Photo by Chris Meyer
Mike Casey, coordinator of recording
services for the Archives of Traditional Music on the Blooomington
campus, illustrates the importance of the NEH
and the types of materials the grant will help preserve.
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IU trustees have approved plans for a new science building to house Bloomington campus neuroscientists, biogeochemists, environmental scientists and other life science researchers. Trustees also approved plans for new IUB student housing, slated to replace the Ashton Hall complex.
Visit the Polis Center in this issue’s “Think Tank”
column. The IUPUI-based center collects data critical to community
development. “We take technology invented for engineers
and make it applicable to the humanities and social sciences,”
says the center’s director, David Bodenhamer
Plan to attend the annual commemoration at IU Bloomington’s Assembly Hall. The university will mark its 185th birthday by bestowing teaching awards to its noted faculty from throughout the state.
A $348,441 NEH grant is paving the way for IU and Harvard researchers to preserve rare sound recordings. Music of Iraqi Jews in Israel, music from pre-Taliban Afghanistan and African-American protest songs from the 1920s-1940s will serve as test cases for new digital preservation techniques.
Creationism vs. evolution
a driving force behind IU Northwest’s anthropology program, shares
his thoughts on the 80th anniversary of the Scopes trial and why
the debate over evolution remains a hot topic. Debating aside,
recent finds in Ethiopia have scientists in Bloomington researching
of the earliest hominids.
The Indiana Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering Research is working to improve veterans’ quality of life, attracting $1 million from the U.S. Dept. of Defense. Specifically, the Indianapolis-based center’s research will focus efforts on military and veteran amputees.
“Unity in the Spirit of Diversity”
is the theme for the upcoming Africana
at IUB. At IU Northwest, Ken
is setting diversity goals for 2005, and Jean
will be featured on a program about the Civil Rights
Movement tomorrow on the History Channel.