October 7, 2010
Nobel Prize winner
Purdue celebrates professor's Nobel Prize win
Ei-ichi Negishi, the Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, on Wednesday received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for creating a method to build complex organic molecules necessary for numerous purposes, from pharmaceutical manufacturing to electronics.
"Ei-ichi Negishi's work in organic molecules is groundbreaking and inspiring, especially in its application for improving medicines and impacting lives," President France A. Córdova said. "We are very proud that he has been bestowed with this highest honor. We congratulate Professor Negishi and celebrate this great accomplishment." Read more...
* A photo gallery featuring Professor Negishi is available here.
In the spotlight
Sustainability efforts extend to Wade Utility Plant
The West Lafayette campus saves on energy costs and environmental impact by operating its own combined heat and power utility plant. It's much cheaper than buying all of the University's electricity from the utility grid due to the plant's ability to co-generate electricity at the same time it creates steam for heating and cooling.
Power Down Hour to be held today
To promote awareness of energy consumption, Purdue is implementing a "Power Down Hour" from noon to 1 p.m. today (Oct. 7). Read more…
Purdue turns out the lights on Coca-Cola
Purdue has turned off the lights in nearly 300 Coca-Cola vending machines on campus, a move that will cut energy usage by nearly 150,000 kilowatts per year. Read more…
* Energy conservation tips from the Purdue Sustainability website.
* Global industry safety expert Deborah Grubbe and congressional staffer Ana Unruh Cohen will discuss safety and communication issues surrounding major oil spills at 3-4:30 p.m. today in Room 121, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Read more...
* A discussion on "Historical, Social & Cultural Approaches to the Environment: Meaning, Politics, Resilience" will be at 1:30-3 p.m. in Room 314, Stewart Center. A PDF file on the research panel is available here.
* All of today's events and a list of the week's activities
Featured News for Employees
Purdue expands classroom experience with launch of Verizon's 4G LTE Network
Verizon announced Wednesday (Oct. 6) that Purdue is included in the rollout of the world's first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. Read more...
Health assessment available online
Human Resources WorkLife Programs encourages all employees participating in Purdue medical plans to spend 20 minutes completing the online assessment to learn valuable information about their health. Read more...
Informational meeting on medical plans to be held today
All faculty and staff are welcome to learn about the proposed 2011 Purdue Medical Benefits Plan during a special University Senate meeting at 9-10 a.m. today (Oct. 7) in Room 306, Stewart Center. A live webcast of the meeting will be available at mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/BNSMobile
Live video stream of Fidelity group meeting available today
A Fidelity group meeting about Purdue’s enhanced retirement program will be streamed live via the Web today. Read more...
Learn to be a cyber-survivor as Purdue observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Predict, prevent, prevail, and learn how to become a cyber-survivor as ITaP marks Purdue's fifth annual observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Read more...
Adobe Connect will be down six hours during October break weekend
ITaP's Web conferencing service will not be available from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 9). Purdue users will not have access to their Adobe Connect accounts and meeting rooms during the scheduled downtime, which is needed for a hardware upgrade. Posted recordings also will be unavailable during this period. Read more...
ITaP adds Web 2.0 apps to October break training schedule
ITaP will offer special training sessions in using four Web 2.0 applications in learning environments from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 12). Attendees require only basic computing skills and Internet experience to participate in the class. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
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