Science at IUPUI: Reaching Further, Influencing More
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Physics Professor Named Scholar at Top Physics Research Institute

Yogesh Joglekar, Ph.D., joins an elite group of research physicists dedicated to exploring theoretical physics and expanding the knowledge of science worldwide.

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Life Sciences Indiana

Associate Dean Kathy Marrs, director of the Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (UCASE) writes of the many initiatives at the School of Science and IUPUI to support growth among STEM students and future teachers.

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Medical Humanities Lecture Series: Art Therapy
Monday, Jan. 28, 12-1 p.m.
IUPUI Lilly Auditorium

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Weekend U: Competing for Your Attention
Saturday, Feb. 16, All day
NCAA headquarters

The IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations offers this continuing education workshop. Peggy Stockdale, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Psychology, will present one of the lectures, titled "Instant Impressions of Other People: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly."
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Winter College for IU Alumni
Friday, Feb. 22-24

San Diego, CA
Learn. Socialize. Relax among friends and fellow alumni at the seventh annual Winter College.

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Issue: 13January/2013
A message from Dean Simon Rhodes ...Dean Simon Rhodes, School of Science at IUPUI

At the School of Science, we pride ourselves on being a leader in our community, in our state and in the many fields in which our students and faculty excel. Part of our recipe for success is due to our tradition of urging students, faculty and alumni to push past expectations and extend their impact far beyond the IUPUI campus.


As you will read below, the School continues to grow and prosper because its influence is being felt worldwide. Our students can be found presenting high-level research at many locations each year. Our faculty members are recognized as thought leaders in their fields and they conduct valuable research across the globe. And, of course, our graduates continue to achieve career success, sometimes at locations they once never thought possible.


Our talents are being put to good use where they are needed most as well. In Indiana, where it is estimated the life and health sciences industry has a $50 billion annual economic impact, we remain a major contributor to the talent needed to support this high-growth sector.


Looking ahead, we're excited to discover new chances to make a difference and expand our knowledge. The continued success of our Science family promises to drive the growth of the School and its reputation for generations to come.

Best regards,

Simon Rhodes

Dean of the School of Science at IUPUI

nandaAlumnus Practicing Medicine Across the Globe

Paul Nanda
Paul Nanda, M.D., travels the world treating the sick and underserved.

Experiences prove the need for more global health initiatives

Paul Nanda lives in a world of two realities.


In one, he is a dedicated family physician providing his patients in Columbus, Ohio, the best health care available. In another, he struggles to explain to poor villagers who need simple treatments to survive how there is nothing he can do to help them.


"My work has really painted a picture for me of what is wrong with health care across the world because of the discrepancy in the allocation of resources. We truly are a world of haves and have nots," said Nanda, who earned a master's degree in biology in 1999 from the School of Science at IUPUI..


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Delivering Antarctic Science to Indiana Classrooms

Geologist Kathy Licht enjoys helping students understand the significance of the other end of the earth

Kathy Licht
Associate Professor Kathy Licht takes rock and sediment samples in Antarctica.

What some might envision as one of the coldest, starkest, loneliest places on earth is a scientific paradise to Kathy Licht, associate professor of geology at the School of Science at IUPUI.


Licht specializes in glacial geology and routinely travels to remote locations in Antarctica. On past research journeys, she has camped on massive ice sheets-a mere 150 miles from the South Pole-where the landscape is literally frozen in time yet brimming with exciting discoveries.


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Life of Giving Leads Student to Needy Classrooms

Caris Daily
Caris Daily looks forward to teaching mathematics and encouraging STEM education.

From that first stint as an algebra tutor as a high school sophomore, Caris Daily knew she wanted to spend her career mentoring people in the classroom.


"When I decided to become a teacher, I considered my love of math as the way I can best help people," said Daily, a senior mathematics education major. "I want to work in junior high and high schools where students need a lot of guidance and someone to help them get excited about math and understand how important it can be."


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Alumni Connection
Make Plans Now to Visit 2013 Homecoming at IUPUI

The IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations will host the first alumni homecoming reception on campus following the IUPUI Jaguars basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 9.


Light appetizers will be served, and the event will feature a cash bar.


Cost: $5 ticket for reception only; $10 for reception and game.


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