December 13, 2002
Branding a place in IU history
IUs 16th president, Myles Brand, bids farewell to colleagues.
On New Years Day, Gerald Bepko will become IUs interim
president and William Plater will be interim chancellor of the Indianapolis
campus. Meanwhile, the presidential search committee is at work
identifying potential candidates.
Peace on Earth
As the fall semester draws to a close, the staff of IU Home Pages
sends greetings to our readers. Please check back Jan. 17 for the
first issue of 2003.
The lively sciences
In the zone
Plans for a new information sciences building for the IU School
of Medicine, which will serve to anchor various entities involved
in the Central Indiana Life Sciences Initiative, were announced
earlier this month, as well as a new partnership between IU and
Purdue, called the Program in Comparative Medicine. The latter initiative
will be funded through the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology
IU Northwest and the Northwest Indiana Empowerment Zone have joined
together to offer business training and consulting services to zone
Cool rooms—IU style
IUB commencement Dec. 21
Photo by Paul Martens, IU Home Pages
Andrew Wylie, IU’s first president, designed and lived in the 19th-century
home on East Second Street in Bloomington (pictured above at Wylie
House at Lamplight Dec. 7). The house is a blend of Federal and Georgian
styles, rare in the Hoosier state even in Wylie’s time, and now functions
as Monroe County’s only historic house museum. Read
about Hermann Boisen, the Theophilus Wylie family’s Christmas tree
and other related stories.