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Indiana University Cinema announces fall season

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Tickets for all IU Cinema shows and programs are available on the IU Cinema ticketing website, at the IU Auditorium Box Office or in the IU Cinema lobby one hour before any screening. Photo by James Brosher, Indiana University

Thirty years after his last visit to Indiana University Bloomington, filmmaker Michael Schultz returns to celebrate 50 years in stage and screen. Schultz will be present for screenings of several of his films as part of Indiana University Cinema's Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series.

Tickets are not necessary for the lectures in the Jorgensen series, but they are needed for the film screenings. Ticket information and additional details on all of the guest filmmakers can be found on IU Cinema's website.

IU Cinema also hosts a full season of movies, screenings and events, often collaborating with other units on the Bloomington campus. Tickets for all IU Cinema shows and programs are available on the IU Cinema ticketing website, at the IU Auditorium Box Office or in the IU Cinema lobby one hour before any screening. For additional information on screenings and events, as well as ticketing information, visit the IU Cinema website or call 812-855-1103.

IU researcher taking part in $2.7 million, multistate study of community corrections

Miriam Northcutt Bohmert, assistant professor of criminal justice at IU Bloomington, will take part in a multistate, mixed-methods study that examines fines and fees in community corrections and how they affect individuals' ability to succeed in probation and parole.

She is part of a team of nine researchers at eight institutions who will conduct the research. Ebony Ruhland of the University of Cincinnati School of Criminal Justice will lead the project, which is funded by a $2.7 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

According the Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 4.5 million adults were serving sentences on community supervision in 2016. Fees and fines, which vary by jurisdiction and other factors, can make it hard for them to successfully complete probation or parole and can place a financial burden on families. The study will seek to understand the implications of those fees and fines for the individuals and the criminal justice system.

Indiana men's basketball announces 2018-19 schedule

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The IU men's basketball regular-season opener will be Nov. 6 against Chicago State. Photo by Jams Brosher, Indiana University

The IU men's basketball team will play 20 Big Ten games for the first time in school history and will face five major programs and a conference champion during the non-league portion of its ledger, according to the 2018-19 schedule announced last week.

The team's regular-season opener will be Nov. 6 against Chicago State University. This will be the two teams' fourth meeting, and their first since IU beat Chicago State 100-72 in 2013.

Television designations and starting times will be announced at a later date.

Themester 2018 explores the relationship between animals and humans

The IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' 10th annual Themester explores the interconnectedness of animals and humans with a fall lineup of public talks, workshops, films, exhibits and visiting speakers.

Philosopher Peter Singer, author of the groundbreaking book "Animal Liberation," will speak about ethics and animals on Sept. 12 at Presidents Hall inside Franklin Hall. Other scholars giving free public talks include Russ Mittermeier, the world's pre-eminent primate conservationist, and Jill Pruetz, professor of anthropology at Texas State University, who will discuss her work with chimpanzees in the hostile savanna environment of Senegal.

For a complete list of Themester 2018: Animal/Human events and details, visit the Themester News and Events page. Most events are free and open to the public, though some require registration or tickets. Consult the Themester online calendar for more information.

Select events are limited to IU undergraduates, but most Themester events are open to the public and free.