April 27, 2010
In the spotlight
Purdue dance company to perform Spring Works Concert
The Purdue Contemporary Dance Company will present its Spring Works 2010 Concert on April 30 and May 1.
The dance company, which is the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts resident modern dance company, will perform eight new dances created by faculty and student choreographers. The concert is at the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Retirement Plan Review Task Force town hall meetings to be rescheduled
Town hall meetings set for this week to discuss recommendations from the Retirement Plan Review Task Force have been canceled. The meetings will be rescheduled at at later date.
APSAC elects vice chair
The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee elected Robin Shanks as 2010-11 vice chair during its April meeting. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Gene discovery may lead to new varieties of soybean plants
Just months after the soybean genome was sequenced, a Purdue scientist has discovered a long-sought gene that controls the plant's main stem growth and could lead to the creation of new types of soybean plants that will allow producers to incorporate desired characteristics into their local varieties. Read more...
Purdue researcher featured in NSF webcast 'Learning from Haiti'
The Purdue geophysicist who has been studying the Haitian fault that led to the Jan. 12 earthquake there will be featured in a National Science Foundation webcast at 2 p.m. today (April 27). Read more...
'Old Grey Muzzle Tour' featured on Good Morning America Weekend
David Waters, associate director of Purdue's Center on Aging and the Life Course and professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and "The Old Grey Muzzle Tour" were recently featured in a segment on Good Morning America Weekend. During the 23-day tour, Waters criss-crossed the nation to study the oldest living pet Rottweilers in order to gain insights into what influences healthy aging.
Homeless shelter in Aurora wins Purdue families award
Heart House Inc., a homeless shelter serving the five southeastern Indiana counties of Dearborn, Ripley, Ohio, Switzerland and Franklin, has been named the winner of the ninth annual Purdue University Inspiring Families and Building Communities Award. Read more...
Purdue police investigate vehicle vandalisms
Purdue University police are investigating reports of vandalism to several vehicles on campus over the weekend. Read more...