Special Collections Blog Posts

January 18, 1978. On this day, artist Christo and filmmaker Albert Maysles came to Herron School of Art to talk about Christo's and his wife Jeanne-Claude's artistic product, "Running Fences," which was a 24-mile-long, 18-foot-high, white fabric work that stretched across the hills of northern California and ended at the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The... Read More
January 17, 2001. On this day, the Lilly Endowment, Inc., and IUPUI's Indiana University School of Medicine dean Craig Brater announced a $105 million gift to fund the Indiana Genomics Initiative (INGEN), a broad effort to spur biomedical innovation involving medicine, biology, chemistry, and informatics. Faculty, staff, and student researchers from... Read More
This week's photo is of Hollywood actor and director Bill Duke speaking at the IUPUI Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Dinner in January 1993. Go to our IUPUI Image Collection site for a sample of our significant holdings of IUPUI photography. Please contact us at speccoll@iupui.edu.
January 16, 1978. On this day, IUPUI inaugurated the first of two bus services to move students, staff, and faculty from one IUPUI location to another.When IUPUI started in 1969, the university was located in seven distinct and distant places around Indianapolis. Within a short period two of those locations were consolidated onto the near-westside... Read More
January 15, 1969. On this day, Beurt SerVaas, the president of the Indianapolis City Council, editorialized on television station WFBM (today WRTV) in reply to the station's December 24, 1968 editorial that Indianapolis would best be served by merging the Indiana University and Purdue University extension campuses in Indianapolis under one of the two... Read More
January 14, 1969. On this day, the Purdue University Board of Trustees met in the Purdue Memorial Center on the West Lafayette campus. The meeting occurred in secret on a Tuesday night, with only board members and Purdue administrators and staffers in attendance. After discussing appointment, admissions, and other issues, the board heard a report from... Read More
January 13, 1969. On this day, administrators from Indiana University and Purdue University, working behind the scenes to draft an Indianapolis campus merger plan, agreed on the academic-mission assignments that the two universities would assume after the merger.Since the handshake deal between IU president Joseph Sutton and Purdue president Frederick... Read More
January 12, 1992. On this day, United States president George H.W. Bush's Commission on National and Community Service began two days of meetings at the University Place Conference Center, now Hine Hall. The Commission, signed into federal law in 1990, was an independent federal agency charged to encourage American citizens to volunteer in their... Read More
January 11, 1970. On this day, the women of the Indiana University School of Nursing basketball team played a warm-up game in preparation for their big game against the University of Tennessee School of Nursing team. The IU-UT rivalry had been longstanding. This year, the Indianapolis team was to travel to Tennessee. The warm-up game was planned as a... Read More
January 10, 1971. On this day, the first issue of the Green Sheet, a new IUPUI newsletter, appeared. The Green Sheet was a simple but informative 8.5 by 11 inch newsletter put out by the IUPUI News Bureau that replaced the News Calendar, a newsletter that circulated in the Indiana University Medical Center. The News Calendar appeared on green paper. As... Read More

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Updated Nov 12, 2018 by drayman