November 17, 2020

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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You will want to read these good stories that you may have missed.


Soccer players’ head injury risk could be reduced with simple adjustments to the ball, study finds

A new study conducted by Purdue engineers recommends preventing how hard a soccer ball hits a player’s head by inflating balls to lower pressures and subbing them out when they get wet.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles,


Targeted therapies developed to reduce lung fibrosis

A research team led by Philip Low, professor of chemistry and Presidential Scholar for Drug Discovery, has developed a new treatment option for lung fibrosis, which has been a concern for COVID-19 patients.

Media Contact: Chris Adam,


Purdue breaks ground on Hagle Hall, the new home of Bands and Orchestras

Marc and Sharon Hagle joined Purdue officials on Thursday (Nov. 12) for the groundbreaking ceremony of Hagle Hall, the new home of Purdue Bands & Orchestras.

Media contact: Aaron Yoder,


Purdue’s winter commencements to celebrate accomplishments of Class of 2020

Purdue’s on-demand winter commencements – which will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 2,800 students – will go live the week of Dec. 7, complete with a guest speaker and student responders.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates,


Machine learning for making machines: Applying visual search to mechanical parts

A team of Purdue mechanical engineers has created the first comprehensive open-source annotated database of more than 58,000 3D mechanical parts, designed to help researchers apply machine learning to those parts in actual machines.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles,


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