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New Computer Science head
Professor Dongyan Xu has been named the next head of the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. He begins his position Sept. 1.

New Associate Deans
Two faculty members from the College of Science have accepted associate dean positions within the college, effective July 1.

Remembering Michael Rossmann
Michael Rossmann, Hanley Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, died May 14 in West Lafayette, Indiana. He was 88. A giant in the field of structural biology, came to Purdue in 1964 and stayed nearly 55 years. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London. We mourn his loss even as we celebrate his legacy and life well-lived.

Chris Greene elected to National Academy of Sciences
The Albert Overhauser Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy is one of only six NAS members on the Purdue campus.

Two Science professors receive Fulbright U.S. Scholars awards
Two College of Science professors receive Fulbright U.S. Scholars awards

Purdue Promise a life-changer for biological sciences student
Growing up, Eryn Sale experienced firsthand how mental illness can affect a family.

Piece of Mars meteorite returns to Purdue
A segment of the Lafayette Meteorite that once resided at Purdue, but was on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago for decades, will return officially to Purdue on Thursday (April 25) during a Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial event.

Bertino Named 2019-2020 Athena Lecturer by ACM
Elisa Bertino, Samuel Conte Professor of Computer Science, has been named the 2019-2020 Athena Lecturer by the Association of Computing Machinery

New hurdle cleared in race toward quantum computing
Results show that, potentially for the first time, researchers have witnessed the quantum mechanical interference of quasiparticles.

Gene linked to higher risk of Tourette Syndrome
Researchers, including Peristera Paschou, associate professor of biological sciences, found a genetic variant on chromosome 13.

College of Science welcomes new department heads from Johns Hopkins and MIT
Senior scientists from Johns Hopkins and MIT will provide departmental leadership for Biology and EAPS beginning March 1, 2019.

Tornado fatalities continue to fall, despite population growth in Tornado Alley
Purdue professor Ernest Agee credits the decline in fatalities to better understanding of tornadoes and technology to warn people of storms.

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