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Centers, Institutes, Programs and Projects

With missions ranging from research to service to outreach, the centers and projects of the School of Liberal Arts provide a variety of resources for students, faculty, and community members.

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Center for Economic Education

A part of a nationwide network and affiliated with the National Council on Economic Education, the Center provides training, materials and consulting assistance for thousands of Indiana educators to help enhance the economic literacy of citizens of central Indiana.

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Center for Global Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development

The CEGESUD is an interdisciplinary research center with more than 20 research fellows who represent the disciplines of History, Political Science, Economics, Engineering and Technology, Business and Marketing, Anthropology, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Africana Studies, and Anthropology.

Center for Health Economics Research

The mission of the Health Economics Research Institute is to become a national leader in health economics research and in academic training in health economics. The Institute will also link IUPUI to the local community through shared interests in health care and new research partnerships in collaboration with medical, business, and government entities.

Center for the Study of Religion & American Culture

The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture is a research and public outreach institute devoted to the promotion of the understanding of the relation between religion and other features of American culture. (An IUPUI Signature Center)

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Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute of Indianapolis promotes the teaching of Chinese language and culture in central Indiana and facilitates mutual understandings between the peoples of China and United States.

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Cultural Heritage Research Center (CHRC)

The Cultural Heritage Research Center in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI is a collaborative, multidisciplinary center conducting cultural heritage research in fields such as anthropology, archaeology, history, cultural geography, museum studies, informatics, material culture, education, art history, tourism studies, Native American Indian studies, and Africana studies and working with community partners to address critical needs.

Geography Educators Network of Indiana (GENI)

The Geography Educators' Network of Indiana, part of an international outreach network via the National Geographic Society and the National Council for Geographic Education, equips educators and students with distinctive resources, connections, and teaching concepts.

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Institute for American Thought

The Institute is a research facility on American thought and culture with an internationally acclaimed concentration of resources and scholarship.

    Center for Ray Bradbury Studies
    Frederick Douglass Papers
    Peirce Edition Project
    Santayana Edition
    Josiah Royce Papers

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International Center for Intercultural Communication

The International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC) is a university-based research and service organization created in 1998 to enhance links between the city of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana, and cultures/nations throughout the world.

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IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute

Established in 2011, the IAHI (a Liberal Arts affiliate in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research) supports campus-wide attainment of excellence in research and creative activity in arts and humanities. Its mission includes showcasing and promoting the major intellectual and scholarly contributions that IUPUI faculty members from across disciplines are making in the arts and humanities.

Max Kade German American Center

The Max Kade Center supports German American Studies through research, teaching, and service.

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National Council on Public History

The National Council on Public History (NCPH) is a membership association located in the School of Liberal Arts and dedicated to making the past useful in the present and to encouraging collaboration between historians and their publics.

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New Oxford Shakespeare

A comprehensive, international, multi-platform project, combining scholarship and performance to produce new multimedia editions of all the works of Shakespeare.

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Polis Center

The Polis Center works with communities in Indiana and beyond to develop and apply knowledge, to build collaborations, and to find innovative solutions to common problems.

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Program for Intensive English

The Program for Intensive English provides non-native English speakers with high-quality, principled and research-based instruction that helps them develop the communication and academic skills as well as the cultural understanding needed to be successful in academic, professional and social settings.

Spanish Resource Center

A cooperative effort between IUPUI and the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain, the Center enhances the teaching of the Spanish language and culture by providing teaching resources and information on grants and special programs for those teaching and studying the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.

Writing Center

The University Writing Center provides IUPUI undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff with assistance with all types of composition and writing projects.

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