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Boilermakings Goes For Some Non-Sports News

Purdue news, notes, and links for May 14.

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Let's start today's links with a mess of non-sports news, including a study by DOCTOR Travis Dorsch:

The Problem for Sports Parents: Overspending -
Parental support from the stands is helpful but large amounts of money can transform support into pressure and reduce a child's motivation, new research finds. - A study by former kicker/punter Travis Dorsch

Navy to partner with Purdue Univ. for greener energy | |
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Purdue University is teaming up with the U.S. Navy on a project to help the military tap into alternative power sources. Purdue President Mitch Daniels and U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus signed an agreement Thursday to work

Purdue announces Debasish Dutta as next provost
Purdue President Mitch Daniels on Thursday (May 8) announced that Debasish 'Deba' Dutta will be the university's next provost, effective July 1.

Purdue officials mulling name of merged campuses - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
A committee working out details for merging the Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central campuses is still working on coming up with a new name.

Valpo native on Purdue's winning Rube Goldberg team
VALPARAISO | Zipping one's zipper might seem like a fairly mundane, simple task -- until it's put in the hands and minds of the entrants of the annual Rube Goldberg

If Purdue can freeze tuition, so can others: Our view
Sensible pruning that would be ordinary in the business world seems alien in much of academia, where a steady flow of federal aid guarantees a steady flow of students at seemingly any price.

Purdue MERS experts working on way to block dangerous virus
A team of Purdue University researchers is creating molecules designed to shut down the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, that recently arrived in the United States.

Innovations in advancing biofuels lead to Purdue TEAM Award
A group of Purdue University faculty and staff who work to convert non-food plant materials into usable transportation fuels and other products will receive the 2014 College of Agriculture TEAM award.