Scientist at Work: Kathleen Forgey
ChalkboardThursday, February 5, 2009Allison Cooke
The Winter '09 edition of Chalkboard, the IU School of Education alumni magazine, is now online. Read about African American Scholars in the mid-20th Century.
Liz Lerman Dance ExchangeTuesday, February 10, 2009Allison Cooke
New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grants brought the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange to Indiana University Bloomington for a residency and performances. In this video, Liz Lerman and Martha Wittman discuss the company's work with IU dance students. Liz Shea, coordinator of the IU Contemporary Dance Program, addresses the impact of the collaboration on the students.
Muslim VoicesThursday, February 19, 2009Allison Cooke
The new WFIU podcast, Muslim Voices, demonstrates the diversity of the Islamic world by providing access to the lives and beliefs of Muslims, helping listeners make sense of current issues. This week's episode focuses on the diverse Muslim community in Indiana.
EventsMonday, February 23, 2009David Bricker
Women in Science Research Conference
Scientist at Work: Kathleen ForgeyMonday, February 23, 2009Steve Chaplin
Indiana University Northwest bioarchaeologist Kathleen Forgey knows there are aspects of the living history behind the millennia-old Nasca human trophy heads of southern Perú that are not so pretty. The decapitation would have come first, then removal of the skin, followed by the hand-drilling of a perforation in the front of the cranium to aid in both the removal of soft inner tissues and the eventual insertion of a carrying cord. Lips and eyes were sutured shut with cactus spines.
At 2,500 pounds and 43 feet, prehistoric snake is the largest on recordMonday, February 23, 2009David Bricker
Scientists have recovered fossils from a 60-million-year-old South American snake whose length and weight might make today's anacondas and reticulated pythons seem a bit cuter and more cuddly. Named Titanoboa cerrejonensis by its discoverers, the size of the snake's vertebrae suggest it weighed 1,140 kilograms (2,500 pounds) and measured 13 meters (42.7 feet) nose to tail tip -- and that's a conservative estimate.
IU center working to quell 'cybergeddon'Monday, February 23, 2009David Bricker
Cyber attacks pose one of the greatest threats to the United States, lagging behind only nuclear warfare and weapons of mass destruction in terms of their potential devastation, FBI experts said recently. Indiana University is assisting in research and education to help prevent such attacks on American infrastructure. In 2008, IU was recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research.
IU Bloomington chemists develop two new devices to aid life sciences researchMonday, February 23, 2009David Bricker
Indiana University scientists have developed a fast, low-cost, high-precision device that can be used to analyze samples in a wide array of settings -- from atop Icelandic glaciers to the benches of operating rooms. The technology, developed by IU Bloomington analytical chemist Gary Hieftje and graduate student Michael Webb, is called a "solution-electrode discharge" spectrometer.
Three Indiana University scientists elevated to microbiology's top ranksMonday, February 23, 2009David Bricker
Indiana University Bloomington biologists Carl Bauer and Malcolm Winkler and Stanley Spinola, an infectious disease specialist at the IU School of Medicine, are new fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, the professional society announced last week. Bauer, Winkler and Spinola will receive certificates marking the honor, and are invited to attend a special luncheon at the American Society of Microbiology annual meeting in Philadelphia (May 2009).
IU researchers receive $1.9 million NIH grantMonday, February 23, 2009David Bricker
Researchers in Indiana University's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences have received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the role of cognitive and motivational processes in decision making and behavioral control in alcoholism and related disorders, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and childhood conduct disorder.
Grants will fund collaborative research on energy, environmental scienceMonday, February 23, 2009David Bricker
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced recently that IU has awarded approximately $150,000 for research to improve understanding of energy technology and policy, the environmental consequences of extreme flooding events and the impact of chemical contamination. The three projects feature collaboration by faculty members at IU Bloomington, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the IU School of Medicine.
Previous issueMonday, February 23, 2009David Bricker
The Jan. 20, 2009, issue of IU Discoveries featured an article on Melanie Everett -- a double Ph.D. student who is transitioning from paleo-ecology to the oil industry. The issue also included stories about uprooted physical principles, home security, the new Atwater Eye Care Center, an uncommonly intelligent golf cart, and faculty awards.
Herbert Presidential ScholarsWednesday, February 11, 2009Allison CookeHerbert Presidential Scholars
Hoosiers for Higher Education 2009Thursday, February 19, 2009Allison CookeHoosiers for Higher Education 2009
IU vs. MinnesotaThursday, February 5, 2009Allison CookeIU vs. Minnesotabasketball
Hutton Honors CollegeWednesday, January 14, 2009Chris MeyerHuttonHonorsCollegebuildingscampusiuBloomington
IU, Ivy Tech reach education credit transfer dealTuesday, February 10, 2009Nicole Roales
Author Oates captivates crowd at IMU on MondayThursday, February 19, 2009Nicole Roales
IU Libraries names sustainability officerWednesday, February 18, 2009Nicole Roales
Evan and Susan Bayh Foundation establishes scholarship endowment at IUTuesday, February 17, 2009Indiana University Media Relations
The Evan and Susan Bayh Foundation has made a gift of $50,000 to IU as part of its Matching the Promise fundraising campaign for the Bloomington campus. The Bayh Family Scholarship endowment will provide financial aid for students who are admitted to IU Bloomington as 21st Century Scholars.Evan BayhSusan BayhIndiana University21st Century Scholars
IU Opera Theater to stage politically charged love story 'Giulio Cesare' during ArtsWeek 2009Thursday, February 12, 2009 Piurek,Jennifer
In a perfect complement to ArtsWeek 2009's "Politics and the Arts" theme, the political power struggles of ancient Egypt -- and the passionate love affair between the iconic figures Cleopatra and Cesare -- will come to life on the stage of Indiana University's Musical Arts Center when the Jacobs School of Music stages Giulio Cesare, one of George Frideric Handel's most popular operas.Giulio CesareJacobs School of MusicIU Opera and Ballet TheaterArtsWeek 2009Indiana UniversityWedowDiamondO'HearnIU
Regenstrief Institute receives World Health Organization designationThursday, February 19, 2009Indiana University Media Relations
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the Regenstrief Institute's medical informatics group as the world's first WHO Collaborating Center for Medical Informatics. The institute is housed on the campus of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.regenstrief instituteWHOdesignationcollaborating center for medical informatics
Elementary education degree transfer agreement reached between IU and Ivy TechTuesday, February 10, 2009Chuck Carney
Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College have announced that they are easing the pathway to a teaching career through articulation agreements that will allow Ivy Tech education students to transfer credits towards an IU degree.IUSchool of EducationIvy Techteachers
IU's 25th annual ArtsWeek culminates with Women in Jazz performance, discussionMonday, February 16, 2009 Piurek,Jennifer
Indiana University's Arts Week 2009 will close March 1 with a free, open to the public tribute to Women's History Month, "Women in Jazz." In this spotlight event, Bloomington artists Janiece Jaffe and Monika Herzig team up with regional artists Vickie Daniel, Jennifer Kirk and Shawn Plonski, as well as some up-and-coming young female jazz artists, to celebrate three generations of women in jazz.women in jazzherzigjaffeearts week2009indiana universityiu
Featured LinksWednesday, February 18, 2009Nicole Roales
The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center staff knows that thinking about cancer can be worrisome. The good news is that today there are more than 10 million cancer survivors. We are fortunate for scientific advances in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer, but so much information and research can be hard to understand. Now, there is a Web site to help answer your questions about cancer.