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She's had countless interactions with Purdue students - from informal to elaborate events. She's been the face of the university with government and business leaders from West Lafayette to the Far East.
France A. Córdova presented her "Last Lecture" on April 24 in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. The event was hosted by Purdue's Mortar Board - Barbara Cook Chapter, Purdue Student Government and Purdue Graduate Student Government.
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Purdue President France A. Córdova on Friday (May 13) urged new graduates to use what they've learned during their "Purdue experience" in whatever they do in life.
Córdova addressed candidates during commencement ceremonies at the Elliott Hall of Music. More than 6,600 students were candidates to receive degrees in five weekend ceremonies at the West Lafayette campus.
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President France A. Córdova on Tuesday (Jan. 25) celebrated the achievements of faculty, staff and students during the past year, and addressed challenges and plans for the University in her State of the University address.
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Purdue President France A. Córdova on Saturday (May 15)
encouraged new graduates to aim high and achieve, just as other Boilermakers before them.
Córdova addressed candidates during commencement ceremonies at the Elliott Hall of Music. More than 6,480 students were candidates to receive degrees. Four weekend ceremonies were held at the West Lafayette campus.
Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize winner and distinguished professor of agronomy at Purdue, was the main speaker at Friday's first commencement ceremony, while Córdova was the main speaker at the three other ceremonies.
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Improved student retention, higher national rankings, record research funding, and a broad portfolio of student and faculty achievements point to a Purdue University "on the move," said President France A. Córdova on Feb. 23 in her annual State of the University address.
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Nearly 5,300 new students arrived Saturday (Aug. 15) at Purdue for Boiler Gold Rush, a weeklong student orientation program. Córdova addressed new students during the opening ceremony,
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The Indiana Innovation Alliance has cleared a major legislative hurdle, but several key votes await the Purdue and Indiana university-led proposal designed to grow the state's life sciences and bioscience economy.
With approval Tuesday (Feb. 17) by the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee, a one-year $14.5 billion budget proposal that provides $35 million for the Indiana Innovation Alliance moves to the full House, which must approve the budget by Wednesday (Feb. 25). After that, the budget bill goes to the Senate.
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Purdue University President France A. Córdova on Sunday (Dec. 21) encouraged new graduates to continue making a difference, both close to home and around the world.
Córdova spoke to 2,749 graduates during two winter commencement ceremonies in the Elliott Hall of Music. In addition to family members and friends in attendance, the ceremonies also were available via a live webcast.
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Purdue University President France A. Córdova encouraged new graduates to not only reach for the stars when pursuing their own dreams, but to advance the dreams of people everywhere.
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Purdue President France A. Córdova introduced a number of new initiatives, including ones to enhance student success and provide better channels to encourage interdisciplinary research, during her inaugural address Friday (April 11) at the Elliott Hall of Music.
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Starting this fall, new students enrolling at Purdue University will benefit from a $304 million campaign called Access and Success that will expand student aid and programs, President France A. Córdova announced Wednesday (April 9).
The fund drive and internal reallocations will expand the university's student aid contribution to at least $77 million annually. Much of the money raised will be placed in endowments, and endowment earnings will be used to fund the efforts.
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Purdue University President France A. Córdova on Sunday (Dec. 16) told new graduates that the history of the Space Age holds valuable lessons as they face future challenges in their lives.
Córdova spoke to 2,758 graduates and their families and friends during two ceremonies held at Elliott Hall of Music. This was the university's 203rd commencement.
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President France A. Córdova spoke at her first Purdue University commencement ceremony, which took place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 4) at Elliott Hall of Music. Among the 1,234 degrees being awarded 602 were undergraduate degrees, three were professional degrees, 374 were master's degrees and 255 were doctoral degrees.
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An internationally recognized astrophysicist who is chancellor of University of California, Riverside, was chosen Monday (May 7) as the 11th president of Purdue University. France A. Córdova, 59, has served at Riverside since 2002, coming from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she had been vice chancellor for research and a professor of physics for six years.