A giving spirit

Chloe Edwards

Chloe Edwards hasn’t met Mary Findling, but she has benefited from her generosity. As one of dozens of College of Liberal Arts students who received scholarship assistance through a $1 million gift Findling made in 2014, Edwards said such acts of kindness motivate her to someday pay it forward. “That’s definitely one of the ultimate […]

Human touch

Machu Picchu

Not so long ago, Joe Tort recalls taking regular calls from distraught students who were struggling to adapt to the cultural differences they experienced while studying or working abroad. The director of Purdue’s Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education (GEARE) program, Tort hardly ever takes those calls anymore – a change he attributes to […]

Reason to add Korean

Seoul lights

Purdue’s global engineering program experienced a problem that became increasingly common in recent years as South Korea’s global industrial presence continued to grow. The number of students interested in traveling to South Korea for jobs or internships was increasing, but Purdue did not offer the language courses that would best prepare them for these opportunities. “If you notice […]