April 1 , 2010
In the spotlight
evGrandPrix revs up interest in electric vehicles
Purdue will hold the inaugural Electric Vehicle Grand Prix on April 18 as part of a program to educate a new generation of highly skilled workers to design, build and service electric vehicles. Read more...
* Technology Week introducing electric car race, more
Featured News for Employees
Sustaining New Synergies forum to be webcast
The Sustaining New Synergies forum at 1:30-2:30 p.m. today (April 1) in Purdue Memorial Union's North Ballroom will be available as a webcast at mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/sustaining.
APSAC to offer 'Crucial Conversations' presentation
The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee will offer a "Crucial Conversations" workshop on May 4 to launch its new annual professional development offering, the Lovell Leadership Lecture Series.
Purdue to test emergency notification text messaging on April 7
Purdue will test its text messaging system at 10 a.m. April 7.
The test is to gather data to both evaluate improvements the University has made and to look for possible future improvements, said Ron Wright, director of emergency preparedness. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Collider achieves world record; Purdue researchers part of experiment
Spring started with a bang for physicists as particles collided at a world-record energy during an international experiment that included the work of Purdue researchers and students. Read more...
Second plant pathway could improve nutrition, biofuel production
Purdue scientists have defined a hidden second option plants have for making an essential amino acid that could be the first step in boosting plants' nutritional value and improving biofuel production potential. Read more...
The 'blues' can surprise even adoptive parents
The unmet or unrealistic expectations adoptive parents often have is a recurring theme in postadoption depression, according to research from Purdue. Read more...
College of Technology to offer engineering technology degree across Indiana
Purdue's College of Technology will begin offering a bachelor's degree in engineering technology at Anderson, Kokomo, Richmond and South Bend next fall. Read more...
Photo gallery: Purdue Solar Racing
The Purdue Solar Racing team on Sunday won first place in the solar-power category of the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, an international contest for college and high school students to design and build the most fuel-efficient vehicles. The Purdue Solar Racing team achieved the equivalent of 4,548 miles per gallon with its car, called Pulsar. A gallery of the competition is here.
Purdue Libraries to extend hours to Saturdays in April for Earhart exhibit
Due to a large number of requests, Purdue Libraries will extend the hours that the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center is open during April for visitors to view the Amelia Earhart exhibit. Read more...
Purdue to honor Violet Haas Award winner Sadowski
Mary Sadowski, associate dean for undergraduate programs and learning in the College of Technology and winner of the 2010 Violet Haas Award, will be honored at an April 23 reception. 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...