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February 21, 2012

From the Desk of the Chancellor

Chancellor Charles R. Bantz
Chancellor Charles R. Bantz

Since the announcement nearly three years ago that there would be a school of public health at IUPUI, Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Health G. Marie Swanson has led steps to build up the existing Department of Public Health in the IU School of Medicine in preparation for seeking accreditation for a school from the Council on Education for Public Health.

Today, I am pleased to announce that I have formed a search committee, led by Distinguished Professor of Nursing Victoria Champion, to seek candidates for the founding dean of our developing school of public health.

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IUPUI Professor Edward E. Curtis Co-Founds Journal of Africana Religions

Edward E. Curtis IV
Edward E. Curtis IV

Edward E. Curtis IV, professor of religious studies in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has co-founded the Journal of Africana Religions, the world's only refereed journal devoted to research on the religions of African-descended people in global perspective.

"This journal signifies a rich coming-of-age in the study of African and African Diasporic studies," said scholar, author and activist Cornel West.

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IUPUI Professor Will Deliver Keynote at Awards Ceremony for Creative Teenagers

Karen Kovacik
Karen Kovacik

Indiana State Poet Laureate Karen Kovacik, a professor of English at IUPUI, will be the keynote speaker for the Central and Southern Indiana Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ceremony.

Almost 600 middle and high school students will receive Central and Southern Indiana Scholastic Art & Writing Awards during a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave. on the Butler University campus.

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IUPUI Center Helps International Economics Professor Bridge Language Divide

Lauren Harvey and Hisaya Kitaoka
Lauren Harvey and Hisaya Kitaoka

After 20 years traveling the world as a Japanese manufacturing company executive, Hisaya Kitaoka found a new career he loved, teaching international economics at Franklin College which is 20 miles south of downtown Indianapolis.

Kitaoka received glowing reviews for his classroom skills, but supervisors told him his writing needed improvement.

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Events and Announcements:

'Just In Time' Career Fair

"Whither the Professions" Professionalism Panel

 

Parking Lot 1 to Close, March 2, 2012

On or about March 2, 2012, Lot 1, which is located directly behind Eskenazi Health and north of the Psychiatric Research (PR) building, will be closing. Lot 1 currently supports A and B permit holders.

A few parking spots located near the Psychiatric Research building will remain and be designated for employees of that building only.

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New Director Selected for the IU Health Information Administration Program

The School of Informatics has successfully concluded a nationwide search for a new director for its Health Information Administration (HIA) program.

Lauri L. Perry, registered health information administrator, will join the Informatics faculty in mid-April.

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Liberal Arts Sabbatical Speaker, Feb. 24

The School of Liberal Arts Sabbatical Speaker Series continues Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, with a discussion of Bric-A-Brac.

Anthropology Professor Paul Mullins will present "Difference, Desire, and Small Things: The Archaeology of Victorian Bric-a-Brac" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 24, in Room 268, Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

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