September 25, 2020

Appointments, honors and activities

  • Faculty and staff honors:

Angelica Duran, professor of English, comparative literature and religious studies, has published a book on John Milton and has been selected as president of the John Milton Society of America. Duran’s sixth book, “Milton Among Spaniards” (University of Delaware Press, 2020) was published in April. The Milton Society of America is an affiliate organization of the Modern Language Association and the Renaissance Society of America.


  • Alumni honors:

Shaimaa I. Azzam, who earned her doctoral degree in nanophotonics over the summer from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded a 2020 Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation award. Azzam’s submission was titled “Novel Light Trapping and Nonlinear Dynamics in Nanophotonic Devices.” Now at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she is an Elings Prize Postdoctoral Fellow working in the area of quantum photonics. The Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation, part of the Feinberg Graduate School at Weizmann Institute of Science, awards scientific prizes for outstanding work in selected fields in the engineering sciences, medicine and the natural sciences. More information available.


  • Rankings:

QS World University Rankings has placed three master’s degree programs offered by Purdue's Krannert School of Management among the top globally. The school's master's program in Global Supply Chain Management made its debut in the annual rankings at No. 8, while its master’s programs in Business Analytics and Information Management and Marketing rank globally at No. 13 and No. 26, respectively. The 2021 rankings, which include surveys of academics and employers, are based on four components: academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and h-index, which measures productivity and impact of published works.

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