Civic leadership institute gaining broad support

Lilly Endowment, Fairbanks Foundation contribute to city archive project Major philanthropic organizations are getting behind UIndy’s plan to establish an Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives and make Indianapolis a global case study in urban revitalization. A $2-million grant this summer from Lilly Endowment Inc. is the largest single contribution to date in the University’s $7.5-million capital campaign for […]

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UIndy arts schedule: 2012–2013

UIndy Arts is back in action with more than 100 arts and cultural events on its schedule—most of them free Art exhibitions The Art Gallery in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center kicks off the 2012–13 arts season with the exhibition “FAB Crew: City Walls to Gallery Walls.” The FAB Crew (short for Fantastic Aerosol Brothers) will create a large-scale […]

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‘Green’ Roberts Hall opens with solar flair

Roberts Hall opened in August as the new home for 170 upperclassmen. UIndy’s seventh residence hall, located on Hanna Avenue between Cravens and Warren halls (once the Trimble Hall site), features single- and double-occupant rooms, semiprivate bathrooms, and a fitness center, among other amenities. The hall could eventually house more than 200 students. Continuing the University’s commitment to green construction, […]

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Room to move

The Movement Science Lab in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy received a big makeover this past year, moving from a small 550-square-foot space to one that is more than 1,700. “It means having a better space for research and activities,” says Margaret Finley, KSPT director of research. “We have many faculty and students who study movement science research and […]

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Visiting speakers challenge and inspire

Nobel laureate has stunning saga to relate International activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee inspired an audience Wednesday, February 15, at UIndy’s Ransburg Auditorium with the story of how women in her native Liberia banded together across ethnic and religious lines to end a long civil war and depose a cruel dictator. Her part in helping to […]

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School of OT marks 25th anniversary

In 1987, the School of Occupational Therapy didn’t even exist. It was simply a department, housed in a single classroom in the basement of Lilly Science Hall. But in 1987, the first group of 15 students graduated from that small department, paving the way for 25 more years of graduates—so far. From Lilly Hall the fledgling department moved to Schwitzer […]

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UIndy to rename residence hall for history-making Crowe brothers

The University of Indianapolis will rename one of its residence halls in honor of two alumni who made national impressions in sports and in civic life. New Hall will be renamed Ray and George Crowe Hall in honor of legendary basketball coach Ray Crowe ’38 (top photo), and his younger brother George Crowe ’43 (bottom photo) a barrier-breaking major league […]

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Hello again, Hanna

Reconstruction of Hanna Avenue is complete at last. If you’ve visited campus over the past two years, you know the street’s been festooned with orange barrels and heavy equipment for what seems like an eternity to the campus community. Once the work was largely finished, workers took on the specially designed median, which features landscaping, large planters, and clearly delineated […]

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Considering a career change?

Did you graduate with a degree in a math or science field? Are you looking to change someone’s life? And would you like to teach math or science in a high-need Indiana school district? If you answered yes to these questions, the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship Program may be for you. The program offers: —a $30,000 stipend. —a master’s […]

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Homecoming highlights!

Get next year’s celebration on your calendar now: October 6, 2012 UIndy’s Homecoming ’11 fell on a flawless fall day on the first weekend of October, and it was all a fan could hope for. The Key Stadium parking lot was a tailgater’s delight, with tons of food and games. The Greyhound football team made a dramatic entrance into the […]

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