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News for faculty and staffSeptember 11, 2009
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Purdue receives $105 million award to lead national earthquake engineering network
Advancing research and education to reduce the devastation and loss of human life from earthquakes and tsunamis is the goal of a new center at Purdue.
The National Science Foundation awarded $105 million to a Purdue-led team to spearhead a center that will serve as headquarters for the operations of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, or NEES. Submitted through the Cyber Center in Purdue's Discovery Park, the grant spans five years and is the largest in the University's history. More
FEATURED NEWS FOR EMPLOYEES
Bell Tower to ring as Sept. 11 tribute
The bells of the Purdue Bell Tower will peal for two minutes today (Sept. 11) as the University honors the memory of the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. The bells will peal at 3:25 p.m. to give faculty, staff and students a chance to pause and remember those who died in the attacks.
APSAC grant recipient encourages others to apply
Ginger Batta, an information technology specialist, hopes employees at Purdue will take advantage of the grants offered by the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee. The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Oct. 1. More
Purdue Crew to hold annual fundraiser
Dates for the annual Rent-A-Rower fundraiser, hosted by the Purdue Crew team, have been set. More
PMO to hold auditions for Kids Choir
Purdue Musical Organizations is holding auditions for the PMO Kids Choir at 2 p.m. Sept. 20. More
Boilermaker fans share their football memories
All season long, the sports information staff will be asking Boilermaker fans for their fondest Purdue football memories and then posting them online. Click here to read fans' stories or to find out how to submit your own.
CALENDAR AND EVENTS
Events today, this weekend
Here is a list of events happening Sept. 11-13 at the West Lafayette campus. More
Professor to discuss science of light in McCoy lecture
Vladimir Shalaev, the Robert and Anne Burnett Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will present this year's McCoy Distinguished Lecture on Sept. 16. More
Pair in Discovery Lecture Series to highlight global bionanotechnology advancements
Two experts in global advancements in bionanotechnology will speak at Purdue in this fall's Discovery Lecture Series in conjunction with an ongoing Purdue-South Korean research partnership. More
'Frindle' to explore power of words, languageA quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of language, Andrew Clements' "Frindle," presented by the Griffin Theatre Company, comes to life on the Loeb Playhouse stage of Purdue Stewart Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 1. More
Purdue to celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17
Purdue's celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 17 will feature videos, exhibits and quiz shows aimed at educating American citizens about the freedoms they enjoy. More
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