May 17, 2012
In the spotlight
Franklin Fellowship brings African environmental change into focus
A large map of Central Africa hangs on the wall in the office of Frederi G. Viens, professor of statistics and mathematics. It bears little relation to his decades-long focus on stochastic analysis and quantitative finance and has much to do with his intense interest in climate change and environmental statistics. Interest, may, in fact, be too weak a word. Passion is what comes through when Viens talks about climate change and work with the U.S. State Department as a Franklin Fellow. More about Viens' work is available in an article from the College of Science's
Featured News for Employees
Mail delivery, pickup changes for Spring Fling
To allow employees to attend Spring Fling, Materials Distribution Services will not run its regular mail delivery and pickup schedule this afternoon. Morning delivery and pickup times are unchanged.
CityBus '24 Ahlers Drive' route to run for Spring Fling
The CityBus "24 Ahlers Drive" route will run today to help transport employees from the south campus complex to the academic campus for the Spring Fling event. After today, the "24 Ahlers Drive" route will not run again until the fall. The route and schedule information can be found here.
APSAC welcomes new members, presents
The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee recognized outgoing members and new members at its luncheon and meeting on May 9. Read more...
WorkLife Programs offering presentations by invitation
Haven't been able to make it to a class? Need some different programming for a meeting or event? Human Resources WorkLife Programs will come to you. Schedule a presentation for your department or work group for a retreat, staff meeting or special session. Read more...
Everyday Wellness: Caregiving from afar
There are an estimated 7 million long-distance caregivers in the United States. Although many miles can add difficulty to caring for an aging parent or loved one, you can still make a big difference.
New tobacco cessation options available
Classroom, telephone and online tobacco cessation programs are now available for all campuses. Two new approved cessation options have become available: a phone program called the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, and an additional online program, the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking Online. Read more...
2012 class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows announced
Gov. Mitch Daniels on Monday (May 14) announced the 2012 class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows. These 54 fellows will teach math and science in Indiana's urban and rural schools.
Research News & Special Reports
New 'metamaterial' practical for optical advances
Researchers have taken a step toward overcoming a key obstacle in commercializing "hyperbolic metamaterials," structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar cells. Read more...
Ultrasensitive biosensor promising for medical diagnostics
Researchers have created an ultrasensitive biosensor that could open up new opportunities for early detection of cancer and "personalized medicine" tailored to the specific biochemistry of individual patients. Read more...
Tiny plants could cut costs, shrink environmental footprint
Tall, waving corn fields that line Midwestern roads may one day be replaced by dwarfed versions that require less water, fertilizer and other inputs, thanks to a fungicide commonly used on golf courses. Read more...
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
NFF Honors Dinner to have Hall of Fame feel
The National Football Foundation's Joe Tiller Chapter of Northwest Indiana will focus on three Hall of Fame inductions at its annual dinner June 21. Read more...
Men's golf set for NCAA Ann Arbor Regional
The Purdue menís golf team will be in search of an NCAA Championships bid when it competes at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional at University of Michigan Golf Course today through Saturday. Read more...
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