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August 30, 2010

From the Desk of the Chancellor

Chancellor Charles R. Bantz
Chancellor Charles R. Bantz

Great news—The White House Office for Urban Affairs invited IUPUI to a working meeting on engaging anchor institutions in the economic development of cities. As you know, IUPUI is an anchor institution for Central Indiana and we are committed to partnering with our city, so I am pleased to represent IUPUI at the meeting tomorrow (Aug. 31, 2010) in Washington, DC.

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IUPUI Moves up the List of Up-and-coming National Universities

U.S. News Report
U.S. News Report

IUPUI is not only regarded as an up-and-coming national university by experts contacted by US News, but is headed toward the top of that ranking.

For the third year in a row, U.S. News asked the experts who respond to its annual peer assessment survey to identify institutions in their U.S. News ranking category that are making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, and student life.

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New Award Programs to Honor Efforts to Promote Diversity

The Office of the Chancellor and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion recently announced the creation of two new annual award programs to honor IUPUI faculty members for their efforts to promote diversity on the IUPUI campus and within the larger community.

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IUPUI Bells Add New Feature to Campus

Campus Center Carillon
Campus Center Carillon

The start of a new academic year will be marked by a new sound at IUPUI: bells.

The 25 bells that comprise the Campus Center Carillon will play the IUPUI Fight Song at noon each day along with an hour strike at the top of the hour and a short melody at the 1/2 hour mark.

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Long-time BSW program director to focus on Labor Studies Program

Dr. Irene Queiro-Tajalli
Dr. Irene Queiro-Tajalli

For more than 20 years Dr. Irene Queiro-Tajalli has utilized her insights and talents to advance the Bachelor of Social Work program at the Indiana University School of Social Work. In June, she announced that she will focus all of her attention on the School's Labor Studies Program.

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Changing of the Guard School in School of Science Biology Department

N. Douglas Lees, Ph.D.
N. Douglas Lees, Ph.D.

Simon J. Atkinson, Ph.D.
Simon J. Atkinson, Ph.D.

N. Douglas Lees, Ph.D., one of the longest serving department chairmen in the history of IUPUI, is stepping down as leader of the Department of Biology in the School of Science.

Lees' successor as chairman of the Department of Biology is Simon J. Atkinson, Ph.D., an internationally respected cell biologist and award-winning teacher, who comes to the School of Science from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Campus Center Carillon Now Playing at IUPUI
Campus Center Carillon Now Playing at IUPUI
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A Night at Jillian's - WOW 2010
A Night at Jillian's - WOW 2010
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Events and Announcements:

Reading at the Table: John Calvin's American Legacy

SGI Buddhist Group

Still a Taboo: The Aesthetics of Childbirth

IUPUI Physics Faculty Member Establishes Network of Quantum Info Labs in China

This summer, as he has for the past five years, Zhe-Yu "Jeff" Ou, Ph.D., a faculty member of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, traveled to China, where he is leading the establishment of a network of quantum information laboratories. Quantum information science, which uses photons -- units of light -- to carry and process information, may someday produce the successor to today's ubiquitous silicon-based computer.

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Campus Center to Honor Distinguished Members of the IUPUI Community

This fall, the Campus Center will honor the memories of two past members of the IUPUI community who contributed to the rich history of IUPUI and Indianapolis. Two meeting rooms in the Campus Center have been named to honor Dr. Rowland A. "Tony" Sherrill, late professor of religious studies and Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts, and the late Mr. Yale Pratt, who received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the IU School of Liberal Arts.

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IUPUI Student Competes for Top Prize in National Geographic Photo Contest; Cast Your Vote

Brian Young's Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan photo

IUPUI student Brian Young is a finalist in one of the six categories in the National Geographic magazine's 2010 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest.

Entered in the Nature category, Young's photo is of a giant Wisteria tree. He took the photo in Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, while studying abroad.

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