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the commitment to gender equality.” The most promising path to reconciling

“Higher education has a significant responsibility in the fight to secure our na-

this tension, she said, is not to force change from the outside, but to empower

tion’s cyber infrastructure,” said Wheeler. “Universities are intensive users and

the women within customary systems to change them from the inside.

producers of data, and play a leading role as innovators in the development and deployment of IT. The higher-education community possesses the expertise

Williams has had first-hand experience with women as lawmakers. As director

necessary not only to develop technological responses to cyber attacks, but also

of the Center for Constitutional Democracy, she has been extensively involved

to innovate ways to make those responses effective, appropriate and practical.”

in the drafting of the constitution in Liberia, whose Nobel Prize-winning president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was the first woman to be elected to that posi-

The new collaboration will immediately launch a national search for an execu-

tion in modern Africa.

tive director with significant operational experience in cybersecurity in higher education.

The Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Provost at IU ments of an IU Bloomington faculty member and is accompanied by a $3,000


award to support the distinguished lecturer’s continuing research. Williams

Carwina Weng, clinical professor of law and director of the Disability Law

delivered the lecture at the Law School on April 25.

Fred H. Cate

quium on Excellence in Teaching, or FACET, an interdisciplinary organization composed of more than 500 of Indiana University’s best teachers. Nominated by a fellow faculty member or administrator, FACET members must

Fred H. Cate, Distinguished Professor, C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, and

have a minimum of four years of service at IU, demonstrate dedication to the

director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at IU, has been

excellence of teaching, be committed to their own continued growth through

named interim director of a $2 million initiative to stimulate collaboration in

reflection, and serve the greater university community by supporting and devel-

higher education cybersecurity efforts and to provide leadership on strategic

oping their colleagues’ professional growth.

cybersecurity issues nationally and globally.

“These three extraordinary faculty members exemplify IU Bloomington’s

The new collaboration will focus on cybersecurity operations and research,

commitment to teaching excellence,” Provost Lauren Robel said. “Through a

complementing the longstanding efforts of EDUCAUSE and the Higher

thoughtful, engaged and student-focused approach, they have each opened

Education Information Security Council. It will devote particular attention

worlds of learning and discovery. I am extremely pleased to congratulate them

to security aspects of high performance computing and networking, notably

on their election to this nationally recognized organization.”

software-defined networks and cloud services delivered over such networks. This will help support community researchers focused on these areas in relation to the Internet2 network and associated operational experience. Speaking at the Internet2 Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, Indiana University Vice President and CIO Brad Wheeler, and Internet2 President and CEO David Lambert, invited the presidents and CIOs of other colleges and { 30 } ergo + spring 2013

Carwina Weng


Clinic, is one of three IU Bloomington members named to the Faculty Collo-

universities to join as investors and sponsors of this initiative. They noted that the higher-education sector is unique in having significant cyber activities in research, education and operations. The initiative is intended to stimulate more interaction among these activities, thus furthering the contribution of higher education to national efforts.

Weng joined the Law School in 2006. As director of the Disability Law Clinic, she leads efforts to assist clients with Social Security and Medicaid disability benefits. Using an experiential learning model for her courses, she prepares her students for the complex nature of practicing law in a real-life setting. “Experiential learning pushes students to understand the moral weight of representing clients, and the uncertainties of law as doctrine and solution to reallife problems,” Weng said. “It also allows students to develop their identities as professionals, as my supervisory role is nondirective and safety-net oriented.”

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Bloomington. Begun in 1980, the lecture event recognizes the research achieve-

ergo: Spring 2013  
ergo: Spring 2013  

In this issue we feature our students: Their level of engagement is truly remarkable. You'll also meet the 2013 Academy of Law Alumni Fellow...