August 11, 2022

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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Relentlessly smiling Boilermaker wins 2022 Tyler Trent Award

In honor of a remarkable Boilermaker, the Tyler Trent Courage and Resilience Award recognizes Purdue students who show tenacity and determination despite the most daunting of challenges — students like Eric Magallanes. Magallanes has remained driven and extraordinarily optimistic, even when oral cancer threatened to derail his dreams of becoming a dentist.

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Purdue ranked No. 4 most trusted public university in the U.S.

Purdue has been voted America’s No. 4 most trusted public university, and No. 21 overall, in Morning Consult’s “Most Trusted Universities” study measuring how deeply the public currently trusts universities “to do the right thing.”

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Purdue’s Summer Session sets record, shows strong demand for Purdue education

More students than ever are graduating early, participating in study abroad and earning extra credentials through enrollment in Summer Session classes at Purdue.

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Purdue trustees approve naming of Helen Bass Williams Academic Success Center – in honor of university’s first African American professor

Fifty years ago, Helen Bass Williams, the first African American professor at Purdue, played a leading role in establishing the Learning Center, now the Academic Success Center, on the West Lafayette campus. On Aug. 5, Purdue’s Board of Trustees approved changing the name of that facility to the Helen Bass Williams Academic Success Center.

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Purdue’s best in microelectronics

Looking for the latest in microelectronics? Do you want to know the newest partnerships in the field? Or do you simply need someone to explain the difference between a microchip and a semiconductor? A variety of Purdue’s leadership, expertise and innovation in semiconductors and microelectronics is highlighted in this roundup.

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About Purdue University

Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked in each of the last four years as one of the 10 Most Innovative universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery. Committed to hands-on and online, real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels, enabling more students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at

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