News for August 2011
A new book, "Becoming Ray Bradbury,"offers a unique look into the mind of an iconic writer who has been called America’s "prose poet for the space age."
"It’s sort of a biography of his mind," says Jonathan R. Eller, author of the book and co-founder of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, senior textual editor of the Institute for American Thought and a professor of English in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. "I always wanted to write about how he learned, how he read, and how he became a writer."
The official release date for "Becoming Ray Bradbury," …
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Cavanaugh Hall will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an open house and reunion on Friday, September 23, 2011, 4:30-6:30 pm. The event will feature a special six-story exhibit, "Cavanaugh Hall: 40 Years of Impact," exploring the building’s history, a reception, and comments from Dean William Blomquist at 6:00 pm.
Originally conceived to be 9-stories tall with windows all around, Cavanaugh, the Lecture Center (now Lecture Hall) and the Library (now Taylor Hall) were the first undergraduate buildings on what became the IUPUI campus. Named in honor of Robert E. …
What do tattoos, funeral practices, folk dance, and healthy eating have in common? They are among dozens of topics that will be explored from Nov. 4-13, 2011, when the annual Spirit & Place Festival celebrates "The Body."
Now in its 16th year, the Spirit and Place Festival is a collaborative community project managed by The Polis Center, a unit of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
From choreography to cadavers and calories to culture, 2011 Spirit and Place Festival programs will reveal the body itself as art, explore how …
The National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded IUPUI Professor Karen Kovacik a $12,500 NEA Literature Translation Fellowship. The fellowship will support Kovacik’s translation into English of the work of Polish poet Agnieszka Kuciak.
Kovacik is professor of English and director of creative writing in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She is translating a 120-page selection of Kuciak’s work, drawing from two of the Polish poet’s books and also including some previously uncollected poems.
Polish poet and critic Bronislaw Maj characterized Kuciak’s debut as …
This summer several faculty members have undertaken new administrative roles in the School of Liberal Arts. New appointments for 2011 include:
- Martina Dalinghaus, Lecturer in Classical Studies, will direct the Classical Studies Program in the Department of World Languages and Cultures.
- Jonathan Eller, Professor of English; Senior Textual Editor, Institute for American Thought; Textual Editor, Peirce Edition Project and Santayana Edition, becomes the Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies.
- Margaret Robertson Ferguson, Associate Professor of Political Science; Chair of the Department of Political Science, will serve as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs through December 31, 2011.
- Bessie House-Soremekun, Public …
Now in its fifth year, the Liberal Arts Student Ambassadors Program provides students with the chance to network with faculty and community members, and gain invaluable experience and exposure outside the classroom by being goodwill ambassadors for the School. Ambassadors represent Liberal Arts on campus and off, assisting with student recruitment as well as participating in alumni, donor, and community relations.
If you are a student and interested in learning how you can expand your horizons and network, visit the Student Ambassadors website at http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/index.php/ambassadors for information and to download an application form.
If you are a faculty or staff member and know of …
Hosted by SAVI (a part of the Polis Center in the School of Liberal Arts) and the IUPUI Solution Center,the Indiana Nonprofit Capacity Building Conference is the state’s premier nonprofit and community leadership conference. During the annual, one-day conference, nonprofit and community leaders will network, share best practices, and learn from experts and peers.
The conference will be held on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the IUPUI Campus Center. Invited participants include executives, program staff, and consultants in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, neighborhood and civic leaders, planners, evaluators, board members, and grant writers. The Indiana Achievement Awards (IAA) Ceremony …
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.
After 2-year dip, gifts to charities up in 2010
Columbus Dispatch June 23, 2011
Charitable giving grew last year for the first time since 2007, but American generosity still has a long way to go to catch up to pre-recession levels, experts say. …
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