April 15, 2015

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

Note to journalists: Journalists visiting campus should follow visitor health guidelines.

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


Friday: Purdue Day at Purdue Polytechnic High School

Kayla Owens will be one of many students choosing to attend Purdue during a special Purdue Day at Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood, 3029 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, on Friday (April 16). Numerous opportunities are available for area media to visit the school to interview Purdue-bound students and PPHS officials from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, contact Matthew Oates at oatesw@purdue.edu.


Purdue launches Next Moves initiatives

Purdue has officially launched Purdue’s Next Moves – five new distinct strategic initiatives designed to advance the university’s competitive advantage in its continuing quest for leadership among the world’s top research and teaching institutions.

Media Contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Purdue to launch Indiana Digital Crossroads with $10 million grant from Lilly Endowment

Thanks to a $10 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., Purdue will launch the Indiana Digital Crossroads, an initiative that will take the Data Mine concept beyond the West Lafayette campus – creating regional data hubs and starting geographically based programs designed to engage businesses and undergraduate students.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


Soccer players’ head injury risk could be reduced with simple adjustments to the ball, study finds

As youth soccer seasons kick off, Purdue research points out ways to reduce head injury risk by inflating balls to a lower pressure and replacing them when they get wet.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu


Purdue alumni create high-tech, contactless moving company

A Purdue-affiliated startup wants to use technology to provide a new and secure way for people to move and store their belongings.

Media Contact: Kelly Nicholl, khnicholl@prf.org


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