IU News Round-up
July 12, 2010
Indiana University School of Nursing Dean Will Be Inducted Into The Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
Newscenter.iupui.edu, July 12 -- Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and distinguished professor, Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON), will be inducted into the newly created Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame during the International Nursing Research Congress on July 16, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Dean Broome is one of 22 esteemed nurse researchers who will be recognized in the inaugural induction award ceremony sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell. Full story.
IU Simon Cancer Center researcher heads cancer study during Indiana Black Expo's health fair
The Indianapolis Star, July 9 -- A small drop of blood can provide researchers with countless clues into cancer. You can help researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center by donating a blood sample during the Indiana Black Expo's INShape Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair. The researchers are participating in the Indiana State Department of Health's One Stop-One Stick program which allows people to donate blood and receive free screenings of their choice. Full story.
Spy swap was a mistake
By Gene Coyle, Special to CNN
CNNopinion, July 11 -- Gene Coyle is a retired, Russian-speaking, 30-year veteran of the CIA, who specialized for most of his career on Russian affairs. He is a recipient of the CIA's Intelligence Medal of Merit. He is now an adjunct professor at Indiana University and the author of two spy novels. Full story.
Challenging job market trips up new attorneys
Indianapolis Business Journal, July 10 -- It's a tough time to be starting in the legal profession when established lawyers struggle to keep up their practices and client lists. Full story. (Subscription)
Google's Do-It-Yourself App Creation Software
The New York Times, July 11 -- A program by a nursing student at Indiana University enabled a phone to send an emergency message or make a call, if someone fell. It used the phone's accelerometer to sense a fall. If the person did not get up in a short period or press an onscreen button, the program automatically texted or called the person designated to receive the alert. Full story.
Fort Wayne Wireless Summer School at IPFW
Tmcnet.com, July 10 -- Indiana University at Fort Wayne issued the following news release: Plans are already underway for next year's Fort Wayne Wireless Summer School, following a highly successful and well-attended session hosted June 16-17 by the Wireless Technology Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Full story.
Financial support from university alumni and friends helped Purdue's gift income exceed $200 million for the first time in six years, according to a newly released report.
Insideindianabusiness.com, July 12 -- "Fundraising success makes it possible to turn the vision of our strategic plan goals into reality," Purdue President France A. Córdova said. "We are extremely fortunate to have such generous and loyal supporters, and we are equally fortunate to have leaders in our development office who vividly articulate Purdue's vision and continue to excel in these challenging economic times." Full story.
IU voices in the news
The 'Flag March' Won't Fix Kashmir
By Sumit Ganguly
The Wall Street Journal, July 10 -- Mr. Ganguly holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University at Bloomington. Full story.
For fans, all's fine when team shines
Journalgazette.net, July 11 -- According to Ed Hirt, professor of psychology and brain sciences at Indiana University, the reason fans feel this way has to do with his search for a "social identity." We all look for ways to boost and maintain our self-esteem "through associations and affiliations," Hirt says. "One of the key things we do in developing a strong sense of who we are is, we define ourselves through groups we are a part of. Some may do it with gender, religion or military service. For many people, one thing that identifies them is their college team. And certainly people do it with pro teams, too." Full story.
What is bisexuality?
Psychologytoday.com, July 11 -- To help understand differences in sexual attractions and bisexuality in men and women, I recorded a video interview with Dr. Brian Dodge at a recent conference. As a Research Scientist and Associate Director of the Indiana University Center for Sexual Health Promotion. He answers my question, "what is bisexuality?" One point that he makes that is relevant to the scientific debate stemming from the study mentioned above is that bisexuality may incorporate more than just sexual attractions and arousals, but also include emotional attractions to men and women. He goes on to talk about stereotypes about bisexuality and nom-monogamy and answer other important questions about bisexuality. Full story.
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