Indiana University Bloomington

A new study shows how Indiana University scientists are speeding the path to new treatments for the Zika virus, an infectious disease linked to birth defects in infants in South and Central America and the United States. Cheng Kao, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Molecular and Cellular […]

Bottle, ball, dog, chair, toy. How do babies, as young as 8 to 10 months, learn their first words? Language learning among older babies and toddlers, about age 2 and up, has been well-studied. But little is known about how babies first “break into language,” according to researcher Linda B. Smith, a Chancellor’s Professor and […]

A study published in the journal Science led by researchers at Indiana University and Harvard University is the first to reveal in extreme detail the operation of the biochemical clockwork that drives cellular division in bacteria. The discovery, made possible through a revolutionary method used to color bacterial cell walls developed at IU, is an […]

Failure can be a critical step in learning well. That’s what associate professor Adam Maltese and visiting assistant professor Amber Simpson with the IU School of Education and Alice Anderson with the Science Museum of Minnesota will study with help from a National Science Foundation grant. The project, “Maker: Studying the Role of Failure in […]

Scientists who study a molecule known to play a role in certain types of cancers and neurodegenerative disorders have a powerful new tool to study this compound due to research conducted at Indiana University. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how the extreme growth experienced by […]

IU Bloomington is hosting the largest Chinese arts and culture festival ever mounted in the Midwest — the inaugural Global Arts and Humanities Festival, “China Remixed: Arts and Humanities in Contemporary Chinese Culture.” The 2017 festival is sponsored by the IU Bloomington Arts and Humanities Council with support from various units and departments across campus. Most […]

Can machines learn to think like children? An interdisciplinary team of cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, and computer scientists at Indiana University Bloomington has received the campus’s inaugural Emerging Areas of Research funding award to explore that question. Called “Learning: Brains, Machines and Children,” the first Emerging Areas of Research initiative is led by Linda Smith, Distinguished […]

The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University has launched a powerful new tool in the fight against fake news. The tool, called Hoaxy, visualizes how claims in the news — and fact checks of those claims — spread online through social networks. The tool is built upon earlier work at IU led by Filippo […]

A stunning image of an insect’s brain and nerve cord captured by three Indiana University scientists will be on display at the National Institutes of Health early next year. Eduardo Zattara, Armin Moczek, and Jim Powers of the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology are among the winners of the Federation […]

Richard Bauman

November 17, 2016

Bauman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of folklore and ethnomusicology, is recognized for his great intellectual contributions to anthropology and to IU.