August 25, 2010
In the spotlight
Purdue iPhone application adds features
Since its debut in May, the Purdue iPhone application has attracted more than 8,500 downloads, a number that is expected to grow rapidly with the return to campus of students, an expanded menu of offerings, and the addition of an iPad app.
Featured News for Employees
Memo: Campus safety and security
This memo from Tim Sands, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Al Diaz, executive vice president for business and finance, treasurer, is regarding campus safety and security. Memo
Football ticket discount to benefit employees, CSSAC
Purdue employees can enjoy main-stands seating for three exciting afternoons of Boilermaker football at an exciting discount arranged by CSSAC and Intercollegiate Athletics. Read more...
Grants available to students for service projects
Funds are available to provide grants to students or student organizations for work on community service learning projects. Read more...
ITaP moving supercomputer to cutting-edge portable data center
What may look like a shipping container dropped off a freight train or semitrailer truck onto the middle of a lot next to the Purdue power plant is really a new home for Purdue's Steele supercomputer. ITaP is moving the Steele cluster to a portable, self-contained, modular computer center, making Purdue one of the first universities to deploy one of the energy-efficient facilities. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Variable subsidy for ethanol better for producers and government
A variable subsidy for ethanol producers could cost the government less and provide more security for producers than current fixed rates, according to a Purdue study. Read more...
30 freshmen chosen for Emerging Urban Leaders Scholarships
Thirty incoming Purdue freshmen from Indianapolis, Northwest Indiana and Chicago have been chosen for the first Emerging Urban Leaders Scholarships. Read more...
Purdue Archives and Special Collections honoring diversity champion with exhibit
Purdue Libraries' Division of Archives & Special Collections has opened an exhibit to celebrate the life and contributions of the former Business Opportunity Program director who helped enhance diversity at the Krannert School of Management. Read more...
Bowen to be first Hancher Distinguished Fellow in CEM
Robert Bowen, founder and chairman of Bowen Engineering Corp., is the first Hancher Distinguished Fellow, teaching a class in construction engineering and management at Purdue this fall. Read more...
Purdue Athletics, Greater Lafayette Commerce team up to promote Boilermaker spirit, spur area economy
Intercollegiate Athletics has teamed with Greater Lafayette Commerce on a number of initiatives designed to promote Boilermaker spirit throughout the community and attract more fans to Purdue football games. Initiatives include Boiler Bridge Walks on Fridays before home games, several ticket promotions, and the placement of Boilermaker football-themed banners throughout the area. Read more...
Tickets available for Hall of Fame induction banquet on Sept. 24
The Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2010 will be recognized at an induction banquet at the Purdue Memorial Union on Sept. 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Read more...
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