December 7, 2011
In the spotlight
Purdue, Indy barbershops partner in new prostate cancer program
Barbershops in Indianapolis have partnered with Purdue in a new program that aims to reduce the number of deaths from prostate cancer, with a focus on African-American and Hispanic communities. The Purdue University Center for Cancer Research announced the Affecting Cancer Together (ACT) program Tuesday (Dec. 6). The center leads a team of organizations that came together to provide prostate cancer prevention and care.
Featured News for Employees
Crash course covers taking great pictures with smartphones and tablets
You probably don't think of your smartphone or tablet computer in terms of brush and canvas, but the cameras inside mobile devices are now capable of producing high-quality, even artistic, photographs. A Crash Course on Mobile Photography at Purdue will show participants how to make great photos using their mobile devices. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
New '3-D' transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops
Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have created a new type of transistor made from a material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D structure instead of conventional flat computer chips. Read more...
Report: Co-curricular activities at Purdue boost student retention, success
Activities outside the classroom improve student retention and academic performance, according to a report by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at Purdue. Read more...
Purdue, Indiana manufacturer to be highlighted at D.C. summit
A small Indiana company's success story made possible in part by help from a Purdue project, will be highlighted during a Washington, D.C., manufacturing summit Thursday and Friday (Dec. 8 and 9). Read more...
Indiana wines expected to benefit from good grape harvest
The wet spring, hot summer and warm, dry fall were not optimal conditions for most Indiana crops, but they were ideal for grape growers. Read more...
Purdue Alumni, Union offering commencement brunch
December graduates and their families and friends are invited to join the Purdue Alumni Association and Purdue Memorial Union for brunch before or after the Dec. 18 commencement ceremonies. Read more...
Bowl game excitement: 21 days to kickoff
Freshman Raheem Mostert has helped the Purdue football team field one of the nation's most dynamic kickoff return units this season. Read more...
A quartet of regional honors for Purdue volleyball
Senior middle blocker Tiffany Fisher and junior outside hitter Ariel Turner were named AVCA All-Mideast Region on Tuesday, putting the duo on the ballot for All-America honors. Head coach Dave Shondell garnered Mideast Region Coach of the Year accolades, putting him up for National Coach of the Year, while redshirt sophomore setter Rachel Davis earned honorable mention all-region acclaim. Read more...
Baseball to offer pair of indoor winter camps in Mollenkopf
Purdue baseball is scheduled to hold a pair of indoor camps at the Mollenkopf Athletic Center open to area and regional youth during the upcoming winter months. Read more...
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