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David Hummels named Krannert School of Management dean

David Hummels, an expert in international economics, has been named dean of Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, effective immediately. Hummels has served as Krannert’s interim dean since September.

Innovation Design Center named for Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., in recognition of leadership gift

On Friday (May 15) the Purdue Board of Trustees approved naming the Innovation Design Center – a student projects facility scheduled to open in 2017 – for Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., in recognition of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation’s leadership gift toward the $18.5 million building.

polytech logoTrustees approve Purdue Polytechnic Institute name

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (May 15) approved renaming the College of Technology to the Purdue Polytechnic Institute to better reflect its changing and expanded mission.

Trustees confirm 6 named, distinguished professors; recommend approval of 2 doctoral degrees at IUPUI

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (May 15) ratified six named and distinguished professorships, and also recommended approval of two doctoral degrees at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Purdue launches search for Purdue Northwest chancellor

Purdue University has launched a national search to hire the first chancellor of Purdue University Northwest, an institution that will officially come into existence on July 1, 2016, as the result of the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central.

Purdue Active Learning Center named for engineering alumni Wilmeth brothers

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on April 17 approved naming the future Active Learning Center for two College of Engineering alumni brothers to honor their long-term commitment and generous support of Purdue University Libraries.

Purdue ag placement rates continue annual upward trend

Ninety-six percent of May 2014 Purdue University College of Agriculture graduates responding to a survey reported finding jobs or were continuing their education. It was the fifth consecutive year of increase in the placement rate.

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