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Aug 18, 2020

New IU soccer center unveiled

Red letters spelling Indiana soccer hang on a wall next to a trophy case.
The new Jerry F. Tardy Center at Armstrong Stadium, for the IU men’s and women’s soccer teams, features elite training, meeting and team room spaces.Photo by Missy Minear, Indiana Athletics

Indiana University Athletics unveiled the new Jerry F. Tardy Center at Armstrong Stadium to the IU men’s and women’s soccer teams Monday afternoon.

The center provides the soccer programs with elite training, meeting and team room spaces. The facility also includes a spacious second-floor VIP suite that overlooks Jerry Yeagley Field and a Little 500 bicycle support space that will be used in conjunction with the Little 500 races each spring.

Fulbright Scholar deadline approaching

The deadline to apply for the 2021-22 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program is Sept. 15.

The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program sends about 470 American scholars and professionals annually to more than 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a variety of academic and professional fields.

Application details can be found on the Council for International Exchange of Scholars website.

Awards and honors

  • Three accounting professors at the IU Kelley School of Business will receive the 2020 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award from the American Accounting Association. It recognizes research that advances the practice of public accountancy.
  • “In the Water,” a documentary written and produced by Indiana Environmental Reporter journalist Beth Edwards, has been chosen for the 2020 Indy Film Festival. It’s about Indiana’s utility industry and the environmental hazards of storing coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal.
  • Enrique Saenz’s story “Getting Results” earned First Honorable Mention in investigative reporting (small circulation) from the Society of Environmental Journalists. The story is about a steel mill’s toxic spill into a river.

New, continuing leadership appointed for research centers, institutes

As the new academic year begins, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington has announced a number of important leadership changes and continuations for various Office of the Vice President for Research’s research centers and institutes on campus:

  • Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter: Scott Wissink has been reappointed as the director of the center, which he has led for a decade.
  • Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics: Matthew Hahn has been reappointed as director. He has overseen the provision of the center’s services to numerous faculty working on high-impact grants.
  • Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology: Kathy Schick and Nick Toth are continuing their longtime roles as co-directors of CRAFT and leaders of the Stone Age Institute, offering resources to the IU research community and beyond.
  • Electron Microscopy Center: Roger Innes has been reappointed as director. Steve Tait has been appointed as the new associate director. Tait will focus on technical oversight and direction, providing assistance to Electron Microscopy Center staff and faculty in offering high-quality services to campus users.
  • Center for Evaluation, Policy and Research: Patty Muller has been reappointed as director, while also continuing to serve as director of the Office of the Vice President for Research’s Proposal Development Services group.
  • Center for Survey Research: Ashley Clark has been reappointed as director.
  • Social Science Research Commons: Emily Meanwell has been reappointed as director.
  • Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities: Kalani Craig and Michelle Dalmau have been reappointed as co-directors.
  • Institute for Advanced Study: Patty Ingham has been appointed as the new director, following Suzanne Godby-Ingalsbe, who served as interim director.
  • Kinsey Institute: Justin Garcia has been appointed as executive director after serving as Kinsey’s acting executive director over the past year, during which he oversaw administrative reorganization, strategic planning and a move to new physical space.

O’Neill School joins service partnership

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs has joined a new national initiative that seeks to expand public service learning experiences for undergraduates on the Bloomington campus.

It has been selected to join the NextGen Service Active Planning Cohort, a small group of schools of public service that are committed to implementing new undergraduate public service programs.

WTIU documentary examines state’s round barns

“A Rural Revolution: Indiana’s Round Barns,” a new documentary from WTIU Public Television, will premiere at 8 p.m. Aug. 30 on WTIU and Facebook Live.

The documentary examines the importance of round barns to the state’s agricultural history and the current efforts to preserve them as more fall victim to nature, fire, age and obsolescence.

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