Scissors fill the atrium at the IUPUI University Library

From a distance, a viewer can't quite determine what multicolored medium was used to create the new sculpture hanging in the IUPUI University Library atrium. A closer look reveals a multitude of children's scissors -- about 2,500 pairs with their brightly colored handles -- intertwined in a fashion that brings to mind the DNA double helix.

The hanging art, titled "I Dream of Scissors," is the work of Jenn Brown, a senior studying sculpture at the Herron School of Art and Design, on the IUPUI campus.

Updated May 11, 2016 by Webmaster

IUPUI University Library honored for digital archiving of 120-year-old African-American newspaper

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University Library was honored for digital scholarship by The Indianapolis Recorder as the nation's fourth-oldest surviving African-American newspaper celebrated its 120th anniversary. 

The Recorder, a weekly newspaper, marked 12 decades of publication with an awards ceremony and a reception Oct. 15 at the Indiana State Museum. More than 200 people attended the public event, "The Art of Storytelling."

Updated May 11, 2016 by Webmaster

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    1. All donation collection containers in the University Library must be set up in a specific location to be pre-approved by the Associate Dean for Collections and Information Access or designee. No organization may have more than two (2) collection containers set up at any given time. Only appropriately approved and affiliated university groups and organizations may reserve space for collection boxes.
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