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  • Purdue graduates more than 3,000 at winter commencement

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University President Martin C. Jischke today (Sunday, Dec. 19) told new graduates to take a lesson from history in their quest to forge ahead in their careers and in their life, citing the Lewis and Clark expedition as an inspiration.

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  • Purdue Notebook
    – John D. Sanderson has accepted the new position of director of development for the School of Mechanical Engineering. He was previously employed by Ivy Tech State College, Lafayette.
  • Finance prof's research provides insight for small investors
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – While Purdue University's Laura Frieder is interested in what makes financial markets move, her research also contains insights on common mistakes individual investors make in choosing stocks.
  • Finalists named in Purdue-Lilly Endowment biz plan competition
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Finalists have been named in the $50,000 Opportunity for Indiana Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and Purdue Research Park.
  • Krannert School undergrad team makes case over IU
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A team of Purdue University Krannert School undergraduate management majors triumphed over the competition from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in the annual business case competition that took place Nov. 5-6 in Indianapolis.
  • Purdue Notebook
    – The "Survey of Greek Literature in Translation" class is making the classics available to the community with four dramatic readings and discussion groups. All of the events are free and open to the public. The activities are:
  • Financial Times ranks Krannert executive MBA among world's best
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School of Management's international executive MBA degree program placed 11th worldwide– up three places from 2003 – in rankings released today (Monday, Nov. 1) by the Financial Times.
  • MBAs volunteer to spend their Saturday making community better
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – More than 100 MBA students at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management are pitching in on Saturday (Oct. 30) to improve the Lafayette-West Lafayette social and landscaping bottom lines.
  • Quadraspec wins Purdue-Lilly Endowment biz plan competition
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Quadraspec, a West Lafayette company that aims to commercialize protein-diagnostics technology with a wide range of applications, took the top prize Tuesday (11/23) in the $50,000 Opportunity for Indiana Business Plan Competition.
  • Purdue dedicates Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, the first building completed in Discovery Park, was dedicated today (Thursday, Oct. 21) during an event that took place adjacent to the center.
  • Purdue breaks ground on e-Enterprise Center at Discovery Park
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University broke ground Monday (Oct. 18) for a center in Discovery Park that will house several initiatives that focus faculty research on "super projects" and Indiana's economic development.
  • Business Week names Krannert MBA nation's most improved
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – With a five-spot jump, Purdue University's Krannert School of Management ranked No. 21 nationally and was named the most improved school in Business Week magazine's rankings of MBA programs released Thursday (Oct. 7).
  • Think tank head to speak as part of ethics lecture series
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The founder of an ethics think tank will open this year's Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics at Purdue University.
  • Vision now reality in Purdue's Discovery Park
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Three years after the birth of Purdue University's Discovery Park, the unusual combination of brain power and business savvy is bringing in millions of dollars in research funding, attracting top scientists and engineers and turning ideas into new companies.
  • Purdue packs spirit into Homecoming events Oct. 13-16
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Four days of events, including a pep rally, parade and fireworks, will lead up to Purdue University's Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 16.
  • Krannert exec ed, Flexware offer advanced manufacturing workshop
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert Executive Education Programs and Flexware Innovation are teaming up to offer an advanced manufacturing workshop.
  • Microsoft certification classes offered at Krannert
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The world's largest independent IT education company is offering six one-week Microsoft certification classes at Purdue's Krannert School of Management starting in October.
  • Wall Street Journal ranks Krannert a No. 1 MBA school
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Wall Street Journal named Purdue University's Krannert School of Management a No. 1 MBA school in a special section published today (Wednesday, Sept. 22).
  • Purdue research links employee satisfaction, profits
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University business professor's research shows a direct link between employee satisfaction and motivation and a company's profits – even if the employees have no direct contact with customers.
  • New book traces history of interest and usury in many cultures
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Interest and its excessive twin usury were fraught with controversy from pre-Biblical times until the demands of capitalism prevailed over religious and ethical objections in the 18th century, according to a new book by a Purdue University professor emeritus.
  • Newspaper veterans Woodward, Bradlee to headline Krannert event
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Bob Woodward and Ben Bradlee from "The Washington Post" will be guest speakers on Oct. 14 at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management Leadership Speakers Series.
  • Purdue Notebook
    – Arnold C. Cooper, Louis A. Weil Jr. Professor of Management at the Krannert School of Management, has had a best paper award named in his honor. The entrepreneurship division of the Academy of Management this year has initiated the practice of naming the award for a senior scholar. Cooper is the first to receive the honor. Cooper, who received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Purdue and his doctorate from Harvard, has taught and done research in strategic management and entrepreneurship at Purdue since 1963.
  • Krannert School invites public to business speakers series
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A baker's dozen of corporate and media leaders will present their ideas to Purdue's Krannert School of Management students during fall semester. Among the speakers are an ESPN executive, a prominent Washington, D.C., lobbyist and Indianapolis businessman Mickey Maurer.
  • Krannert Special Collections celebrates 40th anniversary
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School Special Collection of Literature in Business and Economic History will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Aug. 31 with a presentation by its first librarian about his recently published book.
  • Purdue's undergrad engineering, business among tops nationally
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University ranked among the top 25 public universities nationally, and its undergraduate programs in engineering and business are among the best in the country, according to U.S.News & World Report magazine rankings released today (Friday, Aug. 20).
  • Purdue, West Lafayette welcome new graduate students to campus
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – As many students return to campus this week, new Purdue University graduate students will be receiving their own welcome to the university and to West Lafayette.
  • Purdue packs up to head for the Indiana State Fair
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Day at the Indiana State Fair on Wednesday (Aug. 18) will showcase a variety of events and displays for fairgoers.
  • Purdue Notebook
    Appointments and promotions – Vincent F. Bralts has been appointed the College of Engineering's associate dean for resource planning and management, effective Aug. 1. Bralts currently serves as head of Purdue's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. In his new position,
  • Purdue's high-tech job fair puts another plug in brain drain
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - This autumn more than 1,200 Purdue University students hope to find themselves in the same position as Purdue alumnus Tyler Back, a mechanical engineering graduate from South Bend, Ind. Back found full-time employment last year with Best Access Systems of Indianapolis at Purdue's High Tech Job Fair for Indiana Companies.
  • More than 1,300 Purdue students to graduate at summer ceremony
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – More than 1,300 Purdue University students will receive their degrees during commencement at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, in the Elliott Hall of Music.
  • Purdue, Lilly Endowment sponsor three new $50K biz plan competitions
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University and the Lilly Endowment are sponsoring business plan competitions in Fort Wayne, Hammond and West Lafayette to help create and expand the Indiana companies that will provide jobs to stem the state's "brain drain."
  • Ukrainian group to visit Indiana for economics lessons
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE) will host seven educational leaders from the Ukraine on June 20-27 to help them learn more about economics education.
  • Purdue trustees approve appointments, degree programs
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (June 4) ratified the appointments of three designated professors and approved several new degree programs at two campuses.
  • Purdue honors university faculty scholars
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University recently recognized 16 faculty with designated professorships from the Faculty Scholars Program.
  • Purdue graduates to participate in commencement ceremonies
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University will award degrees at five campuses and eight School of Technology locations throughout Indiana during commencement ceremonies this month.
  • San Diego startup wins $147,000 life sciences biz plan competition
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – FFA Sciences, from San Diego, took the top prize of $50,000 yesterday (Wednesday, 4/21) in the second annual Purdue University Life Sciences Business Plan Competition, which offers one of the biggest purses among all university-based business plan competitions,
  • Krannert enhances undergraduates' communication, team skills
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Responding to requests from students and industry recruiters, Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is providing its undergraduates training in team building and a new undergraduate management communication center.
  • Faculty, staff honored at Purdue's Honors Convocation
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue faculty and staff received several special honors during the university's annual Honors Convocation on April 4 at the Elliott Hall of Music.
  • 6 Purdue faculty members awarded university teaching honor
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Six exceptional teachers received Purdue University's 2004 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy.
  • Finalists vie for $147,000 in prizes in life sciences business plan competition
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Eight finalists, including three from Indiana, have been chosen to compete for $147,000 in prizes on Wednesday (4/21) during the second annual Purdue University Life Sciences Business Plan Competition.
  • Engagement forum to feature business education, exercise and statistics
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Krannert Executive Education Programs, The Ismail Center for Health, Exercise and Nutrition, and Statistics in the Community will be in the spotlight on Tuesday (4/20) at Purdue University's next Engagement Forum.
  • Trustees approve faculty promotions
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Board of Trustees approved several faculty promotions during its meeting on Friday (4/9).
  • Purdue launches economic development program to stem brain drain
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University officials will visit four Indiana locations on April 23-30 to explain its plan to use a $3.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help the state retain more university graduates and foster high-tech startups.
  • Purdue team wins national student investment fund contest – again
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A team from Purdue University's Krannert School of Management took first place in the nation's largest student-managed investment fund competition with a fund that has beaten returns of the S&P 500 by more than 100 percent over the past three years.
  • U.S. News ranks Purdue's Krannert School MBA among nation's best
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – U.S.News & World Report has ranked Purdue University's Krannert School of Management's MBA program third nationally in production/operations management and sixth in supply chain/logistics.
  • Krannert School prof, MBA students issue bullish forecast for tech
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University Krannert School professor and his MBA students have published their second yearly book-length forecast on high-technology trends that will pay dividends for both businesses and consumers.
  • Krannert School grad students clean up for community groups
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – MBA and doctoral students from Purdue University's Krannert School of management will clean up parks and other areas from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday (3/27) in West Lafayette and Lafayette during the Krannert Community Cleanup.
  • Engagement Forum to shine spotlight on three Purdue programs
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Office of International Programs, Technology Transfer Initiative and Purdue Statewide Technology will be in the spotlight on Monday, March 22, at Purdue University's next Engagement Forum.
  • Free symposium to offer wisdom and practical tips for entrepreneurs
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The third annual Purdue University Entrepreneurship Symposium on March 26 will offer both expert speakers on entrepreneurism theory and practice and opportunities for fledgling area entrepreneurs to network, discuss and ask questions about their dream ventures.
  • Krannert brings new 'mini-MBA' short courses to Indianapolis, Chicago
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's executive education program is initiating two new short-course mini-MBA management training programs in Indianapolis and Chicago. The effort is named the METRopolitan Indiana and Illinois programs from Krannert (METRIK).
  • Nanoscale technology startup takes $50,000 business plan top prize
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – OrganoDevice Technology, a startup company that plans to use nanaoscale technology to build low-cost, high-performance light-emiting diodes, won the $50,000 first prize Thursday (2/19) in Purdue University's 17th annual Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Competition.
  • Purdue faculty working to protect the homeland
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University faculty members will talk about homeland security issues – including protecting the nation's power grid, food safety, developing advanced simulations, tracing documents and creating new types of sensors – during a series of presentations on Feb. 22.
  • Finalists vie for $100,000 in campus business plan contest
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Finalists have been chosen to compete for $100,000 in total prize money on Thursday (2/19) during the 17th annual Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Competition.
  • Krannert School of Management awards scholarships
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Krannert School of Management recently presented scholarships to 67 students during its annual awards program. The scholarships are given based on academic record, community involvement, student activities and leadership abilities.
  • Purdue focuses on homeland security during Engineers Week
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue’s College of Engineering will celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 21-25 with panels and lectures on how homeland security affects the field of engineering, featuring expertise from faculty, alumni and a panel of government and industry experts.
  • Purdue Research Park firm simulates threat for armed forces
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - U.S. military and business representatives today (Tuesday, 1/27) got a firsthand look at a war game simulation designed by a Purdue Research Park company that allows participants to evaluate the social, political and economic impact of decisions made in the wake of a crisis.
  • Krannert School's e-business center offers lecture series
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Center for E-business Education and Research (CEER) at Purdue University is offering a spring lecture series geared to the present and future needs of those in e-business.
  • Krannert School invites public to business speakers series
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A baker's dozen of corporate and media leaders will present their ideas to Purdue's Krannert School of Management students during spring semester. Among the speakers are Purdue alumni from Business Week, Deere and Co. and Anthem Inc.