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Craig Pearson to Read From “The Supreme Awakening” Sept 19th at Prairie Lights Cafe

MUM’s Dr. Craig Pearson will be reading from his book The Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Enlightenment Throughout Time and How You Can Cultivate Them on September 19th at 7 PM at Iowa City’s Prairie Lights Cafe.

After his reading, Dr. Pearson will answer questions and sign copies of his book.

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Bargerstock Named as Lean Accounting Professor of Year June 2016

Following the publication of “Leaning Away from Standard Costing” in the June 2016 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Strategic Finance, Dr. Andrew Bargerstock and PhD Student Ye Shi were  invited to speak at the Lean Accounting Summit (LAS) in San Antonio on August 26th.

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Sam Bozzo: Award-Winning Filmmaker Joins David Lynch MFA in Film Program

MIU student Sam Bozzo received his BFA in film from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California and attended the UCLA Professional Screenwriting program. Over the past 20 years he has had a prolific career as a video producer, director, editor, and motion graphic designer working in many industries, including advertising, education, and entertainment. He has also written dozens of screenplays, and his short films were screened at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals.

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Faculty Continue Leading Research in Lean Accounting with New Paper

A new article by MBA faculty members Andrew Bargerstock and Ye Shi yet again shows MIU’s leadership in the field of lean accounting.

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Hungary Conference Highlights Faculty Presentation

A forthcoming conference in Hungary on the topic of “Reinventing Europe” has highlighted a paper by faculty Harald Harung and Fred Travis in their widespread promotion of the event.

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Dr. Freund Publishes Newly Discovered Varuna Purana

For the first time, the charming stories of the Varuna Purana have been published, thanks to the discovery of this ancient text by faculty member Peter Freund and his colleague Vivek Vaidyanathan.

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Media & Comm People Gather for First MC Day

On March 2 the Media & Communications (MC) department held the first in a series of monthly “MC Days” — faculty workshops and presentations aimed at bringing students, staff and faculty together to network and share professional expertise.  The idea was sparked by feedback from current MC students who expressed interest in more faculty talks and increased opportunities to work with both peers and faculty mentors.

The first MC Day featured a presentation from instructor Amine Kouider on the process of bringing his upcoming album together, including his experience running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds...

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Faculty Lecture: Cave Paintings and Video Games, by Cullen Thomas

“It started with nothing.  Literally nothing.”

Last week’s lecture, titled “Cave Paintings and Video Games,” featured Media and Communications instructor Cullen Thomas sharing his experience with his latest project: creating his first video game.  Known as a filmmaker and writer, Cullen has been working on this project for the last three years, during which he has learned about the art and physics needed to create a virtual world from scratch.

He explained the initial process: “We had to learn the math behind light in order to create light in...

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Dr. Evan Finkelstein: “Religion is Like a Car, and Transcendental Meditation is Like an Engine for the Car.”

Dr. Evan Finkelstein is one of the legendary and beloved professors in the MVS department who recently retired from full-time teaching. Dr. Finkelstein’s PhD thesis was about the principles of MVS in relation to the scriptures of various major world religions. This continued to be the main focus of his academic research. Students know Dr. Finkelstein as an extremely knowledgeable and fun professor, whose classes were always joyful and full of laughter.

In this interview we asked Dr. Finkelstein about his first and subsequent encounters with Maharishi and the influence that Maharishi had on his life. We further discuss...

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Wild Edibles on KRUU FM’s Great Taste Show

Appachanda Thimmaiah and Sascha Kyssa stopped by KRUU FM’s cooking show, Great Taste, to discuss the benefits of wild edibles and to prepare Lamb’s Quarters Pakoras.

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