March 26, 2007

Reporters's Calendar

Purdue Events for Journalists

JOURNALISTS: Here is a list of upcoming events at Purdue that reporters may want to consider covering. 

PURDUE EVENTS

 March 26 - Vatican's U.N. official to give public lecture, tour Discovery Park

*  March 28 - Top NASA administrator to speak about history, future of aerospace engineering

*  March 29 - National Institute on Drug Abuse speaker to discuss addiction medication

*  March 30 - United Bank of Switzerland adviser to speak at Krannert

*  March 31 - Purdue students to volunteer throughout West Lafayette community

*  April 5 - Discovery Learning Center to present Serious Games Forum

*  April 5 - Intel Corp. ethnographer will discuss 'wirelessness'

*  April 6 - Home Depot executive to speak on managing a career

*  April 10 - Department of Labor official to give keynote for Technology Week

Vatican's U.N. official to give public lecture, tour Discovery Park

March 26. 8 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations, will give a public lecture titled "Coming Together to Debate and Deliver on the Challenges Confronting the World." Earlier that day, he will visit the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park and meet with research officials and faculty. Archbishop Migliore has championed the global issues of health, small-arms trading, workers rights and poverty. Discovery Park and the Aquinas Educational Foundation are sponsoring his visit. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070314PeknyArchbishop.html

CONTACT: Phillip Fiorini, Purdue News Service, (765) 496-3133, pfiorini@purdue.edu

 

Top NASA administrator to speak about history, future of aerospace engineering

March 28. 1 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Michael Griffin, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 11th administrator for NASA in 2005, will present "System Engineering and the Two Cultures of Engineering." He will focus his talk on the development of aerospace over the past century. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070322FarrisNASA.html

CONTACT: Cynthia Sequin, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-4192, csequin@purdue.edu

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse speaker to discuss addiction medication

March 29. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 218 A-D. Eliot Gardner, chief of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's neuropsychopharmacology section of the intramural research program, will speak on "Medication Development for Treating Addiction: New Strategies Based on the Brain's Role in Addiction." Gardner will discuss a recently identified receptor in the brain that is key to the development of new anti-addiction, anti-craving and anti-relapse medications. He also will discuss recent developments in research to treat addictions like nicotine and alcohol dependence.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Gardner, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2081, ekgardner@purdue.edu

 

United Bank of Switzerland adviser to speak at Krannert

March 30. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1086. Michele Fanner, wealth management adviser for United Bank of Switzerland, will speak on "Creating Opportunities." Fanner's talk is part of the Krannert Executive Forum, which brings in business professionals to speak to undergraduates. Since the primary purpose of the lecture is educational, journalists are requested to not ask questions during the presentation. Videotaping and photography are not permitted during the formal part of the lecture but are allowed during the student question-and-answer sessions. Interviews with speakers can be prearranged.

CONTACT: Tim Newton, Krannert School of Management director of external relations, (765) 496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu

 

Purdue students to volunteer throughout West Lafayette community

March 31. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Various locations. More than 1,000 Purdue students are expected to volunteer during the annual Boiler Blast, which places volunteers in the community to help residents with household repairs, improvements and spring cleaning. The event is sponsored by the Boiler Volunteer Network. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070307DummelBlast.html

CONTACT: Samantha Dummel, Boiler Blast president, (765) 496-2454, sdummel@purdue.edu; Connie Baltzell III, Boiler Blast community relations, (812) 430-8098, clbaltze@purdue.edu

 

Discovery Learning Center to present Serious Games Forum

April 5. Morning Presentations: 8:30 a.m. to noon; Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121; afternoon session: 2-4 p.m., Stewart Center?s Envision Center. Serious Games Forum. Video games most often get a bad rap from parents and media. However, the games can be good for students by providing an interactive learning tool in a way that many students are familiar with. The forum's afternoon sessions include demonstrations by Purdue faculty from 2-3 p.m. and by industry representatives from 3-4 p.m. Speakers will highlight the morning session, including: Doug Whatley, BreakAway Ltd.; Rudulph P. Darken, MOVES/Naval Postgraduate School; Andrea Lauer Rice, Lauer Learning; and Howard Phillips, Microsoft, Inc.

CONTACT: Jim Bush, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu

 

Intel Corp. ethnographer will discuss 'wirelessness'

April 5. 3:30 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Genevieve Bell, an internationally recognized ethnographer who manages a team of social scientists at Intel Corp., will speak on "Just Like Magic: An Anthropological Account of Wireless Technologies." She will discuss wireless technologies and their place in a broader historical and cultural context. Bell will re-examine the notion of "wirelessness" from an anthropological perspective. A reception in the Purdue Memorial Union Anniversary Drawing Room will follow the talk. An abstract and Bell's biography are available online at http://www.cs.purdue.edu/news/3-5-07gbelltalk.htm.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Gardner, Purdue News Service, (765)494-2081, ekgardner@purdue.edu; Nicole Piegza, (765) 494-9431, piegza@cs.purdue.edu

 

Home Depot executive to speak on managing a career

April 6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Rawls Hall, Room 1086. Colleen Repplier, president of Home Depot's Creative Touch Interiors will speak on "Top 10 Learnings on How to Manage Your Own Career." Repplier's talk is part of the Krannert Executive Forum, which brings in business professionals to speak to undergraduates. Since the primary purpose of the lecture is educational, journalists are requested to not ask questions during the presentation. Videotaping and photography are not permitted during the formal part of the lecture but are allowed during the student question-and-answer sessions. Interviews with speakers can be prearranged.

CONTACT: Tim Newton, Krannert School of Management director of external relations, (765) 496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu

 

Department of Labor official to give keynote for Technology Week

April 10. 3-4:15 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Emily Stover DeRocco, assistant secretary of the Employment and Training Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor, will give the keynote address for the College of Technology's Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. The title of her talk is "Maintaining America's Competitiveness in the 21st Century Global Economy: WIRED (Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development)." There will be a brief question-and-answer session after her speech, which is part of the Purdue's inaugural Technology Week.

CONTACT: Kim Medaris, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-6998, kmedaris@purdue.edu

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

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