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Professor earns scholar position

Professor Alexander Rabinowitch was recently elected as an affiliate research scholar of the Russian Academy of Sciences St. Petersburg Institute of History, one of the highest honors Rabinowitch could receive within his field of Russian Revolution history.


Faculty caucus organizes anti-censorship read-in

The IU Progressive Faculty and Staff Caucus organized a read-in Tuesday to protest the Former Gov. Mitch Daniels’ attempted censorship of late historian Howard Zinn’s work.


Don Garvin combines glass with a ring seal on the lathe Wednesday at the Chemistry Building. Garvin uses Pyrex glass and sometimes quartz glass.

Glassblower crafts science instruments

Garvin is the only scientific glassblower serving IU and its satellite campuses. He has spent the last 27 years working with graduate students and researchers in the chemistry, biology, geology and psychology departments.


National Public Radio's Moira Gunn speaks during the launch for the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology on Monday at the IU Auditorium.

NPR host speaks on women in technology fields

Moira Gunn, National Public Radio host, delivered the keynote address at the official launch of the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology on Monday in the IU Auditorium.



Science departments give open houses

The astronomy, chemistry, geological sciences, mathematics and physics departments invite students and faculty to experience hands-on presentations Saturday.


Institute director to retire this year

IU-Purdue University Indianapolis professor John Krauss will be leaving his position as a professor and director of the IU Public Policy Institute on the Indianapolis campus.


Professor to serve on foreign board

Israel Herrera-Cárdenas-Cárdenas, a lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, was recently elected to the Board of the European Association of Teachers of Spanish.


Study to analyze smoking among pregnant women

The IU School of Public Health has received a $900,000 grant from the Indiana State Department of Health in order to conduct a study to help pregnant women in Indiana quit smoking.



IU Dean ignites European Union trade discussion

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs Dean John Graham is sparking an international discussion on barriers to free trade.

The dean testified at a hearing Monday before the European Parliament’s Trade Committee in Brussels, Belgium, regarding a deal to smooth trade relations between the European Union and the United States.


A 7-foot limestone sculpture of the Human Brain stands outside of the Psychology building. This 10,000 lb sculpture is the largest anatomically accurate brain sculpture in the world.

Brain sculpture on campus largest in world

The largest anatomically correct sculpture of the human brain now stands on the corner of 10th and North Walnut Grove streets. The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences unveiled the brain sculpture as part of the department’s 125th anniversary celebration.


Optometry study may assist low vision eye patients

Moving images are more easily perceived by the eye than static images, according to a recent IU study. The study showed motion-generated images help improve image identification for people with low vision.


Global changes prompt shift in European studies


The West European Studies Center was renamed the Institute for European Studies to fit its new agenda of providing a wider array of studies that encompass all regions of Europe.


Psych department to celebrate 125th anniversary

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences will celebrate its 125th year anniversary Oct. 11. The celebration will include lectures, career luncheons and the unveiling of a 10,000-pound  limestone sculpture of a human brain near the entrance to the Psychology Building.



Research tower granted funding

Environmental research in Morgan Monroe State Forest will continue through August 2015 thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Energy.


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