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Posted on March 6th, 2021 in Featured

This site features the wide-ranging research, community engagement, and creative activity of the faculty in the IU School of Liberal Arts (SLA) at IUPUI. Please check back often to see the cutting-edge research and activities being done by faculty in SLA as well as faculty media appearances and honors. Faculty interested in being highlighted on …

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Posted on July 22nd, 2021 in Media by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Dusso was interviewed in a recent Tribune-Star story on the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 26th Amendment: “Effort to give 18-year-olds the vote wouldn’t have succeeded in 2021. Today’s polarized government would’ve blocked 26th Amendment’s voting expansion.” Aaron Dusso is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, IU School of …

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Posted on July 12th, 2021 in Media by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Cusack-McVeigh interview featured in recent Washington Post Magazine story, “The Endless Robbing of Native American Graves.” From the article: “For centuries, everyone from archaeologists to amateurs pillaged artifacts—and human remains. Now, the FBI is cracking down on those who continue to dig.” Holly Cusack-McVeigh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and …

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Posted on June 21st, 2021 in In-Progress, Research by Aaron Dusso

Sociology Professor Robert White is the Director of the Irish Republican Movement Collection, an online resource for persons interested in one of the oldest social movements in the world. https://ulib.iupui.edu/digitalcollections/IrishRepublicanMovement  He is currently working with digital librarians in the University Library to place online photographs from the files of The Irish People, a weekly newspaper …

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Posted on June 13th, 2021 in Community Engagement, Creative Activity, Research by Aaron Dusso

by Dr. Scott Pegg In 2017, I travelled to the unrecognized Republic of Somaliland as an international election observer for their presidential elections. In May 2021, I again had the chance to return to Somaliland as an international election observer for their parliamentary and local council elections held on May 31, 2021. This time, I …

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Posted on May 27th, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Bill Blomquist published the article titled, “Path Dependence, Evolution of a Mandate and the Road to Statewide Sustainable Groundwater Management,” in the journal Society & Natural Resources. Abstract: SGMA is a landmark transition in California water policy. For local governments engaged in managing at-risk groundwater basins, SGMA brought a transformation of responsibility and authority. …

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Posted on April 29th, 2021 in Media by Aaron Dusso

Dr. John Parrish-Sprowl was recently interviewed for a piece in Popular Science, “COVID Vaccine Hesitancy is Showing up in Unexpected Places.” He was also a guest on an episode of A Shot in the Arm Podcast (season 4, episode 7): Communicating One Health with Professors Jonna Mazet and John Parrish-Sprowl. John Parrish-Sprowl is a Professor …

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Posted on April 21st, 2021 in Article, Publication, Research, Student/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Emily Beckman and SLA graduate Chad Childers recently published an article titled, “An Essential Hospice Experience Course for Preclinical Students,” in the journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. Abstract This article proposes an undergraduate hospice experience course as a new model of experiential learning, one that would provide effective preparation for students entering medical …

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Posted on April 14th, 2021 in Community Engagement, Media by Aaron Dusso

The American Indian Program here in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI has been supporting efforts by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Native Americans. These efforts were recently highlighted in the IndyStar. Charmayne ‘Charli’ Champion-Shaw is Director of American Indian Programs and Lecturer in Native American and Indigenous …

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