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Community-engaged research reenvisions historic mill's future
Working together in teams, IU faculty, students, and members of the Washington County, Ind., community are co-producing a new vision for the future of historic Beck's Mill, a gristmill establishd near Salem, Ind., in 1808.
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Scholar of Black religion co-leads Center for Religion and the Human
J. Kameron Carter, an expert in the intersections of Blackness with religion, theology, ecology, and American culture, is serving as co-director of the Center for Religion and the Human at IU Bloomington.
Learn more about Carter and the CRH
Open access publishing support expands reach of IU scholarship
Publishing a book is a milestone in most academic careers. IU Bloomington’s Carl Weinberg is reaching such a milestone with the help of IU Bloomington’s TOME program, which supports publication of open-access digital monographs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.Read more about TOME and its impact
The Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Emerging Artist Series will support national and international artists from diverse backgrounds.
The building for the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design realizes a rediscovered 1952 design created by Mies.
Honorees received one of three awards: the Cornerstone Award, Keystone Award or Herman B Wells Visionary Award.
The Jacobs School of Music's Scoring for Visual Media program is providing big-picture opportunities for students.
The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund has made a second $500,000 investment in an alumni-founded startup that connects students with mentors.
Students in the Eskenazi and Jacobs schools are talking about anti-racism, cultural appropriation and microaggressions during workshops.
Preparing a small portion of Close's costumes for exhibition has involved months of cross-campus collaboration.
Eskenazi Museum of Art staff talk about their favorite Glenn Close costumes from the upcoming 'Art of the Character' exhibition.
The Bloomington rock band is made up of three IU employees, an Ivy tech professor and an optometrist, who will perform on campus May 1.
The award identifies promising tenure-track faculty and provides resources to further develop their research or creative activity.