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May 15, 2012

From the Desk of the Chancellor

Chancellor Charles R. Bantz
Chancellor Charles R. Bantz

After an extensive national search, I'm pleased to announce the appointment of Nasser Paydar as IUPUI's next executive vice chancellor, effective June 15, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University. Nasser, who has been a member of our faculty in mechanical engineering since 1985, has most recently served as chancellor of IU East. He succeeds Uday Sukhatme, who will become provost at Pace University.

Since Nasser joined our faculty, he has risen through the ranks as a faculty member and held various administrative positions including department chair, associate dean, executive associate dean, and vice chancellor at IUPUC. He has held his current position as IU East's chancellor since 2007.

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Paydar to be appointed IUPUI executive vice chancellor

Nasser Paydar
Nasser Paydar

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor Charles R. Bantz has announced Nasser Paydar, chancellor of Indiana University East and professor of mechanical engineering, as IUPUI's next executive vice chancellor effective June 15, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University.

Paydar was selected for the post after an extensive national search, chaired by William Blomquist, dean of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and professor of political science.

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Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing finds perfect partner in motorsports at IUPUI

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing has renewed its partnership with the Motorsports Engineering Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis -- a relationship that is bettering both groups and developing a stronger talent pipeline for the motorsports industry.

"We're thrilled to partner with the Motorsports Engineering Program at IUPUI again this year," said Sarah Fisher, co-owner of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.

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IUPUI enrolling 2012 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows, who bring extensive STEM backgrounds to high-need classrooms

WW Fellow Eric Sprague speaks to Crispus Attucks students.
WW Fellow Eric Sprague
speaks to students.

Eighteen accomplished professionals from science, math and engineering career fields will transition to teaching math and science in Indiana schools as 2012 Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Gov. Mitch Daniels announced the 2012 class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows during a press conference today.

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Commencement 2012 captured in social media

IUPUI Commencement 2012
IUPUI Commencement 2012

Check out the collection of IUPUI's commencement activities on social media.

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Nominations for Teaching Awards and Faculty Honors

Office of Student Financial Services Assistant Director Honored

University admission experts to offer "secrets" to graduate school admission in free speed session

Think speed dating – where participants move from table to table in hopes of finding a date.

But in this free speed session presented by the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Graduate Office, admission experts from IUPUI and other area universities will move from table to table every six to eight minutes as they offer insider tips on how to apply successfully for admission to graduate and professional schools.

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IUPUI commencement includes first students to earn bachelor's degree in philanthropy

The first philanthropy majors

The first five students to earn a Bachelor of Arts in philanthropic studies will graduate May 13 in Indianapolis. Less than two years after the program was launched, 21 undergraduate students are now officially majoring in philanthropic studies.

The program is developed and led by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

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Center for Interfaith Cooperation, School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI offer 'beyond-the-headlines' look at Islamic law

Prominent local scholars, lawyers and religious practitioners will debate and discuss the role of sharia -- Islamic law and ethics -- in American life at a symposium next month organized by the newly established Center for Interfaith Cooperation and the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

"Sharia Beyond the Headlines" offers an in-depth examination of sharia in the U.S. courts and its meaning in the lives of Muslim Hoosiers.

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School of Informatics grad student Judy Wawira Gichoya named Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholar

Judy Wawira Gichoya
Judy Wawira Gichoya

Judy Wawira Gichoya, M.B.Ch.B., a graduate student in health informatics and a Regenstrief Institute Biomedical Informatics Fellow, has been named one of 70 scholars for the prestigious Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

Gichoya, a Kenyan physician, is the only student from Indiana named as a recipient or finalist this year.

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