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$5 million gift from Indianapolis scientist will address STEM and engineering workforce gaps – launching the R.B. Annis School of Engineering

The University of Indianapolis announced today the launch of the R.B. Annis School of Engineering in the Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences through a transformational, $5 million gift honoring one of Indianapolis’ most revered scientists and innovators. The gift, given in honor of the late Robert B. Annis, an inventor and scientist, will advance […]

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Timeline display explores contributions of female scientists and mathematicians for Women’s History Month

A visual illustration on display in Martin Hall in honor of Women’s History Month highlights the history of women in science and mathematics. Sophomore Emily Taner and senior Marissa Thomas created the timeline as a project for the Gender and Ethnicity in Math and Science (GEMS) course. Krysi Leganza, associate professor of mathematics and computer […]

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Local students create energy plan for Indiana

What would a sustainable energy plan for Indiana look like? An ambitious project involving a diverse group of University of Indianapolis and IUPUI students is actively working to answer that question. The students, led by former Indianapolis Mayor and Visiting Fellow Greg Ballard, held the first in a series of meetings to obtain public feedback […]

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Campus robotics competition highlights STEM education efforts across Indiana

While the rest of their competitors were frantically tweaking their machines to just the right specifications before matches began, the robotics team from Covenant Christian High School huddled away from the crowds to take their robot for a test drive. “It’s nerve-wracking when the robot doesn’t exactly do what you want it to do in […]

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Local spider discovery provides leg up to new science

Nearby Indiana forests could be home to a whole host of undiscovered life forms just like the new species of spider discovered recently by a University of Indianapolis biology professor. “New (spider) species are being found all the time. I typically find one to two a year, but the message is that we really know […]

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Special screening of “The Burden” with filmmaker Roger Sorkin and former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard

Thursday, November 3, at 7 p.m. UIndy Hall A, Schwitzer Student Center Reception will immediately follow Join us for our next University Series event featuring a special screening of “The Burden” followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Roger Sorkin and former Indianapolis Mayor and UIndy Visiting Fellow Greg Ballard. “The Burden” is a 40-minute documentary […]

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In the news: Sociology, Business, PT

Dr. Amanda Miller of the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice continues to draw national attention with her research on marriage, cohabitation and household dynamics. Most recently, she is coauthor of a study suggesting that couples who share household chores equitably are also busier in the bedroom. Read about it in the New York Post (“Wanna have […]

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Archives fellow honored for work as mayor

UIndy Visiting Fellow Greg Ballard finished his tenure as Indianapolis mayor in January, but he is still receiving kudos for his actions while in office. This spring, the international Robotics Education & Competition Foundation inducted Ballard into its STEM Hall of Fame under the Heroes category, which honors contributions in guiding young people toward studies and […]

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Student archaeology projects draw attention

Famous ‘grave in the road’ had seven occupants, researchers find As noted in UIndy News last month, Dr. Christopher Schmidt of the Department of Anthropology has been working with students and colleagues on a job for Johnson County officials: In conjunction with a road improvement project, they were asked to exhume, examine and re-inter the remains of Nancy […]

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Forensics team continues Texas migrant project

UIndy Human Biology master’s degree candidates Amanda Khan (left) and Helen Brandt analyze skeletal remains in a laboratory at Texas State University. Associate Professor Krista Latham and the graduate students of UIndy’s Archaeology & Forensics Team are back in Texas for the fourth consecutive summer, volunteering their time and expertise to help identify undocumented migrants who have […]

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