PURCE An architectural rendering of the Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE), which is expected to open in fall of 2017. (Image provided)

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Multimillion-dollar gift will renovate floor of Krannert for growing economics center

Alumnus Steven A. Webster and his wife, Linda M. Webster, have made a multimillion-dollar leadership gift to the Krannert School of Management. The pledge of $3 million will transform part of the third floor of the Krannert Building into the Webster Suite for the Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE), a fast-growing center in need of office and research space. More

Krannert teams with three Midwest universities on $3.5M NSF grant to advance innovation and tech commercialization

Aided by a grant of $3.5 million from The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps™), Purdue University, the University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship (U-M CFE), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and University of Toledo are forming a partnership to support innovation and entrepreneurship across the Midwest. More

Army veteran, Purdue entrepreneurial boot camp graduate wins national pitch competition

Kirk Kudrna, U.S. Army veteran and graduate of the Purdue Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, won first place at the 2016 Institute for Veterans and Military Families Virtual Pitch Competition for his mobile messaging app. Kudrna walked away with $4,000 in prize money after submitting his winning 90-second elevator pitch for his startup company, Grit Trader. More

The Economist ranks Krannert faculty in world's Top 30

Purdue's Krannert School was recognized among the top 30 programs in the world for the quality of its faculty by The Economist, one of the world's leading business publications. The quality of faculty is measured by the ratio of faculty to students, percentage of full-time faculty with a PhD and faculty rating by students. More

Elementary teacher's award highlights economics education

A Tippecanoe County teacher, Gina Boyd, was named a John Morton Excellence in Teaching award winner by the national Council for Economic Education. Boyd also serves as a teacher advocate for the Purdue Center for Economic Education in the Krannert School of Management. More

Documentary film legend Ken Burns speaks at Purdue

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns spoke about “Sharing the American Experience” at a September lecture in Purdue’s Elliott Hall of Music that was preceded by a private Q&A session with students in the Krannert Center for Executive Education. More

Krannert graduate honored with Influential Leaders recognition

Alumnus Shawn Taylor was among several corporate leaders recognized by AACSB International, the global accrediting body and membership association for business schools. Taylor, a 1982 Purdue graduate with a degree in accounting, was one of 30 honored as 2016 Influential Leaders. More