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IU President Michael A. McRobbie announced Jan. 11 that Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the university a major new $33 million grant to help transform undergraduate facilities at IU's Kelley School of Business in Bloomington.
IU Kokomo officials announced this week that it has received its largest cash gift in the campus' history. The Milt and Jean Cole family of Logansport has donated $1.25 million to support the construction of a new Wellness and Fitness Center. "My family and I have dedicated the rest of our lives to helping elevate humanities as much as we can," Milt Cole said. "We think this is a great place to start."
Reality TV met the IUPUI classroom this week with the launch of a new course inspired by the CBS program "Survivor." "Quantitative Aspects in Translational Research," offered through Indiana CTSI, features such lecture titles as "Marooned Survivor: Translational Island," "Building Tribal Alliances" and "The Final Immunity Challenge."
During the 2011-12 award period, 38 IU students were named recipients of awards for international activities, supporting a range of activities, including graduate study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and carrying out extensive research projects around the world on Fulbright grants.
A theatrical production that imagines a conversation between two of America's most important civil rights figures -- the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X -- will highlight a week of activities at Indiana University Bloomington celebrating King's legacy. Read more about how all of IU's campuses are celebrating the holiday.
Long before the "Occupy" movement, bands of Americans were living in makeshift outdoor spaces, scrounging for food and protection from the elements. A brand-new, multimedia exhibit in The Gallery at IU East shares the experiences of the homeless in Cincinnati over the course of four seasons, from the joy of a wedding and the tragedy of a fatal fire. "A Place to Call Home" is on exhibit through Feb.17.
IU shined the brightest in an international competition to promote innovative humanities and social science research using large-scale data analysis. In all, 67 international teams competed in the Digging Into Data Challenge, with IU as the only university in the U.S. with researchers on two winning teams.
Trying to keep that New Year's resolution to get in shape? A faculty/staff membership to IU Bloomington's SRSC can be paid through payroll deduction ($234 a year for an individual or $468 for a family). Check out the 2012 spring schedule for group exercise classes. Also: Check out "The Rec Sports Anthem: Official Online Music Video."
As director of strategy, client relations and account services for IU Communications, Erika Knudson is used to channeling her creative juices at work. Recently, Knudson's creative expression of her IU pride outside of work led to a first-prize win in the "Rep Your College" competition on the fashion website polyvore.com. Knudson's winning design was selected from 665 other entries from individuals representing colleges and universities all over the world, including Yale, Michigan State, Oxford, University of Virginia and even the Parsons School of Design. As part of her entry, Knudson wrote: "My entry is on behalf of Indiana University, whose stylish alumni include Scott Schuman (fashion blogger The Sartorialist), Jessica Quirk ("What I Wore" author-blogger), Jace Lipstein (a.k.a. "The Grungy Gentleman"), Amy Levin (founder of collegefashionista.com) and so many more . . .. I love my job! And I love my university!" More »