News Archive

Dr. Servaty-Seib: People should voice emotions about mass shootings

November 2017

We have to be able to be authentic as people and share when we’re feeling vulnerable about these massive shootings. Talking about the incidents can help people find a sense of perspective and meaning as well as create community with

How can institutions improve admissions policies for veterans?

November 2017

In terms of higher education, we’ll see students who may be further separated from their high school education. As the ‘Forever’ GI Bill rolls out, and you have folks who can now use their benefits forever, it’s about making sure even

SPEAK MODalities honored for best product design for scientifically validated tools to treat speech and language disorders in autism

November 2017

SPEAK MODalities LLC, a company that develops software tools to help children diagnosed with severe, nonverbal autism or other communicative disorders, was recently recognized for best product design in the medical devices category at the 2017 Electronic Component News Impact

Flexible Work alone won’t create gender equality, but these things might

October 2017

Women working flexibly made more than women on fixed schedules due to overtime pay, but otherwise there were no additional financial benefits. Even though both German men and women increased the number of hours they worked when they began working flexibly,

2017 Kanter Award winner announced

October 2017

We are very pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Congratulations to Stephen H. Courtright, Richard E. Gardner, Troy A. Smith, Brian W. McCormick, and Amy E. Colbert! Their Academy

Outdoor learning space to help children with communication challenges

September 2017

Each component of the outdoor learning space was selected to support children with challenges related to communication, sensory and motor skills. The equipment encourages children to play together rather than in isolation, and it will be used as part of

Faculty partner and PPRI director to speak at Goalkeepers 2017

September 2017

S. Laurel Weldon, Purdue Policy Research Institute director, Center for Families Faculty Partner, and Distinguished Professor of Political Science, will join a group of renowned leaders and thinkers in New York City at 9 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 20) to celebrate

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

2018 Burkhart Research Award seeking nominations

September 2017

The Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research about Families is given to a researcher from Purdue University for outstanding research which serves to strengthen the capacity of families to provide a nurturing environment for their members. Published research from any

Council member Dorsch’s research discusses the astronomical cost of kids’ sports

August 2017

Sky-high costs are preventing some kids from participating. Overall sports participation rates have declined in the U.S. in recent years, and the trend is most evident among kids from lower-income families. A $15.3 billion industry that has nearly doubled in