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News Briefs

Purdue to hold spring commencement at Ross-Ade Stadium

In-person commencement will return in May 2021 at Purdue University, which will hold the Spring ’21 commencement at Ross-Ade Stadium, allowing graduates to share the special experience safely with family and friends. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Purdue held its May, August and December commencement ceremonies virtually. More

Purdue team earns second straight win in annual research competition

For the second year in a row, a team of students from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management and College of Engineering took a step toward national and global recognition with a victory in Indiana’s 2021 CFA Institute Research Challenge. The annual global equity research competition provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis, giving them real-world experience as they assume the role of research analysts. More

Study links transformational leadership to attachment theory

Imagine two scenarios at home before you begin your workday. In the first, your spouse surprises you with your favorite breakfast. In the second, you argue about finances. In most instances, your response to either family interaction will carry into work and influence your behaviors with coworkers. And when it is consistently enriching, the experience can be transformational for supervisors, subordinates and organizations alike, says Benjamin Dunford, an associate professor at the Krannert School. More

AI tool aims to help doctors, patients better prepare for surgery

A new tool using an artificial intelligence platform may help doctors better prepare patients for surgery. Mohammad Rahman, a Purdue University associate professor of management, and his team developed the tool to help improve health care outcomes. Rahman and his team have received a Phase I SBIR grant from the NSF to support their work. They are partnering with Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Purdue’s Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. More

Purdue EMBA earns high marks for industry diversity

An International Business Times ranking of 70 U.S.-based EMBA programs names the Purdue EMBA program at the Krannert School of Management No. 1 for industry diversity, which measures the diversity of industries represented in a class. The ranking was conducted through “analysis of existing industry factors, college program brochures obtained from college reports, in addition to magazines, journals and online articles.” More

Lynall named director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

Matthew Lynall, clinical professor in Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, is the new Avrum and Joyce Gray Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Since joining Purdue as a full-time faculty member in 2009, he has focused on developing educational programs and resources for faculty and graduate researchers across Purdue and the Midwest to commercialize their discoveries. More