March 17, 2011
Men's basketball to open NCAA play on Friday
The No. 3 seed Purdue men's basketball team will face No. 14 seed Saint Peter's on Friday in second-round NCAA Tournament action in Chicago. TNT will televise the action live from the United Center at 7:20 p.m. ET, while the Purdue Sports Network will carry the call on the radio waves.
* Intercollegiate Athletics to hold a pep rally in Chicago
* Purdue Alumni Association to have fan headquarters
Purdue women to face Kansas State in NCAA Tournament
The Purdue women's basketball team earned its 21st NCAA Tournament berth on Monday night, with an at-large bid as a No. 9 seed in the Philadelphia Region, pitting the Boilermakers against No. 8 seed Kansas State at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday.
The game will be carried on ESPN2 and on ESPN3.com.
In the spotlight
Focus Award winner earns honor for Web accessibility efforts
Purdue presented four Focus Awards on March 1 for outstanding contributions to furthering the University's commitment to disability accessibility and diversity. Today, Purdue Today is featuring the staff recipient, Kris Knotts, Web marketing and development manager in Krannert School of Management.
Featured News for Employees
Finalists named for dean of College of Technology position
Five candidates for the position of dean of the College of Technology will present public seminars in late March and early April. Read more...
Everyday Wellness: Put your best foot forward
Forget "no pain, no gain." Research shows that regular, brisk walking can reduce the risk of heart attack by the same amount as more vigorous exercise, like jogging. So take a walk around campus, use a treadmill at an on-campus fitness center, or check out an item from the WorkLife Programs Resource Center, and walk your way to good health. Read more...
Upcoming class aims at helping people find hidden assets
WorkLife Programs is offering a class designed to help people discover resources at home of which they may not be aware. Read more...
Purdue's graduate programs ranked among best by U.S. News
Purdue programs in engineering, education and business were ranked among the best in the country in U.S. News & World Report's graduate school rankings released Tuesday (March 15). Read more...
Student's artwork draws attention for Japan disaster relief
Seeing the unfolding disaster in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan prompted Purdue student Zac Neulieb to want to do something to help. So the graphic designer in the College of Liberal Arts turned to what he does best -- art. Read more...
Purdue students, researchers headed for Statehouse
Purdue students and faculty researchers will head to Indianapolis on Tuesday (March 22) for Purdue Day at the Statehouse. Read more...
Cyber-learning tool aids students in STEM courses
A new online learning tool created by a Purdue researcher has been shown to improve the performance of engineering students taking traditional in-class exams, raising their scores more than a letter grade. Read more...
St. Richard's Episcopal School students to learn about being entrepreneurs
Twenty-seven St. Richard's Episcopal School eighth-graders will receive hands-on experience in becoming entrepreneurs during a weeklong academy in late March. Read more...
Free hearing, speech screenings available for adults
Purdue's M.D. Steer Audiology and Speech-Language clinics are offering free hearing and speech screenings for adults age 18 and older. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Purdue startup hopes to change the way we test cancer drugs
A Purdue scientist's nanopolymer would make it easier and cheaper for drug developers to test the effectiveness of a widely used class of cancer inhibitors. Read more...
Prof: Tips to help children cope with earthquake, tsunami tragedy
The damage from the Japan earthquake and Pacific Ocean tsunami may be thousands of miles away, but the disaster can affect children around the world, says a Purdue children's expert. Read more...
Purdue research may lead to therapy that delays onset, reduces severity of MS symptoms
People suffering from multiple sclerosis may benefit if patent-pending research conducted at Purdue shows that a decades-old drug approved by the FDA to treat hypertension also can delay the onset and reduce the severity of MS symptoms. Read more...
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
Executive director named for Purdue's new Global Business Engagement Initiative
An executive director has been named for a new Purdue program aimed at helping Indiana's communities and businesses tap global economic development opportunities. Read more...
Fernandez named Purdue Ag academic programs director
Marcos Fernandez, a professor and associate dean at Pennsylvania State University's College of Agricultural Sciences since 2005, has been appointed associate dean and director of academic programs for Purdue’s College of Agriculture, effective July 1. Read more...
Nine Boilers to represent Purdue at NCAA Championships
Nine members of Purdue women's swimming and diving -- seven swimmers and two divers -- will represent the Boilermakers this weekend at the NCAA Championships, hosted by the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Read more...
Johnson honored as first-team All-American by USBWA
Purdue senior forward/center JaJuan Johnson was named a first-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) on Monday, becoming the first Boilermaker to garner first-team honors in 17 years. Read more...
For more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest set for March 26
• Women in Engineering to host high school juniors
• State, national leaders to speak at Nanotechnology New Ventures event led by Purdue, Notre Dame