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Bloomington, Indiana | April 7, 2017

President McRobbie presided over the dedication of an impressively renovated Kirkwood Hall and honored the building’s 122 years of contributions to the highest aims of knowledge and useful education. He celebrated the “hope of a still grander future” for Kirkwood Hall as the home of Indiana University’s new School of Art and Design.

Bloomington, Indiana | March 30, 2017

In the closing session of Indiana University’s “America’s Role in the World” conference, President McRobbie interviewed Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb in front of a rapt audience on a wide range of topics, including his views on globalization, the importance of international trade to the Hoosier state and the value of travel abroad for young people.

Bloomington, Indiana | March 24, 2017

President McRobbie celebrated the dedication of the new Paul H. O’Neill Graduate Center, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, a world leader with top-ranked programs in nonprofit management, environmental policy and public finance.

Bloomington, Indiana | March 20, 2017

On behalf of Indiana University, President McRobbie thanked the U.S. Army Cadet Command and the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation for selecting IU Army ROTC for the prestigious honor of receiving the 2016 General Douglas MacArthur Award.

Washington, D.C. | February 24, 2017

In his keynote address for the Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America, President McRobbie discussed the importance of area studies scholarship and higher education in the U.S. and Australia, including reforms in Australia, funding of America’s public universities, research, global engagement and responding to student demand.

Indianapolis, Indiana | January 25, 2017

In recognition of retired Eli Lilly and Co. CEO John Lechleiter and his work in the life sciences in the State of Indiana during his distinguished career and in gratitude for his contributions to Indiana University, President McRobbie presented him with the highest honor an IU president can bestow: the President’s Medal for Excellence.

Bloomington, Indiana | January 21, 2017

At an event in celebration of David Baker, IU Distinguished Professor of music and Jazz Studies Department chair emeritus, President McRobbie commemorated Baker’s life and celebrated his legacy as a pioneering jazz educator, a scholar of enormous range, an innovative and virtuosic performer, a prolific composer of depth and subtlety and an Indiana University treasure.