Purdue Today. 150 Years of Giant Leaps

January 17, 2019

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Faculty and Staff News

Requirements for new learning management system outlined in proposal request

The requirements for Purdue’s next learning management system, based on feedback during the fall semester, are outlined in a new proposal request to LMS vendors.

Things to Know

Winter walking: Tips to avoid slip and fall injuries

Things to Do

Butler Center’s 'Did You Know?' series continues this spring with panel on Residential Academic Initiatives
‘Health and Disease' poster session to take place Feb. 28; poster submissions sought

In the Spotlight

Marion Underwood

What will the next 150 years bring for the College of Health and Human Sciences?

The sesquicentennial celebration marks a time for Purdue to renew its commitment to growth, discovery and innovation. What giant leaps will the next 150 years bring as Purdue continues its drive to meet the world's future challenges? In this new monthly Purdue Today series, Purdue's deans will share their thoughts on the future of their college over the next 150 years. The series continues with Marion K. Underwood, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Additional News


Drones help traffic crash site assessments be
safe, fast, accurate

Roadway crashes create slowed traffic as responders help victims and safety officers clear roads and assess the crash site. This is also one of the most vulnerable times for "secondary accidents," which often can be worse than the original accident. Crash assessments could be safer, faster and more accurate through a Purdue-developed drone technology.

Purdue What IF

Giant Leaps blog: What IF self-driving cars made moral judgments?

When you drive your car, you make decisions that affect your life and the lives of those around you. One day, your car might drive and “make decisions” for you according to algorithms. A Purdue Ideas Festival event Jan. 23 in the CATV Ethics & Policy workshop series will focus on the ethical considerations regarding the algorithms that govern CATV operation.


Grants available to students for community service projects
Purdue Fire Department better equipped to respond to area mass casualty events with new partnership


Researchers in various studies looking for participants


Softball releases 2019 schedule


Discovery Park welcoming IBM’s Dario Gil

Dario Gil, director of IBM Research, will speak Jan. 25 on new innovations and game-changing approaches to computing as part of the Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series.

Dario Gil
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Purdue in the News

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

Yahoo News: Asia is ‘new hotbed of Christian persecution’ with situation in China worst since Cultural Revolution, report claims
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Many uses of drones shared at farm show
NPR - Elkhart: Some insects remain a nuisance during erratic winter weather
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