|January 13, 2011
In the spotlight
Purdue professor studies the pain of ostracism
Since seeing a documentary on the subject in the late 1970s, Kip Williams has been interested in ostracism, the act of ignoring or excluding, and its sometimes tragic consequences. But it took a personal incident in the park for this professor of psychological sciences to realize how to test it on subjects in a lab setting.
Featured News for Employees
Workshops to explain how to consolidate retirement accounts; walk-in sessions and appointments available, too
Faculty and staff who have retirement plan balances with more than one financial provider may be interested in consolidating their accounts through Purdue's new retirement plan recordkeeper, Fidelity. Read more...
University policy updates
Several policies were approved at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Executive Policy Review Group. Read more...
Focus Award nominations for disability efforts invited
The Office of Institutional Equity is seeking nominations for the 2011 Focus Awards. The Focus Awards are given annually to those affiliated with Purdue who have made an outstanding contribution in furtherance of the University’s commitment to disability accessibility and disability diversity initiatives. 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...
Saturday program available for gifted and talented kids
The Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) invites academically, creatively and artistically gifted and talented students ages 4 through grade eight to the 2011 Spring Super Saturday. Read more...
Purdue to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day
On Sunday (Jan. 16), fans of all ages are invited to attend Purdue's National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which will feature a free event before the women's basketball game against Northwestern. The pregame activities will be held in Lambert Fieldhouse from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., followed by the 2 p.m. basketball game in Mackey Arena. Read more...
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