• December 20, 2014

    Winter Commencement

    IU President Michael A. McRobbie presided over the 2014 Winter Commencement ceremonies, which featured commencement speaker Jane Chu, the chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Chu is an IU alumna who earned her doctorate from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IU-Purdue University Indianapolis. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the NEA in February and the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination in June.

  • December 5, 2014

    Installation Ceremony for IU Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace

    New Indiana University Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace has been on the job since July 1, but he got a traditional welcome on December 5th, in the form of the school's traditional installation ceremony. Wallace, 54, grew up near the Northern Ireland capital of Belfast and came to the United States in 1978 on a track scholarship to Eastern Illinois University. There, he earned undergraduate degrees in English and physical education and a master's degree in English. He earned a doctorate in English at Illinois State University. Since then, Wallace has held numerous roles as a professor, dean and provost at schools across the United States. He also has published five books, including two award-winning volumes on writing, and has completed research projects in South Africa and Japan.

  • November 11, 2014

    IU East Student Activites and Events Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees, IU President Michael A. McRobbie and IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe hosted a ground breaking ceremony for the Student Activities and Events Center. The ceremony was held east of Springwood Hall, near the site where IU East will construct the center. The building will be the fifth constructed on the 182-acre campus.

  • November 4, 2014

    World War I Roundtable Discussion

    Indiana University Bloomington hosted a global roundtable titled “An Unsolved Business: The Legacy of the Great War,” featuring diplomats from many of the countries involved in World War I. The roundtable was the signature event of IU Bloomington’s 2014-15 academic year exploration of the conflict, World War I: 100 Years. This series of events and exhibitions tangibly integrates the arts and humanities on campus and examines the impact of World War I on today’s political affairs. IU President Michael A. McRobbie chaired the international roundtable, which focused on the geo-political legacy of the Great War.

  • October 17, 2014

    Recognizing Outstanding Alumni with Distinguished Alumni Service Awards

    Each year, Indiana University recognizes outstanding alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Service Award, the highest accolade reserved solely for alumni. The awardees are leaders in their chosen fields, and they also make significant contributions benefiting their community, state, nation, or university.

  • October 17, 2014

    Inauguration of the IU Media School and Dedication of the Ernie Pyle Sculpture

    Indiana University celebrated the Media School with a formal inauguration of the new school and dedication of a sculpture of World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle during homecoming weekend.

  • October 16, 2014

    Honoring IU's Partners in Philanthropy

    Indiana University and the Indiana University Foundation honored five individuals at the 2014 Partners in Philanthropy. IU President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Foundation President and CEO Daniel C. Smith presented the awards, which recognize exceptional volunteer leaders whose vital service and contributions help shape the future of the university at the highest levels.

  • October 14, 2014

    State of the University Address

    IU President Michael A. McRobbie devoted his annual State of the University address to providing the first detailed look at the Bicentennial Strategic Plan for Indiana University, which includes seven broad priorities on which the university will be focused over the next five years. IU celebrates its bicentennial as a university during the 2019-20 academic year.

  • October 1, 2014

    IU Dedicates the Neurosciences Research Building

    IU President Michael A. McRobbie presided over the ceremony to dedicate the 138,000-square-foot IU Neurosciences Research building in Indianapolis. The building is connected to Goodman Hall and the ambulatory care and imaging facility of the IU Health Neuroscience Center, resulting in a 408,000-square-foot center that provides a space for collaboration and innovation by physicians and researchers that is rare, if not unique.

  • September 19, 2014

    IU Dedicates Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center

    IU President Michael A. McRobbie presided over the dedication ceremony for Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center. Hodge Hall is named for James Hodge, a 1974 graduate of the Kelley School and president of Permal Asset Management. Hodge's $15 million gift was a centerpiece of the support this project received from alumni and corporate partners.

  • September 15, 2014

    IU Bestows an Honorary Degree upon Actor Kevin Kline

    IU President Michael A. McRobbie presented Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline with an honorary doctoral degree during his return to the Indiana University campus. Kline's degree ceremony was immediately followed by the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture featuring Kline in the IU Auditorium.

  • September 12, 2014

    Susan Sciame-Giesecke installed as IU Kokomo's seventh chancellor

    More than 400 students, faculty, staff, family, and community supporters attended the installation ceremony of IU Kokomo's seventh chancellor. IU President Michael A. McRobbie presided over the installation of Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke.

  • August 22, 2014

    Dedication of the Renovated Rotary Building

    The IU community gathered to celebrate one of the oldest buildings on the Indiana University School of Medicine campus that was transformed and preserved with a $10 million renovation. Watch as university leaders gathered to dedicate the newly restored historic Rotary Building.

  • May 23, 2014

    Opening Ceremony for the IU China Gateway Office

    IU President Michael A. McRobbie presided over the grand opening of the new IU China Office in Beijing, the university’s second global gateway office, which will serve as IU’s new home base for activities in China. The office will accelerate IU’s academic initiatives and partnerships, which encompass almost all of China’s leading universities. During the grand opening, the those in attendance were treated to the traditional Chinese lion dance.

  • May 21, 2014

    Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi Performs at the IU Japan Alumni Reception

    IU President Michael A. McRobbie presented renowned cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi with the Thomas Hart Benton Medallion, one of the university's highest honors. As a teen, Tsutsumi studied with legendary cellist Janos Starker at the IU Jacobs School of Music.

  • May 10, 2014

    IU Bloomington Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies

    IU President Michael A. McRobbie conferred degrees to IU Bloomington undergraduates during the 185th commencement. Two ceremonies were held, and each featured a commencement address by Ireland President Michael D. Higgins, who is an alumnus of IU. McRobbie presented Higgins with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Graduating seniors Chris Kauffman and Parker Mantell delivered the student addresses at the ceremonies.

  • May 9, 2014

    IU Bloomington Graduate Commencement Ceremony

    IU President Michael A. McRobbie presided over the 2014 graduate commencement ceremony at IU Bloomington. Paul O'Neill, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and an IU alumnus, spoke during the ceremony and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

  • April 24, 2014

    Anti-Defamation League Man of Achievement Award Dinner

    IU President Michael A. McRobbie received the Anti-Defamation League’s “Man of Achievement Award,” which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community, justice and equal opportunity for all.

  • April 16, 2014

    Meryl Streep Receives Honorary IU Degree

    Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presents actress Meryl Streep with an honorary doctoral degree at IU Bloomington. Streep is widely regarded as one of America's best living film actors. She has received 18 Academy Award nominations and 28 Golden Globe nominations, more than any other actor in the history of either award. She has won three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globe Awards.

  • April 14, 2014

    IU President Michael McRobbie surprises Truman Scholar

    Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie informs IU student Christine White, via Skype, that she has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar. White is currently studying abroad in Madrid, Spain.

  • April 1, 2014

    Introducing Lee A. Feinstein, the 2014 O'Meara International Lecture Speaker

    Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie introduced the 2014 O'Meara International Lecture speaker, Lee A. Feinstein, founding dean of the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. Feinstein, who has more than two decades of experience serving in high-level positions in diplomacy and foreign affairs spoke on the topic, "Back to the Future: Old Challenges and New, and the Capacity of International Institutions to Cope." A former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Poland from 2009 to 2012, Feinstein has had a distinguished career in and out of government.

  • February 21, 2014

    The Rededication of Owen Hall and Jordan Hall

    Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie rededicated IU Bloomington's Owen Hall and Jordan Hall after the renovations to the buildings was completed. Owen Hall is located in the Old Crescent—the historic core of the campus. The renovation of Owen Hall, which was largely vacant, provides the administrative offices of the College of Arts and Sciences with office space that keeps the deans and administrators at the center of many of the academic departments and programs of the College. Jordan Hall, home to the Department of Biology, is not part of the Old Crescent, but it is a part of what is considered to be the historic core of the campus. The building and its laboratories were updated to modern standards.