August 26, 2011
In the spotlight
Did You Know?: Theatre's Special Collection of Historic Dress
What began as a few delicate pieces of clothing set aside in a closet is now an educational archive documenting the history of Western fashion. The Department of Theatre Special Collection of Historic Dress, which was created in 1997, features clothing, shoes and accessories dating from the 1850s to the present.
Featured News for Employees
On-campus fuel now available for University-owned vehicles
Self-service fuel pumps for University-owned vehicles are now operational from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturdays at the new facility located near the intersection of South Russell Street and Ahlers Drive, just east of the Physical Facilities Service Building (PFSB). Drivers will use their vehicle fueling card to activate the fuel pumps. Read more...
ITaP still taking faculty orders for new research supercomputing cluster
Faculty orders for a new research computing cluster are still being taken by ITaP, which plans to have the supercomputer operating in September. The Hansen Community Cluster will join three other community clusters built in an ITaP and faculty partnership since 2008. Those machines have delivered 300 million computing hours to Purdue researchers and their students. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Purdue scientist receives NIH award to continue work on HIV/AIDS
A Purdue professor's research into treatments for drug-resistant HIV has earned him a prestigious National Institutes of Health award given to fewer than 5 percent of NIH-funded researchers. Read more...
New probe to uncover mechanisms key to fusion reactor walls
A new tool developed by nuclear engineers at Purdue will be hitched to an experimental fusion reactor at Princeton University to learn precisely what happens when extremely hot plasmas touch and interact with the inner surface of the reactor. Read more...
Purdue, S. Korean researchers to meet to advance nanomedicine efforts, collaboration
Research teams from Purdue's Discovery Park and the Korean Institute of Science and Technology will meet Sept. 6 as part of their effort to develop molecular imaging and nanotechnology tools to simultaneously diagnose and treat cancer and chronic and infectious diseases. Read more...
To make friends, new college students should go offline from Facebook, email
While it is tempting for new college students to stay connected with high school friends through Facebook or email, a communication expert encourages them to take time to mute their phones, close their laptops and meet people the old-fashioned way: face to face. Read more...
New features added to Purdue iPhone, iPad apps
Purdue has updated its app for Apple iPhone and iPads to make it easier for students to view dining court menus or catch a bus. Read more...
Purdue police investigating defaced campus property
Purdue police are investigating findings of graffiti found at several campus locations in the early-morning hours of Thursday (Aug. 25). Read more...
Soccer, volleyball action plus football picnic coming
A busy Friday evening and Saturday await Boilermaker fans. Soccer has its home opener at 5:30 p.m. today. Volleyball has its season opener at 7 p.m. in the Mortar Board Premier, which continues Saturday including two more Purdue matches. Also Saturday, football has its Meet the Team picnic at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Details and more about Purdue sports are at www.purduesports.com.
* Women's golf issues callout for walk-ons. Read more...
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• Boilermaker Ball to celebrate gold and black Feb. 24
• Panel to discuss 10th anniversary of 9/11
• AgrAbility to observe 20th anniversary at national conference