In the throes of awards season, commentary on celebrity fashion choices runs rampant. This week, Professor Linda Pisano, chair of the Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance department, talks costume design, style trends, and how we can contextualize red carpet fashion.
The Bateman Case Study Competition is a public relations competition for students nationwide to gain experience in public relations. IU has its own class devoted to this competition in which 4 students and a faculty advisor work together to implement a campaign for the chosen client. This year's client: The 2020 US Census. In this week's episode you'll hear from faculty advisor Dave Groobert and students Adara Donald and Abigail Bainbridge about what it's like to work on this case study and what exactly the US Census is.
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In episode 46, we're joined by Brittany Friesner, associate director of the IU Cinema, and Jesse Pasternak, a junior at IU and the co-president of the Indiana Student Cinema Guild, to discuss the Oscars, why they're important, and their impact on our culture.
IU Archives of African American Music and Culture Director Tyron Cooper has an insider’s view of Black music and the culture behind it, much of which goes back to the Black church.
He says that’s part of what makes AAAMC different: it looks at the broad context and origins of Black music, and makes it accessible for both scholarship and casual listening.
Cooper joins Dean Shanahan on Through the Gates to tell us more about the archives and share AAAMC Speaks, a documentary series hosted by the archives in partnership with the Office of the Provost.
The series brings the archives alive in a series of interviews with industry executives and performers in various genres of Black music. The first episode on Eddie Gilreath shows one of the first Black professionals to work at the executive level in the music industry.
Coming up are features on AAAMC founding director Dr. Portia Maultsby and the foundational jazz musician Reggie Workman.
Go to aaamc.indiana.edu to learn more about the archives.
This week, we’ll hear from Michael Adams, Provost Professor of English at Indiana University, and author of “In Praise of Profanity” (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Adams sees “In Praise of Profanity” as a continuation of 2009’s “Slang: The People’s Poetry.” In it, he argues that profanity is not only oversimplified as being taboo, it is also valuable and essential as a vehicle of communication and an element of style.
Adams is an English language historian and a frequent contributor to various dictionaries and academic journals. Though his published articles often explore arcane aspects of language, he also writes books aimed at broader audiences. They include “Slayer Slang: A ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Lexicon” and “From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages.”
The Sample: In this episode of The Sample, the team flips back fifty years to 1968. Through The Ballantonian, a weekly liberal arts review run from September 1967 to January 1969 by Indiana University students, we offer the year's poetry, criticism and politics. Special thanks to the director of University Archives, Dina Kellams.
The Sample: On April Fools' Day 1975, IU grad Leon Varjian held the first annual Banana Olympics in Dunn Meadow. To honor the original event's spirit of absurdity and fun, the producers of The Sample held their own version of the games 44 years later.
Film and television star Jonathan Banks joins Jim Shanahan on this week's episode of Through the Gates.
In his nearly fifty years as an actor, Banks has been cast in a wide range of roles, but is most notable for his performances on "Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul" and "Wiseguy." He's also appeared in several films, including "Airplane!" and "Beverly Hills Cop."
In today's conversation, Banks will share his journey from the streets of Washington D.C. to the silver screen in Hollywood by way of Indiana University.
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Hundreds of same-sex couples throughout the state share one of two anniversaries: June 25 and 26, 2014. In this episode, makers of IU's "Just Married" podcast, Jennifer Bass and Stephanie Sanders, talk about why these two days in June matter, the history and laws surrounding marriage equality in the U.S., and how they're sharing the love stories of same-sex Hoosiers on their journeys into marriage.
In episode 85, Janae Cummings speaks to Noah Bendix-Balgley, first concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and a graduate of IU's Jacobs School of Music. As the Wells Scholars Program professor, Bendix-Balgley recently visited Bloomington to lead an honors interdisciplinary colloquium for undergraduate students on "Art Music in the Contemporary World: An Exploration of Emerging Models."
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Accomplished actor, writer, singer and director Robby Benson joins host Jim Shanahan for this week's episode of Through the Gates.
A professor of practice at Indiana University, Benson brings experience gained through a career that stretches to nearly five decades, including his most famous role in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Now, Benson guides film students at IU, including some who will showcase their work at two screenings this week.
In this episode, Benson will discuss his long career, how television and film are changing, and what challenges his student filmmakers have had to overcome in their creative process.
Also, in recognition of National Poetry Month, poets Adrian Matejka and Lisa Kwong will join the podcast to read some of their works.
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In episode 61, we speak with IU Jacob School of Music Dean Emeritus Charles Webb and Philip Ponella, the Wennerstrom Philips Music Library Director and director of Music Information Technology Services, about the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. In 2009, the Bernstein family awarded the Jacobs School of Music with the contents of one of his composing studios. That studio is now on tour as part of the global celebration "Leonard Bernstein at 100."
Water. Hops. Malted barley. Yeast.
Put them together and you have a delicious beer — usually.
But as IU molecular biologist Matthew Bochman shares on this week’s podcast, conditions common to the production of certain craft beers can sometimes inhibit their production, risking a growing segment of a nearly $55 billion industry. On this week's episode of Through the Gates, Bochman explains how yeast is used to produce beer and how his research has helped one local brewery improve their product.
The Sample: In this episode, Abbie takes us back to the 1920s, and we hunker down in the Book Nook, "a randy temple smelling of socks, wet slickers, vanilla flavoring, face powder, and unread books," as described by Hoagy Carmichael.
Cover photo: “Book Nook Commencement,” Indiana University Archives Exhibits, accessed February 15, 2019, collections.libraries.indiana.edu/iubarchi…show/627.
In episode 67, Through the Gates producers Abbie Gipson and Emily Miles look into Indiana University campus ghost stories and discuss their findings. Be sure to listen to this in conjunction with episode 65, where we talk to IU alum Kat Klockow about her book Haunted Hoosier Halls and other paranormal phenomena (Through-the-gates-at-iu – Ep-65-the-haunted-history-of-indiana-university-with-kat-klockow).
This week on Through the Gates, we welcome David Brenneman, the new director of the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art.
Brenneman comes to IU after two decades in Atlanta at the High Museum of Art. In today's conversation, Brenneman tells host Jim Shanahan about his plans for the IU Art Museum, how the art world is changing in the 21st century, and why IU's collection is truly world class.
This week on Through The Gates, Elaine sits down to discuss how to combat the stigma of mental health on IU's campus with professor Bernice Pescosolido. Professor Pescosolido leads the on-campus initiative called You Bring Change to Mind at IU.
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Media School Dean Jim Shanahan interviews Jeffrey Buchman, stage director for the IU Jacobs School of Music’s upcoming production of “Carmen,” and Jacobs graduate student Patricia Illera, who will perform the opera’s title role.
This week, host Jim Shanahan is joined by Sue Carter, the director of The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. Carter was appointed to her position at The Kinsey Institute in October, 2014, after a long career in the field of neuroendocrinology.
Carter has spent much of her recent career studying the consequences of birth intervention, particularly how the hormone oxytocin affects the health of both mothers and their newborn children.
In this interview, Carter will discuss her career, including research on the mating habits of the prairie vole, the present and historical challenges of sex research and the immediate future of The Kinsey Institute.
Also on this episode, Colin Allen, a faculty member in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine in the College of Arts and Sciences, talks about National Bike to Work Week, from May 16 to 20. May is National Bike Month.
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With the IU football season well underway, someone has to help the Hoosiers stay in top shape. That person is Keith Caton, the strength and conditioning coach for the IU football team.
Caton's coaching career includes stops at the University of Southern Mississippi, Auburn University, the University of Missouri, Western Kentucky University and Baylor University.
This week on Through the Gates, host Jim Shanahan will discuss IU's training methods with Caton, as well as his role in helping athletes sustain their athletic performance.
We'll also hear from Caryn Hojnicki, sustainability coordinator with Greening Cream & Crimson, an initiative designed to bring more sustainable practices to IU athletics. She'll share her work on the Zero Waste Football project with Janae Cummings in this week's Five Questions segment.
This week, Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan speaks with John Nieto Phillips, IU associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity, on the challenge of increasing campus diversity among faculty and students. The conversation addresses a variety of nuances of student and faculty recruitment and touches on questions of competitive hiring, extra burdens on minority faculty, and implicit bias.
Emmy-winning environmental photographer James Balog shares with Dean Shanahan harrowing stories of mountaineering and the keys to creating new narratives about the environment. Balog is the founder of the Extreme Ice Survey and the Earth Vision Institute, and his latest film, "The Human Element," explores how humanity affects and is affected by earth, air, fire and water. He has spoken at the White House, in the U.S. Congress, at NASA, and is widely known for his popular TED talk "Time-Lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss."
In Ep. 104, Dean Shanahan talks with former director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Tune in to hear Clement discuss the impact of climate change and whistleblowing in a government agency.
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This week, Through the Gates hosts Jim Shanahan and Janae Cummings talk with Ed Comentale, associate vice provost for arts and humanities in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and Arts and Humanities Council intern Lucy Battersby, an undergraduate studying history and creative writing in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Ed and Lucy share updates from the council and talk about First Thursdays, a celebration of contemporary arts & humanities on the IU Bloomington campus debuting Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. The festival is free and open to all members of the public, with performances and activities around the Showalter Arts Plaza from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by featured evening events at venues across campus.
Janae Cummings also talks with IU award-winning poet Adrian Matejka, who has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and who is kicking off the inaugural First Thursdays event Sept. 1, and documentarian Rick Prelinger, whose film “No More Road Trips?” will be shown during the event at 6:30 p.m. in the IU Cinema
The Sample: Costume design is an important element to bringing a story to life. It brings out the personality of characters and lets the audience immerse themselves into a whole new world. This week we had the chance to explore the process of designing a costume, from a sketch to a final wearable garment for the stage.
Aurelian Craiutu is a champion of moderation in an era of extreme politics. The political scientist argues that moderation is a virtue for all seasons, but that it's urgently needed in times of polarization. In episode 44, Craiutu discusses his new book, "Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes," which pushes back against the idea that moderation is a weak virtue or a philosophy for people who lack conviction.
In episode 77, Janae Cummings speaks to Dan Calarco, chief of staff for IU's vice president for information technology, and Von Welch, director of IU's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. The trio discuss cybersecurity, two-factor login, and the challenges of staying safe online.
In episode 87, we feature an early-release episode of a mini-series from the College of Arts and Sciences featuring three alumni who received awards from the College this year. This episode is about award-winning author, journalist, and music critic Anthony DeCurtis.
This country’s political system has been through a lot in the past two months - ahem - four years.
James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science Jeff Isaac joins host Elaine Monaghan and producer Violet Baron to consider how the government will reckon with its recent past, where Trumpism goes now, and what a kid from New York turned Bloomington public intellectual can bring to the conversation.
For the great many of us confounded by issues of cybersecurity, Dean Shanahan and founder of the Library Freedom Project Alison Macrina work through everything from Facebook to the NSA and web browsing to texting. Macrina is set to visit IU Feb. 14 as part of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research speaker series, co-hosted with the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology.
This week, Dean Shanahan talks with Nancy Lipschultz, Associate Professor of Voice and Speech in the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. Lipschultz shares insight into regional dialects, how she coaches professionals, and gives the dean a quick lesson on Cockney English.
Rafat Ali came to study new media at IU in the heat of the dot-com boom. By the time he graduated, the bubble had burst. Yet, Ali managed to enter and excel in digital media, founding paidContent, ContentNext and Skift. In this episode, he talks with Dean Shanahan about how he did it.
In episode 62, we speak to Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Professor of Law and Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow at the IU Maurer School of Law, about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, its history and impact on higher education, and the current status of immigration law.
In episode 66, we talk to Lee A. Feinstein, dean of IU's School of Global & International Studies and former US ambassador to Poland. Topics include Feinstein's career in foreign policy, hot spots such as North Korea and Iran, and his work in academia.
In episode 91, Dean Shanahan speaks to Raju Narisetti founder of Mint, India's second-largest business newspaper. Narisetti visited the IU Bloomington campus as part of the India Remixed festival, where he spoke on "Why Honest Journalism Is in Peril in the World's Largest Democracy." At the time of this recording, Narisetti was CEO of Gizmodo Media Group.
Through the Gates host Janae Cummings opens season 3 with W. Kamau Bell—sociopolitical comedian, podcaster, author, and Emmy Award-winning host of the CNN docu-series United Shades of America. Bell visited the Indiana University Bloomington campus to speak at the university's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Leadership Breakfast.
In episode 51, producer Julie Snyder joins Through the Gates to talk about binge-worthy journalism and her experiences with S-Town and Serial, two of the most successful podcast programs in recent history.
In episode 60, we discuss the current cycle of political and social polarization on university campuses and throughout the United States with Aurelian Craiutu, professor, IU Department of Political Science.
In episode 47, we're joined by neoconservative political analyst and commentator William Kristol, founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard. Kristol is visited the IU Bloomington campus as part of The Toqueville Program to speak about the state of contemporary politics and the chances of a new political center at the university.
In episode 59, we talk to James H. Madison, the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington, about recent controversies surrounding Confederate monuments and the Civil War.
In episode 64, we talk to Bruce Joel Rubin, IU alum and Academy Award-winning screenwriter for the supernatural romance Ghost. Rubin also wrote the screenplays for the 1990 psychological horror film Jacob's Ladder and the science-fiction films Deep Impact and The Last Mimzy.
In episode 92, Dean Shanahan and IU Media School Professor of Practice Elaine Monaghan speak to award-winning documentary maker Ruth O’Reilly. O'Reilly worked as a journalist in Ireland, particularly Northern Ireland between 1989 and 2014, and participated in Indiana University’s first “Representing Religion” symposium.
This week, Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan is joined by Trevor Douglas, the Earl Blough Professor of Chemistry in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry.
Douglas is part of a research team working toward a material that may eventually fuel cheap, efficient cars that run on water — work being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The team has created an efficient biomaterial that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen — one half of the “holy grail” of splitting H2O.
Also on this episode, we’ll hear from California-based author Dana Johnson, an associate professor of English at the University of Southern California, who talks about her writing process and reads an excerpt from one of her novels. Johnson will be in town next week as a faculty member at the annual IU Writers’ Conference (June 4-8).
Through the Gates opens season 2 with guest Elizabeth Cullen Dunn, an associate professor in IU's School of Global and International Studies. Professor Dunn discusses the experiences and lessons learned during the development of her upcoming book, "Permanently Temporary: Humanitarianism and displacement in the Republic of Georgia." She also discusses the plight of refugees in other parts of the world, as well as the current state of efforts to resettle refugees in Bloomington, Indiana.
In episode 81, Dean Shanahan speaks to Paula Apsell and Doug Hamilton—producers of PBS’s critically acclaimed science series Nova—about the show's climate change programming and learning how to educate their audiences on the facts.