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UIndy team plans archaeological survey

Assistant Professor Christopher Moore and a former student-turned-colleague are organizing a substantial archaeological project in southern Indiana’s Floyd County. Dr. Moore and UIndy research associate Rebecca Van Sessen are applying for a $50,000 state grant to conduct a countywide survey that will identify sites of interest, from the earliest prehistoric settlements along the Ohio River […]

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VIDEO: House erased from Health Pavilion site

How long does it take a backhoe to eat a house? Just a few hours, apparently, and the entire process is squeezed into a minute in this time-lapse video created by UIndy’s Department of Communications & Marketing. The house near Hanna and State avenues had been home to the UIndy Police Department but was demolished […]

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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 recalls work at 1989 plane crash scene

On July 19, 1989, United Airlines Flight 232 lost an engine and all hydraulic controls on its way from Denver to Chicago, tumbling into the Sioux City, Iowa, airport in a fiery crash landing that was captured on video. Though 112 passengers died, 184 miraculously survived, due largely to the heroic efforts of the crew […]

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DeHaan Gallery announces 2014-2015 season

Curator Mark Ruschman and his colleagues in UIndy’s Department of Art & Design have put together another strong season of exhibitions and events for the coming year at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, and admission is always free. It makes a great stop […]

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Fellowships produce top-notch STEM teachers

UIndy Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow David Johnson teaches math at Lynhurst 7th & 8th Grade Center on Indianapolis’ west side. As UIndy’s Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship program begins its sixth year of preparing math and science teachers for underserved Indiana schools, its numbers tell a tale of success. The program is aimed at […]

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In the news: lacrosse, first family, forensics

The first season is more than a year away, but the UIndy men’s and women’s lacrosse program leads a story in this week’s Indianapolis Business Journal. Sports business reporter Anthony Schoettle talks with Sue Willey, our VP for Intercollegiate Athletics, about why adding the sport is a strategic move for Midwestern universities. Subscribers can read the story […]

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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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IR prof is featured speaker for elite D.C. event

Associate Professor of International Relations Douglas Woodwell is heading to Washington, D.C., this weekend, and not just to watch fireworks on the National Mall. Dr. Woodwell is the featured speaker for a special event hosted by the Truman National Security Project, an institute dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders in the realms of […]

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Dr. Manuel to speak at citizenship ceremony

UPDATE: The ceremony grew to 101 new citizens. See NUVO Newsweekly’s coverage here, and see more photos on President Manuel’s Facebook page. In a special ceremony Thursday, 75 Indiana residents will become U.S. citizens, and UIndy President Robert Manuel and his wife, Wilmara, will welcome them as the featured speakers. U.S. District Court Judge Sarah […]

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