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College of Arts and Sciences

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 >>

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

McFall-Ngai

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 >>

African literature expert Eileen Julien to direct IU's Institute for Advanced Study

Eileen Julien

Eileen Julien, professor of French and comparative literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, has been appointed the new director of the Institute for Advanced Study. Julien, who joined the IU Bloomington faculty in 1992, has a distinguished career in research and writing that explores the connections between Africa, Europe and the Americas. Full Story >>

Indian music maestro to be first School of Global and International Studies Artist in Residence

Amjad Ali Khan

World-renowned Indian classical music maestro Amjad Ali Khan will visit Indiana University Bloomington as a guest of the Madhusudan and Kiran C. Dhar India Studies Program and as the first School of Global and International Studies Artist in Residence. Full Story >>

Panel of Indiana University experts to discuss Edward Snowden, NSA monitoring

Top Secret

Experts on foreign affairs, cybersecurity, military intelligence, diplomatic history and related topics will gather this week at Indiana University Bloomington to discuss the classified documents released by Edward Snowden and their implications for national security. "Can You Hear Me Now? A Panel Discussion on Edward Snowden and the NSA Surveillance Program" will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in room 123 of the IU Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave. Full Story >>