Spelling, math, science . . . and violin?
Teaching & LearningMonday, October 27, 2008Allison Cooke
The Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Teaching & Learning is now out. The issue focuses on ethics at IU, in the classroom and the laboratory.
Student Video Contest WinnerMonday, October 27, 2008Allison Cooke
Watch the winning entry from the 2008 "Celebrate IU" student video contest. In the first place video, IUPUI student Robin Licht raps about her love for IUPUI in "Why We Love IU Rap."
Rec Sports ReportMonday, October 27, 2008Allison Cooke
Find out what's happening at IU Campus Recreational Sports in the Rec Sports Report, a weekly podcast created in part by IU students.
Events at Indiana UniversityThursday, October 30, 2008Nicole Roales
African American Arts Institute's concert season begins
Spelling, math, science . . . and violin?Thursday, October 30, 2008 Piurek,Jennifer
Starting in late September, all 46 first-graders at Bloomington's Fairview Elementary School added a new subject to their regular class schedules: violin. Through an outreach program supervised by Brenda Brenner, an associate professor of music education at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, first-graders at Fairview Elementary in Bloomington are taking violin lessons three times a week throughout the school year. The Jacobs School received donations of 65 violins -- worth approximately $15,210 -- for the program, which is entirely funded by anonymous donors.
Indiana’s literary hero Scott Russell Sanders shares thoughts about his life’s passionThursday, October 30, 2008 Piurek,Jennifer
Indiana University and Bloomington are dear to acclaimed essayist and fiction writer Scott Russell Sanders for many reasons: It's where he met his wife of 40 plus years (at a science camp during high school), where his two children were born and where he settled to teach English and write in 1971. Now an award-winning writer and Distinguished Professor of English with more than 20 books to his credit, Sanders was recently notified that he will receive the 2009 Mark Twain Award from The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature.
Blog: My senior year arts internship at IUThursday, October 30, 2008Sara Schulte
Blog from an IU arts intern. When I thought about my senior year, I envisioned a more relaxed yet interesting course load, enjoying everything about the bubble I live in as an IU student, and of course, plenty of memorable moments with my friends. I planned on finding a part-time job as I have the past two years while on campus. I figured it was time to do something other than work at the gym or be a server -- time to focus on something more relevant to my future.
Dresden performance will reunite ‘Viennese oracle’ with his SteinwayThursday, October 30, 2008 Piurek,Jennifer
When renowned Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder comes to Bloomington to perform with the classical orchestra Dresden Staatskapelle at IU Auditorium (8 p.m., Nov. 17), he'll be able to visit his old friend, cellist Janos Starker, a distinguished professor at the Jacobs School of Music. Buchbinder will also be reunited with his beloved German Steinway piano, now housed at Indiana University.
A trip through the doughnut hole: self-reflection through a humble circle of fried doughThursday, October 30, 2008Nicole Roales
Few things say as much about our culture as the food we eat. A new book, Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut by Paul R. Mullins, an anthropologist in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, explores the development of America's consumer culture through our relationship with the doughnut, beloved by many, a symbol of temptation and unhealthiness to others.
IU launches first-ever “Scholar Blogs”Thursday, October 30, 2008 Piurek,Jennifer
IU junior Maritza Arredondo, a health administration major, recently helped host a Latin American Women's history event. Telecommunications and film major Jacob Sherry is settling into his sophomore year with plans to hone his video production skills. Their experiences -- and eventually, the experiences of 10 other IU students -- are being shared with the general public through the IU Office of Scholarships' new "Scholar Blogs."
IU professor’s immigrant portraits adorn new Indianapolis International AirportThursday, October 30, 2008 Piurek,Jennifer
When the new Indianapolis International Airport hosted its public open house earlier this month (Oct. 11 and 12 at 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive), visitors became familiar with the layout of the new building -- and had the opportunity to view the airport's specially commissioned artwork. The new airport art includes a series of portraits of recent immigrants in Indiana, photographs by award-winning photographer Jeff Wolin, Indiana University's Ruth N. Halls Professor of Photography.
Previous issueThursday, October 30, 2008 Piurek,Jennifer
In the Oct. 16 issue of Live at IU, we featured stories on IU's homegrown a cappella group, Straight No Chaser; a Q and A with IU dance professor Iris Rosa; IU Kokomo's Peace Garden, which honors Pearl Harbor survivors and WW II heroes; IU Opera Theater's Merry Wives of Windsor; a performance by organist Dennis James for a Halloween showing of Nosferatu at IU Auditorium; a "Grand Tour" of the IU Art Museum; and a contemporary art show at the School of Fine Arts (SOFA) gallery.
Physics and Astronomy Open HouseTuesday, October 28, 2008Allison CookePhysics and Astronomy Open HouseBloomingtonScience
Glass Named Athletic DirectorTuesday, October 28, 2008Allison CookeGlass Named Athletic DirectorFred GlassMcRobbie
2008 Jill Behrman RunWednesday, October 29, 2008Allison Cooke2008 Jill Behrman RunRec Sports
Field HockeyMonday, October 27, 2008Allison CookeField Hockey
Neighborhood Greenness Has Long Term Positive Impact On Kids' HealthWednesday, October 29, 2008Nicole Roales
McRobbie: Partnership With Purdue Key to Future FundingWednesday, October 29, 2008Nicole Roales
IU Southeast business program ranks 5th in nation for best classroom experience in The Princeton ReviewWednesday, October 29, 2008Nicole Roales
NIH to give IU $2.7 million to explain how embryos take their shapeWednesday, October 15, 2008David Bricker
A Biocomplexity Institute team led by Indiana University Bloomington biophysicist James Glazier with collaborators András Czirók, Randy Heiland, Charles Little, Herbert Sauro and Santiago Schnell is set to receive $2.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to expand studies of early animal development, addressing age-old problems in developmental biology.James GlazierSally ToddNational Institutes of HealthBiocomplexity Instituteanimal development
"Lost" Miller-Urey experiment created more of life's building blocksMonday, October 13, 2008David Bricker
A classic experiment proving amino acids are created when inorganic molecules are exposed to electricity isn't the whole story, it turns out. The 1953 Miller-Urey Synthesis had two sibling studies, neither of which was published. Vials containing the products from those experiments were recently recovered and reanalyzed using modern technology. The results are reported in this week's Science.
Kelley School's Business Outlook Panel to provide economic forecast for 2009Thursday, October 23, 2008George Vlahakis
2008 was a "very tricky year" for economists to anticipate and forecasters who will present the Indiana University Business Outlook Panel forecast acknowledge that 2009 "could be even more challenging."economyIndiana economyIndiana Business Research CenterBusiness Outlook PanelJerry ConoverKelley School of BusinessIndiana University
Kelley MBA student associations host fifth annual EXCEL ConferenceThursday, October 16, 2008George Vlahakis
Several MBA student associations in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business on Nov. 1 will present the fifth annual EXCEL Conference.Excel ConferenceKelley SchoolBlack MBA Association
Provost Hanson announces searches to fill two vice provost positionsThursday, October 16, 2008Steve Hinnefeld
Indiana University Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced that nominations and applications are being accepted for two new positions: Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.provostvice provostHanson
Featured LinksWednesday, October 22, 2008Nicole Roales
IU President Michael A. McRobbie delivered his first State of the University address on Oct. 14, 2008, in the University Place Conference Center Auditorium on the IUPUI campus. In the address, McRobbie, who became IU's 18th president in July 2007, provided an update on the strategic priorities he announced during his 2007 inaugural address. McRobbie reviewed faculty and staff accomplishments and laid out a course for achieving continued and growing excellence in IU's two core missions, education and research. The speech is now available on the Internet in text and video formats.