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Forum at IU to address prospects for closing Guantánamo Bay prison

A Miami Herald reporter and legal experts from the Washington University and IU McKinney law schools will join former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton Monday for an Indiana University Bloomington panel discussion of the Guantánamo Bay detention center and prospects for closing the facility. Lee A. Feinstein, dean of the IU School of Global and International […] Read more »

5 questions about Ebola for IU Health Center Medical Director Dr. Diana Ebling

Indiana University has an obligation to make sure its employees are able to respond appropriately if any students or employees contract Ebola or suspect they might have — even if the chances of this happening are remote. So, planning, communicating, information gathering and other efforts are underway.

Halloween campus events preview

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications multimedia intern Milana Katic: Halloween isn’t just about kids, costumes and candy. If you’re looking for some eerie entertainment this month, here are some arts events on campus that are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. At the IU Auditorium –  Dennis James Hosts Halloween, 7:30 p.m. Oct. […] Read more »

Number of moles could mean increased risk for breast cancer, not just skin cancer

Beauty marks. They make you unique. And no doubt, you know where most are on your body. Women especially are familiar with their bodies and are aware of their moles. Now there’s new research that suggests that the more moles on a woman’s body, the greater chance of her developing breast cancer.

IU voices “deep concerns” over the conviction and sentencing of Uighur scholar

This morning, the Indiana University community joined the rest of the world in expressing deep concern over the conviction of prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti and the life sentence handed down by the Chinese government. In February 2013, Tohti was in the process of traveling to IU as a visiting scholar when authorities detained him […] Read more »

King Kevin returns

Kevin Kline, the man who brought us the clueless criminal Otto from “A Fish Called Wanda” and has famously portrayed Shakespearean kings, pirate kings and presidents, among many other classic characters of the stage and screen, made a triumphant return to Indiana University Bloomington this afternoon, earning standing applause for a new honor to accompany his Oscar and two Tony Awards.

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.