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New dean to lead Psychological Sciences

A clinical psychologist and educator known for her research on counseling, culture and identity will be the new dean of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. Anita Jones Thomas brings substantial administrative experience from her work at Loyola University Chicago, where she began teaching in 2005, spent three years as director […]

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UIndy greatly expands summer programs

More than 200 courses available to help students stay on track to graduate In a move to provide greater flexibility for students and their families, the University of Indianapolis this year is nearly doubling the number of summer courses available to undergraduates. UIndy’s new summer catalog touts more than 200 courses in fields such as […]

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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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Faculty Forum to feature Social Work

Scheduled for lunchtime Thursday, this month’s Faculty Forum will explore the Department of Social Work‘s partnerships with public agencies to create service learning opportunities that benefit needy segments of the community. Associate Professor Tracy Marschall and students Amanda Szura and Elizabeth Taulman will present “Multi-Course Agency Collaborations: Social work education’s opportunity to serve women affected by addiction, […]

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Study: Metal theft costs county $8M a year

Though often easy to prevent, incidents are increasing, UIndy prof says NEWS COVERAGE Indianapolis Star WXIN WISH WTHR Metal theft has increased dramatically in Marion County during the past few years, rising from an average of seven incidents per day in 2008 to approximately 11 per day in the 2011-2013 period, according to a new […]

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Study: Birth control use varies by social class

Contraceptive decisions appear linked to unmarried pregnancy rates Hear WFYI radio report A new study of couples living together unmarried finds that the working class and the middle class have significantly different attitudes and approaches toward birth control, helping to explain why unwed births are far less common among the college-educated than their less-educated counterparts. […]

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Professor honored among ‘Living Legends’

UIndy Professor Phylis Lan Lin, second from left, poses with fellow honorees at the 10th anniversary gala of the Indy Asian American Times newspaper. Professor of Sociology Phylis Lan Lin was honored recently among the “Living Legends of Indiana’s Chinese-American Community” for her contributions to education and international cooperation. The honorees were recognized during the 10th anniversary gala […]

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In the news: History, Int’l Relations, Sociology

Associate Professor of History Edward Frantz — who also directs UIndy’s Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives — was interviewed for two recent stories in the Indianapolis Star. One piece explored the historical, political and cultural issues surrounding an effort to restore a monument honoring Confederate soldiers in Garfield Park. The other looked at the […]

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Prof named among ‘influential Hoosiers’

Professor Christopher Schmidt of UIndy’s Department of Anthropology is celebrated in an Indianapolis Star column headlined “5 overlooked yet influential Hoosiers.” Schmidt, director of the department’s Indiana Prehistory Laboratory, is cited for accomplishments including a student archeological dig that uncovered a 10,000-year-old bone tool, the oldest ever documented in Indiana. He’s one of just two […]

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In the news: UIndy alumni on the rise

Mary Myers, who earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing from UIndy, has been named chief nursing officer for St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, St.Vincent Women’s Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent and the St.Vincent Stress Center. She previously served as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Indiana University Health West Hospital in […]

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