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June 12, 2012

From the Desk of the Chancellor

Chancellor Charles R. Bantz
Chancellor Charles R. Bantz

The tributes being paid to writer Ray Bradbury since the world learned of his passing last week highlight the presence of a rare treasure on our campus. The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies is housed in our IU School of Liberal Arts Institute for American Thought. The research center opened in 2007 to provide both an archive for Bradbury's writings and a library of related reference books in fantasy and science fiction. Among its projects is The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury — the first volume of which appeared in April 2011. It covers the years 1938 to 1943 and was supported by a gift to the IUPUI IMPACT Campaign from Karl and Barbara Zimmer.

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Lugar Center at IUPUI gets Department of Energy award for clean-coal research project

Jing Zhang
Jing Zhang

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is one of nine universities to share in $2.7 million in federal funding for research projects that will support the continuing innovation and development of clean-coal technologies.

The Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI won a $293,519 U.S. Department of Energy award to research a manufacturing process to improve the high-temperature corrosion resistance coatings on turbine blades and other components used in coal-fired power plants, school officials have announced.

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IUPUI professor and students create social work app

Carolyn Gentle-Genitty
Carolyn Gentle-Genitty

A professor and two students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have developed what is believed to be one of the first smartphone applications for an introduction to social work.

Professor Carolyn Gentle-Genitty's Guide to Social Work app -- an introductory social work course, complete with a test -- debuted in December. Smartphone users have downloaded the $2.99 application about 100 times since then.

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Doctor Camp and Camp Medical Detectives get kids excited about careers in medicine


The excited sound of middle and late elementary school children echoed through the halls on the third floor of the VanNuys Medical Science Building on June 4 as students from Grades 5 to 7 poured into a classroom to participate in Doctor Camp, an annual project co-sponsored by the Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Medical Service-Learning.

The daylong event, which aims to interest children from across Indianapolis in careers in science and medicine, kicked off with a crash course in conducting a basic physical during a workshop led by medical and doctoral students from the IU School of Medicine.

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Windows on the Trail
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Events and Announcements:

IUPUI Carol D. Nathan Staff Council Scholarship

New directors named in the Division of Student Life

Herron public art project offers colorful look through neighborhood windows

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Herron School of Art and Design graduate and sculptor Michael Kuschnir often finds his muse in the world of architecture.

His latest work, "Looking Through Windows," is a 12-foot-tall, gravity-defying stack of 53 black steel windows with colorful acrylic panes. It is on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail near the place where the trail turns south and runs through the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, which is home to Herron.

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IUPUI official joins delegation of mayors, business and agriculture leaders on state economic development mission to China

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will lead a 37-member delegation of mayors, business and agriculture leaders on an economic development mission to China, June 11 to 17. IUPUI Vice Chancellor Amy Warner is a member of the delegation.

According to a news release issued by the office of the lieutenant governor, Skillman will recognize Indiana's 25-year relationship with Zhejiang province.

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Author Ray Bradbury will be remembered for style and emotional intensity

Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury will be remembered for the richly poetic style and emotional intensity of his best stories, said the director of the nation's first center for the study of Ray Bradbury, one of the best-known American cultural figures of the 20th century.

Bradbury, 91, the fantasy and science fiction author behind such classics as "Fahrenheit 451," died June 5 in Los Angeles.

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