Skip page navigation

Skip page navigation

News Releases for Research

IUPUI student's drive takes her to Brickyard as race engineer for Jeff Gordon

Stephanie BorcheltJuly 27, 2012 — Ask anyone who knows Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis student Stephanie Borchelt, and they’ll tell you she’s got drive. Drive, and the engineering smarts to help NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon battle for his fifth Brickyard 400 win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Full story

IUPUI professor will present keynote speech at conference in Nigeria

Bessie House-SoremekunJuly 2, 2012 — An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis professor is a featured speaker at an international conference in Nigeria.

Full story

Polis Center at IUPUI hosting NEH institute advancing exploration of space and maps

NEH Institute MeetingJune 26, 2012 — The Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities, a multi-disciplinary collaboration among Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Florida State University and West Virginia University, is hosting an advanced institute in spatial narratives and deep maps. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this two-week intensive institute brings leading scholars from around the world to explore how deep maps can support relevant issues in spatial humanities.

Full story

IUPUI report raises concerns about equity, democratic engagement under Mind Trust proposal for IPS schools

John HouserJune 25, 2012 — A new report from the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education at the School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis raises several concerns about the viability of a proposed reform plan for Indianapolis Public Schools, particularly as regards issues of equity and democratic participation. The report “School Reform and the Mind Trust Proposal: Another Look at the Evidence” examines the plan put forward by the Mind Trust in December.

Full story

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.

Full story

Lugar Center at IUPUI gets Department of Energy award for clean-coal research project

Jing ZhangJune 8, 2012 — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is one of nine universities to share in $2.7 million in federal funding for research projects that will support the continuing innovation and development of clean-coal technologies.

Full story

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.

Full story

IUPUI professor and students create social work app

Carolyn Gentle-GenittyJune 5, 2012 — A professor and two students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have developed what is believed to be one of the first smartphone applications for an introduction to social work.

Full story

Nonprofit education employment and wages grow in Indiana, IU report finds

Kirsten GrnbjergMay 31, 2012 — As the school year winds down, a new report from Indiana University makes clear that employment in Indiana education is growing, but not where one might expect. Jobs and pay scales are increasing quickly in nonprofit schools and colleges while employment and average salaries in government-run schools and colleges are inching up or even decreasing.

Full story

STeleR study: Telerehab improves functioning after stroke

Neale Chumbler, Ph.DMay 29, 2012 — Researchers led by Regenstrief Institute investigator Neale Chumbler, Ph.D., a research scientist with the Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice at the Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, have developed STeleR, a home telerehabilitation program that they report improves lower body physical functioning even two years after a stroke. Participating in STeleR also increased the likelihood of maintaining a regular fitness routine, enhanced money management skills, and improved the capability to prepare meals and take care of personal needs such as bathing.

Full story

2012 Greening IUPUI grant winners announced

May 24, 2012 — The IUPUI Office of Sustainability has announced the winners of the 2012 Greening IUPUI grant. The nine fund recipients proposed projects such as planting native and urban gardens, increasing sustainability-related educational opportunities and developing sustainable best practices. Projects will begin this spring.

Full story