October 30, 2020

Appointments, honors and activities

  • Campus activities:
The College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual Coppoc One Health Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 5) via Zoom. This event is named in honor of Gordon Coppoc, Purdue professor emeritus of veterinary pharmacology, and his wife, Harriet. Coppoc was a longtime faculty member and former head of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences in the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. The event will feature discussion on COVID-19 immune response.

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  • Faculty and staff honors:

Virginia Booth Womack, director of the Minority Engineering Program, was honored on Oct. 28 as part of The Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2020 Women of Influence. The program recognizes women who have risen to the highest levels of business, the arts, and community and public service in central Indiana. Womack was selected for professional excellence and leadership in her career and community service. 

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  • Notables:

The College of Veterinary Medicine received the Presidential Award from the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. This award was accepted by Dean Willie Reed and recognizes the college for its longtime commitment to the arts in partnership with the museum.

Purdue University’s Delta Omega chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honors society, has received the Best Chapter Award for 2019-2020. Delta Omega was chosen for this award because it has demonstrated a high level of engagement within the chapter.

Purdue University Press has recently published two new books that will serve as essential resources for patients with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones and caregivers to help make sense of what comes next after such a diagnosis. “The Complete Guide for People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Loved Ones and “Everything You Need to Know About Caregiving for Parkinson’s Disease” by Lianna Marie are now available in print and e-book formats from all major retailers. A full release is available here.

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  • Student honors:
Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business recently held its first Raytheon Technologies Business Case Competition, and two Purdue students placed. This competition combined 32 graduate and undergraduate business students, studying supply chain, engineering and business, to work in mixed teams on a case provided by aerospace and defense conglomerate Raytheon Technologies. Purdue students Adam Hupp took second place, winning $7,500, and Derik Caldwell took third, winning $3,500.

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