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Purdue University Press ‘Pets and People’ book series highlights impact of animal companionship on human health

19 July 2013 - 4:21pm
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) are collaborating with Purdue University Press to make essential health information freely available online. Every day researchers gain new insights into the dynamic relationship between people and animals, discovering, for example, how dog ownership improves heart health or how interaction with guinea [...]

Purdue University Libraries Seeks Digital Repository Specialist

29 May 2013 - 3:08pm
Purdue University Libraries seeks a highly motivated, intellectually curious, and reliable Digital Repository Specialist to support the creation of unique digital collections in Purdue University Libraries. Responsibilities of the Digital Repository Specialist will be split between the development of Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) Central, (a grant-funded online resource focused on the health benefits of [...]

HABRI Central Focuses on Seven Key Areas of Human Animal Bond Research

11 March 2013 - 1:24pm
BobVetere, president of the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation (HABRI), is pleased to announce that over the past year, its online hub, HABRI Central, has collected extensive research and evidence available online for peer review in seven key areas including allergy and asthma immunity among children, Alzheimer’s, autism, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, depression and post-traumatic [...]

John G. Dove Joins Purdue Publishing Management Advisory Board

11 March 2013 - 1:17pm
Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services is excited to welcome John G. Dove, President of Credo Reference, to the Management Advisory Board. The Board consists of fourteen members and provides strategic guidance. The Chair of the Editorial Board and the Director of the Press are ex officio members, and the Management Board is chaired, [...]

New Website / Catalog for Libraries Publishing Division

11 March 2013 - 10:07am
In April 2012, Purdue University Press and Purdue Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing Division moved under a new umbrella, that of the Publishing Division of Purdue Libraries. The organizational change leverages the combined efforts of staff working at the Press and on the Purdue e-Pubs repository so that they can better serve the scholarly communication needs of [...]

February 15 deadline approaches for undergraduate researchers

1 February 2013 - 8:45am
Students doing undergraduate research are reminded that February 15, 2013 is the last deadline for proposals to be submitted to JPUR, the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research. Proposals consist of an abstract of around 250 words which can be uploaded online through www.jpur.org. After review by the faculty board, select student authors will be invited [...]

Public Signing of Spacewalker at Purdue Announced for Feb 7

31 January 2013 - 8:01am
Astronaut Jerry L. Ross, whose autobiography Spacewalker was published on January 31 will be meeting readers and signing copies on February 7 from 12 – 2 pm in the West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union. All are welcome, and books will be available on site to purchase thanks to the assistance of the University Bookstore. [...]

NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross autobiography all set to launch

3 January 2013 - 9:52am
January marks some important anniversaries in space history, including the 55th anniversary of the launch of Explorer 1, the USA’s first satellite. It also marks the publication of NASA astronaut (and Purdue alum) Jerry L. Ross’s autobiography and the opening of an exhibition at the Barron Hilton Space and Flight Exploration Archives at Purdue. As [...]

A Better Way to Build Celebrates the Legacy of Charles Pankow

3 January 2013 - 9:44am
As a pioneer in innovative uses of concrete, Purdue civil engineer Charles Pankow shaped the development of the modern construction industry and the landscape of 20th century America. His philanthropy also continues to advance Purdue, impacting professors and students throughout the university via the support of the Charles Pankow Foundation. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary [...]

Civil Engineering Report is 3 millionth download on Purdue e-Pubs

11 October 2012 - 9:48am
When Purdue Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering Sidney Diamond published his work on “Methods of Soil Stablilization for Erosion Control” in 1975, he expected it to primarily be read in Indiana. After all, assisting the State to improve its transportation infrastructure was and still is the primary goal of the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) [...]

Purdue Celebrates Pioneering Midwestern Business Leader Kirby Risk

1 August 2012 - 5:02pm
The late J. Kirby Risk II called himself “a small-town businessman from the banks of the Wabash.” In her newest book, Kirby’s Way: How Kirby and Caroline Risk Built their Company on Kitchen-Table Values, author Angie Klink details the compelling story of  Kirby and the creation of the Kirby Risk Corporation. The book also highlights [...]

Purdue e-Pubs reaches milestone, 2.5 millionth download

16 July 2012 - 2:33pm
The Purdue e-Pubs digital repository (www.purdue.edu/epubs) is an open access software platform which provides access to full-text publications as well as unique previously unpublished scholarly content. In June, its 2.5 millionth download took place. With over 26,194 publications uploaded to date, this puts Purdue e-Pubs among the most popular university repositories in North America. Purdue [...]

New Book Analyzes “Occupy” Movement

5 July 2012 - 5:14pm
Now available to order, Voices of Resistance: Communication and Social Change by Mohan J. Dutta, explores voices of resistance from across the globe and presents a theoretical framework for understanding topical, popular resistance movements such as Occupy Wall Street. The book emphasizes the core idea that creating spaces for listening to voices of resistance fosters [...]

New Web resource to facilitate study of bond between humans and animals

3 November 2011 - 4:35pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Press and the School of Veterinary Medicine will develop a new online resource to further the study of the human-animal bond.The site – HABRI Central – will serve as a comprehensive bibliography and repository of scholarly material, an online publishing platform for peer-reviewed content, and a virtual collaborative community [...]

Publishing Services a Major Growth Area for Academic Libraries

1 November 2011 - 3:18pm
West Lafayette, IN – Publishing services provided by libraries are expanding and professionalizing, suggests a new report released by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, on behalf of a team of researchers from the libraries of Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Utah. The report is the result of [...]

Purdue Bands celebrate 125 years with exhibit, book

21 September 2011 - 2:09pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An archives exhibit and a book chronicling its history are part of the celebration for the 125th anniversary of the Purdue University Bands. The “Heartbeat of the University: 125 Years of Purdue Bands” exhibit is on display in the Purdue Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center through [...]

Press Partners with JTRP

23 May 2011 - 9:21am
Purdue University Press has entered into a new partnership with the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) to support the publication of its technical report series. Since the late 1930s, JTRP has produced a continuous stream of research reports to inform the management of transportation infrastructure in Indiana and throughout North America. The reports are also [...]