Special Collections Blog Posts

April 30, 1970. On this day, the IUPUI Student Union Board (SUB) met and passed resolutions voicing their dissatisfaction with the way in which the upcoming commencement had been planned. They presented the statement to Chancellor Maynard K. Hine. The students noted that they had had no input in the selection of the date and venue for the commencement... Read More
April 29, 1987. On this day, Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers Union, spoke on the IUPUI campus in the Union Building. His topic was the exposure to toxic pesticides that farm workers who picked fruits and vegetables in the fields regularly experienced. As well as discussing the health of farm workers, he also asserted that farm workers... Read More
April 28, 1971. On this day, IUPUI and Indiana University Medical Center leaders dedicated a new $8.3 million wing to James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children. The wing was part of a phased development of the Riley complex and would accommodate new maternal care facilities, a burn unit, and laboratory spaces.The dedicatory ceremonies commenced in... Read More
April 27, 2012. On this day, IUPUI leaders announced that the University Place Conference Center and Hotel would close and the buildings transformed into student housing, a dining facility, and classrooms.The hotel and conference center had been developed on Michigan Street in the 1980s to help meet the needs of the IUPUI and IU Medical Center campuses... Read More
April 26, 2014. On this day, for the first time an all-women team from the IUPUI Motorsports Engineering program entered the Purdue Grand Prix go-kart race at Purdue University-West Lafayette. The team of seven women were joined by other IUPUI teams in the 27-team field for the race.The Motorsports Engineering program was created in 2008 in IUPUI's... Read More
April 25, 1971. On this day, the Indiana University School of Medicine announced the resignation of Dr. John A. Campbell, chairman of the Department of Radiology, effective July 1. Dr. Campbell planned to leave for Los Angeles, California, to become chief of radiology at the newly formed Los Angeles County-Martin Luther King, Jr., General Hospital and... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week April 21-27.Pictured is former IUPUI Jaguar George Hill, who during his college playing days (2004-2008) won many awards. He has also worked in the Indianapolis community, as evinced by today's photo. Hill went on to play many seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He participated in IUPUI graduation exercises in 2018.... Read More
April 24, 1989. On this day, the Indiana University School of Social Work co-hosted Barry Morrow, Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning author of the screenplay of the Hollywood film, Rain Man, the story of an autistic savant. He spoke in the IUPUI Conference Center auditorium. The script of Rain Man joined other award-winning works by Morrow that... Read More
April 23, 1995. On this day, faculty, staff, students, graduates, and friends of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis held a gala luncheon in the law building to celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the school. The history of the School of Law cannot be traced in a simple, straight line back a century. It follows a sinuous path... Read More
April 22, 1991. On this day, IUPUI and the Indiana University School of Nursing celebrated the grand opening of the school's Center for Nursing Research. The opening was recognition of the significant role of research in nursing scholarship and teaching in the school, as well as growing external support for faculty research efforts on topics such as... Read More

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