State archaeologists to speak at IU in celebration of Archaeology Month

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre This September is the 20th celebration of Archaeology Month in Indiana, and the Glenn A. Black Lab will present the talk “Public Service Work: Archaeology and the State of Indiana” as one of over 30 archaeology events statewide throughout the month. The talk, on Sept. 11 […] Read more »

Book explores teen novels’ portrayals of autism to help libraries choose wisely

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist A new book detailing teen novels that feature characters with autism will help libraries select books that help young readers understand the disorder and foster acceptance, says one of the three authors, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. “Autism in Young Adult Novels: An Annotated Bibliography” identifies […] Read more »

‘Directed by Women’ series brings guest filmmakers to IU Cinema

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: Over the next two weeks, special guests at the IU Cinema will include rising young filmmakers Ja’Tovia Gary and Stefani Saintonge, veteran rock ‘n’ roll documentarian Penelope Spheeris and IU alumna Hannah Fidell. These filmmakers are coming to Indiana University Bloomington for screenings, presentations and question-and-answer sessions […] Read more »

IU senior helping students make informed financial decisions as part of the MoneySmarts Team

Guest post by Dottie Vollmer, an IU senior and member of IU’s MoneySmarts Team. When I began my college career at IU, my focus was on one day working with children. While that remains my focus, I’ve found another passion through my journey here: helping students navigate the sometimes complex world of finances. It all […] Read more »

IU School of Public Health-Bloomington receives grant to create Healthy Schools Corps program

School districts throughout South Central Indiana will now have an additional resource when it comes to keeping students healthy. The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington was recently awarded a three-year AmeriCorps grant from Serve Indiana to support a new Healthy Schools Corps program. Through a partnership with the School of Public Health and IU […] Read more »

To quote Peter Parker …

What do Spiderman and newly discovered World War II propaganda have to do with policing? Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs John Applegate brings it together for graduates of the IU Police Academy.

New book by international studies professor documents troubled history of global environmental protection

Guest post courtesy of Charles Carney of the IU School of Global and International Studies Later this year, the United Nations will assemble the Climate Change Conference, with a goal of reaching a comprehensive and binding agreement on climate change policy. Stephen Macekura, assistant professor of international studies at the Indiana University School of Global […] Read more »

Btown bands together for the bees

When members of the IU Newsroom began work on their latest in-depth, long-form story, “Keepers of the Bees,” even though the collapse of the bees had become a hot issue in the news and attracted the attention of the White House, I was still shocked to learn just how potentially disastrous of a problem this is; bees are the most important pollinators of flowering plants and, along with other insects, directly produce a third of every bite of food we eat and are responsible for more than $15 billion annually to the U.S. agricultural sector.

IU-built scintillator ‘in the game’ as NOvA experiment detects its first evidence of oscillating neutrinos

An Indiana University professor who is co-lead scientist on a major, multi-institutional investigation into the mysterious behavior of the subatomic particles known as neutrinos recently announced the project’s first results before an international gathering of colleagues. Mark Messier, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics, delivered the address […] Read more »

A ‘win-win-win’ for IU and Bloomington

It’s beautiful when the planets align and a plan comes together just like you had dared to hope it would – or maybe even a little bit better than you dreamed. And when it happens, it’s worth sharing the moment with as many people as you can. Indiana University, our heath care partner Indiana University […] Read more »