Indiana University Bloomington
Arts and Sciences News at Indiana University Bloomington

IU News: College of Arts and Sciences

Star Trak: February 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
As the evening sky darkens at the start of the month, Jupiter will climb above the eastern horizon and be visible all night as it crosses the southern sky. The giant planet will reach opposition Feb. 6, so it will be at its peak all month.

Margaret Atwood to visit IU Bloomington
Monday, January 26, 2015
Acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood will visit IU Bloomington in February, where she will speak, give a public reading and interact with the community, faculty and students.

IU students' exhibits will represent U.S. in international design 'Olympics'
Monday, January 26, 2015
A group of IU students spent part of their summer and holiday break constructing two exhibits that will represent the United States in June during the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.

Indiana University hosts Arctic images by nature photographer James Balog
Thursday, January 22, 2015
An exhibition by nature photographer James Balog that provides stark illustrations of the effect of climate change on the Arctic is on display at Hodge Hall at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington.

IU celebrates Orson Welles centennial with exhibition, films and symposium
Friday, January 16, 2015
Whether you already regard Orson Welles as a creative genius or have yet to discover his work, Indiana University has something special to share with you in 2015. "100 Years of Orson Welles: Master of Stage, Sound and Screen" is open at the Lilly Library. A film series and symposium will begin in April.

Ambassador Riyad Mansour, Palestine's permanent observer to the U.N., to visit Indiana University
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Ambassador Riyad H. Mansour, permanent observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, will visit Indiana University and speak at its Maurer School of Law on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

IU Media School Speaker Series features PBS' Warner, New York Times' Bogdanich and NPR's Deggans
Monday, January 12, 2015
The Media School at Indiana University will welcome a foreign correspondent, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and a national media critic as guests of its spring speaker series, lectures that are free and open to the public.

First African American on Indiana's highest court, filmmaker highlight celebration of King's legacy
Monday, January 12, 2015
Visits by the first African American to serve as an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court and an award-winning filmmaker will highlight a week of activities at Indiana University Bloomington celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

Skeleton study sheds new light on how snakes evolved
Monday, January 05, 2015
Research by paleontologists at Indiana University and the University of Nebraska sheds new light on how snakes evolved their elongated, legless bodies.

Star Trak: January 2015
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Jupiter will dominate the night during January from the time it rises until dawn, soaring high across the sky in the constellation Leo the Lion about 10 degrees northwest of Leo's brightest star, Regulus. The giant planet will rise around 8 p.m. local time as the new year begins.

IU receives National Endowment for the Humanities grant for digital preservation
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded nearly $400,000 to Indiana University Bloomington for a digital preservation partnership with WGBH Boston.

Archaeologists awarded Templeton, NEH grants for research at Cahokia Mounds
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Archaeologists at Indiana University and the University of Illinois have been awarded two grants totaling $640,000 to continue and expand their research at Cahokia Mounds, site of the largest and possibly the most sophisticated pre-Columbian city north of Mexico.

Research links soil mineral surfaces to key atmospheric processes
Monday, December 15, 2014
Research by Indiana University scientists finds that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid, a chemical that plays a pivotal role in atmospheric processes such as the formation of smog and determining the lifetime of greenhouse gases.

'Genome editing' could correct genetic mutations for future generations
Monday, December 15, 2014
Scientists at Indiana University and colleagues at Stanford and the University of Texas have demonstrated a technique for "editing" the genome in sperm-producing adult stem cells, a result with powerful potential for basic research and for gene therapy.

Grants from Indiana CTSI fuel search for potential new drugs
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute recently awarded more than $100,000 to researchers seeking to identify new therapeutic agents for potential development as future drugs.