December 7, 2010
Negishi's lecture available as webcast on Wednesday
The public can watch Pudue's Nobel laureate Ei-Ichi Negishi via a live webcast as he delivers his Nobel lecture, "Magical Power of Transition Metals: Past, Present and Future," at 5 a.m. ET Wednesday (Dec. 8). The lecture will stream live in high definition on Nobelprize.org, the official website of the Nobel Prize, and will be available as video on-demand 24 hours after the event.
* Nobel Prize website
* Department of Chemistry site on Negishi
* Journal and Courier website featuring coverage of Negishi's Nobel win and Nobel Week
In the spotlight
Scott Hinkel has spent most of his adult life in the thick of Purdue wrestling. An All-American and Academic All-Big Ten wrestler in 1987, he graduated with a liberal arts degree in 1988. He still ranks first in career falls (45) and second in career wins (127) and remains close with his former teammates. After serving as an assistant coach to the team for 13 years, Hinkel is now in his fourth year as head coach of a Purdue team defined by its closeness and camaraderie. It's no wonder he considers Purdue wrestling a family affair. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Focus Award nominations for disability efforts invited
The Office of Institutional Equity is seeking nominations for the 2011 Focus Awards. Read more...
Students collecting old electronic devices for recycling
Students from the colleges of Technology and Engineering are collecting unwanted electronic devices to recycle through Friday (Dec. 10) in an attempt to make sure electronics are disposed of or recycled properly. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
New Purdue journal to highlight best of undergraduate research
Students are invited to submit proposals to have their work highlighted in a new journal that will feature the best of undergraduate research taking place at Purdue. Read more...
Photo gallery: Christmas tree arrives at Purdue Memorial Union
Workers pull the Christmas tree into Purdue Memorial Union on Monday (Dec. 6). The tree, which is 25 feet tall and weighs approximately 2,400 pounds, is one of the largest indoor Christmas trees in Indiana. A photo gallery featuring the tree's arrival at the Union is here. More about the holiday activities at the Union is here. (Purdue University photo/Andrew Hancock).
Purdue creates new computer science program for future high school teachers
Purdue has created a new program to help prepare teachers and improve the quality and availability of computer science curricula at the high school level. Read more...
Ag economist: Watch three Bs in the 2012 farm bill
The impact of a yearlong discussion in Washington about the 2012 farm bill are now up in the air following the November elections, according to Purdue agricultural economist Roman Keeney. Read more...
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• 'Swing' through the 2010 holidays with Purdue jazz bands
• Financial aid presentations to offer information for students, parents