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1 min ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Age is just a number for young cancer doctor

A young cancer doctor in Lake Charles is proving age truly is just a number. The now 29-year-old never graduated high school, because he was accepted to Purdue University at the age of 11. Dr. David Chang is a radiation oncologist at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Lake Charles, LA, Oncology

2 hrs ago | WHIO

Purdue to dedicate bust of 2010 Nobel laureate

A bronze sculpture of Purdue University's most recent Nobel laureate will be unveiled later this week alongside a sculpture of the school's first Nobel Prize winner.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

4 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

Purdue Study: Landscape "Transition Zones" May Influence Where Tornadoes Strike

PURDUE STUDY: LANDSCAPE "TRANSITION ZONES" MAY INFLUENCE WHERE TORNADOES STRIKE Apr. 16, 2014 Source: Purdue University news release Areas where landscape shifts from urban to rural or forest to farmland may have a higher likelihood of severe weather and tornado touchdowns, a Purdue University study says.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Weather

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Patch.com

School District 157-C Hires New Director of Special Services

At the Frankfort School District 157-C Board of Education meeting held on April 14, the Board retained Jennifer L. Bajda as its new Director of Special Services effective July 1. After careful consideration of over 60 applicants and six finalists screened by a team of district administrators including the incoming superintendent, the final three ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University, Monee, IL

SNL Financial

EPA lays out recent methane emissions research, asks for input

The EPA white papers, released April 15, cover potentially significant sources of emissions in the oil and gas sector, with a focus on technical issues related to compressors, hydraulically fractured wells, leaks, liquids unloading and pneumatic devices.

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Related Topix: Cornell University

Journal and Courier

Bangert: Purdue astronauts and their lowered halos

If the fog machine, swelling instrumental and entrance of astronauts -- seven of the 23 who hold Purdue University degrees -- from under the stage weren't enough in the way of hero worship Saturday at Elliott Hall of Music, President Mitch Daniels was willing to prime things with some well-placed gushing of his own.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

Scientific American

Big Leaks Found in Pennsylvania Fracking Wells

Methane escapes from natural gas wells even before fracking, according to new direct measurements from flying over in an airplane A new study has found that a small number of gas wells are releasing significant quantities of methane into the air even before they are hydraulically fractured, or fracked.

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WTCA-AM Plymouth

Top 5% at PHS Honor Most Influential Teachers

The twenty-eighth Annual Academic Excellence Recognition dinner held on April 14, acknowledged the achievements of several of this year's Plymouth High School graduates.

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Related Topix: Indiana Wesleyan University, Wesleyan University, Florida Southern College, Southern College

Newswise

Michael Plesniak Inducted Into American Institute for Medical and...

Michael Plesniak, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows.

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Related Topix: George Washington University, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Stanford University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Polytechnic University of New York

Spectroscopy

Fred E. Regnier: The Road One Chromatographer Took to Reach the Lifetime Achievement Award

LCGC recently spoke with the 2014 LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Fred E. Regnier, the John H. Law Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, about his early work, his numerous patents and start-up companies, as well as his vast accomplishments in separation science and his role ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, West Lafayette, IN, Entomology, Biology, Biochemistry

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Journal and Courier

Purdue a place to achieve greatness through risks, provost candidate says

The Purdue University community got the first look Monday at one of three finalists who have the chance to become the next provost.

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Related Topix: University of Notre Dame

Journal and Courier

Donnelly, Purdue work to transition veterans back to civilan life

As the U.S. continues to close military bases across Afghanistan and send troops home, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, hopes to provide a smoother transition back to civilian life for them and their families.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, Senator Joe Donnelly, Representative Joe Donnelly, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Dearborn County Register

Centennial of Service

It's been around for more than 100 years, although technically speaking as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture it is celebrating the centennial milestone this year, but Dearborn County's... Well.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Dearborn County, IN

Hay & Forage Grower

Damp Soils Slow Indiana Alfalfa Seeding

Extremely wet soils following a snowy winter have kept many Indiana alfalfa growers from getting a start on spring seeding, reports Keith Johnson, Purdue University Extension forage specialist.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Journal and Courier

Habitat for Humanity gives house keys to another family

It didn't sink in for Temple Cosby that the small, taupe home with the dark red door on Southlea Drive would one day belong to him and his wife until the paint started drying on the walls.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, IN

Journal and Courier

Purdue experiment headed for space

A Purdue University researcher's experiment concerning the impact of gravity on plant growth will be aboard the SpaceX Dragon on the Falcon 9 rocket scheduled to launch at 1:58 p.m. Monday from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Biology, Science, Agriculture, Santa Clara University

The Charlotte Observer

Researcher races to save the sea turtle

SciTech is independently reported and edited through the newsroom of The Charlotte Observer.

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Related Topix: World News, Virgin Islands, Central America, Pembroke, NC, Davidson College, University of Florida

Journalgazette.net

Purdue buying church; future use uncertain

Joe Hornett, chief operating officer of Purdue Research Foundation, told the Journal & Courier that the university's real estate arm is paying $2.4 million for University Church.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Journal and Courier

Easing foreign students onto campus

Purdue University's growing international student population will receive more English language support because President Mitch Daniels has approved more than $2 million in funding for a two-year pilot program.

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Journal and Courier

Spring Fest provides educational fun

Last year, then 4-year-old Abdullah Almesh was no fan of spiders. But on Saturday, Abdullah -- one year wiser -- jumped at the chance to handle tarantulas and all other manner of inspects at the Bug Bowl insect petting zoo, one of dozens of activities at Purdue University's Spring Fest.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

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