April 11, 2003
Liz Beaumont of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching will keynote a university-wide symposium on "citizenship education" April 24. Tom Ehrlich, president emeritus of IU, is a co-author with Beaumont of a new book exploring values essential to instilling moral and civic responsibility among undergraduates; the book will serve as a springboard to the day’s discussions. In other news, three IU faculty members have won Carnegie Scholar appointments for the coming academic year.
Lilly Endowment awards $50M to
Indiana Genomics Initiative
IU received another significant show of support for life sciences education and research through its Indiana Genomics Initiative this week, and on Wednesday, the School of Medicine dedicated its Biotechnology Research and Training Center in Indianapolis.
The right to bear arms
Is the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment
based on its framers’ mythical preconceptions? David Williams says
yes. He is the 2003 Distinguished Faculty Research Lecturer on the
Bloomington campus and will speak April 23.
When things are tough in the world, catching an imaginary whiff
of fresh sheets drying on the backyard clothesline or contemplating
the portrait of a family of seven in 1950 may be just the diversion
for a family outing to the IU Art Museum in Bloomington. Read, too,
about The Herron Chronicle, a new book on the development of the
arts in Indianapolis.
as 15th dean of IU School of Law-Bloomington
Clapacs named AD
of new IU Web sites
Philanthropy and Civility in American History
Echo Shappell, an IU Kokomo student, joins her young friends on the
set of The Friday Zone, a children’s
program developed and produced by IU’s PBS-affiliate WTIU since October
1999. Shappell makes her debut on today’s telecast. The show format
features performances and appearances by guests of all ages from the
“Indiana community” and won two regional Emmy Awards in 2001. In addition
to the 20-county WTIU viewing area, the show runs on PBS-affiliate
WFYI in the Indianapolis market. In other news, IUB’s Radio and Television
Services has named a new executive director to succeed Don Agostino,
who will retire in July. (see story)