Date: February 23, 2006
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
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PNC Faculty Member Awarded Library Scholars Grant
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central faculty member Dr. Alain Togbe, assistant professor of mathematics, received one of the five grants that were awarded to Purdue University faculty members by the Library Scholars Grant program.
Grants totaling $16,800 were distributed to Purdue professors representing a variety of disciplines, allowing them each to travel to libraries and archives around the world so that they can use unique collections of information not available at Purdue. This support is received through grants awarded by the Library Scholars Grant Program sponsored by Purdue University Libraries.
Togbe received $1,800 for an intensive two-week visit to consult published articles and books related to mathematical developments at the Bibliothèque scientifique at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Access to this information will further his research on solving families of Diophantine equations in the field of Algebraic and Computational Number Theory.
The Library Scholars Grant Program was established in 1985 with a 50th anniversary gift presented by members of the Class of 1935. This program supports access to unique collections of information around the country and the world for untenured and recently tenured Purdue faculty from the West Lafayette, North Central, Calumet, Fort Wayne and IUPUI campuses. The grants cover the expenses associated with the cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and fees charged by the library or other collection owner. The Class of 1935 recently celebrated its 70th anniversary and members have continuously supported this fund for the past 20 years.