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March 5, 2014

Daniels' report to trustees focuses on institutional excellence

In a new series of governance reports to the Purdue Board of Trustees on Feb. 21, President Mitch Daniels highlighted institutional excellence. The report was the first of a series that will focus each meeting on one of the five areas of accountability chosen by the board. Read more ...

$5 million gift to Purdue to support affordability efforts for Indiana students

President Mitch Daniels has announced a $5 million gift to enhance affordability for students from Indiana. The gift, being given anonymously, will have matching components that ultimately could mean more than $9 million in scholarship and other support for affordability, a key part of the University's Purdue Moves action agenda. Read more ...

I-STEM joins national program to train science, technology, engineering, math teachers

Indiana's I-STEM Resource Network has been chosen as a partner in 100Kin10, a program aimed at training 100,000 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers by 2021. I-STEM is a partnership of public and private higher education institutions, K-12 schools, businesses and government hosted by Purdue. It provides science curriculum and professional development for K-12 teachers in the STEM disciplines. It seeks to make quality STEM education available for all Indiana students. Read more ...

Purdue, Chrysler forge partnership

Purdue and automaker Chrysler Group are partnering in a program that will share research and development efforts and provide learning opportunities for Purdue students and Chrysler Group employees. The agreement establishes seven initial Purdue research projects with $1.2 million in funding from Chrysler Group. The projects are designed to enhance the company's manufacturing processes. Also being developed are internship and co-op programs for Purdue students at Chrysler Group facilities in Kokomo and worldwide, and distance-education programs for the company's global employees. Read more ...

Purdue research

Decoding dengue and West Nile

A team of scientists from Purdue and the University of Michigan have captured the structure of a protein that could lead to new treatments for dengue and West Nile viruses. A paper detailing the research was published in the journal Science. Read more ...

Laser tool speeds up detection of Salmonella in food products

Purdue researchers have developed a laser sensor that can identify Salmonella bacteria grown from food samples about three times faster than conventional detection methods. Known as BARDOT (pronounced bar-DOH'), the machine scans bacteria colonies and generates a distinct black-and-white "fingerprint" by which they can be identified. BARDOT takes less than 24 hours to pinpoint Salmonella. Read more ...

Julie Griffith, vice president for public affairs


Road School scheduled for March 11-13

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Purdue Road School, which will be held March 11-13. The Purdue Road School is an Indiana tradition that brings together federal, state and local agency personnel, elected officials and professionals from throughout the field, including industry, consulting and academia. It builds upon a rich tradition dating to professor W.K. Hatt's efforts to organize a civil engineering conference in 1913.  Read more ...

Purdue marks 100 years of Road School with Indiana transportation exhibit

Purdue Libraries and Special Collections is commemorating 100 years of hosting the Purdue Road School with a special exhibit focusing on Indiana transportation. "The Crossroads of America: Indiana Transportation in the Early 20th Century," is on display through March 13 and coincides with this year's road school, set for March 11-13, on campus. Read more ...

Agronomist to receive Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award

Purdue University agronomy professor Ron Turco will receive the University's 2013 Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award for his work to assess and improve the environmental health of water and soil. The award is presented yearly to a Purdue faculty member in the colleges of Agriculture, Health and Human Sciences, or Veterinary Medicine whose work exemplifies the University's land-grant mission of discovery, engagement and learning. Read more ...

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