May 6, 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’s top students to be recognized during 2021 commencement

Among the Purdue students who will be recognized at spring commencement on Saturday (May 15) are seven from Indiana – four who received the Charles O. McGaughey Leadership Award and three who received the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates,


PPHS students select Purdue for their next giant leap; more expected to commit

Thirty-five students from Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood have announced that they will pursue their postsecondary education at Purdue, and that number is expected to climb as 49 students, including 24 underrepresented minority students, have been admitted for the fall 2021 semester.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates,


Flying among the stars: Purdue professor using virtual reality to teach astronomy

Danny Milisavljevic, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue, is using innovative new technology for his students to use virtual reality headsets to explore space.

Media Contact: Brittany Steff,


From chalkboards to the silver screen: Purdue professor’s teaching extends beyond the classroom

Randy Roberts, 150th Anniversary Professor and Distinguished Professor of History at Purdue, has been selected as one of three finalists for the prestigious Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.

Media Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert,


Purdue offering new online master’s degree in health administration

Beginning in fall 2021, Purdue will offer an online Master of Health Administration degree designed to train the next generation of health care administrators and to boost the skills and careers of early-career administrators already in the field.

Media Contact: Greg Kline,


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