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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 ā€“ the western honey bee […] Read more »

IU Bloomington graduate painters collaborate on New York City gallery exhibition

Post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Karen Land: The Painting Center in New York City is presenting the work of 15 students from Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts in a show that runs through Aug. 9. As a title, “Inside and Out” suggests that each artist navigates two realms: the external […] Read more »

Run for your life! But first …

Buried at the very bottom of an interesting Reuters article about how light jogging can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease was what I consider really good advice from a professor at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington.

IU, Kelley participating in U.S. News’ Twitter chat for those interested in online education

Many Americans are turning to their computers and enrolling in increasing numbers for online degree programs. According to a 2013 report, more than 6.7 million students — or nearly a third of all higher education enrollment nationwide — took at least one course online through a university in the fall of 2011. The same report […] Read more »

Former Organization of American Historians presidents receive National Humanities Medal

Three former presidents of the Indiana University-affiliated Organization of American Historians were among the National Humanities Medal recipients honored Monday by President Barack Obama. In a White House ceremony, the president awarded the 2013 National Arts Medal to 12 individuals and the 2013 National Humanities Medal to nine people and one organization. The humanities medal, […] Read more »

Indiana Lifeline Law: Make the call; get help; save a life

The Indiana Lifeline Law seeks to provide protections for those Good Samaritans who stay and help people suffering from an alcohol-related health emergency.

Fond memories and excitement over a new era in journalism excellence at IU

Guest post by Mark Land: Some of my fondest memories as an IU student are housed in Ernie Pyle Hall where I spent many an hour as a reporter and editor of the Indiana Daily Student, which was then ā€“ like today ā€“ one of the very best student newspapers in the country and where I learned from professors who left a lasting impression on my journalistic sensibilities. But rather than mourn the passing of the IU School of Journalism, Iā€™m choosing to look with excitement at seeing it reincarnated as a central piece of the new IU Media School.

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.