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Released: 14-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Trump Picks Pence: Indiana Experts Available
University of Indianapolis

Faculty from the University of Indianapolis Department of History and Political Science can offer a Hoosier perspective on the selection and its state and national impact.

Released: 10-Jul-2014 10:25 AM EDT
United Flight 232: 25 Years After Sioux City, Chaplain Recalls Work at Fiery Crash Site
University of Indianapolis

Gregory Clapper, professor of religion and philosophy at the University of Indianapolis, volunteered as chaplain at the scene of this infamous 1989 plane crash. He will speak at several events surrounding the July 19 anniversary.

Released: 20-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST
Beatles Anniversary Marks Shift in Global Culture
University of Indianapolis

Feb. 9 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the moment that launched the British Invasion and a transformation in international youth culture. Pop culture historian Chad Martin of the University of Indianapolis is available for interview.

Released: 21-May-2013 11:00 AM EDT
1860 Reconsidered: Book Takes Fresh Look at Lincoln’s Election
University of Indianapolis

A new collection of historical essays, edited by a University of Indianapolis professor, explores the often-ignored complexities of the most pivotal election in U.S. history.

Released: 23-Jul-2012 12:00 PM EDT
Facing the Empty Nest: 5 Tips for Parents of College Freshmen
University of Indianapolis

A clinical psychologist and staff counselor at the University of Indianapolis offers advice to help parents adjust when their children leave home for college.

Released: 9-May-2012 9:35 AM EDT
Primary Reaction: Indiana Historian Eyes Post-Lugar Landscape
University of Indianapolis

Tea Party-backed Richard Mourdock’s defeat of six-term Sen. Richard Lugar in Tuesday’s Republican primary closes an eventful chapter in Indiana history and opens up interesting possibilities for the fall election, says an historian at the University of Indianapolis.

Released: 13-Mar-2012 3:40 PM EDT
'The Hunger Games': Not Just Kid Stuff
University of Indianapolis

With the much-hyped film opening March 23, University of Indianapolis instructor George Dunn, editor of the new book 'The Hunger Games and Philosophy,' says the youth fiction trilogy tackles weighty themes worthy of serious thought.

Released: 25-Jan-2012 11:25 AM EST
Historian: Obama Walks Fine Line in SOTU
University of Indianapolis

Author and presidential historian Edward Frantz of the University of Indianapolis says Obama's speech recalled the century-old populist rhetoric of the Progressive Era.

Released: 17-Nov-2011 3:05 PM EST
For NBA’s Small-Market Teams, Lost Season Would Beat Playing Under Current System, Expert Says
University of Indianapolis

A sports marketing professor at the University of Indianapolis says the NBA's financial structure needs a major overhaul, not a quick fix, to ensure the league's long-term viability.

Released: 18-May-2011 4:05 PM EDT
New Book Sheds Fresh Light on World War I
University of Indianapolis

In his new book, "World War I: The Global Revolution," Dr. Lawrence Sondhaus moves beyond dusty European history lessons to explore the war as a launching point for the political, social and technological forces that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries.

Released: 2-May-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Death of Bin Laden Cause for Celebration, but Terror Threat Remains, UIndy Expert Says
University of Indianapolis

An authority on terrorism and nationalism at the University of Indianapolis says the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is worth celebrating, but it should not distract the United States from the ideological struggle it still faces in the Islamic world. Douglas Woodwell, Ph.D., is available for interviews.

Released: 25-Apr-2011 3:50 PM EDT
Royal Wedding Hype Contradicts Prevailing Mood, Says U.K. History Expert
University of Indianapolis

A University of Indianapolis history professor notes the curious fact that a backlash against Friday's royal wedding is building in the U.K., while U.S. audiences still show uncritical interest in the British monarchy.

Released: 8-Apr-2011 8:00 AM EDT
In Libya, U.S. Should Heed Lesson of Afghanistan, Prof Says
University of Indianapolis

In this opinion essay on the Libyan conflict, international relations expert Douglas Woodwell of the University of Indianapolis argues, contrary to conventional wisdom, that the Afghanistan example calls for the U.S. to arm and support the Libyan rebels.

Released: 24-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
‘State of the Union’ Could Mark Turning Point for Obama, Historian Says
University of Indianapolis

This won’t be the first State of the Union address delivered amid economic woes and stiff partisan opposition, UIndy Associate Professor Edward “Ted” Frantz says. Despite parallels to situations faced by Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama's position most resembles that of Bill Clinton in 1995.

Released: 13-Sep-2010 8:00 AM EDT
Expert: Labor Rift Threatens NFL Prosperity
University of Indianapolis

An NFL lockout next year could mean not only a lost season, but the long-term loss of a sizable portion of the league’s fan base, according to sports marketing expert Larry DeGaris at the University of Indianapolis. That city is scheduled to host the 2012 Super Bowl, which could be threatened by the labor dispute.

Released: 10-Nov-2009 10:00 AM EST
Pirate Radio: True History Stranger than Hollywood Fiction
University of Indianapolis

A University of Indianapolis history professor says the upcoming film "Pirate Radio" is unlikely to capture the outlandish real-life exploits of unlicensed broadcasters in 1960s Britain.

Released: 9-Oct-2009 10:05 AM EDT
Professor: Obama Peace Prize Is Shocker for History Books
University of Indianapolis

Although Barack Obama is not the first sitting president to win the Nobel Peace Prize, a University of Indianapolis history professor says, the circumstances are unprecedented, and the choice will be debated for years to come.

Released: 3-Jun-2009 3:35 PM EDT
Air France Crash: Circumstances Point to Terrorism, Expert Says
University of Indianapolis

A University of Indianapolis professor says the recent opening of a French military base in Dubai may have angered Islamic extremists in South America, sparking plans for attacks against French targets.

Released: 21-May-2009 10:30 AM EDT
Expert: Chrysler Plan Could Wreck Capital Markets
University of Indianapolis

The Chrysler restructuring plan, which favors unsecured over secured investors, sets a dangerous precedent that could undermine confidence in financial markets, according to a finance professor at the University of Indianapolis.

Released: 8-May-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Tips for Parents: Kids Need Fluids During Summer Sports
University of Indianapolis

An exercise science expert at the University of Indianapolis says children in summer sports and other activities are more prone to heat-related illnesses and should take extra care to increase fluid intake.

Released: 29-Apr-2009 10:20 AM EDT
MBA Class Rates Obama's First 100 Days
University of Indianapolis

This week, as political pundits rate President Obama's first 100 days in office, MBA students at the University of Indianapolis are giving the new administration a passing grade, based on concepts learned in a course titled Leading Organizational Change.

Newswise: Marketing Expert: Starbucks Risks Premium Image with ‘Value Meal’ Approach
Released: 12-Feb-2009 3:00 PM EST
Marketing Expert: Starbucks Risks Premium Image with ‘Value Meal’ Approach
University of Indianapolis

Starbucks is targeting cash-strapped consumers with its announcement this week that it will begin offering discounted breakfast "pairings" of drinks and food items, but a University of Indianapolis marketing expert says the move could further diminish the coffee purveyor's premium brand.

Newswise: Dungy Departure Won’t Hurt Colts’ Image, Sports Marketing Expert Says
Released: 13-Jan-2009 10:40 AM EST
Dungy Departure Won’t Hurt Colts’ Image, Sports Marketing Expert Says
University of Indianapolis

Retiring Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy will be missed by fans, players and the broader Indiana community, but his departure won't detract from the team's positive brand image, a sports marketing expert at the University of Indianapolis says.

Released: 5-Dec-2008 3:40 PM EST
Digital TV: Grassroots Effort Aims to Help Older Adults, Low-Income Families Make the Switch
University of Indianapolis

With the deadline looming for the nationwide transition to digital broadcast television, the Center for Aging & Community at the University of Indianapolis has developed a downloadable information toolkit to help churches and community groups mount volunteer efforts to install converter boxes for members who are still relying on analog signals.

Released: 1-Dec-2008 11:10 AM EST
Mumbai Aftermath: Experts Can Discuss Terrorism, Nuclear Threat, South Asian Stability
University of Indianapolis

Last week's seige on Mumbai represents not just a disturbing new development in terror tactics, but also a potential breakdown in regional stability that could have repercussions around the world, say international relations experts at the University of Indianapolis.

Released: 28-Nov-2008 4:15 PM EST
Mumbai Attacks Suggest Disturbing Alliances, Expert Says
University of Indianapolis

The nature of the recent attacks in Mumbai suggests collaboration between internal dissidents and foreign intelligence agencies, says an international relations specialist at the University of Indianapolis.

Newswise: Expert: Obama Breaks Western Democracies' Race Barrier
Released: 12-Nov-2008 8:40 AM EST
Expert: Obama Breaks Western Democracies' Race Barrier
University of Indianapolis

Electing a non-white person as chief executive sets the United States apart from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other advanced democracies, says Milind Thakar, associate professor of international relations at the University of Indianapolis. Thakar is available for interview on this and related topics.

Released: 11-Nov-2008 10:00 AM EST
Holiday Gifts for Preschoolers? Keep It Simple, Expert Says
University of Indianapolis

An occupational therapist and child development expert offers recommendations for toys and other gifts that will help young children develop their minds, bodies and imagination. Dr. Jennifer Fogo of the University of Indianapolis is available for interview on this and related topics.

Released: 27-Oct-2008 11:50 AM EDT
Election 2008: Experts Available for Interview
University of Indianapolis

As this historic election season heads into its final week, faculty experts at the University of Indianapolis are available to discuss the political process and the top issues on voters' minds.

Released: 20-Aug-2008 11:40 AM EDT
Five Tips: Music Students Should Guard Against Injury
University of Indianapolis

Dr. Rebecca Barton of the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy offers suggestions to help musicians, and especially music students, avoid pain and injury despite long hours playing their instruments.

Released: 11-Aug-2008 9:00 PM EDT
Expert: Russia-Georgia Conflict Puts U.S. in Difficult Position
University of Indianapolis

Russia's incursion into neighboring Georgia shows that post-Cold War alliances may be more complex than previously thought, and it leaves the United States in a difficult position, according to Douglas Woodwell, assistant professor of international relations at the University of Indianapolis.

Newswise: Indiana Jones: a Real Indiana Archeologist Debunks the Myths
Released: 14-May-2008 12:15 PM EDT
Indiana Jones: a Real Indiana Archeologist Debunks the Myths
University of Indianapolis

As Indiana Jones fans gear up for a new film featuring the swashbuckling archeologist character, scientists in the real world are bracing themselves for another round of misconceptions about the goals and methods of true archeology. University of Indianapolis Associate Professor Christopher Schmidt weighs in on the Hollywood image.

Newswise: March Madness? Marketing Expert Questions Hoops Hype
Released: 21-Mar-2008 10:45 AM EDT
March Madness? Marketing Expert Questions Hoops Hype
University of Indianapolis

Larry DeGaris, Ph.D., director of the sports marketing program at the University of Indianapolis, says the popularity and marketing value of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is often overestimated. He is available for interviews on this and similar topics.

Newswise: Marketing Expert: IRL-Champ Deal Offers Hope for Open-wheel Racing
Released: 26-Feb-2008 10:25 AM EST
Marketing Expert: IRL-Champ Deal Offers Hope for Open-wheel Racing
University of Indianapolis

The long-awaited unification between the Indy Racing League and the owners of the Champ Car World Series creates opportunities for open-wheel racing to regain some of its lost audience and financial support, according to a sports marketing expert at the University of Indianapolis. Dr. Larry DeGaris is available for interviews on this and other sports marketing issues.

Released: 22-Feb-2008 5:00 PM EST
Starbucks' Tuesday 'Teach-in' Is Smart Move, Says Business Prof
University of Indianapolis

Starbucks' decision to close its stores Tuesday for three hours of employee training is a clever corporate move with potential impact beyond the stated purpose, says an assistant professor of management at the University of Indianapolis. Dr. Terry Schindler is available for further comment on this and other topics related to Starbucks and management strategy.

Newswise: Expert: Pakistan Elections Tainted but Significant
Released: 18-Feb-2008 2:45 PM EST
Expert: Pakistan Elections Tainted but Significant
University of Indianapolis

The circumstances surrounding Monday's parliamentary elections in Pakistan are far from optimal, but the outcome could be a positive first step toward democracy in a troubled nation that has become crucial to U.S. interests, according to an expert at the University of Indianapolis.


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