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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 >>

Annual Indiana youth survey: Students asked about synthetic marijuana, prescription drugs

Findings from the 23rd Annual Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use revealed that marijuana use in grades 6-12 continues to decrease. This reduction followed a peak in marijuana use from 2008 to 2011. While marijuana use is down, it remains more popular than synthetic marijuana. Full Story >>

IU physicist S.Y. Lee receives lifetime achievement award for particle accelerator work

S.Y. Lee

The U.S. Particle Accelerator School will present S.Y. Lee with its USPAS Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology. Lee, professor in the Department of Physics at Indiana University Bloomington, will receive the award at the 2013 North American Particle Accelerator Conference held Sept. 29 to Oct. 4 in Pasadena, Calif. Full Story >>

English professor appointed to direct Indiana University's Wells Scholars Program

Christoph Irmscher

Christoph Irmscher, Provost Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named director of Indiana University Bloomington's Wells Scholars Program, which provides scholarships and academic opportunities for some of the campus's most promising students. Full Story >>

IU professors receive Luce Foundation grant to study development of philanthropic sector in China

Scott Kennedy

Indiana University professors on two campuses have been awarded grants for a new initiative on philanthropy in China. It will include research projects, workshops and conferences, publications, a new course, student internships and engagement in a philanthropic activity to address a social problem. Full Story >>

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 >>