The 28th Annual Joseph T. Taylor Symposium: It’s not foreign. It’s U.S, February 23, 2017

Presented by the Department of World Languages and Cutures.

As a nation of immigrants, the U.S. is one of the most diverse societies in the world. Yet, history and modern times are rife with examples of cultural misunderstandings that stand in the way of a truly integrated society. Language is the key to overcoming moments of difficulty, facilitating the transition of new Americans, and bringing harmony to our remarkable mosaic of cultural traditions and experiences.

The 2017 Joseph T. Taylor Symposium at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis offers participants the opportunity to explore an Indianapolis landscape made up of 120 nationalities and 90 languages.

A luncheon keynote address, "No child left monolingual: Why and how to make the U.S. multilingual," will be presented by Kim Potowski, professor of Spanish in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at The University of Illinois at Chicago. The luncheon will also include the presentation of the Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards by IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar.

Morning symposium sessions, held in the theater on the lower level of the Campus Center, are free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested.

The noon luncheon will take place in Campus Center Room 450. Luncheon seating is limited and requires registration and pre-payment. Luncheon tickets are $35 each, if purchased by Feb. 2 or $40 after Feb. 2. Organizations are also invited to become table patrons for the luncheon ($550 for a table of 10).

The Taylor Symposium  honors the late Joseph T. Taylor, the first dean of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, for his many contributions to the university and to the greater Indianapolis community. The event highlights topics of interest to urban communities, particularly communities of color.

8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration

Campus Center Theater (lower level)
Coffee and light refreshments 

8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome and opening comments
Campus Center Theater (lower level) 
Thomas J. Davis, Dean; Professor of Religious Studies 
IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI

9:00 am - 9:45 am Language(s) bridge(s): Housing, education, and employment
Campus Center Theater (lower level)

With more than 120 nationalities represented and 90 languages spoken in Indianapolis, "language bridges" are needed to improve our state and bring residents together. Individuals who work and live in diverse language communities discuss experiences where language knowledge and proficiency has bridged gaps and fostered intercultural understanding. This session will also address the increasing need for today’s college student to develop intercultural competence and understanding.

Martin Baier, Vice President of Programs and Services, The International Center 
Ali Haddad, Housing Manager, Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc
José Lusende, Certified Fund Raising Executive and Consultant


Caterina Blitzer, International Community Volunteer 

 9:45 am - 10:00 am Break

10:00 am - 10:45 am A way with words 
Campus Center Theater (lower level)

Whether in education, the court system, the medical system or many other facets of our community, translators and interpreters use words and modes of communication to ensure mutual understanding. Come hear from IUPUI and Indianapolis professionals and try your own skill at getting the message across in a challenging yet fun group activity.

Julie White, Assistant Professor of ASL/English Interpreting
Enrica Ardemagni, Professor Emerita of Spanish 
Marina Hadjioannou Waters, Chief Operating Officer, LUNA Language Services

Tamara Cabrera, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Translation Studies

10:45 am - 11:00 am Break     

11:00 am - 11:45 am Feeling at home

Campus Center Theater (lower level)

Imagine beginning a new life in a new country. When cultures collide, it can be a shock for all involved, international newcomer and US-born individual, alike. What is the immigrant experience like-particularly for non-native English speakers-and what can be done to support cultural adjustment through language learning and other means? IUPUI faculty share personal and professional experiences and the audience will be invited to do the same.

Didier Gondola, Professor and Chair, Department of History 
Amira Mashhour, Senior Lecturer and Director, Program in Arabic
Jing Wang, Associate Professor of Chinese Studies

Marta Anton, Professor and Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Break

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Luncheon
Campus Center 450 (fourth floor)
Seating is limited. Reservations are required.

Presentation of the Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards
Nasser Paydar, Chancellor, IUPUI; Executive Vice President, Indiana University

Luncheon Keynote 
"No child left monolingual: Why and how to make the U.S. more multilingual"
Kim Potowski, Professor of Spanish, Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Location: Campus Center

February 23, 2017 | 08:30 AM to 02:00 PM

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Scientific Grant Proposal Writing, February 27, 2017

International Researchers/Scholars Academic Writing/Speaking Workshop Series 2016-2017

The International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC), a language and cultural education center in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is offering a series of intercultural communication and language workshops for international professionals and researchers. The goal of these workshops is to equip international participants with effective communication strategies. Each workshop in the series provides engaging, hands‐on learning activities. All workshops will be conducted by Dr. Ulla Connor, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of English and Esen Gokpinar-Shelton, Assistant Director and Research Coordinator of ICIC. 

Scientific Grant Proposal Writing

This full‐day workshop is designed for non‐native-English writers with limited experience in grant writing, and provides an engaging overview of the grant proposal process, text analysis and guidance on specific linguistic and cultural writing considerations as well as recommendations for improving the quality of grant proposals. Through active individual and smallgroup practice, participants gain an understanding of common issues of non‐native English writers; the rhetorical moves and linguistic features of persuasive grant writing; and strategies for writing clear and persuasive grant application narratives to increase their chances of securing funding. 

Summary of workshop goals and pricing: Understand key linguistic features of clear, persuasive research grant proposals; Write compelling grant narratives with appropriate literature citations; Apply effective rhetorical strategies to increase likelihood of future research funding. $100 per person 

Dates offered: 
Friday, October 28, 2016, 9am-4pm in University Library UL 0110 (12-1pm lunch hour) Friday, February 17, 2017. 9am-4pm in University Library UL 1126 (12-1pm lunch hour)

Registration Secure, online registration is available through the Indiana University Office of Conference and Event Registration Services (OCERS). Please click HERE to register. Acceptable forms of payment are check, money order, credit card, or internal billing (Indiana University only). In order to be officially registered and participate in a workshop, payment must be received in full before each workshop. Please note that lunch is not included with the workshop cost.

Location: University Library UL 1126

February 27, 2017 | 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Who Gives A Craft?, March 2, 2017

Join us as we create community through crafting! This is our first venture... join us as we learn to crochet!

Location: Cavanaugh Hall CA325

March 2, 2017 | 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

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The Sabbatical Speaker Series presents Susan Shepherd: We are here! Counteracting Stigma in the Kenyan Deaf Community, March 3, 2017

The Sabbatical Speaker Series presents Ronda Henry Anthony: Shonda Rhimes' Scandal and the Triumph of the White Masculine Ideal, March 8, 2017

Communication Skills for Oral Presentations , March 10, 2017

Screening of the documentary “13th” with panel discussion, March 18, 2017

Pages to Prisons book drive, April 10, 2017

Inside Out with Lori Pompa: A public conversation about social change through transformative education, April 13, 2017

Pages to Prisons book drive workshop, April 18, 2017

The Voices of Incarceration , April 21, 2017

Mental Health first aid certification , April 28, 2017

Mass Story Lab: Public conversation about re-entry, April 29, 2017

A Celebration of Scholarship: The Liberal Arts Honors Convocation, April 29, 2017

States of Incarceration Exhibit Opening Reception and Keynote presentation by Ann Parsons, April 29, 2017

Inside Out with Lori Pompa: A public conversation about social change through transformative education, June 13, 2017