PVM Professor Appointed to Working Group Helping with Purdue’s Sesquicentennial Plans
Purdue Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Professor of Comparative Pathobiology Tim Ratliff is among 16 faculty members appointed by President Mitch Daniels to a faculty working group charged with helping identify themes for the Ideas Festival, which will be the centerpiece of Purdue’s 150th anniversary celebration during 2018-19. In addition to his role as a faculty member in PVM’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Dr. Ratliff serves as the Robert Wallace Miller Director of the Center for Cancer Research.
The faculty working group will be co-chaired by College of Health and Human Sciences Dean Christine Ladisch and Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mark Lundstrom. According to the co-chairs, the working group has been identifying themes as it reviews proposals submitted following a February callout. A set of themes and the first set of events will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Ideas Festival was announced in February as the centerpiece of the University’s sesquicentennial celebration with the goal of addressing the world’s most pressing issues in a provocative and engaging way that cuts across academic disciplines and connects world-renowned speakers and Purdue expertise. Events may include high-profile national and internationally known speakers, workshops, panel discussions, and curricular, classroom, and community examinations of world-changing technologies and long-term trends.
Purdue’s 150th anniversary celebration is set to kick off at Homecoming 2018, and Ideas Festival events will continue throughout the next year on the West Lafayette campus and around the state, country, and world. Click here to view a news release with a complete list of the faculty working group members.
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