August 18, 2017

Appointments, honors and activities

Faculty and staff 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 U.S. 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. For more information visit http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/mobile-sharing-app-seeks-to-increase-engagement,-interest-in-poetry.html.

- R. Douglas Hurt, head of the Purdue Department of History, has been appointed to the World Rural Development Committee by Wang Siming, president of the Institution of Chinese Agricultural Civilization. The WRDC is a special committee affiliated with World Green Design Organization, which was established in Brussels, Belgium in 2013. The WGDO consists of 30 countries. It advocates the implementation of a "green design" on a global scale to lead to changes in methods of production, consumption and life, as well as the integration and "mutualism" of humanity and nature. The World Rural Development Committee is constituted of distinguished scholars around the world in the field of rural development, who have published books and bulletins.  Every two years it sponsors the World Rural Development Forum.

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