May 6, 2011
In the spotlight
Murphy Award winners:
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 Jeff Karpicke (left), assistant professor of psychological sciences, and John Lumkes Jr., associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering.
Jeff Karpicke and
John Lumkes Jr.
Featured News for Employees
Spring Fling registration ends today
Registration for Spring Fling events will be accepted through 5 p.m. today (May 6). Registration forms that were included in the April 8 mailing should be put in campus mail, or registration may be submitted online. Read more...
CIE workshop to focus on developing students' problem-solving skills
The Center for Instructional Excellence will highlight ways to help students become informed problem solvers in a workshop on Thursday (May 12). Read more...
Engagement activities may be added to new P-12 Portal
Purdue faculty and staff are encouraged to add their upcoming engagement activities to the new campus-wide P-12 Portal, which will feature activities such as camps, programs, and events for school-age kids. Read more...
A list of obituaries of recent and retired Purdue faculty and staff is available as a PDF file here.
Research News & Special Reports
Selaginella genome adds piece to plant evolutionary puzzle
A Purdue-led sequencing of the Selaginella moellendorffii (spikemoss) genome -- the first for a non-seed vascular plant -- is expected to give scientists a better understanding of how plants of all kinds evolved over the past 500 million years and could open new doors for the identification of new pharmaceuticals. Read more...
Purdue alumnus names lake on Saturn's largest moon after Indiana's Lake Freeman
Lake Freeman near Monticello, Ind., now has a namesake more than 800 million miles away on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Read more...
Purdue to hold first Collegiate evGrandPrix
Purdue will hold the first Collegiate evGrandPrix on Saturday (May 7) as part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Emerging Tech Day. Read more...
Purdue students design hydropower system for African village
A team of Purdue undergraduate students has won a $75,000 national competition to help officials build a small hydropower system to provide electricity for vital services, homes and schools in a village in Cameroon, Africa. Read more...
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