January 14, 2010
In the spotlight
'Black Purdue' film now available online
A feature-length documentary called "Black Purdue," which chronicles the experiences of African-American students at Purdue University since the 1890s, can be viewed online at www.purdue.edu/blackpurdue. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Reminder: Purdue Alert test scheduled for today
Purdue will test its emergency notification system, including sirens, beginning at 10 a.m. today (Jan. 14). Read more...
Training sessions to focus on staff hiring
The Office of Institutional Equity and Human Resource Services Employment are offering a series of sessions designed to assist supervisors in developing and refining their staff hiring and employee retention skills. Read more...
Volunteers sought for Day of Service
Students, staff and community volunteers will participate in a Day of Service on Monday (Jan. 18) to help local nonprofit agencies as part of Purdue's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Those interested in volunteering must sign up by Friday (Jan. 15) by contacting the Boiler Volunteer Network by phone at 49-62450, via e-mail at email@example.com or by visiting www.purdue.edu/bvn. More information on activities pertaining to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is available here.
Memo: APSAC membership
This memo from the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee addresses coming membership vacancies for the 2010-11 term. Memo
Stricter security in effect for international flights
Purdue’s Travel Office advises staff traveling on University business that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently issued new security directives for all domestic and international air carriers flying into the U.S. The directives became effective Jan. 4. Read more...
Institute seeking applicants for predoctoral training awards in translational research
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Research Institute is seeking applicants for special predoctoral training awards in translational research. Read more...
Nominations sought for Jischke Outstanding International Student of the Year
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate a graduating senior for the Martin C. Jischke Outstanding International Student of the Year award. Read more...
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for study participants. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Genome sequencing speeds ability to improve soybeans
Purdue scientists led an effort to sequence the soybean genome, giving researchers a better understanding of the plant's genes and how to use them to improve its characteristics. Read more...
Saving gorillas, elephants starts with understanding their human neighbors
Understanding local human cultures is key to preserving gorillas, elephants and other wildlife in African parks and reserves, according to new research from Purdue. Read more...
Purdue police arrest student on drug charges
Purdue University police arrested a student on two felony drug charges Tuesday (Jan. 12). Read more...
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