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7:13 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

WBAA to air recording of Astronaut Alumni Public Forum

Join WBAA, AM920, public radio from Purdue, for a one-hour special public affairs presentation "A Conversation with Our Astronauts," at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 22) on AM 920 and www.wbaa.org. The highly anticipated forum was recorded April 12th at Elliott Hall of music and hosted by Purdue President Mitch Daniels.

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Arts & Culture
6:37 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Nature's Storyteller: The Life of Gene Stratton-Porter

As a young girl growing up in the 1860s on a Wabash County, Indiana, farm, Geneva Grace Stratton received a wondrous gift from her father, Mark, who had noticed his daughter's love for nature and wildlife, especially the larks, cardinals, passenger pigeons, swallows, and hawks that flew overhead.  He declared that all birds on the farm belonged to her, and she was to become their protector.  "I was the friend and devoted champion of every bird that nested in the garden, on the fences, on the ground, in the bushes, in the dooryard, or in the orchard trees," she noted years earlier.

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General News
11:07 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Purdue enlisted to help in USAID global literacy effort

Christie Vilsack

Purdue could be involved in an effort to teach 100-million children around the world to read.

The United States Agency for International Development is reaching out to universities across the country to aid in this effort.

Senior advisor for international education Christie Vilsack was on the West Lafayette campus yesterday.

She says Purdue would be an ideal partner because students and faculty are already involved in research to address the world’s biggest challenges.

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General News
11:41 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Speaker links social justice with environmental sustainability

Julian Agyeman

An environmental social scientist and originator of the “just sustainability” movement will speak at Purdue next week.

Julian Agyeman is a professor at Tufts University and editor-in-chief of “Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.”

He promotes social justice and equity as an integral element of sustainable living.

Agyeman contends how we treat each other affects and how we treat the environment.

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General News
10:03 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Daniels elected to Commission on Presidential Debates

The Commission on Presidential Debates has chosen Purdue’s president as one its new members.

In addition to Mitch Daniels, former ABC World News anchor Charles Gibson, former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, and former Pentagon and CIA chief Leon Panetta are among those recently elected to serve on the nonpartisan commission.

The group is charged with producing the presidential and vice presidential debates, including negotiating terms with the candidates and picking the moderators.

General News
12:34 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Second Purdue provost candidate highlights challenges of access and affordability

The second candidate for Purdue provost is on campus.

Debasish Dutta spoke to the university community this morning.

He is currently associate provost and dean of the graduate college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dutta says Purdue is poised to be a global leader in higher education, and he is excited about the opportunity to be part of the administration.

He says one of the challenges facing Purdue is finding alternative sources of revenue in the face of declining state support.

Dutta earned a PhD in from Purdue.

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General News
12:30 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

First provost candidate has three Purdue degrees

The first of three finalists for Purdue provost has three degrees from the university.

Christine M. Maziar earned her bachelors, masters and PhD in electrical engineering from Purdue.

She is currently vice president and senior associate provost and professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

Maziar is excited about the possibility of being the senior academic administrator at her alma mater.

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Arts & Culture
4:20 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Bach Chorale Singers April 12th concert preview

Jan Simon talks to Michelle Louer, Artistic Director of the Bach Chorale Singers about their “Meditiations on Holy Week” concert Saturday night at 8 at St. Boniface Catholic Church.

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General News
1:42 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Purdue seeking public input on bicycle and pedestrian safety

The public has a few more days to provide feedback on pedestrian and bicycle safety for the next phase of Purdue’s campus development.

An online survey on the Purdue Bikes website will close this Friday.

A steering committee of Purdue University faculty, staff and students is working with a consulting team to develop a strategy for the future of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure on the West Lafayette campus.

The information gained from the survey will help guide the process.

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