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IU partners with Australia's top university to create a joint Pan-Asian Institute
IU Mobile service launched to help smartphone users access IU information
IU Jacobs School of Music 2009-10 season includes wealth of diversity
IU neuroscientist awarded $683,736 NIH grant to study the brain and risk taking
IU centers awarded NEH funding to help teachers improve instruction on major social movements
IU institute is key collaborator in transportation survey for Hoosiers with disabilities
School of Public and Environmental Affairs to host IU alumnus Paul O'Neill
NASA astronaut requests IU fight song wakeup call
Athletics offers free admission to Olympic sporting events for IU faculty and staff
National Sports Journalism Center at IUPUI set to host symposium on diversity in sports media
IU India Studies announces its fall lecture series
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU partners with Australia's top university to create a joint Pan-Asian Institute -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie today (Sept. 4) joined with the chief executive of the Australian National University -- that nation's top-ranked institution of higher education -- in signing a partnership agreement for the creation of a jointly operated Pan-Asian Institute. The new institute will combine the complementary academic strengths of the two universities into a single research and teaching enterprise with expertise that encompasses a broad range of Asian countries. Read the complete story.

IU Mobile service launched to help smartphone users access IU information -- Indiana University has launched IU Mobile, a Web service designed specifically for smartphones and similar mobile devices. The URL is simply m.iu.edu, and the service offers convenient online access to information about IU and all its campuses, including news, campus alerts, a student and staff address directory and Oncourse, the university's collaboration and learning environment. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music 2009-10 season includes wealth of diversity -- Continuing its tradition of nurturing and presenting the world's greatest musicians, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music offers four new IU Opera and Ballet Theater productions during its 2009-10 season, in addition to a host of performances by orchestral, choral and wind ensembles, jazz combos and bands, chamber music groups, percussion ensembles, soloists and many others. Read the complete story.

IU neuroscientist awarded $683,736 NIH grant to study the brain and risk taking -- A neuroscientist in Indiana University Bloomington's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences has received a two-year $683,736 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project aimed at understanding how certain parts of the brain learn to predict the outcome of one's own actions. The project, which will use fMRI technology and sophisticated computational neural models, will focus on risk taking. Some individuals, said lead investigator Joshua Brown, assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, are very sensitive to the possibility of making a mistake and will avoid risky behavior. Read the complete story.

IU centers awarded NEH funding to help teachers improve instruction on major social movements -- Indiana University's efforts to promote excellence in social studies teaching have been recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities, which has awarded the Center on Congress and the Center for the Study of History and Memory a $165,422 grant to co-sponsor a summer institute in Bloomington for high-school social studies teachers. Read the complete story.

IU institute is key collaborator in transportation survey for Hoosiers with disabilities -- What ideas do people with disabilities in Indiana have about transportation issues? IU's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, in conjunction with the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities and Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services, is conducting a survey to answer the question. The 2009 Disability Poll on Transportation asks Indiana citizens how they view the current state of transportation in Indiana. It also gives them an opportunity to provide opinions and ideas about how to improve transportation in their communities. Read the complete story.

School of Public and Environmental Affairs to host IU alumnus Paul O'Neill -- Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul H. O'Neill will visit Bloomington and Indianapolis Sept. 15-16 as a guest of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. O'Neill, who has a Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University, was secretary of the treasury under President George W. Bush from early 2001 until December 2002. Read the complete story.

NASA astronaut requests IU fight song wakeup call -- The Indiana University band played a special wakeup call for NASA's Discovery space shuttle Tuesday morning (Sept. 1, 2009). STS-128 Pilot Kevin Ford, a NASA pilot since 2000 who embarked upon his first space mission as pilot yesterday, requested that Houston play "Indiana, Our Indiana," in honor of his late brother, David C. Ford, an IU alumnus and former state senator. Read the complete story.

Athletics offers free admission to Olympic sporting events for IU faculty and staff -- Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass announced Sept. 1 that all faculty and staff at Indiana University will receive free admission to regular season IU Olympic sporting events. The effort is designed to further integrate the Department of Athletics and the university, to reward faculty and staff for their support of Indiana athletics, and to encourage attendance at these events. Read the complete story.

National Sports Journalism Center at IUPUI set to host symposium on diversity in sports media -- The National Sports Journalism Center based at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will host a symposium on Sept. 14 with some of America's top sports news personalities, executives and an academic to explore the issue of diversity in America's sports news departments and its impact on coverage. Read the complete story.

IU India Studies announces its fall lecture series -- This fall's India Studies lecture series at Indiana University will again bring leading political, art and cultural scholars of India and South Asia to the IU Bloomington campus. The lecture series, which is free and open to the public, will begin on Friday (Sept. 11) with a presentation by Christophe Jaffrelot, the Alliance visiting professor at Columbia University and a leading India scholar in France and adviser to the French government. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Thursday, Sept. 3:
Football: Indiana's Trea Burgess ran for one touchdown, Ben Chappell threw for another and the Indiana defense met an opening night challenge by holding off Eastern Kentucky 19-13 on Thursday. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Friday, Sept. 4:
Women's Volleyball: Tennessee-Martin, 12 p.m.; Kentucky, 7 p.m; Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Soccer: Florida, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Field Hockey: Ohio, 6 p.m., Athens, Ohio
Men's Soccer: St. John's, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Saturday, Sept. 5:
Women's Volleyball: Murray State, 12 p.m.; UIC, 7 p.m.; Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Sunday, Sept. 6:
Women's Soccer: Mercer, 11:30 a.m., Macon, Ga.
Field Hockey: Louisville, 1 p.m., Louisville, Ky.
Men's Soccer: Wake Forest, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

IU shines in entrepreneurship
Indianapolis Business Journal, Sept. 1 -- Entrepreneurship has become one of the hottest areas of academic research in business schools. And, by at least one measure, Indiana University churns out the papers as well as any institution in the world. The university proudly issued a release today pointing out that four of its entrepreneurship profs were named to a list of the 100 most prolific researchers in the field. The list resulted from, you guessed it, a study. Howard University looked into which researchers and institutions published the most papers in academic journals. Actually, IU was the only institution with four profs in the top 50. Full story.

New stadium, same story
Indiana Daily Student, Sept. 4 -- IU Athletics Director Fred Glass peered over the East Section of Memorial Stadium at the fans standing in will call: "Hey, come on in," he yelled. He had just walked up and down all the stairs of the IU football student section, shaking every hand in sight. IU scored its first touchdown on a run by junior running back Trea Burgess just as Glass left the stands. "Kicks for keeps, baby," he said, referring to an IU initiative that encourages fans to keep footballs from field goal kicks - as long as it's not from the opposing team. Full story.

Experts say lawmakers can hear health rallies
Post-Tribune, Sept. 3 -- Sam Flint, assistant professor of public affairs at Indiana University Northwest, said the congressional-sponsored health care reform events "were supposed to educate us about health reform and instead educated us on politics. The folks opposed to health reform clobbered the pro health reform forces in August, and Obama needs to return to the drawing boards. This was such a well-orchestrated campaign of misinformation that first went to the elderly, then to veterans and now women to scare them," Flint said. He said GOP positions have hardened and even moderates are taking a firmer line against reform. "They believe that if they can stop health reform, they can stop Obama and take back the House. Morale is high. This is becoming a titanic battle and the (Tea Party members) are winning and changing more minds than the progressives who want reform." Full story.

Are 'Walkable' Properties More Valuable?
CoStar Group, Sept. 2 -- How easily can you walk from your workplace to the gym, grocery store or favorite restaurant? The answer to that question helps determine what property professionals call a building's 'walkability' -- a measure that many tenants say figures prominently in leasing decisions. But less clear is the effect of walkability on property value and ROI, the subject of a new study by Dr. Gary Pivo, professor of planning and natural resources and senior fellow at the University of Arizona, and Dr. Jeffrey Fisher, professor of real estate and director of the Benecki Center for Real Estate Studies at Indiana University. Dr. Pivo and Dr. Fisher pulled real estate data going back a decade from the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) and obtained walkability ratings for nearly 11,000 buildings using Walk Score, an online program that assigns points based on a building's proximity to amenities. Full story.

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