Teaching

Much to learn from annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

By Chad Campbell “Small changes can make a big difference in students’ undergraduate experiences and professional development,” said Elizabeth Flaherty as she presented the Kohls Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Lecture. In recognition of her innovation and excellence in teaching undergraduate students, Flaherty was one of two professors selected to present during the College of Agriculture’s sixth…

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PASA Students Unload Canoes

PASA gives high school students a hands-on look at agriculture

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Video by Joan Crow and Steve Doyle Article by Chad Campbell Mia Vonic reacted as you might expect when her father encouraged her to spend two weeks of her summer vacation at an educational camp. “I didn’t really want to,” said Vonic, who will soon begin her senior year in high school. “I wanted to…

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Purdue takes on global food insecurity challenge

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 University News Story

The number of malnourished people on the planet had been decreasing — but then something happened. Over a three-year period from 2015, the number of those impacted by hunger and food insecurity returned to levels not seen for a decade and jumped from about 785 million to 840 million.

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Shaping young minds: community, nature and 3D printers help spark early interest in STEM

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 University News Story

Getting young students interested in science and math may soon be much easier for teachers – as easy as point, click and print.

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New associate dean joins Purdue Agriculture leadership

Monday, January 14th, 2019 University News Story

Bernie Engel, who led Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) to recognition as having the top graduate and undergraduate ABE programs in the country, is the new associate dean of research and graduate education for Purdue’s College of Agriculture.

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A collection of photos from 2018

10 Most Read Stories of 2018

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex In March, Purdue formally dedicated its new 123,000 square-foot animal sciences complex, boosting the university’s commitment to Indiana’s vital food animal production industry. “These wonderful state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, and interactive spaces bring together students, faculty, and staff in ways that will foster collaboration, spark new ideas,…

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Oliver gives a lecture at Purdue University

Haley Oliver brings esteemed national lecture to Purdue

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

By Chad Campbell Haley Oliver, Associate Professor of Food Science, was the first woman to present the Justin Smith Morrill Memorial Lecture in early November in New Orleans. On December 10, she delivered her presentation once more at Purdue University. The memorial lecture is one of three sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…

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Douglass Jacobs standing in a field of leaves

2018 Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award presented to Douglass Jacobs

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

By Chad Campbell Douglass Jacobs, the Fred M. van Eck Professor of Forest Biology and Associate Head for Extension in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), was honored as the tenth recipient of the Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award. First given in 2008, the award was recently named after Corinne…

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Purdue Agriculture Professor Named AAAS Fellow

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 University News Story

Jianxin Ma, professor of agronomy, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. The citation for Ma’s honor states: For distinguished contributions to the field of plant genetics and breeding, particularly for uncovering molecular networks underpinning key agricultural traits such as maturity and growth.

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Science on Tap to discuss combating eye diseases in old age

Monday, November 26th, 2018 University News Story

Vikki Weake, a Purdue University professor of biochemistry in the College of Agriculture, will speak at the next installment of Science on Tap, which will focus on plans to scientifically combat the expected increase in age-associated eye diseases over…

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A single, hydroponic plant

Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry

Friday, November 16th, 2018

By Chad Campbell When Horticulture Assistant Professor Krishna Nemali joined Purdue in July 2016, he immediately began to develop a program as new to the school as he was. Nemali studied agriculture in India before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and spending nine years as a scientist in controlled environment crop physiology…

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Purdue, Agricultural Retailers Association partner with Arizona State for 2019 management academy

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business and the Agricultural Retailers Association will again partner with Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business to present the 2019 ARA Management Academy, Jan. 29-31, on the ASU campus in Tempe.

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Purdue professor appointed to endowed chair in crop sciences

Thursday, November 8th, 2018 University News Story

The Purdue University Board of Trustees has appointed Tony Vyn, professor of agronomy, to the Henry A. Wallace Chair in Crop Sciences. The endowed chair is funded by Corteva Agriscience™, Agricultural Division of DowDuPont. The Henry A. Wallace Chair supports a faculty member who applies modern technology to crop science and who will oversee research conducted by students, faculty, staff and industry professionals. This position supports the college’s Institute for Plant Sciences, which is a global leader in making dramatic advances in plant-based agriculture crucial to feed a growing population.

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McCoy with plant in Purdue greenhouse

PULSe graduate student earns prestigious USDA predoctoral award

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Purdue Horticulture PhD candidate and Center for Plant Biology trainee Rachel McCoy is having a banner year. She is the first author of an article published in Horticulture Research, and her thesis research under Joshua Widhalm, assistant professor of horticulture, was validated and strengthened this spring with a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) predoctoral award….

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Secretary of Agriculture appoints Purdue professor to USDA advisory board

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 University News Story

Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of agricultural economics at Purdue University, has been selected to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics advisory board.

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Scientists, high school students find new pathogens hiding in Indiana ticks

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 University News Story

Almost anyone spending time outdoors knows about the link between ticks and Lyme disease. But there may be far more lurking in tick bites than previously thought, including a number of pathogens that have recently come to light and hundreds of bacteria that could play significant roles in bite victims’ health and outcomes.

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Purdue professor first woman selected for USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Morrill Award and Lecture

Monday, October 8th, 2018 University News Story

Haley Oliver, associate professor of food science in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, has been selected to deliver the 2018 Justin Smith Morrill Lecture at this year’s Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) November conference in New Orleans. The lecture honors Justin Smith Morrill, for whom the Morrill Act — which created the land-grant university system — is named. The only previous Purdue recipient was former President Martin Jischke.

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Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina giving his keynote speech

Scale Up Conference attracts hundreds from around the world to Purdue

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Efe Omudu isn’t shy about sharing his failures. “I’d run about five businesses in the span of six years and I failed in almost all of them because they were not sustainable,” Omudu said. Omudu is from Nigeria, a country and eco­­nomy heavily reliant on agriculture. His business ventures focused on…

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Maria Sepúlveda receives Purdue Agriculture Research Award

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 University News Story

Maria (‘Marisol’) Sepúlveda, professor of ecology and natural systems and associate head of research for the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been selected to receive Purdue University’s 2018 Agriculture Research Award. The award has been presented annually since 1982 and is the highest honor recognizing research excellence by a faculty member in the College of Agriculture.

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Cans of Boiler Black

Boiler Black makes its debut

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Introducing: Boiler Black Boiler Black launches in time for Homecoming By Emma Ea Ambrose  In case you’re wondering (and if you’re not, you should be), yes, there is now the opportunity to make a Purdue-themed Black and Tan cocktail. This week, Purdue’s food science department, in partnership with Lafayette-based People’s Brewing Co., launched their second…

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