Financial literacy can mean ‘live like a student’ now, not later

Indiana University put together its student financial literacy program with few models or guidelines but a lot of passion and an openness to new ideas, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer MaryFrances McCourt told an audience of college and university officials this week. But something clicked. The program, launched in 2012, has been cited […] Read more »

Researcher looks at relationship between chronic pain and physical activity

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist   Need another reason to get off that couch and be physically active? You may be more likely to develop chronic pain if you don’t. An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researcher is studying the relationship between physical activity/fitness and the prevention or reduction of chronic pain among adults as […] Read more »

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Shark Week tells us otherwise, says IU Media School professor

Over the last month or so, seven shark attacks have been reported in the Carolinas. The Steven Spielberg classic “Jaws” is back in movie theaters to celebrate its 40th anniversary. And the ever-popular “Shark Week” will be back on the Discovery Channel, beginning Sunday. Last fall, Indiana University Media School researcher Jessica Gall Myrick – […] Read more »

Brittany D. Friesner assumes key role at IU Cinema as Jon Vickers starts sabbatical

Indiana University Cinema and Jon Vickers have big plans in the coming months. And for the first time in five years, those aren’t necessarily the same things. Vickers, the cinema’s founding director, is taking a yearlong sabbatical beginning July 1. While he explores several strategic, creative and promotional projects designed to advance IU Cinema’s standing as […] Read more »

Phone scam at IU South Bend, security experts want to know

In this Digital Age of ours, with the constant barrage of email phishing (don’t forget to report it), some scammers still go “old school” by using the telephone. Employees at IU South Bend have reported incidents of telephone phishing attempts where the caller purports to be from the Microsoft help desk and requests the employees’ username or asks them to install software.

Video highlights issues in accessing health care for transgender people

Guest post by Steve Hinnefeld, who normally writes at the Policy Briefings blog: Visiting a doctor can be unnerving for anyone. But for people who are transgender, it can be a lot worse. From one-size-fits-all medical forms to health care providers who are confused or insensitive about diverse gender identities, issues abound that can make […] Read more »

The stories behind Commencement

In the days leading up to commencement ceremonies, several outstanding graduating seniors agreed to share a little about their time at IU Bloomington, including their top memories, favorite spots on campus, the people and events that inspired them, the opportunities they were afforded to grow intellectually, culturally and socially, and their plans post graduation.

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 »

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 »