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Spring 2013 E-Newsletter

Mathematics professors add significant awards
Jie Shen and Johnny E. Brown receive accolades for research and teaching.

Chemistry Prof. Cooks and Wetherill Laboratory earn national honors
Cooks wins $250K from the Dreyfus Foundation while Wetherill becomes a National Historic Chemical Landmark.

College of Science fares well at Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium
Biological Sciences students do especially well.

College of Science captures two out of six 2013 Murphy Awards
Bio Prof. Peter Hollenbeck and Chemistry Prof. Marcy Towns receive Purdue's highest undergrad teaching awards.

Computer Science's 50th year celebration comes to a close
CS finished its commemoration of 50 years as a department by bringing in Vint Cerf, a "father of the Internet."

Statistics and healthcare
College of Science alumnus Dr. Roland Thorpe returned to Purdue to talk about statisticians' role in healthcare disparity.

Asteroids, Meteorites and Purdue — Oh my!
Purdue Physics and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences departments were sought out as expert sources during Feb. 15 meteorite explosion and asteroid pass.

Relive Physics Outreach's harrowing balloon rides to measure cosmic rays
Purdue Physics students and faculty team up with high school students and faculty to recreate Victor Hess' hot air balloon experiments 100 years later.

Christine Kassab puts focus on the teaching of Geology
The Ph.D. student from Pennsylvania won a Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award, one of only four students campus-wide to receive the honor.

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