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A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost - September 2021

Month Year - Provost's Web Letter

Provost Jay Akridge
"We have been investing in faculty as student numbers have grown."

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Diversity cluster-hire process takes shape

Diversity cluster-hire process takes shape

The Equity Task Force Implementation Team is making progress as the faculty cluster-hire process gets underway this fall.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Latino Cultural Center provides connections

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Latino Cultural Center provides connections

Twenty years ago, a handful of Purdue Latinx students dreamt of a central meeting place that could be a home-away-from-home. That dream is now a vibrant reality.

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Engineering’s Berger steps into inaugural position to lead innovation

The Office of the Provost has announced that Edward Berger has been named the inaugural associate vice provost for learning innovation, and director of the Innovation Hub.

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Provost’s Conversation to discuss progress of Transformative Education 2.0

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the next virtual conversation from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. All are encouraged to participate in the conversation by submitting questions ahead of time for the panel to address and by joining the live-stream event.

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A Q & A with 2021-22 chair of the University Senate, Steve Beaudoin

A Q & A with 2021-22 chair of the University Senate, Steve Beaudoin

Steve Beaudoin, a professor of chemical engineering in Purdue’s College of Engineering, is serving as the 2021-22 chair of the University Senate. Here, Beaudoin answers questions about his service with the Senate and goals for the year.

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Butler Center provides faculty resources, best practices tools

The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence has created a set of tools that may help faculty document and articulate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the protests for racial justice on teaching, research and engagement endeavors.

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Libraries’ COVID stories tent captures students' memories and perspective

A collaborative effort is underway to record the personal experiences of members of the Purdue community during the global pandemic.

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Faculty and staff members rewarded for choosing COVID vaccine

Faculty and staff members rewarded for choosing COVID vaccine

Earlier this month, 50 members of Purdue’s faculty and staff were notified that they had won a prize for choosing to get the COVID-19 vaccine and uploading their documentation. The employees were randomly drawn from a pool of employees who had uploaded their COVID-19 vaccine documentation.

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