May 3, 2012
In the spotlight
Purdue researcher helps robots 'see'
Zygmunt Pizlo and his research team glide across a parquet dance floor -- not in some club for a night on the town, but in his Visual Perception Lab at Purdue as part of critical research for a technology that is ready to be licensed and commercialized. They're moving so a robot named Capek can "watch" them and conceptualize the research team's actions as members move around objects like desks and chairs. The goal is to simulate visual perception in the robot so it can "see" more like humans.
in 3-D like humans
Students in Krannert program get real-world experience
Eight teams of Purdue students recently have finished consulting projects that have allowed them to put what they've learned in classrooms to real-world use. Read more...
-- and sometimes jobs
Purdue's West Lafayette commencement to be shown
Spring commencement ceremonies at Purdue's West Lafayette campus will be broadcast live for television and Internet audiences. Read more...
live on TV, webcast
Longtime University administrator wins
Victor Lechtenberg -- a longtime administrator in the Office of Engagement -- received the University-wide Inaugural Morrill Award during the Faculty Awards Convocation on April 26.
Inaugural Morrill Award
Purdue's WBAA Radio news team wins 5 state awards
WBAA, Purdue's public radio station, has won five statewide awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Purdue's seniors to be honored at spring commencement
Purdue will honor some of its highest academic-achieving, graduating seniors during spring commencement ceremonies on May 11-13. Read more...
School of Health Sciences honors award winners
The School of Health Sciences held its annual Graduation and Awards Banquet on April 20. A list of awards and recipients is available in a PDF file of the Health Sciences Newsletter.
Research News & Special Reports
Purdue researchers awarded $1 million for epigenetics
Purdue scientists will use a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop technologies for altering the epigenetic marks in the genome that turn genes on and off -- work they hope will lead to advances in treating genetic health conditions.
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
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Murphy Award recipients
Six exceptional teachers were honored with 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy at the Faculty Awards Convocation on April 26. Purdue Today will feature profiles on each of the recipients. Today, we focus on David Rollock, associate professor of psychological sciences. Read more...
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