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Scientist at Work: Frederika Kaestle

Teaching & Learning Magazine

Tuesday, May 13, 2008Allison Cooke

Enjoy Indiana University's special election edition of Teaching & Learning, which features students involved in politics on campus.

2008 Little 500

Tuesday, May 20, 2008Allison Cooke
Little 500

Indiana University's tradition of the Little 500 bicycle race continued April 11 and 12, 2008 at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington. Watch as Delta Gamma and the Cutters win the 2008 races.

Sound Medicine

Thursday, May 15, 2008Allison Cooke
Sound Medicine

In the May 17 and 18 edition, Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob discusses the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's studies which conclude that driver inattention is the leading factor in most motor vehicle accidents and that teen drivers are the most distracted of those who get behind the wheel. Roob caught up with some of the "distracted" teens.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008David Bricker

2008 Gill Symposium
May 21, 2008
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union, IU Bloomington
This year's 2008 Gill Award recipient is Robert Sapolsky, who makes a return visit to Bloomington following his S.R.O. lecture in March. This year's Young Investigator Award goes to Karel Svoboda of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus. A number of IU scientists associated with the Gill Center will discuss progress in their fields.

Scientist at Work: Frederika Kaestle

Monday, May 19, 2008Ken Kingery

Photo by: Jacob Kriese

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As a bioanthropologist, Kaestle studies the course of human evolution and modern variances in primate genetics through DNA. Besides taking her around the world to exciting locations such as Siberia and Panama, her research also hits close to home. Kaestle has studied the 9,000-year-old remains of the Kennewick Man found in Washington, the evolution of tuberculosis in North America, and the prehistory of Native American cultures in the Midwest.

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65-million-year-old asteroid impact triggered a global hail of carbon beads

Tuesday, May 20, 2008David Bricker
Carbon cenospheres

Photo by: Mark Harvey

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The asteroid presumed to have wiped out the dinosaurs struck the Earth with such force that carbon deep in the Earth's crust liquefied, rocketed skyward and formed tiny airborne beads that blanketed the planet, say scientists from Indiana University and three other institutions in this month's Geology.

Biologists receive top American honors

Tuesday, May 20, 2008David Bricker

Indiana University Bloomington biologists Thomas Kaufman and Michael Wade were elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, respectively. The elections are among the highest honors American scientists can receive. Wade will officially be inducted into the American Academy at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., on Oct. 11. Kaufman will be inducted into the National Academy at the organization's next annual meeting (April 2009) in Washington, D.C.

IU scientist named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people

Tuesday, May 20, 2008David Bricker
Jill Bolte Taylor

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Indiana University neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor, a tireless advocate for the value of creativity and balance -- and brain donations for purposes of research -- was selected as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Celebrity Dick Clark, a stroke survivor like Taylor, writes in Time magazine about how Taylor combines her scientific training with her experiences recovering from a stroke to reveal the workings of the brain to people with and without disabilities.

IU informatics professor plots historical development of roadways globally

Tuesday, May 20, 2008David Bricker

As the French poet Jean de La Fontaine once opined, "All roads lead to Rome." Well, they also all evolve according to a universal mechanism, irrespective of cultural and historical differences. Such are the research findings of an IU School of Informatics professor and a French academic colleague, published recently by Physical Review Letters.

IU Physicists to get their "glue-on"

Tuesday, May 20, 2008Ken Kingery

Indiana University physicists are preparing to study the strongest glue in the universe, known as a gluon. Gluons are the glue that holds quarks together to form protons, neutrons and other particles. One of IU's primary roles in the GlueX experiment is to develop the theories behind the physics and integrate them into software applications, so scientists can quickly and efficiently analyze the data.

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Previous issue

Monday, May 19, 2008Nicole Roales

The April 22, 2008 issue of IU Discoveries featured a profile on Manjari Mazumdar, a researcher in the IU School of Medicine's Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington. Also in this issue were stories about the $1.2 million NIH project to track and predict epidemics, details on the final chapter of the IU Asteroid Program's "records," information on the first 3-D view of an anti-cancer agent by IU scientists, and a profile on the inaugural Adam W. Herbert graduate fellow.

2008 Regional Campus Commencement
2008 Regional Campus Commencement

2008 Regional Campus Commencement

Monday, May 19, 2008Allison Cooke2008 Regional Campus Commencement
IU vs. Mexico Soccer
IU vs. Mexico Soccer

IU vs. Mexico Soccer

Monday, May 19, 2008Allison CookeIU vs. Mexico Soccer
2008 Bloomington Commencement
2008 Bloomington Commencement

2008 Bloomington Commencement

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President Sirleaf
President Sirleaf

President Sirleaf

Thursday, May 8, 2008Allison CookePresident SirleafLiberia

Cavity-Combating Company Creating Jobs

Monday, May 19, 2008Nicole Roales

IU is 'hot spot' for life-sciences industry

Monday, May 19, 2008Nicole Roales

Grads reach goals, live dreams

Monday, May 12, 2008Nicole Roales

IU named National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research

Friday, May 16, 2008Steve Hinnefeld

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security announced that Indiana University is among the nation's first universities to be designated National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. The designation complements IU's selection in August 2007 as a National Center of Academic Excellence for Information Assurance Education.

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New Ph.D. in African American and African Diaspora Studies created at IU

Friday, May 9, 2008George Vlahakis
Valerie Grim

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved the establishment of a doctoral program in African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.

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IU's Eppley Institute honored by National Park Service

Tuesday, May 13, 2008Tracy James

Indiana University's Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands was given the first-ever National Park Service Excellence in Partnership Award.

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"Conversations in the Abbey," and the dynamic lives of monks

Thursday, May 15, 2008Tracy James
Ruth Engs

In her new book, Conversations in the Abbey: Senior Monks of Saint Meinrad Reflect on their Lives, Indiana University health historian Ruth Engs transcribes an oral history of the lives of eleven monks from the "greatest generation," who lived through the major events of the 20th century.

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Places & Spaces: Mapping Science opens at the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Friday, May 16, 2008David Bricker
Chinese Academy of Sciences collaborations

Photo by: Russell Duhon, Elisha Hardy, Katy Börner

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Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, an exhibit that illustrates the social interactions of scientists and the substance of their research, opens Saturday, May 17 at the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. The exhibit will remain on display until June 30, after which it will travel to Chinese Academy of Sciences branches in Lazhou (July 15 - Aug. 15), Chengdu (Sept. 1 - Oct. 1), and Wuhan (Oct. 15 - Nov. 15).

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Featured Links

Thursday, March 27, 2008Nicole Roales

Visit IU at the Indiana State Fair
For the third year in a row, the Indiana State Fair will be all about Indiana University for an entire day. IU makes a big difference in the state, from improving Hoosier health to building a better Hoosier economy. On Aug. 7, IU Day, we'll celebrate our commitment to Indiana.