November 1, 2011
In the spotlight
A message from President Córdova
Each autumn at Purdue brings traditions both new and old to celebrate -- opportunities not only to recognize our many successes, but also to reaffirm our promises. Read more...
5 Students Who are Change Makers
Creative. Motivated. Forward-thinking. These 5 Students have made changes for the better at Purdue, in their hometowns, among their friends -- and while serving their country. They are nimble enough to adapt while being determined to reach success. Meet "5 Students Who are Change Makers." Read more...
Featured News for Employees
University Policy update
The Executive Policy Review Group (EPRG) took action on several system-wide policies at its October meeting. Read more...
Campus sirens replaced; new units to be tested Friday
Purdue has replaced all of its all-hazards outdoor warning sirens and added two new ones on campus. A test of the system will be conducted between 1 and 4 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4). Read more...
IPFW search committee finalized
The University has announced the formation of a search committee to identify candidates for chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne to succeed Chancellor Michael Wartell, effective July 1, 2012. Read more...
Purdue TAP celebrating 25 years, nearly $1 billion impact
Purdue's Technical Assistance Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an annual report showing it has had nearly a $1 billion impact in Indiana since its inception in 1986. Read more...
Purdue West Coast
Purdue took its message on moving research and innovation into the real world to Silicon Valley with a technology and entrepreneurship symposium on Friday (Oct. 28) at Cisco Systems in San Jose, Calif.
Panel discussions featuring Purdue faculty members and administrators highlighted the University's research, entrepreneurship and commercialization efforts. In the photo, James Caruthers, professor and director of the Indiana Advanced Electric Vehicle Training and Education Consortium, answers a question during a panel on discovery and research. Read more...
office leads symposium
Research News & Special Reports
Large asteroid to pass by Earth on Nov. 8, but what if it didn't?
An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier will fly near Earth on Nov. 8. Though there is no danger of it hitting the planet, a Purdue asteroid impact expert says a similar-sized object hitting Earth would result in a 4,000-megaton blast, magnitude 7.0 earthquake and, should it strike in the deep ocean, 70-foot-high tsunami waves 60 miles from the splashdown site. Read more...
Women's NCAA Championship early-round tickets on sale
Purdue will host the first and second rounds of the 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship, and all-session tickets are now available at the Purdue Athletic Ticket Office in Mackey Arena, by calling 800-49-SPORT or at purduesports.com. Read more...
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Purdue in the News
Toughest exam question: What is the best way to study?
Wall Street Journal
Professor discusses longevity of vampires
United Press International
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