IU professor: Easing of Cuba travel restrictions good news for scholars

As a native of Germany, Anke Birkenmaier was able to travel to and from Cuba as a scholar of the island’s history and culture. But that work became more difficult after she began her current position at IU Bloomington. So she was encouraged this week to hear that President Barack Obama will take steps toward normalizing […] Read more »

Patient control of medical data raises questions for ethics, policy

Guest post courtesy of Steve Hinnefeld, who normally writes at the Policy Briefings blog. Should patients have control of their own medical records? For most patients, the question sounds like a no-brainer: They’re our records. Of course we should! But for health care providers, the answer is more complicated. Should patients be able to conceal pertinent medical […] Read more »

Perks of working with safety, public health and security experts — very cool gift tips

If, like me, you’re still shopping, my colleagues at Indiana University Public Safety and Institutional Assurance have offered some great suggestions — in various price ranges – for gifts that make thoughtful picks any time of the year.

It’s the end of Black Friday “as we know it (and I feel fine)”

Unlike many men, John Talbott likes to spend time in retail stores. When he was the CEO of an apparel store chain, he used to spend hundreds of hours getting his employees ready for the crush of holiday shoppers the day after Thanksgiving. Today, as a faculty member in Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, […] Read more »

‘Painting: Expanded’ artist Martha MacLeish to discuss her work at IUCA+D in Columbus

Post by IU Communications colleague Karen Land   Artist Martha MacLeish will talk about her work and the show “Painting: Expanded” at 6 p.m. tonight at the Indiana University Center for Art and Design. The center, which opened in 2011, is located at 310 Jackson St. in Columbus. The current exhibition of work by MacLeish, […] Read more »

Living B1G and what it means to be a Hoosier

Beginning this month and throughout the winter and spring, viewers of Big Ten Network programming will be given a special glimpse into the work being done by IU Bloomington students to establish a more caring culture on campus.

A gut feeling that honey bee microbiome work at IU will be worth watching

Although it has yet to become added fodder in the debate over if, how or when President Barack Obama has been over-stepping his authority, the White House did recently issue a Presidential Memorandum ordering relevant agencies and departments to create a federal strategy to promote the health of Apis mellifera – the western honey bee […] Read more »

Biological microscopy, explained

How can researchers get images and videos of activities in living cells? Kenneth Dunn, scientific director of the Indiana Center for Biological Microscopy, tells all. It’s impressive stuff, and it’s just cool to look at.