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June 30, 1987. On this day, IUPUI's Peirce Project unveiled a geodetic marker donated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to honor Charles S. Peirce, the towering philosopher and logician whose voluminous papers and writings were being assembled, annotated, edited, and published by the Peirce Project.According to Prof.... Read More
June 29, 1990. On this day, IUPUI hosted a forum focused on the dramatic developments then unfolding in Eastern Europe amid the breakup of the Communist bloc controlled by the Soviet Union. The forum, "Breakthrough: Emerging New Thinking on Both Sides of the Atlantic," occurred in the Business/SPEA building. The Office for International Affairs, the... Read More
June 28, 1982. On this day, IUPUI faculty across a broad swath of schools and disciplines participated in the start of a two-week workshop to study "Third World" populations. The IUPUI Office of International Programs and the Division of Continuing Education sponsored the project, which was open to all comers. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate... Read More
June 27, 1970. On this day, the recently opened Indiana University Hospital offered a two-day seminar on economic trends, health-care developments, and medical education to hospital administrators from around Indiana. Those in attendance heard presentations on state economic forecasts from professors in the School of Business. Various persons from the... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week June 23-29. Friends, we have come to the end of the IUPUI 50th Anniversary road. It has been an eventful journey. Just like that family vacation trip to the Grand Canyon of your youth, replete with stops at historical markers along the way, we hope you have both enjoyed the ride and learned a tidbit en route. We bid you adieu.... Read More
June 26, 1972. On this day, IUPUI's Herron School of Art began a three-week-long free summer art course for anyone interested. The sessions, taught by Herron art students, occurred Mondays through Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30. A second free course commenced on July 17.During the summer, Herron faculty taught a number of regular art courses for their... Read More
June 25, 2013.On this day, IUPUI reported that the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute building was the first structure on any Indiana University campus to receive the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Gold certification. The building houses the IU School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and... Read More
June 24, 1997. On this day, IUPUI chancellor Gerald L. Bepko spoke at the James A. Rouse Forum on the American City, held in Washington, DC. The forum was a showcase of the top movers and shakers and thinkers about urban redevelopment. Indianapolis was one of five United States cities highlighted on the program (the others were Cleveland, Chattanooga,... Read More
June 23, 1988. On this day, Indiana University president Thomas Ehrlich announced at a press conference on the IUPUI campus that the Lilly Endowment, Inc., had committed $12 million to the construction of a new University Library building on the IUPUI campus. The total cost of the new structure would be $32 million, of which another $8 million would... Read More
June 22, 1977. On this day, the Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, reported on several significant developments occurring on the IUPUI campus. Dominating the front page were two stories reporting on recent action of the Indiana University Board of Trustees to hike student fees for the 1977-1978 academic year by ten percent. The in-state... Read More