December 8, 2010
Photo gallery: Negishi attends press conference
Nobel Prize laureates in chemistry and physics and the laureates in economic sciences gathered for a press conference on Tuesday (Dec. 7) at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden. A photo gallery of Purdue's Nobel laureate Ei-Ichi Negishi at the event is available here.
* Negishi delivered his Nobel lecture, "Magical Power of Transition Metals: Past, Present and Future," at 5 a.m. ET today (Dec. 8). The lecture will be available as video on-demand 24 hours after the event at Nobelprize.org, the official website of the Nobel Prize.
* 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
Purdue computing resources rank near top nationally
In modern science and engineering, as in college football, sometimes the bigger your lineup, the more you win. Winning in research -- making discoveries -- requires massive amounts of computing capacity. In this area, Purdue has one of the best front lines in the nation. A recent ranking of the largest supercomputers in the world -- performed biannually by www.Top500.org--listed two Purdue supercomputers, Rossmann and Coates, as being in the world's top 150 largest machines. When compared with other academic research institutions in the United States, Purdue places fifth in the nation in terms of computing capacity.
Featured News for Employees
Risk Management completing MVR rollout
Dec. 31 will mark the completion of the phased implementation of Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) checks related to the new Use of Vehicles for University Business policy. Read more...
WorkLife Programs, PEFCU partner to provide services to employees
Through a partnership between Human Resources WorkLife Programs and Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union, all employees have access to free, confidential credit counseling services. Read more...
Martin staff award goes to Arnold
Carolyn Arnold, secretary to H. Leon Thacker, head of Comparative Pathobiology, and building deputy for the department, has received the Eudoxia Girard Martin Memorial Staff Recognition Award. Read more...
Indiana CTSI retreat to focus on advancing the science of translational medicine
Researchers collaborating with the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will meet Dec. 17 in Discovery Park to highlight the year's efforts and success stories in advancing the science of translational medicine. Read more...
Clarification: Students collecting personal electronic devices for recycling
Students from the colleges of Technology and Engineering are collecting people's personal unwanted electronic devices to recycle through Friday (Dec. 10). This collection does not include University equipment, which is handled through the Recycling for the Future program. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Nanoparticle gives antimicrobial ability to fight Listeria longer
A Purdue research team developed a nanoparticle that can hold and release an antimicrobial agent as needed for extending the shelf life of foods susceptible to Listeria monocytogenes. Read more...
Economist: Climate change could reshape crop agriculture
Midwest farmers could get a permanent dose of southern-style weather if future climate change projections are accurate, says a Purdue agricultural economist. Read more...
Purdue landscape architecture program rated third in country
Purdue's undergraduate landscape architecture program is rated third best in the country with two other schools, according to a new survey by DesignIntelligence magazine. Read more...
Purdue issues bonds as S&P raises rating
Purdue sold more than $169 million in bonds during November, including refinancing almost $54 million in older bonds at a more favorable interest rate. Read more...
Purdue Science Bound program to help veterinary students
Students from Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School in Indianapolis who want to study veterinary medicine have a new opportunity thanks to a partnership with Purdue. Read more...
Leroy Keyes named to Rose Bowl Hall of Fame
Rose Bowl Game legends Brad Budde, Hayden Fry and Leroy Keyes headline the 2010 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame class to be installed at the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by Wells Fargo at noon Dec. 30 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Read more...
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