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July 13, 2001

JOURNALISTS: Here are story ideas and a list of selected Purdue events during the next two weeks.

Drivers may share road-safety concerns

Tippecanoe County drivers now have a place to report roadway safety concerns. A new Web site,, has been created specifically for motorists to identify problem spots in Tippecanoe County. Motorists accessing the site will fill out a short questionnaire that identifies the location of the problem, the nature of the problem, and other vital information. The site was created by Andrzej Tarko, an associate professor of civil engineering at Purdue, and graduate student Brian DeSalle. The site has been created to collect timely information about what motorists perceive as dangerous locations or other roadway problems. CONTACT: Andrzej Tarko, (765) 494-5027,

'Voices of Diversity' workshops under way

The Purdue University Diversity Resource Office will present six workshops designed to enhance diversity on campus and beyond.

The summer workshop series, "Voices of Diversity," seeks to raise awareness of diversity issues and to improve the skills in creating more welcoming classrooms, workplaces and communities. Purdue faculty, staff, students and administrators, as well as community members, are invited to attend the free programs, which run through Aug. 22.

The session, "Responding to Diversity Issues in the Media," runs 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, in the Krannert Building, Room G23. This workshop will discuss tips and strategies for obtaining fair and accurate media coverage of diversity stories and issues.

Other sessions include:

• "Valuing Racial/Ethnic/Cultural Diversity: Observances," 1:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, July 16, in Purdue Memorial Union, Room 112.

• "Invisible Diversity at Work," 3-5 p.m., Monday, July 23, Krannert Building, Room G001.

• "Facilitating Diversity Workshops," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, Purdue Memorial Union, Room 256. CONTACT: Dorothy M. Simpson-Taylor, (765) 494-7307;

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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