Indiana University Bloomington

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Indiana University Bloomington

Public research university located in Bloomington, Indiana, in the United States add

Category: Sciences (600)

Founded in 1820.

Countries: United States (56%), India (20%), (9%)

Main connections: Indiana University, Indiana, Bob Knight

Linked to: National Collegiate Athletic Association, Jacobs School of Music, Association of American Universities, Indiana University




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Indiana's state government in Corydon founded Indiana University in 1820 as the "State Seminary add something


While the original state-issued legislative charter for IUB was granted in 1820, construction began in 1822; the first professor, Baynard Rush Hall, was hired in 1823; classes were offered in 1824 add something


The hiring of Andrew Wylie, its first president, in 1829 signified the school's growing professionalism add something


In 1838 the legislature changed the school's name for a final time to Indiana University add something


Jacob Ammen - From 1840 through 1843, he served as Chair of the Mathematics Department at Indiana University


The Maurer School of Law, founded in 1842, is one of the oldest schools on the Bloomington campus add something


Wylie's death in 1851 marks the end of the university's first period of development add something


Arthur C. Mellette - In 1862, Mellette entered Indiana University as a sophomore and graduated in 1863


Arthur C. Mellette - In 1866, Mellette graduated from the School of Law at the Indiana University and went to Muncie, Indiana, Indiana, where he began practicing law with Thomas J. Brady


From its beginnings with baseball in 1867, the Hoosier athletic program has grown to include over 600 male and female student-athletes on 24 varsity teams boasting one of the nation's best overall records add something


One development is interesting to modern scholars: the college admitted its first woman student, Sarah Parke Morrison in 1867, making IU only the fourth public university to admit women on an equal basis with men add something


Morrison went on to become the first female professor at IU in 1873 add something


John T. Thompson - After a year at Indiana University in 1877, he gained an appointment to the United States Military Academy, graduating in 1882


Instead of rebuilding in Seminary Square, as had been the practice following previous blazes, the college was rebuilt between 1884 and 1908 at the far eastern edge of Bloomington add something


It was only in 1885 that a non-clergyman, biologist David Starr Jordan, became president add something


David Starr Jordan - In 1885, he was named President of Indiana University, becoming the nation's youngest university president at age 34 and the first Indiana University president that was not an ordained minister


Throughout this period and until the rechartering of Vincennes University from a four-year institution to a two-year institution in 1889, a legal-political battle was fought between the territorial-chartered public university in Vincennes and the State of Indiana on behalf of the state-chartered public university in Bloomington, including the legal case which was appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States add something


Stanford University - In Spring 1891 the Stanfords offered the presidency of their new university to the president of Cornell University, Andrew White, but he declined and recommended David Starr Jordan, the 40-year-old president of Indiana University Bloomington


The Hoosiers became a member of the prestigious Big Ten Conference on December 1, 1899 add something


Samuel Alfred Mitchell - The Mitchells' son, Allan C. G. Mitchell , was chair of the Indiana University Physics Department from 1938-1963 and pioneered the creation of the IU Cyclotron Facility in 1941


Arthur H. Greenwood - The Baptist lawyer, farmer and banker graduated from the Indiana University Bloomington in 1905, as well as The George Washington University


Don Herold - He graduated from high school in 1907 and went on to the Art Institute of Chicago until 1908 when he transferred to the Indiana University


The city's waterworks existing in the early 20th century being utterly inadequate, in 1909 the university's Board of Trustees made the decision that the university should solve the water problem on its own add something


Curtis Shake - He subsequently earned his L.L.B. from Indiana University in 1910


Housed in a building named for famed war correspondent and alumnus Ernie Pyle, the School of Journalism was established in 1911 add something


Wendell Willkie - Willkie graduated from Elwood High School, and four years later in 1913, earned a BA from Indiana University, where he belonged to Beta Theta Pi fraternity


The first extension office of IU was opened in Indianapolis in 1916 add something


Wendell Willkie - He taught history for a year in Coffeyville, Kansas, entered the Indiana University School of Law, receiving his LLB in 1916


In 1920/1921 the School of Music and the School of Commerce and Finance were opened add something


The Kelley School of Business was founded in 1920 as the University's School of Commerce and Finance add something


The School of Education, formerly a part of the College of Arts and Science, has been independent since 1923 add something


Harold Thayer Davis - From 1923 to 1937 he taught mathematics at the Indiana University Bloomington, becoming a professor there


IU's first Fine Arts Library was established in the late 1930s as part of the Departmental office on the second floor, east wing of the University Library which was located in Franklin Hall add something


Frank K. Edmondson - He graduated from Indiana University in 1933 and received a fellowship to work at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he stayed until 1935, working as an observing assistant to Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of the dwarf planet Pluto


Ralph Graham - Upon graduation in 1934, Graham entered the football coaching profession as an assistant to McMillin, who moved from Kansas State to Indiana University that season


Ross Lockridge, Jr. - He graduated from Indiana University in 1935 with the highest average in the history of the university


Frank K. Edmondson - After earning his Ph.D. under the direction of Bart Bok at Harvard University in 1937, Edmondson returned to Indiana University as a faculty member in the department of astronomy


In the 1940s Indiana University opened extension campuses in Kokomo and Fort Wayne add something


The Department of Labor Studies, a unit housed within the School of Social Work, was founded in the 1940s during the tenure of Herman B Wells in response to the growing role of organized labor in American society add something


Eastern Michigan University - In 1940, the men's cross country team finished second to Indiana University


In 1941, two important events occurred: Henry Radford Hope became chairman of the Fine Arts Department in the Fall and the Fine Arts Center was created by remodeling Mitchell Hall Annex add something


The IU Art Museum was first established in 1941 with a later building being designed by the world-renowned architecture firm I.M. Pei and Partners add something


Jesse E. Eschbach - Born in Warsaw, Indiana , Indiana, Eschbach graduated from Indiana University in 1943 and served in the Navy during World War II


The controversial Kinsey Institute for sexual research was established in 1945 add something


Established in 1946 as the first School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in the United States, the school and programs have grown to encompass a broad spectrum of academic interests and professional fields add something


Keith Bulen - Keith studied government and earned his Bachelors Degree in 1949 and "Juris Doctor" in 1952, both from Indiana University


Many of the campus's buildings were built and most of its land acquired during the 1950s and 1960s, when first soldiers attending under the GI Bill and the baby boom swelled the university's enrollment from 5,403 in 1940 to 30,368 in 1970 add something


The Indiana University School of Optometry has a long history of optometric education and research, having been founded 1951 add something


George Michael Cuomo - He earned a B.A. from Tufts University in 1952 and an M.A. from Indiana University in 1955


David Hayes (sculptor) - David Hayes received an A.B. degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1953, and a M.F.A. degree from Indiana University in 1955 where he studied with David Smith


Hal Patterson - He was the second-leading rebounder for Kansas' 1953 national runner-up team that lost the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship game by a single point to Indiana University


Ed Bearss - He received his M.A. in history from Indiana University in 1955, writing his thesis on Confederate General Patrick Cleburne


Dan Burton - He graduated from Shortridge High School in 1957, and attended Indiana University (1958–59) and the Cincinnati Bible Seminary (1959–60).


Charles Kimbrough - He studied theater and drama at Indiana University Bloomington, and graduated in 1958


Founded in 1960 with the collection of Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., of Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, the library now contains approximately 400,000 rare books, 6,5 million manuscripts, and 100,000 pieces of sheet music add something


Nancy Andrew - Graduating from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis in 1965, she studied East Asian languages at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and Waseda University in Tokyo


David Power (tennis) - He was a two-time All-American tennis player at the Indiana University Bloomington in 1965, 1966, and 1967


Steve Tesich - Tesich graduated from Indiana University in 1965 with a BA in Russian, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity


Michael Brecker - He graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1967 and after only a year at Indiana University he moved to New York City in 1969, where he carved out a niche for himself as a dynamic and exciting jazz soloist


Jerry Abramson - While a student at Indiana University Bloomington, Abramson became active in politics by volunteering for Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 campaign for president


Built in 1969, the building contains eleven floors in the Eastern Tower and five floors in the Western Tower add something


Scott May - In the late 1970s May's attorney Steve Ferguson, who had been recommended by Knight, suggested that May buy apartment units around the Indiana University campus


George McGinnis - He was drafted into the ABA from Indiana University in 1971


Bob Knight - In 1971 the Indiana University Hoosiers hired Knight as head coach


Scott Sanders (novelist) - Sanders is a distinguished professor of English at Indiana University, where he has taught since 1971


Glenn Albert Black - The Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University, established in 1971, is named for him


Founded in 1972, SPEA is known for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach add something


Roque Cordero - Later he was assistant director of the Latin American Music Center , professor of composition at Indiana University, and, from 1972, distinguished professor emeritus at Illinois State University


Scott May - Scott May played as a 6'7" forward for Bob Knight and the Indiana University Hoosiers from 1972-1976


The school became a degree-granting institution of its own in 1975 add something


Kenny Aronoff - After graduating from Indiana University, in 1976, where he studied under the acclaimed tympanist George Gaber, Aronoff passed on several symphony orchestra offers and decided to head for the East Coast where he studied drum set in Boston and New York


The 1979 movie "Breaking Away" was filmed on location in Bloomington and the IU campus add something


The Fine Arts Library moved into its current quarters inside the IU Art Museum designed by I.M. Pei in August, 1981 add something


Completed in 1982, the museum collection of over 30,000 objects includes works by Claude Monet and Jackson Pollock add something


John Stollmeyer - After high school he attended Indiana University Bloomington from 1982 to 1986


Frank K. Edmondson - After his retirement from Indiana University in 1983, Edmondson devoted himself to compiling histories of AURA and the Indiana University astronomy department


John Bitove - Bitove earned an undergraduate bachelor of science degree in Business from Indiana University in 1983


Jamie Moyer - He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the sixth round of the 1984 amateur draft, and completed his college degree from Indiana University in 1986


The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Rimsky-Korsakov) - The latest production in the United States was probably that at Indiana University in April 1987, in English


Alan Henderson - Currently, he is the only Indiana University player to rank in the school's top five in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and steals, and appeared in the Final Four in 1992


Lawrence Frank - Frank earned his B.S. in education from Indiana University in 1992, where he spent four seasons as a manager for the Hoosier basketball team led by Bob Knight


National Pan-Hellenic Council - In 1992, the first permanent national office for NPHC was established in Bloomington, Indiana on the campus of Indiana University through the joint cooperation of Indiana University and the National Board of Directors of NPHC.


Richard Bluestein - Upon graduating, Bluestein got a degree in accounting from Indiana University and moved to Chicago in 1992 after getting fired from his first postcollegiate job at an Evansville firm


Alan Henderson - He was accepted into medical school at Indiana University and Howard University School of Medicine in 1995


In addition to providing optometric education, the facility houses the Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research, officially dedicated in October 1995 add something


Jamie Moyer - In 1996, Moyer earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Indiana University


Mike Davis (basketball coach) - In 1997, Davis joined the coaching staff of legendary coach Bob Knight at Indiana University


Nick Garcia - Garcia played college soccer at Indiana University, leading Indiana to the consecutive national titles in 1998 and 1999, and was named All-American in his final season


In 1999, the Indiana University School of Informatics was established as an environment for research professors and students to develop new uses for information technology in order to solve specific problems in areas as diverse as biology, fine arts, and economics add something


Jeremi Johnson - As a collegiate player, Jeremi Johnson played his first three seasons at Indiana University, where he was named to the All-Big Ten Conference freshman team in 1999


In 2000, then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist presided over a mock trial of King Henry VIII in the school's moot courtroom add something


Kirk Haston - His college career took place under head coach Bob Knight and Mike Davis at Indiana University where, in the 2000-01 season he led the Big Ten in scoring and was a 3rd Team All-American selection


"Time" magazine named IU its 2001 College of the Year among major research universities add something


Marshall Strickland - He played college basketball at Indiana University for four years from 2002 to 2006


Paul Hillier - Hillier later became Director of the Early Music Institute at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and, at the same time, of the Pro Arte Singers, remaining so until he left the Institute in 2003


IUB reported in fall 2004 that it employed 334 part-time faculty, totaling 1,877 full-time equivalents add something


Andre Watts - In 2004 Watts joined the faculty at Indiana University, where he holds the Jack I. and Dora B. Hamlin Endowed Chair in Music


In 2005 the Department of Computer Science moved from the College of Arts and Sciences to the School of Informatics, prompting the school to expand its name to "School of Informatics and Computing" add something


"Newsweek" named it the Hottest Big State School in the Nation in 2005 add something


Joe Dubuque - Competing for the Indiana University, Dubuque won an NCAA Division I wrestling title at 125 pounds in 2005, beating Kyle Ott of the University of Illinois 2-0


Michael Uslan - In 2005, Uslan donated his 30,000 comic book collection to Indiana University's Lilly Library , a collection which "filled three rooms of their house


Prior to a ceremony in June 2005 when it was renamed for IU's former president and chancellor, this building was simply called the Main Library add something


The tenth annual "Newsweek-Kaplan College Guide", which appeared in the August 22, 2005 issue of "Newsweek" magazine, chose IU as its "Hottest Big State School" and extolled the campus's blend of tradition with emerging technologies add something


In 2006, the library received a collection of 30,000 mechanical puzzles from Jerry Slocum add something


It has been ranked number 1 in scholarly productivity by a 2006 study published in the journal Library & Information Science Research add something


The IU School of Library and Information Science was ranked by "U.S. News & World Report" in 2006 as the 7th best program of its type in the nation add something


Michael Uslan - Uslan was the honorary speaker at the 2006 Indiana University commencement ceremonies, held on May 6, 2006


In 2007, the "Wall Street Journal" ranked Kelley's MBA program fifth in the nation among regional programs add something


The College houses IU's Department of Theatre and Drama which offers a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Fine Arts in Acting, Directing, Playwriting or Design/Technology, and as of the 2007-2008 school year, a BFA in Musical Theatre add something


The university offers the latest in technology: IU was ranked as one of the top five wired universities in America according to Princeton Review and PC Magazine in 2007 add something


"Business Week" ranked the undergraduate program 16th in 2008 and the graduate program 15th in the nation in 2008 and fourth among public schools add something


On December 4, 2008, the school of law was renamed the Michael Maurer School of Law. add something


Also the Russian based "Global University Ranking" placed Indiana University among top 90 in the world in 2009 add something


In 2009, professor of political science Elinor Ostrom became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences since its inception in 1969 add something


In the 2009 "U.S. News & World Report" rankings, the school was ranked 23rd in the nation among law schools and tied for 7th in public law schools add something


The system was named the top American research library system in 2009 by the Association of College and Research Libraries add something


Scott Sanders (novelist) - Sanders was a distinguished professor of English at Indiana University, until his retirement in 2009, where he has taught since 1971


In 2010, "US News" ranked the undergraduate program 10th in the nation and, in 2010, the MBA program 23rd in the nation add something


In 2010, the Academic Ranking of World Universities gave IU Bloomington a world rank of 90 and a national rank of 50 add something


Joe Dubuque - Dubuque returns to Bloomington to be the assistant coach for Indiana University for the 2010 season


Guy-Marc Michel - He enrolled to play college basketball at Indiana, with the Indiana Hoosiers, from 2010 to 2011, but he was declared ineligible by the NCAA, due to having previously played professionally in France


HTTPS - In May 2010, a research paper by researchers from Microsoft Research and Indiana University discovered that detailed sensitive user data can be inferred from side channels such as packet sizes


David Baker (composer) - Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011


In January 2011 Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranked IU Bloomington the 30th out of the "Best Values in Public Colleges 2011" add something


In the 2012 "Best Graduate Schools" survey by U.S. News & World Report, SPEA ranked second and is the nation's highest-ranked graduate program in public affairs at a public institution add something


In April 2012, SLIS and IU's School of Informatics and Computing began a discussion on a possible merger of the two schools add something


The school was renamed as the School of Public Health-Bloomington in September 2012, and is working toward the goal of becoming Indiana's first accredited public health school add something


With the success of negotiations and arrangements, Indiana University Board of Trustees approved the merger on October 22, 2012 add something


With a spring 2013 enrollment of more than 42,081 students, IU Bloomington is the largest university campus in the state add something


Effective from July 1, 2013 IU School of Informatics and School of Library and Information Science will merge into a single school to be called the IU School of Informatics and Computing add something


The US News & World Report 2014 Graduate School rankings place IU School of Nursing's graduate program 15th overall and higher still in adult health CNS add something


Alexander D. Shimkin - Shimkin is commemorated in the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. A memorial tree honoring Shimkin was planted in 2014 on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington


In December 2014, a shuttle service has been introduced between the IUB and the IUPUI campus as well add something


The "Academic Ranking of World Universities" ranked IU Bloomington 101-150 in the world 52-65 nationally in 2015 add something


"Kiplinger's Personal Finance" ranked IU Bloomington 40th out of the "Best Values in Public Colleges 2015" add something


In its 2016 rankings, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked the undergraduate program tied for 10th in the nation and the MBA program tied for 21st in the U.S., with the online MBA program tied for 1st add something


In the 2016 "U.S. News & World Report" rankings, the school was ranked 34th in the nation among law schools add something


In their 2016 rankings, "U.S. News & World Report" rated SPEA ranked second in the nation, with four of its programs ranked in the top 10: environmental policy and management 1st, nonprofit management 1st, public finance and budgeting 3rd, and public management administration 3rd add something


One of the largest schools of education in the United States, it was ranked 25th in the nation by "U.S. News & World Report" in its 2016 rankings add something


The IU School of Library and Information Science was ranked by "U.S. News & World Report" in 2016 as the 8th best program in the nation add something


In its 2017 rankings, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked the undergraduate program tied for 9th in the nation and the MBA program tied for 21st in the U.S., with the online MBA program ranking 3rd add something


Ilya Kaler - Kaler was formerly Professor of Violin at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, and as of 2017 is Professor of Violin at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, Illinois


In 2018, the decision was made to have all library branches offer books in addition to movies and games add something


Luddy Hall opened its doors in January 2018 add something