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Mexico Remixed will be IU Bloomington's third annual Global Arts and Humanities Festival

The altar at La Casa in honor of Dia de los Muertos.View print quality image
An altar at La Casa in honor of Día de los Muertos. Photo by Indiana University

Mexico Remixed, Indiana University Bloomington's third annual Global Arts and Humanities Festival, will kick off with a celebration of Día de los Muertos on Nov. 1 and continue throughout the spring semester of 2019.

Inaugurated in 2016 with China Remixed and continued in 2017 with India Remixed, the Global Arts and Humanities Festival brings contemporary artists and scholars from around the world to the Bloomington campus and highlights the creative expressions and intellectual contributions of a particular country or region.

Indiana University makes Reuters rankings

For the fourth consecutive year, Indiana University has been recognized as one of the most innovative universities in the world.

IU is listed 54th worldwide and 32nd among U.S. universities in Reuters' Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities. In 2017, IU ranked 27th worldwide and 19th among U.S. universities; in 2016, it ranked 37th worldwide and 25th in the U.S.; and in 2015, it ranked 49th worldwide and 33rd among U.S. universities.

Research project to use aquarium simulations to understand how students learn science

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Computer simulations of aquariums will help IU researchers understand how students learn science.

Aquariums are common features in elementary schools, where they entertain students and help them relax. But in a new project from the IU School of Education in Bloomington, researchers will use computer simulations of aquariums to understand how students learn science.

Joshua Danish, associate professor of learning sciences in the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, and Cindy Hmelo-Silver, the Barbara B. Jacobs Chair of Education and Technology and professor of learning sciences in the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, are principal investigators in the project, which is funded by a $638,595 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Conversation about research priorities and opportunities

The campus community is encouraged to attend an IU Bloomington Research Town Hall meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Indiana Memorial Union's Frangipani Room.

IU Bloomington Vice Provost for Research Rick Van Kooten and other guests will take part in a conversation about campus and universitywide research priorities and opportunities.

The conversation will include information on a new social sciences research funding program, campus and national funding trends, the IU Office of Federal Relations focused on external funding in the current political climate, and UITS research technologies.

For more information, contact ovpr@indiana.edu.