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Indiana University Bloomington student named Truman Scholar

Rahaf Safi

Rahaf Safi, an Indiana University Bloomington junior from Plainfield, Ind., has been named a 2013 Truman Scholar. She is one of only 62undergraduates from 54 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the award. Full Story >>

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 President McRobbie, professors Carmines and Sanders elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Michael McRobbie

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie is one of three Indiana University faculty members to be elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2012. McRobbie, who became IU's 18th president in July 2007, is the first sitting president of the university to be elected to the prestigious academy. Full Story >>

NEH award helps IU publish works by reclusive medieval philosopher

Rufus manuscript

Richard Rufus of Cornwall may be the most important figure in Western philosophy you've never heard of. A project based at Indiana University and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities aims to change that. The NEH has awarded a $315,000, three-year grant to Rega Wood, professor of philosophy in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences, to prepare for online and print publication of the 13th-century Scholastic's lectures on Aristotle's Metaphysics. Full Story >>

Political philosopher Nancy Fraser gives Patten lecture

Nancy Fraser

Nancy Fraser, the Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Politics and Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York, will present two Patten Foundation lectures this spring at Indiana University. Fraser will speak on "Nature, Labor, Money: Flashpoints of Capitalist Crisis in the 21st Century" on January 25 (Tuesday), and on "Marketization, Social Protection, Emancipation: Grammars of Struggle in Capitalist Crisis" on January 27 (Thursday). Both lectures will take place in Rawles Hall, Room 100, at 7:30 p.m. Full Story >>

Six IU Bloomington students win prestigious scholarships

Livia Wilz

Six Indiana University Bloomington undergraduates are the recent recipients of prestigious scholarships. All six students are enrolled within IU Bloomington's College of Arts and Sciences. Full Story >>