May 4, 2023

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US-EU semiconductors collaboration marks milestone as Purdue-imec announce partnership

Purdue and the state of Indiana continue to make giant leaps in semiconductor research growth with a first-of-its-kind agreement with a cutting-edge European nano- and digital technology innovation hub. Purdue University President Mung Chiang joined imec, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, U.S. Sen. Todd Young and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers in announcing the partnership during the SelectUSA Investment Summit.

Media contact: Brian Huchel,

Indiana General Assembly adopts 2-year appropriations budget: Purdue receives full transition funding for Purdue in Indianapolis along with increases for operating funding and capital projects

State lawmakers adopted a two-year budget on April 28 that includes increases for Purdue University operating funding, as well as funding for the ongoing establishment of Purdue University in Indianapolis and construction of the Clinical Education Building for Pharmacy and Nursing, among other increases in funding. The budget provides a 4% increase in operating funding for fiscal year 2024 and a 6% increase for FY 2025 – the most significant infusion of new dollars in operating appropriations that higher education in the state has received in many years.

Media contact: Tim Doty, 

Purdue Global to celebrate more than 1,400 graduates at May commencements

Purdue Global, Purdue’s online university for working adults, will host commencement ceremonies on Purdue University’s campus on Saturday (May 6) for more than 1,400 graduates. The graduates reside in 49 states – including 290 Indiana residents – as well as the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, China, Guatemala, South Africa and the United Kingdom. 

Media contact: Matt Oates,

AP Video: Loneliness epidemic - How ostracism causes isolation, pain

Kipling “Kip” Williams, a professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University, explains what ostracism is and how it can affect people during periods of isolation. The U.S. surgeon general declared loneliness an epidemic Tuesday (May 2), saying about half of U.S. adults report experiencing loneliness.

Media contact: Trevor Peters,

Purdue@DC to amplify Boilermaker presence in nation’s capital

Purdue@DC’s physical presence will be headquartered in a Washington, D.C., space that will house Purdue’s nationally recognized semiconductor and microelectronics program, the Purdue Applied Research Institute, the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, Purdue Policy Research Institute and Purdue’s federal relations team.

Media contact: Tim Doty,

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