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College of Arts and Sciences moves to Owen Hall, administrative offices open March 19

Owen Hall

The Office of the Dean of the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences is packing and labeling boxes this week, preparing to move to Owen Hall, just steps north of its current home in Kirkwood Hall. The College's administrative offices will close Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. and remain closed through Monday, March 18. Full Story >>

Truthy.indiana.edu to search, identify smear tactics, Twitter-bombs through November election runup

Lady Gaga tweet

Astroturfers, Twitter-bombers and smear campaigners need beware this election season as a group of leading Indiana University information and computer scientists today (Sept. 28) unleashed Truthy.indiana.edu, a sophisticated new Twitter-based research tool that combines data mining, social network analysis and crowdsourcing to uncover deceptive tactics and misinformation leading up to the Nov. 2 elections. Full Story >>

Many disciplines, one message: Environmental literacy matters

Teaching Environmental Literacy cover

A new book by a wide range of Indiana University Bloomington scholars explains how universities and colleges can improve environmental literacy among their graduates. Teaching Environmental Literacy: Across Campus and Across the Curriculum includes chapters by 27 Bloomington scientists, artists, and historians, as well as experts in law, politics, economics, and language, among others. Full Story >>

Summer Instructional Development Fellowships named

Sample Gates

Seven Indiana University Bloomington faculty have received 2009 Summer Instructional Development Fellowships from the offices of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs to develop specialized and innovative courses. They are Sonya Atalay in anthropology; Colleen Ryan-Scheutz and Kelly Sax in French and Italian; Beth Samuelson in literacy, language and culture education; Kalpana Shankar in informatics; Kay Connelly in computer science; and Rex Sprouse in Germanic studies and second language studies. Full Story >>

With latest honor, Hofstadter is IU's first-ever Pulitzer, APS, AAAS triple honoree

Douglas Hofstadter

Little more than a week after election as a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science Douglas Hofstadter has been elected a fellow of the American Philosophical Society. With the honor Hofstadter becomes the first faculty member in Indiana University history to hold fellowships in the two prestigious societies and to have won a Pulitzer Prize. Full Story >>

IU's Hofstadter among elite group named 2009 Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows

Douglas Hofstadter

Pulitzer Prize winning author and Indiana University distinguished professor of cognitive science and computer science Douglas Hofstadter has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Full Story >>