White House announcement on Cuba may boost IU study-abroad classes

The easing of U.S. restrictions on travel to and from Cuba could come as good news for students hoping to study there. And at least two IU Bloomington study-abroad courses in Cuba are scheduled this year: one in SPEA and the other in the Department of Geography. The School of Public and Environmental Affairs was […]

IU professor: Easing of Cuba travel restrictions good news for scholars

As a native of Germany, Anke Birkenmaier was able to travel to and from Cuba as a scholar of the island’s history and culture. But that work became more difficult after she began her current position at IU Bloomington. So she was encouraged this week to hear that President Barack Obama will take steps toward normalizing […]

Russia expert, IU alum James Collins to speak on campus today

James F. Collins earned a master’s degree at Indiana University back in the 1960s, when Cold War concerns were leading the U.S. government to help establish university area studies programs, such as the influential Russian and East European Institute at IU Bloomington. He went on to a long and distinguished career as an expert on […]