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February 28, 2017

Sabbatical Speaker Series: Susan Shepherd

Join the IU School of Liberal Arts in a discussion, "We Are Here! Counteracting Stigma in the Kenyan Deaf Community," led by Susan Shepherd for the Sabbatical Speaker Series on Friday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center 405.

Deaf individuals in Kenya are marginalized and denied their basic human rights. How do traditional beliefs affect attitudes, and how can this be addressed? Activist research addresses counteracting stigma and issues of empowerment, identity and access to education, health care and employment in the Kenyan deaf community.

'What is Public Art?'

Join us for the first meeting of the Ethics, Values, and Practices of Public Art in Urban Contexts Seminar Series, "What Is Public Art?" This seminar explores the intersections of ethics, public art and urban design through shared readings, guest speakers and conversation.

It will be helpd March 9, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute; University Library Room 4115P, 755 W. Michigan St. Free registration is available online.

IUPUI Steward Speakers Series

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is the next guest of the IUPUI Steward Speakers Series. He will speak March 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Campus Center. 

Eric H. Holder Jr. was sworn in as the 82nd attorney general of the United States on Feb. 3, 2009, by Vice President Joe Biden. Then-President-elect Barack Obama had announced his intention to nominate Holder on Dec. 1, 2008. In 1997, Holder was named by President Bill Clinton to be the deputy attorney general, the first African American named to that post. Prior to that, he served as U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.

In 1988, Holder was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to become an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Holder, a native of New York City, attended public schools there, graduating from Stuyvesant High School, where he earned a Regents Scholarship. He attended Columbia College, majored in American history and graduated in 1973. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1976.

IUPUI Symposium on Civil Discourse: Join the movement to end harassment

March 6, the keynote presentation of the 2017 IUPUI Symposium on Civil Discourse will be "Online, On Campus, and On the Streets: You Have the Right to Be in Public Space."

Learn from social entrepreneur Emily May, co-founder and executive director of Hollaback and Heartmob, how to respond to, fight and end online, public and street harassment.

The keynote address is scheduled for 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., followed by a panel discussion from 3 to 4:15 p.m. It is free and open to the public

This event is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement; the Division of Student Affairs; the Office of Equal Opportunity; the Office for Women; the Department of Psychology in the School of Science; and the Office of International Affairs.

New assistant dean for student development and academic affairs for University Graduate School

Tabitha Hardy

Tabitha M. Hardy has been named assistant dean for student development and academic affairs within the University Graduate School and the IUPUI Graduate Office. 

Hardy is an alumna of IU and earned her Ph.D. from the IU School of Medicine. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she held an appointment as an assistant professor of biology at Stillman College, a historically black college in Alabama. Hardy has a wealth of teaching experience and will also hold an appointment in the department of biology at IUPUI. She holds a Class AAAA teaching certificate in the state of Mississippi and holds certifications as fellow, practitioner and scholar in the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning. She also participated in the U.S. Navy–supported IU MSI STEM Initiative. 

In her role as an assistant dean, Hardy will focus on developing programs for graduate and professional student success, academic affairs related to graduate programs, and the recruitment and retention of diverse students. 

'A Conversation with Muslim Women'

In recognition of International Women's Day, please join the campus community for "A Conversation with Muslim Women: Islamophobia, Sexism and Daily Life Challenges." This event will take place March 7 in Campus Center Room 305. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the panel discussion will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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