October 5, 2011
In the spotlight
Program offers professional mentoring to administrative assistants
At colleges and universities, mentoring is typically associated with professors and advisors guiding students, but at Purdue, academic support staff have the chance to participate in the Clerical and Administrative Assistants Mentoring Program.
Featured News for Employees
Proposals for 2011-12 Library Scholars Grant Program invited
The Purdue Libraries will continue the Library Scholars Grant Program this year with a focus on supporting access to unique collections of information around the country and the world. Awards of up to $5,000 will be made, and proposals are due Nov. 11. Read more...
Print & Poster Exchange to offer fresh decor
The annual Print & Poster Exchange from the University Visual Arts Committee, offered free to faculty and staff, is set for Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 10-11) with leftovers on Wednesday. Read more...
Nutrition consultations available through WorkLife Programs
The registered dietitians at WorkLife Programs offer free nutrition counseling. Read more...
Riding CityBus is free with ID for faculty, staff
CityBus offers free rides to Purdue faculty and staff throughout campus, Lafayette, and West Lafayette on 23 routes. This program is funded by Purdue as a cost-savings benefit to employees, who can save hundreds or thousands of dollars in parking and car ownership costs per year. Read more...
Shared licensing brings powerful data visualization tool
Purdue researchers now have access to Avizo, a powerful, yet easy-to-use, data visualization tool, under a shared license program that reduces the cost for users and maximizes use of the resource. Faculty members interested in a test drive of Avizo to see whether it meets their needs can contact David Braun at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more...
Córdova on cover of Indianapolis Woman magazine
The October issue of Indianapolis Woman magazine contains a cover story about President France A. Córdova. The headline text is "Pioneering Spirit: Passionate about science and the mysteries of life, Purdue University President France Córdova never stops exploring." The story online is here.
New director of Birck Nanotechnology Center appointed
A leading researcher advancing efforts in thermoelectric energy conversion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been selected as the new Mary Jo and Robert L. Kirk Director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue's Discovery Park. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Pharmaceutical institute including Purdue gains $35 million FDA grant
Purdue is part of a national institute that received a grant of up to $35 million over the next five years from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more...
U.S. unlikely to hit Renewable Fuel Standard for cellulosic biofuels
The biofuel industry will not be able to meet the cellulosic production requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard without significant advancements in technology or investment, according to a National Academy of Sciences study prepared for Congress. Read more...
Purdue announces $6.7 million scholarship match challenge for Indiana students
Indiana students will have more Purdue scholarship opportunities thanks to a new $6.7 million challenge issued by President France A. Córdova. Read more...
Women's Basketball Tipoff Banquet set for Oct. 27
Excitement surrounding Purdue women's basketball team, which has preseason rankings as high as No. 13, will build with the 2011 Women's Basketball Tipoff Banquet on Oct. 27. Read more...
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