Purdue Today.

May 27, 2020

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Faculty and Staff News

Purdue worker wearing a mask

Video: Thank you to our on-campus employees

Classrooms are empty and the campus is quiet, but Purdue still moves forward thanks to the persistence and dedication of its employees. Cleaning, delivering, restoring, supporting – the work continues and exemplifies Boilermaker excellence. Purdue thanks all of its employees for protecting the University's next giant leaps, again and again and again.

Board of Trustees

Purdue trustees OK plans to accommodate remote students, additional measures for fall semester

Things to Know

Cisco restores 1-800 and ‘call me’ calling features for WebEx
Apple users with Purdue email address as their Apple ID need to switch to non-Purdue address
BoilerCopyMaker services update
This week's 'Thumbs Up' recipients
Protect Purdue website

Things to Do

Healthy Boiler workshop to focus on rethinking what you’re drinking
Butler Center inviting book proposals for new Navigating Careers in Higher Education series

In the Spotlight

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Photo gallery: World-changing Research and Discovery

Purdue scientists are building a better world together. By developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Through discoveries that enable breakthrough improvements in the real world — not just in the lab. By setting a new pace for technology transfer and research commercialization. Purdue is leading the way through discovery and innovation.

Photos in this gallery were taken before Purdue instituted remote learning and social distancing in March 2020 and the requirement for face masks while indoors and in close-quarters settings.

Additional News

smartphone close-up on eye (2017 photo)

Smartphone app to help assess anemia by taking picture of person’s eyelid

A doctor can quickly get an idea of whether someone is anemic by pulling down the person’s eyelid and judging its redness, a color indicating the number of red blood cells, but a blood sample from the patient is still needed for a diagnosis. Purdue engineers are developing a smartphone app that can accurately extract information about a person’s blood hemoglobin content from a photo of the inner eyelid.

older woman looking at smartphone held by woman in mask

Tips on taking care of loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic

As hospitals begin offering non-emergent surgeries and procedures, many limitations remain in place, including those that restrict visitors. Jiayun Xu, an assistant professor of nursing who specializes in chronic disease management and family caregiving, is providing tips on how to care for a family member or oneself with extended medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Software solution predicts costs for manufacturers


Today: Daniels taking part in virtual town hall on COVID-19 and mission of U.S. public university
Today's Top 5 from Purdue University
New Purdue/Microsoft collaboration calculates agricultural product supply risk due to COVID-19 worker illnesses

Bringing Our Best

Thumbs Up: Enrollment Management Communications team

"Many thanks to Purdue's EM Communications team, specifically Lisa Sultemeier, Dan Derflinger and Kaitlin McQueen. With their help, we have been able to communicate regularly and strategically with Purdue's incoming class and their families about important changes to orientation events. We appreciate their flexibility and responsiveness during these rapidly shifting times." -- Andrea Mattingly (Student Success)

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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.

The Conversation: Lessons in explaining viruses to the public: Rely on science

Competing forces are seeking to push out information on the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the effort includes both science-based information as well as rumors and misinformation. A similar situation played out during the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and Democratic Republic of the Congo during the global HIV epidemic.

Washington Post: Why failing to reopen Purdue University this fall would be an unacceptable breach of duty
Bloomberg: Opinion: How safe are pets from coronavirus?
NBC's 'Today': Your parents have a favorite child, but it’s not who you think
MSN: New smartphone tool measures hemoglobin without drawing blood
Philadelphia Inquirer: Fresh air will be a hot amenity in reopened offices – if companies can afford it
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