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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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Tavis Smiley headlines School of Education at IUPUI event to celebrate outstanding alumni

Janet S. Oatess and Tavis SmileySeptember 20, 2012 — TV and radio host, author, philanthropist, advocate and documentary filmmaker Tavis Smiley will deliver the keynote address next month at a celebration of alumni from the School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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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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Enrollment data confirms numerous academic firsts for incoming IUPUI freshman class

September 7, 2012 — A new class of freshmen began the 2012-13 academic school year at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Aug. 20. Enrollment data confirms this class is the largest incoming full-time class; and has the highest average grade-point average, highest average SAT, highest percentage of Indiana students completing the state’s Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma, highest number of 21st Century Scholars and most diversity in the campus’s history.

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Chinese students arrive at IUPUI for joint sociology study-abroad program

Sun Yat-Sen Study Abroad StudentsAugust 10, 2012 — A group of Chinese students from Sun Yat-Sen University arrived in Indianapolis on Monday for a two-week study abroad opportunity at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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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 University College readiness program awarded $1.3 million grant

July 2, 2012 — IUPUI University College’s Upward Bound program has been approved for five additional years of funding, having been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant continues funds to provide low-income and first-generation college students the tools for academic success and to help ensure that these students graduate from high school and are successful in college.

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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 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.

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