January 15, 2010
In the spotlight
A message from President Córdova
We are tremendously saddened by the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Haiti. Many in the Purdue family have been personally affected by the earthquake. They have worked in Haiti and have family, friends and colleagues there. The people of Haiti need our help, and I know each of us will look for ways to reach out as we can. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Sustaining New Synergies Forum set for Thursday
The next Sustaining New Synergies Forum will be held 1-2 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 21) in Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Speaking at the forum will be President France A. Córdova and Al Diaz, executive vice president for business and finance, treasurer. A webcast of the forum will be available.
CIE to offer teaching workshops in spring
The Center for Instructional Excellence is offering two series of workshops this spring that will give participants the chance to enhance their teaching skills, learn about innovative teaching techniques, and network with other instructors on campus about their teaching. Read more...
Clean energy conference seeks registrants
Purdue students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a conference on Feb. 12 on "Powering the Global Supply Chain," sponsored by the Krannert School of Management's Global Supply Chain Management Initiative. Keynote speakers will discuss, among several topics, the impact of renewable energy policies on industries and their customers. Read more...
Abstracts due Jan. 22 for Gender and STEM Research Symposium
Faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for presentations and posters for the first Gender and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Symposium. The symposium, sponsored by ADVANCE-Purdue and the Purdue Center for Faculty Success, will be held Feb. 19 on the West Lafayette campus. Read more...
Confucius Institute to offer course
Learn Chinese Language and Culture will be offered this spring through the Confucius Institute at Purdue (CIP). The course is open to students, staff and faculty who are interested in short and flexible learning sessions with an interest in Chinese language and culture. A PDF with more information is available here.
Nominations sought for Roberts, Ross awards
Nominations are being accepted for the Flora Roberts and G.A. Ross awards for 2010.
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate graduating senior men and women for these awards. Read more...
Submissions sought for Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Awards Competition
The Purdue University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is conducting a Graduate Student Research Awards Competition in the format of a scientific poster session. More details on the competition are in a PDF here.
Lady Gaga forced to reschedule Purdue appearance
This statement was issued by Lady Gaga’s tour management on Thursday (Jan. 14). Read more...
Purdue placing sustainability efforts in national competition
Beginning Sunday (Jan. 17), Purdue will enter its sustainability initiatives in a national competition.
RecycleMania is a 10-week competition that includes 350 universities nationwide. Schools report recycling and trash data, which is then calculated to determine who collects the most recyclable items per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables and the least amount of trash per capita. Read more...
Scammers target givers after Haiti earthquake
The earthquake Tuesday (Jan. 12) in Haiti caused massive destruction with widespread loss of life and property. The stories and pictures over the next few days and weeks will undoubtedly trigger the urge in people to make contributions to help. Read more...
Registration open for summer program on computer-related careers
Purdue is accepting applications from high school teachers, guidance counselors and students for a summer program that focuses on ways to attract girls to computer-related careers. Read more...
Purdue, Able Flight to offer flight training for disabled
Purdue's Department of Aviation Technology and Able Flight, a nonprofit organization for people with physical disabilities, will offer an all-expense-paid flight training project next summer. Read more...
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