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George Vlahakis
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Media relations manager for all things IU. Passions include barbecue and music
Media relations manager for all things IU. Passions include barbecue and music

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I can only write this update in one language -- English -- but my latest IU Inc. blog post is about how Indiana University is telling its story in seven other languages.
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Today, police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., announced the identity of the officer who shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, after nearly a week of protests and clashes between the police and residents and the media. Faculty experts at Indiana University offer their comments.
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What I have been working on lately: Three IU experts are available to discuss U.S. policy in Iraq and Islamic State's military offensive. They include a former ambassador with intimate knowledge of the country.
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From my day job: an article about how Indiana University professors have helped both students here and around the world better understand the African continent. #IU #Africa  
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Now that we're past baseball's trading deadline and pennant races are heating up, here's a look at a new cookbook from Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, today a successful Texas cattleman.
  #baseball #BBQ
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Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryan's new beef and barbecue cookbook mostly throws strikes
A fter the 1979 baseball season, a baseball pitcher already
destined for the Hall of Fame, signed what was then a record $1 million contract
to bring his golden arm back home to Texas, to pitch for the Houston Astros.  He already had thrown four no-hitters ...
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I tweeted out a preview of my next Barbecued Adventures blog post -- a review of The Texas Food Bible and of a cookbook by "The Ryan Express," aka Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan. He's following me on Twitter now and I am wondering if he's going to "bring the heat," especially if he doesn't like what I write. If a former New York Mets/California Angels/Houston Astros/Texas Ranger can follow me at @BBQAdventures, how about you?
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For decades, scholars have studied world cultures and historical traditions that have defined nations. But with globalization, national boundaries no longer frame the story, which should be quite clear as we look at current events along the U.S.-Mexico border, in the Middle East and even in the United States. Here is my latest IU Inc. blog post:
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