Liberal Arts faculty, student honored at Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation

Members of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI were among the faculty and students honored at the Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation, part of IUPUI’s annual recognition for achievements, held April 21 in the Hine Hall Auditorium. Chancellor Nasser Paydar hosts the event.

Each year those who best represent IUPUI in its core values (teaching and learning; research, scholarship and creative activity; civic engagement; and diversity, collaboration and best practices) are recognized for their efforts.

Liberal Arts honorees include:

Jennifer Guiliano (assistant professor of history) received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching.

Modupe Labode (associate professor of history and museum studies, …


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Book reveals how faith sustained Jackie Robinson as he shattered racial barriers

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INDIANAPOLIS—No athlete ever faced greater pressure and suffered more abuse than he did. Yet he didn’t just endure; he thrived as he changed baseball and American society forever. How did Jackie Robinson do it?

A new book answers that question just in time for the 70th anniversary of Robinson’s first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, a day Major League Baseball has set aside to honor Robinson’s memory.

"Much has been written about Robinson. But little has been said …


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Fraser honored as “Most Outstanding” IUPUI student; Fifteen Liberal Arts students among Top 100

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Sarah Grace Fraser, a senior English major in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, was named the 2017 Nelle Godio Most Outstanding Student at the 18th Annual IUPUI Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner.

Each year, the IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations recognize the campus’s top 100 juniors and seniors. Students are recognized for scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, and civic and community service.

More than 1,600 students were nominated. From the …


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Liberal Arts Management Program names first director

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Professor David Bivin, professor of economics, has been named the first director of the newly established Liberal Arts Management Program (LAMP) in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. The LAMP will prepare students to take a step beyond being employees, putting them on the fast track to a future as leaders and managers. The program’s certificate will bring together students from different majors to bridge the liberal arts and business. Through courses from both the Liberal …


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Italian Film Festival returns to IUPUI for sixth year

Italian Film Festival returns to IUPUI for sixth year

INDIANAPOLIS—The Italian Film Festival returns to Indianapolis for a sixth year on April 7 with a slate of 10 films running through April 29.

Indianapolis is one of 12 cities around the nation hosting the Italian Film Festival USA. The festival is presented in collaboration with the Department of World Languages and Cultures in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, …


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