Reading at the Table Series to feature Stephen Towne

imagesSurveillance and Spies in the Civil War:  Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America’s Heartland

Dec. 13, 2016, 11:30am-1:00pm

University Place Conference Center, Room 200

Stephen E. Towne, Ph.D., University Library

Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War represents path-breaking research on the rise of U.S. Army intelligence operations in the Midwest during the American Civil War and counters long-standing assumptions about Northern politics and society. At the beginning of the rebellion, state governors in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois cooperated with federal law enforcement officials in various attempts—all failed—to investigate reports of secret groups and individuals who opposed the Union war effort.

Starting in 1862, army commanders took it upon themselves to initiate investigations of antiwar sentiment in those states. By 1863, several of them had established intelligence operations staffed by hired civilian detectives and by soldiers detailed from their units to chase down deserters and draft dodgers, to maintain surveillance on suspected persons and groups, and to investigate organized resistance to the draft. By 1864, these spies had infiltrated secret organizations that, sometimes in collaboration with Confederate rebels, aimed to subvert the war effort.

Stephen E. Towne is the first to thoroughly explore the role and impact of Union spies against Confederate plots in the North. This new analysis invites historians to delve more deeply into the fabric of the Northern wartime experience and reinterpret the period based on broader archival evidence.

The annual Reading at the Table series provides an opportunity for members of the IUPUI community to celebrate published books written by IUPUI faculty or staff. During each luncheon, the featured author/editor will read from his or her work and open the floor to discussion. Seating is limited; registration is encouraged and can be completed on the campus Events Page. Walk-ins will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis—if space is available. Purchase of a buffet-style lunch for $13.00 (dessert and soft drinks not included) is required to attend this event.

Artist Faith Ringgold to speak at Herron Undergraduate Student Exhibition opening

tar-beachArtist Faith Ringgold will present the 2016 Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture at the Herron School of Art and Design.

The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Basile Auditorium of Eskenazi Hall on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. The lecture, with a book signing and reception immediately following, coincides with the opening of the Undergraduate Student Exhibition and is free and open to the public.

Ringgold creates art in many mediums, including quilting, which she has described as a way to make her subject matter more approachable. Her art and activism of the 1960s and ’70s called out museums for not being inclusive of works by women and people of color. “Tar Beach,” one of the most famous of her narrative quilts, now resides at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Ringgold created “Tar Beach” as part of theWoman on a Bridge” series, begun in the late 1980s. The story of a young girl’s resilient flights of fancy from the “tar beach” rooftop of her family home also became the first of 20 children’s books written and/or illustrated by Ringgold. “Tar Beach” has won numerous awards, including a Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King illustrator award.

Ringgold is the recipient of more than 75 awards, including 23 honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees and fellowships. Her work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. She lives and works in Englewood, New Jersey. She is a professor emerita of the University of California, San Diego, where she taught art from 1984 until 2002. 

About the Undergraduate Exhibition
This year’s Undergraduate Exhibition jurist is Liz Garvey of Garvey Simon Art Access in New York City. Garvey will choose works from student submissions across a wide variety of media. The exhibition will take place in the Berkshire, Reese, Paul, and Marsh galleries. The Basile Gallery will feature a sampling of broadsides and artists’ books from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here CoalitionThe collection represents the solidarity with the people of Iraq that poured forth from around the globe in response to the 2007 car bombing of the intellectual center of Baghdad.

About the Jane Fortune Lecture
“I want to make an impact on the community that surrounds me and help make the arts accessible to our residents,” said Jane Fortune, author, cultural editor, art historian, art collector, and philanthropist, when she established the Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture. This series brings prominent female artists to the Herron School of Art and Design and has included Polly Apfelbaum, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Deborah Butterfield, Judy Chicago, and Eleanor Antin. For gallery hours and parking information, visit the Herron Galleries online.

View original press release from the IUPUI Newsroom.

Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grants

Brief Description:

The Graham Foundation offers Production and Presentation Grants to organizations. These grants assist organizations with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, conferences/lectures, and other public programs. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, budgets, and production and dissemination plans. The IUPUI internal deadline for submissions is January 25, 2017. Limited submissions will be accepted here.

 

Award Amount:

Grant amount: Not to exceed $30,000 and are likely to be less. Given the demand for funding, the Graham Foundation is not always able to fund grantees at the full request amount.

Grant period: Must be completed within two years. Applicants should allow sufficient time to plan, implement, and close out their projects.

Limitation: One per School or Department per campus. An organization or academic department/unit may only apply for one grant per year. (In the case of large institutions with multiple departments, a subsidiary department/unit may apply for one grant per year. For example, an academic department/unit at a university may apply for one grant per year.)

 

To apply for IU Internal competition:

January 25, 2017 is only a suggested internal deadline. This internal competition will be handled by your Department or School since the limitation applies to each. Contact your Dean or Department Chair for instructions if you are interested in this program.

Applicants must inform Limited Submissions, limsub@iu.edu, of submissions. IUPUI applicants must also copy Etta Ward, emward@iupui.edu.

 

Visit the IU Limited Submission website to view a list of other limited submission opportunities.

INconversation with Jim Madison

nextinAttend a special Next Indiana-themed INconversation with Indiana historian Jim Madison days before our state’s bicentennial. Eric Halvorson, a former anchor for WISH-TV, will moderate a candid, surprising and thoughtful discussion with Madison about what’s next for the Hoosier State. The event will be held in the WFYI Public Media Community Room at 8am on December 1st. The audience will also get a behind-the-scenes look at stories from WFYI’s Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana. The two worked on the four-part documentary released earlier this year.

Tickets are free, but seating is limited, so be sure to register now!

Faculty & Staff Development Opportunities

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This list is provided by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning Office of Community Engagement newsletter. The Center for Service and Learning does not endorse or sponsor any conferences or workshops in this newsletter with the exception of those planned by their office. Individuals are responsible for contacting the event sponsors for additional information.

Center for Service and Learning – Awards, Grants & Scholarships

Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase Poster Presentation Applications Now Open

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

About: Poster presentations will once again be a part of the Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase being held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The showcase recognizes the impact of each of these things on the IUPUI campus and in the community. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to apply.

Audience: Students, faculty, and staff

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Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning

 

Accepting Nominations for the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

About: The Plater Civic Engagement Medallion was established in 2006 to honor graduates who have excelled in their commitment to the community through activities such as service learning, volunteerism, community/social issue advocacy, community work-study, and political engagement.

Audience: Faculty, staff, and students

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Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning

 

Dissemination Grants

Application Deadline: Through April 2017 or until funding is exhausted.

About: The Center for Service and Learning has designated funds for small dissemination grants between $250 and $750. These grants are available to support faculty and instructional staff in disseminating work associated with civic and community engagement in higher education, particularly work that raises critical questions, identifies innovative practices, or builds the knowledge base related to:

  • service learning and related community-engaged pedagogies
  • community-university partnerships
  • public scholarship, community-based participatory research/design, and knowledge mobilization
  • institutionalization of community-engagement

Audience: Full-time IUPUI faculty, lecturers, clinical faculty, and instructional staff. Part-time faculty may also be eligible with support from their chair/director.

Learn more   Apply

Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning

 

Center for Service & Learning – Convenings, Workshops & Conferences

Applying the IUPUI Service Learning Taxonomy to Further Service Learning Practice and Research

Date: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Hine Hall 234D

About: In this highly interactive workshop, Dr. Julie Hatcher and Tom Hahn will use the new IUPUI Service Learning Taxonomy to provide a framework for improving service learning pedagogy and research. Attendees will be able to compare their current service learning practice to the framework of the taxonomy and discuss ways to enhance selected components of course design.  Further, attendees will be able to discuss potential research studies on service learning based on the taxonomy.

Audience: Interested faculty, administrators, staff, and graduate students.

Learn more   Register

Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning

 

Service Learning the Basics: Introduction to Community Project Planning

Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Time: Noon – 1:15 pm

Location: CSL Conference Room, Hine Hall 234D

About:The service or community-based project is an essential building block of service learning course/program design. One distinguishing feature of these projects is instructors working closely with community agency(ies) to collaboratively design the project as well as develop shared goals, processes, and intended project outcomes. In this session, we will discuss strategies for working with community stakeholders on project design, including logistics, appropriate timelines, effective communication, and shared goal setting. Attendees may be new to service learning or community-based project planning or looking to refresh their skill set in working with community partners.

Audience: Faculty, staff, administrators, and students

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Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning

 

Campus Opportunities – Awards, Grants, & Scholarships

IU Grand Challenges Initiative – RFP

Proposals Due: Friday, November 11th, 2016

About: Grand Challenges are defined in the Bicentennial Strategic Plan as “major and large-scale problems” facing humanity that can “only be addressed by multidisciplinary teams of the best researchers.”The development, proposal, and selection process in 2016-17 will facilitate the creation of a diverse array of initial concept proposals from faculty and deans during the fall semester. Approximately five will be selected for further development during spring semester 2017, and ultimately one recipient will be selected for implementation in late 2017 or early 2018. Proposals not selected in 2016-17 may be revised and resubmitted in future years, or may be considered for other types of research funding if appropriate.

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Sponsor(s): Indiana University Research Gateway

 

Staff Council Professional Development Grant

Rolling Deadline(s): Thursday, December 1, 2016; Saturday, April 1, 2017

About: In 2014, the IUPUI Staff Council began awarding grants three times annually to staff to pursue professional development opportunities. The purpose of the Professional Development Grants program of the IUPUI Staff Council is to award recognition and financial support to individual staff members who engage in professional development activities that will enhance the status of and demonstrate the value of the entire staff at IUPUI.

Audience: All IUPUI staff members. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about civic minded professionalism in the academy.

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Sponsor(s): IUPUI Staff Council

 

Campus Opportunities – Convenings, Workshops, & Conferences

Chancellor’s Diversity Series: An Evening with Wes Moore

Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: IUPUI Hine Hall Ballroom

About: Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, promising business leader, and author. A White House Fellow from 2006-2007, Moore served as a special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Following his time at the White House, Moore became an investment professional in New York at Citigroup, focusing on global technology and alternative investments.

Audience: Free and open to the public

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Near West Neighborhood Conversation for Engaged Faculty and Staff

Date: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Time: Noon – 1:00 pm

Location: Christamore House, 502 N Tremont St. Indianapolis, IN 46222

About: Are you a community engaged faculty or staff member wanting to Learn more about the Quality of Life work happening on the Near Westside of Indianapolis? Please join us for a brown bag lunchtime panel discussion and hear from community organizations discussing their roles in strategic Quality of Life initiatives. You will have the opportunity to Learn more about ongoing programs and projects as well as how you as a practitioner and/or scholar can become involved and partner in moving these initiatives forward.

Audience: Interested faculty, administrators, staff, and students

Learn more    Register

Sponsor(s): Office of Community Engagement

 

FYI – Engaged Scholars Blogademia

Helping Participants Make Group Decisions: Key Talents for Better Public Participation, Part 13

About: In this iteration of “Helping Participants Make Group Decisions” Matt Leighninger and Tina Nabatchi discuss dotmocracy and keypad polling as tools for making group decisions. Dotmocracy is also known as “dot-voting” and is “useful for ranking or selecting ideas, alternatives or options.” Voters are given stickers to vote and the option with the most stickers wins. Keypad polling allows organizers to ask multiple choice questions that participants can response to immediately. The results are readily accessible as well.

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Peer Review & Online Networks

Find Peer Reviewers for Your Scholarly Community Work Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Date: Open

About: Disseminate your work through CES4Health, a program through Community-Campus partnerships for health! CES4Health peer-reviews and publishes products of community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles.

Learn more

 

Join the Community and Service Learning Professionals in Higher Education Facebook Group

About: This Facebook group is a networking tool for those working or volunteering in community service, service learning, civic engagement, or alternative breaks. Meet and talk with colleagues, share resources, ask questions, post jobs, and network.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, students, and community practitioners

Learn more

 

External Opportunities – Convenings, Conferences, & Workshops

Call for Proposal Submissions: C2Uexpo 2017

Proposal Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Conference Dates: Friday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 5th, 2017

Location: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

About: C2Uexpo 2017 will celebrate and showcase community-campus partnerships – local, national and global – which advance social, health, environmental, educational and collective strategies supporting transformation for the common good. We invite proposals that: Highlight the impacts that community-campus partnerships are making in society, communities, and lives of individuals.

Learn more   Apply

Sponsor(s): Simon Fraser University

 

Call for Proposals: Indiana Campus Compact’s 7th Annual Service Engagement Summit

Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Conference Dates: Monday, February 27th – Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

About: We will focus on the role of social justice in higher education through the lens of power, priviledge, and the coming together of communities. While this focus may seem narrow, we do encourage you to think about what your motivation is for the work you do; we think you will find that you look through the lens of making life better for your fellow citizens.

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Sponsor(s): Indiana Campus Compact

 

Online Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization: Open for Registration

Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 25, 2016

About: The Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization builds capacity for the transformation of knowledge into action. Participants will learn to identify and address barriers to knowledge mobilization, transfer or exchange, and use tools and techniques to facilitate the development of evidence-informed policy and practice.

Audience: KMb practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and service providers working in the social sciences, human services, and health sectors. Graduate students also welcome.

Learn more   Register

Sponsor(s): University of Guelph

 

Call for Proposal Submissions: 7th International Symposium on Service-Learning

Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Registration Opens: Tuesday, February 7th, 2016

Conference Dates: Wednesday, June 14th – Friday, June 16th, 2017

Location: National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

About: The purpose of the 7th International Symposium on Service-Learning is to focus on transformation in higher education and the role that service-learning plays. The focus will be on experiences of transformation across the globe and how service-learning transforms students to critical citizens, faculty to engaged scholars and communities into living knowledge incubators. These focal points will be threaded throughout a variety of presentation types and formats to allow for meaningful dialogue among academics, community partners, students, and other professionals.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, and students

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Sponsor(s): National University of Ireland, Universeieit Stellenbosch University, and University of Indianapolis

 

Global Health and Innovation 14th Annual Conference

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Conference Dates: Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Location: New Haven, Connecticut

About: The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register by July 31 for a 50% discount off of the full rate.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, and graduate students.

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Sponsor(s): Unite for Sight

 

7th Season Critical Participatory Action Research [PAR] Institute

Applications Due: Monday, January 9th, 2017

Institute Dates: Tuesday, May 30th – Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

About: The Critical Participatory Action Research Institute is designed to introduce theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research (PAR) to graduate students, faculty, and members of community organizations. Through seminars, round-tables, and hands-on workshops with experienced researchers, participants gain the necessary skills and knowledge to integrate a critical PAR approach into their scholarship, research, and/or organizing.

Audience: Faculty, staff, administrators, and students

Learn more   Apply

 

2017 AAC&U General Education Assessment: Design for Student Learning

Conference Dates: Thursday, February 23rd – Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

About: AAC&U invites proposals for concurrent sessions at the 2017 Network for Academic Renewal conference. Proposals are invited and encouraged to showcase evidence-based practices that are poised for adaptation in a wide range of institutional types, including community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

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Sponsor(s): Association of American Colleges and Universities

 

Elevating Higher Education for the Public Good: Commitment/Action/Impact

Conference Dates: Thursday, April 6th – Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Location: Denver, Colorado

About: Please join the Western Region of Campus Compact for the 19th Continuums of Service Conference to elevate the commitment, action, and impact of higher education and the public good. This year’s conference will empower students, faculty, administrators, and community partners to embrace a commitment to advance civic and community engagement for a just, equitable, and sustainable future.

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Sponsor(s): Campus Compact, Western Region

 

Publication & Dissemination Opportunities

Call for Stories: Community-Academic Partnerships in Research and Public Health

Story Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

About: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics will publish a collection of personal stories from academic researchers, service providers, and leaders of community organizations who have actively engaged in community-academic partnerships. We seek stories from individuals who have first-hand experience engaging in community-academic partnerships to conduct research or deliver health services.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, and students

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Sponsor(s): Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Journal

Herron Art Library hosting public reception and lecture on papermaking in the Islamic world

31qnds3gwc_actualHerron Art Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is hosting a free reception and lecture Nov. 16 presented by Radha Pandey, papermaker and letterpress printer, on Islamic-world papermaking.

The event will begin with a reception at the Herron Art Library, 735 W. New York St., at 4:30 p.m., followed by the lecture in the Herron auditorium at 6 p.m. The lecture will conclude with a Q&A session with hands-on samples of traditional Islamic papers from India, dyestuffs, and tools used for burnishing and sheetforming.

The talk will cover traditional Islamic-world papermaking history and technique, with a focus on contemporary practices in India.

The Kagzi family will be used as a case study to illuminate the introduction of papermaking in India and how it changed under British rule. The discussion will also cover how papermaking affected printing, publishing and literacy, and why it is relevant today.

Pandey earned her MFA in book arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book, where she studied letterpress printing, bookbinding and papermaking with a focus on Western, Eastern and Islamic papermaking techniques. Her artist’s books are held in 25 public collections, including the Library of Congress and Yale University. Currently, Pandey is the lead papermaker and studio coordinator at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland.

The event is free to the public. RSVPs to ulibert@iupui.edu are strongly encouraged, as space is limited. Paid parking is available at the Sports Complex Garage at West New York and Blake streets, as well as at the Riverwalk Garage, just south of the Sports Complex Garage.

About Herron Art Library at IUPUI: The Herron Art Library is a full-service branch of IUPUI University Library. The library serves IUPUI students, faculty and staff as well as the local community and beyond. The collections focus on the study of the fine arts with an emphasis on modern and contemporary areas as well as a notable fine press and artist’s book collection nearing 1,000 items.

See the original news release for this event from the IUPUI Newsroom.

Reiberg Reading Series to present Keith Leonard

keith-leonard-reiberg-web-friendlyKeith Leonard’s first collection of poems, Ramshackle Ode, was published in 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the author of a chapbook, Still, the Shore, published by YesYes Books. Keith is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Indiana University.

On December 1st, 2016, at 7pm, Keith will be reading from his poetry collection in the Lily Auditorium of the IUPUI University Library.

Support for the Reiberg Reading Series is provided by the Reiberg family, the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute, the IUPUI Department of English, 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.

2016 John D. Barlow Lecture in the Humanities

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In conjunction with Spirit & Place’s 21st Annual Public Conversation

 

A sculptor, sociologist, community activist, and political scientist reflect on poverty, homelessness, public policy, and the human spirit.What if “home” is an unaffordable place? What if we’re unwelcome in the spaces we try to claim as “home?” How do we make the idea of “home” a reality for those without? New York Times bestselling author Matthew Desmond (Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City), sculptor Timothy Schmalz (“Homeless Jesus”), and MLK Center executive director Allison Luthe, along with moderator Terri Jett of Butler University, will grapple with the essence of home from their unique perspectives.

Join us for a conversation between four leaders with unique perspectives into theme of “Home” and the issues surrounding it as they examine the nuances of home through a tighter social justice and policy lens to understand the opportunities and challenges we face as a society when it comes to creating just communities.

Sunday, November 13, 2016, Indiana Landmarks Center (1201 Central Ave), 4-5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

 

IUPUI Native American Heritage Month Celebration Events Announced

2016-nahm-flyerThe observance of November as Native American Heritage Month at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis continues. Upcoming programs scheduled as part of the monthlong celebration are:

WANTED: Native American Art Imposters 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Lilly Auditorium of the IUPUI University Library

2nd Annual Dept. of Philosophy Native Speaker Series: Telling Miami History Through Families: Scott Shoemaker Noon Nov. 15, Joseph T. Taylor Hall, Room 104

Tracing Roots and Tracking Branches: American Indian Genealogy Workshop 6 p.m. Nov. 17, Lilly Auditorium of the IUPUI University Library

NAIS Program How-Wow! 4 p.m. Nov. 28, Cavanaugh Hall, Room 508

Cultural Movie Series: “Up Heartbreak Hill” 6 p.m. Nov. 29, Multicultural Center Cultural Lounge (Taylor Hall, Room 101)

Native American Heritage Month Closing: Community Conversations: How Do We Create Places of Honor? 6 p.m. Nov. 30, Taylor Hall, Room 104

Campus sponsors of Native American Heritage Month events include the American Indian Program, Native American & Indigenous Studies; the Native American Faculty and Staff Council; the Native American Student Alliance; the Multicultural Center; the LGBT Faculty & Staff Council; the Department of Philosophy; and a Student Organization Grant.

For additional information about events, contact the IUPUI American Indians Program, 317-274-8356.

Reading at the Table Series to feature Jane Schultz

Mercy Street“Mercy Street” Consultant for PBS Series on Nursing in Civil War, 2014-16

Nov. 16, 2016, 11:30am-1:00pm

University Place Conference Center, Room 200

Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D., Department of English

Professor Schultz’s scholarship on health and hospital services during the Civil War earned her the invitation to consult with producers of the PBS series “Mercy Street.”  Based on events that hospital workers recorded in their diaries and letters, the series illuminates the complex negotiations of diverse constituencies that gathered to promote sick and wounded soldiers’ survival.

It’s those historical records and diaries that Schultz first encountered at the National Archives in the 1990s that launched her on what she described as her serious work of describing the experiences of these nurses.  “More than 21,000 women in the Union alone provided hospital services, seven times as many as was estimated at an earlier time,” Schultz said.  And many wrote their experiences down because people in the 1860s realized they were passing through something transformational.  Few have known about this aspect of the Civil War.  Schultz said, “At long last, the public can be witness to the fascinating and sometimes dramatic stories that circulated through the health and hospital quarters of the Civil War.”  [From IU Communications news release January 28, 2016]

The annual Reading at the Table series provides an opportunity for members of the IUPUI community to celebrate published books written by IUPUI faculty or staff. During each luncheon, the featured author/editor will read from his or her work and open the floor to discussion. Seating is limited; registration is encouraged and can be completed on the campus Events Page. Walk-ins will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis—if space is available. Purchase of a buffet-style lunch for $13.00 (dessert and soft drinks not included) is required to attend this event.