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IUPUI professor receives Egba National Award of Excellence from a Nigerian king

 Bessie House-Soremekun (left) receives awardOctober 11, 2012 — IUPUI professor Bessie House-Soremekun was presented the Egba National Award of Excellence by King Michael Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, the Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland in Ogun State, Nigeria, during the annual conference of the Egba National Association of the United States and Canada.

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Gene Tempel nominated as founding dean for new School of Philanthropy

September 28, 2012 — Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor and Executive Vice President Charles R. Bantz have announced the appointment of Gene Tempel to be the founding dean of IU's new School of Philanthropy, subject to the approval of the IU Board of Trustees at its next business meeting Oct. 12.

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Hundreds of Latino students expected at field trip to IUPUI to learn about college experience

META September 28, 2012 — At least 300 Latino high school students from approximately 18 Indiana schools will participate in a college awareness and preparation seminar Monday, Oct. 1, at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Conference aims to help nonprofits operate effectively and efficiently in lean economy

Governor's Conference September 20, 2012 — At a time when the economy is forcing nonprofits to make difficult decisions about services and operations, and community needs are at an all-time high, nonprofits are continually being asked to do more with less.

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Buffett joins online conference about money and women's charitable giving

SHEMAKESCHANGE September 17, 2012 — Jennifer Buffett, co-founder and president of the NoVo Foundation, has joined the speaker roster for an online conference exploring attitudes toward money, risk-taking and other factors that affect women’s philanthropic choices.

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National experts gather at IUPUI to celebrate publication of newly edited Frederick Douglass autobiography

David W. BlightSeptember 12, 2012 — INDIANAPOLIS – One of the nation’s foremost authorities on the U.S. Civil War is the keynote speaker for a conference next month on the life and work of Frederick Douglass – best known historically as a runaway slave turned abolitionist in antebellum America. Douglass subsequently became one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

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Book of quotations highlights work, lasting relevancy of Frederick Douglass: Publication is prelude to landmark symposium on Douglass at IUPUI

In the Words of Frederick DouglassSeptember 10, 2012 — A new book of quotations, edited by two Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers, compiles the words of one of America’s most pre-eminent 19th-century orators and writers into an easy-to-read, insightful yet critical commentary on America’s historic path.

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'Flea Market Jesus' release coincides with muzzle loading rifle championships and political fever

Flea Market JesusSeptember 5, 2012 — INDIANAPOLIS -- With the presidential election just months away, a new book by an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researcher is particularly salient because of heightened interest in genuinely “undecided” voters.

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Indy to host American music premiere of 'Ancient Mariner'

Tim HardyAugust 28, 2012 —
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" will come to life as the second installment of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute’s  2012-13 lecture and performance series.

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IUPUI artist-in-residence Tim Hardy will lecture on 'Theatre for the 21st Century'

Tim HardyAugust 24, 2012 —
Internationally acclaimed actor/director Tim Hardy will present a special lecture at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as the opening event of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute’s 2012-13 public lecture and performances series.

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IUPUI offering new bachelor's degree in medical humanities and health studies

William SchneiderAugust 23, 2012 — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved a new health-related liberal arts degree program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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