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magner-commenceCommencement keynoter to grads: Stay focused, get the most out of life

Thank you, President Daniels, for inviting me to speak to the summer graduation Class of 2020. I am truly honored. I also want to thank you, the faculty and administrative staff, for all you have done for the students of Purdue which in ordinary times is extraordinary and so critical for their success. But in recent months, your efforts have been herculean. And we know the next few months will require great effort as well. Thank you, Thank you. We all appreciate you, very much (view commencement ceremony).


kim-dyesNew approach to airborne disinfection uses food-coloring dyes

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the needs for improved disinfection methods, both for individuals and facilities.


white-ribbonThe Union Club Hotel at Purdue University Reopens Following $35 Million Renovation

Purdue University is ushering in a new era in hospitality to campus with the reopening today (Aug. 5) of the historic Union Club Hotel. The 182-room hotel recently completed a comprehensive $35 million, yearlong renovation where snapshots of Purdue’s legacy can be found everywhere, including in the names of its three new dining concepts.


brubaker-interactionsComputational model could improve success in translating drugs from animal studies to humans

About 50% of people who take the drug infliximab for inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, end up becoming resistant or unresponsive to it.


horgan-viewslaunchPurdue scientist plays a critical role in 2020 NASA Mars rover mission

The NASA Mars rover Perseverance launched Thursday (July 30), and it is heading to a location on Mars that a Purdue University scientist played a key role in selecting.


wilker-seawaterChanging seawater hints at future for adhesives from sea creatures

A Purdue University innovator who studies ocean creatures to develop adhesives is now turning his team’s attention to the changing chemistry of seawater – to see how it may affect the ability of animals to stick – and then use these insights to design adhesives for consumer products.


‘Liquid biopsy’ tech contributes to successful clinical trial for detecting breast cancer recurrence

Accurately diagnosing the spread of cancer often involves painful and invasive biopsy procedures. The use of a “liquid biopsy,” which involves a simple blood draw, has been shown in a five-year clinical trial to accurately detect and monitor certain kinds of breast cancer.


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