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Indiana University Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel appointed two committees to identify candidates for Dean of IU Libraries and Dean of Media School.
Carolyn Walters, Ruth Lilly, Dean of University Libraries, announced in March that she would retire on June 30. Eliza Pavalko, vice-provost for academic and faculty affairs, will chair the committee looking for her successor, which also includes representatives of the librarians and staff of IU Bloomington Libraries.
James Shanahan, founding dean of the Media School, announced in January that he planned to step down on July 31 and remain in faculty. Peg Faimon, Dean of the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, will chair the research committee. Other members include representatives of faculty, staff and students. An interim dean will be announced shortly.
WFIU News to work with NPR on new podcast
WFIU News will work with NPR to develop a new podcast called “Rush to Kill,” on federal executions under the Trump administration. NPR selected WFIU as one of five teams for its Story Lab editorial training workshop after asking NPR staff, member stations and independent producers to submit ideas for audio projects that will shatter traditional formats and reach new public.
The team began meeting virtually on April 30 for the six-month NPR training workshop.
Sociologist Bernice Pescosolido elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Bernice Pescosolido, a distinguished professor of sociology at Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences, and founder and director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research, became the only IU faculty member to be elected to two of the academies after being elected to the National Academy of Sciences. She was one of 120 new members announced by the academy on April 26.
Pescosolido was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2016.
Trees planted to celebrate Arbor Day
IU’s capital and facilities planning staff, along with staff from the office of the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, IU Parking Operations and IU Foundation, planted 58 trees on the Bloomington campus on April 30 to celebrate the Arbor Day.
Tree plantings are planned in the fall and spring to help diversify tree species and age on campus while ensuring the continued health and growth of the tree canopy. Trees were planted along Indiana Avenue west of Bryan and Baier Halls, south of Baier and Swain Halls along Third Street, north of Rawles and Myers Halls, and east of Lindley Hall .
Varieties of trees planted included black gum, sweet gum, tulip tree, London planet, bur oak, Princeton elm, and Shumard oak.
Where to watch Glenn Close films featured in the “ Art of the Character ” exhibition
“Character Art: Highlights from the Glenn Close Costume Collection” opens at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art on May 6 and features costumes from 14 productions spanning Close’s career.
Before visiting the free exhibit, familiarize yourself with some of the characters you will meet. From feminist nurse Jenny Fields to trendy villainous Cruella De Vil, we’ve rounded up the places to watch some of Close’s performances featured in the exhibit.
First of the last ‘IU 2020’ installments during virtual screenings
The final two parts of “IU 2020,” a documentary that follows the same 12 IU Bloomington Classes of 2020 over their undergraduate careers, will premiere at IU Cinema virtual screenings this month. Events include an introduction to the film, a screening, and interactive Q&A.
“UI 2020: Part 3” will premiere at 7:00 pm on May 11, and the final part of the series will debut at 7:00 pm on May 25.