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Archive for Profiles

December 15, 2009

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller

A media executive and journalist with more than 20 years experience in the industry, Vivian Schiller joined NPR as President and CEO on January 5, 2009.

December 4, 2009

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz

Will Shortz sits down with Profiles to talk about his days at IU and his ensuing success as a puzzlemaster.

November 18, 2009

Indiana University Foundation President Emeritus Curtis R. Simic

Curt Simic, who headed the Indiana University Foundation from 1988 to 2008, sits down with Perry Metz for an interview.

November 1, 2009

IU Assistant Athletic Director Chuck Crabb

IU Assistant Athletic Director Chuck Crabb, who is best known for his work as public address announcer for IU Athletics, sits down for an interview.

October 25, 2009

IU Women's Basketball Coach Felisha Legette-Jack

Felisha Legette-Jack, IU head women's basketball coach, sits down with Owen Johnson for an interview.

October 18, 2009

Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College Professor of Theatre Sharon Ammen

Sharon Ammen, associate professor of theatre at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, sits down with George Walker for an interview.

September 22, 2009

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Director Audrey McCluskey

Audrey T. McCluskey is associate professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at IU and director of the Neal–Marshall Black Culture Center.

September 3, 2009

IU Dean of Students Richard McKaig

Richard McKaig retired in July 2009 after 38 years of service to Indiana University.

August 24, 2009

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Thomas C. Hubbard

Thomas C. Hubbard served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2001 to 2004.

August 17, 2009

IU VP and Chief Administrative Officer J. Terry Clapacs

Indiana University Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer J. Terry Clapacs oversees a variety of units on IU’s eight campuses.

August 10, 2009

Economist and "A Beautiful Mind" Author Sylvia Nasar

Sylvia Nasar is an economist and author best known for her biography of John Nash, A Beautiful Mind.

July 29, 2009

Author Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith has written more than sixty books, including the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

July 21, 2009

Entrepreneur Vincent Mo

Vincent Tianquan Mo is Chairman of the Board and CEO of SouFun Holdings Limited, a company he founded in 1999.

July 14, 2009

Feminist Blogger and Author Jessica Valenti

Writer Jessica Valenti is founder of the blog She is a three-time author, and her writing has appeared in Ms., The Guardian, and Bitch.

July 6, 2009

Author and New York Times Reporter Jennifer 8. Lee

Jennifer 8. Lee is a metro reporter who writes about culture, poverty, technology, and new lifestyle trends for the New York Times.

June 30, 2009

Al and Marian Cobine

In 1956, tenor saxophonist Al Cobine formed the Al Cobine Big Band, and went on to perform with virtually every major U.S. symphony.

June 24, 2009

Journalist And Former NPR Baghdad Bureau Chief Jamie Tarabay

Since 2000, Jamie Tarabay has been a foreign correspondent covering some of the world's highest-profile regions of conflict.

June 8, 2009

Polish Historian Jan Gross

Jan Gross studies modern Europe, focusing on comparative politics, totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, Soviet and East European politics, and the Holocaust.

June 1, 2009

60 Minutes Correspondent Steve Kroft

Steve Kroft has been a reporter on the news program 60 Minutes since 1989. He has received three George Foster Peabody Awards and eleven Emmy awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Emmy.

May 27, 2009

Science Historian and Television Personality James Burke

James Burke is a science historian, author, and television producer best known for his BBC documentary series Connections.

May 20, 2009

Ballerina and IU Distinguished Professor of Ballet Violette Verdy

Violette Verdy was the Principal Dancer with the NYC Ballet for 20 years. In 2009, French President M. Nicolas Sarkozy knighted Verdy for her work in ballet.

May 12, 2009

Singer-Songwriter Krista Detor

Krista Detor has shared stages with Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega, and Loudon Wainwright. Her album Mudshow reached the #1 spot on the Euro-Americana Chart.

May 4, 2009

Cellist and Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra Director Karim Wasfi

Karim Wasfi is the director, soloist, and artistic advisor for the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra.  He has served on the faculty at the Music and Ballet School of Baghdad, the IU Jacobs School of Music, and the Cairo Academy of Art.

April 27, 2009

Journalist and Business Week editor David Rocks

David Rocks is senior editor for global news at BusinessWeek magazine, where he oversees the magazine's correspondents and coordinating bureaus from Mexico City to Mumbai.

April 13, 2009

Indiana University Kokomo Interim Chancellor Stuart Green

Stuart Green is interim chancellor of IU Kokomo. Green has played a central role in increasing educational opportunities there by helping to establish new degree programs.

March 30, 2009

Historian Robert Dallek

Robert Dallek is an historian specializing in American presidents. He has won the Bancroft Prize and numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching. Dallek studies United States history: diplomatic history, foreign policy and public opinion; New Deal diplomacy; and the professional diplomat.

March 23, 2009

Fred Glass, Indiana University Athletic Director

Fred Glass is Indiana University's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

February 23, 2009

Ruth Ann Morris, Bloomington Hospital VP of Patient Care Services

Ruth Ann Morris is vice president of Patient Care Services at Bloomington Hospital where she is responsible for organizing, planning, and directing the activities of inpatient and outpatient care services.

February 18, 2009

National Security Expert, Stephen Flynn

Stephen Flynn is the Ira A. Lipman senior fellow for counter-terrorism and national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations where he directs an ongoing private sector working group on homeland security.

February 10, 2009

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management Expert Eugene R. Tempel

Gene Tempel is president of the Indiana University Foundation.  A nationally recognized expert in the study and practice of philanthropy and nonprofit management, Dr. Tempel has been named by<em> The NonProfit Times </em>to its list of the country's fifty most influential leaders in the nonprofit sector each year since the list was created.

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