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 […]

That new talking Barbie – not quite A.I., and childproofing is advised

Think twice about toy safety in this age of smartphones and Wi-Fi. A “live” Barbie might not suit younger children still learning what is real and what isn’t.

Book explores teen novels’ portrayals of autism to help libraries choose wisely

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist: A new book detailing teen novels that feature characters with autism will help libraries select books that help young readers understand the disorder and foster acceptance, says one of the three authors, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. “Autism in Young Adult Novels: An Annotated Bibliography” identifies […]

IUPUI lecturer creating a boogie wonderland outside the NCAA Final Four

IUPUI lecturer C. Thomas Lewis was hard at work April 2, turning the street under a railroad overpass near the site of this weekend’s NCAA Men’s Final Four into an immersive disco environment.