2015 Student Research Days in SULB from 10:00 – 4:30.

Don’t forget to attend the 2015 Student Research Day tomorrow, April 16th, in the Student Union Library Building Alumni Hall. The posters will be presented from 10:00 – 12:30. Graduate students Priya Prahash and Christopher Hartman will be giving oral presentations at 3:55 in SUL 305 and 2:55 SUL 317 respectively. Come out and support…
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Congratulations to Prof. Curtis Creighton for his promotion to Full Professor!

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Purdue University Board of Trustees granted promotions to Prof. Curtis Creighton to Full Professor on April 10, 2015. The promotion is effective August 17, 2015. Prof. Creighton joined the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University Calumet in August 2000. He was promoted to the rank of Associated Professor in August 2006. Prof. Creighton is…
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Prof. Curtis Creighton Receives Research Grant

Prof. Creighton recently received $25,000 award from Keystone McAlester Conservation Area and American Buring Beetle Bank LLC for a research project “ Evaluation of the prey base and feeding relationships of the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) using stable isotope analysis. The American burying beetle is a federally listed endangered species. Like all burying beetles, the American burying beetle uses small vertebrate carcasses as a food resource for their offspring. Beyond the fact that the beetle requires larger carcasses than other burying beetle species, very little is known about what vertebrates species are important for the beetle’s success and recovery. One way to determine this is to compare the ratio of carbon and nitrogen isotopes in an organism’s body. This ratio is predictive of what type of food was consumed during growth and development of the animal. Prof. Creighton and his students are using this technique to investigate what small vertebrates American burying beetles use as food sources for their young. This will give use valuable information on what habitats are important for the recovery of the species.

Jessica Orr, Biology Lab Operation Coordinator, receives 2014 Purdue University Calumet Outstanding Operations Assistant of the Year Award

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Jessica Orr was recognized as the Operations Assistant of the Year  at theAnnual Purdue University Calumet Service Luncheon on April 25, 2014. Jessica joined Purdue University Calumet in 2011.  Her main job responsibility is to manage general biology/microbiology preparation lab and prepare materials for teaching labs. Because of her creativity, she has picked up additional…
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