When “The Millennium Chair” was established, the donors, Bill and Gail Plater, worked at IUPUI and wished their gift to be known as the Millennium Chair until long after they’d retired. The time has come to acknowledge their generosity by allowing this endowed chair to be known as the “William M. and Gail M. Plater Faculty Chair of Liberal Arts.”
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Dr. Jennifer Thorington Springer, Associate Professor of English and Interim Associate Dean for Student Affairs, will be appointed Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and Professor of English, effective July 1, 2020. After serving as Interim Associate IDean for Academic Programs since January 2019, Dr. Marta Antón, Professor of Spanish, will be appointed Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the IU School of Liberal Arts, effective July 1, 2020.
Like many of you, the actions caught on video during the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis have sickened and dismayed me. And this is just the latest example of institutional and systemic structural violence against people of color in our nation; previous examples include Dreasjon Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many more.
As part of this year’s commencement in May, the IU School of Liberal Arts has awarded the 2020 Faculty Medal of Academic Distinction to two of its finest students, Kamna Gupta and Ahmed Abbas.
At this year’s commencement, on May 11, the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI awarded the 2019 Faculty Medal of Academic Distinction to Edward M. Vaughan.
Alumna Taylor Rhodes has already earned her place in IUPUI history. She is a two-time recipient of the Plater Civic Engagement Medallion, both as an undergrad and a graduate student, for her outstanding commitment to community service. It's a distinction that she shares with just one other graduate. Locally and even globally, Rhodes' impact is undeniable. Read more
Seventeen Liberal Arts students are serving as student ambassadors during the 2018-19 academic year. The students will represent the school at special events and functions, and participate in student recruitment efforts, as well as alumni and donor relations activities.
Two Japanese students stood onstage in the Cavanaugh Hall basement theatre. One was upset, ready to drop out of college. The other exuberant in her enthusiasm for school, hopping around the stage and grasping her colleague in giant bear hugs as she encouraged her friend to rethink her decision.
The IU School of Liberal Arts’ Residential-Based Learning Community hosted an ice cream social on Thursday, Sept. 6, that brought 131 students, faculty, and staff out to the dorm for a celebration of the start of the new school year.
Check out interim dean, Professor Robert Rebein’s welcome to another great year for liberal arts students! We are ready for an amazing 2018-19 school year and everyone in the IU School of Liberal Arts can expect a lot of new and exciting things as we continue to grow and show the world that liberal arts works!
IU School of Liberal Arts anthropology students returned to Indianapolis’ Midtown neighborhoods as part of a research collaboration with the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation, examining the impact of neighborhood schools, transit, and unique locations that created pride and a feeling of belonging in the community.
When does Sarah Bahr have time to study three majors, two minors, work in the Writing Center and the dean’s office, help edit genesis -- the student literary magazine, and freelance for Indianapolis Monthly? It must happen sometime.
The paralegal job market is projected to soar at more than twice the rate of other occupations, according to a 2016 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. IUPUI students will be ready to capitalize on that, better than ever.
Priya Dave, a senior medical humanities student in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, was named IUPUI’s top student at the 2018 IUPUI Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner.
The IUPUI student literary magazine, “genesis,” published by the Department of English in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, is celebrating its 45th anniversary with special recognition. The Indiana College Press Association (ICPA) has named them the Best Literary Magazine for the second straight year.
On June 3-6, 2018, advocates, activists, researchers, and community leaders will meet on the IUPUI campus in Tower/Hine Hall to participate in HIV is Not a Crime III, the third national training academy to mobilize state-level advocacy to end HIV-related criminalization.
In an ever-changing employment world, does a college degree fully prepare newcomers to the workforce? IUPUI is joining 27 other higher education programs across North America working to find out.
A metal plate with intricate carvings representing the state of Colorado. An acrostic poem from Tucson, Arizona, complete with a cactus painted on the paper. Ribbons made of silk and wheat. These are just a few of the items United States citizens gave President Benjamin Harrison during a 31 day 10,000 mile trek through the South and West.
Communication seems like second nature for some scientists. Experts like Bill Nye, Neil Degrasse Tyson, and Carl Sagan regularly appear on television and have active Twitter feeds, designed to make science accessible to the average citizen. However, for most scientists and physicians, communication is not a part of their training - until now, that is.
Breanna Cooper, a junior Journalism and Film Studies double major, has been named an Arts Journalism Fellowship recipient by the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Cooper will receive a $1,500 fellowship and has started work at NUVO, where she has reported on various mediums of art: visual, comedy, theater, film and music.
Ian McIntosh went 40 years between his first visit to China and his most recent. McIntosh's trip in April was as part of a Public Broadcasting Service crew shooting a 27-minute documentary on the Maritime Silk Road's history and current developments.
Community activists, artists, teachers and anyone else hoping to combat anti-Muslim prejudice were encouraged to submit applications during the summer, with the best ideas receiving a $1,000 prize from the Millennium Chair's research budget.
An IUPUI communication studies professor has been honored with the university’s Advocate for Equity in Accessibility Award. Created in 2016, the award recognizes a member of the IUPUI faculty, staff or administration who goes above and beyond to ensure that students with disabilities enjoy all possible benefits of campus life.
Andrea Jain, an associate professor of religious studies in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, has been appointed editor of the prestigious Journal of the American Academy of Religion.
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?
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.
IUPUI journalism professor Chris Lamb, Ph.D., has received a 2016 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) for an Indianapolis Star column he wrote called “Epidemic of injuries hits young athletes”.