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News for faculty and staffSeptember 22, 2009
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: GREEN WEEK
Today: Water Day
Grand opening of Schleman Hall green roof to be held today
The grand opening of the plant-covered Schleman Hall green roof will take place at 2 p.m. today. The student-run Boiler Green Initiative spurred the project with help from a State Farm grant.
Purdue President France A. Córdova will attend the public ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. A green tea party with tours of the roof will run from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Boiler Green Initiative is seeking grant support to retrofit several Purdue buildings with similar roofs, including the Armory, Mann Hall and the horticulture building. More
* The green roof on Schleman Hall was featured during the August edition of Boiler Bytes.
A message from President Córdova
As a Purdue Boilermaker, I, like most of you, proudly wear our gold and black. But there is another hue that is becoming a stronger influence on our lives -- green. More
Porsche converted by students to be in spotlight
Jim Danielson and Sean Kleinschmidt spent the summer before their freshman year at Purdue turning a Porsche with a blown engine into an electric-powered vehicle. More
FEATURED NEWS FOR EMPLOYEES
Purdue's Córdova to serve as Smithsonian regentPresident France A. Córdova on Friday (Sept. 18) was confirmed as a citizen member of the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents. More
RESEARCH NEWS, SPECIAL REPORTS
New multi-use device can shed light on oxygen intake
A fiber-optic sensor created by a team of Purdue researchers that is capable of measuring oxygen intake rates could have broad applications ranging from plant root development to assessing the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs. More
Photo gallery: Purdue Fire Department training
Purdue's Fire Department took part in specialized training recently while the Indiana Department of Homeland Security's Mobile Live Fire Trainer unit was on campus. The fire trainer, a trailer set up with propane burners to create fire, a smoke machine and moveable walls, allows firefighters to practice a series of interior fire attack scenarios, including fires in a bedroom, kitchen and basement. Purdue firefighters also trained on mayday calling and rapid intervention while the trailer was near the gravel pits on the south side of campus Sept. 11-15. A photo gallery of the training is available here.
New company at Purdue Research Park helps improve radiation therapy for breast cancer patientsNano-Rad LLC, a company that plans to improve the standard of care for breast cancer patients who receive radiation therapy, has moved into the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. More
Purdue Alumni recognizes Special Boilermaker Award recipients
The Purdue Alumni Association has named Marshall Martin and Ron Fruitt recipients of the 2009 Special Boilermaker Award. More
CALENDAR AND EVENTS
Here is a list of events happening Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the West Lafayette campus. More
Events this weekHere is a list of events happening Sept. 21-27 at the West Lafayette campus. More
Alumnus and astronaut Feustel to speak at Purdue
Purdue alumnus and mission specialist Andrew Feustel will speak at the University on Sept. 30 about his experiences in the space program and how his scientific training influenced his NASA career. More
Deadline extended to attend Dog Days of Summer Auction
The Dog Days of Summer Auction will be held at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Lynn Hall. Those interested in attending have until Wednesday to reserve their seat. To register, preview the dogs for sale or bid online, visit the Dog Days of Summer Web site.
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