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  • University appoints six Discovery Park directors

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue has named six top researchers to head the centers at the university's new Discovery Park.

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  • Appointments and promotions; faculty and staff honors
    Appointments and promotions – Jacquelyn Frost, former associate director of the Office of Budget and Fiscal Planning, has been named director of the new Office of Institutional Research. The office will help collect, analyze and report data that will be critical to the campuswide strategic planning process. Frost, who has a doctoral degree in educational research from Oregon State University, has managed institutional research offices at Indiana State University and Oregon State.
  • All in the family
    A Krannert couple shares a behind-the-scenes look at their jobs, family, and personal lives
  • Purdue President's Council called to next-level leadership role
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue President Martin C. Jischke urged the university's most generous benefactors to raise enthusiasm, determination and dollars to lift Purdue to its next level during President's Council award ceremonies Friday (11/16) and Saturday (11/17).
  • Krannert School breaks ground on techno-savvy building
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School has broken ground for Rawls Hall, the Krannert School of Management's new facility, in a Discover Purdue celebratory event.
  • Krannert offers 'mini MBAs' to Lafayette companies
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's recently announced strategy of community engagement is already paying local dividends, as managers from Caterpillar and Lilly are spending their Tuesday and Thursday afternoons on campus getting the big picture of global business.
  • Three new investments announced at Trask Entrepreneurs Forum
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue Research Foundation's Office of Technology Commercialization today (Thursday, 11/1) announced $750,000 worth of investments in three fledgling companies based on Purdue-licensed technology.
  • Krannert School support staff go online for training program
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Krannert School administrative support staff are going back to school – without even having to leave their desks, thanks to a Web-based online training program.
  • Accenture executive endows professorship in Krannert School
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University alumna and Accenture executive has endowed a professorship in operations management in the Krannert School of Management.
  • Business students organize symposium on entrepreneurism
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The leadership of Purdue University's Krannert Entrepreneurship Club has recruited big-name speakers and sponsors for an inaugural entrepreneurial symposium on campus on Saturday (10/20).
  • Purdue prof on Nobel Prize economists
    Adam Smith's classic economic theory says that markets are efficient because buyers and sellers have equal access to information and eventually agree upon a price when both consider the transaction as making them better off. This is Smith's famous "Invisible Hand" theory.
  • Purdue Teaching Academy honors 15 new members
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Ten Purdue University professors and five graduate assistants were inducted into the Purdue University Teaching Academy on Sept. 30.
  • Business Week: Krannert executive MBAs among world's best
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Business Week ranks Purdue University's Krannert School of Management executive MBA degree program 14th worldwide.
  • Purdue School of Management awards scholarships
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises at the Purdue Krannert School of Management has awarded scholarships to four industrial management students.
  • International executive program continues despite recent events
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert Executive Education Programs used distance-learning technology to continue one of their multinational programs after the World Trade Center bombing halted international air travel.
  • Forbes Magazine: Purdue MBA a good investment
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Forbes Magazine survey reported today (Tuesday, 9/25) that a 1996 Purdue MBA graduate earned an average salary of $106,000 in 2000, up from an average salary of $33,000 when beginning the program.
  • U.S. News: Purdue among best; engineering, business rank at top
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's undergraduate programs in engineering and business are among the best in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine rankings to be released today (Thursday, (9/6).
  • Purdue names dean of engineering schools
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Linda P. Katehi, associate dean for academic affairs in the University of Michigan College of Engineering, has been named dean of Purdue University's Schools of Engineering.
  • Purdue fund raising surpasses $173 million, private support rises
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University reached a new level of private support during the 2000-2001 fiscal year with gifts and pledges surpassing $173.9 million – a 53 percent increase over last year's fund-raising efforts.
  • Hospitality, tourism management department offers lecture series
    WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue University's hospitality and tourism management department is bringing industry executives into the classroom.
  • Hoops legend Bill Russell to speak on leadership
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Basketball legend Bill Russell will be the featured speaker at a Purdue University dinner event in Carmel on Oct. 24.
  • Krannert School invites public to business speakers series
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A baker's dozen of corporate leaders will present their ideas to Purdue's Krannert School of Management students this fall. The speakers include one of Fortune's top 40 women executives, a top executive with NBC Sports and several other top corporate leaders and entrepreneurs.
  • Krannert prof wins national manufacturing organization award
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Leroy B. Schwarz received the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society in July.
  • Appointments and promotions; faculty and staff honors
    – Margaret Finders, associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the School of Education, recently was elected to the Nominating Committee of the Conference on English Education. CEE is a constituent group for more than 2,700 English teacher educators within the National Council of Teachers of English. It provides a forum for sharing ideas on English preservice and in-service teacher education.
  • Purdue 'Voices of Diversity' workshop series begins July 11
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Diversity Resource Office will present six workshops, from July 11 through Aug. 22, designed to enhance diversity on campus and beyond.
  • Griffin takes Burton Morgan Competition's $20,000 top prize
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – High-tech, entrepreneurial Purdue University students showcased their concept, invention, business and marketing skills at the 14th annual Burton Morgan Entrepreneurial Competition.
  • ExxonMobil matching gifts pump funds into Purdue programs
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The ExxonMobil Foundation has teamed up with donors to provide $220,000 in matching gifts to benefit Purdue University schools, programs and projects, ranging from capital campaigns to student music organizations.
  • Purdue Notebook
    – James A. Papke was honored April 28 with a Sagamore of the Wabash award. He is retiring this year as a professor of economics and director of the Center for Tax Policy Studies in the Krannert School of Management. He is former president of the National Tax Association and has been an adviser on tax policy for every Indiana governor and Legislature since coming to Purdue in 1962.
  • Wall Street Journal poll: Purdue MBA sixth best worldwide
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Move over Harvard. Watch out Yale. Here comes Purdue.
  • Three members of Felix family earn Purdue degrees in May
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue senior Daniel Felix of West Lafayette might have a couple of extra tickets available to his May 11 commencement exercises. That's because his mother and father will be seated with him in the Class of 2001 rather than in the audience.
  • Krannert joins other top business schools with MBA designation
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Most master's degree students who graduate next month from Purdue University's business school will see the familiar letters "MBA" on their diplomas.
  • Outstanding seniors, leaders honored at convocation
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue students will be recognized for their academic achievements and leadership Sunday (4/8) during the annual University Honors Convocation.
  • Student investors ride January effect to whopping returns
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University student investment club made real profits of $70,000 – more than 50 percent on its investment portfolio – in the first month of 2001.
  • Purdue to award 15 honorary doctorates
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University will award 15 honorary doctoral degrees during May commencement ceremonies around the state.
  • U.S. News ranks Krannert School MBA among nation's best
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — U.S. News and World Report ranks Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management's MBA program second nationally in production/operations management and seventh in quantitative analysis.
  • Ameritech gives $600,000 to management, technology schools
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Ameritech Foundation announced today (3/20) that it will contribute $600,000 in gifts to Purdue University over the next three years to support diversity, technology and student service initiatives.
  • Purdue sponsors UniDiversity Week
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Diversity Resource Office is sponsoring UniDiversity Week on March 26-30.
  • Purdue offers 'mini MBA' technical management programs
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is collaborating with the engineering and science schools to offer two short-course management programs – "mini MBAs" – for engineers and scientists in April and May.
  • Purdue Events Calendar
    EDITORS: This calendar lists selected Purdue events during the next four weeks. Events are free and open to the public, except where noted, and all are open to news media coverage. New or updated listings have two asterisks (**). All events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar. Updated travel directions around road construction zones near campus are available on the Web.
  • Innovation 101 puts engineering and business on the same team
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University and the National Science Foundation are putting engineering and management students together to produce graduates who have the skills to transform academic research into marketable products.
  • 19-year-old student entrepreneur aims to provide healthcare industry's 'missing link'
    Siddhartha Rao is a young man in a hurry. On Thursday (3/1), the 19-year-old will present his biomedical information hardware and software platform and business plan in the 14th annual Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Competition at Purdue University.
  • Purdue schools share $1.6 million Lilly gift
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University schools will share a five-year $1.6 million gift from Eli Lilly and Company for educational technology, scholarships, diversity, faculty support and buildings.
  • New Krannert School building wins architectural design award
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Jerry S. Rawls Hall, the future addition to Purdue University's Krannert School of Management, has received an architectural design citation.
  • Trustees honor professor, OK degree programs, Krannert MBA
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University Board of Trustees today (Friday, 2/16) awarded a distinguished professorship, retitled to MBA the Krannert School's master's of management degree and approved the creation of three new undergraduate degree programs in engineering and technology.
  • Purdue Best Bets
    JOURNALISTS: Here are story ideas and a list of selected Purdue events during the next two weeks.
  • Mock factory brings operations home to students
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – There are no lectures, books, papers or exams in Management 669 - Manufacturing Practice and Models. The professor describes it as a "learn-by-doing" class, and what the students are learning is manufacturing – from raw material to inventory to machining, manufacturing, testing and shipping.
  • Purdue's Krannert ranked among world’s top 10 finance programs
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management's finance program ranked seventh among MBA programs in the world in a recent Financial Times (London) survey.
  • Ford Motor Company donates $5 Million to Purdue University
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., January 24, 2001 -- Ford Motor Company announced that it will donate more than $5 million to Purdue University to support a new laboratory and expand robotic research.
  • Krannert School invites public to business speakers' series
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The companies of executives coming to Purdue University to speak to management students run the gamut from e-commerce to Major League Baseball to canned tomatoes.
  • Turnaround specialist kicks off Krannert forum
    If you're the CEO of a troubled company, you'd want to call Bettina Whyte, principal of Jay Alix & Associates. It's her job to work side-by-side with CEOs in corporate turnarounds and restructurings. Her firm also provides financial analysis, valuations, consulting and litigation.
  • Former Olympic chief to speak in Indianapolis
    Former CEO and secretary-general of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Norman P. Blake Jr., will be the keynote speaker at a Purdue University Krannert School undergraduate management leadership conference at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday (1/20).
  • Appointments and promotions
    – Gerald W. Thomas has been named director of development for the Krannert School of Management. The 1978 Krannert bachelor's degree graduate returns to Purdue after working in a variety of management positions at TRW Inc.
  • Former Olympic chief headlines Purdue leadership conference
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Former CEO and secretary-general of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Norman P. Blake Jr., will be the keynote speaker at a Purdue University undergraduate management leadership conference at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20.