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De-Stress During Prep and Finals Weeks with Hicks Study Breaks

News & Announcements - 18 April 2019 - 1:31pm
Take time out to relax and de-stress during prep and finals weeks this spring. Beginning Monday, April 22, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies will host Hicks Study Breaks to help students take a break from studying in the Hicks Undergraduate Library. A full list of the events, with times and dates, is […]

Interdisciplinary Learning Community Faculty Team Recognized with Academic Connection Award from University Residences

News & Announcements - 12 April 2019 - 1:30pm
Faculty in the Purdue School of Engineering Education, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, and the Purdue Department of English engaged 53 engineering students in the Engineering in the World of Data Learning Community in compelling outside-of-the-classroom activities to enhance student learning. University Residences at Purdue University recently recognized outstanding faculty, staff, and […]

Featured Database: Factiva

News & Announcements - 9 April 2019 - 2:00am
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 Factiva, brought to you by Dow Jones & Company. 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. Access […]

Symposium on Electronic Dissertations and Theses Set for May 23 at Purdue

News & Announcements - 29 March 2019 - 9:48am
On May 23, the Purdue University Graduate School and Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies are hosting an invitation-only symposium on the topic of non-traditional theses and dissertations. (A limited number of invitations are available. Visit www.lib.purdue.edu/etdgiantleaps to request an invitation.) As universities and colleges have moved from print to digital, electronic theses and […]

Purdue Appoints New Dean for Libraries and School of Information Studies

News & Announcements - 28 March 2019 - 9:07am
Courtesy of Purdue News Service A former associate dean and professor at Purdue University will be returning to campus after being selected the new dean of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies. Beth McNeil, dean of library services and professor at Iowa State University, will join Purdue on July 1. “Beth’s knowledge of […]

A “Notorious” Q&A with Julien Gorbach

Purdue Press News - 27 March 2019 - 9:07am
In his new book The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist (Purdue University Press March 2019), Julien Gorbach examines the life of great twentieth-century screenwriter, playwright, and activist Ben Hecht. Gorbach treats Hecht’s activism during the 1940s as the central drama of his life. His new book details the story of how Hecht earned admiration as […]

Howard Recognized with Exceptional Early Career Award for Teaching by Purdue University

News & Announcements - 21 March 2019 - 10:55am
Courtesy of Purdue Today Purdue University recognized Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Assistant Professor Heather Howard’s contributions to student learning by honoring her with the Exceptional Early Career Award Tuesday, March 19. Howard was surprised with the news while she was teaching a class in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center. The Exceptional […]

Visiting Fulbright Scholar to Deliver Talk on Immigrants’ Information Literacy Experiences

News & Announcements - 20 March 2019 - 3:15pm
Visiting Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at the University of the Pacific Elham (Ellie) Sayyad Abdi will present “Immigrants: An Information Literacy Framework” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 in Stewart Center, room 320, during her visit to Purdue University. The talk is open free to the public and is sponsored by the Purdue Libraries and School of […]

A Closer Look at Neil Armstrong’s Giant Leaps through New Apollo Exhibition

News & Announcements - 18 March 2019 - 2:00pm
  Courtesy of Purdue News Service The public will have a chance to get a closer glimpse into Purdue alumnus Neil Armstrong’s life through an exhibition presented by Purdue Archives and Special Collections. “Apollo in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers” opens March 18 and runs through Aug. 16. The exhibition commemorates […]

A Closer Look at Neil Armstrong’s Giant Leaps through New Apollo Exhibition

Archives and Special Collections - 18 March 2019 - 2:00pm
  Courtesy of Purdue News Service The public will have a chance to get a closer glimpse into Purdue alumnus Neil Armstrong’s life through an exhibition presented by Purdue Archives and Special Collections. “Apollo in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers” opens March 18 and runs through Aug. 16. The exhibition commemorates […]

Inspiring Achievement: Stonebraker Aims to Help Students Realize Dreams

News & Announcements - 15 March 2019 - 2:20pm
The Marshall and Susan Larsen Leaders Academy in the Krannert School of Management provides an ideal place for Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies Associate Professor Ilana Stonebraker to teach Purdue students. The Academy, according to its website, “provides high-achieving students with enhanced academic opportunities and learning experiences to help them become top […]

Preserving Agricultural History in the Midwest

Purdue Press News - 14 March 2019 - 7:59am
Many parts of history would be easily forgotten if we did not have those who are committed to recording it. “When I started, much of the historical information wasn’t available.” recalls Purdue professor Fred Whitford. Now, after authoring more than 250 research, extension, and regulatory publications, delivering over 5,800 presentations to a wide array of […]

“That Sheep May Safely Graze” – A Q&A with Author David Sherman

Purdue Press News - 7 March 2019 - 10:49am
That Sheep May Safely Graze (March 2019, Purdue University Press), by David Sherman, brings light to the human story of Afghanistan, the disruptive impact that decades long conflict has had on rural Afghans, their culture, and the timeless relationship they share with their land and their animals. The book describes the story of one of the […]

Why I Love Purdue Libraries Video Contest Deadline April 15

News & Announcements - 6 March 2019 - 11:24am
  There are more than 150 ways to love Purdue University Libraries, and, to help celebrate Purdue University’s Sesquicentennial, we’re asking you to share your stories about some of the ways via the “Why I Love Purdue Libraries” annual video contest! Supported by the Purdue Federal Credit Union, the contest is open to all students […]

Bioinformatics for Boilermakers

News & Announcements - 5 March 2019 - 1:30pm
Purdue Libraries Assistant Professor Pete Pascuzzi helps researchers dig deeper into their research data. A biochemistry and bioinformatics expert, Pascuzzi is making an impact in Purdue University’s contributions to biological and biochemical research by teaching faculty and students how to use web-based and open-source tools—tools they can use to better analyze and understand their data. […]

Featured Database: GoinGlobal

News & Announcements - 5 March 2019 - 1:00am
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 GoinGlobal, founded by Mary Anne Thompson. 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. Access the databases off-campus […]

Who was Ben Hecht? What you need to know about the “Notorious” Screenwriter

Purdue Press News - 28 February 2019 - 8:39am
Born on this day 125 years ago, Ben Hecht is one of American history’s most complicated and compelling figures. Here’s what you need to know to become familiar with the prolific screenwriter and activist.     Hecht is one of the most prolific screenwriters in history.   In 1967 The New Yorker critic Pauline Kael […]

What IF Psychedelics Could Heal? Join Purdue Libraries, Archives March 20 for Free, Public Lecture

News & Announcements - 26 February 2019 - 2:56pm
For decades, psychedelic drugs have been associated with “turning on, tuning in, dropping out” and the countercultural baggage of the 1960s. But what if they hold the key to treating a series of health afflictions? Are they safe? Are they effective? Six-time New York Times best-selling author Michael Pollan will explore these ideas March 20 […]

Purdue Faculty Publish Paper on IMPACT Course Redesign Program thru National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

News & Announcements - 21 February 2019 - 2:54pm
This week, several members of Purdue University faculty and staff published, “Creating Student-Centered Learning Environments and Changing Teaching Culture: Purdue University’s IMPACT Program” through the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). The invited paper describes Purdue’s IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) course design program, which was recognized last year by The Chronicle […]

Critical Data Studies Collective at Purdue Addresses Ethical, Political Aspects of Big Data

News & Announcements - 15 February 2019 - 9:35am
“Critical Data Studies is an emerging interdisciplinary field that addresses the ethical, legal, sociocultural, epistemological, and political aspects of data science, big data, and digital infrastructure.” There is a great deal of talk about data-driven research and “Big Data” at Purdue and, in general, in the business and education sectors across the U.S. For example, […]

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