September 29, 2011
In the spotlight: GREEN WEEK
Staff helps rain drain Purdue staff strive to help protect and improve the quality of underground water resources and to continue to execute the University's comprehensive campus storm water management program. Campus storm water treatments include bioswales, permeable pavement and pervious concrete, rain gardens, infiltration beds and green roofs.
* Water Walk of green features installed on campus will take place all day. PDF maps can be downloaded and printed at www.purdue.edu/sustainability/greenweek/Water_walk.pdf or will be available noon-3 p.m. at Memorial Mall.
* "Nitrogen, The Next Big Environmental Headache" will be presented by Otto Doering, professor of agricultural economics, at noon in Krannert Building, Room 661. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
* Wabash River Cleanup, 3-6 p.m. To register, call 49-45693. Participation is limited to 50 volunteers. Meet at Tapawingo Park. Gloves and bags will be provided.
* Farmers Market on campus, 3-6:30 p.m. at Sheetz and Wood streets.
* Sustainability resources and a list of Green Week activities
Featured News for Employees
President's Forum: Delivering on discoveries will boost Purdue, economic development for Indiana, nation
A new emphasis on extracting more economic value from sponsored research and intellectual property at Purdue will help move more Purdue research to the marketplace faster and reduce the University's reliance on tuition and tax dollars. President France A. Córdova announced Wednesday (Sept. 28) a three–part Decadal Funding Plan that will increase sources of revenue beyond tuition and state appropriations. Read more...
* A Windows Media streaming archive of the forum is at mms://video1.itap.purdue.edu/bns/General/Forum110928.wmv.
Siren 'growl test' today; no action necessary if siren sounds
A "growl test" of the all-hazards outdoor warning siren at Earhart Hall will occur at 10 a.m. today (Sept. 29). The test, 1-2 seconds long, may be noticeable in the general vicinity of the siren. However, full siren activation is possible. If the siren activates, it can be disregarded, and no action is necessary. Purdue is replacing its all-hazards sirens over the next few weeks, and a growl test of each replacement siren is required.
CIE workshop next week to tackle assertiveness
Being "master and commander" of your class, standing up straight, and watching the way Purdue students cross State Street all have something in common -- they're all elements in Joel Ebarb's workshop next week for the Center for Instructional Excellence. Read more...
Special events give Purdue United Way Campaign a boost
The Purdue United Way Campaign continues to gain momentum as departments campus-wide host special events. Events such as the Party in PINK Zumba-Yogathon, bake sales, jeans days, chili cook-offs and massages continue to add a "dose of fun" to the already successful pledge card campaign. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
New technology uses solar UV to disinfect drinking water
A team of Purdue researchers has invented a prototype water-disinfection system that could help the world's 800 million people who lack safe drinking water. Read more...
Additives meant to protect vitamin C actually cause more harm
Anti-caking agents in powdered products may hasten degradation of vitamin C instead of doing what they are supposed to do: protect the nutrient from moisture. Read more...
Expert: Pan Am demise doomed luxurious airline experience
The 1991 demise of Pan Am began the true slide into less satisfactory air travel, according to the aviation expert who co-publishes the highly cited annual Airline Quality Report. Read more...
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
Ways to express pride abound on Boilermaker Fridays
Celebration of Gold and Black can be easy and fun on Boilermaker Fridays, whether through attire, the storefront spirit contest, Boilermaker Special rides, the Boiler Bridge Walk or other options. More is at the Boilermaker Fridays website.
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