Amid the bleakness of the Paris attacks, an IU professor finds hope through his research

In the West African language of Mauka, the word “kekene” simply means “oneness.” Appropriately, it’s also the title of an annual performance series showcasing Ivorian immigrant Vado Diomande, director of the New York-based Kotchegna Dance Company. This year, it took place at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, where he teaches. “It’s an expression of unity […] Read more »

Hoosier Student Leader Retreat leaves students feeling invigorated and inspired

Guest blog by Morgan Klingelhoefer, Indiana University junior and participant in the Hoosier Student Leader Retreat: Coming to college can be intimidating. My first semester, I struggled to find my place on campus. Indiana University offers so many opportunities and experiences that I had difficulty with where to even begin. Thankfully, that same year, I attended […] Read more »

MFA student Peter Kispert aims to leave his mark on Indiana Review through new prize

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: Peter Kispert moved more than 900 miles for the Indiana Review. Now, a third year MFA student in the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University, Kispert is the editor-in-chief of the Indiana Review. “I came here for the Indiana Review, hands down,” he said. “I deeply respected the journal […] Read more »

Indiana University faculty recognized for contributions to Russian, Czech studies

Alexander Rabinowitch, professor emeritus of history at Indiana University Bloomington, has been selected to receive the 2015 Distinguished Contributions award from the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. The award will be presented Friday at the association’s 47th annual convention in Philadelphia. “No historian has done more than professor Alexander Rabinowitch to demythologize […] Read more »

Vote — and stock up

Have you voted for PPE Top Model? Please use our ballot, where you’ll see pictures of more than 70 Indiana University employees – and one police dog – wearing personal protective equipment that helps protect them on the job. And then consider stashing some of the PPE, such as gloves and hard hats, at home to keep you and your family safer during chores or disasters.

Student enjoys Internship at DreamWorks Animation

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist: When Kung Fu Panda — one of the most successful animated franchises in the world — returns next year with a new comedy adventure, fans of DreamWorks Animation movies are likely to rush to theaters to see “Kung Fu Panda 3.” But Mary Glumb won’t be among them. It’s […] Read more »

Science the second time around: Cosmology from within and without

Editor’s Note: In this ongoing series, “Science the Second Time Around,” IU author and mythologist Gregory Schrempp is sharing his experience going “back to school” in science with support from a New Frontiers Experimentation grant from the IU Office of the Vice President for Research. I recently had my first amazing experience in the class. It came […] Read more »

IU experts provide tips for minimizing stress during the holiday season

The holidays. For some, the time of year consumed by parties, family gatherings and gift buying excursions can be seen as the best of times and the worst of times. In fact, in the last few weeks my friends, and myself as well, have already started grumbling about “figuring out the holidays,” — where will […] Read more »

Yo-Yo Ma and musicians speak to IU students on link between culture, economics and the arts

Guest post courtesy of Chuck Carney, director of communication and marketing at IU’s School of Global and International Studies:  Grammy Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a group of musicians gave a special presentation to students at the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies this morning about art and its connection to economics and […] 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 »