Spirit & Place Festival River Walk & Sketch, Wandering to Where We All Live, to be held at Holcomb Gardens

Blue Square

river-walk-and-sketch-finalOn November 12, 2016, art, science, and curiosity will combine in an exploratory river walk & sketch with local artists, scientists, and community members to explore a different way of seeing and knowing our city’s waterways.

All art supplies will be provided. The group will meet at the Canal Bridge in Holcomb Gardens at 10:00 am. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and terrain. Be sure to RSVP to mtrueblo@butler.edu to grab one of the limited spaces!

This event is co-sponsored by the Butler University Center for Urban Ecology (CUE), Spirit and Place, the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute, the daVinci Pursuit, and the Town of Rocky Ripple.

Critical Conversations to feature Book Discussion on The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

critical-conversations-flyerWes Moore’s best-selling book traces the true stories of two young black men growing up in Baltimore in the 1980s-90s, examines the socio-economic realities they faced, and shares how education and mentoring can work against systemic inequity.  Wes Moore talks about the book here, here and here.   

Participants in the discussion, located at the University Library Room 1126 on Wednesday, November 2, are encouraged to purchase this book online at Amazon or check out a copy at University Library, but please attend whether you’ve read the book or not.  The goal of these monthly informal Critical Conversations is to create a space for faculty and staff to engage one another on difficult topics relating to diversity, equity and inclusion.  Whether you come to share, question and comment, or sit back and listen, all are welcome.  

Wes Moore will also be the featured speaker for the Chancellor’s Diversity Lecture Series on November 10, 2016.  Please encourage others to attend as well!

Visiting Scholar Dr. Janice McMillan to discuss Boundary Spanning

Dr. Janice McMillan
Dr. Janice McMillan

“I think that we should ask the question about poverty differently”: The role of boundary spanning in educating critically engaged student-citizens in the context of social justice

As South African society continues to grapple with the legacy of apartheid, colleges and universities have been called to task about their own roles in impeding student access, equity, and inclusion. The University of Capetown, like other campuses, has witnessed the growth of a strong student protest movement seeking free tuition and a culturally relevant curriculum. In such circumstances, how should universities respond? How can faculty and staff meaningfully respond? How do we meaningfully support students?

In this presentation at noon on October 21st, join Dr. Janice McMillan in Hine Hall, Room 208, as she reflects on her work at the University of Cape Town and her work with their global citizenship program to highlight how they have been working with student leaders in a context of social justice. Through this work, the role of ‘boundary spanning’ emerges as an important civic skill to cultivate global learning and active citizenship.

To view more details or to register for this event, please click here.

Chancellor’s Diversity Lecture Series to feature three notable speakers

The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor’s Diversity Lecture Series will feature three notable speakers: a school expert; a combat veteran, business leader and former special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; and a young woman determined to become the first hijabi journalist on commercial television.

Pedro Noguera
Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera, a Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, will be the first, speaking at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in Rooms 450 A and B in the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

Noguera’s research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional, and global contexts. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Berkeley. He also served as a trustee for the State University of New York as an appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Wes Moore
Wes Moore

Wes Moore, a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, promising business leader, and author, will speak at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Hine Hall ballroom on the IUPUI campus. A White House Fellow from 2006-07, Moore served as a special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Following his time at the White House, he became an investment professional in New York at Citigroup, focusing on global technology and alternative investments. In 2009 he was selected as an Asia Society Fellow. Moore was named one of Ebony magazine’s “Top 30 Leaders Under 30” for 2007 and was on the the 2009 “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” list in Crain’s New York Business.

Noor Tagouri
Noor Tagouri

Noor Tagouri will speak at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 in Room 450 C in the IUPUI Campus Center. Since the launch of the viral #letnoorshine campaign in 2012, Tagouri has gained international attention as one of the most talked-about young adults in the country. Determined to become the first hijabi journalist on commercial television in the United States, Tagouri has embarked on a unique journey to achieve her dream, breaking down significant barriers in the process. She has since become an associate journalist for CBS Radio in Washington, D.C.; graduated from one of the top journalism schools at the age of 20; become a local news reporter in the D.C. metro area for CTV News; and has traveled all over the world as a motivational speaker.

View the original news release here.

Death of the Mechanical Man premiers in City Market Catacombs

dotmm-with-eventbriteOn October 25, 2016, at 7 pm, the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute presents the premier of the new audio-visual sci-fi experience, Death of the Mechanical Man. Developed by Big Robot, this work brings together silent film, acoustic instruments, and computer interactivity to create a multi-dimensional performance of sound and space in the heart of the brick barrel arches and limestone columns of Indianapolis’ City Market Catacombs.

This event is supported by our partners at Sun King Brewing. Additional support provided by the IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology and the Donal Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center.

The City Market Catacombs are an undeveloped historic asset and are not handicapped accessible. The Catacombs feature a very rough, uneven dirt floor. This event is not navigable for guests with walkers, canes, strollers, or wheelchairs. We recommend closed-toed shoes. Alert to people with breathing sensitivities: The Catacombs are a musty, sometimes damp area. Guests assume all personal liability for entering the catacombs for this free, public event.