By Becky Wood, Assistant to the Chancellor for Communications Monday evening (Jan. 16)  found the IUPUI delegation to Malaysia at the beautiful Royale Chulan Hotel. A curving, wide marble staircase took us to the second floor where 25-30 alumni from IUPUI and IU Bloomington welcomed us to an incredible evening of memories, laughter, and conversation. […] Read more »

Series to examine public education

Students and faculty in the Program in Social Foundations of Education at IU’s School of Education were planning a spring 2017 symposium that would highlight their field and make the case for its relevance to teacher education. “And then the election happened,” said Caitlin Howlett, a doctoral student in philosophy of education. The election of […] Read more »

IU honors those who capture the vision, spirit and leadership of MLK

Post by April Toler, who normally writes for the Student Experience and Health & Vitality blogs: Hundreds of Indiana University administrators, faculty, staff and students, alongside members of the Bloomington community, gathered Monday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the university’s annual MLK Leadership Breakfast. During the ceremony, five special participants were honored […] Read more »

Dance Theatre of Harlem brings ‘Power on Pointe’ to IU Auditorium

The groundbreaking dance company Dance Theatre of Harlem will bring its take on classical ballet to Bloomington at 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Dance Theatre of Harlem encompasses a performing ensemble, an arts education center and Dancing Through Barriers, a national and international education and community outreach program. Each component of Dance Theatre of Harlem carries […] Read more »

IU expert provides tips for getting on the path to financial success

The holiday season has come and gone, but the aftermath of gift giving and social gatherings may leave a major dent in some people’s wallets. “If people don’t follow a budget then they do tend to feel the effects of the holidays on their financial lives,” said Phil Schuman, IU director of financial literacy. “The holidays […] Read more »

IU scientist joins mentor and collaborator for Nobel Prize events in Sweden

Amar Flood studied under 2016 Nobel Laureate J. Fraser Stoddart as a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA Last month, members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences — the organization that awards the Nobel Prize — honored three experts in the field of molecular machines with one of the highest honors in the field of science […] 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 »

IU study finds activity trackers can work when paired with wellness coaching

With the holiday shopping season upon us and a new year just around the corner, many people will begin looking for ways to move more and eat less. Some of those people will turn to activity trackers to help them achieve their goals. While critics have debated the effectiveness of activity trackers, a recent study […] Read more »

Business continuity plans — save ’em if you’ve got ’em

IU Ready, the tool used at Indiana University to create and store business continuity plans (every department should have one), is being upgraded Nov. 17-18. The 800 plus plans stored on IU Ready won’t be available during the upgrade so plan coordinators are asked to download a copy in case it’s needed.

Sharing thanks – and the IU spirit – with our troops

Editor’s Note: This piece also was published in the latest issue of Inside IU, which was distributed March 30. The 60 members of the 38th Infantry Division of the Indiana National Guard arrived at their current deployment destination on New Year’s Eve, trading Midwestern winter chill for the balmy breezes and blinding sun of the Caribbean. […] Read more »