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Vernon Jordan to give Neal-Marshall policy lecture at Indiana University -- Civil rights leader, lawyer and influential political figure Vernon E. Jordan Jr. will deliver the 2008 Neal-Marshall Lecture in Public Policy on Thursday, March 27, at Indiana University Bloomington. He will speak at 2:30 p.m. in Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St. The lecture is sponsored by the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Neal-Marshall Alumni Club. Read the complete story.
Poet Sonia Sanchez to speak at Herman C. Hudson Symposium on Saturday -- Influential poet and activist Sonia Sanchez will be the keynote speaker at the Fifth Annual Herman C. Hudson Symposium Saturday (March 22) at Indiana University Bloomington. The theme for the event is "Lifting the Veil: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Identity and Responsibility in Global Societies." Read the complete story.
IU faculty roundtable to focus on the crisis in Tibet -- Four Indiana University scholars will participate Saturday in a roundtable discussion, "The Crisis in Tibet." Over the last week, events in Tibet have focused international attention on the simmering discontent among the Tibetan population in the Tibet Autonomous Region and other part of the People's Republic of China. The IU experts will lead a wide-ranging discussion of the events, their causes and their implications for China, Tibet and the international community. Read the complete story.
IU celebration of diverse Asian cultures, history and peoples begins March 28 -- An "American Idol" semi-finalist and the author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle, A Memoir and Manual will highlight Indiana University's annual early observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which honors the rich history and presence of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Read the complete story.
Singing Hoosiers present annual Spring Concert April 5 -- Join the Singing Hoosiers of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music for an annual spring concert, "A Celebration of American Popular Music," on April 5 at 8 p.m. in the IU Auditorium. This is the 58th year for this annual herald of spring. Read the complete story.
African American Dance Company presents its spring concert on April 4 -- The African American Dance Company of Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present its annual spring concert on April 4 at 8 p.m. in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington. Read the complete story.
Climate change threatens Amazonian small farmers -- A six-year study of Amazonian small farmers and their responses to climate change shows the farmers are vulnerable to natural catastrophes and risky land use practices, say Indiana University Bloomington anthropologists Eduardo Brondizio and Emilio Moran. The researchers report in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (now accessible online) that an increase in climate anomalies like El Nino could ultimately drive many small farmers to ruin, forcing them into Brazilian cities that may be ill-equipped to employ, house and feed them. Read the complete story.
Lawmakers split on property tax bill impact on education -- A group of four members of the Indiana General Assembly disagreed on what should be done, but each offered suggestions for additional consideration on school funding and other policies during today's CEEP Education Policy Chat at the Indiana Memorial Union. The panel, split evenly with a Democrat and a Republican from both the House and Senate, spoke this morning at the final policy chat of the spring series, sponsored by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) and the Indiana University School of Education. Read the complete story.
The IU opera "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" spins a tale of love lost and inspiration found -- Fantastical tales of love lost and inspiration found will delight Indiana University Opera Theater audiences April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at the Musical Arts Center. Jacques Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann depicts a writer's romantic adventures as he searches for his true love and ultimately finds fulfillment in his artistic calling. Read the complete story.
Former ambassador, other experts to discuss Russian politics -- A former U.S. ambassador to Russia and several other prominent specialists will gather at Indiana University on Friday, March 21, to discuss the future of Russian politics and democracy. The Russian and East European Institute at IU Bloomington will host the panel discussion in the wake of elections in which Russian voters overwhelmingly chose Vladimir Putin's hand-picked successor, Dmitry Medvedev, to serve as president. Read the complete story.
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