January 5, 2023

Today’s top 5 from Purdue University

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


The AP Video Hub (for AP members) and Purdue News YouTube channel (for all reporters) provide comments from Purdue experts on timely topics.


President Mung Chiang’s inaugural message

It is the highest and most humbling honor to serve as the president of Purdue University, the most remarkable land-grant institution in the land of the free.

Media contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


FDA approves new use of drug to help doctors during lung cancer surgery

Surgery, especially surgery to remove cancerous tumors, relies on a range of tools and techniques as well as on the skill of the surgeon. Now, new imaging agent Cytalux will make surgery to remove lung cancer tumors a little more exact. Philip Low, Purdue’s Presidential Scholar for Drug Discovery and the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the College of Science, is an inventor of the drug.

Media contact: Brittany Steff, bsteff@purdue.edu


Why Purdue is unique among land-grant institutions

Purdue’s unique focus on collaborative, multidisciplinary research fulfills the land-grant charge to provide educational opportunity and serve our communities.

Media contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Sounds of Persistence: Purdue Space Program

Whether in a brainstorming session on campus or launching a rocket in a remote corner of the Mojave Desert, the Purdue Space Program Liquids Team never stops in its pursuit to become the best.

Media contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Desire to help others led Purdue Global dean to her calling as a nurse

Melissa Burdi, dean and vice president of the Purdue Global School of Nursing, has held a variety of leadership positions within her field, giving her a unique perspective on the opportunities available to nursing graduates.

Media contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


MORE: Recent AP video stories

Are 3D-printed houses the future?

Inside the pharmacy staffing shortage

Preventing falls this winter


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 five 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 https://stories.purdue.edu.

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2015-23 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Office of Strategic Communications

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact News Service at purduenews@purdue.edu.