Lecture Series | Phillip Tennant Furniture Artisan Lecture presents Don Miller

Date:February 16, 2016Don Miller Image
Location: Eskenazi Hall, HR 144
Time: 6:00 PM

Herron School of Art and Design announces today that Don Miller, associate professor of crafts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, will provide the first artist’s talk in the new Phillip Tennant Furniture Artisan Lecture series. The talk will take place in the Room 144 of Eskenazi Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m. on February 16 and is free and open to the public.

The series name honors the founding instructor of Herron’s Furniture Design Program, Professor Phillip Tennant, who retired in 2013. Donors James W. and Nancy C. Smith created the endowment that will fund an annual visiting artist-scholar from a field related to furniture design and fabrication.

Miller’s talk, “Bending the Grid,” will center on his life as a woodworker and educator, exploring the need to create. It will include a visual presentation he described as “Some inspiration, some risks and failures, but mostly … the work that continues to challenge me to start the next piece.”

Lecture | The Museum of Madness at the Villejuif Asylum in Paris in 1900

Date: February 9, 2016Indiana Medical History Museum Image
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Medical Library, IB 301

Dr. Nelson will explore one of the first collections of artwork created by institutionalized mental patients, and how doctors interpreted patient art in terms of new, evolutionary understandings of mental illness. It will also analyze the importance of art-making and collecting at a time of significant institutional reform. Ultimately, this historical case study sheds light on the possibilities and limitations of integrating medicine and the arts.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the presentation the participant should be able to:
• To understand the impact of social and institutional context on patients and health care providers.
• To critically examine tensions between scientific understanding and patient care in a historical case study.
• To recognize the dynamic interrelationships among medicine, and the human and social sciences.

Co-sponsored by John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, IU Student History of Medicine Interest Group, Ruth Lilly History of Medicine Series.


Date: February 4, 2016indianapolis museum of art image
Time: 4-8:00 PM
Location: Indiana Museum of Art, DeBeost Lecture Hall

So you decided to be an art major. Now what? We’ve brought together a wide array of local creatives working in a surprising variety of fields—marketing, curating, museums, graphic design, business, and more—all with one thing in common: they began life as an art major. Learn about new avenues for your future career, understand the current job market, and network with local leaders who have successfully challenged the stereotype of a “starving artist.” Join us for future College Nights on March 3 and April 7.

Each panel will be moderated by our Curator of Audience Experience and Performance, Scott Stulen.

The New Kids (4 – 4:45 pm)
Brandon Schaaf – Executive Director, Know No Stranger
Taylor Sitorius – Curatorial Assistant, IMA
Amber Mills – Graphic Designer, IRT
Elisabeth Smith – Curatorial Assistant, IMA

The Art Professionals (5 – 5:45 pm)
Sarah Green – Curator and creator of The Art Assignment
Mindy Taylor Ross – Owner, Art Strategies
Shannon Linker – Arts Council of Indianapolis
Richard McCoy – Landmark Columbus

The Entrepreneurs (6 – 6:45 pm)
Brian McCutcheon – Artist and co-founder of Indianapolis Fabrications
Joe Jarzen – Keep Indy Beautiful
Amanda Taflinger – Homespun Indy
Michelle Pemberton – Photographer, Indy Star
Join some of our panelists afterwards for an informal social gathering in the IMA Pop Up Park.

The IMA’s ARTx Series is made possible by a gift from the Efroymson Family Fund
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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.

RSVP: libarsvp@iupui.edu with Una Osili talk in the subject line.
Supported by the IU School of Liberal Arts and the Office of Development and External Affairs

Speaker: Activist Angela Davis to deliver keynote address at IUPUI Martin Luther King Jr. dinner

INDIANAPOLIS — Political activist, scholar, author and educator Angela Y. Davis will deliverAngela Y. Davis, 2016 MLK Dinner speaker the keynote address during the 2016 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis dinner honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Organized by the Black Student Union in partnership with the Office of Student Involvement, the annual IUPUI Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner, now in its 47th year, will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington St., in downtown Indianapolis.

Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita in both the History of Consciousness Department and the Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will continue the King Dinner legacy of addressing civil-rights issues of equality, freedom, justice and opportunity. The theme for this year’s dinner is “A Time to Break the Silence.”
Professor Davis’ extensive research has focused on race, gender and mass incarceration. Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is the author of eight books, including the new edition of “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,” “The Meaning of Freedom,” “Abolition Democracy” and “Are Prisons Obsolete?”

Davis is also a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison system. Internationally, she is affiliated with Sisters Inside, an Australia-based organization that works for solidarity with women in prison. For 25 years, she has lectured across the United States to urge her audiences to think seriously about the possibility of a world without prisons.
Tickets for the King Dinner, on sale now through Dec. 23, are available in the Office of Student Involvement, located in Suite 370 at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. Tickets are $25 for IUPUI students; $65 for IUPUI faculty, staff and alumni; and $75 for community guests.

To purchase tickets, please contact dinner@iupui.edu or complete the Ticket Reservation form online and return the form with payment (cash or check only) to the following address:
2016 King Dinner Committee
420 University Blvd, Suite 370
Indianapolis, IN 46202
For questions, email dinner@iupui.edu or call the Office of Student Involvement at 317-274-3931.

Lecture: McKenzie Beverage and Gabe Filippelli talk Environmental Awareness

Date: December 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Circle Centre (2nd floor, across from H&M), 49 W. Maryland Street

Outpost Indy and the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute invite you to join us for weekly, Mckenzie Beverage Image one-hour discussions on connectivity, environmental awareness, good design, and community in Indianapolis.

This week, McKenzie Beverage and Gabe Filippelli talk Environmental Awareness

McKenzie Beverage, Sustainability Coordinator at Butler University: McKenzie holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University (Bloomington), where she focused on sustainable development and interned at the Office of Sustainability. Prior to Butler, McKenzie was the program advisor for the Student Sustainability Committee at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), overseeing more than $1 million in funding for green projects around campus.

Gabe Filippelli, Director of the Center for Urban Health, IUPUI: Gabe is the Professor of Gabe Filippelli ImageEarth Sciences at IUPUI and the Director of the Center for Urban Health. He specializes in environmental geochemistry and climate change science, developing and interpreting geochemical records of climate and climate change extracted from oceans and lakes, and he has studied heavy metal distributions, geochemistry, and human health impacts in wetland, soil, and riparian environments.

So come on down to the Circle Centre Mall (yes we did say the mall), bring your lunch and join us to discuss how we can make Indy a cooler, more beautiful, and greener place to live.

Presentation: Renowned Indiana historian tapped for inaugural ‘History Talks!’

INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana historian James Madison, author and Thomas and Kathryn Miller James Madison ImageProfessor of History Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington, will launch the new “History Talks!” series, designed to “engage the past, in the present, about the future.”

His presentation, “Two Centuries of Hoosiers,” will take place Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Indiana Landmarks Cook Theater, 1201 N. Central Ave. in Indianapolis. The interactive presentation and conversation begins at 4:30 p.m. Madison will sign copies of his books from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

“History Talks!” is a new series offering insightful conversations featuring leading historians who will shed light on the rich complexities of the past and help spark conversation on how the past is shaping Indiana’s present and future.

With the approach of Indiana’s bicentennial in 2016, Madison will present an overview of the state’s past, from Hoosier pioneers through the Civil War to the 21st century. His illustrated talk will highlight connections between past and present and help us think about the future.

Madison’s books include “Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana”; “Eli Lilly: A Life, 1885-1977”; “The Indiana Way: A State History”; and “A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America.” He serves on the boards of Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Historical Society and is a member of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. He began teaching history in 1976 and has lectured and consulted widely on Indiana topics.

“Jim Madison knows who we are because he knows who we, as Hoosiers, have been,” said David Bodenhamer, professor of history and executive director of the Polis Center in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. We are excited that he will be our inaugural History Talks! speaker, especially as we approach Indiana’s 200th anniversary. I cannot imagine a better guide to understanding what we might become as a state.”

The presentation is free and open to the general public. Request additional information or RSVP by contacting history@iupui.edu.

The “History Talks!” inaugural program is a collaboration between the Department of History in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the Spirit & Place Festival and Indiana Landmarks.

Lecture: HIV/AIDS survivor and advocate Sean Strub coming to IUPUI for World AIDS Day

Date: December 3, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: IUPUI Campus Center, RM 450CSean Strub Image

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis professor Carrie E. Foote and students in her sociology class AIDS and Society, offered in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, will host longtime HIV survivor and advocate Sean Strub as a World AIDS Day guest speaker.

An Evening with Sean Strub” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in Room 450C of the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. Strub, founder of POZ magazine, will present “The Criminalization of HIV,” a talk on how HIV-specific laws hurt public health and why reform is needed. Author of “Body Counts: A Memoir of Activism, Sex and Survival,” Strub will hold a book-signing immediately following his talk.

The Office of National AIDS Policy, along with various agencies and organizations such as the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Health and Human Services, the HIV Medicine Association, and the Positive Justice Project, has called for all states to review their laws concerning HIV exposure, Foote said.

Thirty-three states, including Indiana, have HIV-specific statutes that apply to people living with HIV and that penalize any alleged, perceived or suspected HIV exposure, regardless of intent to, or risk of, harm to another individual, Foote said.

“Many people think that the use of criminal law in cases where no HIV transmission occurred, or was even possible, is warranted and appropriate,” she said. “Mr. Strub will offer insights into how HIV-specific laws are not warranted and are actually quite harmful, stigmatizing and discriminatory toward people with HIV. He will elaborate on how these laws hurt public health and why it is therefore critical to reform these laws.”

Strub has been HIV-positive for more than 33 years. In 1994, he founded POZ, the leading independent global source of information about HIV. He presently is the executive director of the SERO Project, a network of people with HIV fighting for freedom from stigma and injustice, and is treasurer of the U.S. Caucus of People Living with HIV. He is considered an expert on HIV prevention and treatment policy and the intersection of sex, public health and the law.

The event is the brainchild of Tamarah Kilroy, an IUPUI senior studying social work who is also the service-learning assistant for Foote’s class. Questions about attending can be directed to Kilroy at tkilroy@imail.iu.edu.

Artist Talk: German artist Bastian Muhr to speak at Herron School of Art and Design

Date: December 2, 2015Bastian Muhr, untitled (detailed), 2014, Pencil/Paper
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Herron School of Art and Degin’s Basile Auditorium

German artist Bastian Muhr, who is know for his large-scale nonrepresentational works, will give a free public talk about his art in Herron School of Art and Design’s Basile Auditorium on Wednesday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m.
Muhr is also active member of an artist-run gallery in Leipzig.

During his two-day visit to Indianapolis, Muhr will do studio visits and have small-group meetings with students from Herron and the IUPUI Museum Studies program.

Muhr first encountered Herron through the school’s study abroad program in Central Europe this past summer. He is one of the artists who met with Herron students during that trip. Herron plans to repeat the Central Europe study in 2016.

Artist Bio:

Bastian Muhr (b.1981 in Braunschweig, Germany) loves to draw. He grew up in Berlin and moved to Leipzig in 2004 to study Painting and Graphic Arts at the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) where he graduated in 2010. Since then, he has exhibited regularly in Germany and abroad. Upcoming and recent solo exhibitions include: Drawings, Museum Wiesbaden, 2016; and Folge der Linie bis zum Elefanten, Galerie b2 Leipzig, 2014. Muhr’s works are in the collections of Berlin State Museums / Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin; Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig; Dresden State Art Collections/Kunstfonds, Dresden; German Federal Bank, Frankfurt; and Museum Angerlehner, Talheim bei Weis, Austria.

Co-sponsered by the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.

Lecture| Heather Blair Presents “Affecting Religion: Picturebooks and the Configuration of Childhood Virtues”

Date: Friday, Dec. 4,2015clip_image002_006
Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Location: UL 4115P

Heather Blair, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at IU-Bloomington presents, “Affecting Religion: Picturebooks and the Configuration of Childhood Virtues.” Postwar Japanese picture books often appropriate elements with recognizably religious pedigrees—characters, plots, visual imagery—for use in the education and entertainment of young children. Working against conventional interpretations of mainstream picturebooks as wholly secular and therefore un-religious, I argue that they in fact promote a transformed and acculturated form of religiosity. In this talk, focus on the affective and ethical dimensions of picturebooks by identifying and analyzing the childhood virtues they promote.

This event is sponsored by the IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society and by the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.