Special Collections Blog Posts

October 19, 1972 On this day, a two-day conference on "Women, Higher Education, and the Law" commenced at IUPUI. The Continuing Education office, then located on IUPUI's 38th Street campus, sponsored the conference, which was held in a downtown hotel. Occurring during efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution, the... Read More
nOctober 18, 1993 On this day, a several IUPUI units and groups interested in encouraging women to enter science and technology studies put on a symposium and workshop for students. It was called "Developing Supportive Relationships for Success at School and at Work." Its sponsors were the School of Engineering and Technology and the School of Science... Read More
We salute IUPUI alumna Chen Ni, class of 2012 and NCAA national champion diver in 2010 and 2012. IUPUI Special Collections and Archives sports countless historical IUPUI athletics photographs. A fraction of them can be searched in our IUPUI Image Collection. Please check it out. If you can't find what you need, please contact us speccoll@iupui.edu. We... Read More
October 17, 1984 On this day, Dr. Philip Leder, professor and chairman of the department of genetics at the Harvard University School of Medicine, was the first recipient of the Steven C. Beering Award. Faculty, alumni, and alumnae of the Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Medical Center created the award to honor Beering, who had recently... Read More
October 16, 1970 On this day, a panoply of prominent personages populated the podium to dedicate the new Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis building on the corner of New York and Blackford Streets. Two symposia occurred in the morning. Indianapolis mayor Richard G. Lugar was the keynote speaker at the second, called "The Law School, the... Read More
October 15, 1993 On this day, IUPUI chancellor Gerald L. Bepko issued a memorandum addressed to all students, staff, and faculty in reference to a photograph that appeared in the The IUPUI Sagamore, the student newspaper, on October 11. The photo, published on the front page, showed an African-American student being frisked by an IUPUI police officer.... Read More
October 14, 2014 On this day, Herron School of Art and Design professor Anila Quayyum Agha won both top prizes in the ArtPrize 2014 competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her work, "Intersections," won the Public Vote Grand Prize and split the juried Grand Prize in a tie with artist Sonya Clark of Richmond, Virginia. Agha was the first person to win... Read More
October 13, 1976 On this day, IUPUI leaders dedicated the new School of Engineering and Technology Building. Both Indiana University president John W. Ryan and Purdue University president Arthur Hansen were present at the ceremony as guests of IUPUI chancellor Glenn W. Irwin.The dedication event was the culmination of years of planning and work to move... Read More
October 12, 1973 On this day, Herron Community Performing Arts presented a program titled "An Evening of African Arts" in the Herron School of Art auditorium at 16th and Pennsylvania Streets. The program included visual art, dance, music, poetry readings, and film. The evening was highlighted by a dance performance by Roberto LeHouse, a noted dance... Read More
October 11, 1976 On this day, The Sagamore, the student newspaper of IUPUI, published a two-page multi-article spread on tuition increases and academic fee policies at IUPUI and in the IU system. The report followed IUPUI chancellor Glenn W. Irwin's appointment of a task force to study the issue, prompted by the IU Board of Trustees charging each... Read More