Around the industry: Student recovering from bull-running festival injuries

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  • Indiana: Lilly Endowment Inc. announced Wednesday it will donate $40 million to Purdue University's Colleges of Engineering and Technology and libraries. The gift will be Purdue's largest-ever cash donation. Purdue plans to use the funds to support a collaborative design space, engineering labs, and multi-use classroom space. Additionally, the funds will allow Purdue's College of Technology to convert into the Polytechnic Institute, which will feature project-based courses targeted to local employer needs (Paul, Lafayette Journal & Courier, 2/18).
  • Mississippi: A University of Mississippi (UM) student has been downgraded from intensive care after being injured Saturday by a bull during a festival in Salamanca, Spain. Benjamin Milley, who had been studying abroad in Salamanca, sustained life-threatening injuries during a bull-running event. He was tended to at the scene by a Red Cross surgeon and was then taken to a local hospital. A spokesperson for the hospital says Milley is "making good progress" and should be able to leave the hospital in a few days (Reuters, 2/17).
  • Utah: A partnership of Brigham Young University; University of Maryland, College Park; NASA; and Tinder Transmedia of Provo, Utah, has released an online game designed to encourage teens—and particularly, women and minorities—to become more interested in STEM fields. The game, named DUST, asks players to analyze science clues, use the scientific method, and develop critical-thinking and teamwork skills. The partnership worked with students from physics, film studies, and other disciplines to help build the game (Summers, Education News, 2/15).

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