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Welcome to the February 2016 edition of THiNK

In this issue, we explore how communities can benefit from learning design principles, examine why the solutions to grand challenges require cultural understanding as well as technology, and celebrate the research of a Liberal Arts Rhodes Scholarship finalist.

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In this issue


Using Design to Empower Communities
Using Design to Empower Communities: You don’t have to be Steve Jobs to apply the principles of design. Anyone can learn to use them, according to designer TJ Kim.
To solve grand challenges, first know the culture
To Solve Grand Challenges, Know the Culture: Addressing health challenges in developing nations requires cultural knowledge as well as technology.
Rhodes Finalist focuses on Immigrant resources
Rhodes Finalist Focuses on Immigrant Resources: Brenda Ramirez knows firsthand how important programs to assist immigrants can be.
The art and science of camelids
The Art and Science of Camelids: Associate Professor Marcia Stephenson explores the cultural history of Andean camelids—in the library and the lab.
Emerging voice awards
Emerging Voice Awards: Meet a former linebacker who’s mentoring kids, the ultimate Indianapolis Colts fan, and the audio director for some of the most popular video games.
Love Liberal Arts week
Liberal Arts: We’re celebrating Liberal Arts at Purdue! Tag us @purdueliberalarts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share why you #LoveLiberalArts.

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