you know . . . the IUPUI campus has 120,301 living graduates. Of
those, 75,369 hold at least one undergraduate degree from the
campus and 49,464 have at least one graduate-level degree.
Program Now a Center of
Huntington’s disease program at our IU School of Medicine has been
recognized as a Center of
Excellence, one of only
four such designations bestowed nationally this year by the
Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
School of Medicine has long been a
leader in Huntington’s disease research. In 1983, Dr. P.
Michael Conneally, Ph.D., and his colleagues at IU, in
collaboration with an international group of genetics researchers,
located the first DNA marker for the disease on chromosome 4.
In 1984, the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
established the world’s first DNA bank, which was created to store
individual and family DNA samples for future genetic testing for
many different disorders, including Huntington’s disease. The
school, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health,
founded the National Research
Roster for Huntington Disease Patients and Families.
Program annually sends nearly 800 U.S. faculty and professionals to
140 countries and brings 800 foreign faculty and professionals to
the U.S. This year four
IUPUI faculty received a Fulbright for teaching and research
newest Fulbright Scholars are Frederick Bein, Department of
Geography, who will lecture and conduct research on environmental
conservation and agricultural adjustments to the environment in
Mozambique; Keith Michael Kovach, Department of Mechanical
Engineering Technology, who will do work in media studies in
Romania; Karen Kovacik, Department of English, who will translate
cycles of metaphysical poems in Poland; and Mohamed Nalim,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, who will teach
computer-aided design in Sri Lanka.
is also hosting a visiting Fulbright scholar: Sofija Micic, who is
with the School of
Medicine, University of
will be doing linguistic research on medical terms in English and
of Art and Design
Herron School of Art
received approval to change it name to the Herron School of Art
and Design. For more than a century, Herron has served as the
training ground for some of the nation's most prestigious artists
involved in painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking,
photography, furniture design, and visual communication. The
addition of “Design” better reflects the balance between Herron's
800-plus students who are seeking degrees in fine arts or visual
new name is already carved on Eskenazi Hall—the new home for
Herron. Effective May 2005, the school will move from its
current home at 1701 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, to
its new IUPUI campus location, at the corner of Military Park and
New York Street.
wonderful new facilities will be showcased at a dedication on June
3, 2005. We hope you will reserve the date to see Eskenazi Hall
and enjoy the wonderful art of our students and faculty.
This Season of Giving . . .
mourn the passing last month of Sam
Masarachia, a retired United Steelworkers of America
representative, whose $1.2 million gift to the School of
established a scholarship program under his name. Currently 12
students are enrolled at IUPUI as Masarachia Scholars. The first
three recipients of the scholarship, Evelyn Hovee and Bridget
Tucker, both of Indianapolis, and
Tim Moriarty of Carmel, are scheduled to graduate
thanks to the Lilly Endowment, Inc., which has awarded Indiana
University a $26 million grant—to be used to recruit leading
neuroscience researchers, establish the Hoosier Presidential
Scholars program, and enhance IU’s arts and humanities
programs. Our thanks to the Lilly Endowment also for their
support to expand life sciences research at IU Bloomington.
you consider giving to a college or university of your choice this
holiday season? Indiana taxpayers can reward
themselves with a tax credit, which can be reported on the CC-40
form we have enclosed for your convenience.
and I wish you all happy holidays and the very best for the New