April 2, 2007

Reporters' Calendar

Purdue Events for Journalists

PURDUE EVENTS

*  April 4 - Purdue students to visit Indiana Statehouse

*  April 4 - Former NSF director to speak at Center for Environment lecture

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

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

*  April 6 - Peter Kissinger to speak at Krannert Executive Forum

*  April 7 - Bill Nye to speak at Purdue Student Pugwash conference

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

*  April 11 - Department celebrates 40 years with creation of endowment

April 12 - Students to cook up creativity in Sara Lee Innovation Award competition

*  April 12 - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan to speak at Purdue

*  April 13 - Terex Corp. president/coo to speak at Krannert

*  April 14 - Purdue ROTC Hall of Fame to induct 6 alumni

*  April 14-15 - Food, fun highlight weekend during Springfest

*  April 16 - Nobel Laureate in physics delivers keynote for Discovery Lecture Series

*  April 17 - Jischke to speak at President's Roundtable Breakfast in Lafayette

Purdue students to visit Indiana Statehouse

April 4. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Indiana Statehouse North Atrium. Purdue students from a variety of campus groups and organizations will visit the Indiana Statehouse to represent the university and learn about the process of formulating policy. 

CONTACT: Catharine Kuber, Purdue Student Government executive director of governmental relations, (559) 392-2980, ckuber@purdue.edu; Amanda Brothers, Purdue Student Government state relations director, aebrothe@purdue.edu

 

Former NSF director to speak at Center for Environment lecture

April 4. 10:30 a.m. Deans Auditorium in Pfendler Hall. Rita Colwell, distinguished professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, will give a lecture titled "Oceans, Climate and Health: The Cholera Paradigm." A reception will follow her talk. The campus visit by Colwell, who served as director of the National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2004, is sponsored by the Sigma Xi and Discovery Park's Center for the Environment. Colwell holds a bachelor's degree in bacteriology and a master's degree in genetics Purdue. She received her doctorate in oceanography from the University of Washington.

CONTACT: Phillip Fiorini, Purdue News Service, (765) 496-3133, pfiorini@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. Video games often get a bad rap from parents, educators and others. However, the games can be good for students by providing an interactive learning tool in a way that is familiar to many student. 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 in the morning session include: 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

 

Peter Kissinger to speak at Krannert Executive Forum

April 6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Rawls Hall, Room 1086. Peter T. Kissinger, executive chairman and chief science officer of Bioanalytical Systems, will speak as part of the Krannert Executive Forum. Kissinger is a member of the Pharmaceutical Industry Contract Research Alliance, the Indiana Pharmaceutical Research Alliance and the Indiana Mass Spectrometry Alliance. The Krannert Executive Forum 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

 

Bill Nye to speak at Purdue Student Pugwash conference

April 7. 1:10-2:30 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Bill Nye, a scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor will be the keynote speaker at a conference that will focus on space and society. He has starred in "Bill Nye the Science Guy," which won 28 Emmy Awards, and is currently the host of two television programs. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070326HolsingerPugwash.html

CONTACT: Jonathan Braun, Purdue Student Pugwash conference coordinator, (765) 404-6031, jpbraun@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. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070326DepewDeRocco.html

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

 

Department celebrates 40 years with creation of endowment

April 11. 6 p.m. Ross-Ade Pavilion's Buchanan Club. The Department of Building Construction Management in the College of Technology is celebrating its 40-year anniversary with the creation of an endowment named after its founder, D. Dorsey Moss, a 1949 Purdue graduate. The announcement of the creation of the Dorsey Moss Future of Building Construction Management Technology Fund, which will support student scholarships and other needs in the department, will be made during a reception and dinner. In addition, faculty and alumni will honor Moss' career and give an overview of the evolution of the department through the years. The event is part of the college's inaugural Technology Week. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070326CoxBCM40.html

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

 

Students to cook up creativity in Sara Lee Innovation Award Competition

April 12. 1-4:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 202. Three teams of Purdue students will vie for a $10,000 top prize in the Sara Lee Innovation Award competition. The qualifying teams have been working on their food inventions since late November, when Sara Lee Food and Beverage announced a partnership with Purdue in what it hopes will be an annual contest. Each team will have 45 minutes to present its invention to a panel of judges composed of Sara Lee executives and Purdue professors. Students will be available for interviews at 1 p.m. prior to the start of the contest at 1:30 p.m. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070321WeaverSaraLee.html

CONTACT: Tanya Brown, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2079,  tanyabrown@purdue.edu

 

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan to speak at Purdue

April 12. 8 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall.  Cindy Sheehan, peace activist and the mother of a soldier who was killed in Iraq, will present "Speaking Peace to Power." The event is presented by Purdue Committee on Peace Studies with additional sponsorship by the Flora F. Roberts Bequest, Department of Political Science, American Studies Program, Women's Studies Program, the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition, Pax Christi, and the Indiana Peace and Justice Network. Sheehan is the mother whose vigil against the Iraq War outside President George W. Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch captured national attention in the summer of 2005. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070322TargSheehan.html

CONTACT: Amy Patterson Neubert, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

 

Terex Corp. president/coo to speak at Krannert

April 13. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1086. Thomas Riordan, president and chief operating officer of Terex Corp., will speak on "Being Flexible + Adding Value = Very Valuable." Riordan's talk is part of the Krannert Executive Forum, which brings in business professionals to talk about their careers 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, director of external relations, Krannert School of Management, (765) 496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu

 

Purdue ROTC Hall of Fame to induct 6 alumni

April 14. 2 p.m. Purdue Armory. Six Purdue ROTC graduates who have distinguished themselves both in their military and civilian careers will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

CONTACT: Dave Tate, ROTC Hall of Fame chairman, (765) 494-1392, dgtate@purdue.edu

 

Food, fun highlight weekend during Spring Fest

April 14-15. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Various campus locations. In its ninth year as a campuswide event, Spring Fest seeks to draw attention to the lighter side of higher education with hands-on games, experiments and programs. Returning favorites this year include exhibits and activities from more than 25 Purdue colleges and departments. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070312KirkpatrickSfest.html

CONTACT: Tanya Brown, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2079, tanyabrown@purdue.edu

 

Nobel physics laureate to deliver keynote for Discovery Lecture Series

April 16. 3:30-5 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Purdue's Discovery Park, in collaboration with Lilly Endowment, Honeywell Corp. and Nobel Media AB, is holding a Discovery Lecture Series event with keynote speaker John L. Hall, who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2005. His talk is titled "Making a Big Deal out of the Small Decimal Digits: The Remarkable Utility of Precision Measurement." A media availability session will precede Hall's lecture at 2:30 p.m. in Stewart Center's Envision Center. After the keynote lecture, Purdue President Martin C. Jischke will join Hall onstage for an armchair conversation titled "What's Next for Science?" Hall shared the Nobel Prize for his role in developing laser-based precision spectroscopy, which allows scientists to measure frequencies with an accuracy of 15 digits. This technique helps researchers develop extremely accurate clocks and improved global positioning satellite technology. More information is available online at http://www.purdue.edu/dp/dls/hall/.

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

 

Jischke to speak at President's Roundtable Breakfast in Lafayette

April 17. 8-9:30 a.m. Second-floor ballroom of the Holiday Inn Select, 515 South St., Lafayette. Purdue President Martin C. Jischke will present "Transforming Purdue ? Transforming Indiana" at this quarterly breakfast with leaders in the Greater Lafayette community. Please RSVP to Lila White at (765) 494-2728, whitel@purdue.edu.

CONTACT: Tanya Brown, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2079, tanyabrown@purdue.edu

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

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