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News Releases for Civic Engagement

2013 "It Takes a City" Taylor Symposium explores creating a diverse, humane community

2013 Taylor SymposiumJanuary 28, 2013 — INDIANAPOLIS -- Exploring strategies to prevent bullying and encourage tolerance and respect is just one of the topics for discussion as Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis presents the 24th annual Joseph T. Taylor Symposium.

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Hundreds to participate in IUPUI King Day of Service

January 18, 2013 — Organizers of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus tradition honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service anticipate as many as 750 students and IUPUI employees will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day as community volunteers.

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Symposium at IUPUI addresses 'civic controversy' over art, race and public spaces

January 18, 2013 — INDIANAPOLIS -- The artist whose vision for a public monument to African American emancipation sparked a “civic controversy” will re-start the conversation as the opening speaker for a daylong discussion on art, race and public spaces.

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Journal article illustrates IU School of Dentistry's oral health policy program

Karen YoderJanuary 3, 2013 — An article published in the December issue of the Journal of Dental Education, a scholarly publication from the American Dental Education Association, examines a model for student involvement in oral health care advocacy and offers best practices for implementing the program at other institutions.

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Social work class allows IUPUI students to help apartment residents

Social work student painting a faceDecember 11, 2012 —
For two hours on a recent Friday, students from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis offered the residents of a low-income housing complex on Indianapolis’ far east side something priceless: a chance to smile and laugh.

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Indianapolis recognizes and celebrates the history of diverse Southside neighborhood

IUPUI student Lindsy Schaiper and Southside project participant Beatrice MillerDecember 7, 2012 — INDIANAPOLIS -- A three-year partnership between Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis faculty and students in the Department of Anthropology, and African-American and Jewish residents formerly of Indianapolis’ Southside neighborhood, will culminate in two important events this month.

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Don Schumacher Racing, IUPUI Motorsports Engineering program renew partnership

Don Schumacher RacingDecember 6, 2012 — INDIANAPOLIS -- The most successful team in professional drag racing and the most innovative university involved in motorsports engineering have announced an expanded partnership.

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Scholarly conference at IUPUI looks at complexities of art, race and public space

Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Image courtesy of Library of CongressDecember 6, 2012 — INDIANAPOLIS -- Building on ideas that emerged during public debate over a proposed local art project, artists and scholars will participate in an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis symposium exploring the complex relationships among art, race and civic space.

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Study maps Central Indiana students' transitions to college

November 27, 2012 — The greatest disparities in college access, attendance and success are high school diploma types and socioeconomic status, according to "Mapping Transitions to College," a study of 25,880 Central Indiana high school students just released by the Talent Alliance-a group of nearly 70 public and private organizations united with a common mission to elevate Central Indiana’s system of education to world-class status and ensure every individual has the opportunity to succeed from cradle to career.

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IUPUI forum presents opportunities to partner in IUPUI entrepreneurial projects

Innovation to EnterpriseNovember 16, 2012 — INDIANAPOLIS -- Interested in getting in on the ground floor of the development and financing of the next great research-based innovative business or product?

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Inaugural Hiring Report Card of NCAA men's basketball head coaches calls attention to need for diversity

November 15, 2012 — INDIANAPOLIS -- In an effort to address equity in the hiring process among intercollegiate sports, directly pertaining to employment of ethnic minorities, Black Coaches & Administrators has released the inaugural Hiring Report Card from the 2011‐12 hiring cycle of head coaches in men’s basketball of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Institutions.

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