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January 31, 2017

Ray Bradbury 

The University Club is currently showcasing rare covers and magazine pages from Ray Bradbury's own collection. Jonathan Eller, Chancellor's Professor of English and director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, will discuss each of the pieces on display while sharing Bradbury's publishing history.

This event is open to all faculty and staff. It will take place Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club, in Room 200 of University Tower at 850 W. Michigan St. Please register in advance. 

'Intersections'

Imagine a single lightbulb inside a cube made of six 6.5-ft.-square panels of wood with intricate laser cutouts and hung from a ceiling. When the light is on, the sculpture floods the room with lacy shadows resembling architectural motifs found in mosques. This is "Intersections."

At the 2014 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, "Intersections" swept both the public and jury awards and earned prize winnings of $300,000. Professor Anila Agha's work has garnered many honors and competitive grants and was selected for display nationally at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, and internationally at the National Museum of Sculpture in Spain.

Join Agha on Feb. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn more about her vision that resulted in this magnificent piece of art. The exhibit will take place at the University Club, in Room 200 of University Tower at 850 W. Michigan St. 

2017 IUPUI Campus Campaign

Join your colleagues in your school or unit Feb. 16 for the 2017 IUPUI Campus Campaign kickoff and show your support for the campus you love. Find out more about the Campus Campaign and learn how you can get involved.

Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase

Please join us to honor and recognize the work of IUPUI students, faculty, staff and community partners who collectively advance the civic-engagement mission of the university. This year's events will include a poster presentation session highlighting key campus-community engagement projects, a reception and a ceremony to honor our Plater Medallion recipients.

The showcase will take place on Tuesday, April 11, in the Campus Center from 3 to 6 p.m. Consider submitting a poster presentation application and take the time to review a full schedule. We look forward to celebrating civic engagement with you soon!

2017 Student Commencement Speaker  

Graduating seniors are invited to apply to be the IUPUI student commencement speaker on May 14. The undergraduate student speaker must have a successful academic record and a history of participation in campus or community activities.

Interested students should submit an application no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 20. For questions, contact Heather Carson, assistant to the associate vice chancellor of undergraduate education, at hacarson@iupui.edu.

Engaged Scholars' Roundtable

Laura Holzman will present the latest edition of the Engaged Scholars' Roundtable on Friday, Feb. 3, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the CSL Conference Room in Hine Hall 234D. The roundtable showcases scholarly practices and innovations that honor tenets of Ernest Boyer's concept of the Scholarship of Engagement. 

While many presenters are university faculty, the series also seeks contributions from staff and community members engaged in scholarly activity that aligns with the values articulated in the Boyer model.

Be sure to register for this informal gathering and discussion. 

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