IU Professor Edward Linenthal to present a lecture on America’s Holocaust Museum

IUPUI’s Department of Religious Studies invites you to join one of the country’s foremost academic authorities on memorials and sacred spaces for a lecture on the development, building, and impact of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Edward T. Linenthal is author of Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum, The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory, and Sacred Ground: America and Their Battlefields. A former visiting scholar of civic engagement and public history at the U.S. National Park Service, he has served on the Flight 93 Memorial Commission and has been a member of an advisory group for the memorial to those murdered in the terrorist attack in Norway in 2011.

Professor Linenthal will give a lecture on “The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum” on April 24, 2017, at 6pm in the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 409. If needed, parking is available in the Vermont Street Garage.

This event is sponsored by the IUPUI Department of Religious Studies.

Reiberg Reading Series to feature Lili Wright

The IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute and the IUPUI English Department present the Rufus and Louise Reiberg Reading Series featuring Lili Wright. Lili Wright is the author of Dancing with the Tiger, a literary thriller set in Mexico, and the travel memoir Learning to Float. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and numerous other publications. On April 20 at 8pm in Campus Center Room 405, Wright will read from and discuss her new novel, which The New York Times called “electric with plot.”

Attendees are encouraged to register for free tickets, as seating will be limited. Books will be available for purchase, and the author will sign books after the reading.

Support for the Reiberg Reading Series provided by: 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.

Entanglements Series: Humanity at the Crossroads

The Crossroads Project brings the power of performance art to bear one of the great conversations of our time — humanity’s growing unsustainability and the possibility for a truly meaningful response. Comprising two original performance works ― grounded in science and elevated by art ― the project offers audiences an evocative and shared space from which to contemplate the choices before us and the pathways they create.

This multimedia performance fuses spoken word, live music, painting, and photography to reflect upon some of the most pressing issues facing humanity today. After the performance, the Crossroads Project team participate in a conversation with the audience. The performance will take place at the Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St. in Indianapolis, on Wednesday, April 12 at 7pm. Free tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Funding for this presentation of The Crossroads Project is provided by an IU New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grant.


Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership

Blue Square
At noon on March 10, 2017, Melissa Greenwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office, Finish Line, Inc. will be discussing and signing her new book about gender imbalance in corporate and business leadership and what to do about it. This event, which takes place at the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 305, is open to the campus and public. A free copy of the book will be given to the first 25 attendees.  A light lunch will be served, so please register for this event.
The discussion is co-sponsored by the IUPUI Office for Women and the IU Kelley School of Business.

Reading at the Table Series to feature Ulf Bjork

51iyaorg9ml-_sx320_bo1204203200_A History of the International Movement of Journalists:  Professionalism Versus Politics 

March 22, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm

University Place Conference Center, Room 200

Ulf Jonas Bjork, Ph.D., Department of Journalism and Public Relations

This study presents a general history of how journalism as an emerging profession became internationally organized over the past 120 years, seen mainly through the associations founded to promote the interests of journalists around the world.

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.

2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program now accepting applications

The competition for the 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends more than 500 American scholars and professionals annually to more than 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Visit the CIES website for application details.

Please keep in mind that grant lengths vary and are specified in the award description, that grant benefits vary but generally include travel and living expenses for the awardee and accompanying dependents, that applications are open to all U.S. citizens, but permanent residents are not eligible, and that the application deadline is August 1, 2017.

The Catalog of Awards is available through the Fulbright website. You may also join the My Fulbright online community for updates and to access helpful resources for applicants.

For more information, visit the CIES website or contact the Fulbright representative on your campus. The IUPUI representative is Dr. Leslie Bozeman.

Love and Affection in a Hostile World – Phyllis Bramson Exhibit

“It’s an Old Story … But a New Day”

This exhibition surveys three decades of work by the Chicago-based artist Phyllis Bramson. Bringing together more than 25 paintings and assemblages, Love and Affection in a Hostile World explores Bramson’s ongoing interest in Eastern mythology and iconography from the perspective of the Western imagination.

Bramson will deliver the 2017 Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, in the Basile Auditorium of Eskenazi Hall. An opening reception will immediately follow the talk. The exhibition will then be on display in the Berkshire, Reese, and Paul Galleries until April 15.

NEH Humanities Access Grant internal deadline is March 29

The internal deadline for NEH Humanities Access Grant applications is March 29, 2017. More information on grant requirements or the application process can be found on the IU Research website.

Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: youth, communities of color, and economically disadvantaged populations. Humanities Access grants establish or augment term endowments (that is, endowments whose funds are entirely expended over the course of a set time period) to provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, HBCUs and tribal colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations. Humanities Access grants are intended to seed longer-term endowment-building efforts.

Programs supported by Humanities Access grants might include, for example, a summer project for teens at a local historical society; internships for Native American students at a tribal museum; or a Clemente course at a homeless shelter organized by a community college.

States of Incarceration Exhibit opens April 13

Indianapolis Central Public Library Atrium

States of Incarceration is a traveling exhibit and website created by over 500 students and others deeply affected by incarceration in 20 cities across the United States. These students grew up in a country that incarcerates more of its people, including immigrants, than any country in the world – and at any point in its history. Recently, they have witnessed a new bipartisan consensus that the criminal justice system is broken and yet there is intense conflict over how to fix it.

The exhibit will be open from April 13 to May 14 at the Indianapolis Central Library, 40 E. St. Claire Street.

States of Incarceration explores the roots of mass incarceration through stories rooted in our own communities, and its goal is to open national dialogue on what should happen next. More information and specific exhibition hours can be found on the exhibition website.

The exhibition will also include several public events, including the screening and panel discussion of the documentary “13th”, a conversation on the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, the Pages to Prison book drive, an opening reception and panel, a spoken word performance, a mental health first aid certification class, and a public conversation. Some of these events require registration to attend; please click on the links provided to see event details.

Support for this exhibition has been provided by The New School Humanities Action Lab, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Indiana Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Netflix, Circle City (IN) Chapter of Links, Inc., Create Forward, LLC, Mental Health First Aid, Midwest Pages for Prisoners, the IUPUI Museum Studies Program, the Cultural Heritage Research Center, the IU School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI Social Justice Education, the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, the Inside-Out Center, and the Indianapolis Public Library.