January 9, 2012
In the spotlight
5 Students Who ...: Best of 2011
In 2011, 50 students shared their stories on the pages of Purdue’s “5 Students
Who ...” website. Stories of discovery, innovation and leadership. Stories of making a difference. Coming from all walks of life, they became history makers, culture makers and music makers. They became Boilermakers. This month we celebrate those student stories that resonated most with our readers. Read more...
"5 Students Who …" nominations wanted
The March "5 Students Who …" feature will shine the spotlight on students who are Boilermakers to the very core. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students they consider Spirit Makers. Nominations are due today (Jan. 9). Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Search committee named for new health college dean
A search advisory committee has been named to help find a new dean for Purdue's College of Health and Human Sciences. Read more...
Purdue to test emergency notification system's layers
Purdue will test all layers of its emergency notification system at 10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 12).
Sponsored Program Services awards listing
Sponsored Program Services provides monthly lists of awards received by Purdue. The lists are posted on the Office of the Vice President for Research website under the Publications menu. The award documents are posted two months following the current month in PDF and Excel format and include recipient names and departments, sponsor, dollar amount, and project title for the specified month. Access awards
Libraries standardize reserve process across campus
Purdue Libraries has made some changes to reserve policies across the libraries to lessen confusion for those using the reserve system and ensure that reserves are available to all students as equitably as possible. These will be in effect beginning today (Jan. 9). Read more...
Tobacco cessation class begins Tuesday
WorkLife Programs is offering a class designed to help people have success quitting smoking. Read more...
Seminars set for associate vice president for research candidates
Candidates for the position of associate vice president for research - regulatory affairs will give seminars on Wednesday (Jan. 11) and Jan. 18. Read more...
Training available on creating accessible PDFs
The Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance will be sponsoring training on creating accessible PDFs in January in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Equity and the Web Accessibility Committee. Read more...
A list of obituaries of recent and retired Purdue faculty and staff is available as a PDF file here.
This week's 'Thumbs Up' recipients "Thumbs Up" gives faculty and staff the chance to recognize others on campus for a job well done. Read more...
* Purdue Today would like to hear about those people whose hard work and commitment contribute to the success of the University as well as make Purdue a wonderful environment within which to work. To submit an item for "Thumbs Up," click here.
Research News & Special Reports
Down to the wire for silicon: Researchers create a wire 4 atoms wide, 1 atom tall
The smallest wires ever developed in silicon -- just one atom tall and four atoms wide -- have been shown by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Melbourne University and Purdue to have the same current-carrying capability as copper wires. Read more...
New device could bring optical information processing
Researchers have created a new type of optical device small enough to fit millions on a computer chip that could lead to faster, more powerful information processing and supercomputers. Read more...
'Nanoantennas' show promise in optical innovations
Researchers have shown how arrays of tiny "plasmonic nanoantennas" are able to precisely manipulate light in new ways that could make possible a range of optical innovations such as more powerful microscopes, telecommunications and computers. Read more...
Purdue scientists reveal how bacteria build homes inside healthy cells
Bacteria are able to build camouflaged homes for themselves inside healthy cells -- and cause disease -- by manipulating a natural cellular process. Read more...
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty, staff and students. Read more...
For more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• Purdue Varsity Glee Club, Cornell University Glee Club to perform together
• Purdue Galleries showcases printmaking from around the world
• Grammy Award-winning musician to celebrate Dizzy Gillespie's Legacy at Purdue Jazz Festival
• Direct from Broadway, 'RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles' to debut at Purdue in January
Sites of interest
• Momentum Makers
• Difference Makers
• 5 Students Who ...