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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 >>

IU Bloomington faculty member recognized for outstanding scholarship in history of chemistry

William Newman

Indiana University Bloomington faculty member William R. Newman will receive the 2013 HIST Award, presented by the American Chemical Society for outstanding achievement in the field of the history of chemistry. Newman is Distinguished Professor and Ruth N. Halls Professor of History and Philosophy of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. Full Story >>

Leading scholar of digital literary studies to speak at IU Bloomington

Matthew Jockers

What can computers tell us about changes in literary style or the evolution of social attitudes? A lot, according to Matthew L. Jockers, who uses sophisticated computer algorithms to analyze data sets of literary and historical texts from the 19th century. Jockers will speak about his work Friday, Feb. 8, at Indiana University Bloomington. Full Story >>

IU's new Catapult initiative facilitates research and education in the digital humanities

Proton beam used on Galileo's writings

IU Bloomington's new Catapult Center, directed by William R. Newman of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, will bring together a network of scholars from IU and the outside world in the rapidly expanding fields of digital editing, computational analysis of texts and material analysis of textual collections. Full Story >>

IU Bloomington junior Kasey Greer receives 2012 Beinecke Scholarship

Kasey Greer

Indiana University Bloomington junior Kasey Greer is a 2012 Beinecke Scholar, one of only 20 students nationwide to receive the honor. A Hutton Honors College scholar majoring in history who will graduate in 2013, Greer will also receive a certificate from the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Arts and Management Program offered in cooperation with the Kelley School of Business. Full Story >>

Reception at Wells Library will celebrate new Herman B Wells biography

book cover

In celebration of the man who made Indiana University what it is today, the IU Libraries will host a reception April 18 to introduce a new biography by James H. Capshew, "Herman B Wells: The Promise of the American University," published by Indiana University Press. Full Story >>