Center Proposals for Signature Centers Initiative

Friday, January 17, 2014, 1:00pm – 3:00 p.m.

University Library, Room 1116

This workshop is intended for established investigators who are interested in submitting high quality center proposals to the Signature Centers Initiative program. The intent is to provide the participants with a better understanding of what constitutes a research center and its desired attributes. In addition, the review process and review criteria for Signature Centers Initiative applications will be discussed. Ample time will be given for questions.

Please visit the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to register.

Please direct any questions to Etta Ward at emward@iupui.edu.

Author Sara Hacala addresses role of civility and Common Theme Project

Sara Hacala, author of Saving Civility: 52 Ways to Tame Rude, Crude, and Attitude for a Polite Planet, will be on campus to meet with students, faculty and staff Nov. 13 and 14 as a guest of the IUPUI Common Theme Project.

Hacala will present a lecture entitled “From Me to We: Discovering our Common Ground” to the students, faculty, and staff of IUPUI at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13th in 450 Campus Center. This event is also open to the public. There will be ample time for discussion and questions as a part of the event. Barns & Noble will hold a book signing (with books available for purchase) after the presentation.

Hacala will facilitate a workshop on “Our Civil Discourse – A Vital Element for our Human Sustainability” for faculty and staff from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in 450 Campus Center. This workshop is co-sponsored by the IUPUI Office for Intergroup Dialogue and Civil Community and the Common Theme Project.

The IUPUI Common Theme, “Find your Voice: Hear My Voice,” invites IUPUI students, staff, faculty, and the community to engage in a two-year discussion and deeper exploration of civil discourse in the classroom, work place and public sphere. This theme will provide opportunities for rich conversation across the campus and our communities on communicating about diverse viewpoints in ways that validate our shared humanity and connection.

For more information about Hacala’s visit, contact E. Jane Luzar at ejluzar@iupui.edu.

Fall events encourage developing effective research and scholarship

Developing Multi-Investigator, Multi-Institutional Proposals

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 11:30  – 1:00 PM

University Library, Room 1116

The current funding environment favors large, complex, multi-institutional, multi-investigator projects. However, organizing a successful submission takes a great deal of planning and teamwork. What works best in which situation? Should you use a “Red Team Review”? What role does the RFP serve to organize the writing efforts? Professional proposal writers and editors will discuss these and a number of related issues at this session. You are welcome to bring your lunch (limited to 30 attendees). Register here.

Nine Golden Rules to Succeed in Research and Scholarship

Friday, October 25, 2013, 11:30 – 1:00 PM

University Library, Room 1126

This session will reveal the Nine Golden Rules on how to succeed in research and scholarship. It is focused toward new and early career investigators; however, mid-career faculty should find information of interest as well. Register here.

IUPUI Innovation to Enterprise Showcase & Forum

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Campus Center, Room 450 A and B

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC) cosponsor the IUPUI Innovation to Enterprise Showcase & Forum. This event highlights the research and creative successes of our faculty, research scientists, and students as they relate to technology transfer and commercialization, noticeably supporting the economic development of Indiana and the nation. Explore the many opportunities for partnering with IUPUI or learn about the exciting entrepreneurial ventures being launched. Register here.

IUPUI Arts and Humanities Internal (IAHI) Grants Information Session

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

University Library, Room 1126

This session will provide participants with an overview of the IAHI internal funding opportunity, how to apply, and more importantly how to develop a competitive proposal. Members of the IAHI grant advisory group will be present to answer questions, as well as IUPUI faculty who have received IAHI funding and who have reviewed arts and humanities proposals. Register here.

How to Apply for Funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities

How to Apply for Funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
2:00pm – 3:00pm
University Library, Room 1116

Please be sure to register for this webinar, which shows faculty and administrators how to apply for funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Register here: https://crm.iu.edu/CRMEvents/NEHWebinar/

 

Papermaking workshop with Drew Cameron

September 24, 2013
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, 1401 Indianapolis Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

The papermaker, artist, and veteran Drew Cameron will lead a papermaking workshop free and open to members of the community. Lunch provided from noon to 1:30 p.m.

“Coming home from war is a difficult thing,” writes Cameron, founder of the Combat Paper Project. “There is often much to account for as a survivor.” In his own search for meaning, Cameron discovered that papermaking can be a transformative process that broadens “the traditional narrative surrounding the military experience and warfare.”

Since 2007, the Combat Paper Project, which Cameron co-founded, has grown from its San Francisco base and travelled to Canada, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Kosovo providing workshops, exhibitions, performances and artists’ talks.

An exhibition of works from Combat Paper will open in Herron School of Art and Design’s Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries in Eskenazi Hall on September 25, running through November 16.

Persons interested in attending the workshops can RSVP to Paula Katz at katzp@iupui.edu to reserve a seat and lunch. Participants may bring a piece of clothing that they would like to incorporate into the batch of paper that will be made during the workshop.

Papermaking workshop with Drew Cameron

September 26, 2013
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, 1401 Indianapolis Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

The papermaker, artist, and veteran Drew Cameron will lead a papermaking workshop free and open to members of the community. Lunch provided from noon to 1:30 p.m.

“Coming home from war is a difficult thing,” writes Cameron, founder of the Combat Paper Project. “There is often much to account for as a survivor.” In his own search for meaning, Cameron discovered that papermaking can be a transformative process that broadens “the traditional narrative surrounding the military experience and warfare.”

Since 2007, the Combat Paper Project, which Cameron co-founded, has grown from its San Francisco base and travelled to Canada, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Kosovo providing workshops, exhibitions, performances and artists’ talks.

An exhibition of works from Combat Paper will open in Herron School of Art and Design’s Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries in Eskenazi Hall on September 25, running through November 16.

Persons interested in attending the workshops can RSVP to Paula Katz at katzp@iupui.edu to reserve a seat and lunch. Participants may bring a piece of clothing that they would like to incorporate into the batch of paper that will be made during the workshop.

Warriors-turned-artists facilitate healing with paper handmade from their own uniforms

Combat Paper
September 25 – November 16
Artist’s Talk: Wednesday, September 25, 6:00 p.m.
Combat Paper Project co-founder Drew Cameron
Opening Reception: immediately following Artist’s Talk, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Herron School of Art and Design, Basile Auditorium, Eskenazi Hall

Veterans achieve a form of catharsis through the transformative art of papermaking, pressing their own uniforms into service as the raw material in works of art. Papermaker, book artist and veteran Drew Cameron, who co-founded the Combat Paper workshops where the art is made, will speak on opening night and will be on hand for several additional public events between September 23-27.

“Coming home from war is a difficult thing,” writes artist and veteran Drew Cameron, founder of the Combat Paper Project. “There is often much to account for as a survivor.” In his own search for meaning, Cameron discovered that papermaking can be a transformative process that broadens “the traditional narrative surrounding the military experience and warfare.”

Since 2007, the Combat Paper Project, which Cameron co-founded, has grown from its San Francisco base and travelled to Canada, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Kosovo providing workshops, exhibitions, performances and artists’ talks.

breaking rank by drew cameron

Drew Cameron, Breaking Rank

An exhibition of works from Combat Paper will open in Herron School of Art and Design’s Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries in Eskenazi Hall on September 25, running through November 16. Cameron will give an artist’s talk on opening night at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Surrounding Cameron’s visit, there is a full slate of activities at Herron and in the broader community. At Herron, he will work with students and the public in a variety of ways, dovetailing with the school’s Book Arts and Art Therapy programs. In addition to the exhibition opening activities, Cameron’s visit is scheduled to include:

Tuesday September 24: A papermaking workshop open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, 1401 Indiana Avenue. Lunch provided from Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday September 25: Classroom visit at Eskenazi Hall with Art Therapy graduate students from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Book Arts students in the afternoon.

Thursday September 26: A papermaking workshop open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, 1401 Indiana Avenue. Lunch provided from Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Friday September 27: Classroom visit with Book Arts students from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Persons interested in attending the workshops can RSVP to Paula Katz at katzp@iupui.edu to reserve a seat and lunch. Participants may bring a piece of clothing that they would like to incorporate into the batch of paper that will be made during the workshop.

November 1-16, in the Marsh Gallery: Combat Paper companion show of veteran-made art.

November 9, 2:00 p.m. in the Basile Auditorium of Eskenazi Hall: “Veterans Reclaim Armistice Day”. National Book Award for Fiction winner Tim O’Brien leads a panel discussing literary expression as a means of coping with PTSD. A project of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

November 13, 7:00 p.m., in the Basile Auditorium of Eskenazi Hall: Screening of The Ghost Army

Workshop Invitation: Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR) Workshop (IU Center for Bioethics)

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, we invite you to participate in the fifth annual Teaching Skills in International Research Ethics (TaSkR) Workshop taking place April 17–19, 2013 at the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, 410 W. 10th Street, Room 1110, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

TaSkR is part of the Indiana University-Moi University Academic Research Ethics Partnership (IU-Moi AREP), a program supported by a recently renewed grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health. The TaSkR workshop is an annual highlight of IU-Moi AREP and is designed to build research ethics capacity at both universities.

The overall objective of TaSkR is to enable participants to enrich their knowledge of intellectual foundations, pedagogical methods and skills for teaching international research ethics. Typical participants have been faculty and graduate students involved (or intending to become involved) in teaching and mentoring students in international research settings. TaSkR instructors are experts in international research ethics. Different pedagogical approaches have been used at TaSkR itself, including group work, panel discussions, light lectures, debates, and other formats.

Woven throughout each TaSkR program is a theme in international research ethics selected for its relevance. The theme allows participants to augment their knowledge in the field as they acquire pedagogical skills and allows for previous TaSkR participants to gain exposure to novel content each year. The theme for this year is “Individuality, Community and Personhood in International Research Ethics: The African Context.” This theme is of central importance in international research ethics, having implications for such issues as informed consent, community engagement, privacy, and perception of risk and harm. Speakers presenting on the theme will include Segun Gbadegesin (Howard University), Isaac Mwase (Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics (2004-2008), National Cancer Institute (2008-2010)), Joseph Kahiga (Moi University) and Rachel Vreeman (Indiana University).

Although there is no cost to register for TaSkR V, we urge you to do so promptly. There are a limited number of spots available on a “first come, first served” basis. Please register online at
http://bioethics.iu.edu/programs/arep/taskr/ <http://bioethics.iu.edu/programs/arep/taskr/%20> below the “TaSkR V” overview.

We certainly hope you are able to join us for an engaging and productive workshop.

IUPUI Arts & Humanities Workshop: Research Commercialization, Intellectual Property, and Entrepreneurship

When: Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Where: University Library, Room 1126

IUPUI faculty and students from across the disciplines are involved in innovative and exciting research projects — some of which might lead to inventions, technologies, software programs, or businesses.  This workshop introduces faculty and students to the basics of research commercialization, intellectual property, and entrepreneurship in the IU system.

Representatives from the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the IU Research and Technology Corporation will outline the steps from research idea to commercial implementation in this informative session.  They will answer such questions as: What are IU’s intellectual property policies? Should my software be open source or proprietary? Are there other researchers or community partners that can help me develop my idea? How do I translate my university research into a commercial product?

Click here to register

Community Conversations

Cities, counties and regions across Indiana are encouraged to apply for a facilitated workshop in their community that could help them better understand their past and prepare for a monumental event in their future – Indiana’s Bicentennial.

Each year, Indiana Humanities and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University hold a Community Conversations series designed to help communities tackle challenging issues. The focus of the  series for the next three years will be Bicentennial 2016: The Next Indiana.

The 2013 deadline to apply is March 15.

If selected, communities will develop a local steering committee and meet with Indiana Humanities and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs to create a customized program to be held in summer or fall, 2013.

The goals of the Community Conversations will be to:

  • Convene regional conversations among community leaders and citizens from public, private and non-profit sectors to better understand the community’s past and future;
  • Evaluate possible solutions for addressing community challenges and discuss best practices;
  • Provide regions with access to resources, technology, and expertise in the creation of solutions to regional problems;
  • Provide ongoing consultation to continue to address these challenges.

The workshops vary by community and audience. They are typically a one-day workshop that spans several hours, beginning in the morning and concluding in mid-afternoon.  However, they can also be a two-hour event with a keynote speaker, a mobile bus tour, or anything in between. A nominal fee can be charged to participants to cover the cost of meals and materials. The cost of the speakers, planning and promotion will be covered by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs, Indiana Humanities, and event sponsors. After the workshops, The Bowen Center for Public Affairs will provide additional consultation as requested.

Regions must submit a proposal by March 15 to Dr. Vasicko at svasicko@bsu.edu or:

Dr. Sally Jo Vasicko, Co-Director
Bowen Center for Public Affairs, North Quad 294
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

The following information should be included in the proposal:

  • Name and contact information of lead community partner
  • List of partner organizations and contact person for each organization (It is recommended that applicants include a broad range of community organizations that will play a role in the planning and implementation process.)
  • Three potential dates from June 1, 2013 through November 30, 2013
  • Answers to the following questions:
    • Why is this topic an important one to the community?
    • How will better understanding your past help position your community for the future?
    • What do you want to accomplish during the session?
    • Applicants will also need to identify a follow-up strategy for after the conversation and provide a name and contact information for the person leading the follow-up session.

Communities will be selected and notified by mid-April, 2013.

Visit www.bowencenterforpublicaffairs.org for more information, or contact Dr. Vasicko at 765.285.5875.

Over the past four years more than 20 Indiana regions have been selected to participate in the Community Conversation series, which is aimed at helping the community build on its strengths and meet its challenges.