June 16, 2023

Indiana University Indianapolis: A new era of impact is underway

Indiana University’s commitment to build one of the nation’s premier urban research universities in the capital city took a historic step forward this week as trustees from both IU and Purdue University approved a definitive agreement that paves the way for IU to transition its operations at IUPUI and officially begin as Indiana University Indianapolis in fall 2024. 

On the heels of the joint signing ceremony, held on Wednesday, June 14, IU announced plans to double enrollment in key tech-focused academic programs; invest in expanded research and laboratory space; and expand the ranks of its Indianapolis-based STEM faculty. The university also announced that faculty with appointments in what will become the IU School of Science in Indianapolis will lead $11.7 million in research funded by the U.S Department of Defense. These steps build on an array of initiatives underway over the past nine months that will shape the future of IU Indianapolis.

IU will double Indianapolis enrollment in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering — the nation’s first school of informatics. Drawing on dedicated funds appropriated by the Indiana General Assembly, the university will also invest $60 million to significantly expand and renovate research and laboratory space and up to $10 million to attract 30 new STEM faculty.

“Innovating in response to the needs of our city and state is a hallmark of Indiana University’s rich history on the Indianapolis campus,” IU President Pamela Whitten said. “With investments in key academic programs, faculty, research space, and the creation of the SciTech Corridor at IU Indianapolis, we are creating a world-class urban research university with global reach and impact.”

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Statehouse Update

On June 13, the Indiana General Assembly's Legislative Council announced summer study topics for the interim between now and the 2024 session. 

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IU in the news

Gov. Eric Holcomb appoints J. Timothy Morris and Kyle Seibert to IU Board of Trustees

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed J. Timothy Morris, an Indiana University Kelley School of Business alumnus and founder and partner of Proprium Capital Partners, and Kyle Seibert, a Master of Public Affairs student in the IU O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, to the IU Board of Trustees. 
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Andrew Klein to step down; Carol Anne Murdoch named new interim chancellor 

Andrew R. Klein, who has served as interim IUPUI chancellor and executive vice president since March 2022, will assume the role of dean at the Wake Forest University School of Law on July 1. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, dean of the Indiana University School of Dentistry, will serve as interim chancellor, effective on the same date. 
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IU, partners to assess mental and behavioral health worker pipeline with Lilly Endowment support

A new project to better understand and help address the shortage of licensed mental and behavioral health professionals in Indiana is being led by the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Supported by a $515,005 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., this collaborative project with partners across Indiana is designed to improve understanding about the post-secondary pipeline of mental and behavioral health care workers in the state, which is not currently meeting the demand for services. 
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New dashboard highlights utility disconnections, policies across country

Indiana University researchers Sanya Carley and David Konisky have spent several years creating a new dashboard that compiles utility disconnections and related consumer protections and policies nationwide in an effort to raise awareness about energy insecurity, which one in four American households experience some form of each year, and encourage policy change to protect some of the country’s most vulnerable populations. 
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IU Bloomington a top-performing institution for federal scholarships in critical languages

Eleven Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate students were awarded David L. Boren Scholarships by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the National Security Education Program, a record number in IU’s history. With more than 80 languages and more Language Flagships than any other university, IU has a strong history of successful applications. But this year’s undergraduate group boasts a 92% success rate, making IU Bloomington the top producer of Boren Scholarships in the nation for 2023. 
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