August 5, 2010
In the spotlight
Magazine focuses on Córdova, diversity initiatives
President France A Córdova is featured on the cover of the Aug. 5 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Córdova is featured in an article focusing on Purdue initiatives that have advanced diversity among students, faculty and senior administration. The full story can be found here.
Featured News for Employees
PERF offers new investment options and enhanced online services
Public Employees' Retirement Fund (PERF) participants are now able to invest their annuity savings account (ASA) assets in a new lineup of investment options, including target date funds. Read more...
Memo: Religious observances and diversity
Periods of religious observances may create sensitive situations for some students and staff in regard to coursework and University events. This memo from Alysa Christmas Rollock, vice president for ethics and compliance, speaks to those situations and the University's commitment to diversity. Memo
Changes made for ordering, receiving recognition gifts
Employees being honored for their years of service at Purdue now will have a new way to order and receive their recognition gifts. Read more...
Roundtable discussion offered for parents going back to school
WorkLife Programs invites parents interested in going back to school to attend a roundtable discussion. Read more...
Farmers market welcomes more seasonal produce
Pick up tonight's dinner or stock up for the weekend at the farmers market on the corner of Sheetz and Wood streets, just west of the Dick and Sandy Dauch Alumni Center. Read more...
Staff & Student Bowling League to organize Aug. 16
The Purdue University Staff & Student Bowling League is inviting new members to join in the league's 73rd year starting with fall semester Aug. 23. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
New findings promising for 'transformation optics,' cloaking
Researchers have overcome a fundamental obstacle in using new "metamaterials" for radical advances in optical technologies, including ultra-powerful microscopes and computers and a possible invisibility cloak. Read more...
Purdue-IU team uncovers potential prostate cancer marker
Studies by a Purdue University-led team have revealed a potential marker for prostate cancer that could be the starting point for less invasive testing and improved diagnosis of the disease. Read more...
Purdue exhibits on climate change, social networks at state fair
Purdue Extension exhibits that cover an array of topics such as climate change and social networking will be featured in the Pioneer Our Land Pavilion at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 6-22.
Purdue, cities of Lafayette, West Lafayette notify half marathon organizer to halt promotions
Purdue and the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette on Tuesday (Aug. 3) sent a joint letter to the organizer of a mini-marathon planned in October asking that he stop advertising a partnership with them and notifying him that the event cannot be conducted on public properties inside their boundaries. Read more...
Software from Purdue Research Park-based firm assists blind students at Michigan camp
Blind and partially blind students who attended Camp Tuhsmeheta in Greenville, Mich., for a week in July gained hands-on experience in collecting data in various ecosystems, thanks to software developed by a Purdue Research Park-based firm. Read more...
Purdue professor's co-authored book to be published
A Purdue professor has co-authored a book intended for college students and professionals in the demolition process. Read more...
Agricultural panel to project crop yields at Indiana State Fair
Indiana corn and soybean crops have thrived in a spring and summer that's been hot, humid and wetter than usual. What that could mean for fall harvest will be discussed during an annual report Aug. 12 at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Read more...
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
Purdue professor named to board of women engineers group
Klod Kokini, College of Engineering associate dean for academic affairs and professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, has been named to the board of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network. Read more...
Men's basketball unveils non-conference schedule
A nine-game home slate, an early-season tournament in Chicago and trips to the heart of both the ACC and Big East headline the 2010-11 Purdue men's basketball non-conference schedule. Read more...
Purdue in the News
Midwest seismic zone became frozen in time
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