Purdue Today.

June 30, 2022

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Persistent Pursuit

Faculty and Staff News

Purdue President-elect Chiang to begin listening tour

Purdue University President-elect Mung Chiang announced today (June 30) that he will meet and engage with faculty, staff and students at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, including listening to every tenure-track/tenured, clinical, and research faculty.

Protect Purdue

Video update: Protect Purdue fall expectations

Things to Know

Visualization for stress reduction topic of Healthy Boiler behavioral health challenge in July

Things to Do

July 6 registration deadline for preventive mammogram screenings nears
Colleges, units invited to participate in Homecoming’s Boilermaker Boulevard
Nominations sought for Title IX service award

In the Spotlight

Darryl Granger

Fossils in the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ may be more than a million years older than previously thought

The earth doesn’t give up its secrets easily – not even in the “Cradle of Humankind” in South Africa, where a wealth of fossils relating to human evolution have been found. For decades, scientists have studied these fossils of early human ancestors and their long-lost relatives. Now, a dating method developed by a Purdue geologist just pushed the age of some of these fossils found at the site of Sterkfontein Caves back more than a million years. This would make them older than Dinkinesh, also called Lucy, the world’s most famous Australopithecus fossil.

Additional News


Purdue, MediaTek partner on new semiconductor chip design center

Purdue’s College of Engineering is partnering with MediaTek Inc., a leading global fabless chipmaker, to open the company’s first semiconductor chip design center in the Midwest, to be housed on Purdue’s campus. The center marks another piece of Purdue’s commitment in addressing society’s increasing semiconductor demands and the needed talent pool.

Akin Ayodele

Purdue Global to be presenting sponsor of 2022 football season

Purdue Global, Purdue University's online educational solution for working adults, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2022 Boilermaker football season. The agreement will elevate the values and mission of Purdue Global to the forefront of broadcast, advertising and communication mediums associated with Boilermaker football.


Researchers in various studies looking for participants


Verbal De-escalation training available online in July, August


Purdue to welcome new director of Purdue University Student Health Center
Drenner honored with Purdue Global Faculty Scholarship Award
Cohort of 2022 Trailblazers in Engineering Fellows named


Young named men's tennis head coach

Bringing Our Best

Video: Tour of Purdue's veteran-linked landmarks

Many Boilermakers have taken an exam or gone to a career fair in the Armory — but did you know the role it plays in Purdue’s rich military history? Have you ever stopped to read the dedication at the Gold and Black Cross in Purdue Memorial Union’s Great Hall? Take a tour of the rich history of the U.S. military at Purdue.

Tour of Purdue's veteran-linked landmarks

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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.

Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, BNN Bloomberg: Taiwan's MediaTek pairs with Indiana's Purdue University for chip design center
CNN International, Radio France Internationale, Discover: Early human fossils found in cave are a million years older than expected
Sacramento Bee: The science and chemistry behind fireworks shows, involving all 5 senses
Freethink: Magnetic robot can save lives after a brain hemorrhage
Purdue Exponent: Purdue worker wins Special Olympics medals
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