News for May 2011
Monroe Little, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Program in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, recently received the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) Directors Award.
The CLD is a nonprofit organization which fosters the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business, and community leaders.
"Thanks to the countless contributions and unceasing devotion of Dr. Little, thousands of current and former students in and around Indianapolis have a better understanding of U.S. and African-American history," said Dennis Bassett, CEO of the CLD, …
Philanthropy trailblazer, nation’s first professor of Philanthropic Studies and former director of Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University will be remembered forlegacy of leadership
Robert L. Payton, an early leader in the movement to develop research about philanthropy and establish philanthropy as an academic field worthy of serious intellectual study, is being remembered for his pioneering leadership in the philanthropic sector.
Payton was the nation’s first full-time professor of Philanthropic Studies and the first full-time executive director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. He continued to inspire by his example and to …
From the IUPUI Solution Center Enewsletter:
Sherry Makusa-Matemachani, Director, Wellness Team, Inc. had an idea for a new online community resource to advance wellness in Indianapolis, and found the IUPUI Solution Center’s support to be of tremendous help. In January, after receiving a matching grant from the Community Venture Fund, Matemachani was able to hire two IUPUI students to assist her company in launching its new Total Wellness Lifestyle Campaign during spring semester 2011, including the release of Indywellnessguide.com, a local website that serves as a guide to health information and Indianapolis-area …
The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded a three-year $240,000 grant to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), collaborating with Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) to study the history of Western medicine in China.
The project "Western Medicine in China: 1800-1950" will research an important area of medical and Chinese history; organize and improve access to resources documenting that history; and deepen the understanding in both the United States and China of the history of what have become many of China’s leading hospitals and medical schools, according to history Professor William Schneider, …
Seven School of Liberal Arts faculty were recognized at the annual IUPUI Retiring Faculty Recognition Luncheon on May 3rd at the University Place Hotel.
Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties Uday Sukahatme said of the event, "This is an opportunity to convey our sincere thanks for your many years of dedicated service to IUPUI. Your contributions have shaped IUPUI into Indiana’s premier urban public research institution. We owe you a great
deal for developing a set of ideals and expectations that will guide us for many years to come."
The faculty who retired during the 2010-2011 academic year or are retiring this summer are: …
The Faculty of the School of Liberal Arts recognized three of their own with Outstanding Distinguished Faculty Awards on Friday, April 22rd, 2011, at the final Faculty Assembly meeting of the academic year. The awards recognize faculty who have distinguished themselves in teaching, research, and/or service over multiple years and are selected by the Faculty Affairs committee based on nominations.
Jason Eberl (Associate Professor of Philosophy)
Outstanding Distinguished Resident Faculty
As an academic, Professor Eberl has made enormous contributions to the field of bioethics publishing in key journals in the discipline and receiving favorable attention and …
Ulla Connor, Ph.D., Professor of English and Director of the Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC) in the School of Liberal Arts, has been named a Chancellor’s Professor of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), an honor which recognizes a record of extensive accomplishment by senior faculty at IUPUI.
Chancellor’s Professors are faculty who show commitment to the mission of the campus and contribute in concrete ways to the development of IUPUI as an academic community of exceptional quality and integrity as well as to their disciplines through the creation and application of knowledge. …
Sloane Thompson, Director of Career Development in the IU School of Liberal Arts, has been named IUPUI’s Outstanding Student Supervisor of the Year.
A record 36 faculty and staff were nominated for the award which recognizes a faculty or staff member for fostering professionalism, serving as a role model, developing students’ skills and/or technical knowledge, and creating a positive working environment.
Thompson’s nominator, Robin Jackson, a Career Development intern, wrote of Thompson: "She constantly pushes people towards success and realizing your true potential. With her signature individualized approach to virtually …
The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) recently announced the selection of IUPUI Professor Karen Kovacik as the Indiana State Poet Laureate. Kovacik, who teaches English and creative writing in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, will serve a two-year-term beginning January 2012.
"This extraordinary accomplishment and distinction recognizes the prominence of Dr. Kovacik not only as a superb poet herself but as a representative of the creative field of poetry," said William Blomquist, dean of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. "Her service as Indiana’s poet laureate …
The government of France recently awarded its highest honor for educators to Rosalie Vermette, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of French in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
France’s Ministry of National Education named Dr. Vermette a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms) during a ceremony on April 21, 2011 at IUPUI.
Membership in the 200-year-old Order of Chivalry for academics and educators is based on a record of teaching, publication, and promotion of French language and culture through various professional activities. By virtue of …
Experts from Liberal Arts departments and centers are regularly cited in the local, national, and international media. A selection from online sources provides a sampling of the types of issues and kinds of research Liberal Arts faculty are called upon to talk about in the public sphere. Also included is general Liberal Arts news covered by the media.
Farrakhan Using Libyan Crisis to Bolster His Nation of Islam
New York Times April 9, 2011
When Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, staunchly defended Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi recently, he seized headlines for an organization that has made little …
Through oral history interviews and archival research, students in Associate Professor Susan B. Hyatt’s anthropology class at IUPUI, in collaboration with several community organizations, are reconstructing a portrait of a Southside Indianapolis neighborhood.
The community was once home to various immigrant groups as well as significant populations of African Americans and Appalachians.
The university students and their neighborhood partners celebrated the project, named "The Neighborhood of Saturdays: Memories of a Multi-ethnic Neighborhood on Indianapolis’ Southside," during a reception on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation, 6939 Hoover Road.
"The Neighborhood …
Dr. Tamara Leech, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, is the 2011 recipient of the Tonja Conour
Eagan Faculty Service Award from IUPUI’s University College.
Named in honor of Tonja Conour Eagan, an IU School of Liberal Arts and SPEA alumna, and the co-founder of a peer mentoring program for undergraduate students, the award is presented to one faculty member each year who is extensively involved in working with mentors, or mentoring research, in University College.
Leech, whose academic interests include violence …
Eller and two others bestowed with the distinguished Chancellor’s Professor appointment
Thu. May 23
IUPUI professor provides retrospective as Rockefeller Foundation turns 100
Tue. May 21
2013 Celebration of Scholarship - Photos, PowerPoint, Program Now Available
Fri. May 17
IUPUI commencement by the numbers: 6,304 students representing 39 states and 94 countries
Sat. May 11
New Latino studies certificate, minor at IUPUI reflect Indianapolis’ changing demographics
Fri. May 10
Documentary about IUPUI “Cardenio” production earns three Emmy nominations
Fri. May 10
English alumnus’ family, professor create award in his memory
Thu. May 09
Wokeck named director of the Institute for American Thought
Thu. May 09
IUPUI Chancellor’s Professors honored
Thu. May 09
Liberal Arts Faculty receive IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute Grants
Thu. May 09