Purdue Today.

April 2, 2020

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Faculty and Staff News

Employee assistance counseling, other resources can help manage COVID-19 stress, anxiety

Millions of people are feeling new and/or increased stress and anxiety as news regarding COVID-19 inundates individuals around the globe. In line with the Healthy Boiler Program’s behavioral health pillar, Purdue understands that raising awareness about mental health needs and ensuring that resources are readily available is an everyday necessity, even more so in today’s environment.


Things you need to know about COVID-19
Reminder: COVID-19 call center still available for University community

Things to Know

Board of Trustees meeting set for today; agenda available online

In the Spotlight

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Cloud-based system may help first responders during natural disasters

Purdue researchers have developed a new tool to help first responders and disaster relief organizations better provide assistance to developing countries. The Purdue team created a cloud-based supply chain management system for emergency response to track inventory and distribution in countries struck by disasters.

Additional News

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Purdue economists: Job losses due to coronavirus may be slow to change

The COVID-19 pandemic has paused the United States economy and resulted in historic levels of unemployment, and it’s unclear how easily the light switch can be turned back on, say Purdue University economists who specialize in public policy and labor markets.

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Maintaining financial control during COVID-19 pandemic

Many are experiencing unanticipated loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences has created fact sheets outlining the steps that individuals should take to maintain financial control and minimize hardship amid a reduction of income.


Navy to help fund AnalySwift, Purdue technology to improve service life of helicopters
Animal sciences professor cautions against ‘panic buying’ chicks during the COVID-19 pandemic

Bringing Our Best

Video series aims to inspire future veterinarians

The College of Veterinary Medicine's "This is How We Role" program is reaching students across the country through a Facebook video series that delivers virtual interactive lessons.

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Purdue has announced that university-sponsored events involving external visitors will be canceled effective March 16 through May 2. The Big Ten Conference has canceled intercollegiate athletic competition by its member universities for the spring. Those planning to attend events should check with event organizers to confirm. Events and meetings information

Purdue in the News

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

Marketplace: Creating COVID-19 tests is complicated science, and business
USA Today, Detroit Free Press, MSN: Coronavirus’ ‘social distancing’ is a scammer’s dream. Here’s how to not be a victim
Inside INdiana Business, WISH-TV: Purdue researchers focused on coronavirus
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