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15 April 2014 - 4:25pm
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 […]

Alumni astronaut Cernan donates mapbook from Apollo 17 lunar mission (From Purdue Today)

14 April 2014 - 3:52pm
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 […]

Four Purdue Libraries faculty members honored as 2013 Top Twenty Article Authors from American Library Association (ALA)

8 April 2014 - 4:19pm
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 […]

Mellon Foundation awards Purdue with $539,000 Interdisciplinary Discovery Program Grant; Call for Proposals

8 April 2014 - 1:14pm
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 […]

Baker-Taylor Forecast interviews Charles Watkinson, Director of Purdue University Press; Highlights Newly-Published ‘The Deans’ Bible’

7 April 2014 - 1:19pm
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 […]

Applications sought for next IMPACT cohort

7 April 2014 - 9:10am
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 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

4 April 2014 - 3:18pm
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 […]

Purdue Libraries Database of the Week: MyWorld Abroad, from Intercultural Systems

4 April 2014 - 11:46am
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 […]

Purdue University Press and the Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) Publish New Book, Free Online for Global Audiences

2 April 2014 - 3:35pm
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 […]

Assoc. Prof. of Library Science Receives Courtesy Appointment through Dept. of History

2 April 2014 - 2:49pm
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 […]

Recently published authors on campus to be honored

31 March 2014 - 10:59am
Purdue authors at the West Lafayette campus who were published in 2013 will be recognized Tuesday (April 1) at an event presented by the Honors College and Purdue University Libraries. The 2013 Purdue Published Authors Symposium, which will include a reception and presentations by selected authors, is set for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union’s […]

University Records Project to discover undocumented history (From Purdue Today)

28 March 2014 - 10:43am
University Records Project to discover undocumented history The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center is attempting to track down undocumented Purdue history through the University Records Project. Started in March 2013, the University Records Project, a university-wide initiative supported by the provost’s office, seeks to identify records from all academic units on […]

Purdue Libraries Database of the Week: Plunkett Research Online, from Plunkett Research

28 March 2014 - 9:43am
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 […]

DataCite,, and Databib Announce Collaboration

25 March 2014 - 2:08pm
Databib and “ – Registry of Research Data Repositories” are pleased to announce their plan to merge their two projects into one service that will be managed under the auspices of DataCite by the end of 2015. Their joint proposal to the DataCite General Assembly was approved today, in advance of the 3rd Plenary Meeting […]

Purdue University Libraries honors women deans through ‘Quest for Equality Exhibit’, ‘The Deans’ Bible’ book launch

20 March 2014 - 9:34am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries’ Division of Archives and Special Collections will celebrate Women’s History Month with an archival display, online exhibit and book launch recognizing Purdue women who helped pave the way for future women leaders.  The “Quest for Equality” exhibit is on display from March 19 to July 31 in the […]

Six Ways to Improve Your Safety (From 3/17/14 Edition of Purdue Today)

17 March 2014 - 9:37am
From March 17, 2014 edition of Purdue Today Six ways to improve your safety This is part of a series of articles discussing safety and security for the Purdue West Lafayette campus. 1. Get to know your building deputy. Most of us get to know the building deputy when we lose money in the vending […]

Purdue University Press 2014 Annual Catalog of Books and Journals Now Online

14 March 2014 - 1:25pm
The 2014 annual catalog of books and journals through Purdue University Press is now online, check out what will be happening this year with Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services!    

Purdue Libraries Database of the Week: EconLit, from the American Economic Association

14 March 2014 - 8:38am
Welcome to Database of the Week.  This week features EconLit which is an index, but you may want instead to try EconLit FullText…  we currently have a trial to the full text database at:,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=eoh This Week’s Featured Database:  EconLit, from the American Economic Association.  Find it:, under the column headed Collections, click on […]

Faculty to share IMPACT experiences at CIE conference

12 March 2014 - 8:29am
 From Purdue Today – March 12 The Center for Instructional Excellence will host a conference March 26-27 that focuses on faculty members’ methods and experiences in transforming their teaching methods to meet 21st-century students’ needs.  ”The Changing Classroom Symposium” will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 26 and from 8 a.m. until […]

Active Learning Center open forum being held March 13

11 March 2014 - 9:46am
A campus-wide open forum to discuss the new Active Learning Center will be held 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 13 in Stewart Center, Room 310. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the session, which will include a project overview, discussing both the project goals and initial space plan, and an open, informal time […]