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Purdue, French philosophers will focus on art at conference

Purdue University will host philosophers and scholars for a two-day international conference Friday and Saturday (Sept. 30-Oct.1) as a part of a three-year joint project with the University of Paris Quest Nanterre La Defénse.


Skip Jackson Dog Jog on Oct. 1 at Purdue

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's annual Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog, will be Oct. 1. The race is held in conjunction with the college's annual conference for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.


Companies use instincts to elicit behavior from consumers, employees

The obvious strategy for a clothing retailer is to have as much product on the sales floor as possible to yield high sales. The clothing needs to be available to be bought, right?


Crowdsourcing: Do the benefits outweigh the low-wage pay?

A millennial wakes up late for work. Usually she takes the bus, but she has an early meeting so she requests an Uber ride. After her meeting, she realizes she forgot to pick up a dessert for a dinner party tonight. It's a real bad case of the Mondays. She uses Task Rabbit to request someone to pick up a cake from a local baker and deliver it to her apartment by 5 p.m. Later in the day, she browses Airbnb to find a place for her upcoming vacation to Cancun.


McCartney DawnFree technology conference at Purdue

In many ways it looks like any other large technology conference: Big-name keynote speakers, rooms packed with people eager to hear about the latest technologies, and plenty of chances to network with others.


High registration numbers prompt Dawn or Doom ’16 changes

It’s a problem every event wants to have—due to the popularity of many of the upcoming presentations, and because C-SPAN is taping some of the presentations for later broadcast, the Dawn or Doom ’16 conference at Purdue University is revising its schedule to move several speakers into larger venues.


Hill mosquitoesMedical entomologist: 'Game of Thrones' offers parallels to new global era of infectious disease

Infectious diseases and the insects that transmit them have been powerful forces in shaping human history and evolution. The writings of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans tell of mosquito-borne illnesses; plagues of epic proportions wiped out half the population of Europe in the Middle Ages; and waves of dengue, yellow fever and malaria shaped the United States.


Flower growers conference set for October

Greenhouse operators and horticulturists will have an opportunity to network with industry experts and Purdue Extension specialists during the 2016 Indiana Flower Growers Association Purdue Conference.


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