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akridge-provostPurdue Provost announces he will step down in December, search committee formed

Purdue University Provost Jay Akridge announced Tuesday (Nov. 8) his plan to step down at the end of December after serving more than five years as Purdue’s chief academic officer.


mengiste-sorghum2Purdue Agriculture dean announces new entomology, botany and plant pathology department heads

Karen Plaut, Purdue University’s Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, has appointed Catherine Hill head of the Department of Entomology and Tesfaye Mengiste head of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology.


mahaffey-c-22OPurdue welcomes 11 faculty through cluster hire effort in public health and health equity; advances goal to further diversify campus

A strategic hiring effort to expand Purdue University’s focus in public health and health equity while diversifying the racial makeup of its faculty has reached a major milestone, with 11 new faculty starting their Boilermaker academic careers this fall.


online-geospatialPurdue University launches interdisciplinary, online Master of Science in Applied Geospatial Analytics

To meet growing global demand for food production driven by a rising population, farmers and other agriculturalists are turning to data science to drive the next agricultural revolution.


New Purdue Global graduateMore than 1,200 Purdue Global graduates take part in commencement ceremonies in Washington, D.C.

Jacque Yates has long had a passion for public service. Her journey sparked an interest in pursuing a graduate degree, and she earned her master’s in public health from Purdue Global in 2021.


purdue-online1Purdue to offer 100% online aviation financial management graduate certificate

Financial professionals in the aviation industry have specialized skills in finance, leasing and trading that set them apart from their peers in other industries.


Mitch DanielsPresident Daniels to grads: ‘I’m talking to you’

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels made these remarks during the university’s spring commencement ceremonies the weekend of May 13-15 in Purdue’s Elliott Hall of Music.


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