Purdue Today.

April 14, 2021

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Protect Purdue

Faculty and Staff News

Purdue reaches vaccination milestone, asks for continued campus participation

One week after its opening, Purdue’s on-campus clinic has vaccinated more than 15,000 people – virtually all of them students – against COVID-19. They join thousands more who have received vaccinations at one of Indiana’s other vaccination sites in recent months. Protect Purdue leaders say this commitment must continue to ensure the safest possible campus for the remainder of spring semester, as well as fall – when a return to full in-person instruction is planned.

Protect Purdue

WL campus asked to complete COVID-19 vaccine survey; results to guide spring, fall plans
Purdue COVID-19 dashboard

Things to Know

Human Resources: Reduced administrative fee now in effect for Fidelity retirement plans
Indiana Commission for Higher Education accepting applications through Friday for next faculty commission member
Care@Work benefit in place to help with caregiving needs, behavioral health, more
Increase in large truck traffic expected near Dudley Hall and Lambertus Hall site this week

Things to Do

Today: Provost continuing conversation about possible J-Term
Faculty applications invited for selection of Scholarship of Engagement fellows
Zoom office hours set to learn more about establishing on-campus internships
MaPSAC’s Hadley speakers to address mental health
Deep breathing techniques to be focus of Healthy Boiler workshop

In the Spotlight

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Two weeks until Purdue Day of Giving

The eighth annual Purdue Day of Giving -- themed "We Are Purdue" -- is just two weeks away. On April 28, the campus community will come together to support the University, its students, and its programs through this 24-hour, social media-driven online fundraiser. Last year’s event raised a record $42.2 million through 20,224 gifts from around the world. Learn more about Purdue Day of Giving through a new video and online at dayofgiving.purdue.edu.

Additional News

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COVID Stories project seeking submissions from campus community

Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, in conjunction with Purdue Libraries administration, the Office of the Provost and WBAA public radio, is asking faculty, staff and students to submit their personal stories for inclusion in the newly launched Purdue COVID Stories project. Organizers say no story is too great or too small for addition into the project.

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Remote work tip: Schedule video meetings to allow for prep, breaks

Purdue is offering weekly tips to help alleviate some of the challenges associated with managing remote workloads and participating in web-based (video) business meetings. This week’s tip recommends video meetings be scheduled for 50 or 25 minutes, rather than 60 or 30, to allow some preparation or break time between meetings.

Higher Ed News

Chronicle of Higher Education: Faculty wages are down, AAUP survey shows


Center for Secure Microelectronics Ecosystem launched at Purdue with TSMC, Synopsys
Women’s Global Health Institute launching new breast cancer research program with Catherine Peachey Fund


Annual Purdue colleges' food drive underway
Purdue police chief applauds dispatchers during Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Bringing Our Best

Purdue launches Next Moves initiatives

Purdue on April 9 officially launched Purdue’s Next Moves – five new distinct strategic initiatives designed to advance the University’s competitive advantage in its continuing quest for leadership among the world’s top research and teaching institutions.

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Purdue series to close with Dr. Shelby Steele

Dr. Shelby Steele, the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, author, documentary filmmaker and columnist, will be the featured speaker April 20 for the virtual finale of the “Pursuing Racial Justice Together” learning series hosted by Purdue’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Other Events

Engineering to co-host free 'Cellular Agriculture' webinar in three parts
Epic Theatre movement to take center stage in Purdue production of ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’

Purdue in the News

Here is a sampling of recent news reports about Purdue from media across the nation and the world.

Scientific American: Dark matter’s last stand
The Hechinger Report, PBS Newshour: Even as colleges pledge to improve, share of engineering and math graduates who are Black declines
Psychology Today: Why holding hands and walking briskly don’t go hand in hand
Business & Beyond with Gerry Dick: Mitch Daniels: No regrets
Lafayette Journal & Courier: ‘We’re going to watch and wait’: Daniels, Purdue considering COVID-19 vaccine requirement
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