calendar of religious, ethnic and civic observances for the 2008-09 academic year. Memo

Environmental health researchers to highlight Discovery Lecture Series

Leading international researchers probing how the environment impacts health in humans and animals will provide keynote lectures on Oct. 7 at Purdue's next Discovery Lecture Series. More

GENERAL NEWS

Purdue students create Web site to encourage kids to stay in school

A group of Purdue students has created an interactive Web site they hope will help students see the benefits of continuing their education. More

CALENDAR AND EVENTS

Events this week

Here is a list of events happening Sept. 15-21 at the West Lafayette campus. More

Seminar to focus on work force generational gaps

Purdue's Division of Engineering Professional Education will sponsor a one-day seminar Oct. 8 on bridging generational gaps in the work force. More

Liberal Arts alumni series to highlight leaders

A mystery author, video game leader and Big Ten Network vice president are just some of the Liberal Arts alumni who will be speaking to Purdue students and the public during the fall class and speakers series. More

NPR's Zorba Paster to talk, walk about 'Your Health'

The host of a National Public Radio weekly health show will give two talks on Oct. 17, including one at Purdue, and lead a community walk on Oct. 18 as part of Experience Liberal Arts. Dr. Zorba Paster, host of "On Your Health," will present "The Four Pillars of Perfect Health: How to Live Your Personal Best" at 1:30 p.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union's East Faculty Lounge. He also will present "How to Live a Long, Sweet Life" at 7 p.m. at Duncan Hall, 619 Ferry St. in Lafayette. More


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