January 10, 2011
In the spotlight
Purdue Writing Lab receives $1.5 million to create writing tool for high school students
Social media, videogaming and other online interactive activities could help to improve high school students' writing, so a Purdue professor is leading a team that will use these features to update a popular online writing lab resource.
The two-year project, called H-OWL, is funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
WorkLife Programs offerings have new focus in 2011
WorkLife Programs will offer many new courses in 2011. Offerings will center on prevention and chronic conditions, work-life balance, parent/family relationships, emotional health and well-being, the aging boomers and financial health. Read more...
This week's 'Thumbs Up' recipients
"Thumbs Up" gives faculty and staff the chance to recognize others on campus for a job well done. Read more...
Agricultural economists: Farmland values soaring, for now
Much of the U.S. economy has been slow to recover from the recession. That hasn't been true of farmland markets, which have continued to climb, a group of Purdue agricultural economists says. Read more...
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty, staff and students. Read more...
Purdue Pete to reveal makeover in April
Life's been a whirlwind for Purdue Pete since the 1940 advertising logo first took human form in 1956. This spring, he'll debut a new look, his first head-to-toe, one-piece outfit, with specifics under wraps until the April gold-and-black football scrimmage. More details are available in the January/February issue of Purdue Alumnus.
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