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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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News: LPGA project hits home for UIndy golfer

UIndy junior Ashtyn Brown is featured in an Indianapolis Star story about her role with the LPGA Legends Tour. A Communication major from Richmond who golfs for the Greyhounds, Brown is working with former pro golfer Rosie Jones to promote the Legends Championship next month in French Lick. The event raises awareness for the Riley […]

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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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Theatre Department announces new season

A musical comedy and a revamped Greek tragedy are among the highlights of the 2014-2015 season recently announced by UIndy’s Department of Theatre. Admission to most productions is free for UIndy students, faculty and staff. New this year for the general public is the addition of a Half-Price Second Thursday performance for all non-musical productions, with […]

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Historian: WWI tensions echo in today’s world

Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the spark that ignited the first truly global military conflict, and despite the passage of time, many current international crises can be linked to the chain of events we now call World War I, a University of Indianapolis historian and author says. Tensions unleashed by the June 28, 1914, […]

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