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.
George Vlahakis notes the achievements of study abroad at IU.
On October 30, Ayaan Ali Khan, master of the sarod, performed at the opening of the IU India Gateway in Gurgaon, near New Delhi. Part of a famous family of musicians, Khan has participated in workshops on Indian traditional music at IU Bloomington. A delegation of senior officials from IU attended the opening event on October 30.
Associate Professor S.P. Srinivas of the Indiana University School of Optometry, along with other Optometry Faculty (Sarita Soni, Joseph Bonanno, Carolyn Begley, and Pete Kollbaum) have received a 3-year award from the United States-India Educational Foundation. Through a series of projects aimed at enhancing professional education and subsequent clinical research, the collaborative team aims to help prevent blindness due to corneal diseases, such as Fuchs Dystrophy and Keratoconus. http://www.usief.org.in/Institutional-Collaboration/2014-Grant-Recipients.aspx
This historical retrospective shows how a public university took study abroad from its beginnings to making the institution a leader in international education today.
IU Jacobs School of Music students went to Paris last summer to participate in a study abroad program in electronic music composition and to attend the ManiFeste electronic music festival. The program was sponsored jointly by the Council on International Educational Exchange and Indiana University. Compositions by these students were accepted for a juried festival in Greece, and the program has inspired a new IU undergraduate minor in electronic music.
The Indiana University and Bloomington communities will come together at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Indiana Memorial Union for "What Did the Great War Mean to Indians?," a lecture on the significance of World War I for the Indian Army and in particular for its role in the battles at the Somme and Verdun.
David McDonald, director of the Ethnomusicology Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, has received two of his field's top honors for excellence in folklore and ethnomusicology scholarship.
Award-winning British author Geoff Dyer will visit Indiana University Bloomington on Monday, Nov. 17, to read from his book "The Missing of the Somme." The reading is part of "World War I: 100 Years," the campus's 2014-15 academic year exploration of World War I.