September 14, 2011
In the spotlight
Purdue United Way Campaign kicks off
Purdue's United Way Campaign began Tuesday as guests from the campus and community gathered in Beck Agricultural Center. "Growing our Future, Living United" is the theme for this year's campaign. Purdue's goal is $740,000.
Featured News for Employees
Purdue ABE undergrad program rated best in nation
U.S. News & World Report's selection of Purdue's agricultural and biological engineering program as the best such undergraduate specialty in the country follows the graduate program's top ranking earlier this year. Read more...
Self-identification audit set to begin
The Office of Institutional Equity and Human Resources are preparing for the annual affirmative action plan. A part of this preparation is an audit of self-identification data for all employees. Read more...
Search panel begins hunt for next Extended Campus dean
A search advisory committee has begun meeting to help the University find a new dean to lead Purdue Extended Campus, succeeding Mark Pagano. Read more...
Deadline to apply for APSAC professional development grant is Oct. 1
APSAC is now accepting applications for its individual professional development grants. Read more...
Old Masters available for classroom talks
Faculty can arrange to have a guest in the Old Masters program come to a class and share their experience Nov. 7-8. Read more...
Report on health care plan presented at Senate meeting
Information about proposals for 2012 employee health care is now
included in the article about Monday's University Senate meeting. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Students building rocket for moon vehicle
Purdue students are designing and building a rocket engine that might be used in a vehicle to land on the moon. Read more...
Concussion research expands as high school football season continues
As football teams take to fields across the nation, Purdue researchers continue work to uncover how repeated head impacts affect high school athletes. Read more...
Students create smartphone applications for a new video wall in Lawson
Eight students in a human-computer interaction course at Purdue created interactive smartphone applications for a new 16-by-9-foot tiled video wall they programmed and installed in the Lawson Computer Science Building. Read more...
Krannert plans conference for HR professionals
Purdue's Krannert School of Management will host the first Krannert Executive Conference for Human Resources Professionals on Sept. 23. Read more...
Engineer of 2020 Workshop to focus on safety, design
The Engineer of 2020 Committee invites all at Purdue to attend Educating the Engineer of 2020 Workshop on Tuesday (Sept. 20). Its theme is "Prevention through Design (PtD); Designing a Safer Tomorrow through Engineering Today." Read more...
Symposium will explore who lives longer and why
The Center on Aging and the Life Course will host a Sept. 23 symposium at Purdue with a discussion on the longevity from cells to societies. Read more...
USDA: Crop yields down nationally, Indiana hit hardest
The latest estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show lower-than-normal corn and soybean yields across the nation, with the biggest crop losses in Indiana. Read more...
Big Ten mobile tour to visit Purdue this week
The Big Ten's Honoring Legends. Building Leaders. Mobile Tour will visit Purdue from Thursday through Saturday (Sept. 15-17). The RV will make several stops on campus and in Greater Lafayette. Read more...
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• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• Oxford professor to lecture on rationality in birds
• New York Times columnist to give lecture at Purdue
• GetInvolved! Assembly for student organizations set for Sept. 19
• Expert tree climbers to compete at Purdue
• Purdue Musical Organizations to hold Kids Choir auditions
• Jazz Sampler, bone marrow registry to kick off Purdue's Cancer Culture & Community activities