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February 15, 2010

From the Desk of the Chancellor

Chancellor Charles R. Bantz
Chancellor Charles R. Bantz

IUPUI's greatest strength has always rested in the creative, innovative spirit and energy of our faculty and staff. What fuels that energy is wide-ranging conversation that includes the many voices and perspectives that make IUPUI a dynamic place. IUPUI is working an ambitious Academic Plan and moving forward with some compelling initiatives that you should know about and help shape. To facilitate that, Executive Vice Chancellor Uday Sukhatme has organized five Town Hall meetings this semester. Please attend and participate.

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IUPUI's New Bachelor's Degree Aims to Help Students Change the World

Students who want to make a difference in the world will be able to earn a bachelor's degree that prepares them to do so at IUPUI starting this fall, the IU Center on Philanthropy headquartered at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) announced today.

A new Bachelor of Arts in Philanthropic Studies degree program was approved Friday by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and courses will be available to IUPUI undergraduates beginning with the fall 2010 semester.

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Molecular Medicine Program Offers Hands-On Research for High School Students

Fifty of Indiana's top high school students will gain special insights into the worlds of science, medicine and genetics during the Molecular Medicine In Action (MMIA) program at the Indiana University School of Medicine March 7 and 8, 2010.

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Legislators Discuss Importance of Social Workers at 11th Annual LEAD

Bessie Proffet, (from left) and Dr. Stephanie Boys talk with State Sen. Vi Simpson
Bessie Proffet, (from left) and Dr. Stephanie Boys talk with State Sen. Vi Simpson

Nearly a dozen state legislators lined up at the State House Feb. 10th to express their gratitude to social workers during the 11th annual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD).

LEAD was initiated in 2000 as a way to promote social justice by facilitating the legislative process, creating community and legislative environments where social work values are accepted and implemented as well as educating participants about the importance of influencing state policy by participating in the electoral process and advocating for statewide action. The event is planned through the National Association of Social Workers - Indiana Chapter.

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Policy Brief: Laws Are Only Part of the Solution for Cell Phone Use and Driving

Cell phone use while driving

Laws that ban cell phone use and text-messaging while driving won't have much impact unless they are accompanied by well-designed enforcement and public awareness campaigns, according to a recent policy brief from an Indiana University research center.

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Herron students put art on display
Herron students put art on display
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Events and Announcements:

Art of Living Offers Weekly Stress Buster Workshops

Faculty and Local Experts to Discuss How and Why of Food Consumption

IUAA to Award Scholarships

Online Survey for IUPUI Food Service

Public Invited to Mini Medical School Feb. 18 - March 10

Conversations at Tea Time Features IUPUI Honors College

Adoptive Parents Present Discussion for Those Considering Adopting


Campus Phones on Hold Carry Impact Marketing Message

Troy Brown, Executive Director of Communications & Marketing
Troy Brown, Executive Director of Communications & Marketing

The IUPUI phone system's music on hold feature is the latest addition to the campus's marketing and reputation management toolbox, the Office of Communications and Marketing recently announced.

Campus phones with the music on hold (MOH) option now play "IUPUI - Where Impact is Made. Every Day" commercials in rotation with music recordings. Callers placed on hold hear a 15-second Impact recording followed by 15-30 seconds of music, and then another Impact message.

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Law School EU Moot Court Team Advances to Regional Competition in Italy

A team of law students from the IUPUI campus has advanced to the regionals of an international moot court competition.

IU School of Law-Indianapolis students Douglas Clough, Kyle Kimble, Lumi Nodit and Nathan Seger will participate in the oral round of the European Union Law Moot Court Competition from February 25-27, 2010, at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

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