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urban rainfallCities living with a strong chance of rain

Heavy rain can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding that can threaten lives and property. The U.S. alone spends millions - and sometimes billions - of dollars per year on flood recovery, and more is spent around the world.


Tyler TrentTyler Trent’s donated cells to help trio of new research projects

The Purdue Center for Cancer Research is honoring the legacy of Tyler Trent – the Purdue graduate and superfan who died Jan. 1 at age 20 of the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma – through three new collaborative research initiatives, including one that involves using his cancer cells.


Emily HupeModel, military veterans among the 2019’s Able Flight students

The Able Flight program students who come to Purdue University don’t let their disabilities stop them from pursuing life, and this year’s class is a perfect example.


Arrieta image‘Spidey senses’ could help autonomous machines see better

What if drones and self-driving cars had the tingling “spidey senses” of Spider-Man?


global forestNature paper offers global map to understand changing forests

An international collaboration of hundreds of scientists -- led in part by the Forest Advanced Computing and Artificial Intelligence (FACAI) Laboratory in Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources -- has developed the world’s first global map of tree symbioses. The map is key to understanding how forests are changing and the role climate plays in these shifts.


Kuhn RossmannRenowned Purdue University scientist Michael Rossmann dies

Michael G. Rossmann, a renowned scientist who gained worldwide attention in 1985 for discovering the structure of the common cold virus using X-ray crystallography, and later the structures for insect-carrying disease, died Tuesday (May 14) in West Lafayette, Indiana. He was 88.


krenicki-donationMultimillion-dollar gift supports Purdue business analytics leadership

Purdue University alumnus John Krenicki Jr. and his wife, Donna, have given a $5 million gift to a business analytics center in the Krannert School of Management. As a result, the Business and Information Analytics Center will now be known as the John and Donna Krenicki Center for Business Analytics and Machine Learning, pending Board of Trustees approval.


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