What bones can tell us

Forensic anthropology

From identifying dead bodies in East Africa to analyzing crime scenes like the forensic anthropologist featured in the TV show “Bones,” Melanie Beasley brings many unique experiences into the classroom. The assistant professor of anthropology specializes in stable isotopes, which can help identify unknown human remains and determine time of death, among other uses. This […]

New Directions in History

Kim Gallon

The way Frederick Rowe Davis sees it, his department’s “New Directions in History” series is valuable on multiple levels. For starters, it enriches the intellectual conversation at Purdue by bringing innovative historical scholars to campus to share their wealth of knowledge. An added benefit is that it also allows junior faculty members to interact with […]

Spring 2020 letter from Dean David A. Reingold

David Reingold

Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to share the most recent edition of THiNK Magazine with you. As I write this note, we are nearing the end of a semester at Purdue like no other. I am not in my Beering Hall office. There are no students in our classrooms, no students enjoying the sunshine around the […]