Almost immediately upon setting foot in the narrow, cobbled streets of Bologna, it’s easy to see how the late Indiana University professor and Italian literature scholar Mark Musa would’ve been captivated by this most charming city. It’s also easy to recognize what five decades of IU students — who have studied here as a result […] Read more »
Welcome to the IU Goes to Italy and Poland blog. We hope you will visit the blog regularly for stories and insights into Indiana University's trip to several historic cities in Italy and Poland, the university's longstanding history of educational and cultural engagement in Europe, and its new international initiatives, including the continued expansion of the IU global gateway network.
On the Ground
A member of IU's communications team for more than a dozen years, 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.