February 20, 2018

Reporter's calendar: Purdue events for journalists

JOURNALISTS: Here is a list of upcoming Purdue events that reporters may want to consider covering.

PURDUE EVENTS

* Feb. 20 – Simon Tam to speak on free speech

* Feb. 21- Purdue Technology Showcase to highlight innovation

* Feb. 26 – Former Sen. Bob Kerrey to kick off Spring 2018 Presidential Lecture Series

 

Simon Tam to speak on free speech

Feb. 20. 6:30 p.m. Class of 1950 Lecture Hall. Musician and activist Simon Tam will discuss his recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Matal v. Tam, which centered on Tam’s dispute with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the name of his all-Asian-American band, “The Slants.” This lecture will address larger issues of free speech.

CONTACT: Tim Doty, Purdue News Service, 765-496-2571, doty2@purdue.edu

 

Purdue Technology Showcase to highlight innovation

Feb. 21. 1-5 p.m. Kurz Purdue Technology Center, 1281 Win Hentchel Blvd. The Technology Showcase will feature dozens of pioneering innovations from Purdue, all of which are available for licensing through the Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization.

CONTACT: Tom Coyne, PRF Marketing and Communications, 765-588-1044, tjcoyne@prf.org

 

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey to kick off Spring 2018 Presidential Lecture Series

Feb. 26. 6:30 p.m. Matthews Hall, Room 210. Former Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska will launch the Spring 2018 Presidential Lecture Series at Purdue. He will join Purdue President Mitch Daniels for an hourlong conversation and audience Q&A session. A former U.S. Navy SEAL, Kerrey received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Vietnam War. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2018/Q1/former-sen.-bob-kerrey-to-kick-off-spring-2018-presidential-lecture-series.html.

CONTACT: Amy Patterson Neubert, Purdue News Service, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

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