Washington, DC - More than 400 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) from over 50 countries will gather for a workshop in Washington, D.C., December 11-13, to explore ways to increase English language globally.

West Lafayette, Indiana - The Soviet Union’s early interest and competitiveness in the space race is something today’s space exploration enthusiasts, private companies and organizations can learn from, says a Purdue University historian.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: Thank you very much, Myron, and I accept the nomination. (Laughter.) I am happy to be here with all of you. It’s got to be hard walking around with everybody calling you brilliant, don’t you think? (Laughter.) Not a bad way to go.

New York, New York - The USDA joins nations from across the globe to kick off the International Year of Soils, an effort to highlight the importance of soil in everyday life. Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie will address members of the 68th United Nations General Assembly, which designated 2015 for the yearlong celebration.

Washington, DC - OtisMed Corp. and its former chief executive officer (CEO) admitted today to intentionally distributing knee replacement surgery cutting guides after their application for marketing clearance had been rejected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the corporation agreed to pay more than $80 million to resolve its related criminal and civil liability, the Justice Department announced today.

West Lafayette, Indiana - A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world's first transistor in 1947 - the purified germanium semiconductor - and now researchers here are on the forefront of a new germanium milestone.