November 3, 2020

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

Note to journalists: Journalists visiting campus should follow visitor health guidelines.

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


Purdue to celebrate Homecoming virtually Nov. 9-14

Themed “Giant Leaps @ Home,” Purdue’s 2020 Homecoming celebration will take place virtually from Nov. 9-14.

Media Contact: Kelsey Bush,


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

Briony Horgan, an associate professor of planetary science at Purdue, has played a key role in the NASA Mars rover Perseverance mission, which is approaching the halfway point to the planet.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel,


Purdue Global professor honored by ACBSP for presentation about ‘Becoming a Major League Leader’

Purdue Global professor Rebecca Herman, from Newburgh, Indiana, combined her dual passions of baseball and leadership in the presentation “Becoming a Major League Leader,” which earned “best of region” honors at the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Region 4 Conference.

Media Contact: Tom Schott,


New 3D cell culture method points to personalized cancer therapies

Thanks to a new 3D cell culture technique developed by Purdue researchers, it may be possible to personalize cancer treatment by understanding the contributions of different cell types in a tumor to the cancer’s behavior.

Media Contact: Chris Adam, 


Big data, machine learning shed light on Asian reforestation successes

Purdue’s Jingjing Liang, an assistant professor of quantitative forest ecology in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, found that efforts to plant trees in forests in South Korea and northeast China have paid dividends for increasing carbon storage.

Media Contact: Maureen Manier,


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