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October 23, 2007


OnePurdue applications to be shut down for required maintenance

All OnePurdue applications will be unavailable from 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, to 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, during which time the system software will be updated and tested while the production system is temporarily "frozen." This required maintenance must be performed now so Purdue can run year-end payroll work and produce employee W-2 forms in January. Although OnePurdue plans to have everything back in operation by Monday morning, Nov. 12, any changes or updates to this schedule will be posted on the OnePurdue home page and portal as they become available.

Senate votes on proposals, discusses parental leave

University Senate voted on two proposals, discussed another, and listened to details about the development of a new strategic plan at its Oct. 15 meeting. Senate members  approved a proposal to ease Purdue's limits on the number of clinical and professional faculty positions. More

Latest issue of Inside Purdue now online

The Oct. 23 issue of Inside Purdue is available in pdf format here.


To the Purdue community: Revised procedures for resolving complaints of discrimination and harassment

This memo is from Alysa Christmas Rollock, vice president for human relations. More


Financial Times ranks Krannert executive MBA among world's best

Krannert School of Management's international executive MBA degree program placed 11th worldwide in rankings released Monday (Oct. 22) by Financial Times. The ranking was up one place from 2006. More

First family moves into 75-year-old renovated Westwood home

Purdue's astronaut alumni will be among the first to visit the university's remodeled Westwood residence on Saturday (Oct. 27) as guests of President France A. Córdova and her husband, Chris Foster. Since arriving on campus in July, the couple had lived in temporary housing while the university repaired and renovated the 17,300-square-foot Tudor-style home, which doubles as a meeting and entertainment facility for the university's guests. They moved to Westwood about a month ago as finishing work took place. More


Purdue professor receives high honor from organization


Jerry M. Woodall, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue, has earned the title of honorary member with the Electrochemical Society, an international educational organization. The honorary member title is one of the society's highest honors, said Mary See, deputy executive director of the Electrochemical Society. More


Purdue Web site aids construction engineers in emerging technologies

A Purdue Web site that provides expert advice in emerging construction technologies for professional engineers is back by popular demand after taking a hiatus since January. The site helps engineers specializing in construction issues by providing free fact sheets in cutting-edge technologies that range from environmentally friendly elevators to corrosion-resistant bridge decks, and innovative pothole repair to video surveillance. More

Purdue sponsoring conference on mobile forensics in Chicago

The first Mobile Forensics World conference will bring together experts from around the world who specialize in digital device investigation to Chicago. Purdue's Cyber Forensics Lab, housed in the Department of Computer and Information Technology in the College of Technology, will sponsor the event that will be held May 8-10 at the O'Hare Marriott. More


Events today at Purdue

Here is a list of events happening today on the West Lafayette campus. More

Parking, security information for Oct. 26 Dalai Lama talk

Purdue Convocations is making details available about parking and security for Friday's (Oct. 26) talk by the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tickets for the talk, which will be at 2 p.m. in Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music, are sold out. His speech, titled "Cultivating Happiness," will draw from Tibetan Buddhist and other religious and intellectual traditions. Portions of the public talk will be provided through a translator. More

Purdue alumnus and astronaut to headline Purdue Space Day

More than 450 schoolchildren from four states are expected at Purdue Space Day on Nov. 3, when they will meet Purdue alumnus and astronaut Charles D. Walker and participate in a number of space-related activities. More

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