July 15, 2010
In the spotlight
University's fundraising report shows growth, support
Financial support from University alumni and friends helped Purdue's gift income exceed $200 million for the first time in six years, according to a newly released report.
Featured News for Employees
Program offers information for those approaching retirement age
Faculty and staff who are approaching the age of retirement have received invitations to a special program focusing on preparation for retirement. Read more...
Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship program seeks faculty proposals
Faculty members are invited to partner with the Discovery Learning Research Center to involve undergraduates in interdisciplinary research through the Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship program. Read more...
Nutrition consultations available through WorkLife Programs
The registered dietitians at WorkLife Programs offer free nutrition counseling. Read more...
Mainframe decommissioning project months ahead of schedule
Drop more than 8,000 pounds and keep it off. That's a weight-loss claim ITaP can support with evidence, as its project to decommission a mainframe that houses sensitive business data is far ahead of schedule. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
'Econophysics' points way to fair salaries in free market
A Purdue researcher has used "econophysics" to show that under ideal circumstances, free markets promote fair salaries for workers and do not support CEO compensation practices common today. Read more...
Purdue supports youth at 40th Indiana Black Expo
Encouraging youth to go to college and make positive life choices are the themes that Purdue University is supporting at the 40th annual Summer Celebration of the Indiana Black Expo in Indianapolis. Read more...
Magazine focuses on Purdue's Office of Supplier Diversity
A story on Purdue's Office of Supplier Diversity is featured in the spring/summer issue of Supplier Diversity Review magazine. An online version of the magazine is available here, and the story is on pages 48-49.
Purdue's summer commencement Aug. 7
Purdue will confer about 1,371 degrees during a summer commencement ceremony scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 7 at Elliott Hall of Music. Read more...
Executive director named for new Administrative Computing office
Terry Schroeder has been named executive director of administrative computing, a new position that reports to Gerry McCartney, vice president for information technology, chief information officer, and Olga Osterle England Professor of Information Technology. Read more...
Head of educational studies to join Washington State University
Anthony Rud Jr., head of Purdue's Department of Educational Studies, has been named dean of the College of Education at Washington State University. Read more...
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• Purdue TAP plans energy forum
• Science on Tap to feature professor researching oil spill-cleanup technology
• International wine competition moving to Purdue