Fifty years of Near Eastern scholarship at IU and the man who started it

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies is marking its 50th anniversary in 2015, beginning with a series of events this spring. Activities will include special lectures, an Arabic talent show and a film series, with more planned for the fall. At a time when […]

Mobile health care: Where does the new IT intersect with medicine?

A rural Georgia elementary school is using telemedicine to connect students with doctors. A Bluetooth-enabled stethoscope allows physicians to monitor vital signs remotely from their office miles away. Millions of Americans are sporting “wearable technology” that monitors their exercise regimen and even blood glucose levels of diabetics. These new devices soon could suggest actions we […]

Media panel suggests relations between the West and Muslims will worsen

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Panelists at the “Covering Islam 2015: Muslims, Politics and the Media” symposium were not hopeful that the media will portray Islam less judgmentally anytime soon. Arsalan Iftikhar, an international human rights attorney, media commentator and author led the panel discussion of how American media “otherizes” Muslims […]

Panel at IU Bloomington will discuss U.S. news media’s coverage of Islam and Muslims

Millions worldwide join the Japanese people in mourning the latest victim beheaded by Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Muslims in France and elsewhere decry the recent attack on satire magazine Charlie Hebdo by extremists. Militant Islamist group Boko Haram has created havoc in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, through a series of bombings, assassinations […]

Margaret Warner shares 25 years of experience in foreign affairs reporting during her visit to IU

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Emily Davis Nothing can ever be predicted. After 25 years of covering some of the world’s most important stories, this is one thing that Margaret Warner, chief foreign affairs correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, can say with certainty. Warner kicked off the Media School spring speaker series at […]