Archive | May, 2008

Indiana Jones whips up interest in archaeology

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University professor hopes the latest Indiana Jones film encourages more people to dig archaeology. “The movies are really fun and exciting to watch, and they make archaeology look interesting,” says Kevin Vaughn, an assistant professor of anthropology. “But they make archaeology interesting in the wrong ways. Finding lost cities […]

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Liberal Arts to offer Latin American and Latino studies minor

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts will begin offering a new program and an undergraduate minor in Latin American and Latino studies. “Globalization and changing demographics have motivated faculty, students and the public in general to learn about the Latino communities in the United States, as well as the region of […]

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Purdue youth camps scores with name change, partnership

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s award-winning National Youth Sports Program has a new name and partnership thanks to old friends, Drew Brees and Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union. Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints and former Purdue University football player, visits with campers at Purdue’s 2007 National Youth Sports Program. (Purdue News […]

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Vintage Indiana celebrates state wine industry

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival returns to Indianapolis on Saturday (June 7) at Military Park. The 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. festival, sponsored by the Indiana Wine Grape Council located at Purdue University, will give visitors the opportunity to taste more than 200 wines from 21 Indiana wineries. “Vintage […]

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Research initiative will benefit Hoosiers statewide

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A federal award to fund the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute validates Indiana’s position as a biomedical research leader, and citizens across Indiana and beyond will benefit, say Hoosier life sciences leaders. The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year grant of $25 million to the IU School of Medicine […]

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13-year-old West Lafayette boy wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

WASHINGTON, DC — Sameer Mishra, a 13-year-old speller from West Lafayette, Ind., won the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee Friday night. Sameer was named the Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion in the 16th round after correctly spelling the word “guerdon,” which is defined as “something that one has earned or gained : a reward, recompense, […]

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