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Category: Giant Leaps

Clara Bell, Purdue Nursing faculty - 150 Years of Giant Leaps in Nursing

Clara E. Bell was a trailblazing African American professor of nursing

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020


Written by Angie Klink. Clara E. Bell forged a personal footpath that developed her empathy for the complexities that faced Purdue University’s black students and her black colleagues. She shined a spotlight on the distinct needs of minority nursing students, minority faculty, and what is today Purdue’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion.  Born February 9, 1934, […]

sustainable tourism research at Purdue

Advancing Sustainable Tourism

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


The research on sustainable tourism coincides with Purdue’s Giant Leaps celebration, acknowledging the university’s global advancements made in sustainability.

Maggie Binkley, fitness instructor

Nutrition, Fitness, and Health alumna created Amazon Video series

Friday, January 25th, 2019


As Purdue celebrates 150 Years of Giant Leaps, we recognize a fitness instructor from Indianapolis who embodies the Boilermaker spirit and can-do attitude of our alumni.

Sustainable Travel

Hospitality and Tourism Management professor makes case for sustainable travel

Thursday, January 24th, 2019


Vacation hot spots are being overrun by tourists. This is of no surprise to Purdue Professor Jonathon Day, a leading researcher on sustainable travel.

Marion Underwood, dean of College of Health and Human Sciences

What will the next 150 years bring for the College of Health and Human Sciences?

Thursday, January 17th, 2019


In the next 150 years, the College of Health and Human Sciences will continue to envision a world where we all practice hospitality in the deepest sense of that word.

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger speaking at Purdue

“Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger took Giant Leaps

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019


January 15, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the “Miracle on the Hudson” crash landing, piloted by Purdue alumnus Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

Woman running with dog

New Year for Making Lives Better

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019


Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences is Making Lives Better through world-class research. As we begin 2019 and celebrate 150 years of Giant Leaps at Purdue, we will showcase our research throughout the year—highlighting global advancements in health, longevity, and quality of life. Whether you have a New Year’s resolution or prefer to […]

Golden Gate Bridge, Las Vegas sign, Orlando palm trees

College of Health and Human Sciences is hitting the road

Monday, January 7th, 2019


Dean Marion Underwood is taking some Giant Leaps to a city near you this winter! She will be meeting with College of Health and Human Sciences alumni in Orlando, Florida,  San Francisco, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine at the View Lounge in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. […]

Brad Niemeier, Purdue HTM '12, Founder of Azzip Pizza

Slice of Life

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019


Entrepreneurs put new twists on traditional methods By Marti LaChance, originally published in Life360, Fall 2015 Brad Niemeier would know. In 2014, less than two years after earning his degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the College of Health and Human Sciences, he launched his own pizzeria, Azzip Pizza, in his hometown of Evansville, […]

Dan Foti

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

Monday, December 31st, 2018


Eat healthier. Exercise more. Quit smoking. Lose weight. Watch less television. As we welcome 2019, most of us will make a New Year’s Resolution to improve our lives. But how can we stick to it? Dan Foti, an associate professor of clinical psychology and neuroscience who studies changes in human brain function and moods at […]

David Purpura

Human Development and Family Studies professor wins award for early career achievement

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018


David Purpura, associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies has received an Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation to further his research. He is one of the three researchers at Purdue that are serving as shining examples of the university’s place as a leading intellectual center. The awards support the development of individual […]

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