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    August 01 2:00pm
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  • Excel 2013: Advanced Macros & User Defined Functions
    August 02 5:30pm
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    August 04 9:00am
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Saturday, July 30, 2016
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    • Resiliency for Mental Well-being (Session 3 of 3)
      August 01 2:00pm
      Course Overview: This experiential training offers evidence-based strategies to improve psychological flexibility while minimizing irritability, lack concentration and focus, worry and self-doubt. The program leads to positive outcomes by utilizing: values-oriented living; acceptance and commitment; and mindfulness practices. Facilitated more »
    • IUIE Reporting Basics
      August 02 1:30pm
      Indiana University Employees Only This workshop lasts 3 hours. This workshop is intended to be a three-hour, hands-on experience. This course covers: Accessing the IUIE; Navigating in IUIE; Working with Catalo more »
    • Excel 2013: Advanced Macros & User Defined Functions
      August 02 5:30pm
      This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2013 Advanced End-User  Macros combine a sequence of commands into a single action and user-defined functions are used to perform complex calculations that can be launched from a single function name. In this workshop, participan more »
    • IU Periodontic Alumni Board Meeting
      August 03 8:00pm
      For more information or to register for this event please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
    • Access 2013: Reports
      August 04 9:00am
      This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Reports can provide attractive and organized ways to share data with others. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance relational reports. Participants will also l more »
    Saturday, July 30, 2016
      IU Calendar




      • Resiliency for Mental Well-being (Session 3 of 3)
        August 01 2:00pm
        Course Overview: This experiential training offers evidence-based strategies to improve psychological flexibility while minimizing irritability, lack concentration and focus, worry and self-doubt. The program leads to positive outcomes by utilizing: values-oriented living; acceptance and commitment; and mindfulness practices. Facilitated more »
      • IUIE Reporting Basics
        August 02 1:30pm
        Indiana University Employees Only This workshop lasts 3 hours. This workshop is intended to be a three-hour, hands-on experience. This course covers: Accessing the IUIE; Navigating in IUIE; Working with Catalo more »
      • Excel 2013: Advanced Macros & User Defined Functions
        August 02 5:30pm
        This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2013 Advanced End-User  Macros combine a sequence of commands into a single action and user-defined functions are used to perform complex calculations that can be launched from a single function name. In this workshop, participan more »
      • IU Periodontic Alumni Board Meeting
        August 03 8:00pm
        For more information or to register for this event please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
      • Access 2013: Reports
        August 04 9:00am
        This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Reports can provide attractive and organized ways to share data with others. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance relational reports. Participants will also l more »
      Saturday, July 30, 2016
        IU Calendar




        • Resiliency for Mental Well-being (Session 3 of 3)
          August 01 2:00pm
          Course Overview: This experiential training offers evidence-based strategies to improve psychological flexibility while minimizing irritability, lack concentration and focus, worry and self-doubt. The program leads to positive outcomes by utilizing: values-oriented living; acceptance and commitment; and mindfulness practices. Facilitated more »
        • IUIE Reporting Basics
          August 02 1:30pm
          Indiana University Employees Only This workshop lasts 3 hours. This workshop is intended to be a three-hour, hands-on experience. This course covers: Accessing the IUIE; Navigating in IUIE; Working with Catalo more »
        • Excel 2013: Advanced Macros & User Defined Functions
          August 02 5:30pm
          This workshop lasts 3.5 hours, and is part of the certificate series Excel 2013 Advanced End-User  Macros combine a sequence of commands into a single action and user-defined functions are used to perform complex calculations that can be launched from a single function name. In this workshop, participan more »
        • IU Periodontic Alumni Board Meeting
          August 03 8:00pm
          For more information or to register for this event please contact Karen Jones at kdeery@iupui.edu or 317-274-8959. more »
        • Access 2013: Reports
          August 04 9:00am
          This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Access 2013 End-User Reports can provide attractive and organized ways to share data with others. This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in learning how to create and enhance relational reports. Participants will also l more »
        Saturday, July 30, 2016

          About This Event

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          Speaker: Juan Melendez

          Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

          Location: Conour Atrium

          Contact: Andrea Ciobanu at andreacioban@yahoo.com

          Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon spent seventeen years, eight months and one day on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit. He will speak about his experience at the law school on January 12th (12:30 p.m. in the Conour Atrium). The documentary about his time on death row, Juan Melendez 6446, will be shown in the atrium at 4:30 p.m. that same day (in the Conour Atrium). The event is free and open to the public.

          Upon his exoneration and release from death row on January 3, 2002, he became the 99th death row inmate in the country to be exonerated and released since 1973. There was no physical evidence ever linking Juan to the crime. His conviction and death sentence hinged on the testimony of two questionable witnesses. Despite his innocence, Juan's conviction and death sentence were upheld on appeal three times by the Florida Supreme Court. In September of 2000, sixteen years after Juan was convicted and sentenced to death, a long-forgotten transcript of a taped confession of the real killer, was fortuitously discovered. Ultimately, it came to light that the real killer made statements to no less than sixteen individuals either directly confessing to the murder or stating that Juan was not involved. In a seventy-two page opinion in which she overturned Juan's conviction and death sentence and ordered a new trial, Judge Barbara Fleischer went to tremendous lengths to show that an innocent man was on death row. She reprimanded the prosecutor for withholding “crucial” evidence pertaining to the credibility of the State’s two critical witnesses and she set forth in meticulous detail the “newly discovered evidence,” including numerous confessions and incriminating statements made by the real killer to family, friends, law enforcement officers, investigators and attorneys that substantiated the defense theory that Juan was innocent. Without admitting any wrongdoing, the State of Florida declined to pursue a new trial against Juan, not because it recognized Juan was innocent, but because it no longer had any evidence to support a conviction: one of its key witnesses had recanted and the other had died. Upon his release from death row, the State of Florida sent Juan on his way with $100, a pair of pants and a T-shirt.

          Since his release from death row, without bitterness, anger or hatred towards those responsible for wrongfully convicting and sentencing him to death, Juan has traveled throughout the United States, Canada and Europe sharing his story of supreme injustice, courage, faith and hope.

          Juan has spoken at numerous conventions, conferences and symposia, including the Second World Congress Against the Death Penalty, in Montreal, Canada, October 2004, the national LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) convention in San Antonio, Texas, July 2004, Capital Defense Seminar, Monterey, California, March 2004, Amnesty International national conferences, New York, 2004 and Atlanta, 2003 (keynote speaker), and NCADP (National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty) national conferences in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January, 2008, San Jose, California, January 2007, Washington D.C., October, 2004 (keynote speaker) Nashville, Tennessee, October 2003 and Chicago, Illinois, October 2002 (keynote speaker). On December 10, 2008, a documentary depicting Juan's story, "Juan Melendez 6446," debuted in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The documentary has since been screened at the New York Latino International Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival, the Document 7 International Human Rights Film Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, a select Television Film Festival in Madrid, Spain, and most recently at an International Film Festival in La Habana, Cuba. Juan has appeared on the Cristina and Don Francisco Presenta talk shows and frequently participates in media interviews (English and Spanish).

          Juan Melendez is a board member of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and Witness to Innocence, a steering committee member of the New Mexico Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty, and international spokesperson for the Association in Defense of the Wrongfully Convicted.

          Mr. Melendez’ attorney, Judi Caruso, will also be present at the event. She is a criminal defense lawyer and human rights activist, originally from Belfast, N. Ireland. In 1993, she graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law and received the Friedman, Boyd and Daniels award for excellence in criminal law. Upon graduation, she clerked for United States District Judge Martha Vazquez. In 1997, after attending a presentation by Texas death row exoneree Randal Dale Adams, Judi became intensively involved in the New Mexico death penalty abolition movement in a volunteer capacity. Since 1998 she has served on the steering and government committees of the New Mexico Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty. Between 2000-2004 she was outreach coordinator for Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation-NM, an organization of murder victims' families in New Mexico who oppose the death penalty. In this capacity, Judi coordinated numerous educational outreach activities as part of the state-wide grassroots campaign and coordinated the legislative testimonies of murder victims' families opposed to the death penalty. In 2004, Judi, together with death row exoneree Juan Melendez, founded Juan Melendez Voices United for Justice. Judi has been the Director of this organization since 2004 during which time she has coordinated hundreds of speaking events and media interviews for Mr. Melendez and has participated with Mr. Melendez in numerous speaking engagements throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Judi was elected to the Board of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in 2004 and served on the board until 2008. Between 2005-2009, Judi worked closely in an advisory capacity with New Mexico Representative Gail Chasey who tirelessly sponsored the New Mexico death penalty repeal bill since 1999. Between 2002 and 2009, Judi engaged in an ongoing series of dialogues on the death penalty with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson who ultimately signed the repeal bill into law in March, 2009. As a fluent Spanish and French speaker, Judi is frequently called upon by Spanish and French-language media to address death penalty issues.

          This event is sponsored by the IU School of Law – Indianapolis’ Students Against Capital Punishment.

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            August 04 9:00am
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