August 19, 2010
In the spotlight
City, Purdue again undertake enforcement campaign aimed at pedestrian safety
Purdue and the city of West Lafayette will ramp up efforts on pedestrian safety with the addition of four new crosswalks and plans for another educational enforcement campaign.
Featured News for Employees
Magazine recognizes Purdue's partnership for building research supercomputers
Campus Technology magazine's August edition is highlighting the ITaP-led Community Cluster Program, a partnership with faculty researchers that provides more computing power at a better price and puts it to work on research projects almost constantly. Read more...
Research News and Special Reports
Slowing urban sprawl, adding forests curb floods and help rivers
Controlling urban growth and increasing forested land are the most effective ways to decrease future water runoff and flooding, according to a Purdue study. 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 puts the brakes on datacenter computers to avoid crash
Computers in datacenters dislike hot weather even more than people do. If the temperature in their workspace gets hotter than 90 degrees, the machines figuratively walk off the job and automatically shut down. Read more...
Ag economist: Today's farmer should think like a CFO
Farmers who want to make money in today's unpredictable economy would do well to assume a corporate mindset and think like a chief financial officer, a Purdue agricultural economist says. Read more...
Fire, smoke damage corner of DZ sorority; no one seriously injured
Fire and smoke damaged the northwest corner of the Delta Zeta sorority on Hilltop Drive just before 7 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 18). Read more...
Men's basketball to be featured on Super Tuesday four times
The Purdue men's basketball team has been selected to play a league-high four games on ESPN Super Tuesday presented by KFC in the upcoming season, the network announced on Wednesday in a joint release with the league office. Read more...
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• Events for the next four weeks
• Lady Antebellum brings first headlining 'Need You Now 2010 Tour' to Purdue
• First glimpse of 2010 marching band comes Saturday