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Indiana University’s Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel have appointed two committees to identify candidates for the positions of Dean for IU Libraries and Dean for The Media School.

Carolyn Walters, Ruth Lilly Dean of the University Libraries, announced in March that she will be retiring on June 30th. Eliza Pavalko, Vice Provost of Faculty and Academic Affairs, will chair the committee and seek her successor, who includes representatives from librarians and IU staff at Bloomington Libraries.

James Shanahan, founding dean of the Media School, announced in January that he intended to step down and remain on the faculty on July 31. Peg Faimon, Dean of the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, will chair the search committee. Further members are representatives of the faculty, the staff and the students. An interim dean will be announced shortly.

IU President McRobbie will deliver the final address on the state of the university

IU President Michael A. McRobbie will deliver his final state of the university address on Tuesday, May 4th at 1:30 pm on the IU Bloomington campus. In accordance with IU’s COVID-19 protocols, only a small, physically distant audience will be present.

In accordance with the constitution of the faculty and the tradition of the IU, the faculty council of the university invites the president to submit a report on the state of the university every year. All members of the IU community and the general public are invited to virtually livestream the address on Broadcast.iu.edu or on IU Bloomington Campus Cable Channel 5. McRobbie’s address will also be available soon after being archived at Broadcast.iu .edu.

In August 2020, McRobbie announced his plans to retire after 14 years as President and 24 years in senior positions at IU. During his tenure as the 18th President of the IU, the university was recognized for its leadership in a variety of key areas including student achievement, research and academic excellence, information technology, community engagement, international education, health sciences, training and research into the economic development of the state.

WFIU News is working with NPR on a new podcast

WFIU News will work with NPR to develop a new podcast called “Rush to Kill” about federal executions during the Trump administration. NPR selected WFIU as one of five teams for its editorial training workshop at the Story Lab after asking NPR staff, member stations, and independent producers to submit ideas for audio projects that break traditional formats and reach new audiences.

The team practically gathered on April 30 for the six-month NPR training workshop.

The sociologist Bernice Pescosolido was elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Bernice Pescosolido, a distinguished professor of sociology at Indiana University’s Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences and founder and director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research, is the only IU faculty member to ever be elected to two national faculties according to academies of election to the National Academy of Sciences. She was one of 120 new members the Academy announced on April 26th.

Pescosolido was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2016.

Trees planted to celebrate Arbor Day

IU Capital Planning and Facilities staff, along with staff from the Office of the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IU Parking Operations and the IU Foundation, planted 58 trees on the Bloomington campus on April 30 to celebrate Arbor Day.

Tree plantings are planned in both fall and spring to diversify the types and ages of trees on campus while maintaining the health and growth of the canopy. Trees were planted along Indiana Avenue west of the Bryan and Baier Hall, south of the Baier and Swain Hall along Third Street, north of the Rawles and Myers Hall, and east of the Lindley Hall.

Types of trees planted included black gum, sweet gum, tulip tree, London Planetree, Bur oak, Princeton elm, and Shumard oak.

Where can I see Glenn Close films shown in the Art of the Character exhibition?

“The Art of Character: Highlights from the Glenn Close Costume Collection” opens on May 6th at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Art Museum and features costumes from 14 productions from Close’s career.

Before visiting the free exhibit, get to know some of the characters you will meet. From feminist nurse Jenny Fields to fashionable villain Cruella De Vil, we’ve rounded up where you can see some of Close’s performances featured in the exhibition.

Last premiere of ‘IU 2020’ in virtual demonstrations

The final two parts of “IU 2020”, a documentary film that will accompany the same 12 IU Bloomington Class of 2020 students throughout their undergraduate careers, will premiere this month at IU Cinema virtual screenings. Events include a film introduction, screening, and interactive Q&A.

“IU 2020: Part 3” premieres on May 11th at 7pm, and the final part of the series premieres on May 25th at 7pm.

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