In May 2016, the Indiana University Bloomington Office of Student Life and Learning announced a substantial gift from alumnus Scott D. MacDonald to establish the MacDonald Scholars Program within the Division of Student Affairs. IU's MacDonald Scholars work to help others through innovative and impactful community service projects.
Episode 54 features a discussion with Adam Maltese and grad student Joey Huang about "the MILL," a creative space at IU Bloomington for tinkering, crafting, prototyping, and exploring creative solutions to pedagogical problems.
Through the Gates host and Dean of the Media School Jim Shanahan speaks with Associate Professor Nicole Martins about her work on the effects of media on children. The conversation reveals some of the ways gender, body image, and interpersonal violence are impacted by media use.
In episode 78, Dean James Shanahan speaks to Professor of Law Steve Sanders about Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission—a case in which the Supreme Court will determine whether the application of Colorado's public accommodations law to compel a cake maker to design and make a cake that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage violates the Free Speech or Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment.
This week on Through the Gates, IU associate professor Murray McGibbon joins host Jim Shanahan to discuss his upcoming "original pronunciation" production of Shakespeare's "King Lear".
McGibbon utilized a grant from IU's New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Program to develop the new version of the play. The New Frontiers program encourages scholars to produce innovative works of scholarship and creative activities.
McGibbon took that directive and used it to create a version of the play that utilizes a version of English pronunciation that most closely resembles what Shakespeare's actors would have used in the first run of the production in 1606.
In this interview, Shanahan will ask McGibbon about the development of the play, how original pronunciation works and the challenges for both the actors involved and McGibbon as a director
Author and Boston University Professor William McKeen joins Through the Gates to discuss his new book "Everybody Had an Ocean," as well as The Beach Boys, Charles Manson, and the music and mayhem of the 1960s.
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IU Media School dean Jim Shanahan interviews Prof. Abdulkader Sinno on topics ranging from the portrayal of Muslims in popular culture to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim citizens in the U.S. to comedians who help bridge the gap between negative perceptions and reality. In a later interview, Janae Cummings interviews IU senior Dana Khabbaz about student activism.
Welcome back! In our first episode of Season 5, we chat about the importance of radio with new host and Professor of Practice at IU's Media School, Elaine Monaghan. We hope you're as excited as we are for what's ahead.
The Sample: In this episode of The Sample, our student producers come out from behind their microphones and computer screens to introduce themselves. Get acquainted with Kat, Ibby, and James, and learn about everything from astrology to mountaineering in the process.
Dean Shanahan sits down with journalist and documentarian Elena Volochine to discuss Russian politics, her experiences reporting in Moscow, and her film Oleg's Choice, which follows Russian fighters in Eastern Ukraine.
The Sample: At long last it's starting to feel like fall in Bloomington, and we couldn't be happier. This week we pay homage to the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. Listen with headphones for a better experience!
Dean Shanahan sits down with WNBA legend Tamika Catchings to talk about legacy champions, dreaming big, and the importance of making a positive impact. Catchings was the keynote speaker at this year's MLK Jr. Day Leadership Breakfast.
With two Musical Composition/Arrangement Emmy wins behind him, professor Larry Groupé talks with Dean Shanahan about Hollywood scoring for movies, video games, and shows. Groupé leads IU's new film and media scoring program, teaching classed in the Jacobs School of Music and the Media School.
In episode 68, we speak to Patrick Feaster, media preservation specialist and scholar of sound recording at Indiana University, and Erika Dowell, associate director of IU's Lilly Library about the collection of Orson Welles' materials being preserved and archived at the university. The duo also talk about the university's Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative.
When students at IU Bloomington head back to campus, Melanie Payne and her team are there to help them.
Payne is the senior associate director of First Year Experience and the director of New Student Orientation, and she joins Through the Gates this week to share exactly how she makes the move-in experience a good one for all of the new Hoosiers heading to school for the first time.
The Sample: Under sunny early-April skies, IU's First Nations Educational & Cultural Center hosted its Eighth Annual Traditional Powwow. For years, this has been an event where native students can celebrate and non-native students can learn. This year, we chat with recent grad Scout Landin about the jingle dress and why she came back to town for this IU tradition.
The Sample: While most of the country celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride in June, Bloomington celebrates in the month of August. In this episode of The Sample, Kat Spence heads to the LGBTQ+ Culture Center to ask the students who call Indiana University and Bloomington home, what Pride means to them.
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In Ep. 103, Dean Jim Shanahan is joined by Bernard Fraga, Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. Tune in to hear about Fraga's research on voter turnout rates, political polls, and gerrymandering and redistricting.
In Ep. 106, Dean Shanahan talks with Jacobs School of Music Senior Lecturer Andy Hollinden. Known as the "Professor of Rock & Roll," Hollinden talks about his love affair with music, his admiration of Frank Zappa, and teaching the next generation about music legends.
The Sample: In this episode of The Sample, we take a jog through the IU Lilly Library's Slocum Puzzle Collection. We work from Rubik's Cubes to Hot Miso Soup on a tour of the interdisciplinary fun of puzzles.
The Sample: Her freshman year, IU senior Dhara Shukla got involved in the Raas Royalty Dance Competition, the only free garba-raas competition in the nation. Now a co-director of the organization, she reflects on how dance and the friends she's made through Raas have made IU home for her.
In episode 107, Dean Shanahan and Jon Racek, senior lecturer in the IU School of Art, Architecture + Design's comprehensive design program, talk about Racek's start as a firm-owning designer, his foray into playground building and his most recent work in 3D-printing prosthetic hands.
In this episode of Through The Gates, our host Elaine Monaghan sits down with Scott Shackleford and Mike McGinnis to reflect on the life and work of Elinor Ostrom. Elinor was a member of the faculty at IU and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2009. For a list of events honoring her legacy visit ostromworkshop.indiana.edu/index.html
The Sample: In celebration of Black History Month, Through the Gates' shorts, The Sample, sat down with Maria Hamilton Abegunde to discuss how the intersections of past and present, trauma and healing, influence the ways we, "witness and testify to lived experiences..." Among a wide array of accomplishments and experiences, Dr. Abegunde is an award-winning poet, the founding director of The Graduate Mentoring Center, and a visiting faculty member in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies. She is a memory keeper, and author of one collection of poetry and two poetry chapbooks.
This week Dean Shanahan sits down with IU alumna and Rhodes Scholar Jenny Huang. Tune in to hear Jenny's story: from her avid reading as a child, to field research in Iceland, to her new adventure as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford.
Angelina Davydova reports on the environment for Russian and international media. During a visit to IU Bloomington, this Hurbet H. Humphrey fellow from UC Davis sat down with Dean Shanahan to discuss Russian waste management, thawing permafrost and how the changing climate is affecting the natural landscapes of Russia.
In episode 93, Dean Shanahan interviews Maurer School of Law professors Ian Samuel and Steve Sanders. They talk about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel's time as Antonin Scalia's counter-clerk, judicial politics, and Samuel's podcast First Mondays.
Ever since humans appeared on earth, we've been domesticating everything from plants and animals to fire. This week on Through the Gates, anthropologist and political scientist James C. Scott explains how the domestication process has worked in reverse, and how it's led to interesting relationships between humans and governments around the world.
The Sample: In this episode, Emily visits the closet of Paige Venturi, editor in chief of IU's only fashion magazine. She and Arjun Madhavan have been a part of Season Magazine since Sharon Hsu founded it in 2018. Season opens a door for students passionate about fusing art and utility into content that fellow students can connect with.
Jim Shanahan speaks to Linda Smith, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of psychological and brain sciences in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Smith is leading "Learning: Brains, Machines, and Children," which is Indiana University's first Emerging Areas Research Initiative.
In episode 96, Dean Shanahan and IU Soul Revue Director James Strong talk about soul music, the Soul Revue and Strong's time in the industry, working with artists from New Edition to Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, to Stephanie Mills.
In episode 95, Dean Shanahan and Sustaining Hoosier Communities Director Jane Rogan talk about how her team addresses community-identified needs and opportunities by connecting Indiana towns with IU courses, students, and faculty.
James Farmer, associate professor from IU SPEA, and Julia Valliant, a postdoc researcher from the Ostrom Workshop, talk with Dean Shanahan about farm transfers, capturing the stories of Hoosier farmers, and sharing those stories in the media.
In episode 74, Dean James Shanahan talks to Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for the Washington Post, about the relationship between the press and the American public. The conversation also touches on politics, the future of polling, and the possible impact of the "Weinstein effect."
In episode 56, we talk to Paul Mahern—rock and pop record producer, mixing and mastering engineer, singer, songwriter, and IU Media School instructor. Mahern has worked with acts such as John Mellencamp, Lily & Madeleine, The Fray, and Neil Young.
In episode 83, Janae Cummings interviews legendary dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp. The two talk about her career, method, and course collaboration with Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance.
The Sample: This week, Tiny Dorm Concert directors Linnea Holt, Natalie Almanza, and Eric Ashby chat about the start of the brand, all the work that goes into their videos, and the skills they've learned along the way.
Check out one of TDC's nearly 20 videos at www.youtube.com/channel/UCda2MNtPEquk1KRZ4ZlZ6Fg
Special thanks to Matixando for letting us record their warmup and pre-show conversation--stay tuned for their Tiny Dorm Concert!