January 25, 2011
In the spotlight
Working closely with Lafayette's Almost Home Humane Society, Lyn Freeman, associate professor of veterinary clinical sciences and biomedical engineering, has seen firsthand the plight of the animals being sheltered there. When the time comes for another dog to join Freeman's golden retriever, Romeo, and her Labrador retriever, Sweet Pea, she knows she will adopt from the humane society just as some of her students have.
Featured News for Employees
President's Forum set for today
The President's Forum will be held at 9 a.m. today (Jan. 25) in the South Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union. President France A. Córdova will present the annual State of the University address. A live webcast of the forum will be available at mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/PresidentsForum.
Midyear IT savings reported to University Senate
At the midpoint of the 2010-11 fiscal year, Purdue's information technology areas are well under way to meeting their target of returning $5 million to the University's general fund. Read more...
Global Policy Research Institute awards grants to address global challenges
Disaster recovery, diabetes management, cancer prevention and sustainability are some of the research topics that Purdue's Global Policy Research Institute will support through the organization's first series of awarded grants. Read more...
Deadline for Distinguished Women Scholars award approaching
The Office of the Provost, in partnership with the Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, is accepting nominations through Thursday (Jan. 27) for a new Distinguished Women Scholars award. The award honors alumnae who earned a Purdue doctorate and have made significant scholarly contributions to their respective academic communities. Read more...
APSAC seeking new members
The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee is in the process of filling eight seats that will become vacant in May. Read more...
Eleanor O. Kaplan Award accepting nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the Eleanor O. Kaplan Award for Exceptional Customer Service. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Wheat resistance genes failing; new approach needed to stop flies
Many of the genes that allow wheat to ward off Hessian flies are no longer effective in the southeastern United States, and care should be taken to ensure that resistance genes that so far haven't been utilized in commercial wheat lines are used prudently, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture and Purdue scientists. Read more...
Mackey reseating Q&A session set for Sunday
As construction on the Mackey Complex continues, Intercollegiate Athletics will provide opportunities for John Purdue Club members and Boilermaker fans to learn more about the upcoming Mackey reseating process.
The second of three Q&A sessions will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 30) in Holloway Gymnasium (John Purdue Club Fast Break Room) in the Intercollegiate Athletic Facility before the Purdue-Indiana women's basketball game. Read more...
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