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August 3,  2012

My Plate and Beyond

Exhibit shows how to make better food choices

Indiana State Fair visitors of all ages will get a full serving of helpful, practical advice on how to plan healthy meals through a new exhibit called "To MyPlate and Beyond." It is one of a variety of Purdue Extension exhibits and activities happening during the Aug. 3-19 fair at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Read more ...

Purdue scientists working to make drought-resistant crops

Purdue researchers are working in several areas with the hope that future dry spells don't have the same effects on crops as this year's drought. Read more ...

Higgs Boson

Purdue physicists part of discovery that could be Higgs boson

Scientists at Purdue University were part of a historical event in July as scientists working on the biggest international experiment in particle physics history announced the discovery of a new particle that may be the long-sought Higgs boson. Read more ...

Entomology, engineering professors to receive presidential research awards

Two Purdue researchers will receive Presidential Early Career awards for Scientists and Engineers next week from President Barack Obama. Ian Kaplan, assistant entomology professor, and Alice Pawley, assistant professor in engineering education, are among 96 recipients announced Monday by the White House. Read more ...

Higgs Boson

College of Veterinary Medicine's Priority 4 Paws to benefit animal shelters, students

Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine is ready to roll out Priority 4 Paws, a program featuring a mobile surgery unit that will be taken to animal shelters to spay and neuter shelter pets up for adoption. The program also will help train veterinary medicine students. Read more ...


Julie Griffith, vice president for public affairs




Former Purdue athletes compete in London

Timothy D. Sands

Four former Purdue student-athletes are competing in the Olympic Games in London, including David Boudia of Noblesville who earned a bronze medal in synchronized diving earlier this week. Read more ...

Purdue Healthcare Technical Assistance Program becomes Purdue Healthcare Advisors

A seven-year-old Purdue University outreach program focused on health-care quality, efficiency and safety is changing its name to better reflect its mission and services. Read more ...

Message from Acting President Timothy D. Sands

Timothy D. SandsIt's an exciting time to be a Boilermaker. As the summer winds down, students begin to migrate back to campus, we look forward to new faces, and we continue the momentum that is moving this university forward.

To learn more, I invite you to view my recent remarks to the Board of Trustees.