In higher education, spring is a time for celebrating achievement, completing degree requirements, assessing the path taken and mapping the road ahead – with student success the nucleus of it all. Though there may be many measures for achievement, the focus is constant across the board.
IUPUI was visited by scholars from a national consortium called Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA) to strengthen and offer constructive strategies on civic research and creative activity involving work in the community.
Monica Medina, a nationally-renown scholar on community schools and IUPUI associate professor in education is committed to enhancing learning for Latino students through improving cultural competencies of classroom instructors.
"The program at IUPUI intrigued me because of its reputation for community engagement," said Weiss. The premier urban campus has been recognized by the President for its impressive outreach initiatives and community collaborations.
On April 12, more than 200 students, faculty, staff, community partners, and guests came together to recognize IUPUI's commitment to deepen community engagement at the 12th Annual Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase.
"Invisible Indianapolis: Race, Heritage and Community Memory in the Circle City," is the fascinating theme of a project launched by Drs. Paul Mullins and Susan Hyatt to research and link compelling stories of past neighborhood histories of class, culture, religion, and racial inequity.
An Indianapolis team of researchers, corporate citizens, community organizers, care givers and patients - led by IUPUI assistant professor Richard Holden - is collaborating to co-design software and apps to promote and protect brain health with help from a new grant.
In April, 2016 the Office of Community Engagement's Family School and Neighborhood Engagement initiative participated in the , an outreach program developed to raise awareness of the lack of diversity in children's books, particularly with regard to African-Americans and American Indians.