Former ADVANCE Purdue PI France Cordova named Director of the NSF
March 31, 2014
Three Nominees Were Unanimously Cleared by HELP Committee Earlier This Year
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement today after the Senate approved by voice vote the nominations of James Shelton to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education; France Cordova to serve as Director of the National Science Foundation; and Heather MacDougall, to serve as a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Shelton and Cordova were unanimously approved by the HELP Committee on January 29th, while MacDougall was unanimously approved by the Committee on February 27th.
“As Deputy Secretary of Education, Jim Shelton will be a great asset to the Department of Education, and will help further its work to improve our country’s educational opportunities and ensure that every student has access to a quality education.
“Dr. France Cordova, the former president of Purdue University and current chair of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, is eminently qualified to carry out the role of Director of the National Science Foundation. I am confident that she will do a superb job promoting the progress and prosperity of science.
“Heather MacDougall brings to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission a wealth of experience in labor and employment law, and will be an asset to the Commission as a new Member.
“I am pleased that the Senate has acted to unanimously approve these three well-qualified candidates, and I thank Jim Shelton, France Cordova, and Heather MacDougall for their commitment to public service and to our nation.”
December 6, 2016
Two recipients were selected to receive the Violet Haas Award for 2016 and were honored at a reception on Thursday (Dec. 1) in the Purdue Memorial Union's Anniversary Drawing Room. Linda Mason, professor of entomology, received an individual award, and the Department of Chemistry received a departmental award. The awards were presented by Patrice Buzzanell, director of the Butler Center and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair for Leadership Excellence.Read Full Story
May 9, 2016
Purdue University's Office of Engagement has named winners of four faculty and staff engagement awards for 2016. The awards honor faculty and staff members who combine scholarship and community partnerships to have a positive impact beyond campus.Read Full Story
April 14, 2016
Rebecca W. Doerge, the Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Purdue University, was chosen as one of 33 fellows selected nationwide this year by the American Council on Education.Read Full Story