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Life Without Oil by Steve Hallett

Book explores ramifications of “Life Without Oil”

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In Steve Hallett’s new book “Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future,” the Purdue University plant scientist tackles the world’s energy problems from a different perspective – that of an ecologist. Hallett, an associate professor in Purdue’s Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, argues that energy […] Read the full story

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Science on Tap

Science on Tap asks “Can We Play Football Safely?”

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Three Purdue University researchers who gained national attention for their study of head injuries suffered by high school football players will speak as part of a team presentation at Thursday’s (April 21) Science on Tap event in downtown Lafayette. Professors Eric Nauman, Thomas Talavage and Larry Leverenz will give the presentation, “Can […] Read the full story

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King, Celeritas pose with the Purdue Solar Racing Car

Purdue Solar Racing enters new car in Shell ‘Eco-marathon’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A team of Purdue University students has designed and built a new solar car that will compete this month in the 2011 Shell Eco-marathon Americas. The Shell Eco-marathon Americas, April 14-17 in Houston, is an international contest for college and high school students to design and build the most fuel-efficient vehicles. […] Read the full story

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Haslyn E.R. Hunte, Asst Prof of Health and Kinesiology

Discrimination hurts: Study shows unfair treatment leads to obesity issues

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — People, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination, are likely to see their waistlines expand, according to research from Purdue University. “This study found that males who persistently experienced high levels of discrimination during a nine-year period were more likely to see their waist circumference increase by an inch compared […] Read the full story

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Examples of lean protein foods

Fewer, normal-sized meals with lean proteins help dieters feel full

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Eating fewer, regular-sized meals with higher amounts of lean protein can make one feel more full than eating smaller, more frequent meals, according to new research from Purdue University. This finding appears to contradict the commonly held belief that more frequent, smaller meals will help control appetite. “We found that when […] Read the full story

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Obese woman

Discrimination against the obese contributes to health problems

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a direct impact on their physical health, according to new research from Purdue University. “Obesity is a physiological issue, but when people have negative interactions in their social […] Read the full story

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Greater Lafayette Community Calendar

 June 2019