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February 15 deadline approaches for undergraduate researchers

Purdue Press News - 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

Purdue Press News - 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. [...]

Introductory Statistics Course Builds Students’ Foundational Information Literacy

Projects & Activities - 24 January 2013 - 9:38am

In this video, Ellen Gundlach, who teaches STAT 113 (Statistics and Society) at Purdue, discusses how the course enhances students’ information literacy. STAT 113 is part of Purdue’s new core curriculum, and students passing this course will have met two foundational core outcomes: Science, Technology and Society and Information Literacy. In spring 2012, STAT 113 was redesigned to through Purdue’s IMPACT program.

NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross autobiography all set to launch

Purdue Press News - 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

Purdue Press News - 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 [...]

Foundational Information Literacy Courses at Purdue

Projects & Activities - 27 December 2012 - 9:19pm

The University Curriculum Council (UCC) has  recommended fifteen courses as meeting the foundational information literacy outcome that is part of Purdue’s new core curriculum. Students starting at Purdue in 2013-14 will have to take a number of courses to meet the eight foundational core outcomes. One or more of the courses students take will be focused on developing their information literacy at the foundational level. These courses teach how to use information in fundamental ways while the students are learning about the subject matter.

Faculty in the Libraries were instrumental in helping departments nominate courses meeting the foundational information literacy outcome. The Libraries’ Curriculum Committee partnered with the Provost’s Office of Assessment to co-sponsor a workshop to help teaching faculty to determine if their course met the information literacy outcome and prepare their nomination materials. Many of the Libraries’ liaisons have consulted with teaching faculty in various ways to help them identify and revise the courses recommended to be part of the new core. Four of the recommended courses worked with faculty from the Libraries when redesigning the course through Purdue’s IMPACT program. Two more of these courses will be going through IMPACT this spring.

In the spring, the UCC will turn its attention to reviewing departmental submissions explaining how they are addressing information literacy at embedded-levels within their curriculum and programs.

The complete list of approved core courses is available at http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/

Libraries Support Student-centered Teaching and Learning

Projects & Activities - 11 October 2012 - 10:28pm

Since Fall 2011, the Purdue University Libraries have been participating in Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT), a Provost sponsored program that supports the redesign of foundational courses to promote student-centered teaching and learning. The facilitation of the IMPACT program is a collaborative effort of a number of campus entities, including the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC), Extended Campus, iTaP Teaching and Learning, and the Libraries.  The Libraries participate in IMPACT through a wide range of activities, such as serving on the IMPACT Steering and Management Committees, working collaboratively with other units on campus to develop an IMPACT curriculum for teaching faculty redesigning courses, and serving as members of course redesign teams.



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

Purdue Press News - 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) [...]

Indiana Information Literacy Awareness Week

Projects & Activities - 8 October 2012 - 10:00am

Governor Daniels named the first week of October as Information Literacy Awareness Week!  We are the 11th state in the country to issue such a proclamation.  Other states that have proclamations are Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Texas.

This effort was led by Susan Clark (Director of Library Services, Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region); Marie White, (Library Director, Ivy Tech Community College Indiana, Southern Indiana Region LTA Program Chair); and Catherine Pellegrino (Reference Librarian/Instruction Coordinator, Saint Mary’s College Library, Notre Dame, IN).

Purdue Celebrates Pioneering Midwestern Business Leader Kirby Risk

Purdue Press News - 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

Purdue Press News - 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

Purdue Press News - 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 [...]

Purdue Libraries archives exhibit to feature Purdue, U.S. Coast Guard pioneer Dorothy Stratton

Archives and Special Collections - 9 January 2012 - 5:05pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s first full-time dean of women who went on to become the first female commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard will be celebrated with an archival exhibit at Purdue.Purdue Libraries’ Division of Archives and Special Collections will feature “Behind the Mast of Women’s Leadership: Celebrating the Legacy of [...]

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

Purdue Press News - 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 [...]

Grant provides archivist to care for Purdue Libraries’ astronaut collections

Archives and Special Collections - 2 November 2011 - 8:35am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Libraries will receive a $2 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to endow an archivist for the Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan archives and special collections at the university. Conrad Hilton’s son, Barron Hilton, is the retired chairman, president and CEO of Hilton Hotels Corp. An avid pilot [...]


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