IU unveils $10 million Innovate Indiana Fund for investment in faculty research

McRobbie podium [thumb]Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie on Dec. 4 unveiled a new $10 million venture capital fund aimed at investing in the development of innovations and technologies created at the university. Full Story

IU receives $1.5 million from NIH to explore cloud computing for use in health research

Fox, Geoffrey [thumb]Researchers from the Pervasive Technology Institute Digital Science Center at Indiana University have begun work on an innovative project that will use cloud computing techniques to support life science research. The project, supported by a $1.5 million grant award from the National Institutes of Health, takes advantage of an earlier National Science Foundation grant to IU to construct an experimental supercomputing network called FutureGrid. Full Story

McRobbie: IU's final IT 'problem' solved with dedication of new Data Center

Data Center2 [thumb]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 on Nov. 5 formally dedicated IU's new $32.7 million Data Center. Full Story

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

IU Innovation Center [thumb]Indiana University's Innovation Center, a new $10 million home to university researchers and private start-up companies, was formally dedicated Nov. 9 by IU President Michael A. McRobbie. Full Story

Peebles recognized as distinguished scholar, IT leader

Peebles Award [thumb]Christopher S. Peebles, Indiana University professor emeritus of anthropology, has been awarded the Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion by IU President Michael McRobbie. Recognized for his prominent achievement and dedicated service, Peebles is a distinguished expert on the ancient past whose contributions to IU's high-tech present and future also are recognized with this honor. Full Story

Previous Issue

Impeller Pump [thumb]The inaugural issue of IT Matters @ IU announced the dedication ceremonies for two new Indiana University facilities, the $32.7 million IU Data Center and the $10 million IU Innovation Center. The issue also included a story about a $1.8 million IU collaboration to create a "Facebook" for scientists, announcement of a four-year, $15 million FutureGrid project to develop software that will link supercomputers, a story about IU and two other universities working together to create a medical device to correct child heart defects, and announcement of a National Science Foundation grant to develop experimental network tools through the GENI project. Full Story

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Dec. 11, 2009
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Informatics East, Room 130, IU Bloomington

Susan Hambrusch, a professor of computer science at Purdue University who served as the department head from 2002 to 2007, will present, "A Multidisciplinary Approach Towards Computational Thinking." The presentation will include information about two on-going projects integrating computational thinking into courses for non-computer science majors. For more information contact Mike Dunn at dunn@indiana.edu, Peter Todd at pmtodd@indiana.edu or visit http://www.informatics.indiana.edu/research/colloquia.asp.

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