Archive | June, 2010

Sen. Alting Praises Court Ruling on Indiana Voter ID Law

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) praised today’s ruling of the Indiana Supreme Court upholding the state’s voter identification law. “Voting in a fair and credible election is the essence of being an American citizen,” Alting said. “As a lawmaker, I believe I have a responsibility to adopt policies that protects our representative […]

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Science on Tap forum features Purdue expert on BP Gulf oil spill

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue mechanical engineering professor Steve Wereley, who has gained international attention for his analysis of the potential size of the BP PLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, will be the featured speaker Thursday (June 17) at the next Science on Tap forum. Wereley’s presentation, “Analyzing Disaster: A Nanoscale Guy […]

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Purdue West Lafayette goes smoke free July 1

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus is taking another step toward creating a healthier environment by going smoke free except in limited areas beginning July 1, 2010. The campus-wide policy was announced last fall following input from faculty, staff and students. Receptacles are now being placed at 22 approved smoking locations. Download […]

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New membrane separates oil from water, could help clean spills

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new type of membrane that separates oil from water developed by Purdue University material engineers may be used to clean up oil spills such as BP’s massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Jeffrey Youngblood, a Purdue assistant professor of materials engineering, has created technology that could eventually be used […]

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Canadian drugs still saving Americans money

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Despite the passage of the highly anticipated Health Care Reform bill earlier this year, lower prices are not coming fast enough and consumers are continuing to turn to our Northern neighbor to keep prescription drug expenses in check. Lafayette resident “Lesley P.” has been buying her family’s maintenance medications via the Internet […]

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