Indiana University alumnus Conrad Prebys passed away in July after a battle with cancer, but his presence was clearly felt Thursday at an official groundbreaking ceremony for a new career services center that will bear his name. Kelley School of Business Dean Idalene “Idie” Kesner recounted Prebys’ visit to the Bloomington campus shortly after his […]
With more than 600,000 alumni, it’s understandably difficult to come up with a fairly short list of successful Indiana University graduates. Many publications and news organizations are fond of such “best of” lists, where, once again, IU alumni are making their mark. Two IU alumni were included among Forbes’ new “30 Under 30” lists in […]
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie on Thursday welcomed a delegation of education leaders from Malaysia, including its minister of higher education, to IU Bloomington. For many in the delegation, including Dató Seri Idris Jusoh, Malaysia’s top higher education official, it was their first visit to beautiful IU Bloomington. But for one visitor, Dr. Asma Ismail, […]
According to Google, the distance between Bloomington, Ind., and Jakarta, Indonesia is about 10,000 miles. But should Hoosiers find themselves in the world’s fourth most populous country, Indiana University is well represented through its alumni and an official alumni chapter. A series of major activities there recently, including a historic reunion in Bali, furthered IU’s […]
To anyone keeping score — including those here in Delhi, India, and folks back home in Indiana — Indiana University’s dedication Thursday evening of its new IU India Office, the first of the university’s two global gateway facilities (the other is in Beijing), would be deemed a game-changer and an important victory for a university on a continued quest to be one of the nation’s most internationally focused institutions of higher education.
Most people would not likely describe desert-dominated Saudi Arabia as fertile—unless, that is, he or she is a proud Hoosier discussing how the Kingdom is awash in successful and highly driven Indiana University alumni living, working and making major contributions to the growth and development of this dynamic and strategically important country.
To say that the IU Press book, “Africa,” now in its fourth edition, has left a meaningful legacy would be an understatement. Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, “Africa” has served students at Indiana University and far beyond as one of the most popular introductory textbook for African studies courses in North […]
It’s been said that if you want to learn more about yourself, Google your name. Indiana University’s official news release about President Michael McRobbie’s trip to Japan, China, Vietnam and Singapore includes many more interesting details about the university’s connections with this important region of the world. I encourage you to check in regularly at […]
We knew that this spring’s commencement at Indiana University Bloomington already had an international flair with the participation of Ireland’s president, Michael D. Higgins, as one of the speakers. Higgins, who received a Master of Arts degree in 1967, will address students at both undergraduate ceremonies Saturday and will receive an honorary doctorate. The 8,241 […]
It’s a long way from Singapore to Bloomington, Indiana, and it must have seemed an even further divide 47 years ago, when Wai Keung Cheng first stepped on to the Indiana University Bloomington campus. “Going away to college in 1967 was my first ever trip overseas. I was a young man of 17 years, making my […]