Reporter's Calendar: Purdue Events for Journalists

March 30, 2015  


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

PURDUE EVENTS

* March 31 - Laurie Garrett to discuss public health, infectious diseases

* April 3 - Banneker Industries CEO to give Krannert talk

* April 9 - Discovery Park to host student poster session, reception

* April 10 - Purdue trustees to meet on IUPUI campus

* April 10 - Associated Bank executive to give Krannert talk

* April 15-17 - Science festival invites students to think big about nanoscience

* April 16 - Author Harlan Coben to speak on the art of writing

 

Laurie Garrett to discuss public health, infectious disease

March 31. 7 p.m. Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. Laurie Garrrett, a global public health and infectious disease media expert, will present "Epidemics R' Us: Three Decades Inside Outbreaks." This is the keynote address of the College of Health and Human Sciences' annual showcase, Life Inspired. Garrett has been awarded the Pulitzer, Polk (two times) and the Peabody for her work explaining the science behind global health threats and the ways that politics help, or hinder, preparation and response to these threats. Garrett is a former president and current member of the National Association of Science Writers. She was a script consultant to "Contagion," the film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon. Journalists attending the talk will only be able to photograph or record the first 10 minutes of her presentation. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q1/speaker-laurie-garrett-to-discuss-public-health,-infectious-disease.html.

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

 

Banneker Industries CEO to give Krannert talk

April 3. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Cheryl Snead, president, CEO and facility security officer for Banneker Industries in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk, which is free and open to the public as seating permits.

CONTACT: Judith Barra Austin, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu

 

Discovery Park to host student poster session, reception

April 9. 4:30-6 p.m. Hall for Discovery and Learning Research, first-floor atrium. Undergraduate students in Discovery Park-affiliated interdisciplinary internships will present their research. The programs represented by the 93 students include the Cancer Prevention Internship Program, Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship. Stephen Beaudoin, interim associate vice provost for academic affairs and professor of chemical engineering will make remarks at 5:30 p.m. Free but RSVP required by April 2. More information is available at www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/learningcenter/studentevent.php

CONTACT: Elizabeth Gardner, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2081, ekgardner@purdue.edu

 

Purdue trustees to meet on IUPUI campus

April 10. 9 a.m. Hine Hall, Room 132, on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

CONTACT: Brian Zink, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2080, bzink@purdue.edu

 

Associated Bank executive to give Krannert talk

April 10. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Breck Hanson, executive vice president of Associated Bank, Chicago, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk, which is free and open to the public as seating permits.

CONTACT: Judith Barra Austin, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu

 

Science Festival invites students to think big about nanoscience

April 15. 6-8 p.m. NanoDays for Girl Scouts & Birck Families. April 16-17. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities for K-12. Birck Nanotechnology Center. NanoDays: The Biggest Event for the Smallest Science is a nationwide festival on nanoscale science and engineering activities for K-12 students. Co-sponsored by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, NanoDays offers a host of fun, accessible educational programs to get students excited about nanoscale science and engineering. For more information, go to http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/nanotechnology/nanodays/.

CONTACT: Phillip Fiorini, 765-496-3133, 765-427-3009 (cell), pfiorini@purdue.edu

 

Author Harlan Coben to speak on the art of writing

April 16. 6:30 p.m. Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. With his last six novels, including his most recent book, "Six Years," debuting at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List, and more than 50 million books in print in 42 languages, Coben will share writing tips, inspiration, how-to's - and the insecurities that plague all writers. His most recent novel, "Missing You," was released in March 2014.

CONTACT: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu  

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