March 14, 2007

Purdue to announce largest single gift for research

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Purdue President Martin C. Jischke at 10 a.m. on Friday (March 16) will announce a major new program to promote economic development that will be funded through the largest single gift for research the university has ever received.

The announcement will be made during a news conference in the Purdue Biomedical Engineering Building, 206 S. Intramural Drive, near the corner of University Drive and Intramural Drive. Representatives of the funding agency also will be on hand.

After the event, Jischke and representatives of the funding agency will be available for interviews via phone. Please call to schedule a time slot.

Audio clips and photographs will be available from the Purdue home page at http://www.purdue.edu following the announcement.

Purdue will provide a satellite uplink from 2-2:15 p.m. (ET) the same day for broadcast media that includes event highlights. Post-event b-roll is available by request.

For information or to arrange an interview, contact Cynthia Sequin, Purdue News Service, at (765) 494-4192, (317) 938-5209 (cell), csequin@purdue.edu .

The content of this media advisory item may be used in advance of the announcement. Additional details will be available on Purdue's home page when the story embargo lifts at 12:01 a.m. Friday (March 16).

Satellite uplink information:

A satellite uplink will be available at 2-2:15 p.m. (ET) the day of the event.

Satellite Coordinates

Title: "Purdue News"

U/L Type: Analog

Band Type: Ku-Band

SBS-6

Transponder 15

U/L: 14372.00 MHz Vertical

D/L: 12072.00 MHz Horizontal

If you have difficulty with the satellite feed, contact the Network Operations Center at (800) 321-3959.

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

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