IUPUI Among Those Receiving Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Award
On January 28, Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson honored seven local businesses and organizations with the first annual Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Award. Among the awards was one for IUPUI.
The citation read: “A winner in the leadership category . . . IUPUI's commitment to diversity is evident from the top down. Three of the six vice chancellors are women, and the university recently established a vision for diversity that is posted on its website. An active participant in neighborhood and community volunteer initiatives, IUPUI regularly partners with the Westside Cooperative Organization to assist residents in nearby neighborhoods. Faculty, staff, and students can be found volunteering for America Reads, United Way Day of Caring, and Jam the Jaguar's Bus Food Drive, to name a few.”
would like to express our thanks to Mayor Peterson for this wonderful
recognition and our congratulations to the other honorees: The Children's Bureau of Indianapolis; Fiesta
Indianapolis, Inc.; Riverside Community
Corrections Corporation; Turner Construction;
IUPUI Celebrates Martin Luther King Day with One of
Brown-Trickey gave the keynote address at the 32nd annual Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., Dinner on January 21, sponsored by the IUPUI Black Student
Union. It took 1,000 paratroopers to get
Ms. Brown-Trickey safely to class on her first full day at
Reading excerpts from her 1957 journal, she showed the audience from a teenager’s perspective what it meant to begin what has since become a lifelong struggle to end racial hatred, fight for civil liberties, and take active responsibility as a citizen for ensuring that our nation lives up to its ideals and aspirations.
“Seeing Through Black American Eyes” on Display
celebration of the contribution of African Americans to our cultural life continues
through Black History Month as the
and Joyce Taylor have been researching the history of African American visual
artists for more than 20 years, and their collection includes books, catalogs,
posters, periodicals, and art exhibition catalogs from installations at the Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of Art, and more. "Seeing Through Black American
Eyes" is on display in the University Library Level One Lobby,
IU and GE Launch REWARDS Institute for Digital Radiology Imaging
The IU Department of Radiology, IU Radiology Associates (its affiliated practice group), and General Electric Medical Systems (GEMS) Information Technology have created the first collaborative education and research program of its kind in the country to train people to use and archive digital radiologic images.
is estimated that anywhere from 60 to 80 percent of
REWARDS Institute is housed in a new $7 million facility owned by IU Radiology
Associates and located in the emerging technology park in downtown
IUPUI Law Students Help Free Convicted Man
Through the efforts of IU School of Law-Indianapolis law Professor Fran Hardy and four students in her Criminal Defense Clinic course at IUPUI, Larry Mayes is a free man after 21 years in prison.
Public Defender Susan Carpenter appointed Professor Hardy as pro bono counsel
for Mayes, who had been convicted in 1982 of rape and other crimes. Hardy and
her students filed a petition for post-conviction relief and requested DNA
testing, citing I.C. 35-38-7, the new
The Criminal Defense Clinic, the Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, the Disability Clinic, and the Pro Bono Program are all ways in which our law school students, under the supervision of law school faculty, receive valuable training in essential skills required of lawyers, such as interviewing, fact investigation, counseling, legal writing, and advocacy. Under the student practice rule of the Indiana Supreme Court, eligible upper-class students may represent clients in court proceedings if a member of the bar is present.
seventh, and eighth graders have been invited to submit applications to the Seventh
Annual Bridge Design Competition & Technology Expo to be held at our Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at
IUPUI on Sunday, February 24. This
competition introduces engineering design to young students in a fun and
captivating way and is held in conjunction with National
Engineers Week (
Bridges must be made of balsa wood and be capable of spanning 24 inches. Cash prizes are given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in each grade level along with a plaque for the school.
The Technology Expo preceding the competition includes 16 sessions on such topics as digital imaging, computer animation, Automated External Defibrillators and how to use them, aerodynamic theory as it applies to automobiles, introduction to materials used in building construction, and testing soils to determine their properties for engineering uses.
The event is jointly sponsored by the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Consulting Engineers of Indiana, National Society of Professional Engineers, and American Society of Civil Engineers.
thanks to longtime education supporter American
United Life Insurance Company (AUL) for two recent gifts, one of which will
help us in efforts to move the 100-year-old Herron School of Art to the IUPUI
campus. Herron is the last of IUPUI’s
academic programs to still be operating away from our
Hess, a local architect from Browning Day
Mullins Dierdorf, Inc., has redesigned the law school building to make it
suitable for an art school. The plan will increase the building by 50,000
square feet to include a large reception area, three galleries, a 250-seat
auditorium, and thousands of square feet of studio space. The exterior design, which is still under
development, will be an architectural and aesthetic bridge between the new Indiana State Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum and the campus buildings
is within 85 percent of its fundraising goal for the building campaign, having
thus far raised $9.2 million in private funds. The state has provided $12
million. The groundbreaking for the new building, to be known as Eskenazi Hall,
is scheduled for
other AUL donation, along with gifts from other individuals and businesses,
will allow a painting studio in the new building to be named in honor of Herron
alumnus and former faculty member Harry Davis. The
IU Alumni Association Has New President
A. Beckley — a 1962 graduate of