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Archive for Profiles

December 10, 2006

Economist Amartya Sen

Economist Amartya Kumar Sen won a Nobel Prize for his work on hunger, heman development, and the causes of poverty.  He is currently Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University.

November 26, 2006

Composer James MacMillan

James MacMillan is currently a composer/conductor with the BBC Philharmonic. A native of Scotland, MacMillan uses his cultural heritage to give his music a folksy, yet stirring rythmic tune. He spoke with WFIU's Cary Boyce.

November 12, 2006

Sculptor Dessa Kirk

Sculptor Dessa Kirk is known for creating large-scale lilies and portrayals of women from Greek mythology.  Much of her work ranges from raw to elegant, but also big and jagged. She spoke with Shana Ritter.

October 29, 2006

IU Trustee Steven L. Ferguson

Steve Ferguson was appointed to the Indiana University Board of Trustees in 1998 and was appointed president in 2005. He has served on numerous boards and committees to help better the lives of Indiana citizens. He spoke with Perry Metz.

September 10, 2006

Psychologist and Author Keith Sawyer

Keith Sawyer is a professor of education and psychology at Washington University in St. Louis.  Sawyer is considered one of the countries leading researchers on originality, innovation, education. He spoke with Adam Schwartz.

September 3, 2006

Ethnomusicologist Portia Maultsby

Portia K. Maultsby is a professor of ethnomusicology in the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.  She also heads the Archives of African-American Music and Culture in Bloomington. She spoke with WFIU's David Brent Johnson.

August 27, 2006

Chris Swanson, Founder of Secretly Canadian Records

Chris Swanson is a founder of the Bloomington-based independent recording companies.  Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar are known for their artist friendly labels and ambitious business drive. He spoke with WFIU's David Brent Johnson.

August 20, 2006

Violinist and Educator Mimi Zweig

Violinist Mimi Zweig is a professor at the IU Jacobs School of music and is director of the Summer String Academy. For more than three decades she has developed children's string programs across the United States, and she leads master classes and pedagogy workshops throughout the world.

August 6, 2006

Women's Studies Professor Susan Gubar

Susan Gubar is a professor of English and Women's Studies at Indiana University. She has co-authored many books involving the race and gender issues of the twentieth-century.

July 30, 2006

Violinist and IU Faculty Member Alexander Kerr

Alexander Kerr has appeared as a soloist with orchestras all Europe and the U.S. He shares his stories with Peter Jacobi in this interview.

July 2, 2006

Bloomington Playwrights Project Artistic Director Richard Perez

Richard Perez is now the artistic director of the Bloomington Playwright's Project. Before coming to Bloomington, Mr. Perez developed the Ensemble of Artists, a combination of writers, actors, and directors who work side by side to create new productions.

June 25, 2006

Filmmaker Angelo Pizzo

Bloomington's Angelo Pizzo graduated from Indiana University with a degree in political science. But his degree did not lead to a career in politics. He, along with friend and fellow IU grad David Anspaugh, went out west to make movies such as "Rudy" and "Hoosiers". He spoke with WFIU's Peter Noble Kuchera.

June 18, 2006

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer John Harbison

Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Harbison is one of America's leading composers, with commissions from many top orchestras and festivals. His work has been performed and recorded by the world's leading musicians.  He spoke with Peter Jacobi.

April 23, 2006

IU Interim Provost and V.P. for Academic Affairs, Michael A. McRobbie

Michael McRobbie serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Provost at Indiana University Bloomington. He has completely revived IU's information technology by making research initiatives top priority.

March 19, 2006

Arts Educator and Advocate Deniese Smith

Deniese Smith has been dedicated to promoting arts in education since 1968. She has guided many students and fellow art teachers since her career in education began. In 2006, she was presented the Arts in Education Award from the Bloomington Area Acts Council.

March 6, 2006

Travel Writer Sally McKinney

For the past 20 years, travel writer Sally McKinney has been traveling the world and writing professionally about it. McKinney has been to 33 countries and stepped foot on five continents. Her excursions have taken her as far as New Zealand and Singapore.

February 8, 2006

Cellist Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz is a classically skilled cellist who intertwines classical and contemporary music while performing on stage. He entertains in a wide variety of venues, including bars, coffeehouses, and punk rock clubs.

February 5, 2006

Music Educator Mary Goetze

Mary Goetze, an active composer, clinician, and conductor, is now chair of the IU Music in General Studies department and conductor of the International Vocal Ensemble. Her knowledge and talent make her one of the most sought after clinicians in the country.

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