May 4, 2011
In the spotlight
Murphy Award winner: Joel Ebarb
Five exceptional teachers were honored with 2011 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy at the Faculty Awards Convocation on April 28. This week, Purdue Today will feature a profile on each of the recipients. Today, we focus on Joel Ebarb, associate professor of theatre and costume design and director of undergraduate theatre studies.
Featured News for Employees
Recipients named for 2011 Learning Outcomes Assessment grants
The Office of the Provost has awarded seven Learning Outcomes Assessment grants. Grant projects were chosen from 22 applications, and the instructors will design and evaluate new ideas for improving student learning in classrooms and laboratories. Read more...
APSAC grants awarded to 22 Purdue employees
APSAC has awarded individual professional development grants to 22 administrative and professional staff members. Read more...
More than 50 organizations set to participate in Family Caregiver Fair
For those balancing the responsibilities of work and caregiving for an aging, disabled, or chronically ill relative or friend, Human Resources WorkLife Programs is sponsoring the seventh annual Family Caregiver Resource Fair on May 10. Read more...
Today's WorkLife Programs class to address importance of credit scores
WorkLife Programs is offering a course on improving credit scores. The class will be facilitated by Jeff Colsten of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Portable tech might provide drinking water, power to villages
Researchers have developed an aluminum alloy that could be used in a new type of mobile technology to convert non-potable water into drinking water while also extracting hydrogen to generate electricity. Read more...
Purdue president signs research agreement in China
President France A. Córdova has returned from a trip to China, where she and the president of China Agricultural University signed an agreement in Beijing to create a joint research center that will address issues of global food security and hunger. Read more...
Purdue partnering to address high-risk drinking
Purdue is joining 13 other colleges and universities from across the country to address high-risk drinking on American campuses. Read more...
Students at College of Technology at Columbus bring life to 'Chaos'
When Columbus, Ind., celebrates its new downtown Commons on June 2-5, a centerpiece will be ''Chaos,'' a 36-year-old moving sculpture refurbished with the help of students enrolled in the Purdue University College of Technology at Columbus. Their work was part of a class called Engineering Projects in Community Service, matching students' expertise to projects for Indiana. The project is featured in a story and video from The (Columbus, Ind.) Republic.
Agricultural Research Award goes to molecular ecologist
Andrew DeWoody, a professor in Purdue's Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, is the winner of the 2011 Purdue Agricultural Research Award for his work at the interface of genetics and ecology. Read more...
Purdue's top seniors to be honored at spring commencement
Purdue will honor some of its highest-academic achieving graduating seniors during spring commencement ceremonies on May 13, 14 and 15. Read more...
No. 4 Purdue women's golf at NCAA East Regional
The defending national champion and fourth-ranked Purdue women's golf team is the No. 2 seed behind third-ranked Alabama at the NCAA East Regional to be played Thursday through Saturday (May 5-7) at the LPGA International Legends Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. Read more...
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