April 26, 2012
In the spotlight
Professor, ITaP seeking faculty to collaborate on new learning technology
Professor Bill Watson wants to move toward an educational system that is learner-centered, engaging and focused on mastering skills as opposed to transferring knowledge delivered through lectures. Watson, an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is partnering with ITaP to develop a new instructional technology for this goal, and they're encouraging other faculty members to get involved.
Featured News for Employees
Celebration hails graduate students' teaching excellence
The annual Celebration of Graduate Student Teaching Excellence on Wednesday (April 25) included the presentation of numerous awards to graduate students. Read more...
Everyday Wellness: Living with autism --
April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism affects entire families -- and the recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that 1 in 88 children have an autism spectrum disorder means it affects more families than previously recognized. Read more...
A mom's perspective
Research News & Special Reports
Tiny 'spherules' reveal details of Earth's asteroid impacts
Researchers are learning details about asteroid impacts going back to the Earth's early history by using a new method for extracting precise information from tiny "spherules" embedded in layers of rock. Read more...
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
Women's golf to enter Big Ten Championships on Friday
The 33rd-ranked Purdue women's golf team returns to action Friday (April 27) at the 2012 Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind. Read more...
Men's golf headed to French Lick for Big Ten tourney
The No. 48 Purdue men's golf team will open postseason play this weekend when it heads to French Lick Resort for the 2012 Big Ten Championships. Read more...
For more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• ME students to display innovations during senior design finale
• Cheetah Conservation Fund founder to speak
• Meeting set to begin planning Homecoming 2012
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