Purdue Librarians Contribute to 21st Century Grand Challenge Research

Purdue University has announced the first findings from its Resilient Communities Research Team, which is funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grand Challenge Exploratory Award. Scholars from Purdue’s library and academic departments have studied how people’s physical and social networks influence the resilience of their communities following disasters, which demonstrates the important role that humanists, social scientists, and librarians can play in tackling 21st Century Grand Challenges.


Julia Marden, “Purdue Librarians Contribute to 21st Century Grand Challenge Research,” Library Journal, March 31, 2016, http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/03/academic-libraries/purdue-librarians-contribute-to-21st-century-grand-challenge-research/