previous letters, we have described the IUPUI urban archaeology project in the
A 1930s brooch, milk bottle caps once saved by African Americans
for admission to
The exhibit, located in the main lobby of the museum, explains the historical and social context of the artifacts. Other items on display include a textbook from Madam C. J. Walker’s beauty school and examples of beauty tools her students were trained to use.
exhibit also includes impressions of African American life in
New Facility at IUPUI Offers High-Tech Learning to Dentists
A new $1 million facility at IUPUI is enabling dentists to learn how to perform root canals faster than ever before. But that’s just one of the many cutting-edge techniques that dentists from across the country are learning at the IU School of Dentistry (IUSD) Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS).
In this unique high-tech environment, dentists can try new techniques on mannequins fitted with plastic or real teeth and silicone gums and tongues while watching the instructor's real-time demonstration on individual flat-panel monitors. Course participants also have access to high-powered microscopes and more.
The IUSD center, which is already filling classes in 2004, offers space for lectures and has a five-chair dental clinic for work with real patients. The laboratory, where most of the classes are held, features 24 work stations each with its own mannequin and monitor.
The dental industry has been generous with its support of the new center. Many dental professionals, manufacturers, and researchers have made financial contributions and have plans to sponsor upcoming workshops.
Many of the classes are set up to expose dentists to a variety of experts, each offering a unique approach to the technique or procedure being studied, so that participants can experiment before deciding which method best fits the needs of their practices.
Dentists, who must earn continuing education credits regularly to meet their licensure requirements, previously did not have available a single facility where such hands-on learning could readily take place. Now dental professionals not only listen to world-renowned lecturers discuss the latest dental techniques, but actually try out the techniques in a practice lab and perhaps later return for a session with an actual patient.
CAPS strives for a minimum student-to-faculty ratio of six to one, and dental school faculty members often stand by to offer personalized assistance. CAPS also offers classes for dental hygienists and dental assistants.
For information about the CAPS facility, call (317) 615-0002 or 1-888-373-IUSD.
Thirty Indiana University Medical Faculty Listed in America’s Top Doctors
faculty physicians at the
physicians are selected through nominations by and surveys of physicians
throughout the country. America’s Top Doctors, published by Castle Connolly Medical
Ltd., lists only the top one percent of specialists and sub-specialists in
congratulations go to all these IU School of Medicine physician/faculty who were listed among
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Richard C. Rink
John W. Brown
Kevin Douglas Rex
Medical and Molecular Genetics
David Dawson Weaver
John C. Kincaid
George W. Sledge
Oncology (Cancer) Surgery
Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose and Throat)
John J. Mulcahy
It’s a Hot Time in the
Father’s Day weekend, the IUPUI University Library lawn and nearby
On the horizon are Indy Summer Stages, July 5, 6, 7, and the RCA Men’s Hardcourt Tennis Championships, August 10-18, recently voted “Tournament of the Year” by the world’s best tennis players for a record 11th time. In breaks from musical performances or tennis action, it is a short, pleasant walk along the canals to visit the new Indiana State Museum or the Indianapolis Zoo’s new elephant habitat.
the activity in and around campus is not all fun and games. From June 24 to July 31, portions of
this activity makes us even more eager to welcome visitors to the first annual
“Explore IUPUI” open house. On Saturday, October 12th, our campus will be open
to alumni and their families, parents, prospective students, the business
community, and residents of the surrounding
To stay in tune with what’s being planned, visit www.explore.iupui.edu often.
P.S. Enclosed is our latest Report to the Community, a publication based on a speech given this past April. As always, we welcome your comments on it.