THiNK Magazine

Fall 2017

THiNK Magazine features stories that explore contemporary issues through the work of CLA faculty, students, and alumni. We love to hear your feedback, so share your comments on our website. You can read the current issue online or in our e-reader apps.

In This Issue

Take a look at the innovative new programs enhancing undergraduate education. We're also showcasing student internships as the College prepares them for their future careers.


Degree in 3 Expands: Accelerated programs in every department provide students an option to get their degree in 3 years.

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Reimagining Undergraduate Education: New fifteen-credit certificate program is helping other disciplines explore humanities and social sciences while complementing their current major.


#LiberalArtsWorks: Highlighting student internships after making connections with the Liberal Arts Career Center and our Job-Ready program.

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Unwavering Focus: Alumna shares her experience about landing her dream job, working with Oprah Winfrey.


Understanding German Idealists: Learn about the recent research opportunities had by the newhead of the Department of Philosophy.


Interdisciplinary Engagement: The head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies discusses “giving back.”

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Drones Aid Archaeological Research: How research in the field has taken a modern approach to collecting data.


Influenced by Hawthorne: Meet the newly appointed president-elect of the national Nathaniel Hawthorne Society.

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Strengthening Spanish Linguistics: Team of Spanish linguistic experts have made an important contribution to their field of study.

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Musical Phenomenon Becomes Course: Hamilton: The Musical breathed new life into American history, and now into a new class.

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A Win for Repurposed Art: Large art installation takes home first prize in student design competition.


Enabling Sustainable Change: Interdisciplinary project receives massive support from National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Smart and Connected Communities program.


Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World


Congruence: Alumna shares thoughts on how her education has helped with balancing her family, profession, and community life.


Made by History: Purdue historians are joining the conversation of current issues on a national platform.


Clearly Expressive: Professor of English and medieval literature receives Purdue’s highest undergraduate teaching honor.


Redesigning Communication: 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award goes to Associate Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication.


Distinguished Alumni Awards: Recognizing alumni for their professional achievements, dedication to their communities, and involvement with Purdue.

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