IU awarded $2.38 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop library software

Wells Library [thumb]A $2.38 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Indiana University will be used to develop software created specifically for the management of print and electronic collections for academic and research libraries around the world. IU will lead the Kuali OLE (Open Library Environment) project, a partnership of research libraries dedicated to managing increasingly digital resources and collections. Together, these libraries will develop "community source" software that will be made available to libraries worldwide. Full Story

Virtual reality tele-rehab improves hand function: Playing games for real recovery

Game Controller [thumb]Remotely monitored in-home virtual reality videogames improved hand function and forearm bone health in teens with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, helping them perform activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, cooking, and other tasks for which two hands are needed. "While these initial encouraging results were in teens with limited hand and arm function due to perinatal brain injury, we suspect using these games could similarly benefit individuals with other illness that affect movement, such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, arthritis and even those with orthopedic injuries affecting the arm or hand," said Meredith R. Golomb, M.D, M.Sc., Indiana University School of Medicine associate professor of neurology. Full Story

From Indiana to India: IUPUI and the IU School of Informatics helping bridge the life and computer sciences gap

Palakal, Mathew [thumb]A joint effort between Indiana University's School of Informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) in India aims to increase international research opportunities among life and computer science scholars. Both institutions have co-founded the first International Symposium on Biocomputing (ISB) to take place Feb. 15-17 in Calicut, India. Lecturers and presenters representing 14 countries will focus on bioinformatics and biotechnology -- two fields of study that bridge the gap between information technology and biology. Full Story

IU alumnus a winner in international Adobe Design Achievement Awards

David Harper [thumb]Indiana University alumnus David Harper was a winner in the ninth annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards with his project "Veins of Life." Taking the top prize in the Motion Graphics category, Harper's work was one of only 12 category winners selected by a panel of industry leaders from 3,300 submissions from 37 countries. Harper's submission, which also served as his thesis project for the Master of Fine Arts degree he earned from IU's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art in May 2009, explores issues of food production and sustainability and includes three motion design pieces developed with Adobe products Full Story

IUPUI, Schumacher Racing to share latest technology to improve on-track performance

Race car [thumb]The Motorsports Engineering Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Don Schumacher Racing have joined forces to develop a comprehensive program to help advance the performance of DSR Top Fuel teams in the National Hot Rod Assocation's Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Full Story

Previous Issue

Wasserman and Vespignani [thumb]The Jan. 4, 2010, issue of IT Matters @ IU included an announcement that an IU Bloomington informaticist and the chair of the IU Department of Statistics would share in a $35.5 million Army Research Laboratory project that also involves 10 additional universities and corporations. Also in the issue is a look at how a Web tool developed by Indiana University is being used in the operations of two large computational grids that support the world's fastest particle accelerator; a story about IU library and information science Professor Katy Borner's presentations in Washington, D.C., on how Congress can use knowledge visualization tools to facilitate decision-making; and a report on the latest findings published by IU informaticists on human mobility and epidemic spread. Full Story

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This video examines in-home monitoring of the health and wellness of senior citizens, while addressing concerns over security and privacy. IU's Pervasive Technology Institute and the IU School of Informatics and Computing produced this video about the ongoing Ethical Technologies in the Homes of Seniors (ETHOS) project.

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