Course of Interest – Introduction to Medical History

HPSC-X 205  INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL HIST (3 CR)
              32143          11:30A-12:45P   MW     BH 005    Bertoloni Meli D         55   55    0
                 Above class meets In Person. For more information visit
                 https://covid.iu.edu/learning-modes/index.html
                 IUB GenEd S&H credit
                 COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit

This class covers the history of Western medicine from Hippocrates in Ancient Greece to the present. As we are seeing in our own time, medical history shaped human history, often in dramatic ways. We will study changing concepts of disease; past epidemics, including the Black Death, which killed about a third of Europe’s population; efforts to understand human anatomy and physiology; the history of vaccination and the germ theory of disease; the role of medical images in anatomy and pathology. There are no pre-requisites to take this class.

Help Navigating IUB – EDUC-X159

EDUC-X159: Connecting with Campus Resources13 weeks, 2 cr., 1st years-Seniors, Open to all majors

VT: You@IU

Will you be navigating IU’s beautiful campus pretty much for the first time this Fall? Wondering how help resources will work now – and how to feel more comfortable using them? Seeking to expand your college experience beyond Canvas and Zoom meetings? Building those personal connections is the central focus of EDUC-X159!

Here’s what we do:

  • ​Take trips and invite guests to discover all the amazing opportunities at IU.
  • Help you figure out fun and useful ways to get involved in campus life.
  • Share our experiences with each other in a warm, supportive environment.
  • Make some new friends!

Openings in the following sections:

  • MW 11:15-12:10 (20388)
  • MW 1:45-2:40 (20387)
  • TR 10-10:55 (17504)
  • TR 12:30-1:25 (17505)

Feel free to reach out to Anthony Guest-Scott (aguestsc@indiana.edu) for more information!​​

Electives for your Major – Materials Chemistry

Hi everyone – as you are starting to think about signing up for classes for the Fall,  we want to make sure that you know about the undergraduate Materials Chemistry classes – C321 (Lecture) and C427 (lab) that will be co-taught by Profesors Trevor Douglas and  Xinchen Ye.

Here are links to videos describing the courses:  C321 and C427 (https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/1_crjea197 and https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/1_4lu3np1p).

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have:   trevdoug@iu.edu and xingye@iu.edu

National Survey of Student Engagement – Looking for your Feedback

SENIORS AND FIRST-YEARS: As of March 16th, the NSSE survey is open for your feedback! The survey only takes 15 minutes to complete and can help influence IU administrators’ decisions about programming, support services, living-learning communities, facilities and renovations, and more.

As a token of appreciation, you’ll be AUTOMATICALLY entered into weekly drawings for $20 Amazon gift cards (750 total drawings), 20 drawings for $100 Amazon gift cards, and a chance at 1 of 4 Grand Prize Packages that includes lifestyle swag, a leather padfolio, free professional headshots, and more! Check your email and Canvas inbox for more details and your unique survey link.

New Minor in the School of Public Health – Personal Well-Being

As we know, health and well-being are about much more than the absence of disease. Although there are resources on campus to acquire health and fitness knowledge, most students cite “not having enough time” as the reason they do not participate in on-campus opportunities.  In this one-of-a kind minor, students are educated through a wide spectrum of topic choices involving physical activity, nutrition, behavioral and social choices as well as recreational options. The courses assist students in gaining scientific knowledge related to well-being and personal immersion in order to promote intelligent healthy choices throughout life. The minor also amplifies the curriculum for students who may work in health or mental health professions or hope to be engaged in public health policy related to health and wellness.

Personal Well-Being Minor Requirements:  Students must complete 15 credits; achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0; and earn a minimum grade of C- or better in the prescribed courses. For detailed information, see the 2020-21 SPH Bulletin:  https://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/phb/2020-2021/undergraduate/minors/personal-wellbeing.shtml.

Summer Science Program – Job Opportunity

Are you a junior or senior with undergraduate research experience who would like to work with talented high-school students this summer? The Summer Science Program is looking for a Teaching Assistant in its Biochemistry Program. It is a full-time job for six weeks. The participants in the program essentially complete a 400-level project lab in biochemistry, while the faculty, including the TAs, support them by teaching them the chemistry and biochemistry they need to complete the project. Due to the pandemic, this year’s project will be online.  TAs last year, including two IU graduating students, found the program extremely rewarding. The salary is about $1,000 per week for six weeks.


For more information, visit www.summerscience.org/jobs or send an e-mail to Prof. Martha Oakley (oakley@indiana.edu).

Paid Peer Career Coach Positions at the Walter Center

To Apply: Visit IU Jobs and search staff positions by job #293778. The job title is “Part-time Student Peer Coach”. For priority consideration, please apply by April 12, 2021.

Some duties include

— Coach undergraduate students on career preparation-related topics such as resume writing, cover letter writing, job search strategies and interviewing preparation

— Research and collaborate on projects for the Walter Center on a variety of topics, which may include: assessment phone calling, marketing, blog writing, data entry, employer relations, and alumni relations