Post by John Schwarb, IU Communications specialist: No other country in the world has embraced incarceration as much as the United States. That’s a blunt truth — yet perhaps not an irreversible one, as a new exhibit coming to Indianapolis this spring will explore. “States of Incarceration,” a traveling exhibit and website created by more […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
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 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.