July 14, 2011
In the spotlight
STEM branches out
Not long ago, if someone uttered the phrase "STEM education," that person probably received quizzical looks. But in today's increasingly technological world, the well-known acronym for "science, technology, engineering and math" is used everywhere, from Purdue students to the president of the United States. Faculty in the College of Technology -- the "T" in STEM at Purdue -- have been increasingly focused on STEM education in recent years and are approaching it from new and innovative angles. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Connecticut dean to lead Krannert School of Management
P. Christopher Earley, dean of the University of Connecticut School of Business, will be the new dean of Purdue's Krannert School of Management. Read more...
Trustees hear development, athletics governance reports
The Board of Trustees on Tuesday (July 12) heard the development governance report from Lisa Calvert, vice president for development, and the athletics governance report from Morgan Burke, director of Intercollegiate Athletics. The presentations are available here as part of the meeting documents.
* More on Intercollegiate Athletics Strategic Plan: 2010-11 recap
Two staff development programs recognize new graduates
Accomplished Clerical Excellence and the Council for Manager Development graduated a combined 40 University staff members this spring. Read more...
July offerings from WorkLife Programs focus on money management, weight
WorkLife Programs classes coming up in the next few weeks will focus on weight and money management. Read more...
Great Reads in Leadership Book Club: Seats available for "Generational Insights"
"Generational Insights" by Cam Marston is the topic of discussion for the July 20 and 27 Great Reads in Leadership Book Club meetings. 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
Purdue biologists identify new strategy used by bacteria during infection
Purdue biologists have identified a new way in which bacteria hijack healthy cells during infection, which could provide a target for new antibiotics. Read more...
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
Purdue researcher travels to China to promote EcoPartnership, sustainability
Timothy Filley, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, has received a Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists, marking the University's first activity under a new Purdue-China EcoPartnership. Read more...
Purdue students to take AlcoholEdu course starting Friday
On Friday (July 15), Purdue will roll out AlcoholEdu, an online course about the impact and responsibilities associated with drinking. Read more...
Nominations open for Purdue Ag, alumni honors
Purdue's College of Agriculture and its Agricultural Alumni Association are seeking nominees for two annual awards that recognize achievement and service to their profession. Read more...
High feed costs and increased exports lead to rising pork prices
Pork prices are on the rise as international exports increase and high feed costs are passed on to consumers, said a Purdue Extension agricultural economist. Read more...
Through the end, Harry Potter series teaches fans about death, loss
The Harry Potter books and films can be valuable tools to teach about death and loss, but a Purdue professor who specializes in grief suggests parents of younger children pay close attention to the final movie in which a number of characters are expected to die. Read more...
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