Workshop | Research metrics: Gathering evidence of impact

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Indiana University-logo
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: University Library, Room 2120

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Faculty are required to provide strong evidence of impact in order to achieve promotion and tenure. This hands-on workshop will introduce several key sources of evidence to support your case. We will demonstrate strategies and tools for gathering both citation and altmetrics as indicators of impact to support your narrative of excellence.

Workshop | Share your scholarship, increase your impact

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016Indiana University-logo
Time: 1:30-2:30 PM
Location: University Library, Room 2120

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Once you have created an online profile, the next step is to share and connect your work so that people can find it. There are many options for sharing your work to increasing its reach. This seminar will help you choose the tools that are right for you. We will demonstrate how these tools work with online profiles and sources of citation and altmetrics.

Presented by IUPUI Library Center For Digital Scholarship.

Workshop | Create your online scholarly profile

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016Indiana University-logo
Time: 11:30-12:30 PM
Location: University Library, Room 2120

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Be proactive and take charge of your scholarly reputation online. A strong online profile increases the visibility of your work in search results and helps you to find collaborators, promote your work, and track your impact. While working on your profile, you will learn about options for owning a scholarly bio page and the benefits of ORCID.

Presented by IUPUI Library Center for Digital Scholarship.

27th Joseph T. Taylor Symposium | Mass Incarceration and the Destruction of Community: Beyond the Post-Racial Myth

Date:Thursday, February 25, 2016Mass Incarceration Flyer
Time: 8:45 am – 2:00 pm
Location: IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.Theater (lower) Level

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The Joseph T. Taylor Symposium honors Dr. Taylor for his many contributions to the university and the community by hosting informed discussion on issues of interest in urban America, particularly among communities of color. The Joseph T. Taylor Symposium is offered in celebration of all Dr. Taylor stood for during his lifetime and stands as a lasting legacy to his vision and life work
Mass Incarceration and the Destruction of Community: Beyond the Post-Racial Myth.

As inequality widens and opportunities narrow for the bottom 90 percent of the American population, the disenfranchised face mass incarceration and social isolation. In a nation where nearly 25 percent of the world’s prisoners reside, can we still continue to be the land of the free? The American dream is increasingly at risk and is becoming unattainable for many hard-working people. What can be done to break this pattern and create opportunity, particularly for African Americans?

The 2016 symposium is presented by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI in partnership with the Department of Sociology.

The Liberal Arts Sabbatical Speaker Series | War and Human Capital: Growing Up During the Nigerian Civil War

Presented by: Una Osili, Africana StudiesUna Osili 2015 Image
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Location: IUPUI Campus Center Room 268

Civil conflict is an obstacle to development in the developing world. The Nigerian Civil War was the first modern civil war in sub Saharan Africa. Four decades later, this study documents the war’s significant, long-run economic impact. Those exposed to the war as children and adolescents exhibit reduced adult stature, as well as adverse education, health, and marriage outcomes.

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Supported by the IU School of Liberal Arts and the Office of Development and External Affairs

IAHI Grant Programs Workshop (February 8)

IAHI Grant Workshop LogoThis session will provide participants with an overview of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Grant Program. It will offer information on how to apply and, more importantly, on how to develop a competitive proposal. Faculty recipients and members of the grants’ advisory groups will be present to answer questions.

Date: February 8, 2016
Time: 5:00-6:30
Location: IAHI, IUPUI University Library, UL 4115P, 755 W. Michigan St.

This event is free, but please register here:

Reiberg Reading Series: Garth Greenwell (Feb. 18)

What Belongs to You Book CoverThe IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and the IUPUI Department of English present the Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series featuring Garth Greenwell

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 7:30-9:00 pm
Location: Basile Auditorium, Eskenazi Hall, IUPUI, 735 W New York St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Garth Greenwell (born 1978) is an American poet, author, literary critic, and educator. His debut novel, What Belongs to You was published in the US by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in January 2016. What Belongs to You has been called the “first great novel of 2016” by Publishers Weekly. Of the book, the New York Times Book Review observes, “Mr. Greenwell writes long sentences, pinned at the joints by semicolons, that push forward like confidently searching vines. There’s suppleness and mastery in his voice. He seems to have an inborn ability to cast a spell.”

In 2013, Greenwell returned to the United States after living in Bulgaria to attend the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop as an Arts Fellow. He has published stories in The Paris Review and A Public Space and writes criticism for the New Yorker and The Atlantic.

Support for the Reiberg Reading Series comes from the Reiberg family, the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the IUPUI University Library, the IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs, and the IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education.

Reading at the Table | Health Care as a Social Good: Religious Values and American Democracy

Presenter: David CraigDavid Craig Image
Date: 2/2/2016
Time: 11:30-1:00 PM
Location: University Club

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David M. Craig traveled across the United States to assess health care access, delivery and finance in this country. He interviewed religious hospital administrators and interfaith activists, learning how they balance the values of economic efficiency and community accountability. He met with conservatives, liberals, and moderates, reviewing their ideas for market reform or support for the Affordable Care Act. He discovered that health care in the US is not a private good or a public good. Decades of public policy and philanthropic service have made health care a shared social good. Health Care as a Social Good: Religious Values and the American Democracy argues that as escalating health costs absorb more and more of family income and government budgets, we need to take stock of the full range of health care values to create a different and more affordable community-based health care system. Transformation of that system is a national priority but Americans have failed to find a way to work together that bypasses our differences. Craig insists that community engagement around the common religious conviction that healing is a shared responsibility can help us achieve this transformation—one that will not only help us realize a new and better system, but one that reflects the ideals of American democracy and the common good.

Internal Funding | IU Collaborative Research Grants 2015-16 Request for Proposals

Indiana University Collaborative Research Grants program is accepting proposals Indiana University-logothrough February 15, 2016. The full Request for Proposals is available online, but allow me to highlight a few elements of the program.

The IUCRG program is designed to encourage new faculty collaborations across traditional disciplinary, campus, school, or departmental boundaries. We seek proposals from teams of faculty from different disciplines, campuses, schools, or departments.

The IUCRG program is particularly targeted toward collaborations focused on new, innovative, or potentially transformative research that is fundamentally shaped by the collaborative nature of the team – partners doing things together that could not be undertaken without the partnership.

IUCRG funding is intended as seed funding to help develop pilot data or proof-of-concept evidence that will serve as the basis for future proposals for external funding. We seek proposals that represent a first, defined stage in a larger research trajectory that will attract external funding for subsequent stages.

The IUCRG program is open to projects in a variety of disciplines: Biological/Life Sciences (non-medical); Physical Sciences (physics, chemistry, astronomy, chemistry, geology/Earth sciences); Engineering; Computer Science and Informatics; Health and Medical Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences. (Teams including faculty in the arts and humanities are welcome to apply, but projects focused within the arts and humanities should be directed toward IU’s New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program.)

Please visit the full Request for Proposals for more information, and contact Faith Hawkins( or if you have questions.

Press Release: Five finalists selected for IU Grand Challenges research program

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Five teams have been selected to submit full proposals for IU Vice President of Research Fred Cate Imagefunding through the Indiana University Grand Challenges Program, the most ambitious research program in the university’s history.

The program, launched in September, will invest up to $300 million over five years to address some of the most urgent challenges facing Indiana and the world.

The finalists were selected from 21 teams of IU faculty members that submitted preliminary proposals in November. Applicants represented 20 schools on five IU campuses across the state.

“The Grand Challenges program offers a unique and exciting opportunity for IU to lead the way in developing responses to our society’s most complex and important problems,” said IU President Michael A. McRobbie. “The number of faculty members who participated in the preliminary proposals we received strongly reflects our faculty’s commitment to transformative, innovative and interdisciplinary research that benefits the people of Indiana, the nation and the world.”

The selected preliminary proposals and their team leaders are:

  • “Health Equity in Indiana and Beyond,” David Burr, Distinguished Professor and associate vice chancellor for research at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Michael Reece, professor and associate dean at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington.
  • “Preparing for Change: Sustaining Nature’s Assets, Public Health and Human Well-Being,” Ellen Ketterson, Distinguished Professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology.
  • “Shaping Our Future: Knowledge, Science and Governance for Sustainable Water Resources,” Todd Royer, associate professor in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington.
  • “Transforming Environmental Protection and Health for Indiana and Beyond,” Joseph Shaw, associate professor in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington.
  • “Precision Medicine Initiative,” Anantha Shekhar, associate vice president for clinical affairs at IU and executive associate dean for research at the IU School of Medicine on the IUPUI campus.

All preliminary proposals were evaluated by a faculty review committee, which recommended a subset for further consideration to McRobbie, who named the five selected for development into full proposals.

IU Vice President for Research Fred Cate, whose office is overseeing the Grand Challenges Program, noted that all five proposals selected for further development focused on medicine or the environmental science and policy, which are recognized strengths of IU.

“While we received proposals from a wide variety of fields, these five proposals impressed the reviewers as not only strong in their own right but as addressing issues of particular importance to the people and economy of Indiana,” Cate said. “Moreover, these proposals draw effectively on a wide range of strengths at IU, including not only health care and environmental science, but basic sciences, information technology, and public policy and management.”

Over the next four months, Cate said, members of the Office of the Vice President for Research and other campus and university offices will work with the teams to develop the strongest proposals possible.

In addition to substantial financial support, the IU Grand Challenges Program will also provide up to 30 new faculty positions, as well as support for faculty startup needs, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, equipment and facilities for each funded proposal.

Full proposals from the finalists are due April 18, and McRobbie is expected to announce the one or two to be funded in June. More information on each proposal is available at the Grand Challenges Program website.