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First Susan Buck Sutton award recipients

Award recipients: Jennifer Custer and Sotiris Hji-Avgoustis, far rightMarch 7, 2013 — The IUPUI Office of International Affairs has announced the first two recipients of its new annual Susan Buck Sutton award. The award is presented to a campus faculty member and a staff member who made significant contributions to the study abroad program at IUPUI.

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Last Lecture to focus on global citizenship

H. ner YurtsevenMarch 7, 2013 — H. Öner Yurtseven, Dean Emeritus of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI, will focus on global citizenship when he delivers the Last Lecture, Friday, March 22, in the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Boulevard.

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IUPUI led expedition seeks source of thousand-year-old coins in Aboriginal Australia

Mcintosh points on map to general area where coins were foundFebruary 28, 2013 —
Like a detective working a cold case, an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis anthropologist hopes to unravel the mystery of how a handful of coins, some dating back more than 1,000 years, wound up on a remote beach along Australia’s northern coastline.

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Forgiveness Forum provides wake-up call

 Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor is shown, front rightFebruary 7, 2013 — A “Forgiveness Forum” initiated to explore approaches to achieving peace and reconciliation on the global stage was a successful “wake-up” call, said a community leader who joined more than 75 IUPUI international students, faculty, community advocates and representatives from faith and civic organizations.

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U.S. Institute of Peace grant will fund international forgiveness workshop, lecture at IUPUI

December 18, 2012 — The director of international partnerships at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will use a $2,000 grant from the Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative of the United States Institute of Peace to explore a novel approach to achieving peace and reconciliation on the global stage.

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New assistant dean in IU School of Dentistry will direct school's International Dental Program

November 29, 2012 — Melanie R. Peterson, a former longtime University of Louisville professor and administrator who joined the Indiana University School of Dentistry faculty in 2011 as director of hospital dentistry and the general practice residency, has been appointed the dental school’s assistant dean for admissions and students affairs, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University. She has also been named director of an advanced-standing degree program for international dentists.

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IUPUI establishes Sutton award to recognize contributions to study abroad program

Susan Buck SuttonNovember 20, 2012 — In honor of Susan Buck Sutton, the first associate vice chancellor for international affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the Office of International Affairs will present a new annual award to a staff member and a faculty member who have made significant contributions to the study abroad program at IUPUI.

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'Qatar' author Diana Untermeyer to discuss her book at IUPUI

November 12, 2012 — Diana Untermeyer will visit Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Thursday, Nov. 15, to speak about her experiences living in Qatar from 2004 to 2007 as the wife of the U.S. ambassador, which she captured in her 2011 book “Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky.”

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Michael Kowolik to lead IU School of Dentistry's expanded internationalization efforts

Michael KowolikNovember 12, 2012 — IU School of Dentistry Dean John Williams has turned to a faculty member with a diverse international background to lead the school’s expanded internationalization efforts.

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Vietnam turns to IUPUI center for training linked to national development goals

November 7, 2012 — The Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has begun an English language and teaching methodology training program linked to Vietnam’s national development goals.

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