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Conference this week at Purdue focuses on managing disasters

Experts from the U.S. Coast Guard, academia, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies will gather for a two-day conference beginning Wednesday (Oct. 7) to discuss the latest in technologies to respond to and better manage the aftermath of natural and human-caused disasters.

Daniels recognizes generosity of Pinnacle Award honorees

Over the next week, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will recognize several alumni with the President’s Council Distinguished Pinnacle Award for the significant impact their generous gifts have on university student and faculty programs, organizations, and initiatives. Pinnacle Awards recognize donors to the university who have given more than $1 million.

Purdue student video featured in national news about demand for statisticians

Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the U.S., but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, manufacturing and other areas of the economy, according to the American Statistical Association.

Improved technology aids criminals in brazen cyber attacks

Computer viruses and malware are obsolete scams for the latest wave of increasingly aggressive computer criminals, says a top cyber forensics expert at Purdue University.

Structural engineering company joins Purdue Research Park

Engineering firms and manufacturers in the metal industry could benefit from the services of NBM Technologies Inc., a structural engineering technology company that is now a tenant in the Purdue Research Park.

Software startup that addresses smartphone battery drain joins Alchemist Accelerator

Mobile Enerlytics LLC, a software startup based on Purdue University technology, has been chosen as one of 16 teams to participate in the next class of the Alchemist Accelerator program, beginning Dec. 3.

Holiday shoppers eager to spend $1 trillion this season

Holiday retail sales are on track to hit $1 trillion for the first time, according to Richard Feinberg, a Purdue University professor of retail management. The record spending would top last year's $960 billion.

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