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Liberal Arts Talks faculty lecture series announces fall schedule

Paul Mullins, Daniela Schuvaks Katz, Estela Ene, Jeanette Dickerson-PutmanPaul Mullins, Daniela Schuvaks Katz, Estela Ene, Jeanette Dickerson-Putman

Professors in the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis will discuss their sabbatical projects throughout the fall semester. Topics include Indianapolis life in the 19th and 20th century; online language courses for Spanish heritage speakers; providing feedback to students; and orphans, adolescents, and intergenerational dynamics in Kenya.

The series is free and open to the public. The lectures will take place from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the IUPUI Campus Center (420 University Boulevard, Indianapolis).

Thursday, …

10/05/2017

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Liberal Arts appoints 2017-18 student ambassadors

Liberal Arts ambassadors being fierce.
#JagsROAR: Members of the Liberal Arts Student Ambassadors are not only representatives of the School of Liberal Arts but are also proud members of the campus community, showcasing the value of urban campus learning as well as the traditional college experiences the university offers.

Nineteen Liberal Arts majors are serving as student ambassadors during the 2017-18 school year. The students will represent the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI at special events and functions and participate in student recruitment efforts as well as alumni and donor relations activities.

The 2017-2018 …

10/02/2017

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Awards from contest to prevent Islamophobia announced by Millennium Chair of Liberal Arts at IUPUI

INDIANAPOLIS—Original Muslim-American poetry displayed at Indianapolis’ Monument Circle. Muslim and Christian youth documenting each other’s faith communities through a joint photography exhibit. A Holocaust museum conducting Islamophobia workshops for students. An original children’s play based on Muslim folklore. Muslim youth learning how to confront anti-Muslim bias.

Edward Curtis, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts at IUPUI

Those are five projects that could help prevent Islamophobia in greater Indianapolis, and they will all come to life thanks to a competition sponsored by Edward Curtis, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts at the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

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09/25/2017

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Sandwina honored with IUPUI Advocate for Equity in Accessibility Award

Ron SandwinaRon Sandwina

An IUPUI communication studies professor has been honored with the university’s Advocate for Equity in Accessibility Award. Created in 2016, the award recognizes a member of the IUPUI faculty, staff or administration who goes above and beyond to ensure that students with disabilities enjoy all possible benefits of campus life.

This year’s award went to Ronald Sandwina, senior lecturer in the department of communication studies and director of the IUPUI general studies program. Both roles fall within the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

Sandwina was honored for helping Adaptive Educational Services …

09/21/2017

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IUPUI religious studies professor named editor of Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Andrea JainAndrea Jain

INDIANAPOLIS—Andrea Jain, an associate professor of religious studies in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, has been appointed editor of the prestigious Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

With around 9,000 members, the American Academy of Religion is the largest organization of religious studies scholars in the world, and its quarterly journal is the most prestigious in the field.

Jain is a leading scholar of South Asian religions and yoga studies. Her 2014 book, "Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture," was published by Oxford University Press and is a top seller …

09/15/2017

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