On This Day in IUPUI History: September 26, 1985

September 26, 1985 

On this day, The Purdue School of Science at IUPUI hosted Prof. Robert J. Sternberg, an eminent professor of psychology at Yale University and considered one of the leading young scientists in the United States. Prof. Sternberg spoke on "Beyond IQ" in the Krannert Building on IUPUI's 38th Street Campus, where most of the School of Science was still located.

The 1969 merger of Indiana University and Purdue University extension campuses in Indianapolis produced one entity scattered in many locations over the Indianapolis landscape. The departments that became the School of Engineering and Technology and the School of Science were located on East 38th Street, opposite the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Early in the history of IUPUI, campus leaders developed plans to move scattered programs like the School of Physical Education, Herron School of Art, the School of Law, and the 38th Street programs to the near-west-side campus. But the work took time and the moves occurred in phases. For the 38th Street schools, the School of Engineering and Technology building went up in the 1970s. The buildings to house School of Science departments did not open until the early 1990s.

Thus, for over twenty years after IUPUI was created visiting lecturers continued to speak in the former Purdue University-Indianapolis Extension buildings on 38th Street.

Krannert Building, ca. 1970, with Burger Chef in background UA24-003893

To learn more about IUPUI's history, check with the IUPUI Special Collections and Archives staff at speccoll@iupui.edu.


Updated Sep 26, 2018 by Editor Name Missing