Ha Jin: The liberating powers of English

Guest blog by Samrat Upadhyay, author and faculty member in the IU Bloomington Department of English: In the 1990s, Croatian-American writer Josip Novakovich asked me whether I’d read any Ha Jin. I replied I hadn’t. “Read him. He’s really good,” Novakovich said. At that time, Novakovich was editing an anthology titled “Stories in the Stepmother Tongue,” featuring […] Read more »

‘A few minutes with’: Phillip Tennant furniture artisan lecturer Sarah Marriage

Post by John Schwarb, IU Communications specialist: Sarah Marriage, a Baltimore, Maryland-based maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects, is visiting the Herron School of Art and Design on Monday, Feb. 27, as part of the Phillip Tennant Furniture Artisan Lecture Series. She’s a few weeks from opening “A Workshop of Our Own” in […] Read more »

IU Bloomington Health Programs Fair to take place March 1

Students contemplating careers in health care are invited to attend the 15th annual Indiana University Bloomington Health Programs Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1 in the Indiana Memorial Union. Featuring representatives from more than 100 schools, programs and organizations, the fair will provide IU students a chance to learn about a wide […] Read more »

IU Contemporary Dance students share experiences, performance with Focus Dance Group

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Laura Ellsworth: The dance studio in the School of Public Health building looks ordinary and multi-purpose — padded floors, mirrors along one wall and various chairs scattered to the side. But the angles of the normal dance studio scenery draw a sharp contrast to the students moving fluidly back […] Read more »

Lecture to explore links between Ostrom research, free-market environmentalism

Elinor Ostrom showed that groups and individuals working at the local level can manage shared resources without resorting to private ownership or government regulation. Vincent Ostrom explained polycentric governance, multiple centers of decision-making that operate independently and effectively. Terry Anderson draws on both to explore the potential for free-market environmentalism, which applies markets and property […] Read more »

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IU stands together

A week ago today, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie issued a statement in response to a presidential executive order that called for suspending admission into the United States of all refugees for 120 days, barring Syrian refugees indefinitely and banning — for at least the next 90 days — citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries […] Read more »

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibition to debut new ‘macroscopes’ at Vanderbilt University

Post by IU Newsroom intern Laura Ellsworth: Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, a traveling exhibition founded and curated by IU professor Katy Bӧrner, will debut its 2017 iteration at Vanderbilt University on Jan. 23. This international collection of world-class data visualizations will be on display in conjunction with the theme “Our Lives Online.” Bӧrner is an […] Read more »

IU honors those who capture the vision, spirit and leadership of MLK

Post by April Toler, who normally writes for the Student Experience and Health & Vitality blogs: Hundreds of Indiana University administrators, faculty, staff and students, alongside members of the Bloomington community, gathered Monday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the university’s annual MLK Leadership Breakfast. During the ceremony, five special participants were honored […] Read more »

Too soon to write obituaries for department stores, despite closures and bad sales reports, says IU Kelley School expert

John Talbott, associate director of the Center for Education and Research in Retailing in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, has followed retail trends for a quarter century, including as a vice president or chief executive at three retailers before coming to Kelley. While many question the future of established retailers, in light of […] Read more »