January 12, 2021

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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You will want to read these good stories that you may have missed.

Purdue using Lilly Endowment grant to create innovation engine for transforming higher ed learning

Preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist will be the focus of a new transdisciplinary program at Purdue called “Innovation College” – a centralized (virtual) hub for developing and disseminating novel educational practices that can be used throughout Purdue’s colleges.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu

Being cold isn’t why you get a cold

Being cold isn’t why you get a cold, but it is true that cold weather makes it easier to get the cold or flu, and Libby Richards, Purdue associate professor of nursing, explains how and why.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu

Purdue scientist reflects on her passion for studying Mars’ geology, landscape

Briony Horgan, an associate professor of planetary science at Purdue, played a key role in the NASA Mars rover Perseverance mission, which is scheduled to arrive at the red planet on Feb. 18.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu

Virtual reality battlefield technology designed to train military leaders

Purdue innovators have developed battlefield simulation technology that may soon help prepare future military leaders in the U.S.

Media Contact: Chris Adam, cladam@prf.org

Purdue’s online Digital Media Analytics series teaches social media data analysis for the masses

Digital Media Analytics is a new series of seven online courses from Purdue designed to make savvy social media data crunchers of almost anyone. Individuals who complete the courses will come away knowing how to use social media analytics to glean information from the data, answer questions and generate actionable, data-driven recommendations and decisions.

Media Contact: Greg Kline, gkline@purdue.edu

About Purdue University

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