September 12, 2011
In the spotlight
APSAC chair strives to promote contribution, adhere to strategic plan
As manager of event sales and strategic planning for Hall of Music Productions, Robin Shanks is in the business of building relationships. Now, as the 2011-12 chair of the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee, he will translate his friendly sensibility and knack for executing plans to the organization.
Gathering on Purdue Mall marks 10 years
In an event named "9/11/11 Never Forget," people from Purdue and the area assembled Sunday afternoon to honor the fallen, ponder the attacks once more and look ahead in this changed world. Flags honored each person who died from the terrorism of Sept. 11, 2001. A photo gallery from the event and Sunday's dedication of Freedom Square near the Purdue Armory is
* Story: Freedom Square dedicated
* Purdue DifferenceMakers' research aiding homeland security
* A Purdue alum and fighter pilot's inspiring and newly disclosed story of 9/11, from the Washington Post
Featured News for Employees
President gives keynote at Rice University NASA event
President France A. Córdova on Friday evening (Sept. 9) presented a keynote address in Houston at Rice University's celebration of 50 years of collaboration with the Johnson Space Center and NASA. Córdova spoke on NASA's impact and the future of the U.S. space program. While in Houston, she also attended an alumni tailgate Saturday before Purdue's football game against Rice. The text of her NASA address is here.
Wellness screening dates available for faculty, staff, retirees
Wellness screening appointments with the School of Nursing are available throughout September. Read more...
WorkLife Programs course to provide support, advice on living with chronic disease
WorkLife Programs is presenting a six-week program on managing chronic conditions. Read more...
Human Resources offers Paid Parental Leave reminders
Human Resources is offering a few tips to help University personnel better understand the process of requesting a Paid Parental Leave (PPL). 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 translator app makes sense of foreign-language food menus
Researchers have created an application that enables cell phones and other portable devices to translate foreign-language food menus for English speakers and could be used for people who must follow restricted diets for medical reasons. Read more...
Purdue scientist part of NASA moon mission; 6 students attending launch
Forty-two years after alumnus Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon's surface, a Purdue professor is part of a NASA lunar mission set to reveal what lies beneath from crust to core. Read more...
Computer-related art on display in Lawson
Artworks by two professors and an honored alumnus are enlivening Lawson Computer Science Building during its fifth anniversary year. The second floor houses works by professors Petronio Bendito and Greg Frederickson, and the third floor has works by David Spellmeyer, a computer science Outstanding Alumnus. The exhibition will continue throughout academic 2011-12.
Audiology Clinic offering free evaluation for ages 1-5 Purdue's Audiology Clinic is seeking children ages 1-5 to receive free comprehensive assessments in its teaching clinic during fall semester.
Drought stress blankets Indiana, likely continues into harvest
The abnormally dry and drought conditions that most of Indiana is experiencing don't appear to change as farmers statewide prepare for harvest, according to the associate state climatologist. Read more...
Volleyball adds three wins, stays undefeated
Purdue's 13th-ranked volleyball team ran its record to 9-0 by sweeping its third multi-team event with a gritty performance against Ball State. Purdue's next home match is its Big Ten opener Sept. 23 against Michigan State. Read more...
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