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Chancellor Charles R. Bantz
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Chancellor's Newsletter

Greetings from IUPUI

June 2004

"In 1914, the Indiana University Training School for Nurses was founded in Indianapolis, and conceived with higher education in mind. Alice Fitzgerald was named its 1st Director (a 1906 graduate from Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing); one of her first tasks as Director was to negotiate with IUB to obtain university credit for nursing work. The first student, Bertha Ellen Rizer of Worthington, IN, arrived at the School on June 19, 1914." ("90TH Anniversary Historical Moments")

This month marks the 90th anniversary of the IU School of Nursing. Operating on all eight campuses of Indiana University, the school is one of the largest in the nation-offering associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees; post-doctoral research training; and an extensive continuing education curriculum. The enrollment of more than 2,000 students statewide each year yields about 600 nursing degrees annually. With 65 percent of the school's 24,000 living alumni remaining in the state, more than 40 percent of people receiving nursing services in Indiana are cared for by an Indiana University graduate.

New Deans of Liberal Arts and Science Named

Following national searches, IUPUI has two new deans with well-established roots right here in Indiana.

Purdue University math professor Carl C. Cowen, an Indiana native, has been named dean of the on the IUPUI campus. The president-elect of the Mathematical Association of America succeeds David Stocum, who served as dean of the school for 15 years. Cowen holds a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, along with master's and bachelor's degrees from Indiana University. His research interests include computational neuroscience, the use of math and statistics to study brain functions, which makes him an ideal candidate to position the School of Science as a leader in the life sciences.

IUPUI sociology Professor Robert W. Whitewho earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate at Indiana University Bloomington-will become the next dean of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, succeeding Dean Hermann J. Saatkamp, who resigned to become president of The Richard Stockton College in New Jersey. Professor White was associate dean for academic affairs from 1999 - 2002 and acting dean for the past year. He joined the liberal arts faculty in 1990. The author of Provisional Irish Republicans: An Oral and Interpretive History specializes in contemporary terrorist and revolutionary movements. As dean-designate, Professor White has expressed a special interest in how to make the liberal arts prosper in a professional school environment and in enhancing the research profile of the school.

Campus Housing Dedicated to Community Heroes

During the May 26 dedication of the , IUPUI named a street after IUPUI's first chancellor, Maynard K. Hine, and 21 student residential "houses" after other people whose life and work were important to the history of IUPUI or whose history and culture preceded IUPUI in the space the campus now occupies. The intent is to give students residing here a sense of place and belonging. More than 80 relatives and friends of honorees attended. IUPUI sophomore Kyle Mattingly performed "Bumpin' on Sunset" by Indiana Avenue jazz legend "Wes" Montgomery, one of the notables chosen as namesakes for the buildings. An exhibit featuring those honored is on display throughout the summer at the Cultural Arts Gallery, University College Room 115.

IUPUI Conducts Archaeological Dig at Arsenal Tech

IUPUI Professor of Anthropology , whose students explored the neighborhood for artifacts, was one of the people involved in identifying honorees for the campus apartment buildings. This summer, he is leading students in IUPUI's on a preliminary survey of the 72-acre Arsenal Technical High School campus, which was the Indiana State Arsenal during the Civil War. The project, sponsored by the Indianapolis Public Schools, Indiana State Museum, and IUPUI, will establish where artifacts may be located and how old they might be. The site's preservation in an urban area is rare, but it is anticipated that digs on the school property may provide insight into local prehistory, early European settlement, the military presence in postbellum Indianapolis, and the history of one of the largest schools in the country.

Lance Armstrong's Physician Wins Oncology Award

Indiana University Cancer Center oncologist M.D., was given the Distinguished Service Award for Scientific Achievement for his contributions to cancer research by the American Society of Clinical Oncology earlier this month. Dr. Einhorn is perhaps best known for his work in the field of testicular cancer. In 1974, he and IU urologist John Donohue, M.D., developed a chemotherapy regimen and surgical technique that changed a deadly disease to one with a 95 percent cure rate. Dr. Einhorn's , Lance Armstrong, was treated with the regimen in 1996 by a team of specialists at the IU Cancer Center. He has since won five Tour de France championships and, beginning July 3, sets his sights on a record sixth win. His Lance Armstrong Foundation funds programs designed to educate people about issues affecting cancer survivors after treatments end.


Charles R. Bantz
Chancellor

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