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The College of Arts and Sciences - Dean's Faculty and Staff Newsletter
Campus Shots - Spring
  April, 2010

David ZaretDear Colleagues,

As this very busy and eventful semester draws to a close, I am delighted to be able to send all of you the final newsletter of the 2009-2010 academic year.  Once again the newsletter is packed with items of information on awards, honors and achievements that our faculty and students have garnered over recent months.  It is a pleasure to see all this information gathered in a single place, and always makes me proud to be affiliated with the College.

As we send congratulations and good wishes to all our students who are earning degrees this year, let me pause for a moment to thank everyone who has helped make this a memorable year for the College.  I wish all of you a relaxing, enjoyable and productive summer.  I look forward to seeing everyone back on campus in the fall.

All best,

David Zaret

Interim Dean, IU College of Arts and Sciences

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Colin AllenColin Allen receives Humboldt Research Award
Colin Allen, professor of History and Philosophy of Science and Cognitive Science, has been chosen by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to receive a Humboldt Research Award. The Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany.  Research fellowships and research awards bring awardees to Germany to work on a research project with a host and collaborative partner. Allen will be spending up to 8 months of the coming year in Germany as a guest and collaborator of Prof. Albert Newen, currently of Bochum.  He will also be participating regularly in Prof. Andreas Bartels' "knowing how and knowing that" working group.  In connection with these collaborations, in August he will be a panelist at the European Society for Philosophy & Psychology meeting in Bochum, and in September he will participate in a workshop in Bonn.  During the coming year he will be working on a new book on animal cognition.

Scott KennedyIU to establish a presence in Beijing thanks to Luce Foundation gift
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a three-year $250,000 grant to Indiana University for an initiative on China and global governance that will lead to the university's establishing a permanent presence in Beijing. Combined with additional support totaling about $450,000 from another 15 academic and research centers at IU, the Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business (RCCPB), led by Professor Scott Kennedy, will establish offices in the Chinese capital later this year. Full Article »

Check PresentationState Farm Youth Advisory Board gives $25,400 grant to Books & Beyond project. The check was presented at the Global Village Learning Center on Monday February 22.
IU is one of 82 community organizations or schools to receive a service-learning, youth-led grant across the United States and Canada. More than 1,100 grant requests were received by the Board.  “Books and Beyond will work on engaging students to become more involved in reading and writing,” said YAB board member, Eraj Din. “These students are hoping by creating this program it start to close that Achievement Gap that is plaguing Indiana and the rest of the country.”

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