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IUPUI In the News - April 5, 2007


Law Professor to Speak at Conference in South Africa
Indiana Lawyer Daily, April 4, 2007 - James P. Nehf of Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis is scheduled to speak at the 11th International Conference on Consumer Law in Cape Town, South Africa, April 11-13. Nehf will chair a workshop, "Fair Commercial Practices, Trading and Competition," and present a paper, "Marketplace Justice for American Immigrants." The conference is co-sponsored by the University of South Africa and the International Association of Consumer Law.
http://64.255.242.152/portals/6/dil/html/ild4_040407.html

Call to IUPUI English Department Leads to Play about Central State Art Program
WFYI, Across Indiana, 7:30 p.m., April 2, 2007 - Dr. Jonathan Mangold's efforts to reach his patients through art, and save Central State Hospital in the process, inspired the creation of a play called "Asylum" by Indianapolis author David Schanker. Schanker met Mangold when the physician contacted the English Department at IUPUI, looking for a writing instructor who could help him with a memoir he was writing about his experiences at Central State.
http://www.wfyi.org/acrossIndiana.asp

Michigan City Boy Wins State Geographic Bee, Event Held at IUPUI
Chicago Tribune, April 1, 2007 - A 13-year-old Michigan City boy whose family visits a different national park each summer beat out 100 other youngsters to win the Indiana Geographic Bee. Erik Troske knew the world's landscape the best among the 101 youngsters in grades 4-8 who competed in the competition at the Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis campus.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/indiana/chi-ap-in-geographicbee,1,2765545.story?coll=chi-newsap_in-hed

IU Establishes $2 Million Endowment for HBCU, First-generation Fellowships
IUPUI NewsCenter, March 29, 2007 - Indiana University has established a $2 million endowment fund to provide graduate school fellowships to science, engineering, technology and math students with earned degrees from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
http://info.iupui.edu/news/page/normal/3168.html

IU Establishes $2 Million Endowment for HBCU Graduates, Announces Partnership With Nine HBCUs To Increase Minorities In STEM Fields
Associated Press story by Rick Callahan, March 29, 2007, with wide pick-up, including:
Indianapolis Star (Associated Press), March 30, 2007
- Indiana University is joining with nine historically black colleges and universities to boost the number of minorities seeking careers in science.
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070330/LOCAL/703300484/-1/ZONES04

IU Joins 9 HBCUs for Science Initiative

Indiana U, HBCUs Partner to Increase Minorities in Science Careers
IIUPUI NewsCenter, March 28, 2007 - Two Indiana University campuses and nine Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are joining forces in a long-term partnership that administrators say will increase the number of minorities in science careers, and thereby help to address America's need to produce more scientists.
http://info.iupui.edu/news/page/normal/3167.html

Indy Professors Named Co-Chairs of New Health Care Reform Workgroup
Indiana Lawyer Daily, March 28, 2007 - IUPUI Professors Eleanor DeArman Kinney, co-director, Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis; and Eric Wright, director, Center for Health Policy, IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will co-chair a workgroup of experts from IU that will study potential reforms in health care delivery in Indiana. The workgroup's primary product will be a public report outlining alternative strategies to address the future of health care delivery in Indiana.

Indy Law Professor Delivers Keynote at First UAE Copyright Conference
Khaleej Times, March 15, 2007 - IU School of Law-Indianapolis Professor Kenneth Crews was a key speaker at a copyright conference hosted by the United Arab Emirates University at Al Ain, and was quoted in the Khaleej Times newspaper. Challenges faced by authors, scholars and librarians were discussed at the conference. The copyright law reflects a country's balancing of the desire to reward authors and to give the public the right to use, enjoy, and build upon protected works, Crews said. "As a result, we can find some similarities in the basic structure of the copyright law around the world. This presentation identifies fundamental elements of that structure and underscore places where any country has the opportunity to be flexible and experiment with the law in order to address a mix of objectives that are important to copyright," Prof Crews said.
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?section=theuae&xfile=data/theuae/2007/march/ theuae_march461.xml

IUPUI to Establish Lugar Renewable Energy Center

  • Indiana Business Journal, March 19, 2007 - Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis announces the establishment of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy. The long-time Indiana senator joins IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz for the announcement. Bantz says the decision to name the center after Indiana's senior senator was an easy one because of Lugar's legislative efforts to promote sustainable energy production and use, including incentives for renewable fuels.
    http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=22357
  • WIBC, Morning News, 7:30 a.m., March 19, 2007- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis announces the establishment of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy.
  • WISH, Channel 8, News 8 Daybreak, 6 a.m., March 19, 2007 - IUPUI will announce the opening of the Richard G. Lugar center. The decision to name the center after Indiana’s senior senator was an easy one because of Lugar’s efforts to promote sustainable energy production and use.
  • WNDY, News 8 at 10, March 19, 2007 - IUPUI announces the establishment of the Richard Lugar Center for Renewable Energy. Advance says the decision to name the center after Lugar was a easy one because of his legislative efforts to sustain energy production and use.
  • WTHR, Eyewitness News at Noon, March 19, 2007 - IUPUI officials announced the creation of the Richard G. Lugar renewable energy center today. It will develop fuel cells powered by ethanol.

IUPUI Community Remembers Those Killed in Iraq

  • WISH-TV, News 8 at 5, 5 p.m., March 19, 2007 - On this fourth anniversary of the Iraq war the local chapter of Veterans for Peace and members of the IUPUI community are remembering those killed in Iraq. Beginning at 9 a.m., volunteers began reading the names of the 3,200 servicemen and women killed in the war.
  • WISH-TV, News at 11, 11 p.m., March 19, 2007 - The local chapter of Veterans for Peace and the IUPUIcommunity are remembering service members killed in Iraq. Volunteers began reading the names of the more than 3,200 servicemen and women killed in the war. After each name a bell rang to symbolize the dead being pulled into heaven.
  • WNDY, News 8 at 10, March 19, 2007 - The local chapter of Veterans for Peace and the IUPUI community are remembering service members killed in Iraq. At 9 a.m., volunteers began reading the names of the more than 3,200 women servicemen and women killed in the war. After each name a bell tolled representing the sevice members being pulled into heaven.
  • WTHR, Eyewitness News at 6, March 19, 2007 - Now marking the 4th anniversary of the war in Iraq, Veterans for Peace read the names of more than 3,000 Americans killed in the conflict.

Supreme Court Justice to Deliver Law School Lecture
Good Morning Indiana, March 8, 2007 - Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will deliver the James White lecture today at IUPUI.

Americans Get F in Religion
USA Today, March 7, 2007 - School of Liberal Arts Professor Philip Goff is quoted in this story about Americans' ignorance of world religions. Goff cites a widely circulated claim on the Internet that the Quran foretold American intervention in the Middle East, based on a supposed passage that simply isn't there. It's an entire argument for war based on religious ignorance."
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2007-03-07-teaching-religion-cover_N.htm?csp=34

Grad Students Keep Track of Downtown Pedestrian Numbers
WTHR, Eyewitness News at Noon, March, 7, 2007 - A move is afoot to get a better handle on pedestrian traffic in downtown Indianapolis. IUPUI graduate students are leading the count, and counting on volunteers like Andrew Perry to help.
http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?s=6187845

New Law Dean Discusses Sports Law
SportsBusiness Journal, March 5, 2007 - Professor Gary Roberts, who will become dean of the IU School of Law-Indianapolis in July, was recently featured in the SportsBusiness Journal. In the interview-style piece he responds to a variety of questions about sports law, as well as the challenges of becoming dean.
http://sportsbusinessjournal.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.feature&featureId=2156



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