The winter buzz in Btown

The start of the spring semester has brought a flurry of activity here at IU Bloomington. From new discoveries, initiatives and student success stories to Hoosier basketball’s early-season dominance at Assembly Hall, here’s just a small sampling of the buzz being heard and felt all around campus.

Investing in IU’s compelling research story

Research communications will continue to be a top priority across the university, and we will be examining every aspect of how we do this work – from staffing to story selection to distribution to how we work with researchers to help them become better advocates for their work.

Mathers brings research work to life

Within the modest exterior of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures — one of my favorite places to visit on the IU Bloomington campus — something pretty illuminating is going on.

The inner workings of the artist and scientist

Seismophotography and Shakespeare sonnets. Deadly pathogens and paintings. Combine them and you get just another day in the inner workings of the brilliantly talented minds at IU Bloomington. Art and science converge in the latest from IU Bloomington’s “Brilliant Minds” video series, which showcases how numerous campus researchers (from biology, geology, informatics and psychology) and […]

Btown’s Brilliant Minds

Yesterday, my six-year-old daughter, Veronica, came rushing into the kitchen to excitedly tell me a story she’d heard from one of her teachers at school. The story was about Archimedes, the ancient Greek mathematician, and the golden crown. Some readers of this blog might know the high points: a crown made for a king; a […]

The magic of Btown

If you noticed a little less banter here these last several days, you can blame Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the wonderful world of Disney, which is where I recently spent my kids’ fall break and, sadly, a good chunk of their college savings. Not that I should be complaining about a week in sunny […]