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March 22, 2011

Purdue basketball

Purdue women to take on Connecticut today

Ninth-seeded Purdue will face top seed Connecticut at 7 p.m. ET today (March 22) during the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The game will be carried on ESPN and on Read more...

In the spotlight

Purdue Profiles:
Sonak Pastakia

Sonak Pastakia, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and team leader of the Purdue Pharmacy in Kenya program, is taking his know-how beyond the pharmaceutical counter and launching sustainable care programs full time in Eldoret, Kenya. Read more...


Featured News for Employees

Purdue's new calendar system adds several features

Purdue's new online calendar aims to better meet the needs and expectations of website visitors and the campus community. The calendar, which debuted Monday (March 21) at, is social network-friendly and provides users with options to add University events to their personal calendar, to share them with friends and to subscribe to calendar categories for automatic notification by e-mail and text. Read more...

Upcoming class stresses importance of exercise, fitness

WorkLife Programs is offering a course on the importance of fitness and exercise Wednesday (March 23) as part of its 12-week program, "Transform Your Health Habits." The class will be facilitated by Lane Yahiro, Department of Health and Kinesiology. Read more...

I-9 filing, maintenance to move to electronic system University-wide

Purdue is preparing to implement the Web-based TALX I-9 service for verification of employment eligibility of all current faculty and staff, new hires and rehires University-wide. Read more...

Grad student survey outcome to be town hall topic

A town hall meeting Thursday (March 24) will receive and discuss the results of last fall's Graduate Student Quality of Life Survey. Read more...


General News

Krannert ranks high among job recruiters

Job recruiters ranked Krannert School of Management seventh in a 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek survey of undergraduate business schools. Read more...

Purdue to use $1.25 million NSF grant to launch sustainable energy learning program for rural Indiana teachers

Purdue researchers are leading a program for Indiana's rural high school teachers that encourages participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to groom the next generation of leaders in sustainable energy. Read more...

Purdue calls home students studying in Japan

Purdue has asked its six students studying in Japan to return home and has rescinded its permission for two others who had been scheduled to travel there for study later this week. Read more...

Court approves lawsuit settlement between run organizer, Purdue

A mini-marathon organizer sued by Purdue for using the University's name to promote its event has agreed to give up rights to the run's name and will not undertake any athletic promotions in Tippecanoe County for the next three years. Read more...

WBAA seeking volunteers for pledge drive

WBAA, the public radio service of Purdue, is looking for volunteers to assist with its one-day spring pledge drive on April 7. Read more...

Think Tech! classes available for high school students

Registration is now open for the second annual Think Tech! classes, offered by the College of Technology as part of its Tech Week celebration in April. Read more...

Benefit Bank of Indiana offering free tax-filing help

The Purdue Extension Service is offering a new and free online service to help low- and moderate-income Indiana residents file their income tax returns. Read more...


Research News & Special Reports

Purdue, General Atomics team develops lightweight, portable power using hydrogen fuel pellets

Purdue researchers have collaborated with scientists at General Atomics to create safe and efficient pellets to power hydrogen fuel cells that can run an array of portable electronic devices. Read more...



Memo: Appointment in Business Services

This memo from James Almond, senior vice president for business services and assistant treasurer, is regarding the appointment of Jim Hudson as director of procurement services. Memo

Eight to receive Purdue Agriculture's top award

The College of Agriculture will present its highest honor, the Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award, to eight recipients during a campus ceremony April 1. Read more...


Purdue Sports

Update: Mackey Arena project

Steve Simmerman, associate athletics director-facilities, provides details on the status of the Mackey Arena project in a new video interview.


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