Purdue Today.

November 30, 2020

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Protect Purdue

Faculty and Staff News

Purdue to thank West Lafayette staff and faculty with $750 appreciation award

Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced Wednesday (Nov. 25) that more than 15,000 faculty, staff and graduate student employees will receive a one-time appreciation award in December in celebration of the conclusion of the fall semester and the efforts undertaken to achieve that milestone during an extraordinary year. Related: Appreciation Award -- Additional HR information

Protect Purdue

Note: PPHC COVID-19 testing site has relocated
Returning travelers encouraged to make appointment to get tested for COVID-19
Research personnel testing announcement and instructions
Full guidance on the transition to remote instruction and winter break
Available residential resources for students after Thanksgiving

Things to Know

Bell, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, now available for faculty use
HSA, DCFSA deposits now available on first business day after payday
This week's 'Thumbs Up' recipients

Things to Do

Purdue announces keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative lecture
Nominations sought for Purdue’s Dreamer Award
Online training offered for student employee recruitment
December workshops to highlight Brightspace, grading resources, and more

In the Spotlight

Deborah Knapp performing ultrasound on a dog

Do you know where your cancer drugs come from?

When cancer patients ask about the drug that may save their lives, they don’t expect to hear about zebrafish or fruit flies. Yet this is precisely where the life-saving treatments coming out of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research begin.

Additional News

Unfinished Block P statue

Seven Purdue professors named AAAS fellows

Seven Purdue University professors have been elected to the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. The professors are being honored for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

Hayden White exchanges an arm bump with clinical professor Scott Lawrance

Purdue junior receives One Brick Higher Award

Hayden White’s clear thinking and quick action as a pool lifeguard in his hometown of Carmel saved a life this summer. For his efforts, the Purdue junior in the College of Health and Human Sciences was honored Friday (Nov. 20) with the One Brick Higher Award. The award came during one of his classes. President Mitch Daniels gave the honor in a video presentation.


New therapy for flu may help in fight against COVID-19


Artificial intelligence taking role in developing technology to help Parkinson’s patients during COVID-19 pandemic

Teaching and Learning

New Purdue master’s degree in graduate studies provides framework for interdisciplinary majors


Purdue University Press announces winter gift sale

Bringing Our Best

Convos pivots to new forms of live performance

Due to the cancellation of university-sponsored on-campus events under the guidelines of Protect Purdue, the Purdue Convocations team has had to adapt to new forms of live performance, illuminating discourse and learning experiences. One such performance is Manual Cinema’s “Christmas Carol,” a world-premiere online event.

Manual Cinema member shows the use of puppet and shadow together


This Week's Events
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Other Events

Purdue Christmas celebration goes on, mostly virtual
‘Policing in America’ panel to speak Thursday

Purdue in the News

Here is a sampling of recent news reports about Purdue from media across the nation and the world.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Morgan State University in Baltimore to expand its STEM degree offerings
Lafayette Journal & Courier: Purdue giving $750 bonuses to 15,000 faculty, staff for 'heroic work' during COVID-19 pandemic semester
Forbes: Eight ways new schools innovate
National Geographic: Everything’s different this year – so why not holiday stress?
Inside INdiana Business: Purdue joins national manufacturing cybersecurity collaboration
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