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Human Rights in an International World

Human Rights in an International World

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was signed by United Nations members on December 10, 1948 (a day that is now celebrated as Human Rights Day).  Eleanor Roosevelt, the chairwoman of the UN committee that drafted the document, referred to it as humanity’s Magna Carta.  In the wake of the atrocities committed in World War II, there was a strong need to formally define rights in a manner that all nations would understand them in the same way.  The document was based around four core freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from fear, and freedom from want.  In 30 articles, the UDHR spells out individual rights and freedoms to dignity, liberty, and equality, including listing recommended remedies … Continued
Speaking Internationally

Speaking Internationally

IU East offers many study abroad opportunities in countries all over the world.  These can vary in duration – some for as little as a week – and are an excellent opportunity for any student to broaden their cultural horizons.  Scholarships are also available to ensure anyone who wants such an experience can benefit from one.  Countries that have a study abroad opportunity within the next few semesters include Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, England, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Scotland, South Korea, and Spain. In many of these places, English is not the dominant language, and participants might wish to acquire some basic language skills before embarking.  Apart from academic language classes, IU East has a number of do-it-yourself … Continued
Supporting OER in the Classroom

Supporting OER in the Classroom

The Campus Library and the Center for Faculty Development have collaborated to offer the Course Material Transformation Fellowship. The 2022-2023 school year is the first year this fellowship is being awarded at the IU East Campus. Modeled after the IUPUI and IU Bloomington’s Libraries program of the same name, this fellowship supports instructors in their efforts to adopt and create affordable course materials, including open educational resources (OER), library licensed content, and open access materials. This fellowship is being offered in response to the 2021-2023 IU East Campus Strategic Initiative encouraging the use of open educational resources and textbook alternatives under the Enrollment & Student Success focus area. The Fellowship Program aims to:  Lower the cost of college for students … Continued
Sharing international education journeys

Sharing international education journeys

To celebrate multicultural learning, several campus partners are collaborating to creatively document the international educational experiences of IU East students. The Campus Library, World Languages and Cultures Department, Anthropology faculty and students, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are highlighting the global perspectives gained by students who participate in international study. A sneak peek of the “Indiana University East Goes Global” StoryMap will be featured during International Education Week (IEW) and Geography Awareness Week. Anthropology faculty Dr. Aaron Comstock and student Stephanie Velazquez are creating a multimedia presentation of student experiences in study abroad courses.  Interested in creating your own StoryMap? IU offers a free account. Need help? Contact IU East GIS mapping expert Aaron Comstock. A new archive … Continued
Archival treasures

Archival treasures

Archives provide entry to a history of treasures that document people, places, and events. In addition to physical archives, many open-access archives are available, ranging in topics from government and historical documents found at the National Archives, to code making and breaking in the Cryptology ePrint Archives, and historical children’s books available via the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature. Below are just a select few of the many archives available online. Photo from: Internet Archives – Cookery Book Love Food? Let’s get cooking! Cookbooks are windows into history that document daily life and provide snapshots of regional and cultural identify at a particular moment in time. Recently 10,000 vintage recipe books have been digitized and can be found in … Continued