Visiting U.S. Embassy in Croatia becomes empowering experience

Guest post by Rob Schneider, School of Social Work coordinator of external affairs: Carmen Luca Sugawara knew that she and her students would have a strong program for their stay in Zagreb, the first leg of their 18-day study-abroad course in Croatia. But what she did not know was the impact that adding the U.S. […]

Student enjoys Internship at DreamWorks Animation

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist: When Kung Fu Panda — one of the most successful animated franchises in the world — returns next year with a new comedy adventure, fans of DreamWorks Animation movies are likely to rush to theaters to see “Kung Fu Panda 3.” But Mary Glumb won’t be among them. It’s […]

Faculty member becomes one of the youngest African-Americans to become a tenured professor in computer science at a research university

By Rich Schneider, IU Communication Specialist: Count competitiveness among the qualities that distinguish James Hill, an associate professor of computer and information science at IUPUI. It was competitiveness that helped motivate the self-described jock. “Growing up, I played sports,” Hill said. “During the summer, I played baseball; when baseball was over, I played football; and […]

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.

Nursing dean reflects on journey to IUPUI

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist: The career of Indiana University School of Nursing Dean Robin Newhouse has been marked by purpose and serendipity, a combination that brought her to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. “In some ways my trajectory here has been somewhat unexpected, but it is clear that it’s not,” said Newhouse, who became […]

28 miles but worlds apart: life expectancy in Central Indiana

By Rich Schneider, IU Communication Specialist: The saying that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer only tells part of the story. The rich, or those who live in a community with greater access to health-promoting and health-protecting resources and opportunities, also have a greater life expectancy, according to “Worlds Apart: Gaps in […]

Reflections from the IUPUI White House

Soon IUPUI will be under new leadership. Chancellor Charles R. Bantz will pass the baton to Chancellor Nasser Paydar in mid-August. With the approaching changing of the guard has come the organized chaos that is called moving as Chancellor Bantz and first lady Sandra G. Petronio prepare to return to “civilian” academic life. Despite those demands, Dr. Petronio graciously agreed to set aside time — and energy — to address my questions about her time as first lady.

Orange is the new look of New York Street as city reconfigures campus thoroughfare

What are those barricades? How long will they be in the way? When will we get back to four lanes of New York from White River Parkway to West Street?

IUPUI campus art is a lot to be admired

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” Pablo Picasso reportedly said. Perhaps your daily routine could stand a little dusting off. Let me prescribe a walking tour of the public sculptures on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

Hectic, busy, long hours and IUPUI tourism student can’t wait to do it again

The full-time student and mom of a middle-schooler, Cornelius had been in the events industry about five years before coming to IUPUI to complete a degree. “I knew I was doing exactly what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I was in the right room.”

Seeking opportunities to gain experience, Cornelius kept close tabs on the school’s listserv that passes along volunteer and internship opportunities. When a notice about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference came along, she quickly applied for one of 250 slots for college students who were given a $325 stipend.