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IU sport sociologist creates 'Modern Sport and the African American Experience' anthology
IU Office of Enrollment Management recognized for edgy, personalized recruitment initiatives
IU English Professor Scott Russell Sanders wins Indiana Authors Award
History journal features exchange on myth of 'weak' American state
IU and Cook Medical unveil new service to help medical breakthroughs reach the marketplace
CDC chooses Robert Goodman, dean at IU, to chair panel
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IU sport sociologist creates 'Modern Sport and the African American Experience' anthology
Modern Sport and the African American Experience, a new anthology by Indiana University sport sociologist Gary Sailes, contains 19 essays about male and female athletes, "trash talking," the glass ceiling and other topics related to how sport and African-American culture intertwine. "African-American culture has a very special relationship with sports," said Sailes, associate professor in IU's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. "For a lot of African-American youth their career is sport." Read the complete story.

IU Office of Enrollment Management recognized for edgy, personalized recruitment initiatives
Indiana University's Office of Enrollment Management has won the Hobsons Visionary Award, an annual award presented to an institution of higher education that demonstrates a unique, innovative vision in recruitment efforts. The award comes after a year of groundbreaking new recruitment initiatives for IU. The university partnered with Hobsons Integrated Marketing Solutions to create IU videos personalized with individual students' names, which reached more than 20,000 admitted students. This year's campaign also featured postcards bearing individual students' names on the license plate of a Jeep along with the number of miles from their hometown to IU on a street sign. Read the complete story.

IU English Professor Scott Russell Sanders wins Indiana Authors Award
Scott Russell Sanders, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, has been selected as the national recipient of the 2010 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. This lifetime achievement award recognizes the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. Along with a $10,000 cash prize, Sanders will select an Indiana library to receive a grant of $2,500. His selection will be announced at an award ceremony in October. Read the complete story.

History journal features exchange on myth of 'weak' American state
Historians continue a lively discussion of the structure, capacity and function of the American state in the latest issue of the American Historical Review, whose editorial offices are at Indiana University Bloomington. The journal began the conversation two years ago, when it published "The Myth of the 'Weak' American State," in which William J. Novak argued that scholars have long underestimated the power and intrusiveness of the U.S. national government. Because of the provocative nature of Novak's claims and the wide academic interest in the history of state power, the journal's editors invited three scholars to respond. Read the complete story.

IU and Cook Medical unveil new service to help medical breakthroughs reach the marketplace
For medical researchers and inventors, discovering new innovative technologies is only a first step. To save lives and improve human health, these treatments and devices must make it from the lab to the marketplace -- a process that can be time consuming and filled with roadblocks. In an effort to streamline this process, Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), and Cook Medical have worked together to create i2iconnect.org, a unique online service that matches inventors and technology transfer professionals with companies looking to develop their inventions into commercially viable products. Read the complete story.

CDC chooses Robert Goodman, dean at IU, to chair panel
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named Robert M. Goodman, dean of Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), to chair an external objective review panel, "Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers." The panel review is hosted by the CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHRR) and will take place in Atlanta during the last week of July. Read the complete story.

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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.

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.

Theater review: 'Trek in the Park' highlights 'Star Trek' as religion
Oregonlive.com, July 11 -- The idea that the series has religious elements is not new. For instance, in her book "The Ethics of Star Trek" author Judith Barad, a professor of philosophy at Indiana University, notes the role of Christian ethics and asserts that "One reason why Star Trek has endured... is that most of the stories ... are indeed moral fables." Rabbi Yonassan Gershom, in "Jewish Themes in Star Trek," identifies Talmudic influences. Full story.

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