Kenneth Ferraro, Peide “Peter” Ye and Natalia Dudareva

Kenneth Ferraro, Peide “Peter” Ye and Natalia Dudareva. Photos by Purdue Marketing and Media.


Distinguished lectures scheduled: Three Purdue professors will present lectures Oct. 29 in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall as part of the University’s most prestigious research awards. Kenneth Ferraro, distinguished professor of sociology, will present the 2018 Lu Ann Aday Distinguished Lecture at 10:30 a.m. Peide “Peter” Ye, the Richard J. and Mary Jo Schwartz Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will present the 2018 Arden L. Bement Jr. Distinguished Lecture at 1:30 p.m. Natalia Dudareva, distinguished professor of biochemistry and of horticulture and landscape architecture, will present the 2018 Herbert Newby McCoy Distinguished Lecture at 3:30 p.m.

Grantsmanship workshops continue: A series of grantsmanship workshops are hosted each year by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships. Many of these workshops are particularly useful for new faculty or those new to the research process at Purdue. View the calendar.

HRPP monthly training sessions continue: The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) continues to host monthly training sessions for Purdue researchers on the West Lafayette campus. Upcoming dates for the session titled “Navigating the IRB Application Submission Process” are Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. All sessions are planned in an interactive environment within the computer lab at Hicks Undergraduate Library, G959, from 9 to 10 a.m. HRPP staff will demonstrate how to submit a new Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol application, followed by a question-and-answer session and one-to-one assistance on submissions. Registration is required in advance as space is limited. To register, send an email to irb@purdue.edu and include registrant name, department, email address and principal investigator’s name. Can’t make this session? Schedule an appointment or attend walk in hours by visiting the IRB website or by calling 765-494-5942.

Discovery Park: Discovery Park will host a launch of its Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration on Oct. 17 at noon. Planned as private industry’s front door at Purdue, the 145,000 facility will bring together companies with Purdue faculty, students and each another. See all Discovery Park events.

Dawn or Doom bannerDawn or Doom: Celebrating its fifth year, Dawn or Doom explores the effects of rapidly emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, by bringing together leading national experts and stars from Purdue’s large constellation of researchers to kick-start conversations about potential risks and rewards. The conference on Purdue’s West Lafayette, Ind., campus Nov. 5 and 6, 2018, is free and open to the public and is designed for attendees to take in as many talks as fit their schedules. Read more.