November 19, 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.


Biotech company gains major funding to keep developing use of immune system to fight cancer

Umoja Biopharma, a Purdue-affiliated biotechnology company focused on using a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancerous cells, has secured one of the largest initial rounds of funding ever for a Purdue-affiliated company.

Media Contact: Chris Adam,


Three students honored with Purdue Homecoming Pillars of Excellency

Purdue on Saturday (Nov. 14) announced three recipients of the merit-based Homecoming Pillars of Excellency, an honor that recognizes students who exemplify education and scholarship, service and leadership, and research and innovation.

Media Contact: Jim Bush,


Student innovators earn international recognitions, industry partnerships

Purdue student innovators are receiving international awards for technologies that may be found one day in homes, hospitals and businesses.

Media Contact: Chris Adam,


Explaining the sound of Purdue’s ‘clapping circle’

Purdue’s chapter of the Acoustical Society of America can now explain the sound heard when someone claps at the famous “clapping circle” on campus in Academy Park, located between Heavilon Hall and the corridor that separates Purdue Memorial Union from Stewart Center.

Media Contact: Jim Bush,


Purdue scientist reflects on her passion for studying Mars’ geology, landscape

The Feb. 18, 2021, Mars rover landing is taking Briony Horgan’s imagination to new heights.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel,


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