May 4, 2010
In the spotlight
Murphy Award winners: Josh Boyd and Keith Dickson
Five exceptional teachers were honored with 2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy at the Celebration of Teaching Excellence on April 27 in Purdue Memorial Union. Purdue Today now highlights Josh Boyd, associate professor of communication, and Keith Dickson, associate professor of classics. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
ITaP schedules May SharePoint training for Purdue staff
Because of increased demand, ITaP has scheduled two full-day, hands-on instructional workshops in May for Purdue staff interested in learning how to best use SharePoint, a web-based collaboration platform that has become one of ITaP's fastest-growing services. "Using SharePoint Efficiently" will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday (May 7) and May 18. Read more...
CSSAC accepting membership applications
Information has been mailed to clerical and service staff about applying for membership on the Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee. The application deadline is May 14. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Low-maintenance strawberry may be good crop to grow in space
Astronauts could one day tend their own crops on long space missions, and Purdue researchers have found a healthy candidate to help satisfy a sweet tooth -- a strawberry that requires little maintenance and energy. Read more...
NASA, Purdue study offers recipe for global warming-free industrial materials
Let a bunch of fluorine atoms get together in the molecules of a chemical compound, and they're like a heavy metal band at a chamber music festival. They tend to dominate the proceedings and not always for the better. Read more...
President's leadership class focuses on innovative ways to conserve energy, reduce campus costs
Thirty Purdue students spent their first year working closely with Purdue's president, campus leaders and other experts to learn leadership skills while devising possible ways to cut costs through novel sustainable practices. Read more...
Robinson honored with reception
A reception was held Friday to honor Thomas B. Robinson, vice president for student services, who will retire June 30. Under Robinson's 12-year leadership, Boiler Gold Rush, a Purdue student access, transition and success program, has received national praise for helping students acclimate and succeed on campus. Robinson also has overseen recent capital improvement projects such as the new drill field for the band, plans for a new Purdue Musical Organizations building, a new crew boathouse, and major renovations and expansion of the Recreational Sports Center. In the photo, Robinson and his wife, Nancy, receive a gift from President France A. Córdova.
Libraries announces annual award winners
Purdue Libraries has announced its 2010 staff award winners. Read more...
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