Special Collections Blog Posts

March 21, 1991. On this day, IUPUI unveiled its new computer music laboratory. A joint effort of the School of Music at IUPUI and campus computing services, the lab afforded students the opportunity to compose and perform music employing a wide range of computer equipment and software.Darrell L. Bailey, director of the IUPUI music program and designer... Read More
This week's photo looks back to the dedication of the Ryan White sculpture on March 23, 1992, at the Riley Hospital for Children. In the photo, Ryan's mother poses next to the sculpture.IUPUI Special Collection and Archives has hundreds of thousands of IUPUI photos available for your use. You can search through a fraction of them in our IUPUI Image... Read More
March 20, 1997. On this day, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I women's swimming and diving finals began at the IUPUI Natatorium. Opened in 1982, the Natatorium became one of the best venues in the world for swimming competitions and the frequent location for national and international competitions. Top swimmers have... Read More
March 19, 1973. On this day, the IUPUI Sagamore, the student newspaper, published an extensive opinion piece by Don Curtis, president of the IUPUI Student Senate, outlining inequities in state funding for public universities in Indiana and highlighting that IUPUI was at the bottom of the list of state institutions for per-capita funding for non-health... Read More
March 18, 1984. On this day, the Green Sheet, the IUPUI campus newsletter published weekly by the News Bureau, announced that the bureau was starting a computerized "Experts List." Like other major research institutions, the brains of IUPUI faculty and staff contained "tremendous reservoirs of information on about every subject," expertise that the... Read More
March 17, 1977. On this day, dignitaries of the Indiana University School of Medicine and Wishard Memorial Hospital, the county hospital for Marion County administered by the School of Medicine, dedicated a thirteen-bed burn unit in Wishard. The unit, only the second of its kind in Indiana, would serve patients who required specialized care. The... Read More
March 16, 1979. On this day, the 1979 Student Show exhibited more than 200 works by freshmen, sophomore, and junior students in IUPUI's Herron School of Art BFA program. The show, which continued through April 6, opened with a reception in the main gallery at Herron at 16th and Pennsylvania Streets. The show included works from the Freshman Foundation... Read More
March 15, 1970. On this day, the Downtown Campus of IUPUI commenced a week-long Black Celebration featuring a variety of lectures, seminars, plays, films, and musical performances.In announcing the event, Dr. Joseph T. Taylor, dean of the Downtown Campus (the collective name for several buildings on Delaware, East Michigan, Meridian, and Pennsylvania... Read More
March 14, 1977. On this day, the Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, ran an editorial titled, "Purdue Un. Ind. Un. Bloomington. Lafayette. IUPUI." In the column, the editorial writer announced a naming-convention change for the newspaper for identifying entities at IUPUI. "Our policy will be to treat any student, structure, school, division,... Read More
In this week's photo we recall IUPUI's appearance in the NCAA men's Division I Tournament in March 2003. IUPUI won the Mid-Continent conference tournament and qualified for the Division I tournament. Organizers seeded IUPUI sixteenth in the regional, thus setting up a clash with #1 seeded University of Kentucky Wildcats. The teams met on March 21 in... Read More