Through the Gates: IU This Week is a joint project between the school, the IU Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, and IU Newsroom. Dean James Shanahan is host of the series.
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Sept. 20: IU Jacobs School of Music Dean Emeritus Charles Webb and Philip Ponella, the Wennerstrom-Philips Music Library director and director of Music Information Technology Services, talk 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.”
Sept. 13: Political science professor Aurelian Craiutu discusses the current cycle of political and social polarization on university campuses and throughout the United States. Listen.
Sept. 6: James H. Madison, IU’s Thomas and Kathryn Miller professor of history emeritus, talks about recent controversies surrounding Confederate monuments and the Civil War. Listen.
Aug. 21: Through the Gates talks to Dr. Caty Pilachowski, professor and Kirkwood Chair in Astronomy at IU, about today’s solar eclipse and IU’s CelestFest event. Listen.
July 25: Through the Gates talks 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. Listen.
June 19: Through the Gates talks to David Kay of Memphis Meats, a California-based company working to change the way meat gets to your plate by producing real meat from lab-grown animal cells. Listen.
April 26: School of Education professor Adam Maltese and graduate student Joey Huang talk about “the MILL,” a creative space at IU Bloomington for tinkering, crafting, prototyping and exploring creative solutions to pedagogical problems. Listen.
April 20: Author and The New Yorker staff writer Peter Hessler discussed the cultural differences between Egyptians and the Chinese entrepreneurs who have set up shop in towns along the Nile. Listen.
April 12: Author and Boston University professor William McKeen talks about his new book, Everybody Had an Ocean, as well as the music and mayhem of the 1960s. Listen.
April 5: NPR producer Julie Snyder talks about binge-worthy journalism and her experiences with S-Town and Serial, two of the most successful podcast programs in recent history. Listen.
March 29: New York Times columnist and IU Poynter Center Chair Roger Cohen discusses post-election politics and the importance of investigative journalism. Listen.
March 8: The new Indiana University Archives and the Primary Source Immersion Program will help faculty integrate primary sources into courses and foster students’ information literacy skills. IU Director of University Archives Dina Kellams and Meg Meiman, who oversees teaching and learning at IU Libraries, describe the new program. Listen.
Feb. 27: William Kristol, founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, 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. Here, he chats with Dean James Shanahan for Through the Gates. Listen.
Feb. 22: 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, discuss the Oscars, why they’re important, and their cultural impact. Listen.
Feb. 15: Justin R. Garcia, associate director for research and education at the Kinsey Institute and Ruth N. Halls assistant professor of gender studies, discusses Match.com’s Singles in America survey, the nature of modern dating and technology’s impact on intimacy. Listen.
Feb. 8: Professor Aurelian Craiutu of the IU Department of Political argues that moderation is a virtue for all seasons, but that it’s urgently needed in times of polarization. He discusses his new book, Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes. Listen.
Feb. 1: Through the Gates talks with Morgan Mohr, a senior at Indiana University Bloomington studying political science, history and feminist policy. Morgan recently was named a 2017 Rhodes Scholar. Listen.
Jan. 25: Linda Smith, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of psychological and brain sciences, discusses “Learning: Brains, Machines, and Children,” IU’s first Emerging Areas Research Initiative. Listen.
Jan. 18: Elizabeth Cullen Dunn, associate professor in IU’s School of Global and International Studies, discusses the experiences and lessons learned during the development of her upcoming book, Permanently Temporary: Humanitarianism and displacement in the Republic of Georgia. Listen.
Dec. 7: Filippo Menczer, professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, talks about one of the election season’s hottest topics: the rise of Twitter bots. Listen.
Oct. 31: SPEA professor of practice Paul Helmke and senior lecturer and debate coach Brian DeLong weigh in on debates during the 2016 election cycle. Listen.
Oct. 12: Media School associate professor Nicole Martins talks about her work on the effects of media on children, including ways gender, body image and interpersonal violence are affected by media use. Listen.
Oct. 5: Professors Bernard Fraga and Sandra Shapshay talk about their work on the All In Campus Democracy Challenge, a national voting initiative focused on improving democratic engagement on college campuses. Listen.
Sept. 18: Professor Abdulkader Sinno discusses 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. Listen.
Aug. 28: Vice Provost for Arts and Humanities Ed Comentale and the Arts and Humanities Council are introducing First Thursdays, a monthly festival on IU’s campus featuring music, art and food. Listen.
June 26: Guest is 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. Listen.
June 12: IU swim coach Ray Looze and swimmers Lilly King, and Blake Pieroni talk about the program and their hopes for the Olympics. Listen.
May 29: Trevor Douglas, the Earl Blough Professor of Chemistry in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, and author Dana Johnson, an associate professor of English at the University of Southern California, are this week’s guests. Listen.
March 13: Miss the season so far? Get caught up with our spring break recap. Listen.
Feb. 28: Interviews with Jeffrey Buchman, stage director for the Jacobs School of Music’s upcoming production of Carmen, and Jacobs graduate student Patricia Illera, who will perform the opera’s title role. Listen.
Feb. 21: Women in technology, with CEWiT director Maureen Biggers and IU first lady Laurie Burns McRobbie. Listen.