October 28, 2022

Appointments, honors and activities

 Faculty and staff honors:

-  Jacqueline Linnes, the Marta E. Gross Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and director of the College of Engineering Honors Program, and Peristera Paschou, professor of biological sciences and associate dean in the College of Science, have been selected for the Class of 2022-2023 of Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) program. ELATES is a national leadership development program designed to promote women in academic STEM fields and faculty allies of all genders into institutional leadership roles.

- Zaiyan Wei, assistant professor of management, was presented the Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award by the INFORMS Information Systems Society. The award is given annually to an early-career individual on a path of making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline. Two Purdue alumni also received the honor this year: Hailiang Chen, associate professor at the University of Hong Kong, and Warut Khern-am-nuai, associate professor at McGill University.

- Jennifer Scheuer, assistant professor of art and design in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, has received the 2022 DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award for the exhibition of work inside Gallery 924 at the Indy Arts Council. The DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award program supports up to six contemporary visual artists annually with grants of up to $10,000 each for aspirational projects and exhibitions of their work. The funds encourage a high tolerance for risk and exploration and will provide support for the artists’ creative practice.


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  • Notables:

- John Duvall, professor of English, recently had his edition of William Faulkner’s 1949 story collection,  “Knight’s Gambit ,” published by the UP of Mississippi.  Faulkner’s “Knight’s Gambit” is a collection of six stories written in the 1930s and 1940s that focus on the criminal investigations of Yoknapatawpha’s longtime county attorney, Gavin Stevens. Using four previously unknown Faulkner typescripts, along with other manuscript and typescript evidence, John presents an edition of  “Knight’s Gambit” that restores over 4,000 words that editors cut from the stories. 


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  • Student honors:

- The Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering congratulates Nicholas Howard and Alexa Lahey as the 2022 recipients of the Miriam A. and Robert W. Holden, M.D. Pharmacy Scholarship. Howard and Lahey, both Doctor of Pharmacy students, were nominated by leadership of Purdue’s Center for Health Equity and Innovation in recognition of their hard work and commitment to improving health equity on campus through a variety of initiatives.  These efforts directly align with one of RCHE’s four key pillars – population health and health equity. 

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