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5 min ago | WSJV-TV South Bend

Judge OKs tweeting for Purdue shooting sentencing

An Indiana judge will allow reporters to post on social media during the sentencing of a former Purdue University student who pleaded guilty to murder in the fatal shooting and stabbing of a fellow student in January. The Journal & Courier reports Tippecanoe Superior Judge Thomas Busch said Monday the public is not allowed to use social media or have their electronic devices on during the sentencing Friday of 24-year-old Cody Cousins of Warsaw.

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5 hrs ago | TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: Chat with Josh Hong, Top Executive Chairman, Successful Serial Entrepreneur and Innovator

Josh has a long success history in leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. There is much to be learned by looking at Josh's history and hearing his thoughts.

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Related Topix: 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games, University of Chicago

9 hrs ago | Environmental Leader

Honeywell's Low-Global-Warming Material Insulates Net-Zero Energy Home

Honeywell 's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent - an ultra low-global-warming-potential foam blowing agent - has been used to help insulate a net-zero energy home project at Purdue University, the company says. The blowing agent, which causes closed-cell spray foam insulation to expand and provides the majority of the foam's insulating properties, was used to retrofit a residential home in West Lafayette, Ind.

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Related Topix: West Lafayette, IN

13 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Findings suggest how swimming cells form biofilms on surfaces

New research findings point toward future approaches to fighting bacterial biofilms that foul everything from implantable medical devices to industrial pipes and boat propellers. "They can form everywhere, on catheters used to transfer body fluids, prosthetic valves and other devices," said Arezoo Ardekani, an assistant professor in Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, University of Notre Dame, Health

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Republic

At least 5 Indiana universities have military gear

At least five universities in Indiana have armed campus police with military-grade equipment since 2010 through a program that distributes surplus military supplies. A review of public records by The Indianapolis Star found Indiana University , Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University and Vincennes University have received such supplies, including body armor, military vehicles and M-14 and M-16 rifles.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University

The Indianapolis Star

Tuition discount hopes to lure Hoosiers back to college

Tuition discount hopes to lure Hoosiers back to college State wants to hook some of the 737,000 Hoosier adults with some college, no degree. Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1tSgjvO You still have to worry about work, because you still have to pay bills.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Family, Teenagers, Fort Wayne, IN

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

IPFW kicks off 50th anniversary celebration

FORT WAYNE, Ind. Students, faculty, staff and other members of the IPFW family are invited to celebrate with Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne on Monday as the university kicks off its 50th Celebration Opening Campus Event.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN

Time

7 Reasons to Have More Sex

If you really need an excuse to heat things up in the bedroom, we've got you covered: Besides the obvious reasons one might have sex - love, pleasure, baby-making - science shows that there are quite a few health benefits of getting intimate. The next time your partner asks, "Was it good for you?" you can say yes - in more ways than one! Yes, knocking boots counts as exercise - and it sure beats the gym! Depending on how physical you get, sex can strengthen muscle tone, increase your heart rate, and get your whole body working, says Justin Lehmiller, PhD, creator of lecturer in the department of psychology at Purdue University and author of The Psychology of Human Sexuality .

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, University of Kentucky

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Motley Fool

Want to Graduate Faster? Consider an Accelerated Bachelor's Degree

Three-year bachelor's degrees, once an option at only a very few institutions, are slowly gaining more traction as more schools -- such as Doane College in Nebraska and Purdue University in Indiana -- add programs that start this fall. The financial advantages of condensing four years of coursework into three are substantial, but critics argue that students may suffer as a result.

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Related Topix: Doane College, Standardized Testing, Education

Palladium-Item

50-plus schools expected at college fair

Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1s1biow Participants in the 2013 Eastern Indiana College Fair talk to a representative of Kalamazoo College. This year's college fair is 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo College, Richmond, IN, Earlham College

Palladium-Item

Historical marker dedication Sunday in Cambridgea

Historical marker dedication Sunday in Cambridge City An Indiana historical marker commemorating Virginia Claypool Meredith will be dedicated. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1s0PyZT An Indiana state historical marker commemorating Virginia Claypool Meredith - the "Queen of American Agriculture" - will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Cambridge City, IN, University of Minnesota, Wayne County, IN

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Wireless Design & Development

Replacing Silicon Electronics with Nanomaterials

Aaron Franklin has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry. Leaving IBM's research enterprise for a professorship, Franklin will continue his research into semiconducting nanomaterials and printed electronics.

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Related Topix: Duke University, Arizona State University

Holtville Tribune

Friend or foe? Robots could be either. You might even marry one

When Purdue University professor Eric Matson teaches his robotics class, he asks his students a simple question on the first day. Would you consider marrying a robot? Generally, after they stop laughing, about 99 percent of the class will say no, no way.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Free condoms are gone, but Purdue offers cost-friendly program to keep students safe

A lack of funding has forced the Purdue Student Wellness Center to end free condom distribution for students on a walk-in basis. However, a new sexual health program is offering students a way to keep themselves safe at a low cost.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality

Palladium-Item

Education Notebook: Purdue dishes out dollars

Education Notebook: Purdue dishes out dollars The Purdue College of Technology at Richmond has awarded $26,470 in scholarships this year. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1rZWaI7 The Purdue College of Technology at Richmond has awarded $26,470 in scholarships to students for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Related Topix: Richmond, IN, Williamsburg, IN, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, Cambridge City, IN

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Purdue-based startup manufactures fragrance, improves biofuel production

The president and founder of Spero Energy, Inc., a Purdue-based startup company, is commercializing technology to strip wood products of flavor and fragrance which in turn would create a chemical-free wood product that could be used in the production of biofuels. Mahdi Abu-Omar, founder and president of Spero Energy Inc., conducts research on the company's single-step catalytic process to create high-value chemicals.

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Related Topix: Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Science

Holtville Tribune

Natural soundscapes may become "digital fossils" of the future

Sounds are integral to Henry David Thoreau's "Walden," the book about two years he spent living in a cabin in the woods near Walden Pond in Massachusetts in 1846-47 - the wind blowing through the rushes, the rumbling of the ice melting in the spring, owls screeching in the night. Oh, and the whistle of the steam engines from passing trains and church bells ringing in Concord on Sundays, miles away.

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Agri Marketing

Univ Of Illinois Dept. Of Agricultural And Biological Engineering Ranked Best In Nation

UNIV OF ILLINOIS DEPT. OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING RANKED BEST IN NATION Sep. 12, 2014 Source: Univ of Illinois news release The undergraduate program in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois is once again ranked best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

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Related Topix: Champaign, IL

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Toledo Blade

BGSU chooses forensics leader

An academic and research center devoted to forensic science and located at Bowling Green State University hired its first director. Jon E. Sprague, who holds a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from Purdue University, has been tapped to lead the new Ohio Attorney General's Center for the Future of Forensic Science.

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Related Topix: Bowling Green State University, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH

Journal and Courier

Purdue dedicates space to student veterans

Purdue dedicates space to student veterans Success center designed to ease transition from combat to college Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1tEd1w7 Purdue University dedicated the new Veterans Success Center on the second floor of the Purdue Memorial Union on Thursday. Students who are veterans can get their military paperwork certified, as well as network with other veteran students to ease the transition from combat to college, said center director Jamie Richards.

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Related Topix: West Lafayette, IN, US Military, US Marine Corps, Life, Veteran Affairs

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