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Daniels School awarded the 2023 INFORMS UPS George D. Smith Prize

INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, has awarded Purdue University’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, Business Analytics and Information Management (BAIM) program the 2023 UPS George D. Smith Prize. The award recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of operations research and analytics. More

Blake family makes $10 million commitment to establish ethics center

Purdue has received a $10 million commitment from alumni Norman and Karen Blake to establish an ethics center within the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business. The Blake Family Center for Ethics will provide students with repeated exposure to ethics training through strategically implemented opportunities to apply ethics across the new school’s curriculum and other studies. More

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine speaks in ethics series

Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and bestselling author of the memoir Lessons from the Edge, spoke in the Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics on April 20 in Stewart Center. Yovanovitch will share experiences from her 33-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, including her insights on the current crisis in Ukraine. She was U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Armenia prior to her time in Kyiv. More

Purdue economic education program celebrates entrepreneurial efforts of Indiana students

Students from Indiana elementary and middle schools demonstrated how they have learned to harness economic skills and innovation to create a successful business at the annual Dennis J. Weidenaar Classroom Business Enterprise (CBE) Showcase at Purdue’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business in April. The event recognized teachers and young entrepreneurs from the area who have participated in the CBE program throughout the school year. More

Annual case competition focuses on diversity and ethics

Thirty teams of students from the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business and Purdue’s College of Engineering focused on diversity and ethics in Indiana’s burgeoning semiconductor industry in the recent Powershift case competition hosted by the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business. The case challenged teams to compile recommendations on how Purdue, in conjunction with its partners, can create a more gender-diverse and balanced talent pipeline. More

Raytheon Technologies commits $4 million for named chair position

Raytheon Technologies Corp., one of the largest aerospace and defense manufacturers in the world, has committed $4 million to Purdue University for a named chair position in the university’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business. This new position, named the Raytheon Technologies Chair in Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE), will support faculty leadership, discovery and engagement within business and STEM intersections. More

Purdue researchers examine effects of regulating Airbnb

The rapid expansion of short-term rental platforms has raised concerns among legislators seeking to regulate companies like Airbnb, a leading online hosting platform at the forefront of conversations surrounding the short-term rental market. Two Purdue University economists in the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, Ralph Siebert and Zaiyan Wei, have independently examined the effects of regulating Airbnb to learn if short-term rentals pose a threat to housing affordability and/or competition. More

Purdue Partners with Digital Envoy for ‘Data for Impact’ program

Digital Envoy, a pioneer of IP intelligence and high-quality consent-based location data, is partnering with Purdue University’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business on research examining how retail crime impacts consumer demand and how accessibility to public transportation can be improved. The program aims to educate consumers about the realities and benefits of IP and geolocation data and provide the advantages of location data to causes and organizations that otherwise might not have access to it. More

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