Indiana University Bloomington
The College of Arts and Sciences - Dean's Faculty and Staff Newsletter
Campus Shots - Winter
   December, 2009

Dear friends,

As the fall semester winds down, I want to join you in celebrating the many achievements of our faculty who have been recognized for excellence in research, scholarship and artistic endeavors.  In this newsletter we highlight some of our faculty's impressive accomplishments and the recent awards that they have received.  I am especially delighted to recognize Elinor (Lin) Ostrom.  As both the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and the first member of our faculty in more than fifty years to earn this prestigious award, she is an inspiration to us all. 

It is my pleasure to congratulate all of you who were part of our inaugural Themester—it was a rousing success! I am delighted to tell you that more than 4,000 College students and many more members of the Bloomington community took part in the 45 courses, lectures, theater productions, and other activities that were organized by seventeen of our departments to explore the topic of Evolution, Diversity, and Change.  I am excited and looking forward to next year's Themester that will focus on Sustainability.

My very best wishes to all of you for a healthy and happy holiday season, and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.


Bennett I. Bertenthal
James H. Rudy Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and
Dean of the IU College of Arts and Sciences

A Day in the Life of the College
A Day in the Life of the College A Day in the Life of the College

9 photographers,
120 venues
for 12 hours
October 14, 2009

The College Magazine
The College magazineThe Fall/Winter 2009 issue of THE COLLEGE magazine is now available online.


Faculty members who wish to get a new headshot are invited to make an appointment for Wednesday, January 20 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The College will have a photographer available that day in Woodburn Hall. Please email Jocelyn Bowie,, with your requested time. The process takes less than 10 minutes.
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Research on workplace gossip by two Sociology professors, Tim Hallett and Donna Eder, was recently featured in the New York Times.  The topic was covered and discussed in a related blog.

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