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September 22, 2015An invitation to read about the renovated city of Medellin.
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September 17, 2015The Cities for Life Global Initiative is committed to solving modern cities' complex challenges by bringing together knowledge from around the world. The initiative, born in Medellin (Colombia), has selected Purdue University to coordinate efforts in the United States.
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September 16, 2015With the Colombian peso in free fall, in addition to people's warmth and the country's beautiful landscapes and recent development, now's the time to visit!
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September 1, 2015Purdue University's executive vice president for research and partnerships, Dr. Suresh Garimella, will participate of the Cities for Life Global Meeting in Medellin, Colombia. Dr. Garimella will release a “Concept Paper on Networks of Excellence for Research and Education.” The concepts presented in the document were developed during the University of the Future, a workshop held at Purdue and with the participation of rectors and members of the top universities in Colombia.
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August 18, 2015The workshop was presented by Dr. Michael Gribskov, Professor of Biological Sciences and Computer Science at Purdue University to a group of over thirty faculty and post-graduate researchers at Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) between August 10-14. The course was hosted by Drs. Esperanza Torres and Emiliano Barreto from Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
August 11, 2015In more than four performances, the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band celebrated the Fair of the Flowers in Medellin. The city gave them a great welcome.
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Thursday, August 6, Rehersal with Medellin Gran Banda: Video 1
Thursday, August 6, Performance at Cincuentenario Stadium: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3
Friday, August 7, Performance at Botero Plaza: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3
Saturday, August 10, Performance at Parque de las Luces: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 Video 5
Sunday, August 9, Parade Day: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4
July 13, 2015
The six-member combined Purdue and Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, team will be competing at the July 12-16 ISC15 supercomputing conference in Europe, one of the supercomputing industry’s major gatherings. Purdue and HP sponsor the student team.
July 6, 2015
Purdue is among a dozen U.S. universities — including Harvard, Princeton and Yale — with two or more graduates who went on to become CEOs of a top 100 company in this year’s Fortune 500 list of top U.S. companies, released June 4.
July 2, 2015
Bonnie Prado leads the first camp, in partnership with Purdue University. The idea is to have this as an annual one-week camp, where knowledge is brought to remove this forgotten community from the lack of opportunities bringing them closer to science and technology. Along with Bonnie, the director of the Latino Cultural Center at Purdue University, Aurelio Curbelo-Ruiz; agriculture professor Morris Levy, from CPI, and Benji Loney, who works with Google and is part of the project, arrived to Choco to launch the first camp.
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June 18, 2015Purdue researchers findings about the "dactyl club", made of a composite material containing fibers of chitin, could lead to the development of new types of composite materials.
The study was developed by Nicolás Guarín-Zapata, Purdue Colombian doctoral student; Juan Gomez, a researcher from the Civil Engineering Department, Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia; Nick Yaraghi doctoral student from UC Riverside; David Kisailus, the Winston Chung Endowed Professor in Energy Innovation at the University of California, Riverside; and Pablo Zavattieri, an associate professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering.
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May 13, 2015
April 22, 2015Applications for the Colciencias-Fulbright Fellowships will be open until May 29th, 2015. 40 fellowships will be awarded for doctoral studies in the U.S. starting on the Fall 2016.
April 15, 2015Purdue University’s “All-American” Marching Band will perform in the Feria de las Flores (Festival of Flowers) from Aug. 4-10 in Medellín, Colombia.
March 24, 2015The new technique could bring quality-control tool for nanocomposites. The authors of the article are Octavio Alejandro Castañeda-Uribe, a doctoral student from Universidad de los Andes (Uniandes) in Colombia; Ronald Reifenberger, a Purdue professor of physics; Arvind Raman, the Robert V. Adams Professor of Mechanical Engineering and associate dean for the Global Engineering Program at Purdue University; and Alba Avila, an associate professor in the Electrical and Electronic Department at Uniandes who is affiliated with the microelectronics center (CMUA) there.
March 18, 2015Dr. Arvind Raman, the Robert V. Adams Professor Of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean for Global Engineering Programs, participated as a guest expert in a Seminar-Workshop held at the Tecnoparque Nodo Bogotá. The central theme of this Seminar-Workshop was nanotechnology and its influence on industrial productivity.
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March 2, 2015As part of the State Department’s CampusUSA campaign, three Purdue Colombian students shared their education experience in the US. This campaign is a special effort to recruit Latin American students and drive them to EducationUSA resources; by talking with them in ways and in places that they talk to each other.
The Purdue-Colombian participants are: master student Juan David Tabares, PhD student Sandra Úsuga, and undergraduate student Esteban Schrader.
Find our more in the campaign official website www.campususa.state.gov
February 18, 2015Five students from Purdue are visiting EAFIT University in an academic exchange. They are part of the Fuerza 100k program, promoted by President Barack Obama, as an initiative to improve academic relationship between the U.S. and Latin American and the Caribbean.
January 29, 2015A new agreement, signed between Purdue University and COLFUTURO, will allow Colombian students to access a 35% discount on their tuition for doctoral studies. Read COLFUTURO newsletter
December 31, 2014A group of 10 Colombian leaders visited Purdue University on October 27 and 28, 2014, for the University of the Future workshop. The main goal was to discuss strategic topics relevant for the Colombia-Purdue partnership. More information
July 10, 201414 Students from Medellin visit Purdue. More information.
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