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  September 19, 2008

Correction: A story in the Sept. 5, 2008, edition of Inside IUPUI incorrectly named a department operating a second global electric motorcar (GEM) on the IUPUI Campus. The article should have said that a second environmentally green vehicle is operated by HELPnet Technology Services, a division of SPEA.

Social Work Professors to Address Black Caucus's Veterans Braintrust
  Lorraine Blackman

Lorraine Blackman

James Daley

James Daley

A presentation last fall by two Indiana University School of Social Work professors on issues facing Hoosier military families has landed them an invitation to appear at the 38th Annual Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Legislative Conference later this month.

Professors Lorraine Blackman and James Daley are scheduled to speak at the CBC's Veterans Braintrust during the conference on Sept. 26th. The conference will be held in Washington Sept. 24-27 and is the largest annual national gathering of African-American political and community leaders.

Dr. Daley is a retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel and a Vietnam veteran. His research focus is on international military social work and teaches family and group practices classes. Dr. Blackman was recruited to IU from the Nashville Veterans' Administration Medical Center where she provided mental health evaluations and therapy to veterans and their families.

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James East, Long-time IUPUI Professor/Associate Dean, Innovative Educator Dies at 77
James East

Memorial services for IUPUI retired Professor and Dean Emeritus James R. East were held Monday (Sept. 15, 2008). East died Sept. 10, 2008, in Indianapolis. He was 77.

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Seventh Circuit Court to Hear Oral Arguments at IUPUI

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments for three cases during sessions in the Wynne Courtroom of the IU School of Law-Indianapolis (Inlow Hall), 530 W. New York St.

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IU President McRobbie Announces $1 Million Commitment to University-wide Diversity Initiative

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie today (Sept. 18) announced the establishment of a major $1 million initiative to strengthen racial, ethnic and cultural diversity at all of the university's campuses.

"This initiative is designed to advance strategies identified by our various campuses in their diversity plans that I requested last year," McRobbie said. "We want to draw upon the creativity of each campus as it looks at its diversity challenges and provide resources to help them successfully address these challenges."

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Vice Chancellor Uday Sukhatme  

Speed Racer: Executive Vice Chancellor Uday Sukhatme takes a spin in a street-legal IRL car during the third annual IUPUI Motorsports Day on Sept. 16. Highlights of the event, sponsored by the Motorsports program in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI, included an appearance by IRL racer/owner Sarah Fisher.

  Coach Ron Hunter

IMPACT Person: IUPUI Head Basketball Coach Ron Hunter (second from left) was honored as the "IUPUI Impact Person of the Game" when the Colts played the Chicago Bears on Sept. 7 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Coach Hunter was also a guest on the Colts pre-game radio show, during which he discussed his program to raise shoes for Samaritanís Feet.

An IUPUI student, coach, administrator or professor will be recognized for their impact on our city at each Colts home game.

  Fit for Life trainer and IUPUI graduate Myosha Leeper is shown helping client.

Fit for Life trainer and IUPUI graduate Myosha Leeper is shown helping client.

IUPUI Fit for Life, Nursing Students Help Staff George Washington Wellness Center

Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Eugene White and Marion County Health Department Director Dr. Virginia Caine on Tuesday (Sept. 16,2008) announced public fitness hours for a new Wellness Center at George Washington Community High School on the city's near Westside.

Part of the school's recently completed $27 million restoration, the fully equipped, 6,000-square-foot wellness center is designed for fitness conditioning by students and athletes. The center now welcomes use by parents and other community members Monday-Thursday, 4:30-7 p.m. Adults are charged a $20 annual fee.

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The Games Live On

In 2001, 10,000 police officers and firefighters assembled in Indianapolis for the World Police & Fire Games. This celebration of "Heroes in the Heartland" offered the people of Indiana a unique opportunity to appreciate the brave public servants who serve and protect their communities, said Kenna Quinet, associate professor of Criminal Justice, Law and Public Safety, in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI.

"The world class competition, the international camaraderie and the positive image for public safety are legacies of the Games that will be long-lasting," she said. In the spirit of this excellence and commitment to our public safety professionals, in 2004, the Games established a scholarship at IUPUI. This fund awards scholarships to full-time or retired firefighters and police who wish to pursue their education, she noted.

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Volunteers Needed to Staff Campus Flu Clinics

This year, IUPUI students (the first 4,500) and employees (the first 3,500) will be offered a free Flu vaccination. This means IUPUI Health Services will need to staff 10-15 more clinics than in the past. In order to do this, Health Services needs volunteers. Volunteers will help with paperwork- consent forms- check IDS, and give the vaccine. A minimum commitment of one consecutive 2-hour time frame is requested.

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IUPUI In the News

IUPUI In the News is a short review of local/national media coverage relating to IUPUI. Previously sent to a separate subscriber list as a separate newsletter, now also included in Inside IUPUI... To view the full version, or archives, visit the IUPUI In the News archive.

Crisis on Wall Street, Impacting Main Street
WISH TV, Sept. 16, 2008

Motorsports Exposure, Sept. 16, 2008
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IUPUI to Host Corporate Sports Challenge
Inside Indiana Business, Sept. 16, 2008

Sect Believes in Mind Over Illness - (Canada), Sept. 16, 2008

Lead Levels in Dirt May Be Health Hazard in Cities
Chicago Tribune, Sept. 16, 2008

Megachurches Seek 'Seekers'
USA Today, Sept. 9, 2008

Experts Discuss Fannie/Freddie Takeover
WISH TV, Sept. 8, 2008

Downtown Cincinnati Hotels Buck National Trends (Kentucky), Sept. 14, 2008

Young, Educated and Living in Indy
Indianapolis Business Journal, Sept. 6, 2008

Think You Are Lead Free? Check Your Soil
KLFY TV 10 (Lafayette, La.) Sept. 5, 2008

Jinx Adopted - Mascot Costume Donated to California Elementary School
Simi Valley (Calif.) Acorn, Sept. 5, 2008

Indiana to Hold Summit on Carbon Capture
Inside Indiana Business, Sept. 3, 2008
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Veterans Fair at IUPUI Campus
WISH, TV8 Noon News, Sept. 2, 2008

Get Smart: Colleges Offering Special Event Degrees
Special Events Magazine, Sept. 1, 2008

Participating in Religion Linked to Depression for Some Minority Teens
Newswise, Sept. 3, 2008

For the Love of Doughnuts
NPR, August 31, 2008
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IUPUI Hits Record Enrollment
Indianapolis Star, August 29, 2008

Poison Ivy: Misery Itched in Memory
Washington, August 23, 2008

Designing Avon's Heart, Core
Danville, Sept. 4, 2008

Backpack Techniques Offered
Indianapolis Star, August 22, 2008

World-class Challenge, August 16, 2008

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> IUPUI to Host State School Superintendent Candidates Town Hall Debate



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