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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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Undergrads working with Harvard researchers

Visiting scientists to study greenhouse gases throughout Indianapolis Read NUVO Newsweekly story A team of UIndy students will spend the next two weeks collaborating with Harvard University researchers on a study of greenhouse gas emissions in Marion County. The visiting scientists are led by Dr. Steven C. Wofsy, Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science […]

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Archaeology team studying fabled gravesite

UIndy grad students Rose Perash (left) and Fatma Zalzala begin work at the so-called “grave in the middle of the road,” located between Franklin and Edinburgh. Peculiar 19th century burial rests in center of Johnson County road NEWS COVERAGE: Indianapolis Star (with photo gallery) WXIN-Fox59 WTHR-TV 13 WISH-TV 8 WRTV-6 Daily Journal Inside Indiana Business A student […]

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