About halfway through her career as an Indiana University professor, Joyce Yanyun Man founded and successfully led a “think tank” in Beijing. From 2007 to 2013, while on leave from IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Man was founding director of the Peking University Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy. An […] Read more »
Khalil Muhammad moved four years ago from living the quiet life of a Bloomington academic to being director of New York’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of the world’s leading centers for studying and celebrating the African-American and African diaspora experience. How big a transition was that? “Huge,” Muhammad said. “Gigantic. Life-altering. […] Read more »
IUPUI Chancellor Emeritus Gerald L. Bepko and other FBI agents working the 1966 March Against Fear were responsible for identifying Ku Klux Klan members and other troublemakers or would-be assassins, deflecting any violence, and providing daily and hourly reports via teletype to keep President Lyndon B. Johnson advised of march conditions.
Sometimes, seemingly small gestures can have hugely positive consequences. Take, for instance, IU’s decision in late 2012 to begin sending students who had taken out student loans a letter twice a year updating them on how much they owed and what their repayment schedule would be. Seems simple, right? Simply powerful beyond anyone’s expectations, it […] Read more »
Post by IU Communications colleague Milana Katic: Did you know an estimated 500 students on the Indiana University Bloomington campus identify themselves as being in recovery from substance abuse? Maybe you didn’t know, but fortunately OASIS does. OASIS is IU Bloomington’s campus-wide alcohol and drug prevention, education, intervention and counseling service. Since 2012, OASIS has dedicated […] Read more »
Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Emily Davis: Think of tonight’s event at the Brown County Playhouse as one continuous piece of artwork. Inspired by Frank Hohenberger’s iconic early 20th century photographs of Brown County, local artists, a storyteller and musicians from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music have teamed up to showcase new […] Read more »
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.
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 »