Graduate Blog

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April 24, 2017

Dear Graduate or Professional Student,

This email contains important information about Summer 2017 health coverage for all graduate students.   

To learn more about Summer 2017 health coverage and benefits, please visit our Summer Health Coverage for Graduate Students webpage.  If you would like health coverage over the summer, you should identify the student category that applies to you, read the relevant information, and take action as appropriate.

Note: Student Insurance, McKinley Health Service, and Dental/Vision Insurance each have a particular coverage period, which may vary from the dates of the academic term or from the dates of any summer appointment a student may hold. 

The 2017 summer academic term is defined as the period between May 15 and August 5. 

Important Summer 2017 coverage dates are as follows:

Student Health Insurance:  May 13 – August 25

McKinley Health Center: Spring coverage ends May 27. Summer coverage ends August 26.

Dental/Vision Insurance: June 1 – August 31

For more information, please see also the Frequently Asked Questions. If you have questions not addressed in the FAQ, please contact the Graduate College at

April 21, 2017

PhD Final Defense – Victoria Boyd

Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Associated with Coal Tar, Asphalt, Charcoal, and Soot in Urban Lake Sediments

Advisor: Professor Charles Werth

Date: Monday May 1st, 10:00 am

Location: Grainger Library Room 329


April 21, 2017

Please see attached for a Civil Design Engineer position at Engineering Resource Associates


April 20, 2017

Newmark Distinguished Lecture

Earthquake Analysis and Response of Concrete Dams

Anil K. Chopra, University of California, Berkeley

Monday, May 1


NCSA Auditorium


April 20, 2017

Purdue University is hosting the 13th Annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management on June 23. More details are available on the website: