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Summer 2014

► Features​​

Bacteriophage comic illustration
Phage Invasion 
Bacteriophages—tiny viruses that attack bacteria—are the latest weapons used to destroy Salmonella and E. coli.

Landscape architecture design
Winning Designs
Four Purdue landscape architecture majors bring home honors at industry's top student competitions.

Cows in a pen
A Century of Service  
The Feldun-Purdue Agricultural Center has made many changes over its 100-year history, but its commitment to helping producers has stayed the same.

City scape
Next-Generation Cities 
Cities create their own microclimates that direct weather patterns within their boundaries. Carmel, Indiana, is among the U.S. cities tackling climate change on their home turf.

Jennifer Pinkston picks up her Hoosier Harvest Market bag order.
Issues in Agriculture 
Students develop leadership skills while learning how to work toward agreement in matters of controversy.

communicating science graphic visualization
Communicating the Science
The public's views on controversial issues such as genetically engineered foods are often influenced by their emotions. Helping people understand the potential uses of GMOs may also help them make more informed decisions.

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Hazel Wetzstein  
Wetzstein new head of HLA

Hazel Wetzstein named head of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, effective Aug. 1.

deer in a field  
Deer-damaged forests recovering

Deer hunts in Indiana state parks have helped restore the health of forests caused by overabundant populations of white-tailed deer, a Purdue study shows.

The Street Where You Live Podcast Album Art  
Podcasts: listen and learn

Two new monthly podcasts—one on nature and the other on community development—from Purdue Extension provide helpful information that can be downloaded and listened to at any time.

biofuel gas pump graphic  
DOE grant to advance biofuels research

A Department of Energy grant will help Purdue University researchers advance methods for converting plant lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels and other products.

Michael Schutz  
Schutz leads Purdue Extension's ANR

Michael Schutz has been appointed director of Purdue Extension's agriculture and natural resources programs.

A demonstration of the PICS bag is presented to a women's group in Kenya.  
Grant paves way to commercialize PICS bags in Africa

Purdue University is receiving a $10 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to put crop-saving PICS bags into the hands of more African farmers.

Matt Anderson of the St. Joseph County 4-H Aerospace Club holds a model rocket.  
Rocket science

The St. Joseph County 4-H Aerospace Club competed in the final round of a nationwide Team America Rocketry Challenge.

A termite up close  
"Greener" control for termites

A team of international researchers has sequenced the genome of the Nevada dampwood termite, uncovering new genetic targets for pest control.

► Departments​

sunrise over a corn field  
A Message from Dean Akridge

Agriculture Ingrained in Our Daily Lives

Purdue Agriculture alumna Katie Jones  
Profile: Pathway Pioneer

Katie Jones was among the first students graduate to Pathway to Purdue, a joint program between the College of Agriculture and Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette. She now helps other students enrolled in this innovative program.