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August 27, 2013

Herron alumnus designs Mitch Daniels Leadership Prize
Mitch Daniels Leadership Prize sculpture

Mitch Daniels Leadership Prize sculpture

The first biennial Mitch Daniels Leadership Prize will be awarded in October to Tim Solso, retired chairman and CEO of Cummins, Inc. A jury selected Solso for exemplifying bold leadership that dramatically advanced Indiana. The Daniels Prize honors one Indiana leader and awards $50,000 to a person or organization that is doing work that can markedly advance the state. The Daniels Prize is designed to encourage and recognize leadership that refuses to accept the status quo as good enough, constantly aims higher and courageously executes change that results in lifting the arc of progress in Indiana.

At the awards ceremony in October, Solso will receive the Mitch Daniels Leadership Prize, a bronze sculpture commissioned by the Foundation and created by John McCormick, a graduate student at the Herron School of Art and Design of Indiana University at IUPUI.

The Division of Student Life is now the Division of Student Affairs

Effective immediately, the Division of Student Life has been renamed as the Division of Student Affairs. As many of you know, this is not a new name for the division -- it held this name as recently as the mid-1990s. After receiving feedback from constituents via the new web redesign process and a self-study almost two years ago, the Division's administrators felt it was time to make this change.  This name more clearly communicates the scope of programs and services offered and will make the division consistent with campus nomenclature and national practices in higher education.

FREE Biometric Screening

Full time employees and spouses/partners are eligbile for an annual  FREE  biometric screening.  Get paid $100 for a completed screening!  Screenings can be done by your provider or at the campus health center Monday through Friday.  Call 278-5483 to schedule your screening at Coleman Hall.  See the Health Resources page for more information.

Construction on I-65 and I-70

Construction will begin Sept. 3 on the I-65 and I-70 Southsplit project, which will closed the combined highway for up to 60 days. The detour for both highways is I-465. Please be prepared for this construction and make other plans.

For more information, see IUPUI's Southsplit page.

American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting Reception at IUPUI

To welcome the 2013 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting to Indianapolis, the Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting a reception on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.  It will be held at the Center for Teaching and Learning in University Library.  It is open to the IUPUI community: faculty, staff, and students.  The reception will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and live music.

Facial Transplantation Today

The Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery is honored to welcome internationally renowned special guest speaker;  Daniel Alam, MD. Dr. Alam was the lead surgeon and protocol designer of the multidisciplinary team that performed the first U.S. face transplant surgery.  Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Medical Science Building Room 026.  RSVP to Jane Adamson, jaadamso@iupui.edu, if you would like to attend.

Accounting/Finance Meet the Recruiter Career Fair

Students: This career fair is your best opportunity to both impress those making hiring decisions and to learn about the range of opportunities available. Each year employers call the Career Planning Office specifically to request interviews with students they meet at this event. All Accounting/Finance students should attend. Professional dress is required. Bring copies of your resume. To have your resume reviewed, stop in BS4090 to meet with a counselor during walk-in hours Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.  You can also schedule an appointment with the CPO at ksbcpo@iupui.edu.  

Professional dress required. Along with attending this event, students must apply on KelleyCareers for any position(s) in which you are interested. 

Special Workshop: Persuading Others

Persuasion skills are a critical asset for any faculty member.  We must convince employers to hire us, get  funders to support our research, and encourage co-workers to collaborate on our work.  This interactive session will take a rational approach to persuasion.

Participants will discover:

How to use personal/organizational power

How to deploy tactics on four different human planes

How to harness basic social influences to get other people to accede more easily to our requests

The event will take place at the Glick Eye Institute, Room 103, on Sept. 26. Dinner will be served from 5 to 5:30 p.m.  The presentation will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

KC IRB is now live for New Studies!

Effective Monday, August 19th, all new studies must be submitted through KC IRB.

Indiana University is the largest and most complex institution to date to develop and implement KC IRB. Together we are leading the KC IRB community in the adoption of KC IRB.

For more information regarding KC IRB, visit the newsletter.

Welcome Reception for Ophthalmology faculty, staff

The Department of Ophthalmology will host a welcome reception for Michael Boulton, Ph.D, director of basic science research at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute and Merrill Grayson Professor of Ophthalmology, and Maria Grant, M.D., FARVO, the first physician-scientist to hold the Marilyn K. Glick Senior Chair in the Department of Ophthalmology, on Friday, Sept. 6.

The event will be from 3 to 5 p.m. in Spitzberg Hall at the Glick Eye Institute, 1160 W. Michigan St., Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Boulton and Dr. Grant, and Ashay Bhatwadekar, Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology who also relocated from Florida to the IU School of Medicine.

The reception also will welcome additional members of the Boulton-Grant research teams.

Drs. Boulton and Grant, and their research colleagues, recently arrived from the University of Florida. Dr. Boulton’s research focuses on age-related changes in the retina and retinal neovascularization; Dr. Grant’s research focuses on understanding the basic mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy.

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 4 via email to vkherman@iupui.edu. Light refreshments will be served.

Indiana University police at IUPUI offer theft prevention tips

The IU Police welcome new and returning students to IUPUI for the fall 2013 semester, and encourage them to help make the campus safer for all.

Students and staff alike can help fight campus crime by calling 274-7911 to report any suspicious/criminal activity.  Police also urge community members to be proactive and protect themselves from becoming victims of either bicycle or vehicle theft.

Students and staff can take a few simple steps to make it harder for someone to steal their property.  Never leave any property unattended in the library or a classroom or anywhere for that matter. It only takes a split second for you to become a victim of property theft.

Motorists should remove all portable electronic items such as cell phones and chargers; GPS units with adapter cords and mounts; computers; and audio systems if possible from the passenger section of their vehicle. They should lock these items and other items of value in the trunk before leaving a parked vehicle. Bike riders should record the make, model and serial number of their bicycles and take digital photos to assist police in locating and identifying a bicycle in case it is stolen. People can also be proactive in protecting their bikes. The more time it takes a thief to attack your bicycle the less likely it is that your bicycle will become a statistic. 

To thwart bike thefts:

  • Whenever possible, lock a bike to a bike rack instead of an item that can be easily cut, broken or removed.
  • Use of a steel U-shaped lock is recommended; remember, two locks are better than one. Lightweight cable or chain locks no longer provide adequate security in most areas.
  • Leave as little space as possible within the “U” of the lock. This makes it harder for thieves to pry open the lock.
  • Keep the lock off the ground to avoid giving the thief leverage to hammer or smash it. 
  • Position the keyhole of the lock so that it faces the ground. This will inhibit a thief’s ability to manipulate the lock.
  • Remove quick-release front wheel, and lock the front wheel, rear wheel and frame together with the “U” lock.
  • If the bike seat is easily removable and/or expensive, remove the seat and take it with you.

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