As IU President Michael A. McRobbie managed to point out on several occasions during this whirlwind, two-day trip to Beijing, the university has deep ties with China, dating as far back as the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) when an IU graduate, William Alexander Parsons Martin, worked in Beijing as an interpreter for the American Minister to […] Read more »
Welcome to the IU Goes to Asia: Presidential Trip 2014 blog. Continue to visit the blog for firsthand, real-time coverage of and insights into IU's trip to this important region of the world and additional information on IU's international resources and numerous Asia connections.
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On the Ground
A member of IU's communications team for more than a decade, Piurek currently serves as director of strategic communications at IU Bloomington. As a graduate of the IU School of Journalism, Piurek helps coordinate media coverage for the university and keeps Hoosiers informed about the teaching, research, and creative activities of IU faculty, students, and staff. Piurek is a Connecticut native who has been living in Bloomington for 15 years, with past experience in newspaper reporting, public relations, marketing, advertising, and copywriting. The 2014 Presidential trip will be his first visit to Asia.