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Purdue West Lafayette campus events, May 19-25

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Here is a list of events happening May 19-25 at the West Lafayette campus. Included is a summertime feature “Who’s on campus this week?” listing some conferences and camps of interest.

Through Saturday

— Emerald Ash Borer Week in Indiana., focusing on quarantine and illegal moving of firewood as part of effort to stop spread of this destructive insect. Purdue Entomology and Extension are involved in programs. http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008a/080513EllisAwareness.html.

Monday-Friday

— Exhibition: “57/1: Artists from the Premier Edition of the PMC Guild Annual.” Purdue Galleries. Artworks, jewelry created by use of precious metal clay. Through Aug. 1. Robert L. Ringel Gallery, PMU. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and by appointment. For class or group visits, contact Mary Ann Anderson at 49-67899.

— Exhibition: “BR: The Life and Work of Bruce Rogers.” Libraries: Archives and Special Collections. Rogers was a Purdue alumnus (Sc1890) and an internationally renowned typographer and book designer. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Through June 6. Room 279, STEW. www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol.

Tuesday-Saturday

— Exhibition: “Una Herencia Mexicana” (A Mexican Heritage). Works of Mexican Modernists. Sponsors include Purdue University Galleries and Purdue Latino Cultural Center. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, 102 S. 10th St., Lafayette (south off South Street). 742-1128.

Monday, May 19

— Postponed. Graduate School dean candidate forum. Debasish Dutta, University of Michigan. TBA on June 2 or 3.

— Brown bag lunch and research idea exchange. Open to all. Sigma Xi research society. 11:30 a.m. Room B2, Stone Hall. Bring lunch or buy lunch in HTM Cafeteria on first floor and bring it to Room B2.

Tuesday, May 20

— College Teaching Workshops Series 1, Basics of Teaching, sessions 1-4. Center for Instructional Excellence. 8:30-10 a.m.: No. 1, “Student-Teacher Relationships: Establishing Rapport with Your Students.” 10:15-11:45 a.m.: No. 2, “University Policies and Procedures Related to Teaching.” 12:45-2:15 p.m.: No. 3, “Designing Instruction: Where Do You Start?” 2:30-4 p.m.: No. 4: “Presentation Techniques to Enhance Learning.” To register, www.cie.purdue.edu and look under “Workshops & Seminars.” For questions, e-mail to CIE@purdue.edu or call Letitia Casebourn at 49-66422.

— Caregiver Resource Fair. For employees. Local experts, various information on caring for aging or disabled loved one. WorkLife Programs. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. North Ballroom, PMU. For questions, call 49-45461.

Wednesday, May 21

— Last day for nominations to the provost’s advisory committee on diversity, the Diversity Leadership Group. Details.

— College Teaching Workshops Series 1, Basics of Teaching, sessions 1-4. Center for Instructional Excellence. 8:30-10 a.m.: No. 5, “Using Feedback and Assessment to Improve Your Teaching.” 10:15-11:45 a.m.: No. 6, “Discussion Techniques to Enhance Learning.” 12:45-2:15 p.m.: No. 7, “Using Objective Tests.” To register, www.cie.purdue.edu and look under “Workshops & Seminars.” For questions, e-mail to CIE@purdue.edu or call Letitia Casebourn at 49-66422.

— Spring Fling. Employee appreciation event. For faculty, staff, graduate student staff, and retirees (not families, friends, or other students). 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch opens at 11:30 a.m. at southeast entrance, East Gymnasium, Recreational Sports Center.

Thursday, May 22

— College Teaching Workshops Series 1, Basics of Teaching, sessions 1-4. Center for Instructional Excellence. 8:30-10 a.m.: No. 8, “Using Subjective Tests and Assigning Grades.” 10:15-11:45 a.m.: No. 9, “Dealing with Cheating: Prevention and Response.” 12:45-2:15 p.m.: No. 10, “Micro-Teaching: Practice Your Teaching.” 2:30-4 p.m.: No. 4: “Presentation Techniques to Enhance Learning.” To register, www.cie.purdue.edu and look under “Workshops & Seminars.” For questions, e-mail to CIE@purdue.edu or call Letitia Casebourn at 49-66422.

— Cyber Security Presentation Series. “Best Practices for Hardening Host.” Information Technology Networks and Security (ITNS). Topics relate to work of Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT). Noon-1:30 p.m. Room 214A, STEW.

— Computer Science colloquium. Bradley Steffens, author. “Ibn al-Haytham: The First ‘Mad’ Scientist.” A look at the Muslim thinker of 1,000 years ago who founded analytic geometry and helped shape the scientific method. Cyber Center and Department of Computer Science. 3 p.m. Room 1142, Lawson Computer Science Building.

Saturday, May 24

— Operator Services Office holiday weekend schedule. At normal closing of 6 p.m. Saturday, office will be closed until 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 27. In emergency, call 911 or Purdue police at 49-48221. Questions: 49-43050. (Normal service hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.)

Who’s on campus this week?

A listing of some conferences and camps of notable size, public interest or visibility, or participation of children, youth or others outside Purdue.

  • Monday-Tuesday: Bioenergy Symposium.
  • Tuesday-Thursday: EPICS 2008 Conference.

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One Response to “Purdue West Lafayette campus events, May 19-25”

  1. I am looking forward to meeting the students of Purdue University and discussing the life and works of Ibn al-Haytham, the eleventh-century Muslim scholar known in the West as Alhazen or Alhacen.

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