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Posted on April 29th, 2024 in Announcements, Community Engagement, Faculty by Carrie E. Foote

On April 25, 2024, Edward Curtis, Plater Chair of the Liberal Arts (Indiana University Indianapolis), led the official ceremony to dedicate Indiana Historical Bureau’s Syrian Quarter marker at Lucas Oil Stadium, where immigrants from the Eastern Mediterranean developed the first Arabic-speaking neighborhood in Indianapolis. Speakers included Curtis, who is also President of Arab Indianapolis Foundation, …

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Posted on February 17th, 2024 in Book Chapter, Community Engagement, Creative Activity, Faculty, Publication by Carrie E. Foote

Dr. Amy Shansami, Sociology at IU Indianapolis, has a chapter in the newly published anthology, Home: Multilingual Funds of Knowledge Parent Stories. The Anthology project is spearheaded by IU Columbus Education Associate Professor Laura Liu to foster community sharing of multicultural, multilingual funds of knowledge, resulting in an anthology of 15 parent-written stories. The publication …

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Dr Whitehead
Posted on February 16th, 2024 in Announcements, Community Engagement, Events, Faculty, Media by Carrie E. Foote

Associate Professor of Sociology Andrew Whitehead appears as a featured voice in a new documentary on Christian nationalism titled GOD & COUNTRY. The film opens in theaters nationwide–including Indianapolis–on Friday, February 16. GOD & COUNTRY takes a closer look at the dangerous implications and explores how a base of Christians has radically stoked a movement …

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Posted on January 7th, 2024 in Award, Community Engagement, Faculty by Carrie E. Foote

Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Foote for receviing the HIV Advocacy Award from the Indianapolis Urban League for her community based HIV criminal law reform advocacy and scholarship as  Chair and co-founder of the HIV Modernization Movement-Indiana (HMM) and a national expert on HIV criminal law reform! She is a long-term HIV-thriver who was once homeless, …

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Professor Beckman
Posted on November 2nd, 2023 in Announcements, Community Engagement, Faculty, Students by Carrie E. Foote

Build Community Give Care (BCGC) is a new non-profit organization created to address health disparities in West and sub-Saharan Africa. The right of all people living with serious illness to be free of avoidable pain and to die with dignity is widely recognized, and palliative care has been declared a universal human right. Relying on …

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Emilio G. Robles
Posted on June 30th, 2023 in Announcements, Community Engagement, Creative Activity, Events, Faculty, Students by Carrie E. Foote

When Emilio G. Robles, Assistant Professor in Applied Theatre and Teaching Artist in the School of Liberal Arts, heard that the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed National Board was considering bringing its annual conference to Indianapolis, he immediately contacted local affiliates and board members to share what IUPUI (and Indianapolis) could uniquely offer with …

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Posted on June 12th, 2023 in Announcements, Award, Community Engagement, Events, Faculty, Research by David E. Hoegberg

On Saturday, April 29th, Dr. Ulla Connor presented a celebratory speech at the 185th Annual Celebration for the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters. The celebration is a prestigious event attended by society members, including scholars, scientists, and intellectuals, from all over Finland and abroad. The celebration included the awarding of prizes and grants, a …

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Posted on May 23rd, 2023 in Community Engagement, Faculty, Media, Research by Andrew L. Whitehead

  IUPUI sociology professor Andrew Whitehead provided expert analysis for a Washington Post column examining a slew of bills in Texas pushing for the insertion of a particular expression of Christianity in the public sphere. The half-dozen bills look to place Christian chaplains in public schools, post the Ten Commandments in every public school, and …

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Posted on May 2nd, 2023 in Announcements, Article, Community Engagement, Faculty, Featured, Publication, Research by David E. Hoegberg

For Arab American Heritage Month, Professor Edward Curtis explores his own Arab American roots in Southern Illinois, where his Syrian-Lebanese great-grandfather settled in 1899. What he discovered—a secret love affair and the surprising sympathetic press coverage—challenges what we think we know about the small-town Midwest. His article, “Moses of Cairo (Illinois),” was published April 24 …

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Posted on April 21st, 2023 in Alumni, Announcements, Book, Community Engagement, Faculty, Featured, Grant, Publication, Research, Student/Alumni by David E. Hoegberg

What if prisoners were to write the history of their own prison? What might that tell them—and all of us—about the roots of the system that incarcerates so many millions of Americans? These questions are addressed in a groundbreaking and revelatory volume co-edited by Dr. Elizabeth Nelson, Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities & Health Studies …

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