Indiana University and the World: A Celebration of Collaboration, 1890-2018
Indiana University's administration, faculty, and staff believe that an international reach is a central part of the teaching and research identity of a great university. Beginning with "summer tramps" led by faculty in the later 1800s, providing support to a struggling German higher education system devastated by World War II, partnering with Kenyan medical institutions, and collaborating with Ukrainian parliamentarians, IU has participated in a diverse range of international opportunities.
What connects these seemingly disparate efforts is their reciprocal nature. IU's international activities have benefited countless lives while providing opportunities for the intellectual development of faculty and students. This commitment to international engagement continues into Indiana University's third century, with the launch of Gateway offices in economically and culturally dynamic parts of the world, such as China, India, Germany, and Mexico.
The Lilly Library from A to Z
What do locks of Edgar Allan Poe's hair, Sylvia Plath's attractive handmade paper dolls, John Ford's Oscars, and Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 cigars have in common? They are just a few of the fascinating objects found in the world-famous Lilly Library, located on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington.
In this beautifully illustrated A-to-Z volume, Darlene J. Sadlier journeys through the library's wide-ranging collections to highlight dozens of intriguing items and the archives of which they are a part. Read about life and death masks of John Keats, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Dreiser; Walt Whitman's last pencil; and vintage board games, mechanical puzzles, and even comic books. Among the more peculiar items are a pair of elk teeth and an eerily realistic wall-mount bust of Boris Karloff.
Sadlier writes engagingly about the Lilly Library's major historical collections, which include Civil War diaries and a panopticon of the war called the Myriopticon; War of 1812 payment receipts to spies; and the World War II letters and V-mail of journalist Ernie Pyle. This copiously illustrated, entertaining, and educational book will inspire you to take your own journey and discover for yourself the wonders of the Lilly Library.
The Spirit of Generosity: Shaping IU through Philanthropy
How does commitment to a university become so significant that it prompts giving that can impact generations of students? Are donors motivated by their own experiences, memories of friends and mentors, or aspirations to fund cutting edge research, teaching, and service? At Indiana University, authentic and trusting partnerships pave the way for donors to invest in the causes they believe in, resulting in the creation of knowledge, of opportunity, and of beauty across campus.
The Spirit of Generosity: Shaping IUthrough Philanthropy shares compelling stories of thirteen partnerships that have advanced the common good at Indiana University. These relationships, though unique, are founded on the understanding that gifts reflect the values and dreams of donors. Whether giving endows a chair, funds scholarships, or renovates buildings, it is infused with deep meaning and leaves a lasting impact on the university community. This book honors the generosity of spirit that motivates philanthropy and helps Indiana University fulfill its mission to provide broad access to education, excel in innovative research and teaching, and improve the human condition.
Book title(s): Indiana University and the World: A Celebration of Collaboration, 1890-2018; The Lilly Library from A to Z: Intriguing Objects in a World-Class Collection; The Spirit of Generosity: Shaping IU Through Philanthropy
Author(s): Patrick O'Meara with Leah K. Peck; Darlene J. Sadlier; Curtis R. Simic and Sandra Bate
Event type: Book launch
Date: September 26, 2019
Location: Presidents Hall (Franklin Hall), IU Bloomington