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July 9, 2012
Purdue introduces Mitch Daniels as 12th president
"No institution of any kind means more to Indiana today or tomorrow as Purdue University," Gov. Mitch Daniels said as he became president-elect of the university. "... I can conceive of no other assignment in which a person has the chance to contribute more to building the kind of Indiana of which we dream." Read more ...
Gates praises Purdue research at Morrill Act celebration
At an event marking the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land Grant Act, Bill Gates praised Purdue researchers for developing a low-cost technology that has increased poor farm family incomes in Africa by more than 25 percent.
"This bag is actually helping lift 10 million people out of poverty," Gates said, while holding up a sample of the innovation at a Washington D.C. ballroom. "Researchers at Purdue University developed this three-layered polyurethane and nylon bag that costs less than $2 and keeps out the weevils."
Gates cited the storage bags, known as Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage, or PICS, as one of the many partnerships the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has with members of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. APLU, which sponsored the event, also invited Purdue World Food Prize winner Gebisa Ejeta to speak. Ejeta spoke as part of a panel that included Tom Vilsack, U.S. secretary of agriculture and M.R.C. Greenwood, president of the University of Hawaii. View video clip ...
IPFW's new chancellor returns to her Hoosier roots
Vicky L. Carwein will become Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne's (IPFW) ninth chancellor. Carwein is currently the chancellor at Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland, Wash. Read more ...
Julie Griffith, vice president for public affairs