Special Collections Blog Posts

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
March 13, 1975. On this day, the former President of Peru, Dr. Fernando Belaunde Terry, spoke in the IUPUI Lecture Hall, sponsored by the Spanish Department and the IUPUI Lectures and Convocations Committee.President Belaunde spoke during IUPUI's International Fortnight, a series of campus events highlighting speakers and cultures from around the world... Read More
March 12, 1997. On this day, the campus announced that the Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI's Learning to Teach/Teaching to Learn program won second place in the national Distinguished Program in Teacher Education contest.The contest, run by the Association of Teacher Educators, recognized the three-year-old IUPUI program for its... Read More
March 11, 1970. On this day, Indianapolis mayor Richard G. Lugar asked for IUPUI's help in solving the problems of local government.The Indianapolis mayor spoke to the faculty of IUPUI's 38th Street Campus, where the university's engineering, technology, and science programs were located. "Universities have an obligation" to help units of local... Read More
March 10, 1983. On this day, renowned American poet Gwendolyn Brooks read some of her poetry and offered commentary on her works in a talk presented in the IUPUI Lecture Hall. A resident of Chicago, Brooks won many awards for her poetry of ordinary people's lives. Among them were the Pulitzer Prize, the Robert Frost medal and the National Medal of... Read More
March 9, 1979. On this day, the Indianapolis Symphony Woodwind Quintet played a free concert of wide-ranging music in the IUPUI Lecture Hall. The ensemble, made up of members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, were artists in residence at IUPUI for the spring semester and performed a number of concerts in a variety of campus venues. The... Read More