News Archive

2018 CFF funding opportunities announced

September 2017

Each year, the Center for Families supports the work of faculty and students conducting family research across campus. CFF works to improve the quality of life for families by providing research to employers, policymakers, human service professionals, and extension educators and specialists, to help them work more

Lange named director of the Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center

August 2017

Center for Families Advisory Council member, Candice Lange, is now the director of the Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center in the Krannert School of Management.

Sara Schmitt: Understanding the family environment to promote healthy development for young children

August 2017

Registration open for Status of Indiana Families symposium, October 19

August 2017

Center for Families, in partnership with Sagamore Institute, have invited researchers from around the state to provide insight into critical issues facing Indiana families from infants and children to the aging and elderly.

Happy birthday to our founding donor!!

July 2017

This month the Center for Families founding donor, Lorene Burkhart, is celebrating her birthday! Since 1994, Lorene’s gift to CFF has made a difference in the lives of families by impacting policy and legislation, creating new knowledge, and supporting communities.

MFRI receives $4.8 million grant from Lilly Endowment

May 2017

A $4.8 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will help support the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University as it works to improve the lives of members of the military, veterans and their families.

WI Legislature honors Family Impact Institute founding director

May 2017

Members of the Wisconsin Legislature honored the career of Karen Bogenschneider with a joint resolution for her outstanding service to Wisconsin, her leadership of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and her stellar academic career.  CFF also wish Karen success and happiness

SPEAK MODalities wins multiple business and innovation awards!

April 2017

SPEAK MODalities (autism therapy applications SPEAKall! and SPEAKmore!) wins the 2017 Edison Gold Award for Language Learning Products,  the Milken Family Foundation Grand Prize and the ChanceLight Behavioral Health and Education Prize. Congratulations Dr. Oliver Wendt (Center for Families 2012

Foli 2017 recipient of Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research about Families

April 2017

Dr. Karen Foli, School of Nursing, has been awarded the Lorene Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research about Families. Foli’s article “Post-adoption depression: Parental classes of depressive symptoms across time”, co-written with Dr. Susan South, Dr. Eunjung Lim, and Amber Jarnecke, was selected

2017 CFF research funding recipients announced

April 2017

Since 1994, the Center for Families has supported family research at Purdue University. This funding is possible due to the generosity of CFF advocates and donors. Learn more about the CFF funding program and read about past funding recipients. CFF is