Seven new academic programs coming to campus this fall

Post by John Schwarb and Rich Schneider, IU Communications media specialists: If you’re on this page, you might already know that Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis offers more than 350 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Come this fall, there will be a few more. Here’s a look at seven new academic programs from a variety of IUPUI […]

IUPUI School of Liberal Arts museum studies partnership comes to life in new exhibit

By John Schwarb, IU Communications specialist: In the annals of Indiana crime, Nancy Clem has a singular place in history: first woman convicted of murder. She was believed to have been a loan shark and a Ponzi schemer (long before the term was invented), and her role in a double murder — and subsequent multiple […]

IUPUI professor helps PBS series ‘Mercy Street’ accurately portray Civil War hospital drama

Like millions of other viewers, English professor Jane Schultz couldn’t wait to watch the second season of “Mercy Street,” the PBS Civil War-era hospital drama, beginning Jan. 22. Inspired by real events in Alexandria, Virginia, and based on diaries and letters of hospital staff, the series has the ring of authority. As one of four […]

What attracts non-wealthy voters to Donald Trump?

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist: Count Amanda Friesen, an assistant professor of political science in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, among those who wondered why working-class voters of modest means support billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. After all, these supporters generally fared the worst in the aftermath of the 2008 […]

An undelivered speech for a shining moment in baseball

Next month, the baseball world will pay tribute to Robinson, observing April 15 as the annual Jackie Robinson Day. It was April 15, 1947, when Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, now the Los Angeles Dodgers.

‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ turns 21

The television series “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” premiered this week. It was a reminder that it’s been 21 years since the day I sat in on O.J. Simpson’s trial for the murders of his second wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a restaurant employee named Ronald Goldman.

Jane Schultz helps bring historical accuracy to Mercy Street, PBS’ new Civil War drama

By Rich Schneider, IU Comunications Specialist When Jane Schultz, professor of English and medical humanities and director of literature in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, was asked to be a historical consultant for “Mercy Street,” a PBS Civil War medical drama series, she said she would think about it. “I did so, for […]

Pull out those red pens and celebrate National Punctuation Day

Each Sept. 24 is National Punctuation Day, and this year the annual writing contest established by the day’s founder has ties to Indiana. And IUPUI has the perfect place to celebrate.

‘Beauty Pays,’ according to noted economist who wrote the first book to measure how

Beauty is only skin deep, but it affects our lives across a large variety of economic dimensions, according to noted economist Daniel S. Hamermesh. Hamermesh’s “Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful,” published by Princeton University Press in 2011, is the first book to seriously measure the advantages of physical beauty.

Taylor symposium lets you be a witness to Indy’s religious diversity

If you didn’t attend the Taylor Symposium this year, or if you want to relive that exhilarating experience, your laptop can take you back. Thanks to the on-demand video services of Indianapolis Channel 16 Government Access Television, the 26th Joseph T. Taylor Symposium is available for viewing as a three-part series in MP4 video format.