(AP/Indianapolis) – Indiana University officials plan to toast the school’s bicentennial later this month with the dedication of a new supercomputer, the inaugural chiming of a rare collection of bells and a speech by Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis.
The Herald Times reports the Day of Commemoration events are scheduled for Jan. 20. It represents the 200th anniversary of Indiana Gov. Jonathan Jennings’ signing of a bill that led to the school’s 1820 founding.
All three events are part of a day-long slate of activities to mark the date, including the unveiling of a giant ground sloth’s skeleton replica once housed on the Bloomington campus.