Thursday, April 12th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm – “Welcome to the Alumni Family” Reception
Krannert Drawing Room
Optional event at no charge to guests. Drop in and meet current Krannert students as well as Krannert School Alumni Association board members at an informal reception with pizza and drinks.
Friday, April 13th
7:45 am - 8:45 am – Breakfast & Welcome from Dean David Hummels
Rawls Hall, 3rd Floor Commons
9:00 am - 10:00 am – Faculty Session with Mohammad Rahman
Krannert Center, Rooms 108 & 124HIPPO and Data-Driven Decisions: Why Should they Coexist?
With the explosion of data all around us, the goal of this lecture would be to highlight the value and application of data-driven decisions as well as the role of the Highest Paid Person’s Opinion (HIPPO). How would the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) change our decision-making in organizations? We will also discuss the creepiness factors, conveniences, and risks of the “god view”. How can we build data-sophisticated businesses without being creepy?
10:15 am - 11:15 am – Faculty Session with Jillian Carr
Krannert Center, Rooms 108 & 124Hard Evidence on Hard Times: Causal insights on Crime and Poverty
The existence of a connection between crime and poverty is a foregone conclusion, but our knowledge of the nature of this relationship is limited by the interconnectedness of societal forces impacting both. The field of economics has undergone a “causality revolution” in the past two decades, providing today’s economists with new tools to disentangle these effects. In this talk, Dr. Carr will describe the complex relationship between poverty and crime, explaining why it is so hard to study. She will then explain the nature of this paradigm shift in empirical economics, and what we have learned about this critical relationship in its wake.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm – Reunion Luncheon
Rawls Hall, 3rd Floor Commons
Enjoy catching up with fellow alumni during lunch which will include special recognition for 1968 and 1993 graduates and a message from the KSAA board!
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm – Krannert Buildings Tour
Rawls Hall, Krannert, and Krannert Center
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm – Faculty Session with Cliff Fisher
Krannert Center, Room 124Legal Employment Issues
Dr. Fischer will explore employment issues that impact both the manager and employee in today’s workplace.
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm – Family-friendly Reception
Dauch Alumni Center
Join us for hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, as well as non-alcoholic drinks. Don’t miss the opportunity to tour the campus in the Boilermaker Special!
6:00 pm -? – Dinner on Your Own
Would you and members of your class like to go out to dinner together Friday night after the reception? Dinner is on your own, but if you would like assistance making arrangements for dinner in the Lafayette/West Lafayette area, contact the Alumni Relations office, and we will be more than happy to assist you by making reservations!
Saturday, April 14th
Purdue Spring Fest
10:00 am - 4:00 pm