Tyron Cooper wears several hats at Indiana University. As an assistant professor in the Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies, Cooper is tasked with academic responsibilities in the classroom. But on top of that, he connects the school’s — and the state’s — rich musical heritage with African-American styles as director of the IU Soul Revue.
Anyone who’s commuted in traffic in a major U.S. city or tried to get their children out the door for school can claim to have some familiarity with the concept of “controlled chaos.” Simply put, this phrase refers to the often random, unpredictable interactions and events that can hinder or even halt complex, critical systems.
Indiana senior Samantha Schmidt brought home a big victory for the Hoosiers this summer when she won the national writing championship at the 2015 Hearst Journalism Awards in June. And with five of the eight finalists in the writing category, the IU Media School had a great overall showing in the competition.
At a time when many college students are working summer jobs and internships, going on vacation or just finally exhaling after the long grind of finals, Brooklyn Sloss is sticking around Bloomington.
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work.
If you wanted to track down hard-to-find audio and film recordings, you might start your search at some venerable Hollywood studio, the Smithsonian or Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., or a storage room in the bowels of Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan.
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section.
Whether for business or pleasure, not too many Americans are traveling to Iran these days. Grabbing headlines for its government’s suspected support of international extremist movements and secret attempts to develop nuclear weapons, the country isn’t exactly a hotbed for tourists.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again.
A couple of weeks ago, basketball coaches across the Big Ten Conference made a fashion statement of sorts. They donned snazzy sneakers on the hardwood, even though many of them were wearing suits and ties, to take part in Coaches vs. Cancer, a nationwide campaign that annually draws public attention to advocacy and fundraising efforts around this severe disease.
Armed with an unwavering commitment to help those in her home country — as well as three degrees in public health and education from Indiana University — Tiawanlyn Gongloe is helping prevent the spread of the Ebola virus as part of Liberia’s Ministry of Health.
Decades ago, before there were collective bargaining agreements, television rights mega-deals and a galaxy of corporate sponsorships, players in the National Football League worked in other vocations during the offseason. Auto dealerships, real estate offices, corporate jobs — they went wherever they could leverage name recognition (even just a little bit) and make a buck for the half a year they weren’t playing football. And if they were lucky, those part-time gigs turned into full-time jobs when their playing days ended.
In his “day job,” Dr. Rafat Abonour is a professor of medicine and a researcher at Indiana University specializing in multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer. But he’s also a running and cycling enthusiast, and for the past decade, he’s managed to combine these two sides of his life.
Medakpwe Irene Draga left behind her family, job and home in South Sudan to earn a master’s degree in education from Indiana University. Her dream? To help turn around the fortunes of her nation, which is currently in the midst of a civil war that’s displaced more than a million people.
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Earlier this year, Indiana University’s football team got a dramatic win on the road against the ranked Missouri Tigers. For senior safety Mark Murphy, it was the high point of an illustrious collegiate athletics career.
When Indiana University Associate Professor Jawshing Arthur Liou received an e-mail “out of the blue” from the director of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, he had no idea it would lead to the biggest exhibition of his career.
When David Reingold left a government job in 2004 to become an administrator at Indiana University, he wanted to find a way to integrate his former job with his new position.
College students face a lot of tough issues, and many don’t know where to seek help. At Indiana, the Culture of Care Program is a place where students to heal each other.
Students at Indiana University are building their technology skills while helping improve their school’s community, thanks to an innovative program called Serve IT.
When high school students with mental disabilities graduate, they all too often lack the knowledge, connections and support needed to seek full-time employment. They may have the skills to do a particular job, but they won’t know the first thing about how to search for openings, create a résumé or build up their professional network.
The Evans Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards available in the United States, and it has an influence over its scholars for not only the time they are in college but the years that follow. But the influence goes beyond the financial aid it provides the college students.
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A celebrated American tradition – being the first in your family to attend college – is the basis of a charitable effort of stunning scope in the Chicagoland area.
“I kind of fell in love with volunteering at an early age,” said Hillary Nolting. “That’s what made me want to continue doing it in my college career.”
Just last Thursday, President Obama admitted to having one as a child. Major League Baseball star Justin Morneau is making national headlines for recovering from one. More and more parents of kids in sports are becoming increasingly fearful of one.