Indiana University is made up of eight campuses statewide. Most offer several graduate degrees and all together support around 17,000 graduate students. Our flagship campus is in picturesque Bloomington, Indiana. Our medical school and many other graduate degrees are housed at our city campus, Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

NSF Summer REU Program at IU Bloomington Dept. of Mathematics

This is an eight-week summer program, where students work one-on-one or in pairs with a faculty member from the Mathematics department.

Distinguishing features of this program include:

--its long tradition (it has been successfully run off and on, since 1966),

--the mathematical significance of the projects, and

--the breadth of topics (this year, ranging from logic to biology)

--very generous stipends.

The program runs roughly summer session 2 (June 21-August 14, 2010).

Basic information and our online application form can be found at:

Italy Summer 2010 Field School - Historic Preservation & Restoration

Attention Students-

I would like to inform you about the summer 2010 field school in Italy, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 11th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage.
This year the program focuses on the study of architectural survey and restoration, elements of art restoration and conservation of archaeological ceramics. The field projects involve the survey and restoration of medieval churches, archeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, and work on local archival material.
The program is a collaboration between scholars from various universities and local preservation groups, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to historic preservation. It is now a part of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies. All academic activities are held in English.
Application deadline is March 15th.

Courses offered:
  • Introduction to Art and Architectural Restoration in Italy
  • Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings
  • NEW - Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
  • NEW - Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation
  • Fieldtrip to Sienna, Florence and Rome
Field Projects:
  • Survey and Restoration of the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex
  • Survey and Restoration of the Church of Santo Gemine
  •  Archaeological survey and excavation of the public baths in Carsulae
To find out more about our program please visit our website http://www.sangeministudies.org/
If you know any students, scholars or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization's website as an available educational resource. Also, attached is a flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Noted geophysicist and member of Nobel Prize-winning panel

Professor Brian J. Soden
University of Miami
Lead author of the 2007 Nobel Prize-winning report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Wednesday, January 20th:

"Extreme Makeover: Planet Earth Edition"
4 pm in Geology S-201 (Patton Room)

"The Reality of Global Warming: Cold Facts on a Hot Topic"
7-8:30 pm at the IU Maurer School of Law, Room 122 (211 S. Indiana Ave.)

Both lectures are free and open to the public and media.

From heat waves to droughts, downpours and hurricanes, Earth’s weather events can be both extreme and costly. And as our climate changes, these extreme events may be becoming more common. North America has experienced longer and more intense heat waves, more

frequent heavy downpours, increasing droughts, and intensified hurricanes. Are these changes linked to global warming? If so, what will the future bring?

These lectures will examine the scientific evidence behind global warming, explore its potential links to extreme weather events, and discuss the changes that society will have to face in the coming decades. The first lecture will be more academically focused while the second will be targeted toward the broader community.

Soden served as the lead author of the 2007 Nobel Prize-winning report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is a professor of meteorology and physical oceanography at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science. Over the last 15 years, Soden has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers on a variety of topics, most related to the response of the climate system to global warming. He specializes in the use of satellite observations to test and improve computer model simulations of climate change.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"Not a Retreat But a Foward" 2010 Effective Communication Workshop

Saturday's event was an excellent opportunity for students from IUPUI and IU Bloomington to learn and practice some valuable communication skills from experts in the field. The morning began with a session on "What is Effective Communication?" presented by Dr. Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, Department of Communication and Culture, IUB. The next two sessions were lead by Dr. Carolyn Wiethoff, Department of Management/Kelly School of Business, IUB. She focused on "The Process of Persuasion" and "Negotiation: Technique, Training and Tips." The final session of the day was lead by Dr. Nancy Goldfarb, Philanthropic Studies, IUPUI, and was a chance for students to take provided scenarios and put into practice the techniques that they had learned throughout the day.

The day was a fun as well as an informative event, and enabled students to gain new skills and network with one another. Students described the conference as, "A fabulous experience, both enjoyable and informative learning experience" they also said, "It was very informative and beneficial to me in my professional development. I look forward to other workshops!"

National voices on local, sustainable foods visit IU for free lectures next week!

Two of the nation's most passionate voices for sustainable, local food systems will visit Indiana University for free, public speaking appearances next week that are tied to IU's Jan. 22-24 "Bloomington Eats Green" conference.

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