May 11, 2023

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Small steps to giant leaps: Purdue Class of 2023 to celebrate spring commencement during nine ceremonies

Purdue University students will commemorate their success and be recognized for their persistent pursuit at 2023 Spring Commencement ceremonies Friday through Sunday (May 12-14). Mung Chiang, who in January became Purdue’s 13th president, will address undergraduates for the first time at this year’s spring ceremonies. 

Media contact: Ellie Acra,

AP Video: Breast cancer screenings advised for women over 40

Melissa Burdi, the vice president and dean of the Purdue Global School of Nursing, goes over the recently announced recommendation that women should get screening mammograms starting at age 40. For women over the age of 40 who have not already had a mammogram, Burdi recommends scheduling an appointment with a health care provider.

Media contact: Trevor Peters,

Purdue blazed a historic trail in computer science and still pushes the field forward

Purdue’s computer science program, launched as the first ever in 1963, is the largest and most selective undergraduate major on Purdue’s campus. The Purdue Computes initiative will provide vital strategic investments for faculty hires, artificial intelligence research and semiconductor facility upgrades. The goal: to help the computer science program consistently rank among the top 10 in the U.S. by the end of the decade.

Media contact: Tim Doty,

Purdue receives $500,000 grant as part of new AI Institute focusing on climate-smart agriculture and forestry

Purdue University has received a five-year, $500,000 grant to play an education and workforce development role in the new $20 million AI Institute for Climate-Land Interactions, Mitigation, Adaptation, Tradeoffs and Economy (AI-CLIMATE).

Media contact: Maureen Manier,

Purdue and India establish milestone semiconductor alliance, sign partnership in the presence of Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Purdue University continues to rapidly expand its global boundaries in semiconductors, announcing a transformative agreement to become the flagship academic partner and collaborator with the government of India. With the announcement, Purdue is established as a key collaborator with India and the India Semiconductor Mission in skilled workforce development and joint research and innovation in the burgeoning fields of semiconductors and microelectronics.

Media contact: Brian Huchel,

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