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 Outcomes in Advanced Cancer” and will be held in CE 309 on Wednesday, February 15th. The second is Sharra Vostral’s talk on “Testing Tampons: Toxic Shock Syndrome, Feminist Advocates, and Absorbency Standards” and will be held in CE 307 on Wednesday, March 22nd. The final talk of the semester will be Zeynep Salih’s discussion of “Attending to Emotion by Verbalizing Empathy – A Core Physician Skill” and will take place in CE 307 on Tuesday, April 18th. All of the talks are held from noon to 1 pm.

Artist Faith Ringgold to speak at Herron Undergraduate Student Exhibition opening

tar-beachArtist Faith Ringgold will present the 2016 Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture at the Herron School of Art and Design.

The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Basile Auditorium of Eskenazi Hall on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. The lecture, with a book signing and reception immediately following, coincides with the opening of the Undergraduate Student Exhibition and is free and open to the public.

Ringgold creates art in many mediums, including quilting, which she has described as a way to make her subject matter more approachable. Her art and activism of the 1960s and ’70s called out museums for not being inclusive of works by women and people of color. “Tar Beach,” one of the most famous of her narrative quilts, now resides at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Ringgold created “Tar Beach” as part of theWoman on a Bridge” series, begun in the late 1980s. The story of a young girl’s resilient flights of fancy from the “tar beach” rooftop of her family home also became the first of 20 children’s books written and/or illustrated by Ringgold. “Tar Beach” has won numerous awards, including a Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King illustrator award.

Ringgold is the recipient of more than 75 awards, including 23 honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees and fellowships. Her work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. She lives and works in Englewood, New Jersey. She is a professor emerita of the University of California, San Diego, where she taught art from 1984 until 2002. 

About the Undergraduate Exhibition
This year’s Undergraduate Exhibition jurist is Liz Garvey of Garvey Simon Art Access in New York City. Garvey will choose works from student submissions across a wide variety of media. The exhibition will take place in the Berkshire, Reese, Paul, and Marsh galleries. The Basile Gallery will feature a sampling of broadsides and artists’ books from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here CoalitionThe collection represents the solidarity with the people of Iraq that poured forth from around the globe in response to the 2007 car bombing of the intellectual center of Baghdad.

About the Jane Fortune Lecture
“I want to make an impact on the community that surrounds me and help make the arts accessible to our residents,” said Jane Fortune, author, cultural editor, art historian, art collector, and philanthropist, when she established the Jane Fortune Outstanding Women Visiting Artist Lecture. This series brings prominent female artists to the Herron School of Art and Design and has included Polly Apfelbaum, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Deborah Butterfield, Judy Chicago, and Eleanor Antin. For gallery hours and parking information, visit the Herron Galleries online.

View original press release from the IUPUI Newsroom.

Herron Art Library hosting public reception and lecture on papermaking in the Islamic world

31qnds3gwc_actualHerron Art Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is hosting a free reception and lecture Nov. 16 presented by Radha Pandey, papermaker and letterpress printer, on Islamic-world papermaking.

The event will begin with a reception at the Herron Art Library, 735 W. New York St., at 4:30 p.m., followed by the lecture in the Herron auditorium at 6 p.m. The lecture will conclude with a Q&A session with hands-on samples of traditional Islamic papers from India, dyestuffs, and tools used for burnishing and sheetforming.

The talk will cover traditional Islamic-world papermaking history and technique, with a focus on contemporary practices in India.

The Kagzi family will be used as a case study to illuminate the introduction of papermaking in India and how it changed under British rule. The discussion will also cover how papermaking affected printing, publishing and literacy, and why it is relevant today.

Pandey earned her MFA in book arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book, where she studied letterpress printing, bookbinding and papermaking with a focus on Western, Eastern and Islamic papermaking techniques. Her artist’s books are held in 25 public collections, including the Library of Congress and Yale University. Currently, Pandey is the lead papermaker and studio coordinator at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland.

The event is free to the public. RSVPs to ulibert@iupui.edu are strongly encouraged, as space is limited. Paid parking is available at the Sports Complex Garage at West New York and Blake streets, as well as at the Riverwalk Garage, just south of the Sports Complex Garage.

About Herron Art Library at IUPUI: The Herron Art Library is a full-service branch of IUPUI University Library. The library serves IUPUI students, faculty and staff as well as the local community and beyond. The collections focus on the study of the fine arts with an emphasis on modern and contemporary areas as well as a notable fine press and artist’s book collection nearing 1,000 items.

See the original news release for this event from the IUPUI Newsroom.

Visiting Scholar Dr. Janice McMillan to discuss Boundary Spanning

Dr. Janice McMillan
Dr. Janice McMillan

“I think that we should ask the question about poverty differently”: The role of boundary spanning in educating critically engaged student-citizens in the context of social justice

As South African society continues to grapple with the legacy of apartheid, colleges and universities have been called to task about their own roles in impeding student access, equity, and inclusion. The University of Capetown, like other campuses, has witnessed the growth of a strong student protest movement seeking free tuition and a culturally relevant curriculum. In such circumstances, how should universities respond? How can faculty and staff meaningfully respond? How do we meaningfully support students?

In this presentation at noon on October 21st, join Dr. Janice McMillan in Hine Hall, Room 208, as she reflects on her work at the University of Cape Town and her work with their global citizenship program to highlight how they have been working with student leaders in a context of social justice. Through this work, the role of ‘boundary spanning’ emerges as an important civic skill to cultivate global learning and active citizenship.

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Chancellor’s Diversity Lecture Series to feature three notable speakers

The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor’s Diversity Lecture Series will feature three notable speakers: a school expert; a combat veteran, business leader and former special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; and a young woman determined to become the first hijabi journalist on commercial television.

Pedro Noguera
Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera, a Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, will be the first, speaking at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in Rooms 450 A and B in the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

Noguera’s research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional, and global contexts. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Berkeley. He also served as a trustee for the State University of New York as an appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Wes Moore
Wes Moore

Wes Moore, a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, promising business leader, and author, will speak at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Hine Hall ballroom on the IUPUI campus. A White House Fellow from 2006-07, Moore served as a special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Following his time at the White House, he became an investment professional in New York at Citigroup, focusing on global technology and alternative investments. In 2009 he was selected as an Asia Society Fellow. Moore was named one of Ebony magazine’s “Top 30 Leaders Under 30” for 2007 and was on the the 2009 “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” list in Crain’s New York Business.

Noor Tagouri
Noor Tagouri

Noor Tagouri will speak at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 in Room 450 C in the IUPUI Campus Center. Since the launch of the viral #letnoorshine campaign in 2012, Tagouri has gained international attention as one of the most talked-about young adults in the country. Determined to become the first hijabi journalist on commercial television in the United States, Tagouri has embarked on a unique journey to achieve her dream, breaking down significant barriers in the process. She has since become an associate journalist for CBS Radio in Washington, D.C.; graduated from one of the top journalism schools at the age of 20; become a local news reporter in the D.C. metro area for CTV News; and has traveled all over the world as a motivational speaker.

View the original news release here.

Racialized States from America to Israel

Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray Jr.

Kasha Hayden, President of the IUPUI Black Student Union, will be introducing Dr. Ray to the community on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at 6PM in the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 405, for a lecture related to his current research entitled “Racialized States from America to Israel.” The event is sponsored by the IUPUI Africana Studies Program, the Black Student Union at IUPUI, IUPUI Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, and the IUPUI Millennium Chair of Liberal Arts.

Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray Jr. holds the Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Chair of Theology and is Professor of Systematic Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the faculty at Garrett-Evangelical in 2008, Ray was associate professor of African-American studies and director of the Urban Theological Institute at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia; associate professor of theology and philosophy at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary; and lecturer at Yale Divinity School and Hartford Seminary. He received a doctor of philosophy in theology and African-American studies from Yale University and a master of divinity (summa cum laude) from Yale Divinity School.

Prof. Ray is the President of the Society for the Study of Black Religion and the Co-Chair of the Workgroup on Constructive Theology. The author of Do No Harm: Social Sin and Christian Responsibility (Fortress Press, 2002), Ray’s current work focuses on the Church’s complicity in several genocides that have unfolded during modernity and in theologically reconstructing the idea of Christian vocation such that the idea it contributes to the formation of genocide resistant Christian communities.

Lecture | Kenneth Pomeranz Discusses China and the History of the Global Economy

Date: April 18, 2016Kenneth Pomeranz Image
Time: 4:30PM-6:00PM
Location:IUPUI University Library, Lilly Auditorium – 755 W Michigan St Room UL2120, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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This event is part of the IUPUI History Talks Series and is co-hosted by the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.

Kenneth Pomeranz is a University Professor of History and in the College; he previously taught at the University of California, Irvine. His work focuses mostly on China, though he is also very interested in comparative and world history. Most of his research is in social, economic, and environmental history, though he has also worked on state formation, imperialism, religion, gender, and other topics. His publications include The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (2000), which won the John K. Fairbank Prize from the AHA, and shared the World History Association book prize; The Making of a Hinterland: State, Society and Economy in Inland North China, 1853–1937 (1993), which also won the Fairbank Prize; The World that Trade Created (with Steven Topik, first edition 1999, 3rd edition 2012), and a collection of his essays, recently published in France. He has also edited or co-edited five books, and was one of the founding editors of the Journal of Global History. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, American Council of Learned Societies, the Institute for Advanced Studies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other sources. His current projects include a history of Chinese political economy from the seventeenth century to the present, and a book called Why Is China So Big? which tries to explain, from various perspectives, how and why contemporary China’s huge land mass and population have wound up forming a single political unit.

Lecture | Artist Marcus Sendlinger

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Marcus Sendlinger Installation Image
Time: 5:30pm.
Location: Basile Auditorium, Herron School of Art + Design

Artist website.

Marcus Sendlinger is a painter, musician, and curator of wandering exhibitions including “Wheeling” (2002-2004) and “Alptraum” (Nightmare) (2010-). He studied painting, drawing, and printmaking at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach, Germany. He is a mixed media painter who uses the techniques of collage painting and room-filling installations to extend the field of painting possibilities.

His curatorial practice has focused on painting, music, and happenings organized for project spaces, galleries, and art fairs. The ongoing wandering exhibition, “Alptraum,” which appeared most recently in 2015 in Montréal, is based on a model that uses and reflects global communication between localized artist organizations, project spaces, and contemporary art institutions with the intent of opening a dialogue about this subject across borders and cultures.

Sendlinger is concerned with the future of artistic practice and processes of gentrification, which he explores through his work on RAE (Real Art Estate). He is also a board member of the Deutscher Kuenstlerbund e.V. Berlin, the major cultural politics association of artists in Germany.

His artworks are held in private and public collections. He has exhibited at numerous institutions including the Mannheimer Kunstverein, Germany; Kunsthalle Ravensburg, Germany; TAM Museum, Torrance, USA; CCA Andratx Collection, Mallorca, Spain; NKV Wiesbadener Kunstverein, Germany; and UGM Maribor Art Gallery, Slovenia. With his band, The B-Men, he has been invited to perform at venues including the Folkwang Museum, Essen; dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel; and blank projects Cape Town.

“Marcus Sendlinger’s artwork is about pictures and about the space for their interpretation. Urban life, its abysses and its beauty are the material he works with, that he samples, abstracts, and re-forms. Through this transfer, he recontextualizes meaning and produces new associations. Approaching the present in its many facets as the processing of civilizational phenomena, he posits it as an object of discussing, transforming it into a new, personally inflected narrative.” – Dr. Friederike Nymphius, curator, Berlin 2009. Published in Road Movie, Marcus Sendlinger, Lost Reality (Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, 2010).

Additional Information:
In 2014 Sendlinger met with students from Herron’s Central Europe study abroad program while the group was in Berlin. Herron professors Laura Holzman and Robert Horvath lead this program in summer 2014 and will run the program again in summer 2016. While on campus Sendlinger will meet with graduate and undergraduate students from Herron and students in the Museum Studies Program (School of Liberal Arts).

This event is co-sponsored by IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.

DeHaan Lecture | Crystal Bridges Museum’s Chad Alligood

INDIANAPOLIS — The Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville, Ark., set the art world Chad Alligood Imageon its ear with its “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” exhibition, which included works by 102 mostly unknown artists from across the country. Publications from Esquire to The New York Times were enthralled by the show — the museum’s largest exhibition to date — and its curator, Chad Alligood.

Alligood, who has been with Crystal Bridges since 2013, will give the 2016 Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Basile Auditorium of the Herron School of Art and Design, 735 W. New York St. on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. He will present details about the “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” exhibit, currently appearing at both the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts and the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Ga. The exhibition is traveling to other venues around the country after closing at Crystal Bridges in January 2015.

Alligood and the museum’s former president, Don Bacigalupi, logged thousands of miles and close to 1,000 studio visits to gather the works. The 175,000 visitors to the Crystal Bridges exhibition broke attendance records, and the exhibition garnered the 2015 Excellence in Exhibition Award from the American Alliance of Museums.

A Perry, Ga., native, Alligood earned his bachelor’s degree in history of art and architecture from Harvard University, received his master’s degree in art history at the University of Georgia, and completed his doctoral coursework at City University of New York. He served as adjunct professor of art history at Brooklyn College from 2010 to 2012. Alligood received the Kress Foundation Fellowship at the Smith College Institute for Art Museum Studies. Prior to coming to Crystal Bridges, he served as the Graham Collections Fellow at the Cranbrook Art Museum.

Alligood’s appearance at Herron is supported through an endowment provided by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. Established in 2006, the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture brings international artists, designers and scholars to Herron. Previous lecturers in this series have included Julian Opie, Karl Wirsum, Mary Jane Jacob, Andrew Blauvelt, Wayne White and Frances Whitehead.

Reiberg Reading Series | Featuring Poet Diane Seuss

Date: April 7, 2016Diane Seuss Image
Time: 7:30-9:00 pm
Location: Lilly Auditorium, IUPUI Library, IUPUI, 755 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and the IUPUI Department of English present the Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series featuring Diane Seuss.

Diane Seuss was born in Michigan City, Indiana, in 1956 and raised in Edwardsburg and Niles, Michigan. She studied at Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, where she received a master’s degree in social work. Seuss is the author of three books of poetry: Four-Legged Girl (Graywolf Press, 2015); Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010); and It Blows You Hollow (New Issues Press, 1998). She received the Juniper Prize for Poetry for Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open. Seuss served as the MacLean Distinguished Visiting Professor in the English department at Colorado College in 2012 and is currently writer-in-residence at Kalamazoo College, where she has been on the faculty since 1988.

Support for the Reiberg Reading Series comes from 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.