Special Collections Blog Posts

October 2, 1998 On this day, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley accepted the Urban University Medal bestowed by IUPUI chancellor Gerald L. Bepko and Indiana University president Myles Brand. Riley was in Indianapolis to attend the dedication of IUPUI's University College. In conferring the medal, Bepko said, "For nearly 30 years, IUPUI has... Read More
October 1, 2013 On this day, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the U.S. federal government recognized IUPUI for meeting ten percent of its electricity needs with green power--electricity generated by solar, wind, and other renewable sources. IUPUI purchased nearly 22 million kilowatt-hours (KWH) of renewable power from Indianapolis Power... Read More
September 30, 1997 On this day, campus leaders and invited dignitaries dedicated the new Indiana University Cancer Research Institute building at IUPUI. The event was the culmination of years of planning and fundraising in an effort to bring together faculty and laboratories from disparate departments in the School of Medicine to create a comprehensive... Read More
September 29, 1976 On this day, Sir Hans Krebs (1900-1981), professor of biochemistry at the University of Oxford, spoke during the Indiana University School of Medicine's Dean's Hour in the Emerson Hall auditorium. He spoke on "The Discovery of the Krebs Cycle and Its Regulation."In the early 1930s, while working in Freiburg, Germany, Krebs and a... Read More
September 28, 1999 On this day, IU School of Medicine Professor of Oncology Lawrence H. Einhorn testified before Congress to advocate for more funding for the National Institutes of Health to support research. With him was Lance Armstrong, champion bicyclist who had just won the grueling Tour de France bicycle race, whom Einhorn had recently treated... Read More
September 27, 2014 On this day, the professional soccer team, Indy Eleven, which played in the Michael Carroll Stadium on the IUPUI campus, teamed up with IUPUI on College Night to combat hunger. Together, IUPUI and the Eleven held a food drive.Indy Eleven, formed in 2013 to play in the North American Soccer League and sanctioned by US Soccer as a... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week: September 23-29, 2018 For a brief period, IUPUI police patrolled campus on horseback. The sight of the beautiful horses enchanted many. But this undated photo perplexes us. Could this very young person be receiving a ticket from "Officer Friendly?"IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has hundreds of thousands of IUPUI photos... Read More
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... Read More
September 25, 1978 On this day, IUPUI threw a block party to celebrate the groundbreaking for the School of Business/School of Public and Environmental Affairs building. Campus leaders sent out over five thousand invitations to government, business, academic, and community leaders to share in the celebration.The four-storey, $8 million building to... Read More
September 24, 1970 On this day, the IUPUI Student Senate, the student government organization, sponsored a film festival in the "M" building on campus, also known as the Lecture Hall. Screened were the classic films The Maltese Falcon (1941, directed by John Huston) with Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, The Informer (1935, directed by John Ford) with... Read More

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Updated Jul 16, 2020 by brown314