June 16, 2011
In the spotlight
Report estimates Purdue Research Park annual economic impact for Indiana is $1.3 billion
An independent study reports that the Purdue Research Park network provides an annual economic impact of $1.3 billion to Indiana's economy, officials announced Tuesday (June 14). The report, compiled by Thomas P. Miller and Associates of Indianapolis, states that the Purdue Research Park network is one of the largest private employers in the state, has invested more than $584 million in infrastructure and provides $48 million in annual tax revenue for the state. Employees in a park-based company earn an average annual wage of $63,000.
* A story in the May/June issue of Purdue Alumnus magazine shows how Purdue Research Park drives new technologies to the public. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Purdue names dean in International Programs
Michael A. Brzezinski has been named Purdue's dean of International Programs, University officials announced today (June 16). Read more...
Retirement investment help available from Fidelity
Faculty and staff looking for guidance on how to invest for their retirement have expert service available to them through Fidelity as part of Purdue's retirement program. Read more...
Office of Institutional Equity names Web Accessibility Award recipients
The Office of Institutional Equity has announced the recipients of the 2011 Web Accessibility Awards: the National AgrAbility Project website and the ALT508 Image ALT Text Checker tool. Read more...
Everyday Wellness: What every man needs to know
Think about it, men. When was the last time you went to the doctor? If you're like a lot of men, you waited until you absolutely had to go. And as you get older, this habit can turn into a true health hazard. Purdue's medical plans can help you get the preventive screenings and checkup you need at no cost to you. Read more...
SharePoint users and developers group to meet June 29
The cross-campus SharePoint users and developers group (SPUD) will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 29 in Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. Presentations during the first hour of the meeting will include using Purdue's streaming media server and SharePoint's meeting workspaces and audience targeting features. Read more...
TALX electronic I-9 system coming to University in phases starting in July
The University’s implementation of the Web-based TALX I-9 management service is being rolled out in phases, Payroll has announced. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Salivating over wheat plants may net Hessian flies big meal or death
The interaction between a Hessian fly's saliva and the wheat plant it is attacking may be the key to whether the pest eats like a king or dies like a starving pauper, according to a study done at Purdue. Read more...
Genome offers clue to functions of destructive wheat fungus
One of the world's most destructive wheat pathogens is genetically built to evade detection before infecting its host, according to a study that mapped the genome of the fungus. Read more...
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
4 Purdue students receive full ride with graduate school option
Four Purdue students, including two from Indiana, were selected to receive the Beering Scholarship, which covers full educational expenses for a bachelor's degree and the opportunity to pursue two other graduate degrees at the University. Read more...
$1 million more shared with higher ed institutions to aid student veterans
The Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue on Wednesday (June 15) awarded more than $1 million to 25 Indiana institutions of higher education that proposed ways to enhance services for the state's student service members, veterans and their families. Read more...
Purdue praises Indiana doctors for use of medical records technology
For more than 40 Indiana physicians and hospitals, compliance with new federal electronic recordkeeping standards could net more than $10 million in incentives as they adopt information technology systems geared to improve their operations and the level of patient care. Read more...
Visual and performing arts team to be featured at international event
A team of 17 Purdue faculty and students will present an original interactive performance at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial, the world's largest international stage design and architecture event. Read more...
Purdue women air racers ready for Classic event
Purdue students Allison Springer and Chantel Steele will participate in the 34th annual Air Race Classic women's transcontinental air race June 21-24. Read more...
Professor testifies before homeland security committee
Bert Useem, professor and head of the Department of Sociology, testified Wednesday (June 15) before the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security for a hearing on "The Threat of Muslim-American Radicalization in U.S. Prisons." Video and testimony from the hearing are available here.
Six Boilermakers honored with All-America awards
The Purdue men's and women's track and field teams were honored with six United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-America awards on Monday. Senior Stacey Wannemacher and sophomore Geoff Davis led the way, earning first-team All-America honors in the women's shot put and men's high jump, respectively. Read more...
Boudia, Gulyanamitta selected as 2010-11 Purdue Athletes of the Year
Junior diver David Boudia and senior golfer Numa Gulyanamitta have been named Purdue's Athletes of the Year for the 2010-11 school year. They were selected by a vote of athletics department administrators from a pool of candidates made up of each sport's Most Valuable Player or similar designee. Read more...
Football single-game tickets on sale
Single-game tickets for the 2011 Purdue football season are now on sale. The Boilermakers will play seven home games in Ross-Ade Stadium. Read more...
For more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.
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