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A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost - January 2022

January 2022 - Provost's Web Letter

Provost Jay Akridge

"With Omicron still surging in Indiana, we know these next several weeks of the Spring semester will continue to challenge us. We also are well aware that Omicron is creating difficult personal challenges for many of you."

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Division of Diversity and Inclusion now the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Division of Diversity and Inclusion now the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity announced that Purdue’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion is changing its name to the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, effective immediately.

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Castro-Lacouture named next Polytechnic dean

The Office of the Provost announced last week that Purdue alumnus Daniel Castro-Lacouture will become the new dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute in June. Currently on the faculty at Georgia Tech, read more about Professor Castro-Lacouture here:

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Board of Trustees approves named and distinguished faculty

At their final meeting of 2021, the Board of Trustees ratified six new named and distinguished professors.

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Exploratory Studies celebrates 25 years

Exploratory Studies celebrates 25 years

Exploratory Studies has been helping students find their major for 25 years. Read about the growth and impact of the program.

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Croney named associate vice provost for the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Candace Croney, professor and director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science in the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture at Purdue, has been named associate vice provost for the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.

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Office of Engagement accepting project proposals for service-learning grant program

Office of Engagement accepting project proposals for service-learning grant program

Student grants for community service and service-learning projects are available to undergraduate and graduate students across all Purdue campuses. Amounts range up to $500 for an individual student and a maximum of $1500 for a student team or organization.

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Purdue partners with Ascend, IU to keep talented graduates in state

Earlier this month, Purdue announced its expanded partnership with Ascend Indiana, the talent and workforce initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. The goal is to grow the state’s economy and increase the ‘brain gain.’

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Libraries and School of Information Studies celebrates first certificate grads, sets sights on future growth

Purdue’s Winter 2021 Commencement included an important milestone for Libraries and School of Information Studies as students graduated with certificates in Libraries’ Digital Humanities and Geographic Information Science (GIS) programs for the first time.

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Students honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through service

Day of service, commemorative lecture honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

More than 100 students set aside time to serve in the greater Lafayette community in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this month.

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Protect Purdue updates, procedures

Protect Purdue updates, procedures

The latest Protect Purdue updates and campus news you need to know.

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