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Alumnus Shawn Taylor appointed to Purdue’s Board of Trustees

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the appointment of Shawn A. Taylor to serve a three-year term on Purdue’s Board of Trustees. Taylor, of Houston, is a Purdue School of Management alumnus, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in 1982. A successful CEO, industry leader and entrepreneur, Taylor has diverse business experience with expertise in the restaurant and food industry as an owner, developer and operator. More

BOP welcomes future scholars through summer program

The Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP) gave 44 high school students the chance to spend a week on Purdue’s campus improving their teamwork and leadership skills, learning about programs in the School of Management, and having fun with like-minded peers. The BOP Future Scholars Camp presents a unique opportunity to rising high school seniors from across the country to develop knowledge of college life, admissions, and Purdue. More

Ellen Ernst Kossek recognized by Academy of Management

Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University’s School of Management, is the recipient of the prestigious Janet Chusmir Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Management (AOM). The award, which celebrates a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the division of gender and diversity and served as a mentor to others in the field, was presented at the annual meeting of the AOM in August. More

Empowering Women in Business program earns high marks

In partnership with the Purdue University Summer College for High School Students, the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management recently offered an annual summer program for college credit, the Empowering Women in Business Fun-Sized Course. Designed for young women in high school, the five-day residential credit-bearing course on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus included hands-on activities to promote team building and skills in leadership, confidence and negotiation. More

Research helps address youth substance abuse crisis in DRC

Purdue University researchers Pengyi Shi, an associate professor of management, Nan Kong, a professor of biomedical engineering, and Omolola A. Adeoye-Olatunde, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice, have received the Shah Family Global Innovation Lab’s 2022 Seed Grant Award for their proposal to co-develop a digital solution and decision support system addressing the youth substance abuse crisis in Aru, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More

Study abroad program introduces students to doing business in Peru

A group of five Krannert Graduate School of Management students and an industrial engineering graduate student took part this spring in the inaugural Exploring Business in Peru program, a two-credit management class hosted by the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative and transportation, logistics, and storage company Tlogistica of Lima, Peru. The program targets undergraduate and master’s students to provide them with the occasion to work on real-life business problems and provide solutions to businesses in Peru. More

Economic education program celebrates entrepreneurial efforts of Indiana students

Students from Indiana elementary and middle schools demonstrated how they have learned to harness economic skills and innovation to create a successful business at the annual Dennis J. Weidenaar Classroom Business Enterprise (CBE) Showcase at Purdue University’s School of Business in April. The event recognized teachers and young entrepreneurs who have participated in the CBE program throughout the school year. More

Research finds better work schedules to be a hidden benefit of immigration

Economists have long studied the effects of immigration on labor markets, especially how immigration impacts wages and human capital. However, research on how immigration affects non-wage job characteristics is less common, and the effects of immigrant workers on native job amenities is studied even less. Purdue Associate Professor of Economics Timothy Bond provides a theoretical framework for understanding how work schedules might change for U.S. natives when immigrants are hired. More

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