March 25, 2021

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

Note to journalists: Today’s Top 5 from Purdue University is being published and distributed on Thursdays only this week and next week (April 1). Journalists visiting campus should follow visitor health guidelines.

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

Bold and creative outreach addresses college and career readiness

Hard work, persistence and ingenuity guided the steps into opening and expanding Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis and South Bend.

Media Contact: Jim Bush,

Purdue professor leads international team’s research into deepfakes, manipulated media

Edward Delp, Purdue’s Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading a team in the Semantic Forensics program created by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel,

Wabash National set to open collaboration space in Purdue’s Discovery Park District

Wabash National Corp., an innovation leader of engineered solutions for the transportation, logistics and distribution industries, is expanding its Greater Lafayette presence with a new space in Purdue’s Discovery Park District.

Media Contact: Chris Adam,

Chemotherapy usually intended for dogs is treating a red fox’s lymphoma

A red fox from Wolf Park, in Battle Ground, Indiana, is undergoing lymphoma treatment by the Purdue Veterinary Hospital with chemotherapy usually intended for dogs – with good results.

Media Contact: Kelsey Lefever,

Soft contact lenses eyed as new solutions to monitor ocular diseases

New contact lens technology has secured a patent for new contact lens technology to help diagnose and monitor medical conditions, and it may soon be ready for clinical trials.

Media Contact: Chris Adam,

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