July 28, 2017

Appointments, honors and activities

Notables:

- The Purdue University School of Nursing is officially designated as a National League of Nursing Center of Excellence for 2017-2021 in recognition of the school’s efforts to enhance student learning and professional development. The NLN offers the Centers of Excellence program designation as a way to recognize schools that demonstrate a commitment to excellence and invest resources to distinguish themselves in nursing education.   

- Purdue University Libraries has been selected as the academic library system to host Project Information Literacy’s new Visiting Research Scholar program during the 2017-18 academic year. The Project Information Literacy (PIL) program will provide Purdue Libraries faculty researchers with access to a research consultant in the form of expert information-literacy researcher Alison Head, the founder and executive director of PIL. Throughout the academic year, Head, who is also a senior researcher at the metaLAB at Harvard, will mentor Purdue Libraries researchers on their scholarly research projects, both large and small, through the PIL’s Visiting Research Scholar program. To read more visit http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/2017/07/26/pil-visiting-scholar/.

Student honors:

- Rachel King, a junior majoring in anthropology at Purdue, is one of 10 selected nationally to participate in the U.S.-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Program. She is spending the summer attending Nanyang Technological University in Singapore where she is taking two courses. Prior to her departure for Singapore, King and the other nine scholarship recipients from the United States traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan. For more on King’s participation click here.

Faculty honors:

- History professor John Larson has been recognized by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic with its distinguished service award. The organization is a group of scholars who explore the events of United States history between 1776 and 1861. Larson was the organization’s president in 2013.

- Darren Henry, director of Krannert diversity initiatives and the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program, has been honored by Diversity MBA. The leadership organization named Henry to its 11th annual list of the Top 100 under 50 emerging and executive leaders with advanced degrees. The recognition represents outstanding achievements in community, leadership and education. More on this honor can be found at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/krannert-professor-among-top-100-emerging-leaders.html.

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