October 21, 2011
In the spotlight
Before the team takes the field and the referee calls for kickoff, Purdue staff members play their part in making football games successful. Each Friday before a home game, as Ross-Ade Stadium waits to come alive with cheering Boilermakers, a staff member who is integral to game day will be featured in Purdue Today's Game Starters series. This week's Game Starter is Steve Solberg, head cheer coach and spirit squad coordinator. Read more...
* The Boiler Bridge Walk will start at 5:40 p.m. today (Oct. 21) at the fountain on the West Lafayette side of the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge. Read more...
* A pep rally and the Boilermaker Night Train Parade will be held tonight, and the Celebration on the Mall on Saturday. Details are here.
* The Purdue football team takes on Illinois at noon Saturday (Oct. 22). Ticket information is at www.purduesports.com.
* Gebisa Ejeta, Purdue professor and 2009 World Food Prize laureate, will be featured in the new "Solution Maker" commercial Saturday during halftime. View the commercial here.
Featured News for Employees
Seasonal flu shot appointments available on campus
Seasonal flu shots on campus are offered to benefit-eligible faculty and staff, graduate staff, official Purdue retirees, and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners. Read more...
New faculty group to discuss instruction with iPads and other tablets
Instructors who use iPads, other tablets and mobile devices in their classes are invited to the inaugural meeting of the iPad and Tablet Users Group from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 25) in Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. Users may attend in person or connect online via Adobe Connect. Read more...
University Senate minutes available
The minutes for the Sept. 12 University Senate meeting are now available in a PDF file.
Research News & Special Reports
Purdue scientists, students involved in national earthquake program blanketing Indiana with seismic stations
Seismic equipment is being installed throughout Indiana as part of a national program to better understand how and why earthquakes and volcanic events occur, and Purdue professors and students spent time last summer surveying the state to find the locations best suited for the equipment. Read more...
Put a tree in your tank? Ethanol research centers on poplars
Someday trees could provide more than just shade, scenery and building materials. Purdue researchers are studying how poplars might be turned into liquid fuel. Read more...
Award presentation for Purdue engineer available through webcast
Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama at 2 p.m. today in a White House ceremony. The ceremony will be carried live by webcast on the White House website, and is also expected to be shown on Boiler TV at Channel 13 and on Comcast at Channel 5.
Manufacturing study identifies strategies for success
Indiana's Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a part of Purdue University's Technical Assistance Program, and the American Small Manufacturers Coalition have released a study that suggests manufacturers focus on six strategies as keys to success going forward. Read more...
Prof: Popular belief in the paranormal makes it seem like Halloween year-round
Vampires, zombies, witches and ghost hunters are haunting movies, television and books more than ever because of their entertainment value and today's realistic special effects, says a Purdue expert. Read more...
Women's basketball announces date, time changes to schedule
The Purdue women's basketball game at Iowa has been moved to Jan. 28. Additionally, the start time for Purdue's Dec. 20 home game against Oakland has been moved to noon ET. Read more...
For more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.
Purdue in the News
Purdue studies behavior in hurricane evacuations
How liquid calories may be making you fat
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'Microring' device could aid in future optical technologies
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