IUPUI Professors Debut BIG TENT Performance Concept at Indianapolis Museum of Art

Date: November 7, 2015Big Tent Image at Indianapolis Museum of Arts
Time: 12:30 PM-5PM
Location: Toby Theater at the Indianapolis Museum of Arts

INDIANAPOLIS — Robin Cox and Benjamin Smith will pitch their unique Big Tent for its public debut on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Toby Theater.

Cox and Smith, music and arts technology professors in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, are co-creators of Big Tent, a portable space designed for multimedia performance using the latest in audio and visual technologies.

Big Tent is a 40-foot-diameter octagon composed of 12-foot-high video-projection walls to showcase 360 degrees of art and other visuals, an array of audio speakers, and a central computer core to facilitate interaction between the acoustic and electronic performance.

Like circus tents of the previous century, Big Tent may be taken to a parking lot, a lawn, or a high school gym to transform that space into a multimedia art-and-performance venue.

The first Big Tent performance takes place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and features multimedia works by Cox, Smith, Herron School of Art and Design student Danielle Riede, Sharon Zhu, and more.

The second show of the day will be a production of Hourglass, a community-participation work Cox created to encourage dance movement through performance of a composed arc of music. It will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. and feature visuals by Smith, Shawn Goodman on bass clarinet, Cox as violinist and Stephanie Nugent as dance facilitator.

In addition to the Nov. 7 events, IMA will host a third Big Tent performance from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 28 as part of the museum’s “Silent Night” presentation.

Cox and Smith are hopeful that Big Tent will become a marketable invention. They foresee a continuing development process and contributions coming from a wide variety of creative talents.

Supported by the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, the IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology, the Indianapolis Opera, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Funding: IDOA Project Management Services for the Development and Implementation of an Expressive Arts Program for Long Term Care Facilities

Limited Submission URL: http://limsub.iu.edu/limsub/LimSubDetail.asp?Number=3638Indiana University Logo
IU Internal Deadline: 11/9/2015
IDOA Application Deadline: 12/9/2015

Brief Description:
In order to improve engagement of nursing home residents resulting in improved quality of care and quality of life, the Indiana State Department of Health, Health Care Quality, and Regulatory Commission needs project management services for the development and implementation of an expressive arts program for long term care facilities. The program will be designed to provide education, training, tools, and support for immediate implementation following completion of the expressive arts course. The program will focus on the use of arts through movement, drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, music, or acting as interventions or approaches to help create a sense of content and well-being for residents. The vendor will develop an Expressive Arts Course and an Expressive Arts Train-the-Trainer Course. The end goal of the course will be to provide project leaders with the skills needed to implement expressive arts programs in long term care facilities.

Award Amount:
Award Varies: Each proposal should contain the Respondent’s best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The term of the contract shall be for a period of two (2) years from the date of contract execution. There may be two (2), one-year renewals for a total of four (4) years at the State’s option.

Limitation: One per Indiana University

No more than one proposal per Respondent may be submitted.

To apply for IU Internal competition:
For consideration as an institutional nominee, submit the following documents electronically to limited submission, limsub@iu.edu, by November 9, 2015 for internal coordination. To expedite the review process, we request that investigators who intend to submit a proposal send an email with the intended investigator names/affiliations and proposal title to limsub@iu.edu with the subject line: L0994 Notice of Intent.

  • Project Narrative, not exceeding 2 pages (excluding references and figures).
  • Abbreviated CV, not exceeding 3 pages, or a biosketch for the PI

IUPUI applicants must copy Etta Ward, emward@iupui.edu, on submissions.

Panel and Workshop: RISE Day

Date: November 6, 2015IUPUI Logo
Time: 10:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location: University Library, Lilly Auditorium
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RISE Day will be a gathering of students, faculty/staff, and community partners that will include a keynote address by Dr. Paul Mullins, lunch, a student poster session highlighting a variety of RISE experiences, and a Q&A panel featuring RISE instructors and community partners.

The conference will be followed by a student workshop about how to market RISE participation to employers and graduate schools. Registration for the workshop is separate.

The RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative engages students more deeply in their learning and contributes to their intellectual and professional development in unique ways. Each undergraduate student is challenged to include at least two of the four RISE experiences—research, international, service learning, and experiential learning—into their degree programs.

The RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative enhances the teaching and learning process that occurs during formal classroom course work. The initiative builds on IUPUI’s long tradition and commitment to experiential learning. Each RISE category incorporates qualified experiences, integration of knowledge, reflection, and assessment and will be documented on students’ transcripts.

The IUPUI undergraduate educational experience is distinctive because it intentionally uses experiential learning to prepare students for graduate school, careers, and citizenship. It provides skills, knowledge, and experiences that are highly prized by employers and establishes the foundation for future leaders.

Workshop: Applying for National Science Foundation Funding

Date: November 13, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
Location: University Library, Lilly AuditoriumIUPUI Library

Join the “Ins and Outs of Applying for NSF Funding” workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, in University Library’s Lilly Auditorium. The workshop will provide an overview of the foundation, its mission, its priorities and NSF programs that cut across disciplines. Specific topics include a description of various funding mechanisms and their appropriateness for each career stage, attributes of high-quality proposals, and resources available within the university to support proposal development.

Representatives from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Office of Research Administration and NSF awardees on the IUPUI faculty will focus on how to prepare and submit grant proposals to the NSF. Highlighting the event is a panel discussion by current NSF reviewers who will provide an in-depth look into the peer-review process.

Funding: Russell Sage Foundation Program on Social Inequality

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Sponsor deadline
: January 5, 2016, Letter of Inquiry

The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Social Inequality supports innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage. We seek investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden our understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.

Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. We are especially interested in novel uses of existing data, as well as analyses of new or under-utilized data. Proposals to conduct laboratory or field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, and ethnographies are also encouraged. Smaller projects might consist of exploratory fieldwork, a pilot study, or the analysis of existing data.

The Foundation encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. All proposed projects must have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models must be specified and research questions and hypotheses (where applicable) must be clearly stated.​

Spirit and Place Festival | 1971: Paranoia, Surveillance, and the American Dream

1971 Film FlyerThe IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute presents the Spirit and Place Festival Event 1971: Paranoia, Surveillance, and The American Dream.

Date: November 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Indianapolis Central Library, 40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free tickets available here

During the 1960s and 70s, thousands asked why the American Dream was out of reach to so many. They organized. They protested. They sought to make America more equal—and entrenched interests fought back. The FBI, led by J. Edgar Hoover, spread paranoia and distrust by use of surveillance, infiltration, and misinformation. The documentary film 1971 tells the story of the protesters and the journalists who exposed COINTELPRO, a secret FBI surveillance program that targeted Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Angela Davis, and others.

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After a screening of 1971, join in discussion with filmmaker Johanna Hamilton and Bonnie and John Raines, two of the individuals who broke into FBI offices in 1971 to bring truth to light.

Supported by the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial LibraryIndiana Humanities, and the Indianapolis Public Library.


Surveillance, Resistance, and Civil Rights

IUPUI Arts And Humanities Institute presents a discussion on Surveillance, Resistance, and Civil Rights.John and Bonnie Raines image

Date: November 9, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis, 749 North Park Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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During the 1960s and 70s, thousands asked why the American Dream was out of reach to so many. They organized. They protested. They sought to make a more equal America and entrenched interests fought back. The FBI, led by J. Edgar Hoover, spread paranoia and distrust by use of surveillance, infiltration, and misinformation.

This event will introduce Indianapolis audiences to the story of a group of activists that broke into an FBI office in 1971. Their act of disobedience exposed COINTELPRO, a secret FBI surveillance program that targeted Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Angela Davis, and many others.

The eight individuals who took part in the burglary made their identities public in 2014. Two of them, John and Bonnie Raines, as well as Betty Medsger, the Washington Post reporter who broke the story, will be on stage to discuss the civil disobedience, civil rights, and the role of government surveillance in modern society.

Supported by the Phoenix Theatre and the Vonnegut Memorial Library.

Reiberg Reading Series: Amy Quan Barry

Amy Quan Barry FlyerThe IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute and the IUPUI Department of English present the Reiberg Reading Series featuring Amy Quan Barry

Date: November 5, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Lilly Auditorium, IUPUI Library; 755 W. Michigan St.
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Amy Quan Barry is the author of the four poetry collections Asylum, Controvertibles, Water Puppets, and most recently Loose Strife. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Missouri Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, and other literary publications. She is the recipient of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize (for Asylum). Her third book, Water Puppets, won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and was a PEN/Open Book finalist. She has received NEA Fellowships in both fiction and poetry. Her novel, She Weeps Each Time You’re Born, tells the tumultuous history of modern Vietnam as experienced by a young girl born under mysterious circumstances a few years before the country’s reunification.

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

Reiberg Reading Series: Dan Wakefield

Dan WakefieldThe IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute and the IUPUI Department of English present the Reiberg Reading Series featuring Dan Wakefield

Date: November 4, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: IUPUI University Library, Lilly Auditorium, 755 W. Michigan St.
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A native of Indianapolis, Dan Wakefield is a novelist, journalist and screenwriter whose books include Revolt in the South, Going All The Way, New York in the Fifties, The Hijacking of Jesus: How the Religious Right Distorts Christianity and Promotes Prejudice and Hate, and many more. His best-selling novels Going All The Way and Starting Over were produced as feature films. He has recently edited If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice to the Young, a selection of commencement speeches by Kurt Vonnegut, a longtime friend.

Wakefield has been the recipient of a Neiman Fellowship in Journalism, the Bernard DeVoto Fellowship to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, a Rockefeller Grant for Creative Writing, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught in the writing programs at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, Emerson College, The Iowa Writers Workshop, and is presently Writer in Residence at Florida International University in Miami. He has been a staff writer for The Nation, a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic Monthly, a Contributing Writer for GQ, a Contributing Editor of The Yoga Journal, and is on the advisory board of Image: A Journal of The Arts and Religion.

In 2015, NUVO awarded Wakefield the Lifetime Achievement Cultural Vision Award.

Sponsored by the Reiberg family, the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, the IUPUI Department of English, IUPUI University Library, IUPUI University College, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, IU School of Informatics, IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs, and IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education.