April 14, 2011
In the spotlight
Featured on 'Boiler Bytes': 'Seeing' the science behind those football kicks
For the football player who manages to save his team's postseason or clinch a victory by kicking an extra point or field goal, chances are the goalposts looked pretty big, according to research by Jessica Witt, assistant professor of psychological sciences. Witt's research, which looks at perception in golf, softball, football and tennis, is inspired by the observation that when an athlete plays well, the target looks bigger. Witt has found that the success and failure of athletes affects their perception. "Boiler Bytes: Edition 18" includes a look at Witt's research on visual perception and performance. Check out the video here.
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Featured News for Employees
Krannert dean finalists to participate in open forums
The four finalists who have been chosen as candidates to become the next dean of Purdue's Krannert School of Management will participate in open forums on campus. Read more...
Purdue brings back the previous Pete
Purdue Athletics has announced it is retiring the new Purdue Pete and will bring back the familiar Purdue Pete in response to requests by students, alumni and fans. "The fans have spoken, and we are listening. They like the Purdue Pete they've known for the last 30 years, and that's the one we're going with," athletics director Morgan Burke said. Read more...
Free Android app development crash course offered by ITaP
Ever wish somebody would make an app for that? Now you can do it yourself. ITaP is sponsoring a crash course on building applications for Android smartphones and other mobile devices from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 19) in Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. Read more...
Purdue to celebrate Earth Day
Purdue will host an Earth Day celebration on Stadium Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday (April 19).
The second annual celebration is designed to help the Purdue and Greater Lafayette communities learn about technical advances in green energy and how people can maintain a sustainable lifestyle. Read more...
'Hero of Hudson' Sullenberger to speak at Purdue commencement
The "Hero of the Hudson" will be the featured speaker at Purdue's commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. May 15 in Elliott Hall of Music. 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...
College of Technology to honor nine with 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Nine graduates from Purdue's College of Technology will receive the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award on Friday (April 15). Read more...
Football tickets on sale for faculty, staff
Purdue football season tickets for 2011 are on sale. This season's home schedule features seven games, including key matchups against intrastate rival Notre Dame and 2010 Big Ten Conference co-champion Ohio State. Read more...
For more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.
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