What if every baby could get the COVID-19 vaccine in its first month of life? Dr. John Patton, Professor of Biology at the College of Arts and Sciences, is on the case.
Dr. Patton's lab is developing an inoculation that would modify the Rotovirus vaccine to incorporate immunity from the novel coronavirus as well. Host Elaine Monaghan and producer Violet Baron get the facts and the timeline on this episode of Through the Gates.
The Sample: Being a musician is all about balance. Knowing your notes while looking at the bigger picture of the score. Perfecting your performance as an individual artist while harmonizing with an orchestra. For IU student Dylan Naroff, it's about finding his own sound in the hustle and bustle of life at Jacobs School of Music.
In anticipation of The Worlds of John Wick Conference happening November 7-9th, our host Elaine Monaghan sits down with Steve Watt to talk about the franchise and the world-building that makes it so notable.
This week, we’ll hear from Nancy Wexler, a leading geneticist and neuropsychologist whose research led to the identification of the Huntington’s disease gene. Her research has also led to the discovery of the genes responsible for familial Alzheimer’s disease, kidney cancer, two types of neurofibromatosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and dwarfism.
In spring 2016, Wexler received the inaugural Hermann J. Muller Award, which is named for a renowned geneticist, a Nobel Laureate, a social activist and an esteemed IU Bloomington faculty member (1945-67). The Muller award and lecture series recognizes luminary international geneticists whose discoveries, like Muller’s, have or are making a significant impact on the field of genetics and society.
In the third episode of our post-election series, Bob Perciasepe explains how the Biden administration and the private sector could work together to decarbonize and build resilience. Bob is president of the nonprofit Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and former Deputy Administrator of the EPA.
In the second episode of our post-election series, Claudia Jimenez discusses how participatory design has led to sustained community investment from Colombia to the Bay Area. As a new Richmond City Council member, she also speaks specifically to the California city's environmental challenges and potential.
In the first episode of our post-election series, we go live with Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic, Yessenia Funes of Atmos Magazine, Britt Wray of Gen Dread, Dharna Noor of Earther, and independent reporter/consultant Mythili Sampathkumar to discuss the environmental news you need to watch (and how to cope with the associated anxiety) as we move forward.
We took a trip to Fort Collins, Colorado, for the annual Society of Environmental Journalists conference, and we want to tell you about it. Between the Rocky Mountains and the short-grass prairie, topics surrounding public lands flowed easily — as did connections with journalists, researchers and other attendees. In this episode, we dig into the conversations, moods, and trends that emerge when environmental journalists converge. Special guests this episode include Meera Subramanian and Lyndsie Bourgon.
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This week on Through the Gates, host Jim Shanahan is joined by David C. Williams, the executive director of the Center for Constitutional Democracy and the John S. Hastings Professor of Law in the Maurer School of Law.
Williams has written widely on constitutional law and consults with constitutional reform movements around the world. Presently, he advises elements of the Burma democracy movement on the constitutional future of the country. In today's interview, he will share some of how that process works.
Later in the episode, student Samantha von Ende will share some of her own work with the Center for Constitutional Democracy. As a Ph.D. student, von Ende has worked extensively on gender-related issues of democracy in the United States and around the world.
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“I have yet to meet the person I can’t teach to draw,” T. Kelly Wilson tells Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan in this week’s episode. Wilson is an architect and director of the Indiana University Center for Art and Design in Columbus.
Wilson talks about the importance of drawing on creativity and invention. “When you go to draw and you look to perceive … the world becomes suddenly very strange and complex,” he said, adding that common notions of what you’re seeing change and modify when translating them to pictures.
This episode also introduces Janae Cummings, a new Through the Gates podcast host, who will also be featured in upcoming “Five Questions” segments featuring campus visitors and faculty, staff, students, friends and alums of IU.
After an historic win for women’s b-ball at IU, Elaine and Violet sit down with Nicole Cardano-Hillary to hear what it means to taste victory while being a full-time student, gender in a male-dominated sport, and what might be next for a sport champ at the Media School.
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Media School Dean James Shanahan talks with Maureen Biggers (pictured), director of the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology at IU, and Laurie Burns McRobbie, IU's first lady who helped establish CEWiT.
IU First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie has devoted her career to supporting women's leadership and technology. Now, the Serve IT Clinic has been named in her honor.
She sat down with host Elaine Monaghan and producer Violet Baron to talk women in tech, philanthropy, and her tenure at IU.
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In episode 69, we speak to Halina Goldberg, professor of musicology, and Dominick DiOrio, associate professor of choral conducting at the IU Jacobs School of Music about the works and career of multi-award winning Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki. The maestro will visit the IU Bloomington campus for Penderecki Conducts Penderecki: "ST. LUKE PASSION," which takes place Wednesday, November 15 at 8pm in the Musical Arts Center.
In episode 79, Dean Shanahan speaks to Joan Hawkins, associate professor at the IU Media School, about the Wounded Galaxies festival and symposium.
Wounded Galaxies: 1968 – Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach is a festival and symposium produced by The Burroughs Century Ltd., welcoming scholars, writers, artists, archivists, filmmakers, performers, and others interested in exploring the intellectual and aesthetic legacy of 1968, during its 50th Anniversary year.
The festival subtitle is a translation of the French slogan “Sous les pavés, la plage!,” a popular resistance graffiti in France Mai ’68 that refers to both the sand beneath cobblestones lifted by students to hurl at police as well as the ‘Situationist’ conviction that the streets–the expression of capital and consumption–could be rediscovered by abandoning a regimented life.
The Sample: It's that time in the semester where papers start piling up. In this week's episode, we had the chance to sit down with the tutors from The Writing Tutorial Services. They shared advice on how to improve your writing skills and how to work through writer's block.
Many of us here in Indiana wonder how we can access local food as the weather gets colder and warm-weather plants go dormant. So, in three parts, we're asking folks near Bloomington how they prepare for and operate in winter.
First up, we sit down at Brambleberry Farm with Darren Bender-Beauregard to talk through his family's iteration of permaculture/homesteading, experimentation with unconventional crops, and how we can engage with the many systems of which we're part.
Stephanie Kaza—a long-time lover of trees, practicing Zen Buddhist, and environmentalist—walks us through some of the teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism that can help us get into right relationship with the earth and ourselves, which as we learn, are not one and not two.