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WALC Sign in Place

Archives and Special Collections - 1 February 2017 - 5:33pm
It’s a sign… that the new Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) will open in 2017! Located in the heart of campus, the WALC (when it opens later this year) will serve as a central location for classroom and library space. The 164,000-square-foot facility houses 27 classrooms designed for active learning. […]

Open Access Advocate to Speak at Purdue University Libraries Jan. 26

Open Access - 20 January 2017 - 7:00am
“Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives.” — Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Long-time Open Access […]

“Maps and the Human Experience” Now Open in Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections - 19 January 2017 - 11:27am
Take the opportunity to explore the history, art, and science of maps and learn more about the people who created them and the individuals who use them at the Purdue University Libraries’ “Looking Down, Looking Out, and Looking Up: Maps and the Human Experience” exhibition through June 23. The exhibition is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. […]

Purdue University Press Book Previews

Open Access - 18 January 2017 - 9:37am
Purdue University Press Book Previews is a new initiative from the Purdue University Libraries Scholarly Publishing Division and their open access text repository, Purdue e-Pubs. PUP Book Previews, created from the first proofs of the book to include several pieces of the front matter and first chapter, will provide an early look at forthcoming books. […]

Purdue University Press Book Previews

Purdue Press News - 18 January 2017 - 9:37am
Purdue University Press Book Previews is a new initiative from the Purdue University Libraries Scholarly Publishing Division and their open access text repository, Purdue e-Pubs. PUP Book Previews, created from the first proofs of the book to include several pieces of the front matter and first chapter, will provide an early look at forthcoming books. […]

New Year’s Reading Resolution

Purdue Press News - 9 January 2017 - 2:04pm
Happy New Year!  It’s officially 2017! The new year is a new beginning, a fresh start. It is all about resolutions, change, and challenging yourself. Kick off this year and make it your resolution to become a more avid reader. You can do this by reading an array of books, books by the same author, […]

Purdue & Indiana’s Community: University Press Week 2016

Purdue Press News - 17 November 2016 - 11:37am
It’s University Press Week 2016 and this year’s theme is community. University presses have long supported all communities whether they’re local, intellectual, or cultural. Purdue University Press continues to celebrate Indiana’s community with our books and projects featuring hidden stories of Hoosier heroes, Purdue traditions, and Indiana history. We have decided to highlight books that […]

Beyond the Press: The Human-Animal Bond – guest post by Dianna Gilroy

Purdue Press News - 16 November 2016 - 12:26pm
Note: A guest post by Purdue University Press staff member Dianna Gilroy is written as part of University Press Week and the blog tour coordinated by the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). The AAUP requested blog posts today on staff members making good and doing interesting things in their communities. Below, Dianna shares her […]

Scholarly Publishing Celebrates 8th Annual Open Access Week

Open Access - 24 October 2016 - 8:25am
Open Access Week is a global celebration to raise awareness of open access in scholarship and research. OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue […]

Scholarly Publishing Celebrates 8th Annual Open Access Week

Purdue Press News - 24 October 2016 - 8:25am
Open Access Week is a global celebration to raise awareness of open access in scholarship and research. OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue […]

Q&A with Dan Shepardson, Author of “A Place Called Turkey Run”

Purdue Press News - 15 September 2016 - 2:48pm
Dan Shepardson is a Geoenvironmental and Science Education professor at Purdue University. He has over 80 journal publications and his photography has been featured in national magazines, regional publications, local newsletters and is on permanent display at the Lilly Nature Center. His work is also part of the Photos for Health series on display in […]

Visit from University of Nebraska, Lincoln Librarians

Projects & Activities - 18 August 2016 - 4:39pm

Five library faculty from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln visited Purdue Libraries Aug. 2-3. They attended the Information Literacy Research Symposium held on the morning of Aug. 2. Considering some renovations to one of the libraries at UNL, following the Symposium the group toured Purdue Libraries spaces. Ilana Stonebraker provided a tour of the Parrish Library and Clarence Maybee a tour of Hicks Library. After learning about the recent work we have done to renovate library spaces, Dean Jim Mullins gave the group a glimpse of the future by leading them on a tour of the under-construction Wilmeth Active Learning Center.

On the morning of Aug. 3, the UNL visitors met with various Purdue faculty and staff involved in the Instruction Matters: Purdue Active Course Transformation (IMPACT) program. The Nebraska group met with Dave Nelson from the Center of Instructional Excellence, Cody Connor of Information Technology at Purdue, and Clarence Maybee of the Libraries, who comprise the IMPACT management team. The Nebraska group also met with two instructors who redesigned courses through IMPACT, Ellen Gundlach from Statistics and Melanie Morgan from Communications, who described their collaborative projects with Purdue Libraries faculty. Libraries faculty and staff involved in IMPACT, including Rachel Fundator, Catherine Fraser Riehle, Ilana Stonebraker, Amy Van Epps and Dave Zwicky, discussed the benefits of partnering with faculty and staff outside of the Libraries to enhance student learning.

 

2016 Information Literacy Research Symposium

Projects & Activities - 18 August 2016 - 4:29pm

The Purdue Libraries hosted the 6th Information Literacy Research Symposium, “Faces and Spaces of Information Literacy with International Students in Mind,” on August 2, 2016. The presenter was Dr. Hilary Hughes, associate professor in the faculty of education at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Hughes studies the intersection of information literacy and informed learning, international students, and learning space design. She presented on her research in progress and its practical applications and engaged the 60 attendees in group activities.

The co-sponsors of this program were: Purdue’s Center for Instructional Excellence, International Programs, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Q&A with Authors of “Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family”

Purdue Press News - 15 August 2016 - 2:59pm
Discover a hidden facet of Indiana’s long agricultural history in Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana’s Early County Extension Agents. Follow the story of early extension agents on their journey through rural farmland in never before seen photos. These agents worked hand in hand with local farmers to improve agricultural practices […]

Andew W. Mellon Foundation awards $750,000 to ‘Grand Challenges’ research, publishing at Purdue

Open Access - 26 July 2016 - 11:20am
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 […]

Andew W. Mellon Foundation awards $750,000 to ‘Grand Challenges’ research, publishing at Purdue

Purdue Press News - 26 July 2016 - 11:20am
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 […]

PURDUE PRESS MIDYEAR REVIEW

Purdue Press News - 22 July 2016 - 10:43am
  Happy Summer! We hope you are taking time to enjoy the sunshine and catch up on some reading. It is an exciting time for the Press. We have released many new titles in the past several months and want to provide you a quick review. From Languages and Literature to Regional books on Purdue […]

Purdue University Press to launch book honoring early county extension agents

Purdue Press News - 14 June 2016 - 9:27am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Press will launch “Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana’s Early County Extension Agents” in June. The book has been endorsed as a Legacy Project by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. The book, written by Fred Whitford, Neil Harmeyer and David M. Hovde, captures the story of […]

Purdue’s first astronaut featured in new biography

Purdue Press News - 11 May 2016 - 1:48pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Press will launch “Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom”  with several events this week (May 9) leading up to its June 15 publication date. The book, written by George Leopold, chronicles the life of Grissom, Purdue’s first astronaut and one of the three astronauts killed […]

New Biography on Purdue’s First Astronaut Launches this Week

Purdue Press News - 9 May 2016 - 10:45am
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, […]

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