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Posted on April 28th, 2022 in Scholarships by Sherry Minton

Liberal Arts students had their opportunity to shine as the IU School of Liberal Arts held its annual premiere student recognition event on April 19. This year it was a student takeover and it was online! Taking the lead were two of our student ambassadors. Dakota Bruton, a senior in communication studies and Lauren Moss, …

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Posted on March 17th, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

Applications to become a Student Ambassador for the School of Liberal Arts are open now for Fall 2022 service! Do you feel passionate about how the School of Liberal Arts has helped shape you? Would you like to share your story? As a student ambassador, you will become the face of our school, and you …

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Posted on March 9th, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

In late February of 2022, the Office of the Chancellor at IUPU announced that Dr. Paul R. Mullins of the Anthropology Department in the IU School of Liberal Arts was chosen to receive the Chancellor’s Professor Award – only one of two chancellor’s professorships awarded across the IUPUI campus for the year. Being named a …

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Larry Zimmerman
Posted on January 13th, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

Larry Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus, has been awarded the 2021 Royal Anthropological Institute’s Lucy Mair Medal and Marsh Prize for Applied Anthropology. Dr. Zimmerman is a pioneer in the development of archaeological ethics and the treatment of the remains of the dead. He is a Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies as well as a Public …

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IUPUI Liberal Arts faculty, students assist in repatriation of massive artifact collection
Posted on January 13th, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

When FBI agents began to uncover the bizarre story of Donald Miller’s home artifact collection, one of their first calls was to IUPUI associate professor of anthropology and museum studies Holly Cusack-McVeigh. In conjunction with the authorities, Cusack-McVeigh and her IUPUI contingent helped return hundreds of pieces to their rightful homes. But the work isn’t …

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Posted on January 13th, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

In the United States, immigration has long been a topic of debate, and now that debate is perhaps more polarizing than ever before. With threats against Asian Americans on the rise and an ongoing crisis at the southern border, IUPUI anthropologist Susan Hyatt hopes to shed light on today’s immigration challenges by studying immigrants of …

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One of the largest applied anthropology projects in state history
Posted on January 13th, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

The Department of Anthropology partnered with industry leaders to undertake one of the largest applied anthropological research projects ever in Indiana. This work, involving the detection, exhumation and analysis of over 500 individuals from Bethel Cemetery, provided a unique opportunity to identify and reconstruct the lives and lifeways of early Hoosier pioneers, as well as …

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Dual Degree
Posted on January 13th, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

Did you know that many IUPUI undergraduate students are personalizing their education with a second degree without adding time or cost to their college plan? In fact, you can create expertise in two areas of study, both in your first chosen field and in a second that will enhance your marketability in the workforce following …

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Pathway
Posted on January 13th, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

Have you ever wondered “Why can’t I take courses that I’m interested in, regardless of the program?” Now you can! The IU School of Liberal Arts has an exciting new degree opportunity called Pathway Minors in Liberal Arts allowing you to explore your passions while still staying on your chosen career path. The Pathway Minors …

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