War of 1812 captured online through Lilly Library collections

My library geek side was thrilled to hear that IU’s Lilly Library has created a digital collection related to the War of 1812. And my museum geek side was equally thrilled to hear the online archive precedes a major exhibition in the library’s main gallery, set to open in September. The library’s new site, The […]

113 Days of Art: 82 days down, 31 days to go

To me, summer in B-town means ripe tomatoes and sweet corn from the market, time spent on the patio of my favorite restaurant and the ability to park pretty much anywhere. (I will steer clear of this summer’s asphalt-melting heat wave, or the ridiculous amount of road construction that requires moves like Rube Goldberg to […]

IU Libraries Film Archive brings history to life through digitized collection

I can still remember the feeling of sitting in a darkened room amid my fellow students, the clicking and whirring of the 16mm projector nearly drowning out the tinny audio as we thrilled in the knowledge that we were watching a movie in class. All fun aside, it always seemed the scientific concept or mathematical […]

IU fine arts professor earns spot in Olympics art exhibition

Sports isn’t the only way Indiana University will be represented at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Fine arts professor Edward Bernstein will travel to London in early August to see his print, “Illuminata,” on display at the Barbican Centre as part of an international exhibition in honor of the games. Check out his website for more […]

Shakespeare scholar gets invitation-only chance to visit the Bard’s birthplace

It might seem inconceivable, but IU professor and Shakespeare scholar Linda Charnes has never been to Stratford-upon-Avon. She taught a faculty seminar at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., spoke at the World Shakespeare Congress in Prague and even gave a pre-performance lecture before the first production of “Hamlet” at London’s Globe Theatre when […]

Bradley sculptures bring beauty of mathematics to IU campus

Perhaps you’ve seen them in the Kelley School of Business, the Wells Library or the Maurer School of Law Library? Intricately structured yet fancifully unique, Morton C. Bradley’s geometric sculptures float through the air looking not unlike brightly colored planets circling one another. The complex shapes are meant to embody the mathematical structure of nature […]

IU site Black Grooves reviews sounds of summer

Here’s a guest post about summer’s special soundtrack courtesy of newsroom colleague George Vlahakis, who typically blogs at IU Inc.: Back in 1969, Sly and the Family Stone came out with “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” which Billboard magazine today ranks among the Top 10 best “Summer Songs of All Time,” along with “Summer in […]

IU professor David Baker’s jazz heritage honored with Indianapolis mural

An image of Indiana University music professor and jazz legend David Baker will be dedicated in Indianapolis next weekend as part of a “Jazz Masters of Indiana Avenue” mural. One of 46 painted as part of the city’s Super Bowl XLVI beautification program, the wonderfully intricate mural was created to honor Indianapolis jazz greats and […]

IU team braves the elements in D.C. to showcase university at Smithsonian festival

Technology and tradition are colliding this week in Washington, D.C., where Indiana University has a booth at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The university is participating in the annual cultural heritage celebration as part of its “Campus and Community” program. Art at IU couldn’t go live on the scene, so I opted for the next […]