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News for faculty and staff
November 20, 2009
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Purdue Musical Organizations to present 'The Spirit of the Season'
"This year’s show is different," said Bill Griffel, Purdue Musical Organizations director. "We're telling an original story with character dialogue between the musical numbers, which will help deliver a beautiful message. To help us tell our story, we’re bringing back the big screens, so there’s not a bad seat in the house." More
FEATURED NEWS FOR EMPLOYEES
President's Forum to be held today
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a President's Forum from 9 to 10 a.m. today (Nov. 20) in the South Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union. President France A. Córdova will open the forum with remarks, and Board of Trustees chairman Keith Krach also will speak. In addition, Dean Mark Smith will highlight the work of the Purdue Graduate School, and Al Diaz, executive vice president for business and finance, treasurer, will give an update on the budget.
CSSAC hears reports on state budget, Spring Fling
The Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee held its monthly meeting on Nov. 10. More
Purdue to host winter commencement ceremoniesPurdue will award degrees at its West Lafayette campus on Dec. 20 and at its Calumet campus on Dec. 15. More
Purdue Today schedule for Thanksgiving break
Purdue Today will reduce its publishing schedule during the week of the Thanksgiving holiday. It will be published Nov. 23 and then will resume daily publication on Nov. 30.
RESEARCH NEWS, SPECIAL REPORTS
Maize cell wall genes identified, giving boost to biofuel researchPurdue scientists have helped identify and group the genes thought to be responsible for cell wall development in maize, an effort that expands scientists' ability to discover ways to produce the biomass best suited for biofuels production. More
Drug studied as possible treatment for spinal injuriesResearchers have shown how an experimental drug might restore the function of nerves damaged in spinal cord injuries by preventing short circuits caused when tiny "potassium channels" in the fibers are exposed. More
Purdue police arrest student in relation to suspicious packagePurdue police have arrested a student in connection with a suspicious package found Thursday (Nov. 19) morning in the University's Visitor Information Center. More
Men's basketball holiday ticket pack announced
Purdue men's basketball fans who are still looking for a chance to see the No. 7 Boilermakers in action have that opportunity during the upcoming holiday season. Several promotions and packages are available at family-friendly prices. More
CALENDAR AND EVENTS
Events today, this weekend
Here is a list of events happening Nov. 20-22 at the West Lafayette campus. More
Purdue Libraries to hold event for GIS Day
Purdue Libraries will be hosting its third annual Geographic Information Systems Day event on Monday (Nov. 23). More
Bugs to take center stage in Purdue vaudeville production
Entomology and theater usually aren't subjects that go together, but in an upcoming vaudeville at Purdue, the two will combine in an effort to integrate the disciplines of theater and science. More
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