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Themester 2015 takes on the idea of work: past, present and future
Thursday, August 27, 2015
This fall the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington will present a semester-long exploration of labor and work, its history and future. Themester 2015 highlights include "Labor and Civil Rights: Bold Legacies and New Directions," a discussion with the Rev. William Barber and Richard Trumka on Nov. 4

Celebrated writers and PBS' CEO set for IU Media School's fall speaker series
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Author Dave Eggers, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger, and NPR correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson will speak about their careers and current issues in the media during this series of lectures, which are free and open to the public.

IU sociologists examine workplace stress, parenting trends, voter ID laws and more at annual meeting
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Indiana University Bloomington faculty members and graduate students presented research findings at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, a five-day meeting in Chicago that concludes today.

IU graduate's unique gift reduces debt for nine journalism students
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
An anonymous gift to The Media School at Indiana University will provide nine journalism juniors and seniors with new scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year. The first of its kind for IU, the scholarship fund was created to reduce significant portions of recipients' outstanding educational debt.

IU paleobotanist identifies what could be the mythical 'first flower'
Monday, August 17, 2015
Indiana University paleobotanist David Dilcher and colleagues in Europe have identified a 125 million- to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth.

IU Board of Trustees endorses proposed School of Art and Design in Bloomington
Friday, August 14, 2015
The proposed school, which will bring together the courses of study within the Department of Studio Art and Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, is an integral part of the Bicentennial Strategic Plan for Indiana University.

Back-to-school tips from Indiana University experts
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Indiana University has a number of experts who can provide insight on back-to-school topics such as screen time for children, sleep and time management.

Rick Van Kooten named vice provost for research at IU Bloomington
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Van Kooten will be responsible for overseeing a number of research programs on the Bloomington campus and for helping to implement the Grand Challenges. Also, Jeffrey Zaleski has been named associate vice provost for research in the physical and natural sciences.

IU Bloomington names Academic Leadership Program fellows
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Indiana University Bloomington has selected five faculty members as 2015-16 fellows for the Academic Leadership Program, which helps develop leadership skills of professors who may pursue academic administration.

Researchers find romantic kissing is not the norm in most cultures
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Justin Garcia, research scientist at Kinsey Institute, is the co-author of a new study published in the journal American Anthropologist that looked at 168 cultures throughout the world to better understand where kissing does and doesn't occur.

IU biologist contributes to international effort to expand theory of evolution
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
An Indiana University professor is part of an international team of biologists working to expand Darwin's theory of evolution to encompass factors that influence a species' growth and development beyond genetics -- as well as to consider the impact of species on the environment.

IU School of Global and International Studies center hosting Fulbright orientation
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Nearly 70 Fulbright students from more than 40 countries are at Indiana University this week for an orientation session as they prepare to study in graduate programs across the country. The Center for the Study of Global Change in the IU School of Global and International Studies is the host for the Fulbright Gateway Orientation Program.

Evolutionary war between microorganisms affecting human health, IU biologist says
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Health experts often warn that the overuse of antibiotics is creating "superbugs" able to resist drugs treating infection. Now scientists at Indiana University and elsewhere have found evidence that an invisible war between microorganisms may also be catching humans in the crossfire.

Star Trak: August 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which will peak on the night of Aug. 12-13, is one of the most popular every year because it happens on warm summer nights, when gazing at the starry sky is always enjoyable. This year the moon will be new at the shower's peak, so viewing conditions will be ideal in a clear dark sky.

Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences announces $4.46 million gift
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences announced today a gift of over $4.46 million from alumnus Lawrence M. Blatt, a pioneering virologist and the founder of Alios BioPharma Inc. The gift will provide funding for an array of new and ongoing endowments.