Faculty Spotlights

2014 Olympics

January 21, 2014

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With the 22nd Winter Olympic Games approaching, IU faculty bring their expertise to bear on topics from altitude’s impact to the threat of terrorism.

Adrian Matejka

October 17, 2013

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Already an award-winning poet, Matejka’s new collection on boxer Jack Johnson is a finalist for the National Book Foundation’s 2013 National Book Award in Poetry.

Thomas Sterling

July 11, 2013

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Sailor, history buff, and ‘father of Beowulf’, technology pioneer Thomas Sterling shares his thoughts on the future of extreme-scale supercomputing.


H. Wayne Storey

June 12, 2013

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Using 21st-century technologies, H. Wayne Storey and John Walsh are recreating the 14th-century poet Petrach’s famous sonnets, as Petrarch meant them to be.

Phil Stafford

March 13, 2013

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Cultural anthropologist Phil Stafford directs the Center on Aging and Community and is a national expert on what makes elder-friendly communities work.

Jennifer Goodlander

January 17, 2013

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A “dalang” master, Goodlander performs traditional Balinese shadow puppetry, shows about the “world coming into balance” that are meant for the gods.


Portia Maultsby

November 5, 2012

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Portia Maultsby is professor, author, co-curator, program designer, multimedia consultant, and now, a Charles Seeger Lecturer, a high honor in ethnomusicology.


Susan Seizer

October 18, 2012

Anthropologist and first-time film producer Susan Seizer has made a documentary about stand-up comics in middle America: what inspires them, what motivates them, and what makes them funny.


Robert Nosofsky

October 10, 2012

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Distinguished Professor of psychological and brain sciences Robert Nosofsky has won the Warren Medal for breakthrough research on how brains categorize and memorize: in short, how we make sense of the world around us.


Phil Stevens

October 2, 2012

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A leading scholar in the field of atmospheric chemistry, Phil Stevens’s research helps guide policy makers and government regulators working to improve air quality and mitigate climate change.