Indiana University announces IU Online, a major new online education initiative

McRobbie, Michael [thumb]Indiana University has announced IU Online -- a major strategic investment in online education that will accelerate the development and delivery of quality online courses and programs at IU's campuses statewide, address Indiana's economic and professional development needs, and extend the university's global reach. Full Story

Department of Energy awards IU cybersecurity center $437,000 grant for identity management project

Welch, Von [thumb]The United States Department of Energy has awarded Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research a three-year grant to further research and enhance how scientific collaborations across the country handle identity management. Under the $437,000 grant, CACR researchers will engage with scientific collaborations such as the Earth Systems Grid, National Fusion Collaboratory and the Open Science Grid, which operate sophisticated identity management infrastructures, examining those systems to form a coherent model of trust relationships, and implementing software to better support trustworthy scientific computing. Full Story

IUPUI unveils renovated testing facilities

Anastasia S. Morrone [thumb]Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis celebrated two newly renovated testing facilities with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 12. The spaces accommodate even more IUPUI students for computer-based exams, quizzes and other proctored activities at convenient times. And the new testing facilities are truly multipurpose spaces: When not reserved for testing, they are available for open computing by any IUPUI student. Full Story

IU's new Catapult initiative facilitates research and education in the digital humanities

Galileo proton beam [thumb]IU Bloomington's new Catapult Center, directed by William R. Newman of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, will bring together a network of scholars from IU and the outside world in the rapidly expanding fields of digital editing, computational analysis of texts and material analysis of textual collections. The Catapult Center, directed by William R. Newman, Distinguished Professor and Ruth N. Halls Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, will bring together a network of scholars from IU and the outside world in the rapidly expanding fields of digital editing, computational analysis of texts and material analysis of textual collections. Full Story

IU named one of six partners to develop NSF Science Gateway Institute

Marlon Pierce [thumb]The National Science Foundation has selected Indiana University as a partner in a grant to create the Science Gateway Institute. The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, is the lead institution on the one-year, $500,000 planning grant. Partner institutions include Elizabeth City State University; Indiana University; Purdue University; the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas, Austin; and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Full Story

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Schnabel, Robert B. [thumb]In the September 2012 edition of IT Matters @ IU, the IU Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing announced a school record $18.5 million in grants and awards for research and other sponsored programs during fiscal year 2012, a nearly 40 percent jump over the school's previous high. Also in the edition, IU and Ivy Tech Community College announced a technology support partnership to help college students use technology for increased success; IU's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research announced that Christopher Soghoian, a fellow at the center, had been recognized by MIT's Technology Review as a 2012 TR35 Honoree; and IU and Schurz Communications announced an innovation challenge for Hoosier undergraduates, graduate students and faculty focused on real-world digital solutions and opportunities for 21st-century media companies. Full Story

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