Kevin Steffey (BS ’72) – Part of ECB Team – wins IPM Team Award

March 2, 2012

Kevin Steffey (BS '72) was one of ten ECB team members and eight associate team members awarded the Integrative Pest Management Team Award (sponsored by Dow AgroSciences). The European Corn Borer Team documented a 6.9 billion dollar cumulative benefit to U.S. corn producers resulting from 14 years of area-wide suppression of the pest Ostrinia nubilalis...

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Osmun Award Nominations Closed

March 1, 2012


Former Head of the Department of Entomology

         John V. Osmun served as Head of the Department of Entomology from 1956-1972.  Upon retirement from the Purdue Entomology faculty in 1987, an award fund, The John V. Osmun Alumni Professional Achievement Award in Entomology was established in his honor.          In...

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Pablo Benavides (PhD ’03) Co-authors Research on Coffee Pest Gene Transfer

February 29, 2012

An insect that plagues coffee plants likely got its bean-digesting gene from a bacterium. Article written by Hannah Waters, published in February 27, 2012 issue of The Scientist Daily Horizontal or lateral gene transfers—the swap of genetic material between different species—are relatively rare in animals and, when they are identified, they frequently have unknown ecological significance....

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Purdue offers matching funds for named professorships

February 21, 2012

Purdue University President France A. Córdova has unveiled The Faculty Fund for Excellence, an initiative designed to endow new professorships. "One of the goals of our strategic plan has been to increase the number of distinguished and named professorships we are able to offer our faculty," Córdova said. "With the generosity of our donors, we...

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Indiana Challenge Match for Graduate Education

February 16, 2012

Purdue University Graduate Education - Challenge Match Opportunity - February 2012 

Purdue University has announced a challenge match to support graduate education by utilizing $3 million in matching funds to create endowed funds that will support graduate education at Purdue.  Money from this fund will be used to match dollar for dollar every new...

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