July 18, 2011
In the spotlight
Now on 'Boiler Bytes': Campus sculptures
"Boiler Bytes 21" includes a glimpse of some of the sculptures on the West Lafayette campus. Some honor heritage, such as those of Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong. Others focus on stimulating imagination, such as the recent "Sidewinder" near Pao Hall made of plant matter. Check out the video here. Other segments from "Boiler Bytes 21" 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
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 July and August. Read more...
Six faculty members named CIC-ALP Fellows
The Office of the Provost has selected six faculty members to participate in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program during the 2011-12 academic year. The CIC is a consortium of the Big Ten member universities plus the University of Chicago. Read more...
Update: Traffic, parking disruptions
Here are notes on some current and upcoming disruptions on the West Lafayette campus. 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.
Purdue announces new investments in student scholarships, faculty recruitment efforts
President France A. Córdova has announced two new programs to aid more students with scholarships and attract top faculty with additional money for setting up research programs, hiring graduate students and equipping laboratories. Read more...
Photo gallery: Purdue at the Indiana Black Expo
Purdue's Rube Goldberg machine was one of the highlights of the University's booth at the Indiana Black Expo in Indianapolis. Visitors had the chance to learn more about the University's programs and services at the booth, which had the theme of "What we make moves the world forward." A photo gallery of the event is available here.
Grain production not keeping up with demand, economist says
Grain crops are being gobbled up faster than farmers can grow them, and that could portend trouble down the road if production doesn't catch up, says a Purdue agricultural economist. Read more...
Interim director for Procurement Services named
Denise Laussade, director of treasury operations, will serve as interim director of procurement services, effective today (July 18). Read more...
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty, staff and students. Read more...
Purdue to play host to national champion Texas A&M in Big 12/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge
The Big Ten and Big 12 conferences have announced the matchups for the 2011 Big 12/Big Ten Women's Basketball Challenge.
The Boilermakers will take on defending national champion Texas A&M on Dec. 4 in Mackey Arena. Read more...
Forty-three Purdue student-athletes earn Distinguished Scholar Award for 2010-11
Forty-three Purdue student-athletes have been honored as Distinguished Scholar Award recipients by the Big Ten Conference.
This is the third year for the award, which was established by the Big Ten faculty representatives to further promote the academic achievements of Big Ten student-athletes. Read more...
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