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IU President McRobbie to lead university delegation to Africa

Michael McRobbie

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will leave Saturday for a two-week trip to Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, the first trip to Africa by a sitting IU president in more than two decades. McRobbie will also be the first IU president to tour the groundbreaking AMPATH program in Kenya, a partnership between IU and Moi University in Kenya and one of the world's largest and most comprehensive programs to combat HIV/AIDS. Full Story >>

Indiana University scholars participate in Liberian National History Project

Verlon Stone

Indiana University scholars are helping produce a comprehensive history of Liberia, a key strategy for developing a sense of unity and reconciliation as the democratic West African nation continues to move forward from nearly three decades of conflict and civil war. Full Story >>

Brazilian filmmaker's visit to IU Bloomington first stop in U.S. tour

Brazilian Academy of Letters

Indiana University Cinema will screen six films by Brazilian filmmaker Nelson Pereira dos Santos, who will also give a free lecture while visiting the Bloomington campus this month. The stop is his first on a short U.S. tour arranged by IU, which includes visits to UCLA, the Wexner Center at Ohio State and the City College of New York. 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 >>

Ghanaian film poster exhibition brings 'movie shack' experience to life on IU campus

Gargantuan Godzilla Poster

The lurid, hand-painted posters advertising Bollywood, Kung Fu and science fiction films were meant to do one thing: draw crowds to Ghana's improvised movie theaters in the 1980s and 1990s. The ethnographic art form and films of the era are the focus of "Axe of Vengeance: Ghanaian Film Posters and Film Viewing Culture," an exhibition and short film series sponsored by the Grunwald Gallery of Art and IU Cinema. Full Story >>

IU Bloomington's African Studies Program celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend

Samuel Obeng

The African Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 20-22) with a series of events, which will include a photography exhibit, lectures and music. Full Story >>