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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $750,000 to Purdue University to support a unique approach to research, scholarly publishing and communications on global grand challenges. The approach at Purdue is unique in two ways. First, it catalyzes the involvement of humanists and social scientists in grand challenges research, innovation and […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will partner with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to supply 12 artifacts related to Purdue astronauts for the “Beyond Spaceship Earth” exhibition opening June 25. The ongoing exhibit will feature the story of space exploration from NASA’s Project Mercury, which sent the first astronauts into space, to the International […]

Purdue’s first astronaut alumnus, Hoosier native, and National hero Gus Grissom died nearly 50 years ago in the pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission along with astronauts Ed White and fellow Purdue alumnus Roger Chaffee. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom draws on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, […]

Purdue University Libraries has developed a new information literacy mission statement to guide students, faculty and staff in fostering successful learning at Purdue. The new statement is: “Purdue University Libraries’ research-based information literacy programming empowers Purdue’s diverse communities of learners to use information critically to learn and to create new knowledge, fostering academic, personal and […]

One of the research teams for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant and the 21st Century Grand Challenges project has just released their initial findings that coincides with the 4-year anniversary of the Southern Indiana tornadoes (March 2-3). Their ongoing research focuses on these communities and how they handled the after-effects of the tornado devastation. […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Mark Geyer, deputy director of Johnson Space Center, on Tuesday (Nov. 10) will visit Purdue University to speak about space. Geyer’s talk, titled “Orion and NASA Deep Space Exploration,” is part of Purdue Libraries‘ Distinguished Lecture Series. His talk, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 6 […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center recently accepted the donation of an original 16 mm film showing Amelia Earhart and her Lockheed Electra as they were being photographed by Albert Bresnik, Earhart’s official photographer. Earhart, who was a Purdue career counselor and adviser to the […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Harvard Library and Purdue University Libraries collaborated in hosting a two-day data management symposium at Harvard on June 16-17. The focus of the symposium centered on new roles for libraries as part of data management strategies during all parts of the research cycle. Attendees came from across the country. The Symposium […]

Harvard and Purdue Libraries are hosting a two-day (free) data management symposium at Harvard on June 16 and 17, 2015.  The focus will be on new roles for libraries as part of data management strategies during all parts of the research cycle. This symposium on data management will incorporate visionary ideas, new concepts, and inspirational […]