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9/11 - 10 years later


Indiana University commemorates the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a 10-day schedule of events.

September 2

Bloomington Sharing Heart 2 Heart

Islamic Center of Bloomington, 1925 E. Atwater just west of High Street, 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Monroe County Religious Leaders (MCRL)

Monroe County Religious Leaders invites Bloomingtonians of all faiths to set a tone of peace, dialogue and interfaith cooperation that will extend to the many 9-11 commemorative events that follow.

September 5–September 30

Resources for Researching 9/11 Issues

Herman B Wells Library, library hours
Sponsored by the School of Library and Information Science

An exhibit in the East Case of the Wells Library Lobby will provide an overview of some of the most important databases and reports related to security, legislation, and international aspects of global terrorism.

September 5–September 30

The Lee H. Hamilton 9/11 Commission Papers

Herman B Wells Library, library hours

This exhibit will highlight how the papers document the Commission's work and research potential in the collection. Note that there will be a talk on the papers on Sept. 12. For more information, contact Kate Cruikshank at

Tuesday, September 6

Workshop: Homeland Security Digital Library: Access to Current Documents Related to National Security.

Herman B Wells Library, Room E252 (near elevators on the 2nd floor of the East Tower), noon to 1 p.m.

Interested in the official release of government information and the declassification process? Lou Malcomb, Head Government Information and Kent Cooper Services, will review the uniqueness of the HSDL as well as licensed databases: Declassified Documents and the National Security Digital Archives.

Tuesday, September 6

9/11 Ten Years After: Hoosier Muslims Reflect

Maurer School of Law Moot Court Room (123), 5:30–8 p.m.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Middle East, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and the Muslim Student Union.

Wednesday, September 7

FRONTLINE: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero

WTIU, 10 p.m.

Ground Zero in Manhattan has become a site of pilgrimage for people looking for consolation as they question the events of September 11. FRONTLINE explores and illuminates the many spiritual questions that have come out of the terror, pain, and destruction at Ground Zero.

Wednesday, September 7

Remembering 9/11: A Panel Discussion

Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union, 4–5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by IU Asian Culture Center, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, and La Casa Latino Cultural Center

Please join us in a panel discussion as we reflect upon the events of 9/11 and their ramifications for community, tolerance, and freedom.

Friday, September 9

A CIA Officer's Personal Reflections on the 9/11 Attacks

Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union , 1– 2p.m.
Sponsored by West European Studies and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Professor Gene Coyle served 30 years with the CIA as a field operations officer, retiring in 2006. He will offer his personal reflections on the mood within the CIA prior to and after September 2001, and will also take questions from the audience.

Friday, September 9

Remembering 9/11: Grief, Loss, and Healing Over a Decade

HPER 125, 3–5 p.m.
Sponsored by the Indiana University Public Health Student Assembly

Dr. Kathleen Gilbert, Professor and Executive Associate Dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, will discuss processes related to grief, loss, and healing following the traumatic events of September 11, 2001. Dr. Gilbert is a renowned expert and his spoken internationally on related topics. All students and faculty are welcome to attend this presentation. Light refreshments provided.

Sunday, September 11

National televised coverage

Great Room of the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. 7th St.
Kelley School of Business, Room 219
Collins Living-Learning Center, Edmonson Lounge
Willkie Residence Center, Willkie Auditorium
8 a.m.–noon

Members of the university community are invited to gather to watch the televised national ceremonies of remembrance at Ground Zero, in Washington, D.C., and at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. Discussion guided by faculty and staff.

Sunday, September 11

National radio coverage

WFIU 103.7 FM
NPR: Weekend Edition Sunday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
NPR: All Things Considered, 5 p.m WFIU 103.7 FM

NPR will capture the day's events—from Ground Zero to the Pentagon to Shanksville and far beyond with correspondents deployed across America and around the world.

Sunday, September 11

Indiana University Remembers 9/11

IU Auditorium, 5 p.m.

Indiana University Bloomington will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a service of remembrance featuring performances by the Jacobs School of Music's Philharmonic Orchestra, soprano Heidi Grant Murphy, pianist Kevin Murphy, and a vocal ensemble. Speakers will include IU President Michael McRobbie, Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, President of the Metropolitan Professional Firefighters Local 586 Robert Loviscek, and Kevin Bush, IU football player and U.S. Army veteran.

Sunday, September 11

Screening of documentary film 9/11 (2002)

IU Cinema, 6:30 p.m.
Themester Film Series sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions

On September 11, 2001, filmmakers followed NYC firefighters into the heart of what would be known as Ground Zero. What emerged is an unforgettably powerful visual document and a stirring tribute to real-life heroes.

Sunday, September 11

PBS NEWSHOUR: America Remembers—9/11

WTIU, 8 p.m.

The PBS NEWSHOUR team will examine the significance of the day in many different communities across the nation and air several pieces of a "video quilt" the audience has been invited to help produce, using the NEWSHOUR's social media sites.

Sunday, September 11

GREAT PERFORMANCES: The New York Philharmonic 10th Anniversary Concert

WTIU, 9 p.m.

The New York Philharmonic performs Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, in honor of the victims of September 11, 2001, in a free concert for the people of New York.

Sunday, September 11

FRONTLINE: Top Secret America

WTIU, 11:30 p.m.

The team that produced "Bush's War," "The Torture Question," and "Cheney's Law" teams up with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest to investigate the dramatic changes that have reshaped America in the last decade.

Monday, September 12

Lee Hamilton's 9/11 Commission Papers

Wells Library Auditorium (Room 33), 5–6 p.m.
Sponsored by the School of Library and Information Science and the SLIS student chapters of the American Library Association (ALA-SC) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA-SC)

Kathleen Cruikshank, political papers specialist at the Lilly Library, will discuss what was involved in preparing the papers for public use, including national security clearances, and why a collection like this matters.

Monday, September 12

Seeing America through Foreign Eyes after 9/11: Foreign Policy, Cultural Developments

Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union, 2:15–5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences' Themester

Two panels featuring IU experts revisit the global, cultural, and political responses to post-9/11 American discourses about fear, liberty, and security, to better understand how others view the United States, and how our position of political, strategic, and cultural global power has been transformed.

Tuesday, September 13

Reflecting on Dr. King's Riverside Church speech and its relevance for today

Bloomington Second Baptist Church, southwest corner of 8th and Rogers St., 7– 9 p.m.
Sponsored by the Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission and the Monroe County Religious Leaders Association (MCRL)

Participants will be invited to listen to an audio recording of Dr. King's Riverside Church speech, to discuss points of connection to our post-9/11 challenges, and to consider personal lines of action for the present and future.

Wednesday, September 14

Protecting the Homeland: Public Policy after September 11

State Room East, Indiana Memorial Union, Noon–2 p.m.
Sponsored by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs

After September 11, 2001, the United States government (and many other nations as well) adopted policies aimed at addressing vulnerabilities thought to increase the risk of terrorist attacks in the future. This program will examine several key policies and attempt to assess how effective they have been.

Thursday, September 15

Ten Years Later: The 9/11 Commissioners Reflect

IU Auditorium, 2–4 p.m.

A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, members of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, will gather at Indiana University for a public discussion of subsequent history and lessons learned. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Thursday, September 15

American War Machine: Deep Politics and the Road to Extended Wars, Lecture by Peter Dale Scott, emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

Jordan Hall 124, 7:15–8:45 p.m.
Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences' Themester and the American Studies Program

A deep political substrate to American politics has contributed to the continuous evolution since World War Two of the American War Machine now steering America's drive towards global dominance.

Thursday, September 15

From Baghdad to Bloomington: Visions of hope for the future

Baha'i Center, 424 S. College Mall Road (behind Key Bank, just North of CVS/O'Malia's), 7– 9 p.m.

A mother and daughter who lived through the wars that swept through Baghdad, losing a husband/father, share their stories of Baghdad but also their experiences in Indiana and their hopes and visions for the future based on Baha'i perspectives regarding the Promise of World Peace.

Friday, September 16

Constitution Day Lecture by Lee Hamilton: Homeland Security—10 Years After 9/11

Maurer School of Law Moot Court Room(123), 10 a.m.
Sponsored by Indiana University's student chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

As part of Constitution Day, Lee Hamilton, former Congressman from Indiana's 9th Congressional District and vice chair of the 9/11 Commission, will speak about homeland security and what still needs to be done to protect it.

Friday, September 16

Constitution Day—Distribution of free copies of the U.S. Constitution with Tom Jefferson.

Herman B Wells Library lobby

Get your picture taken with a life size model of Thomas Jefferson

Friday, September 16

Constitution Day—Exploring the Constitution through primary sources

Herman B Wells Library, E252 (Near elevators on the 2nd floor of the East Tower), noon–1 p.m.

Lou Malcomb, Head Government Information and Kent Cooper Services, will review some of the resources and landmark documents that assist researchers in reviewing and looking at the impact of the U.S. Constitution.