Special Collections Blog Posts

July 28, 1979.The IUPUI Student Assembly, the student-government organization, sponsored a Public Forum on Nuclear Energy in the Lecture Hall on the IUPUI campus. The event grew out of student concerns about the dangers posed by nuclear power plants, especially the Marble Hill plant in southern Indiana then under construction. Public concerns were... Read More
July 27, 1975On this day, administrators of the Indiana University hospitals of the IU Medical Center at IUPUI signed a two year trial agreement to take over all medical management at Marion County General Hospital. Dr. John L. Glover, chairman of surgery at General and professor of surgery in the School of Medicine, was appointed acting director for Marion... Read More
July 26, 1991The IU School of Social Work at IUPUI sponsored a conference, "Volunteerism: A Resource for Social and Community Development," to address international, national and local issues surrounding volunteerism. It took place in IUPUI's Business/SPEA Building, which, not surprisingly, houses the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and... Read More
In this week's Photo of the Week, Professor Arthur Mirsky of the Department of Geology (now Earth Sciences) and students in the IUPUI School of Science pause during a dig for mastodon bones in Hancock County, Indiana, July 1977.IUPUI Special Collections and Archives preserves hundreds of thousands of IUPUI photos in all formats. You may search through a... Read More
July 25, 1985On this day, a papermaking class began at the IUPUI Herron School of Art. The class, which ran through August 1 and was held at the school's 16th and Pennsylvania Street campus on Indianapolis's near northside, was led by Professor Stanley Louise Burford, a prominent papermaking artist. Burford, a 1959 Herron BFA graduate, also received an... Read More
July 24, 1978On this day, David Rawson, a career foreign service officer with the United States Department of State, spoke at the "Lunch and Learn" program in the Union Building. Stationed in Bamako, the capital of Mali in West Africa, Rawson was an expert on US policy in Africa and African military affairs. In the 1990s Dr. Rawson served as ambassador... Read More
July 23, 1982On this day, the National Sports Festival, an event sponsored by the United States Olympic Committee, commenced on the IUPUI campus. The festival, featuring track-and-field, swimming, and other sporting competitions, tested the recently completed IUPUI track stadium and Natatorium. Running through July 31, the competition attracted over 2,600... Read More
July 22: 1991. On this day, "Quality Urban Schools: What Works?" kicked off as a two-day event sponsored by the IU School of Education at IUPUI and the IUPUI-based Indiana Urban Schools Association. The conference explored issues such as school violence and full-day kindergarten from the perspective of urban schools.The IUPUI School of Education has... Read More
July 21, 2000On this day, Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon selected Professor Stephen J. Jay, IU School of Medicine, and Professor Arden G. Christen,  IU School of Dentistry, both IUPUI smoking cessation experts, to study the impact of tobacco use and reduce smoking among Indiana citizens. The governor made the appointments after the Indiana General... Read More
July 20, 1972On this date, an eight-week non-credit course offered by IUPUI commenced with the aim to help "central-city residents" of Indianapolis develop civic leadership skills. The course arose as IUPUI administrators were sensitive to complaints by African-American residents of the near-westside Indianapolis neighborhood in which the campus was located... Read More

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