Search

New Ph.D. program in American studies looks to prepare students for careers in the community

New Ph.D. program in American studies looks to prepare students for careers in the communityStudents take a Public Art and Ethics seminar by the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, a one-credit-hour course for the Ph.D. in American studies. Photo courtesy of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute

INDIANAPOLIS—The city of Indianapolis, like many big urban cities, has flourishing arts and cultural organizations. But how do they change communities? Do they enhance lives? Can their effects be measured beyond simple metrics such as attendance counts and numbers of art installations?

Students in a new Ph.D. program at Indiana …

07/27/2017

Read More

IUPUI’s online liberal arts and general studies degrees ranked nationally

IUPUI’s online liberal arts and general studies degrees ranked nationallyIUPUI’s online liberal arts and general studies degrees was ranked nationally by CollegeChoice.net

CollegeChoice.net has named the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) one of the top 25 online degree programs in the nation.

The School of Liberal Arts is ranked 14th,  earning recognition for working with all IU campuses to offer quality online courses, including STEM courses, and making room in the program for internships and capstone projects.

CollegeChoice.net specifically noted the value of the online 07/27/2017

Read More

Community competition to prevent Islamophobia – Apply through 9/1/2017

The Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts at IUPUI announces ten awards of $1,000 each to prevent Islamophobia, or anti-Muslim prejudice, discrimination, and violence, in Greater Indianapolis.

Highly original projects are sought from local writers, community activists, artists, religious congregations, public school teachers, dancers, community volunteers, philosophers, amateur historians, linguists, musicians, healers, social workers, poets, non-profit groups, and others.

Projects can include performance, social media, debate, dialogue, the production of objects, sound, consciousness-raising, teaching, websites, and so on. They might focus on the political, social, cultural, or religious roots of Islamophobia, including anti-Muslim think tanks, federal surveillance and counter-intelligence, …

06/12/2017

Read More

Wood named Liberal Arts associate dean of student affairs

Elee WoodElee Wood

Elizabeth “Elee” Wood, director of the museum studies program and associate professor of museum studies and adjunct associate professor of education, has been named associate dean of student affairs in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis by Dean Thomas J. Davis. The appointment is effective July 1, 2017.

A member of the IUPUI faculty since 2005, Professor Wood is also public scholar of museums, families, and learning for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, where she focuses …

06/06/2017

Read More

Kandris appointed associate director at Polis Center

kandris.sharon.2013.jpgKandris Sharon

The Polis Center within the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI has named Sharon Kandris as its new associate director.

Kandris will lead center-wide initiatives, cultivate the development of new initiatives and project opportunities, expand community partnerships to further the Center’s mission, direct the community informatics area as a special focus of attention for the Center, address operational issues, and oversee strategic planning.

“This is an exciting time to take on fresh challenges because The Polis Center is undergoing a new …

05/16/2017

Read More