December 1, 2022

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Community invited to outdoor festival Friday, kicking off Purdue’s weeklong ‘MitchFest’ to celebrate outgoing President Daniels

A communitywide outdoor festival will kick off Purdue’s “MitchFest” on Friday (Dec. 2) as the first of a series of events for publicly celebrating the school’s president, Mitch Daniels.

Media contact: Tim Doty,


How to make future autonomous transportation accessible to everyone

Purdue professor Brad Duerstock leverages his own experiences as a wheelchair user in his research on improving accessibility to transportation.

Media contact: Kayla Wiles,


Sounds of Persistence: Mason Gillis

The latest Sounds of Persistence feature highlights Mason Gillis of the men’s basketball team. After suffering a serious knee injury as a high school senior, Gillis went 1,000 days without playing competitive basketball. But he came back stronger than ever. Gillis graduated in three years with a degree in management and currently is working on an MBA.

Media contact: Trevor Peters,


This solar system rocks

Michelle Thompson, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences in Purdue’s College of Science, studies the moon, including samples from the last Apollo mission 50 years ago, and asteroids to understand the history and diversity of the solar system.

Media contact: Brittany Steff,


Purdue Global professional flight students bond over their Italian heritage

Massimo Ruzza and Gabe Giusti became such close friends as classmates in Purdue Global’s professional flight program that they made it a priority to graduate together.

Media contact: Matthew Oates,


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