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If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the display created by international students on the history of international students at Purdue, you are in for a treat! The display is currently up in the Hicks Undergraduate Library. The students who created it volunteered all of their own time, coming to the archives over […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Eugene Cernan, the most recent person to walk on the moon, was recognized Thursday evening (April 10) during an invitation-only reception at Purdue’s Mackey Arena for donating an Apollo 17 Lunar Roving Vehicle mapbook to the university. The event was part of a reunion of some of Purdue’s 23 astronaut alumni […]

Catherine Fraser Riehle, associate professor of Library Science and Sharon A. Weiner, professor and W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy, Purdue University Libraries were recently selected as a 2013 Top Twenty Article from the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Library Instructional Round Table’s (LIRT’s) Top Twenty Committee for their article, High-impact educational practices: An exploration […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Water scarcity, food insecurity, energy dependence, global pandemics, and climate change are examples of the ill-defined “Grand Challenges” for which public policy makers look to researchers for solutions. Science and engineering can suggest technological solutions to some aspects of these problems, but real world implementation fails without the insights of humanists […]

Purdue University Press book, “The Deans’ Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality” is highlighted in Baker-Taylor Forecast along with an in-depth interview with Charles Watkinson, Director of Purdue University Press. The issue goes to 22,000 booksellers and public librarians.  Charles Watkinson is interviewed on page 20 and “The Deans’ Bible” is featured […]

The IMPACT program is now taking applications for the fall 2014 cohort, and applications are due by 5 p.m. May 9.  The application link and information about the program are available at www.purdue.edu/impact. IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) is a campus-wide initiative begun in 2011 by the Provost’s Office for the redesign of classes. […]

Purdue University Libraries recently awarded faculty members with 2014 Library Scholar Grants.  The grant recipients were recognized at an honorary luncheon in which several past Library Scholar grant recipients spoke about the impact and significance of the research made possible through their grants.  2014 Library Scholar Grant Recipients: Alicia Decker Assistant Professor of History, West […]

Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started.  Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases. This Week’s […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Energy sustainability and climate change are the focus of a new book, published by Purdue University Press in collaboration with Purdue’s Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI). The book, Understanding the Global Energy Crisis, provides timely insights into one of grand challenges of our time and will be a valuable source of […]

Larry Mykytiuk, associate professor of Library Science and History Librarian, has, in addition, accepted the offer of a courtesy appointment as associate professor in the Department of History. This appointment was made effective March 11th by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts,  as recommended by the faculty in the Department of History. Courtesy […]