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“Nothing endures but change.”
— Heraclitus

This quote from a 6th century BC Greek philosopher is timely and relevant to events we are all experiencing today. We had to quickly change to offer our courses online with little notice or time for preparation – and we succeeded. We had to implement social distancing and change the way we work, and... Read More

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Gary BertolineDear Purdue Polytechnic Institute community,

We find ourselves in an unprecedented time of change and uncertainty due to COVID-19 precautions in our state, our nation and our world.

In all of... Read More

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Shortly after I became dean, we conducted a deep dive into the most relevant data to assess the general health of the college, and it revealed areas for improvement. Our undergraduate programs were suffering from weak demand and our research efforts needed a sense of purpose. Some of this can be explained by things out of our control, but we looked past that and focused on what we were... Read More

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Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed the launch of an updated Purdue University brand. In addition to visual changes, which include an updated logo, new fonts and a supporting color palette, the new University brand provides a fundamental statement that underscores who we are as a university:

Purdue University is about the persistent pursuit of innovation where people bring... Read More

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Happy New Year, and welcome to the start of a new semester and a new decade. We have all heard of making resolutions at this time of the year and no doubt have made some of our own. Despite starting at a young age, I could cite many examples of failed attempts to make changes via new year’s resolutions. As I matured, I realized that the act of making these resolutions — or... Read More

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This fall, Purdue University’s 150th anniversary celebration came to a close after a full year of celebrating the people, places, experiences and advancements that make this amazing University a true force in our world. Looking back... Read More

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We are entering the holiday season with Thanksgiving, so I would like to take this time to reflect on what I am thankful for serving as your dean in the Polytechnic Institute. I am thankful to have the opportunity to lead this great college at one of the finest universities in the solar system. I am thankful that we have record enrollment in both our undergraduate and graduate programs and... Read More

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I recently read “Digital Transformation,” written by Tom Siebel. The book suggests that we are undergoing a period of mass extinction and mass diversification in our economy and society, brought about by the confluence of four profoundly disruptive technologies: elastic cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Digital... Read More

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The University’s official enrollment numbers for Fall 2019 include great news for our college: we have a record-setting number of Purdue Polytechnic Institute students, with 4,910 undergraduate and graduate students in our West Lafayette (WL) programs and nearly 1,000 students at our locations around the state. This is the third consecutive year in which our college has achieved an all... Read More

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Welcome back! We begin the 2019-20 academic year after a productive summer for the college. In June, the Lilly Endowment supported, through a $40 million grant, the joint proposal between the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and College of Engineering for an expansion of the “... Read More

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