Report details anthropologists’ role in addressing climate change

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Indiana University faculty are key contributors to a recent report from the American Anthropological Association detailing the ways that anthropologists are tackling climate change. The report, “Changing the Atmosphere: Anthropology and Climate Change,” is the final one in a series released by the association’s Global Climate […] Read more »

Urban farmer-activist to speak Friday at IU School of Public Health-Bloomington

Guest post by Steve Hinnefeld, who normally writes at the Policy Briefings blog: Will Allen’s official biography describes him first as a farmer and second as CEO of Growing Power, a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve access to health food by helping people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner. Keep […] Read more »

‘Beauty Pays,’ according to noted economist who wrote the first book to measure how

Beauty is only skin deep, but it affects our lives across a large variety of economic dimensions, according to noted economist Daniel S. Hamermesh. Hamermesh’s “Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful,” published by Princeton University Press in 2011, is the first book to seriously measure the advantages of physical beauty.

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 »

Successful alumnus Scott Dorsey gives back to IU, speaking at Entrepreneurial Connection Day

A wise person always looks ahead and prepares, while a fool can only look back and regret, so says a proverb. At the heart of a top business school are entrepreneurship programs, which prepare students to look ahead and learn how they can venture out on their own, and also how to create forward-thinking, innovative […] Read more »

Broadway star Audra McDonald makes time at IU to lead master class for musical theater students

  Audra McDonald has won an unprecedented six Tony Awards, one of them for the Terrence McNally play “Master Class.” Yesterday at Indiana University, McDonald taught a master class of her own. The singer and actress, who was in town for a concert at IU Auditorium, generously shared her wisdom and talent with an enthusiastic […] Read more »

Her story

In recognition of the exceptional impact women have had on shaping Indiana University’s success—and in conjunction with the annual Women’s History Month—the IU Newsroom is showcasing 15 women (for 2015) who reflect the trailblazing spirit, innovative thinking and Hoosier pride that have come to define what it means to be a woman at IU.

Who’s your building manager?

Have you ever wondered who to turn to during a disaster? Did you know people in each building on campus are collaborating to ensure your safety during a potential emergency?

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.