Helping fifth-graders understand the relationship between saving rainforests and language

Like many of his Indiana University faculty colleagues, David Stringer has had a lot of final papers to read lately, by the 66 students in his Language Hotspots and Biodiversity class. However, unlike many of his peers, Stringer has had something else to read: letters from another group of people impacted by his course — […]

In new memoir, IU professor reflects on growing up in Africa, as a person between two worlds

From the age of 3, Carol Claxon Polsgrove has been a person between two worlds. As a child, she accompanied her parents from Kentucky to West Africa, where they served as Baptist missionaries. After a dozen years of growing up mostly in Nigeria, she returned to the United States, where many people thought that experience […]

New ‘Star Wars’ movie awakens marketing memories for IU Kelley School faculty member

Paul Palmer Jr. II admits that as a 10-year-old growing up on the west side of Indianapolis in 1977, he used to evade theater ushers so he could stay for multiple screenings of “Star Wars.” Like so many people, including me, he would go back to see the movie anytime someone would take him. “In […]

As revealed in new book, retired IU professor is ‘at home with Ernie Pyle’

Over the past 17 years, Owen V. Johnson has pored over hundreds of letters and articles written by the acclaimed journalist and Indiana native Ernie Pyle. He’s spoken with many of the writer’s family members and friends and walked in his footsteps. As a result, it’s almost as if the retired Indiana University journalism professor […]