Scholars to discuss ‘mere civility,’ moderation

Political theorist Teresa Bejan, the author of the new book “Mere Civility,” will join Indiana University political scientist Aurelian Craiutu on Friday for a roundtable discussion of civility and moderation at a time when many people argue the conflict over the Trump presidency is putting both at risk. Bejan is an associate professor of political […] Read more »

IU men’s lacrosse team partnering with U Bring Change 2 Mind to ‘Stick It to Stigma’

Indiana University men’s lacrosse team is again partnering with U Bring Change 2 Mind, an IU student organization aimed at reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, to sponsor the Second Annual “Stick It to Stigma” lacrosse games. This year’s event will include three games at IU’s Rec Sports Complex on March 24, 25 and […] Read more »

Inaugural ‘Filmmaker-to-Filmmaker’ series features celebrated directors Frederick Wiseman and Robert Greene

“Filmmaker to Filmmaker: Conversations from the Director’s Chair” is a newly funded annual program at Indiana University Cinema which pairs two complementary film directors on stage together, discussing their artistic vision, process and bodies of work, surrounded by screenings of their films. The inaugural program, endowed by Roberta and Jim Sherman, will feature two highly […] Read more »

Know where to go during Tuesday’s tornado drills?

On Tuesday, students and staff at Indiana University will have the opportunity to try out what they would do if in the path of a tornado. As our peers at IU Kokomo know, the threat is real — a tornado caused considerable damange near the Kokomo campus last summer. While Indiana averages 20 tornadoes annually, it saw 35 last year.

Ecologist to present public lecture on mountaintop removal mining

An expert in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry will discuss the impact of mountaintop removal mining on the environment March 22 at Indiana University Bloomington. Emily Bernhardt of Duke University will deliver the 36th Joan Wood Lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. in Myers Hall, Room 130. Her lecture is titled “The remaking of Appalachian ecosystems […] Read more »

Getting our hands dirty with Matthew Greenwood

Post by Becky Hart, IU Communications specialist: When Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis students clear off campus for spring break next week, not everyone will be headed for time in the sun, rest and relaxation. Beginning March 13, those participating in Alternative Spring Break will volunteer six hours per day on projects focused on environmentalism, animal […] Read more »

IU’s Books and Beyond program expanding to provide more opportunities to children in Rwanda

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Bailey Briscoe and April Toler: Earlier this month, fourth- and fifth-graders at Bloomington’s Harmony School gathered in a circle on the floor, their excitement apparent by their grinning faces and giddy chatter. The kids were settling in for a visit from Indiana University students in the Books and Beyond […] Read more »

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra collaborates with IU’s Latin American Music Center

Post by IU Newsroom intern Laura Ellsworth: The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert, presented in collaboration with Indiana University’s Latin American Music Center, at 7:30 p.m. March 4 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The concert, titled “Scene Change: Untold Musical Stories from Latin America,” will feature selections from the Latin American Music Center library. The […] Read more »

IU stands together

A week ago today, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie issued a statement in response to a presidential executive order that called for suspending admission into the United States of all refugees for 120 days, barring Syrian refugees indefinitely and banning — for at least the next 90 days — citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries […] Read more »

Too soon to write obituaries for department stores, despite closures and bad sales reports, says IU Kelley School expert

John Talbott, associate director of the Center for Education and Research in Retailing in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, has followed retail trends for a quarter century, including as a vice president or chief executive at three retailers before coming to Kelley. While many question the future of established retailers, in light of […] Read more »