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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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Paydar to be appointed IUPUI executive vice chancellor

May 14, 2012 — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor Charles R. Bantz has announced Nasser Paydar, chancellor of Indiana University East and professor of mechanical engineering, as IUPUI's next executive vice chancellor effective June 15, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University.

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IUPUI, IPS and Community Collaboration Leads to The Historic Journey Curriculum

April 19, 2012 — The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” proved more than a catchphrase with the creation of “The Historic Journey,” a standards-based K-12 curriculum that presents science, English, math and social studies lessons within a context of African and African-American history.

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Law Students Will Participate in U.N. Hearings on Corporal Punishment, Sexual Abuse of Children

March 21, 2012 — Four law students from the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus will travel to New York this week to participate in United Nations hearings on allegations of the corporal punishment and sexual abuse of elementary school children in Cape Verde, off the western coast of Africa.

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Tickets on Sale for Performances of 'History of Cardenio," Rarely Seen Shakespeare Play

March 5, 2012 — Tickets are now on sale at IUPUI for the April performances of The History of Cardenio, a “lost play” by William Shakespeare and his younger contemporary John Fletcher. The play is recreated and reimagined by Professor Gary Taylor, a prize-winning editor of both Shakespeare and Fletcher, and directed by IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI Associate Professor of English drama, Terri Bourus.

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New Books on Africa Examine Economy and Women's Issues

February 27, 2012 — Two newly released books on contemporary Africa -- one on its economic ties to other nations, the other on women’s roles to family and society -- reveal intricate relationships affecting the continent’s sustained growth and development. The volumes are Gender, Sexuality, and Mothering in Africa (Africa World Press) and Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa (University of Rochester Press).

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IUPUI Center Helps International Economics Professor Bridge Language Divide

Lauren Harvey and Hisaya Kitaoka February 20, 2012 — After 20 years traveling the world as a Japanese manufacturing company executive, Hisaya Kitaoka found a new career he loved, teaching international economics at Franklin College which is 20 miles south of downtown Indianapolis.

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IUPUI Professor Edward E. Curtis Co-Founds Journal of Africana Religions

February 15, 2012 — Edward E. Curtis IV, professor of religious studies in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has co-founded the Journal of Africana Religions, the world’s only refereed journal devoted to research on the religions of African-descended people in global perspective.

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IUPUI Police Chief Elected President of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police

Paul Norris Jr.January 25, 2012 — Indiana University-Purdue University Chief of Police Paul Norris Jr. is the new president of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police. Elected by organization membership, he assumed the position Jan. 1, 2012.

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, Dec. 19, 2011

Chancellor Charles R. BantzDecember 19, 2011 — Holiday giving is much on our minds now, as we seek ways to let family, friends, and colleagues know how much they mean to us during this special season. Giving to our community is also a habit of the season that extends throughout the year, for which I’d like to thank the hundreds of students, staff, and faculty who have opened their hearts to others in various campuswide campaigns.

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Student Groups to Expand King Day Activities Into Weeklong Celebration

Elaine Brown, 2012 MLK Dinner SpeakerDecember 12, 2011 — The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis IUPUI’s Black Student Union is collaborating with other IUPUI student organizations to expand the annual campus celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy into a week of events honoring King’s vision, philosophy and fight for civil rights and social justice.

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