IU Lilly Library to celebrate centennial birthday of Bloomington native, ‘Raintree County’ author

"Raintree County"

“Raintree County”

Ross Lockridge Jr.

Ross Lockridge Jr.

The Lilly Library at IU recently opened an exhibit dedicated to the centennial birthday of Bloomington native Ross Lockridge Jr., who wrote the bestselling book “Raintree County,” an IU Communications news release recently announced. Both the campus and the city also participated in events celebrating the author’s birthday.

Indiana Public Media featured a story on the author’s life, in addition to an Associated Press article that was picked up by a number of media outlets throughout the country:

McRobbie touts IU’s India connection


IU President Michael A. McRobbie

In March, IU President Michael A. McRobbie traveled to India to help oversee the establishment of a major partnership between Internet2 and the National Knowledge Network, India’s leading research and education network. While there, McRobbie touted the university’s first international gateway office, located in Guragon, India — a suburb of New Delhi. In an interview with the Business Standard, India’s leading business daily, McRobbie explained how the IU Gateway-India will be used to recruit students and support academic programs, workshops and alumni events. He also talked about IU’s long history of engagement with India, including the university’s efforts to help improve research collaborations between the U.S. and India. IU’s connection to India received local, statewide and national media coverage, including:

IU experts: NLRB college football ruling a potential game changer

Kenneth Dau-Schmidt

Kenneth Dau-Schmidt

Indiana University experts in sport communication/marketing and in labor law react in this news release to the ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that football players at Northwestern University are employees and have the right to form a union.  Here is some of the coverage:

Galen Clavio

Galen Clavio

‘Vagina Monologues’ still relevant, shocking 20 years later


An Indianapolis Star reporter recently contacted IU News and Media for help finding a source to talk about the continued relevance of Eve Ensler’s play, “The Vagina Monologues.” We linked her up with Amy Cook, associate professor of theatre history, theory and literature in IU’s Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance, who said she often incorporates the show in her theater history class.

“Whenever I teach it, it’s amazing, watching people trying to talk about it without saying that word,” Cook told the newspaper. “I am amazed at how still weird and uncomfortable it is for women to say the word vagina and to talk about it.”

Americans use twice as much water as they think they do, study says

money down drain IU faculty member Shahzeen Attari’s new paper on what Americans do and don’t know about water conservation landed just at the right time for the West Coast, which been experiencing record drought conditions. A Los Angeles Times story about the research was picked up by the Associated Press and appeared in newspapers across the country, especially in the West. Attari is an assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington. IU News and Media and the Gabbe Group helped distribute a SPEA news release about Attari’s study to news media.

IU study ties father’s age at childbearing to higher rates of psychiatric, academic problems in kids

Brian D'Onofrio

Brian D’Onofrio

Brian D’Onofrio, associate professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, discussed research findings concerning fathers’ age at childbearing and the health of offspring in this news release. The study was covered by the following outlets: