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Eppley Institute and IU School of Public Health-Bloomington to host symposium

The Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University, with the School of Public Health-Bloomington, the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies, and the Department of Environmental Health, is pleased to announce that the Symposium on Parks, Public Lands, and Public Health in Indiana will be held on Sept. 25 in the Indiana Memorial Union at IU Bloomington. Full Story >>

Federal grant funding IU project to understand the best teaching to help children learn about complex systems

Compex Systems BeeSim

The National Science Foundation has awarded over $999,000 to three Indiana University faculty members for a unique effort intended to shed light on how children best learn about complex systems and how new technologies can best serve that learning. The project will develop electronically enhanced puppets, or "e-puppets," that allow students to simulate biological phenomena such as honeybees collecting nectar or ants scavenging for food. Full Story >>

Daumas Prize for best writing on tech history awarded to IU informaticist Ensmenger

Ensmenger, Nathan

The International Committee for the History of Technology has awarded the 2013 Maurice Daumas Prize to Nathan Ensmenger, an associate professor at Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing. The prize was announced at the 2013 ICOHTEC Knowledge at Work Symposium in Manchester, UK. Full Story >>

International law expert to deliver Smith lecture at IU Maurer School of Law

Harold Hongju Koh, the Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and a renowned expert on international law, has been named the George P. Smith II Distinguished Visiting Professor-Chair at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and will deliver a lecture at the school at noon Friday, Sept. 13, in the school's Moot Court Room. Full Story >>

Close, Wilson lectures highlight of Themester 2013

Glenn Close

Actress Glenn Close and former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson will both speak at Indiana University Bloomington this fall as part of the College of Arts and Sciences' Themester 2013, "Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World," which focuses on the role of connection as a force in society and in people's lives. Full Story >>

Studying squid and a bacteria, Wood lecturer to tell story of human interaction with other life


Award-winning microbiologist Margaret McFall-Ngai, an expert on host interactions with rare bacteria, on Wednesday will present the 2013 Joan Wood Lecture. The lecture is part of a series designed to provide a forum for undergraduates to interact with women in science-related careers. Full Story >>