Fifty years of Near Eastern scholarship at IU and the man who started it

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies is marking its 50th anniversary in 2015, beginning with a series of events this spring. Activities will include special lectures, an Arabic talent show and a film series, with more planned for the fall. At a time when […] Read more »

MM Serra of New York City’s Film-Makers’ Cooperative to visit IU Cinema Feb. 27

  Guest post by Noelle Griffis of IU’s Black Film Center/Archive: “We don’t want false, polished, slick films—we prefer them rough, unpolished, but alive; we don’t want rosy films—we want them the color of blood.” These determined words concluded the first statement of the New American Cinema Group, now known as The Film-Makers’ Cooperative. For more […] Read more »

For the glory of cold IU!

Never daunted, tried and true, and all for the #gloryofcoldIU, IU Bloomington students, faculty and staff are choosing to find the beauty, inspiration and glory in their beloved, but icy cold, campus.

IU Bloomington: How are decisions to cancel classes made?

So, how does IU Bloomington decide when to cancel classes, when to issue a delay, and when – with sub-zero wind chills — to stay open?

Chinese students, friends to celebrate New Year this week

Thanks to my J200 journalism students – especially to Hui, Ziqian, Chunxi, Lingyu, Qianwen and Shiqi – for pointing out that Chinese New Year falls this week. The Year of the Sheep begins Thursday, and many of the more than 3,000 Chinese students who attend IU Bloomington will be celebrating. On Friday evening, the Chinese […] Read more »

IU students take a first-hand look at public health advocacy and policy-making

Post by IU Communications colleague Milana Katic: A delegation of Indiana University master’s degree students from the School of Public Health-Bloomington and the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI participated in the American Cancer Society’s “Day at the Capitol,” on Jan. 29 in Indianapolis. The day was organized by the society’s Cancer Action […] Read more »

Extending IU’s legacy of positive change

Universities are among our oldest continuously surviving institutions, both in the United States and around the world. In some cases,  U.S. universities pre-date  the states in which they are located. In many others – including Indiana University, which will celebrate its bicentennial in 2020 just four years after the state of  Indiana marks the same milestone […] Read more »

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.