Meet our 2012-2013 Diversity Scholar

Sylvia Burlock Diversity Scholar 2012-2013

Diversity Scholar 2012 and 2013

As the 2012-2013 Diversity Scholar, Sylvia Burlock hosted the Diversity Film Festival, which is a film series that highlights cultural heritage months like Latino Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Asian-American/Pacific Islander Month.

Last updated by sfburloc on 04/18/2013

Meet our 2011-2012 Diversity Scholar!

Gloria Oluseye-Are


Gloria Oluseye-Are is a senior majoring in International Studies with focuses on Asia, International Business and International Politics. She is also an international student from Nigeria and is actively involved in various campus cultural organizations like the African Students Association, International Club, Black Student Union and other organizations on campus. She has also been a psychology mentor through the Bepko learning center and currently a campus ambassador with the Office of Campus Visits in Admissions. She has also participated in the study-abroad experience to China where she took classes and gained valuable cultural experiences. She is more than eager to work on projects and gain experience as the university library’s undergraduate diversity scholar.

Last updated by andjsmit on 01/23/2012

Meeting Minutes

Last updated by aproctor on 04/08/2013

Meet Our Diversity Scholar 2010 - 2011

As the 2010-2011 IUPUI University Library Diversity Scholar, Victoria Son, an international student from Canada, has spent a great deal of her time developing a variety of projects throughout the academic year. Graduating from the Herron School of Art and Design in May 2011, she has acquired significant experience managing projects, working with a wide group of students, faculty, and staff, and organizing the University Library's diversity efforts. Highlights have included working with the IUPUI Office of International Affairs on displays discussing “Project: Mexico” and promoting the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Peace Corps, as well as collaborating with several student organizations and academic departments throughout the IUPUI campus such as the IUPUI Office for Women, IUPUI Anthropology and Japanese Clubs, and many others.

Last updated by on 09/02/2011

International Festival - Library Resources


  • Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database. Requires Windows Media Player (version 9.0 and higher) and QuickTime (version 7.0 and higher).


  • Ethnographic Video Online provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior – more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more. Thematic areas include: language and culture, kinesthetics, body language, food and foraging, cooking, economic systems, social stratification and status, caste systems and slavery, male and female roles, kinship and families, political organization, conflict and conflict resolution, religion and magic, music and the arts, culture and personality, and sex, gender, and family roles.

  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online provides translations of individual words to and from English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Russian, and other languages.

  • GenderWatch™ provides authoritative historical and current perspectives on the evolution of gender roles. GenderWatch supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) studies; family studies; gender studies, and women's studies with a unique interdisciplinary approach. Combining more than 200 academic, gray, and popular literature titles, GenderWatch provides researchers with more than 100,000 articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, eating disorders, day care, and the workplace.

  • Full text of 300+ U.S. and international news sources and news wires; includes coverage of 150+ major U.S. and international newspapers such as The New York Times and the Times of London as well as local and regional publications.


Digital Collections

British Studies - British Studies Intelligencer,  British Studies Monitor

Last updated by andjsmit on 02/22/2011

International Newsroom

News broadcasts from around the world!

Visit the International Newsroom in UL 2135 (2nd floor reference room) and view news and other programming available on our six flat-screen TVs:

Last updated by setowne on 09/23/2010

International Newsroom!

The library now has an International Newsroom! Come check it out!

The UL International Newsroom is located in the far northeast corner of the Academic to left as you approach the UL Reference Desk. This first phase of the project provides six 42" screens displaying the following news channels from around the world:


· TV1-AL Jazeera (Audio transmitted on FM 88.1)

· TV2-TV9 Telegu (India) (FM 89.1)

· TV3-CCTV3 China (FM 91.0)

· TV4-WOW-TV Korea (FM 101.0)

Last updated by on 09/10/2009

Meet the 2009-2010 Diversity Scholar!

 Autumn in South Africa

Autumn is a non-traditional student pursuing a degree in Anthropology. She is interested in becoming more familiar with the library resources so she can enhance her research skills and inform other students of what the library has to offer. Her educational and career goals include graduate school with a focus on Cultural and Applied Anthropology so she may have the opportunity to impact local,national, and global communities.



Last updated by on 07/27/2010

Campus/ Community Cultural Events

Last updated by on 12/11/2009

Recommended Reads- West Africa Exhibit



 Things Fall Apart
 Chinua Achebe
 A Long Way Gone
 Ishmael Beah
 Home and Exile
 Chinua Achebe
 A History of Nigeria
 Toyin Falola
 War Stories: A Memoir of Nigeria and Biafra
 John Sherman
 Aya of Yop City
 Marguerite Abouet<
Last updated by on 04/29/2009