Poetry, Music, & Mind

What are the effects of poetry and music on the mind and the body? Where do art and medicine meet? Join us for a conversation with Adrian Matejka, Nate Marshall, and Eileen Misluk about Poetry, Music & Mind.

Adrian Matejka is a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet who teaches at Indiana University Bloomington and is Poet Laureate of Indiana. His most recent book is Map to the Stars (Penguin, 2017).

Nate Marshall is the author of Wild Hundreds (University of Pittsburgh, 2015) and co-editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket, 2015). He was the star of the award winning full-length documentary Louder Than a Bomb and has been featured on the HBO original series Brave New Voices. He lives on the South Side of Chicago.

Eileen Misluk is Director of Art Therapy and Assistant Clinical Professor at Herron School of Art + Design, IUPUI. She is a registered and board certified art therapist, licensed professional counselor, and licensed mental health counselor.

This event is part of the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute’s Entanglements Series which puts scientists, social scientists, humanists, and artists in conversation with the audience to ask questions that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Poetry, Music, & Mind is co-presented with the Department of English at IUPUI and the Reiberg Reading Series at IUPUI. Support for this event comes from the Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanitiesgrant program.

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Making a Career in History: Perspectives From IUPUI History Graduates

A panel of four graduates of the IUPUI history and public history programs will share their experiences in the history department; discuss the career paths that led them to their current jobs in the Indiana historical community; and talk about what their day-to-day work looks like, what they love about working with history, and what they wish they’d known as students. students will have the opportunity to ask questions!

September 24th, 2018
1:00-2:00 pm
Campus Center (CE) 305
420 University BLVD
Indianpolis, IN 46202

Medical Humanities and Health Studies Presents: Medicine and the Liberal Arts: Essentials for the Health Professions

Get great tips and have your questions answered by MHHS faculty, community practitioners and alumni about thoroughly preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, clinical and non-clinical health- related professions using the unique wealth of health-focused courses in the

  • What courses will help me prepare for the MCAT?
  • Am I on a career path that’s right for ME? What else is out there?
  • Why should I do volunteer service and other extra– and co-curricular activities?
  • How can I prepare for interviews and write meaningful personal statements?
  • Who will be my patients? How do their socio-economic,/cultural/historical backgrounds impact the effectiveness of medical therapy?

IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

Doughnuts & Coffee begin at 10:15 a.m. Panel Starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. Tai Chi & Pizza at Noon

For more information contact:
Judi Izuka Campbell
jizukac@iupui.edu; ph. 317-274-4740

  • MODERATOR
    Emily Beckman, DMH 
    Director & Asst. Professor, MHHS, IUSLA; embeckma@iupui.edu
  • PANELISTS
    Kevin Cramer, PhD
    Chair & Assoc. Professor, History IUSLA kcramer@iupui.edu
    Kenzie Latham Mintus, PhD, FGSA
    Advisor for Medical Sociology Asst. Professor, Sociology, IUSLA keelatha@iupui.edu
    Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, PhD
    Chair, World Languages and Cultures Assoc. Professor, Spanish
    Jing Wang, PhD
    Director, Chinese Language
    Assoc. Professor, Chinese Language & Culture
    Luonna M. Lancaster
    Volunteer Service Manager, Kindred Hospice
    Brittany Andrea Brown
    BA, MHHS, 2015
    BSN (Accelerated), IU School of Nursing, 2018
    Chad Childers
    BA, MHHS, 2017; pre-medicine
    2017 IUSLA Faculty Medal of Academic Distinction; Plater Medallion recipient

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
IUPUI Campus Center: CE 305
420 University Blvd,, Indianapolis 46202

Superintendents to discuss public education’s future at annual Cohen Lecture

INDIANAPOLIS — Superintendents from three Indiana school corporations, including the school of education'state’s two largest, will be part of a panel discussing the future of education during the second annual Michael R. Cohen Lecture on Meaning and Motivation in Education.

Presented by the Indiana University School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the panel titled “The Future of Public Education” will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Indianapolis Public Library Central Library branch, 40 E. St. Clair St. The event is free and open to the public.

The panelists are actively involved in the administration of public education and have been outspoken advocates on behalf of their schools and education in general. The panel includes Lewis Ferebee, superintendent of the Indianapolis Public Schools, the largest district in Indiana. Before joining IPS in September 2013, Ferebee was the chief of staff for the Durham Public Schools and regional superintendent for Guilford County Schools, both in North Carolina.

Joining Ferebee will be Rocky Killion, superintendent of the West Lafayette Community School Corp. since 2007 and best known for championing public education through the documentary he commissioned, “Rise Above the Mark.” Killion has spoken often in conjunction with film screenings about the challenges facing public education both economically and politically. Last year the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents named him Superintendent of the Year.

Wendy Robinson, superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools, is also on the panel. Robinson is nationally recognized for expertise in urban education. In 2009, the National Alliance of Black School Educators presented her with the Superintendent of the Year award. She has led the state’s second-largest school district since 2003 and has been in the Fort Wayne schools for nearly four decades.

The discussion will be moderated by Scott Elliot, the founding bureau chief of Chalkbeat Indiana, a nonprofit news organization covering educational change in Indiana.

The Cohen Lecture began last year. It honors professor emeritus in science education Michael Cohen, faculty member at the School of Education from 1968 to 2003. Cohen was selected in 1984 as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon members by their peers in recognition of meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. He wrote an influential elementary school textbook called “Discover Science,” and his research has focused on children and adults’ concepts and misconceptions of science and the environment.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Indiana Urban Schools Association, the Indiana Coalition on Public Education, and WFYI public radio and television in Indianapolis. More details and registration are available online.