Scientist at Work: Enrique Merino

Merino image Throughout his career, Indiana University Bloomington geologist Enrique Merino has sought evidence of complexity in geochemical phenomena recorded in rocks, and has tried to apply a dynamics-based kind of thinking to understand them. Merino, a geochemist with broad and multidisciplinary interests (in minerals and rocks and their chemical reactions with water), is retired from teaching but continues to do research on some of geology's most vexing mysteries.  Full Story

IU protects its IT resources with new Data Center

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Evoking Indiana University's late president Myles Brand as one of the first to "clearly see the emerging importance of information technology for higher education," IU President Michael McRobbie formally dedicated IU's new $32.7 million Data Center on Nov. 5, 2009. During dedication remarks, McRobbie, who became IU's first vice president for information technology in 1996 while under Brand, reflected on IU's list of remarkable IT achievements.

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Facebook for scientists: Map your expertise

Katy Borner

Indiana University has received more than $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to collaborate on a $12.2 million, seven-university project designed to network researchers around the country. While the proposed new networking system will contain authentication mechanisms to protect sensitive data and intellectual property, it is being described as a Facebook for scientists.

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New IU Innovation Center is opportunity for synergy, success, McRobbie notes

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Indiana University's Innovation Center, a new $10 million home to university researchers and private start-up companies, was formally dedicated Nov. 9, 2009, by IU President Michael A. McRobbie. Citing an array of success stories previously sprung from collaborations between Indiana University and private companies -- the breathalyzer, the lie detector, fluoride toothpaste -- McRobbie idealized on the future for a 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility being envisioned as a key component of the president's Innovate Indiana initiative.

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Indiana University awarded $5 million for Great Lakes environment project


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Indiana University a $5 million grant to continue a project that measures levels of airborne toxic chemicals being deposited in the Great Lakes. The Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) project is led at IU by Ronald Hites, Distinguished Professor, and by Ilora Basu, a research scientist in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

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Nanoscience Center sponsors workshop on future of batteries

Lyudmilla Bronstein

The Indiana University Nanoscience Center sponsored a workshop on advanced battery technologies on Friday, Nov. 13, in the IU Bloomington Chemistry Department. The workshop was an outgrowth of a major two-day Energy Conference held at IU Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in August. The workshop explored current battery research and future directions for developing high-power and high-energy density batteries needed for transportation and renewable energy applications.

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Mind-bending displays, cyclotron tours set for IU Physics-Astronomy weekend open house

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The Indiana University open house to end all open houses, complete with a perilous bed of nails, streaking rocket cars, imploding oil drums and soda cans ripped apart by magnetic fields, took place Oct. 31, 2009, courtesy of the IU Departments of Physics and Astronomy.

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Previous issue

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The Oct. 20, 2009, issue of Discoveries featured IU Bloomington anthropologist Richard Wilk and his stewardship of IU's unique Food Studies Program. Also featured were stories about diabetes, early humans in Europe, dental plaque, depression, a new network for science supercomputer, and IU's latest Joan Wood and James P. Holland lecture series honorees.

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