January 19, 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 invites all to celebrate Inauguration Day 2021

On Wednesday (Jan. 20), Purdue will host “Inauguration Day 2021: Lessons of the Past, Informing Our Future,” a series of events celebrating the day’s historical, political and cultural significance.

Media Contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Purdue Global to develop academic program for Gallup Straight to Business initiative

A partnership between Purdue Global and Gallup aims to create a more diverse talent pipeline for corporate America.

Media Contact: Tom Schott, tschott@purdue.edu


Purdue Ag Alumni's annual fish fry has gone fishin'

Since 1949, Purdue agriculture alumni have gathered for an annual meeting and fish fry, and this year, as the nation continues to address challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event has Gone Fishin’ with a series of virtual events.

Media Contact: Maureen Manier, mmanier@purdue.edu


Turn off that camera during virtual meetings, environmental study says

A new study says that despite a record drop in global carbon emissions in 2020, a pandemic-driven shift to remote work and more at-home entertainment still presents significant environmental impact due to how internet data is stored and transferred around the world.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu


Modern tomatoes can’t get same soil microbe boost as ancient ancestors

Purdue researchers have found that wild-type tomatoes that associate more strongly with a positive soil fungus grow larger, resist disease onset and fight disease much better than modern plants.

Media Contact: Brian Wallheimer, bwallhei@purdue.edu


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