commencement materials Purdue University will begin preparing items for the Class of 2020 to use for the on-demand winter commencement. Items and instructions on how to access the commencement will be shipped out to graduates later in the semester. (Purdue University photo/John Underwood)

News Briefs

Anya Samek becomes second Krannert graduate to win Vernon L. Smith Ascending Scholar Prize

The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) has named Krannert alumna Anya Samek, associate professor of economics at the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management, as the 2020 recipient of the Vernon L. Smith Ascending Scholar Prize. Samek joins fellow Krannert alumnus Roman Sheremeta, an associate professor of economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, as two of the first four recipients of the Smith Prize. More

Purdue’s winter commencement ceremonies to be on-demand

Purdue University officials will produce on-demand commencement ceremonies for this December’s graduates. This will be the third set of on-demand commencement ceremonies the university has produced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Purdue officials offered graduates on-demand commencements for spring and summer sessions this year. Candidates for graduation will receive commencement materials before the ceremony goes live in mid-December. More

Purdue Day of Giving raises record $42.2 million

Purdue Day of Giving has once again set a fundraising record. The 24-hour social media-based event – now in its seventh year – raised $42.2 million, topping last year’s $41.6 million and reaching a cumulative total of $189.1 million. From its $7.5 million total in 2014, Purdue Day of Giving has seen a rise in giving in every year since. More

Longtime MIS scholar and endowed faculty member Prabuddha De retires

Prabuddha De, the Accenture University Professor of Information Technology at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and a seminal scholar in his field, retired in August 2020. Krannert recruited DE in 2002 through an endowed faculty position. More

Krannert School launches two new online master’s degree programs

Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering two new online master’s degree options in January 2021. The Master in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Master in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) each will be offered in seven-week segments, with students taking one or two classes at a time. Both programs are designed for working professionals with several years of experience. More

Noel S Paul named Executive Director of Krannert’s Professional Development Center

Noel S Paul, a two-time Purdue graduate with more than 30 years of corporate experience, has been named Executive Director of the Krannert Professional Development Center (KPDC), which provides career services and leadership development programs to students and alumni across all programs in the Krannert School of Management. More

Bob Plante retires following four decades at the Krannert School

Bob Plante, the Lewis B. Cullman University Chair of Management at Purdue’s Krannert School, is retiring following a 40-year career that includes numerous administrative and academic roles in addition to research and teaching accolades. More

Krannert professor earns distinction as a POMS Fellow

Krannert Professor Annabelle Feng, Purdue’s John and Donna Krenicki Chair in Operations Management, was named a POMS (Productions and Operations Management Society) Fellow, the Society’s most prestigious lifetime honor. It is intended to recognize members who have made exceptional intellectual contributions to the profession through their research and teaching. More

Krannert prof recognized with 2020 Faculty Commercialization Award

Mohammad Rahman, an associate professor in information systems at the Krannert School, is the 2020 recipient of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) Faculty Commercialization Award for his innovative technology startup RightFit Analytics, a precision health focused evidence-driven prescriptive analytics solution for healthcare that utilizes artificial intelligence to learn success patterns. More