January 26, 2010
In the spotlight
Purdue researchers returning to Haiti to examine possibility of another major earthquake
A team led by Purdue experts is returning to Haiti this week to investigate the cause of the Jan. 12 magnitude 7 earthquake and collect crucial data to assess whether it could trigger another major event to the east or west of Port-au-Prince. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Blackboard outage scheduled Saturday and Sunday
The Blackboard course management system will be offline beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 30). The scheduled outage could last until 6 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 31). Read more...
ITaP cancels TLT Conference
ITaP's annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, which was slated for April 7 and 8, has been canceled for 2010. Read more...
Interim changes to I-9 process due to E-Verify to be effective Wednesday
A presidential executive order that went into effect in October 2009 mandated the use of E-Verify for all federal contractors meeting certain criteria. To comply, Purdue must now use the E-Verify system for all new hires and any current employee working on a federal contract with the E-Verify clause written into the contract. 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.
Research News & Special Reports
Advanced engine-control system reduces biodiesel fuel consumption and emissions
Researchers from Purdue and Cummins Inc. have developed an advanced "closed-loop control" approach for preventing diesel engines from emitting greater amounts of smog-causing nitrogen oxides when running on biodiesel fuels. Read more...
Tell Your Students
Environmental and Ecological Engineering to hold student open house
The Department of Environmental and Ecological Engineering is holding an open house 4-6 p.m. today (Jan. 26) to celebrate moving into its new offices in Room 322, Potter Engineering Center. The event will allow students to talk with departmental leadership and affiliated professors about courses, minors, and other opportunities.
Applications available for Purdue Alpha Chi Omega art scholarship
Applications are available for the Purdue University Alpha Chi Omega chapter scholarship, which is awarded each year to a student whose college career has been touched by the arts. Read more...