In announcing the medal recipients, President Obama cited Malti-Douglas' studies of Arabic letters, her mapping of the discourse of gender and letters in the Arab Middle East and the application of her insights to American culture.
Over the next two weeks, special guests at the IU Cinema will include rising young filmmakers Ja’Tovia Gary and Stefani Saintonge, veteran rock ‘n’ roll documentarian Penelope Spheeris and IU alumna Hannah Fidell. These filmmakers are coming to IU Bloomington for screenings, presentations and question-and-answer sessions.
One of IU’s most prominent efforts to strengthen its long-standing commitment to excellence in the arts and humanities has been the university’s New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities seed funding program. In 11 years, it has provided more than $9.4 million to artists and humanities scholars at IU’s eight campuses.