• Polio: A Look at America’s Most Successful Public Health Crusade

    Join Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York University professor David Oshinsky for an in-depth look at the largest public health experiment in American history. Oshinsky will focus on the events leading up to the 1954 Salk polio vaccine trials and the ways in which the polio crusade revolutionized philanthropy and medical research. Oshinsky’s book Polio: […]

  • Race, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Evangelicalism in the 1950s and 1960s

    The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture presents Dr. Randall J. Stephens. On April 21 at 10am in Cavanaugh Hall 435, Dr. Stephens will look at the ways evangelicals opposed rock ‘n’ roll music and rebellious youth culture in the 1950s and 1960s. Guest parking is available for a fee in the North […]

  • IUPUI Secular Humanism Studies Speaker Series tackles complex topics this month

    The IUPUI Secular Humanism Speaker Series kicks off tonight, April 13, with the University of Iowa’s Dr. Evan Fales‘s discussion of “The ‘Right to Believe’ and Bible-based Public Policy.” The next installment of the series will be the following week on April 20, when Purdue University’s Dr. Paul Draper will talk about “How to Argue for […]

  • Indiana Humanities seeking experts for Frankenstein-themed speakers bureau

    Next year, Indiana Humanities is sponsoring an ambitious statewide read of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, which turns 200 in 2018. They’re looking for scholars and experts in the humanities and sciences to take part in a Frankenstein-themed speakers bureau. Like any enduring work of fiction, Frankenstein has been studied by generations of scholars and continues to […]

  • 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 […]

  • God Around the Edges?: Wendy Cage

    On Friday, March 10, from 10-11:30a.m., Wendy Cadge of the Brandeis University departments of sociology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, will present her talk, “God Around the Edges? Moral Frameworks in times of Crisis.” This discussion will take place in the IUPUI Campus Center Room 406. Wendy will discuss her book-in-progress on religion and […]

  • Lunch and Learn Lectures: Kraig Beyerlein

    Micro-Contextual Effects of Congregations on U.S. Residents’ Civic Activity On Wednesday, March 8, from 3-4:30 p.m., Kraig Beyerlein of the University of Notre Dame’s sociology department will present on Social Justice in the Desert: Faith-Based Mobilizing to Save Lives Along the Arizona-Sonora Border. This talk will take place in Campus Center Room 305. Through the course of the […]

  • IUPUI Steward Speakers Series features Eric Holder, former attorney general

    Former Attorney General Eric Holder is the next guest of the IUPUI Steward Speakers Series. He will speak March 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Campus Center. Eric H. Holder Jr. was sworn in as the 82nd attorney general of the United States on Feb. 3, 2009, by Vice President […]

  • Sabbatical Speaker Series features Dr. Susan Shepherd

    Join the IU School of Liberal Arts in a discussion, “We Are Here! Counteracting Stigma in the Kenyan Deaf Community,” led by Susan Shepherd for the Sabbatical Speaker Series on Friday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center 405. Deaf individuals in Kenya are marginalized and denied their basic human rights. How do traditional […]

  • Spring Seminars in Medical Humanities and Health Studies

    The Medical Humanities and Health Studies Programs prepare undergraduates to understand the broader role and determinants of health and medicine in today’s world. These seminars, which are open to all, cover various topics that are exceedingly relevant in today’s world. The first is Paul Helft’s discussion of “Prognosis Related Communication and End of Life Care […]