Sakai awards fellowships to three with IU ties

The Sakai Foundation recently selected its 2012 Sakai Fellows, and three of the six recipients have direct ties to Indiana University. IU's Chris Maurer and Lynn Ward received the honor along with former employee Lance Speelmon. Full Story

IU e-waste collection program results in recycling almost 400,000 pounds of waste

E-Waste [thumb]Indiana University's 2012 Electronic Waste Collection Days event netted 385,000 pounds of computer and electronic equipment for recycling. The event took place May 11 and 12 at IU Bloomington and IU South Bend, providing community members, businesses, schools and organizations the opportunity to dispose of unwanted or outdated equipment at no cost and in an environmentally responsible manner. Full Story

IU simplifies online collaboration with Box

Workman, Sue [thumb]Online file sharing and storage just got easier and more secure at Indiana University. The university is working with cloud content management service Box to provide students, faculty and staff with a secure, Web-based file storage and collaboration platform. Full Story

IU expands eTexts initiative with Pearson

Wheeler, Brad [thumb]Indiana University and Pearson are working together to reduce the costs of digital textbooks for students on all IU campuses. IU's eTexts initiative enables faculty to optionally choose these digital textbooks and online exercises at reduced prices for students. Full Story

IU law professor: Facebook IPO will be 'selling little bits of each of us'

Cate, Fred (2012) [thumb]Facebook's founders and investors made billions of dollars as the company proceeded with an initial public offering (IPO). But one Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor noted that behind the astronomic financial projections lies an overlooked fact: Facebook is getting rich off its users. Full Story

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BEST [thumb]In the May 2012 edition of IT Matters @ IU, four technology-based businesses led by Indiana University students received funding from the inaugural Building Entrepreneurship in Software and Technology, or BEST, competition. Also, IU School of Informatics Dean Bobby Schnabel was appointed to the National Science Foundation advisory committee responsible for providing strategic planning and policy formulation recommendations in the area of computer and information science and engineering; Eden Medina, an assistant professor in the Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing, received a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and it was announced that IU had been selected as a partner institution in the Council on Library and Information Resources/Digital Library Federation Data Curation Fellowship Program. Full Story

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NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
June 18 to 29
The Polis Center, IUPUI, Indianapolis

In recognition of the rapid growth of the field of spatial humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting an advanced institute on Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps: Explorations in the Spatial Humanities, that will be administered by The Polis Center. Scholars will explore the spatial contexts of American religion, using the Digital Atlas of American Religion and multifaceted evidence from The Polis Center's Project on Religion & Urban Culture. The institute will be co-directed by David Bodenhamer (history, IUPUI), John Corrigan (religious studies, Florida State University), and Trevor Harris (geography, West Virginia University).

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