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April 24, 2013
CAMPUS LIFE
  1. 2013 IUPUI Commencement
  2. IUPUI Jag-A-Palooza
  3. Biology Club Plant Sale!!!
  4. Cash For Books!
  5. Crafting for a Cause
  6. CEES will Host Clothing Drive April 22-27
  7. LGBTQ Lavender Graduation - First Annual
  8. Campus Center Summer Hours Begin Saturday, May 4
  9. Write Letters to U.S. Soldiers - April 25th, 2013
  10. Apply to be the 2013-14 University Library Diversity Scholar!
  11. Water Resource Trip to Lake Michigan
ACADEMICS AND LECTURES
  1. Summer 2013 Health Policy Course
  2. Westheimer Lectures
  3. LSA & IUYA Presents: Hip-Hop and Immigration Workshop with Rebel Diaz
RESEARCH
  1. Have you experienced a brain injury with lasting effects?
  2. HPV Vaccines: Past, Present, and Future
  3. Looking for Healthy African-American Children
  4. Did you have high blood sugar while you were pregnant?
  5. Healthy, asthmatic, and cystic fibrosis children 3 to 10 yrs old needed
  6. Healthy woman with BMI of 30-40?
  7. Volunteers needed for wisdom teeth extraction study
  8. Type 2 Diabetes Research Study
  9. African American healthy volunteers needed for brain imaging studies!
  10. Participate in the "Mobile Application Usability" study and earn $20
CAMPUS LIFE
1. 2013 IUPUI Commencement
2013 IUPUI Commencement will take place Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, in the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. There will be 6,386 degrees awarded to 6,304 students, with 5,100 degrees awarded from IU and 1,286 degrees awarded from Purdue. The overall total also includes 213 degrees awarded to IUPU Columbus graduates.

See link for times for specific schools and more information about Commencement.

Link: http://alumni.iupui.edu/commencement/2013/index.html
2. IUPUI Jag-A-Palooza
Come out to Taylor Courtyard on Friday, April 26 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. for IUPUI's Jag-A-Palooza! This event is FREE for all students, faculty, staff and their families. The event will include food, music and a variety of activities such as inflatables, face painters, a caricature artist, a photo booth, carnival games, do-it-yourself spin art T-shirts and sand art!

A corn hole and ultimate frisbee tournament will also take place, as well as a live performance by a Bloomington/Nashville based band, South Jordan!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/171160396367471/
3. Biology Club Plant Sale!!!
The annual Biology Club Spring Plant Sale will be this Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the IUPUI School of Science Building. The plants being sold vary in price, include a wide variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables, and they were all homegrown in the IUPUI greenhouse! Cash and check will be accepted.

Link: http://events.iupui.edu/event/?event_id=8793
4. Cash For Books!
Barnes & Noble @ IUPUI wants to get you cash for your textbooks. Visit us on the Theater Level of the Campus Center starting April 22 to get cash for your textbooks!!

Store Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Remote Cash for Books locations:
Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 3, visit us from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Library South Lawn or out in Taylor Courtyard to get cash for your textbooks!!

Rentals are due May 6th! Visit our website.

Link: http://iupui.bncollege.com
5. Crafting for a Cause
When: Tuesday, April 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Athenaeum
What: A showcase of empowerment commerce

Join SPEA graduate students and the Indy international community for a whirlwind tour of culture, handmade crafts and social change.

Women shoulder the burden of the world's poverty not because they lack ability, but because they lack opportunity. Come learn, shop and take part in the conversation with the artisans and other like-minded individuals.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/292391584227846/
6. CEES will Host Clothing Drive April 22-27
Just in time for spring cleaning!

The Center for Earth and Environmental Science is hosting a clothing drive on campus for the Catholic Charities Refugee Program!

All male, female, and children's clothing will be greatly appreciated!

Link: http://cees.iupui.edu/blog/clothing-drive-refugee-program-april-22-27
7. LGBTQ Lavender Graduation - First Annual
Lavender Graduation is a means of recognizing graduating students that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. This year will be the 1st annual event and we are honoring any undergraduate or graduate student that graduated in December 2012 or will be graduating in May or August of 2013 who identify as LGBTQ to participate. The event is May 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and requires RSVP registration. Students can register at link.

Link: http://tinyurl.com/IUPUILavGrad
8. Campus Center Summer Hours Begin Saturday, May 4
The Campus Center's reduced hours for summer will begin on Saturday May 4th and continue through Friday, August 16th. During this time, building hours will be as follows:

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday*
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
*The Campus Center is closed on Sundays in June and July.

Link: http://life.iupui.edu/campus-center/
9. Write Letters to U.S. Soldiers - April 25th, 2013
Show your support for our military and participate in "Operation Thank a Soldier" in the Cultural Arts Gallery (Campus Center, Room 240) on Thursday, April 25, between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participate in some letter writing and creative card-making! Letters and cards will be sent directly to an overseas unit. Materials for the event will be provided by the Cultural Arts Gallery.
10. Apply to be the 2013-14 University Library Diversity Scholar!
Do you care about diversity on campus? Do you want to do something about it? Apply to be the University Library's Diversity Scholar! Gain professional work experience and research skills while promoting multicultural awareness on campus. The Diversity Scholar earns $10 an hour for up to 20 hours per week. Applications are due May 24. See link for details.

Link: http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/about/diversity/fellowship
11. Water Resource Trip to Lake Michigan
Do you know any teachers or students grades 6 to 9 interested in a fully funded three-day learning experience on the shores and waters of Lake Michigan?

The deadline to apply for the annual D.J. Angus-Scientech Water Resources Field Trip to Lake Michigan is less than two weeks away and spots are still available!

The deadline to apply is April 26, 2013. Applications and more information about the trip can be found at the link provided.

Link: http://cees.iupui.edu/education/water-resources-field-trip
ACADEMICS AND LECTURES
12. Summer 2013 Health Policy Course
P670, Health Policy and Program Evaluation, focuses on the design and execution of evaluation research within real world contexts. It will meet in Summer 2013 from 2:30 to 5:45 p.m. every other Tuesday for 12 weeks. Contact Public Health's Student Services for authorization to enroll 317-278-0337.
13. Westheimer Lectures
April 25 at 5 p.m., IT, Room 90
"Strain Catalysis: Westheimer and Beyond"

Westheimer was deeply committed to the concept of strain in the reactions of phosphate di- and tri-esters in relation to ribonuclease. This presentation will briefly outline his work on enzyme mechanisms and relate that to present-day studies to show the strength and limits of his work. From there, the presentation will involve a discussion of current opinions on the role of strain in enzyme catalysis and bring that to focus on work in Sheffield on a unique DNA repair enzyme, Uracil DNA Glycohydrolase, which many believe to be a prominent example of Strain Catalysis.

April 26 at 1 p.m., Lecture Hall 105
"Resolving Enzyme Mechanisms of Phosphate Transfer"

Enzyme catalyzed phosphoryl transfer mechanisms lie at the heart of life. This presentation will illustrate this using the biosynthesis of ATP involving a proton gradient across a membrane, by the polymerisation of RNA using ATP etc., and by energy production from metabolising glucose via 1,3-diphosphoglyceric acid. The strengths and also the shortcomings of analysis of protein structures by crystallography divorced from chemistry will be exemplified. Finally the centrality of studies on transition states to understand mechanisms will be applied to a unified theory of phosphoryl transfer in the isomerisation, hydrolysis, and alcoholysis of phosphate monoesters and anhydrides.

Link: http://chem.iupui.edu/events/westheimer-lecture-series
14. LSA & IUYA Presents: Hip-Hop and Immigration Workshop with Rebel Diaz
As a close to a successful semester, The Latino
Student Association (LSA) in partnership with the Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance (IUYA) presents a workshop with the Chicago based political hip-hop duo Rebel Diaz.

This workshop will be discussing the politics
of hip-hop and music's role in the recent campaign for comprehensive immigration reform.

Please join us on April 26, 2013 at 6 p.m.
MOJOE'S COFFEE HOUSE (222 W. Michigan St)

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/320810251382033/
RESEARCH
15. Have you experienced a brain injury with lasting effects?
The Center for Neuroimaging is recruiting subjects for a study evaluating the effectiveness of 3 treatments in individuals with memory and attention problems related to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Participants must be between 18 and 65 years of age, and have had a TBI/concussion. Participants should be able to travel to the IUPUI campus for 5 clinic visits over 7 weeks. Financial compensation is available. For more information about the study, please contact Jessica Bailey at (317) 963-7516.
16. HPV Vaccines: Past, Present, and Future
John Schiller, of the National Cancer Institute will talk May 6 at 4 p.m. in Walther Hall (R3), Room 203. Dr. Schiller played a central role in research that led to the development of current HPV vaccines and is continuing work on developing second-generation HPV vaccines. This talk is sponsored by the IUPUI Center for HPV Research.

Link: http://pediatrics.iu.edu/center-hpv-research/about-us/
17. Looking for Healthy African-American Children
Ages 6 to 18 years of age. They should be free of asthma, reactive airways disease or any other lung disease. No blood disorders-including sickle cell or thalassemia. The study will include one visit and last approximately 1 hours. The study is to determine reference values for breathing tests in healthy African-American Children. Upon completion of the study there will be a payment of $50. For more information, please contact the PFT Lab @ James Whitcomb Riley Hospital at 317- 944-3604.
18. Did you have high blood sugar while you were pregnant?
We are looking for women who have one or more children between the ages of 8 and 15 years and at least one of the following:
*High blood sugar during pregnancy
*Gave birth to a baby greater than 9 pounds
This study compares nutrition and exercise programs that Encourage Healthy Families to prevent developing diabetes in the future
*Participants paid in gift cards
*Fun filled classes teach nutrition and healthy food choices
To learn about this opportunity: 317-278-0929 or dtrc@iupui.edu.
19. Healthy, asthmatic, and cystic fibrosis children 3 to 10 yrs old needed
Investigators at the IU School of Medicine are conducting a research study for children ages 3 to 10. We are looking for healthy children, children with mild asthma and children with cystic fibrosis. The study involves only one visit that will last about 2 to 3 hours. Participants are compensated with a $20 gift card and free parking on the day of the visit. The research takes place at the Riley Outpatient Center. For more info about this study call 317-948-7734 or email jrwester@iupui.edu.
20. Healthy woman with BMI of 30-40?
IU Research group is seeking subjects to serve as healthy controls for a study to better understand Polycystic Ovary Syndrome You may be able to participate if: You are healthy, age 18 to 40, have regular periods, do not have excessive facial/body hair or acne, currently have a BMI between 30 and 40, and are not pregnant or on birth control. $180 will be paid via check upon completion of the study visits. Please contact Tammy Garrett RN at 944-7037 or by e-mail at tjgarret@iupui.edu.
21. Volunteers needed for wisdom teeth extraction study
We are looking for adults who are age 18 or older who are planning to have their wisdom teeth extracted. You may be eligible to participate in this research study if you have at least 2 impacted wisdom teeth which need extracted and can have the extraction performed by oral surgeons at Regenstrief Health Center Dental Clinic on the IUPUI campus. People taking part in this study will be testing an experimental drug to lessen post-surgery symptoms after tooth extraction.

Participants will be paid $25 to be screened for this study. Participants qualifying and completing the 3 study visits over a 5 to 7 day period will receive up to $600. You or your insurance company will be responsible for all costs of the wisdom tooth extraction procedure at Regenstrief Health Center Dental Clinic.

If you have at least two impacted wisdom teeth that need extracted and you are interested in learning more about this study, please call (317) 274-3740 and ask to speak to someone about the "3rd Molar" study. You can also email us at DS-OHRI@iupui.edu and a recruiter will contact you back with study details.
22. Type 2 Diabetes Research Study
IUSM Department of Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetology is looking for individuals who were diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes PRIOR to age 18 to participate in a study requiring only one visit. The goal of the study is to learn more about the relationships between certain genes and Type 2 diabetes. Qualified participants will be asked to provide a blood sample and answer questions about their medical history. Please call 317-944-7019 or e-mail pdidrick@iu.edu for more details.
23. African American healthy volunteers needed for brain imaging studies!
IU Psychotic Disorders Program seeks healthy volunteers to participate in a research study using brain scans (MRI). If you are: age 18-23, male, African-American, not on prescription medications, & have no psychiatric illness you may qualify. The study consists of questionnaires, an interview,and 1 MRI. You will be compensated for your time!

If you are interested, please call 630-8840 & refer to the Stanley Healthys.
24. Participate in the "Mobile Application Usability" study and earn $20
IUPUI students are invited to participate in an experiment evaluating a novel mobile phone application prototype.
We are looking for individuals who:
- have experience using a touch screen mobile device; and
- engage with news (in print, or online) on a daily or weekly basis.
The entire session should last about 90 minutes. Upon completion, you will receive a $20 Amazon gift card as a token of appreciation of your time.
If interested, please contact Romisa Ghahari at rrohanig@iupui.edu.
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