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Welcome to Purdue’s Center for the Environment! The C4E, as we refer to it, is a regional resource for incubating and promoting collaborative, interdisciplinary, problem-driven research focused on some of the greatest environmental challenges we face globally. C4E-affiliated faculty are currently working on problems such as exploring the resilience of food-energy-water production and delivery systems, eliminating hazardous electronic and plastic waste, reducing nutrient runoff in farm systems, understanding the fate and transport of new chemicals in the environment, and understanding the challenges to building and maintaining sustainable communities in the face of disruptive global changes.

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Purdue receives recognition by Chronicle of Higher Education for Fulbright Scholars

February 11, 2020

David Purpura, a Purdue University associate professor of human development and family studies, is working with...

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Hands-on Training: How To Effectively Use Social Media in an Academic Context

February 18, 2020

The Center for the Environment will offer a special, hands-on training session to any and all interested faculty members wishing to increase their effectiveness utilizing various social media platforms in an academic context. Morgan Grosso, social media specialist for Agricultural Communications, will speak on topics including Purdue policies, pros and cons of different platforms, engagement strategies, and tips and tricks for optimal utilization. Q&A to follow. Lunch will be provided but you must register here!

**Note - this is intended as a follow-up to the Lunch & Learn Discussion on February 4 with Kevin Solomon and Erik Otarola-Castillo. Faculty interested in learning how to apply topics discussed at the Feb 4 event should register for this training!

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