Faculty promotions at Purdue approved by board
Monday, April 15, 2019
Purdue University’s Board of Trustees on Friday (April 12) approved the following faculty promotions within the Krannert School of Management effective with the 2019-20 academic year: Timothy N. Bond and Cathy M. Zhang; associate professor of economics; Sergey Chernenko and Thanh T. Nguyen; associate professor of management; Roy M. Dejoie, clinical associate professor of management; Troy D. Janes, clinical professor of management. Congratulations to all.
Economic Ideas Forum to feature global trade policy expert Doug Irwin
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
U.S. trade policy expert Doug Irwin will take part in a fireside chat about trade policy and negotiations strategy on April 18 from 5-7 p.m. in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. Joining Irwin will be David Hummels, the Dr. Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Krannert School of Management, and David Schoorman, associate dean for executive education and global programs, and professor of management. The event is part of Purdue's Giant Leaps Series and the keynote for the Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) Economic Ideas Forum, which is sponsored by the Hugh and Judy Pence family.
Krannert prof Shai Vardi offers a solution to fix the electoral college
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
In a recent op-ed for The Hill, Shai Vardi, an assistant professor of management information systems at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management, says "it's time to put democracy back in the hands of all Americans" by reforming the electoral college through an expansion of the battleground for campaign spending and voter engagement across all states.
Students launch fundraising effort to bring water purification system to Thailand
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
PureAqua Global is a student run organization made up of Purdue University students with a mission of providing clean drinking water to impoverished villages across Southeast Asia and beyond. This summer, a group of students are traveling to Chiang Mai, Thailand, with the goal of implementing 20 purification systems that will provide 300 people with drinking water indefinitely. A one-time GoFundMe page has been launched to cover the $5,000 estimated cost of the project. To learn more and donate, please follow the link below.
Indiana students set to showcase classroom businesses at Purdue
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Local elementary students will showcase businesses they developed through a Purdue University program that promotes entrepreneurship in the classroom. The Classroom Business Enterprise showcase will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 10 in the Krannert Building's Krannert Drawing Room. The event will feature businesses started by students and teachers from schools in Lafayette and Frankfort, Indiana.
Environmentally friendly soy straws win ISA’s annual New Uses Competition
Thursday, March 28, 2019
A soybean-based drinking straw earned top honors at this year’s Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition funded by the Indiana Soybean Checkoff. Team Stroy took home the award for replacing a common restaurant item with a biodegradable, environmentally friendly straw. The team consisted of Natalie Stephenson, a senior in the Krannert School of Management; Morgan Malm, a graduate student in food science; and Ruth Zhong, a senior in electrical engineering.
Celebrated economists Anne Case and Nobel laureate Sir Angus Deaton speak at Purdue on ‘deaths of despair’
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Purdue hosted husband-and-wife team Sir Angus Deaton and Anne Case, both renowned economists, on March 26 when they presented their lecture, “Inequality, deaths of despair, and the future of capitalism,” in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall as part the University's yearlong sesquicentennial celebration. Case and Deaton’s lecture looked at deaths from suicide, drug overdoses and alcoholic liver disease, offering potential explanations as to why these types of deaths are currently on the rise, especially among white, working-class Americans without college degrees.
Heather Howard honored with University teaching award
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Heather Howard, assistant professor in Purdue University Libraries and the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics, has received the Exceptional Early Career Award. The Exceptional Early Career Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate teaching among Purdue's early career, tenure-track faculty. Recipients of the award will receive a $5,000 award with additional funds for a department business account.
Eight Purdue student startups win more than $110,000 in cash, contributions at Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Eight Purdue University student startups earned a total of $83,500 in cash prizes and another $30,000 in in-kind donations during the 32nd annual Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition. The competition promoted student entrepreneurship through five months of business model workshops and featured categories ranging from business-to-business to social entrepreneurship. Yasmeen Hafeez, a senior in the Krannert School of Management, helped make the winning pitch for Global Sign, a startup that works to encourage governments, schools and companies to make their video content sign language accessible to the deaf.
WHIN, Purdue lead the way into the future of digital agriculture and next-generation manufacturing
Monday, February 18, 2019
Can you picture a Silicon Valley … in Indiana? Within the next five years, north-central Indiana is aiming to make its mark as a developing global epicenter, technologically revolutionizing agriculture and manufacturing. Community leaders and local economic developers are collaborating with Purdue University and the Krannert School to advance the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN), a consortium of 10 counties in north-central Indiana that already is leading the state in agriculture and manufacturing.
Industry leaders to discuss ethical supply chain at global conference
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will bring industry leaders to campus Friday (Feb. 15) for the spring 2019 Global Supply Chain Management Initiative (GSCMI) Conference, to be held in the Purdue Memorial Union. The theme of this year’s conference is “Ethical Global Supply Chain.” Industry leaders, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend.
Fast lane: Purdue app aims to make ride-sharing easier
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
College students looking to share a ride for a weekend getaway, a trip home or a spring break vacation now have a new option from a Purdue University-affiliated startup. UniRide – a ride-booking app for college students – was created by a group of students including Purdue industrial engineering and Krannert economics major Zurum Okereke.