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The Edgar Degas sculpture “La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans (Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen),” one of the artist’s most iconic works, is the featured piece in a $21 million Degas collection donated to Purdue University by Chicago businessman Avrum Gray (ME’56).

Purdue University receives $21 million art donation of Degas sculptures from engineering alum Avrum Gray

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Purdue University receives $100 million commitment from Lilly Endowment

Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants totaling $100 million to Purdue Research Foundation to support two major Purdue University initiatives, including $50 million each to support the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business and Purdue Computes. Together, these commitments represent the largest gift in the university’s history.