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IU experts available to discuss 'Great Gatsby' in advance of new film

The Great Gatsby book cover

In conjunction with the upcoming release of director Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of author F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, "The Great Gatsby," Indiana University has several faculty experts who can provide insights on various aspects of the author, the book's themes and other details. Full Story >>

IU experts available to discuss language, technology, parody ahead of 'Hobbit' premiere

Susan Shepherd

With the upcoming release of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first film in an expected three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book, Indiana University has several faculty experts who can provide insights on invented language, the technology behind how the film was created and a parody film. Full Story >>

Indiana University experts comment on 'fiscal cliff'

Cathy Bonser-Neal

President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders have been deadlocked over the "fiscal cliff," the tax increases and spending cuts that will take place Jan. 1 unless elected officials take action to avert them. Indiana University experts offer their perspectives and are available to speak with news media. Full Story >>

Media advisory: Indiana University experts available to comment on election

Indiana University politics experts will be available Tuesday night to comment on election results, including national and state races and the closely watched U.S. Senate contest between Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock and Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly. Full Story >>

Experts gather at IUPUI to celebrate publication of newly edited Frederick Douglass autobiography

Frederick Douglass

One of the nation's foremost authorities on the U.S. Civil War is the keynote speaker for a conference next month on the life and work of Frederick Douglass, a runaway slave turned abolitionist in antebellum America who subsequently became one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the Civil War and Reconstruction periods. The Frederick Douglass Papers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will host "Rediscovering the 'Life and Times of Frederick Douglass': A Public Symposium" on Oct. 4 and 5 at IUPUI. Full Story >>

New School of Philanthropy at Indiana University receives final approval

Michael McRobbie

It's official: Indiana University will establish a School of Philanthropy on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education today approved the university's proposal to create what is believed to be the world's first school dedicated to the study and teaching of philanthropy. Full Story >>