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.
John Wilkerson will assume the position of director of international admissions for the Office of International Services on April 1. He will have responsibility for the leadership and advancement of strategy, policy and operations for international admissions and recruiting.
Sir Hew Strachan, Professor of International Relations, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, and former Chichele Professor of the History of War at All Souls College, Oxford, will address the impact of World War I in the 4th annual Patrick O’Meara International Lecture. at 4pm on April 15 in Alumni Hall. Sir Hew is a distinguished military historian and an authority on the First World War. 59
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.
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.
IU assistant professor Roberta Pergher's research on World War I will be supported by a 2014-15 Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration award. The Mellon awards, totaling more than $300,000, have been given to 14 faculty and seven graduate students at IU Bloomington.
Kate Lilley, award-winning poet and English professor from the University of Sydney, will bring her gifts to Indiana University Bloomington as the inaugural fellow in a new collaboration. Lilley is the first recipient of the United States Studies CentreIndiana University Creative Arts Fellowship.
For the second consecutive year, Indiana University Bloomington has earned a spot on the Peace Corps' annual list of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. The school moved up five spots to No. 20 with 36 graduates currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers.