June 13, 2011
In the spotlight
Now on 'Boiler Bytes': Purdue Solar Racing
"Boiler Bytes 20" includes a look at the Purdue Solar Racing team and its new solar car, Celeritas, which won first place in the solar "urban concept" category at the 2011 Shell Eco-marathon Americas. Check out the video here.
Other segments from "Boiler Bytes 20" as well as previous "Boiler Bytes" editions are at www.purdue.edu/boilerbytes and on Purdue's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/purdue.
Featured News for Employees
ACE program accepting applications from clerical staff
The Accomplished Clerical Excellence program is accepting applications throughout June for those interested in enhancing clerical knowledge, skills and abilities. Read more...
Equal Access/Equal Opportunity briefings scheduled for faculty, staff
The Office of Institutional Equity will hold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act briefings for faculty and staff in June, July and August. Read more...
First-time offering from WorkLife Programs stresses importance of organizing family records
WorkLife Programs is offering a class on organizing important documents on Wednesday (June 15). The discussion will be facilitated by Monica Doerr, elder care attorney. Read more...
ITaP schedules June workshop on SharePoint 2010
ITaP is offering a two-day hands-on workshop, "Using SharePoint 2010
Efficiently," from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23-24 in Freehafer Hall,
second-floor computer training room. This course offers a basic overview
of SharePoint 2010 functions, including permissions and managing a
SharePoint site. Seating is limited, so registration is encouraged. Read more...
Great Reads in Leadership Book Club continues discussion of 'Good to Great' in June
The Great Reads in Leadership Book Club selected "Good to Great" by Jim Collins for review in June. Collins' monograph called "Good to Great and the Social Sectors" focuses on practices and concepts observed in great business ventures to be examined from the perspective of not-for-profits. Read more...
This week's 'Thumbs Up' recipients
"Thumbs Up" gives faculty and staff the chance to recognize others on campus for a job well done. Read more...
* Purdue Today would like to hear about those people whose hard work and commitment contribute to the success of the University as well as make Purdue a wonderful environment within which to work. To submit an item for "Thumbs Up," click here.
Research News & Special Reports
New imaging tech promising for diagnosing cardiovascular disease, diabetes
Researchers have developed a new type of imaging technology to diagnose cardiovascular disease and other disorders by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser. Read more...
High school students participating in USA Biology Olympiad National Finals
Twenty top high school students from across the nation are spending two weeks at Purdue as part of the ninth annual USA Biology Olympiad National Finals, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education. Here, several of the students use microscopes to examine reproductive pig tissue as part of a learning session at the Animal Science Teaching Laboratory under the direction of professors Scott Mills and Ryan Cabot. The students are competing for U.S. medals and one of the four places on Team USA to participate in July in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Taiwan. During their time at Purdue, the 12 male and eight female students from eight states are learning from experts in cellular biology, microbiology, biotechnology, plant anatomy and physiology, animal anatomy and physiology, ethology, genetics and evolution, ecology, and biosystematics. (Purdue News photo/Andrew Hancock) Read more...
Center for Global Trade Analysis conference to address 'Governing Global Challenges'
The Center for Global Trade Analysis in the Department of Agricultural Economics will hold its 14th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis on June 16-18 at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, San Giobbe Campus. The main theme of the conference is "Governing Global Challenges: Climate Change, Trade, Finance and Development." Read more...
Agricultural economist: Indiana farmland values still rising
A Purdue agricultural economist expects Indiana farmland values to keep rising this year, continuing a trend that has seen them increase by 270 percent since 1985. Read more...
Boilermaker Special out of service during overhaul
If the Purdue campus has seemed quiet the last several weeks, it could be because the Boilermaker Special has not been around. Since early February, the University's official mascot has been in Lafayette for a major renovation. Read more...
Three from Purdue on IBJ's Who's Who in Life Sciences list
The Indianapolis Business Journal has recognized three Purdue faculty and staff members in its Who’s Who in Life Sciences list: Philip Low, the
Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Alan Rebar, senior associate vice president for research and executive director of Discovery Park; and George Wodicka, professor and founding head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering. Read more...
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty, staff and students. Read more...
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