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October 25, 2016

State of the Campus

Chancellor Paydar will deliver his State of the Campus address next Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Theater.

Michigan Street Conversion

As our campus continues to improve and expand, Phase 1 of the Michigan Street conversion to two-way traffic has begun.

Be aware that traffic lanes will change and sidewalks may close.

Whether you come through campus on foot or on wheels, please slow down and proceed with caution. Your safety and the safety of others depend on it.

For more information about the Michigan Street Conversion, see Changes in store for Michigan Street from the Oct. 11 issue of Inside IUPUI.

Nominations open for Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation awards

Each academic year presents a new opportunity to recognize, thank and celebrate members of the IUPUI community for their excellence. The Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding achievements of IUPUI faculty, staff and students across all areas of IUPUI's mission: teaching and learning; research, scholarship and creative activity; civic and community engagement; and diversity, collaboration and best practices.

Nominations are welcome and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Nov. 4 for awards. Additional details, including guidelines, lists of previous recipients and links for online nomination, are available on the Academic Affairs website.

The awards will be presented at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Hine Hall Auditorium.

Inside IU now accepting fall photo contest submissions

As colors change with the season, Inside IU wants to showcase the beauty found on IU campuses statewide. University faculty and staff are invited to submit photos of on-campus fall scenery. The best six to eight photo submissions will be published in an upcoming issue of Inside IU.

Photos should be horizontally (landscape) oriented without any filters applied. To make your submission, please email photos to iniu@iu.edu by Friday, Nov. 11.

To be considered for publication, email submissions should include your name and the department you work for and identify the campus and location where the photo was taken.

IUPUI Center for Translating Research into Practice Community Showcase

Join the Center for Translating Research into Practice on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 6:20 p.m. for an opportunity to engage with several of IUPUI's distinguished faculty scholars. They will present their translational research and illustrate how they improve people's lives at the IUPUI TRIP Community Showcase. The showcase will also feature a presentation by the 2016 Bantz-Petronio Translating Research into Practice Award recipient, Patricia Scott. Dr. Scott will present on "The Disconnect: Life ≠ Meaningful Life - Advancing translational research from 'bench to enactment' with an insider view."

This reception is an opportunity to talk with Dr. Scott and other TRIP faculty one-on-one, to ask questions and to explore the research ideas they are pursuing. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the adjacent Vermont Street Garage for a nominal cost. 

Digital humanities research on the word 'Hoosier' to be presented at Spirit and Place Festival

On Nov. 12, Kristi Palmer, Ted Polley and Caitlin Pollock will present "Chronicling Hoosier," providing avid "Hoosier" hunters, burgeoning genealogists and the just plain curious equal delight in discovering the power of digital historical newspapers. Big data from historical sources transforms into compelling visualizations that provide new insights into our state's long fascination with the origin of the word "Hoosier." Focusing on newspapers dating back to 1836, tactics will be taught that every Hoosier can use to search free digital newspapers from the comfort of their own homes, embarking on their own discoveries of self, family and community.

Read more and be sure to RSVP.

IUPUI Liberal Arts Sabbatical Speaker Series

Professors of the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts will discuss their sabbatical projects throughout the 2016-17 school year. The series is free and open to the public. The lectures will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center.

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Peter Thuesen, a religious studies professor, will present "Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather" in the Campus Center, room 405.

Tornadoes, nature's most violent windstorm, strike the United States more than any other nation and pose a perennial challenge for forecasters. Tornadoes also confront Americans with profound religious mysteries. How have religious views of violent weather changed over time?

IUPUI philosophy professor Martin Coleman will present over the topic "Experience, Meaning, and the Common Practice of Philosophical Reflection" Nov. 2 in the Campus Center, room 309. 

Philosophy is the activity of reading experience and extracting meanings to enrich experience and live humanely. Why does this matter, and how is philosophical reflection continuous with sense-making through storytelling? 


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