IU experts and public safety officer give their takeaway on the Pokémon Go phenomenon

Although you might not know exactly what a Pokémon is, by now most people have heard of the wildly popular Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that exploded on the scene early this month. Throughout the country, people of all ages are hitting the streets, cellphones in hand, attempting to catch virtual creatures known as […] Read more »

New IU students ‘jump into science’ with Integrated Freshman Learning Experience

Although she doesn’t officially start her freshman year at Indiana University Bloomington until August, Gloria Xue is already immersed in the life of a scientist. As one of only 10 students accepted for the summer portion of this year’s Integrated Freshman Learning Experience program, Xue has chosen to spend “summer vacation” working six to eight […] Read more »

Enormous, rare ‘corpse flower’ about to make pungent debut at IU’s Jordan Hall Greenhouse

If houseplants, like houseguests, start to stink after three days, then an extremely rare plant that hasn’t bloomed in nine years at IU’s Jordan Hall Greenhouse is due to create a stench for the ages. One of the world’s largest species of flower, the Amorphophallus titanium or titan arum, is expected to put forth its […] Read more »

SPEA study: Tolls, gas taxes most ‘tolerable’ road funding sources

Most Americans really don’t want to pay more money to maintain the nation’s highways, according to a study from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. But given a choice, they prefer tolls and fuel taxes to broad-based income or sales taxes as a funding mechanism. And that should get the notice of […] Read more »

Programs demonstrate the importance of understanding other people and cultures

On a wet Independence Day at Indiana University, two groups of students interested in the intersection of business, language and international cultures hung out. A group of 33 mostly American high school students and a group of 100 college students from the Middle East and North Africa played cards, Jenga and other games. They enjoyed […] Read more »

IUPD leaders discuss Black Lives Matter, training, community relations and more

“Black lives do matter,” IUPD-Bloomington Chief Laury Flint wrote recently. “IUPD officers have taken an oath to protect and serve, and we take that oath seriously.” Read this and other comments and observations by Indiana University Police Department leaders.

Public discussion to share spirit of Mardi Gras in conjunction with ‘Arts of Survival’ institute

What does art do in a world that has suffered? For three weeks, Indiana University’s Institute for Advanced Study will explore that question by bringing together two dozen university-level educators from around the United States. The “Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities” workshop July 6 to 26 is focused on five cities: New […] Read more »

Visual communication design class plays role in zero-waste initiative at IU Natatorium

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist: The Indiana University Natatorium will make sustainability history June 18 when it begins operating as a zero-waste athletic facility for the 2016 Olympic Diving Trials. It  will be the first athletic facility in Indiana to achieve zero-waste goals and the first host of an Olympic event to have a […] Read more »

Remembering Dick Bishop

Indiana University and the Bloomington community suffered a great loss Monday night with the death of Dick Bishop, a longtime IU Foundation official and WFIU jazz host.

Sharing thanks – and the IU spirit – with our troops

Editor’s Note: This piece also was published in the latest issue of Inside IU, which was distributed March 30. The 60 members of the 38th Infantry Division of the Indiana National Guard arrived at their current deployment destination on New Year’s Eve, trading Midwestern winter chill for the balmy breezes and blinding sun of the Caribbean. […] Read more »