The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs provides leadership and advocacy for international programs and activities on all eight campuses and coordinates the resources necessary to sustain their growth.
Gil Latz, Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Indiana University, has been elected to the leadership of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).
George Vlahakis notes the achievements of study abroad at IU in his latest blog post on IU Inc., one of several topical blogs published by the IU Newsroom staff.
Associate Professor S.P. Srinivas and a team of faculty members from the IU School of Optometry have received a 3-year award from the United States-India Educational Foundation. Through projects aimed at enhancing professional education and subsequent clinical research, the collaborative team aims to help prevent blindness due to corneal diseases.
Last summer IU Jacobs School of Music students participated in a study abroad program in electronic music composition and attended the ManiFeste electronic music festival in Paris. Compositions by the students were accepted for a juried festival in Greece, and the program has inspired a new IU undergraduate minor in electronic music.
A new book, 40th Anniversary Retrospective: Overseas Study at Indiana University, recounts the development of study abroad at IU from 1972 until present day. The eight authors reflect on the uniqueness of study abroad just a few decades ago to today's perspective on study abroad as an activity that students expect. Royalties from the book will go to a scholarship fund for study abroad students at IU.
Eight administrators of international education programs from higher education institutions across Russia are at Indiana University Bloomington for a month to learn more about building their own scholar exchanges. They are part of the Fulbright Russian International Education Administrators program, an annual professional training program initiated by the U.S. State Department in 2007.
A group of IU students spent part of their summer and holiday break constructing two exhibits that will represent the United States in June during the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.
Ambassador Riyad H. Mansour, permanent observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, will visit Indiana University and speak at its Maurer School of Law on Tuesday, Jan. 20.