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Imagining Afghanistan, a Q&A with author Alla Ivanchikova

Purdue Press News - 12 September 2019 - 10:09am
We talked with author Alla Ivanchikova, to discuss her upcoming book, contemporary cultural production on Afghanistan, and this cultural production as a litmus test for a producer’s political and geopolitical beliefs. Ivanchikova’s book, Imagining Afghanistan: Global Fiction and Film of the 9/11 Wars, examines how Afghanistan has been imagined in literary and visual texts that were published after […]

New Career Research Portal

News & Announcements - 10 September 2019 - 11:00am
The Career Research Portal contains resources organized to help guide you through the career research process whether you’re browsing job postings, preparing for an important interview, or negotiating a job offer. Resources include career event and career fair information, career planning guides, relocation resources, information on diversity and employment abroad, job/internship boards, interview resources, and […]

Purdue Digital Humanities Prof. Selected as Fulbright Specialist, Plans to Teach DH in Morocco

News & Announcements - 29 August 2019 - 8:41am
Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities Matt Hannah has been busily laying the foundation for an ongoing and robust discussion about digital humanities (DH) and to advance digital scholarship overall at Purdue. Since he started at Purdue in March 2018, he has put together and delivered many DH workshops […]

GIS Activities and Research at Purdue Provide Data, Information to Help Solve U.S., Global Environmental, Economic Challenges

News & Announcements - 28 August 2019 - 5:12pm
Every year, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies hosts the Purdue GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day Conference. During it, Purdue students demonstrate how they have applied GIS in their individual areas of study and research. Nicole Kong, PULSIS associate professor and GIS specialist at Purdue, heads up the conference, along with a team […]

PULSIS Professor Takes Active Learning to Mechanical Engineering Grad Students at Pusan National University

News & Announcements - 27 August 2019 - 4:21pm
Through the IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) program and the pronounced presence of the Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) at the heart of campus, it is possible that many students at Purdue University take for granted their courses based on the active learning instructional method. Even though Purdue students may not always recognize […]

7 PULSIS Faculty on Research Teams Funded in 2nd Round of Purdue’s Data Science Initiative

News & Announcements - 22 August 2019 - 10:07am
Seven Purdue University Libraries and School of Information (PULSIS) faculty members are part of three of five research teams to receive funding in Purdue University’s second round of research for the Integrative Data Science Initiative (IDSI). According to the IDSI website, the vision for the initiative is “to be at the forefront of advancing data […]

Preparation and the First Day of School: Insight from John Dewey

Purdue Press News - 21 August 2019 - 3:41pm
This is a guest post by Jeff Frank, author of Teaching in the Now: John Dewey on the Educational Present. This commentary offers insights from John Dewey about how to approach the start of the school year so that students are prepared to do the type of work we hope they will do in the future. […]

An Interview with Jeff Frank, author of “Teaching in the Now”

Purdue Press News - 19 August 2019 - 11:14am
In preparation for his forthcoming title Teaching in the Now: John Dewey on the Educational Present, we briefly talked to author Jeff Frank about the book, what motivated him to write it, and the reason for advocating for John Dewey’s work in the modern educational landscape.     Q: Could you briefly explain your book, […]

Human-Animal Bond Titles from Purdue University Press

Purdue Press News - 9 August 2019 - 9:56am
Purdue University Press is proud to publish books that highlight the numerous important relationships between humans and animals. Published in collaboration with Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and series editors Alan Beck and Maggie O’Haire, our New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond series, seeks to expand our knowledge of the human-animal bond. The series welcomes submissions covering […]

Aviation Technology Library Closed for Renovation

News & Announcements - 7 August 2019 - 9:07am
The Aviation Technology (AvTech) Library located at the Purdue University Airport was closed Wednesday, Aug. 7 and will remain closed through January 2, 2020, as it undergoes a substantial renovation. During the renovation, the materials and collections will not be accessible at the AvTech Library. Some materials will be available in the Library of Engineering […]

Featured Database: Business Source Complete

News & Announcements - 6 August 2019 - 11:00am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Business Source Complete, brought to you by EBSCO Industries, Inc. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/az.php?s=71213 is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. […]

Welcome to Our New Dean Beth McNeil!

News & Announcements - 26 July 2019 - 8:56am
Those of us who work in our unit at Purdue could not be more excited we have our new leader, Dean of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and Professor Beth McNeil, in place! Formerly the dean of library services and professor at Iowa State University, Dean McNeil started July 1, and she […]

Meeting a Need: Midwest Business Librarian Summit at Purdue Provides Dedicated Venue for Biz Information Specialists

News & Announcements - 25 July 2019 - 5:11pm
Many marketing instructors demonstrate how professional marketers incorporate Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in their approaches to product or service development for their target customer segments. So it’s not surprising that Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Assistant Professor and Business Information Specialist Heather Howard developed the Midwest Business Librarian Summit to meet her […]

Purdue Research Team Among First Class of Fellows for Collaborative Archive Data Research Environment (CADRE)

News & Announcements - 18 July 2019 - 4:42pm
Editor’s Note: Content in this post is courtesy of Stephanie Hernandez McGavin via Shared BigData-Gateway A team of Purdue University researchers is among the seven fellowship teams selected for the first class of the Collaborative Archive Data Research Environment (CADRE) Fellows. These seven fellowship teams span across disciplines and offer compelling research that incorporates big […]

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Purdue Press News - 12 July 2019 - 10:05am
From July 18-20, Purdue University will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with a variety of campus events, including a talk by Apollo 11 flight director Gene Kranz, a showing of a new “Armstrong” documentary, and a book signing/meet and greet with Purdue University Press authors. Purdue University Press is […]

Featured Database: Morningstar Investment Research Center

News & Announcements - 9 July 2019 - 11:00am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Morningstar Investment Research Center, brought to you by Morningstar, Inc. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/az.php?s=71213 is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. […]

Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies Faculty Awarded Nearly $250K IMLS Grant

News & Announcements - 2 July 2019 - 2:01pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Faculty in Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies are part of a team of academic library faculty who recently were selected to receive a $249,179 award through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Along with librarians at the University […]

Information Literacy & Student Performance Research Article Makes Top 20 on ALA LIRT Annual List

News & Announcements - 28 June 2019 - 8:29am
“It can be challenging for instruction librarians to create sustained collaborations with instructors beyond the one-shot instruction session. The results from this study make a compelling case for why collaborating with disciplinary instructors on course design―such as working together to design meaningful assignments throughout the term―can provide benefits for students in gaining information literacy skills, […]

A Reason to Live – Q&A with Author Vicki Hutton

Purdue Press News - 21 June 2019 - 11:43am
In an interview with Vicki Hutton, the author of A Reason to Live: HIV and Animal Companions, we discuss the new book and relevant subjects, including the public perception of HIV/AIDS and the universality of the human-animal bond. A Reason to Live is the newest book in the popular New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond […]

Open House for “Apollo in the Archives: Armstrong Papers” Exhibit Set for July 19

News & Announcements - 21 June 2019 - 8:19am
  The “Apollo in the Archives: Selections from the Neil Armstrong Papers” exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight that landed on the moon – where Purdue alumnus Neil Armstrong took those famed first steps – and coincides with Purdue University’s July celebration of the moon landing, as well as the University’s […]


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