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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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IUPUI library captures three major Library Federation awards

Jennifer Johnson (left) and Willie MillerAugust 31, 2012 — University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and two of the library’s employees are recipients of leadership awards from the Indiana Library Federation, one of the largest state library associations in the U.S. The IUPUI library is the only public academic library to earn the association’s leadership awards in three categories.

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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 forum on modern-day Mormonism features leading experts, former senator

Former U.S. Sen. Robert F. BennettAugust 20, 2012 — Three prominent experts on Mormon history, culture and religion and a former Utah senator are the featured speakers for an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis forum on Mormonism in today’s society.

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IUPUI to host international conference of language and culture

Yairam Perez August 1, 2012 — Courses that simply teach the Spanish language don’t adequately prepare non-Hispanic supervisors to effectively interact with their Spanish-speaking employees, Yairam Perez learned during research to earn his master's degree at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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IUPUI professor receives Association of Midwest Museums Distinguished Service Award

Elizabeth Kryder-Reid wins Distinguished Service AwardJuly 25, 2012 — The Association of Midwest Museums has honored an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis professor for long-term distinguished service to the museum profession.

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Fifth annual book arts exhibit sponsored by IUPUI University Library

July 17, 2012 — IUPUI University Library’s Herron Art Library has partnered with the Harrison Center for the Arts to sponsor "Bookmark," an Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association First Friday event. The exhibit opening reception will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware St. in Indianapolis. The artwork will be on view until Aug. 29. Both the reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

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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.

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IUPUI graduate student's research earns American Society for Engineering Education award

June 29, 2012 — An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis engineering and technology student has received an American Society for Engineering Education award for research comparing student and faculty perceptions of the value of social media and high-speed technology in the classroom.

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