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PhD student Gladys Andino recently attended the Programming for Biology course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. This 15-day course focused on scripting using the Perl programming language to enable biologists to analyze next generation sequencing DNA and RNA data.
The Science Theater Outreach Program (S.T.O.P.) will be putting on their play "Let's Make a Meal" on Sunday, December 2, 2012 in the Mallett Theater in Pao Hall. Performances will be at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., and tickets are available for both performances. This is a food and agriculture play geared toward fifth graders. All are welcome, but ticket-holders will be seated on a priority basis.
Another U.S. presidential campaign has come and gone. Every four years we go through the throes of choosing the individual entrusted to lead these 50 states of the USA. We vote. Casting our ballots is one of the hallmarks of a country where the statement "We the People" is held dear.
Tom Turpin has been named an honorary Old Master for 2012. The program activities are being held November 4-6, and the excerpt on Dr. Turpin from the program booklet reads as follows: Tom Turpin is a Purdue University professor of entomology and Cooperative Extension Service entomologist. Turpin created "Bug Bowl" in 1990 to demonstrate insect mobility to his students; the annual event now attracts more than 20,000 people as well as worldwide media attention. A popular speaker, he gives presentations on a variety of agricultural-related topics to audiences of all ages and has been featured in national magazines, on network television shows, and talk and call-in radio programs. A dedicated teacher, he has received numerous teaching honors, including Purdue's top undergraduate teaching award.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform released a new book by Gary Bennett on August 28, 2012 entitled Bugs Be Gone: Pest control in homes and other buildings. Sold by North Coast Media LLC, they had this writeup on the volume.
Temperate regions of the world are characterized by distinct seasons throughout the year. Each season has good and bad points. Winter has beautiful snow-covered landscapes, freezing temperatures and ice on roadways. New leaves, flowers, thunderstorms and tornados are hallmarks of spring. Summer is a time for water sports and hot and sweaty days. Autumn is harvest time, falling leaves, and bees and wasps.
Purdue alum David W. Fincannon (BS '82) recently wrote us to let us know he has been creating some Moments in Purdue Entomology videos and placing them on his YouTube channel. To view these videos (there are 22 of them!) you can access them through this link: http://www.youtube.com/BravoFincannon
David wishes us all a happy Centennial celebration, and will publish more videos in the coming weeks.