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Dr. Stephanie Combs-Miller of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy continues to gain attention for her groundbreaking student-run research into the value of Rock Steady Boxing programs to counteract the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Most recently, she was interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. for a national story. See the report here. *              * […]

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Senior statesman shares insights with teens

Nearly 450 high schoolers from throughout the state gathered Saturday at UIndy for the 39th annual Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders, which opened in Ransburg Auditorium with an address by the former senator. NEWS COVERAGE: WXIN, ​WTHR, ​WISH, WRTV, WTTV,, Howey Politics Indiana With the United States facing complicated challenges around the world – from Russia to China […]

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Alum to discuss role in major fossil discovery

Zachary Throckmorton, part of team that identified new hominin species Homo naledi, will return to campus Nov. 19 for a public presentation The University of Indianapolis will welcome back one of its graduates Nov. 19 to discuss his role in a recent scientific breakthrough: the identification of a previously unknown ancient relative of modern humans. The […]

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Activist doctor takes aim at global health care

Physician and international health activist Paul Farmer addresses the audience Tuesday at UIndy’s Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center. His talk was presented by the University Series and the Blanche E. Penrod Lecture Series. Read IBJ recap Dr. Paul Farmer speaks with dry wit and humble humor as he rattles off statistics from the world’s major infectious […]

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UIndy alum assists in science breakthrough

Dr. Zachary Throckmorton, who earned a UIndy master’s degree in 2007, examines a fossil specimen at the Evolutionary Studies Institute of South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand. (photo by William Harcourt-Smith) Previously unknown species sheds new light on human evolution The worlds of science and pop culture alike were rocked last week by a landmark announcement, and a University of […]

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Global health activist Farmer to speak Oct. 6

Dr. Paul Farmer discusses the condition of Eunice Newa, 12, during clinical rounds at Neno District Hospital in Malawi. Newa was treated for malaria as well as anemia. (Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In Health) Crusading physician to discuss public health efforts in developing nations Physician, anthropologist and international health activist Paul Farmer will discuss […]

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Science magazine features UIndy forensic work

UIndy’s forensic anthropology team exhumes a body last year in southern Texas. As the field team from UIndy’s Archeology & Forensics Laboratory prepares for its third trip to Texas to help identify the remains of missing migrants, its work is featured in this month’s issue of Scientific American magazine. A package headlined “The Mystery of […]

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Service conference aims for global impact

International Symposium on Service-Learning runs next week at UIndy BACKGROUND: What is service-learning? Nearly 200 participants from eight nations will attend the sixth biennial International Symposium on Service-Learning, taking place next Thursday through Saturday at the University of Indianapolis. Under the theme “Service-Learning as a Global Movement: Transforming Communities and Higher Education,” the event aims […]

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Service-Learning Symposium set for May 28-30

Sixth international event, to be hosted at UIndy, carries global theme Academics, students and professionals from around the world will gather May 28-30 at the University of Indianapolis for the sixth International Symposium on Service-Learning, co-hosted by South Africa’s Stellenbosch University and co-sponsored by Indiana Campus Compact and Bellarmine University. Under the theme “Service-Learning as a Global Movement: […]

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Faculty Forum: Rehabilitating a Belizean prison

For this month’s installment of the Faculty Forum lunchtime lecture series on Thursday, two faculty members from the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice will share the results of an interesting project undertaken last year in Central America. Associate Professor Kevin Whiteacre and Assistant Professor Amanda Miller led students on a 2014 Spring Term trip to […]

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