February 9, 2011
In the spotlight
Difference makers: Food safety and security
Access to safe and available food is a basic human need and one that is foremost on the mind of Purdue researchers such as Richard Linton, who guides the University's Center for Food Safety Engineering. Learn what inspires Linton and other researchers in food safety and security on the Difference Makers website at www.purdue.edu/differencemakers/food-safety.html.
Featured News for Employees
WorkLife Programs provides financial services, classes 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. In addition to the services offered through PEFCU, WorkLife Programs also will hold a series of noon-hour financial workshops for Purdue Saves Week, Feb. 21-25. Read more...
Proposals sought for BoilerWeb 2011 conference
The BoilerWeb 2011 conference committee is now accepting proposals for 30-minute presentations and Q&A discussions. The BoilerWeb 2011 conference, scheduled for April 7 at Purdue, will focus on current and emerging Web technologies. Read more...
CIE workshop to focus on managing writing assignments in any class
The Center for Instructional Excellence will offer a workshop focused on incorporating writing assignments into classes -- especially non-writing courses -- on Feb. 17. Read more...
Department of State updates warning on travel to Egypt
The University Travel Office advises the Purdue community that the U.S. Department of State has updated its warning that recommends Americans avoid travel to Egypt during this time of political and social unrest there. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Hydrogels used to make precise new sensor
Researchers are developing a new type of biological and chemical sensor that has few moving parts, is low-cost and yet highly sensitive, sturdy and long-lasting. Read more...
ECE professor to appear on 'Jeopardy!' game show
Milind Kulkarni, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, will appear as a contestant on the "Jeopardy!" game show on Thursday (Feb. 10). The show will air at 7:30 p.m. on WLFI.
Purdue in the News
International airspeed record verified using unleaded, high-octane aviation gasoline
Imperial Valley News
For some it's no coat, no hat, no problem
Times of Northwest Indiana
Purdue wants to link communities to China opportunities
Inside INdiana Business
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• Purdue Theatre to present 'Arabian Nights' beginning Feb. 18
• MATHCOUNTS regional competition to come to Purdue
• Purdue Theatre and Confucius Institute partner with Peking University for spring performances