News for faculty and staffOctober 23, 2007
FEATURED NEWS FOR EMPLOYEES
OnePurdue applications to be shut down for required maintenanceAll 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 leaveUniversity 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 onlineThe Oct. 23 issue of Inside Purdue is available in pdf format here.
To the Purdue community: Revised procedures for resolving complaints of discrimination and harassmentThis 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 homePurdue'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 ChicagoThe 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
CALENDAR AND EVENTS
Events today at PurdueHere is a list of events happening today on the West Lafayette campus. More