Sasha Barab, director of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, IU School of Education, will be using a $1.8 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation to expand the immersive learning environment, Quest Atlantis.
IU Founders Day
While Indiana University’s official “birthdate” is Jan. 20, 1820, a springtime commemoration has been the tradition for many decades. An honors convocation acknowledging some of Bloomington’s most noteworthy students will take place March 30. And later in the day, the legacy of the founding fathers will be commemorated with the conferral of some of the university’s most cherished awards.
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The university has awarded Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching awards to 17 new members of an elite group of educators from throughout the state.
On the 40th anniversary weekend of a tragedy that deeply affected the Hoosier community of Richmond, a documentary film will hit the silver screen. From its receipts: support for “On the Line: Creating Art from Life,” a summer intensive course at IU East.
This year’s Little 500 (April 11-12) bike races in Bloomington will sanction an official Little 500 Alumni Ride in honor of IU Foundation President Curt Simic, who will retire this summer. Pop star Feist will perform at the IU Auditorium April 11.
Conflict and bridges
•A Q&A on Afghanistan.
•An IU report on Pakistan.
•IU-Kenya Partnership an “International Citizen of the Year”
Researchers at IUPUI have created the first 3-D image
of how a chemotherapy agent targets and binds to DNA. Upcoming: Cancer Research Day
in Indianapolis May 7; abstracts due April 30.
Chemist David Williams will speak April 3 about the efforts of his laboratory group to explore “novel molecular architectures” harvested from marine ecosystems and how those substances may be transformed into new treatments for disease.
Verdi’s favorite work is among the offerings for the 2008-2009 Jacobs School opera and ballet season.