January/February 2018

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In the Spotlight

Two Colombian universities win prestigious grant in collaboration with Purdue

The prestigious Colombia Científica program grant was recently awarded to four Colombian universities. Purdue’s cross-country and cross-discipline collaborative efforts in Colombia resulted in Purdue’s inclusion on two of the four winning proposals. Read more >>


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Carolyn Percifield: Una Colombiana de Corazón

Carolyn Percifield is an American who, without any prior connection to Colombia, discovered its unique identity, fell in love with their people and worked hard to impact hundreds of lives.

As she has retired on Jan. 31, we dedicate this section to express our gratitude and appreciation for her hard work. Thank you for your commitment to making others’ dreams come true!  Read her story >>


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Purdue alumnus Julián Bedoya pioneered air quality management in Medellín

Dr. Julián Bedoya’s career began in 1980, when he returned to his home country of Colombia after earning a master's degree in industrial engineering and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Purdue. Now, Bedoya is an authority in air quality. Working as an associate professor at Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Medellín and as an air quality modeler at San Francisco’s Department of Public Health. Read more >>


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Our Graduates

Ana Jessica Hernández Morales
M.A. in Hispanic Applied Linguistics
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Cool at Purdue

Steering committee for Integrative Data Science Initiative formed.  Read more>>

Chemical-free, low-cost crop storage bags that preserve food longer now commercially available.  Read more>>

Money only buys happiness for a certain amount. Read more>>


Colombia Purdue in the News

*Colombian undergraduates gain hands-on experience managing supercomputers through ITaP Research Computing >>

*Podcast: Assessing climate change perceptions among Colombian coffee farmers >>

*Twitter feed: Purdue-Colombia Aviation & Aero Network partners >>




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This newsletter was developed by: 
Kirsten Gibson, Natalia Siegert, HyungJoo Kim and Maria Uribe