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Research, both pure and applied, and creative activities are ongoing and
essential aspects of life on the campuses at Indiana University. The quality
of instructional education at any institution is tremendously enhanced if
based upon and continuously associated with research and creative inquiry. It
is significant, therefore, that the emphasis at IU not only is placed upon
fundamental and basic research but also is directed toward developmental
activities designed to discover those applications of research that
characterize the efforts of many of our faculty in the arts and sciences as
well as the professional schools.
As an overview of the diverse and interesting programs of research,
scholarship, and creative activities conducted at Indiana University, Research
& Creative Activity offers its readers an opportunity to become familiar with
the professional accomplishments of our distinguished faculty and graduate students. We hope the
articles that appear in Research & Creative Activity continue to be
intellectually stimulating to readers and make them more aware of the great
diversity and depth of the research and artistic creativity under way at
Indiana University. A full and exciting life is being created here, now and
for the future. From our readers we welcome suggestions for topics for future
articles in Research & Creative Activity that will demonstrate further the
scholarly activity at Indiana University.