Special Collections Blog Posts

October 6, 1988 On this day, Anthony Hazlitt Heard, the longest-serving editor of any major South African newspaper, gave a public lecture sponsored by the Office of International Programs. The lecture occurred in the Business/SPEA building.Heard edited the Cape Times, a leading antiapartheid newspaper in Cape Town, South Africa. As a reporter and... Read More
October 5, 1983 On this day, famous Indianapolis novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., spoke to students, staff, and faculty in the IUPUI Lecture Hall at the invitation of the IUPUI Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. A reception followed.Vonnegut (1922-2007), then popular for his best-selling novels including Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions... Read More
October 4, 1982 On this day, IUPUI and Indiana University leaders in full academic regalia, assisted by city dignitaries, dedicated the IU Track and Field Stadium, the adjacent athletic fields, and the IU School of Physical Education and Natatorium Building.The summer of 1982 saw the completion of the track stadium (now called Michael A. Carroll... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week: September 30-October 6, 2018 Isn't there a poem to the effect that "In autumn, young men's fancies lightly turn to thoughts of football?" If there isn't, there should be! In this photo from 1990, students scrimmage outside of Cavanaugh Hall while enraptured onlookers, uh, look on. IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has... Read More
October 3, 2013 On this day, the IU Student Outreach Clinic, a partnership of several IUPUI schools, won the Governor's Service Award for exemplary service learning. The clinic is a student-run and staffed initiative to provide free medical, dental, and other services to uninsured, underserved, and under-resourced members of the Indianapolis... Read More
October 2, 1998 On this day, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley accepted the Urban University Medal bestowed by IUPUI chancellor Gerald L. Bepko and Indiana University president Myles Brand. Riley was in Indianapolis to attend the dedication of IUPUI's University College. In conferring the medal, Bepko said, "For nearly 30 years, IUPUI has... Read More
October 1, 2013 On this day, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the U.S. federal government recognized IUPUI for meeting ten percent of its electricity needs with green power--electricity generated by solar, wind, and other renewable sources. IUPUI purchased nearly 22 million kilowatt-hours (KWH) of renewable power from Indianapolis Power... Read More
September 30, 1997 On this day, campus leaders and invited dignitaries dedicated the new Indiana University Cancer Research Institute building at IUPUI. The event was the culmination of years of planning and fundraising in an effort to bring together faculty and laboratories from disparate departments in the School of Medicine to create a comprehensive... Read More
September 29, 1976 On this day, Sir Hans Krebs (1900-1981), professor of biochemistry at the University of Oxford, spoke during the Indiana University School of Medicine's Dean's Hour in the Emerson Hall auditorium. He spoke on "The Discovery of the Krebs Cycle and Its Regulation."In the early 1930s, while working in Freiburg, Germany, Krebs and a... Read More
September 28, 1999 On this day, IU School of Medicine Professor of Oncology Lawrence H. Einhorn testified before Congress to advocate for more funding for the National Institutes of Health to support research. With him was Lance Armstrong, champion bicyclist who had just won the grueling Tour de France bicycle race, whom Einhorn had recently treated... Read More

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