November 24, 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.


A Purdue alumna invented this popular Thanksgiving side dish

If Stove Top stuffing makes an appearance at your Thanksgiving dinner, you can thank Purdue alumna Ruth Siems, a 1953 home economics graduate.

Media Contact: Abbey Nickel,


Purdue partners with Morgan State University to help students shoot for the stars

Purdue, home to 25 astronauts and a leading aeronautics and astronautics program, will lend its expertise to Morgan State University as it launches its own liquid-fueled rocketry lab and training program, a first among historically black colleges and universities.

Media Contact: Tim Doty,


Purdue Global awards scholarships, honors faculty

Purdue Global announced on Wednesday (Nov. 18) the awarding of 12 student scholarships and multiple faculty honors.

Media Contact: Tom Schott,


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,


Celebrating Purdue again, and again, and again, marketing team earns top higher ed honor

The persistent pursuit of telling and staying true to the Purdue story, amid what could have been a chaotic and brand-busting year, has earned Purdue’s Marketing and Communications team the American Marketing Association Foundation’s Higher Education Marketing Team of the Year award.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates,


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