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bagchi-smartwatchGoogle fixes smartwatch security problem discovered by Purdue researchers

Purdue University researchers uncovered a serious vulnerability in Google’s Wear OS smartwatches. If left unpatched, the vulnerability could have allowed an attacker to crash specific apps, make the app or the watch unresponsive, or cause the watch to reboot continuously beyond the user’s control.

Purdue will require all students to be tested for COVID-19 before start of the fall semester

As the next step to protect the health and safety of everyone on campus and the community, Purdue University announced today (July 8) that it is formulating plans to require and pay for all West Lafayette-bound students to be tested for COVID-19 before moving into residence halls and attending classes this August.

mcgowan-covidCOVID-19 ‘toolkit’ helps health care providers stay informed

As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and its effect on human health, the need for that information to be accessed – and understood – quickly and easily is vital.

Online Purdue Data Storytelling courses use surprise and contrarian thought to make compelling stories from data

Purdue University is throwing a life preserver to people who feel like they’re drowning in a flood of data that they need to explain in ways designed to captivate, rather than overwhelm, an audience. The method is new and aims to reinvent the nature and role of storytelling in data and science communication.

global-photo1Purdue University Global launches MSN-MBA dual degree option

Purdue University Global is offering a new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree option. The joint MSN and MBA program can be completed in as little as two and a half years with students taking a total of 88 credit hours.

barometer-juneFarmer sentiment rebounds amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns

Farmer sentiment improved in June for the second month in a row, rebounding from sharp declines that took place in both March and April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index was up 14 points from May to a reading of 117.

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