January 13, 2011
In the spotlight
Did You Know?:
Standing 142 feet tall and 92 feet wide, Purdue's water tower -- complete with a Motion P -- rises high above the north side of campus, storing and supplying potable water for the entire University.
Purdue water tower
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Featured News for Employees
Purdue expands available computer security tools in renewed McAfee contract
Faculty, staff and students have ready access to an expanded pool of tools to help combat existing and future cyber threats under the University's renewed contract with McAfee. Read more...
Inside Purdue being distributed in campus mail
Inside Purdue, the semiannual University print resource guide for faculty and staff, is now being delivered to campus mailboxes. Produced by the Office of Marketing and Media, it features descriptive directories, Human Resources offerings, information on employee governance groups and a calendar of important campus dates. It also contains a pullout section with a whole semester of facts and event listings from major providers of arts and entertainment on the West Lafayette campus.
* Inside Purdue (PDF)
* Arts at Purdue (PDF)
Sunday: MLK celebration event
A special choral salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 15) at University Church, 320 North St. The event, part of this year’s MLK celebration activities, is coordinated by Purdue and the Pastors Alliance. Find out more at www.purdue.edu/diversity-inclusion/mlk.html.
Many pluses in using wikis, say researchers, instructors alike
An ITaP-supported wiki creator software named Confluence helps scientists, instructors and their students store information, as well as make it readily accessible, and collaborate with others. Purdue lab scientist Daniel Leaird and professors Timothy Newby and Keith Cherkauer share how they use wikis. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Purdue physicists put new perspective on biochemical problem
Purdue physicists have created computational tools that can predict the fleeting structures of iron-containing enzymes as they transform during chemical reactions. Many of these temporary but critical structures have eluded capture through traditional experimental methods such as X-ray crystallography. Read more...
Scholarships available for adult nontraditional students
Span Plan Adult Student Services and the Office of the Dean of Students are sponsoring four scholarships for adult nontraditional students at Purdue for academic 2012-13. Read more...
Paint Crew nominated for Naismith Student Section of the Year
Purdue's Paint Crew has been nominated as one of the top basketball student sections in the country, and Boilermaker fans will have a say in determining the most deserving group by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. Read more...
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