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News Releases for Arts and Humanities

Plan to create first School of Philanthropy approved by IU Trustees: proposal to go to CHE for consideration

Eugene R. TempelJune 22, 2012 — GARY -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees has given its approval for the formation of a School of Philanthropy to be located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. The proposal would create what is believed to be the world's first school dedicated to the study and teaching of philanthropy and builds on the strengths of the existing Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, an internationally recognized leader in philanthropy education, research and training.

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IU Foundation president returning to Center on Philanthropy; Kelley dean to lead foundation

Eugene R. TempelJune 21, 2012 — BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- After four years as Indiana University Foundation president, Eugene R. Tempel will be returning to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University as a senior fellow to play a major role in the university's effort to establish a new School of Philanthropy, the university has announced.

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IUPUI alum waiting to see his latest 'Pixar' works: the forests of Scotland

Frank Tai is photographed on January 20, 2012 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)June 18, 2012 — When the movie "Brave" opens in theaters nationwide Friday, June 22, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis alumnus Frank Tai will get his second look at the animated family film.
His first look at the Disney-Pixar 3-D production came during a private party on his job in California.

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IUPUI political science professor will study in Belgium as Fulbright-Schuman Chair

John McCormickJune 14, 2012 — John McCormick, professor of political science in the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has been named a Fulbright-Schuman Chair for 2012-13 by the U.S. State Department.

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School of Informatics at IUPUI first to participate in Gen Con Educational Partners Program

Matt PowersJune 14, 2012 — Gen Con LLC has entered into a partnership with the Indiana University School of Informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis that will make the campus the first institution to participate in Gen Con’s Educational Partners Program.

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Panel discussion June 27 will mark 50th anniversary of art glass in U.S.

Lines-into-Shapes Art GlassJune 14, 2012 — Ardent collectors of art glass Linda and Zeke Friedlander wanted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the medium in the United States. A selection from their collection will be on display as a part of the Indy Collects show, which opens June 15 and continues through July 26 in Herron’s Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries.

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Author Ray Bradbury will be remembered for style and emotional intensity

Bradbury WorkJune 6, 2012 — Ray Bradbury will be remembered for the richly poetic style and emotional intensity of his best stories, said the director of the nation’s first center for the study of Ray Bradbury, one of the best-known American cultural figures of the 20th century.

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IUPUI alumna creates design for Izod IndyCar T-shirts

Lauren Smith, Media Arts & Science AlumniMay 23, 2012 — Spend any time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend and you will likely see the work of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Informatics alumna Lauren Smith.

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IU School of Social Work student earns spot with Colts cheerleaders while pursuing master's degree

Photo courtesy Colts.comMay 23, 2012 —
Dedication and perseverance can well serve students seeking to become social workers so they can bring hope and aid to those they serve.

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Scholars join public forum examining new trend of social engagement among evangelicals

Philip GoffMay 18, 2012 — In recent years, evangelical Christians -- historically devoted to concerns of converting non-believers and defending orthodox Christian doctrine -- have become more engaged in American public life around issues such as homelessness, sustainability, urban renewal, human trafficking, climate change and the international war on HIV/AIDS.

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Herron School's June gallery shows offer a peek into the world of collecting

May 18, 2012 — Herron School of Art and Design will host "Indy Collects" in the Robert B. Berkshire, Eleanor Prest Reese and Dorit and Gerald Paul galleries beginning with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, and continuing through July 26.

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