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July 19, 2010

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PTI's Data to Insight Center data management grant proposals due July 28
2010 USA International Harp Competition winner announced
High school students, interning through CTSI-SEED program, "take it to next level"
Indiana University teams up to offer IT workshops to alumni and other organizations
Media Advisory: Explore sustainability work of young STEM students Monday during Media Day at IU Science Camp
Media advisory: Follow up information concerning Bradford Woods pool incident
Even mild immune reactions have significant energy costs, IU evolutionary anthropologist finds
Australia's national university honors IU president
IU School of Continuing Studies announces 2010-11 award recipients
IUPUI workshops to focus on combating terrorism, protecting infrastructure
BP a classic example of how "greenwash" can engulf a company in perilous waters, says Kelley prof
IURTC launches new website to streamline, expedite path to successful innovation
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PTI's Data to Insight Center data management grant proposals due July 28
The Data to Insight (D2I) Center at Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Institute is soliciting proposals for research in data management at Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Competitive proposals seeking up to $50,000 per year should address an aspect of data management such as, but not limited to, extensible infrastructure for data interoperability, data to insight, data lifecycles, digital data curation or scientific data preservation. Read the complete story.

2010 USA International Harp Competition winner announced
After 10 days of fierce competition amongst 39 harpists representing 15 nations, a gold-medal winner was chosen in the 2010 USA International Harp Competition Saturday night at the Musical Arts Center (MAC) of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Agnès Clément of Lyon, France, won the gold over two other finalists in front of a crowd of more than 1,400 people. The 20-year-old Clément led a field that included Rino Kageyama of Japan, 20, who won the silver medal, and Russian harpist Vasilisa Lushchevskaya, 21, who took the bronze. Read the complete story.

High school students, interning through CTSI-SEED program, "take it to next level"
When people ask Rachel Hawn how she's spending her summer vacation, they rarely expect the answer they receive. While many her age are stretched out in the sun or toiling at a summer job, Hawn, a junior at Warren Central High School, has been contributing to laboratory research on targeted gene therapy for colorectal and cervical cancer. Read the complete story.

Indiana University teams up to offer IT workshops to alumni and other organizations
The Indiana University School of Continuing Studies (SCS), University Information Technology Services (UITS) IT Training & Education group and the IU Alumni Association (IUAA) have adopted a formal agreement to provide affordable, high-quality information technology workshops to IU alumni and other external organizations. Read the complete story.

Media Advisory: Explore sustainability work of young STEM students Monday during Media Day at IU Science Camp
Indiana University on Monday, July 19, will host a Media Day introducing the press to the workings of the two-week ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp for a diverse group of Indiana middle school students. Designed to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the camp this year focuses on the theme of "Understanding Sustainability from the Ground Up: The World of Water." Read the complete story.

Media advisory: Follow up information concerning Bradford Woods pool incident
Officials at Bradford Woods, the outdoor education facility of Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, have begun installing additional safeguards to prevent the mixing of muriatic acid and chlorine, chemicals commonly used to maintain swimming pools. Read the complete story.

Even mild immune reactions have significant energy costs, IU evolutionary anthropologist finds
The energetic costs of fighting off simple respiratory infections result in heightened resting metabolic rates and lower testosterone levels in men, an Indiana University anthropologist shows in research pointed toward quantifying how immunological burdens and trade-offs play a role in human evolution.
Read the complete story.

Australia's national university honors IU president
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie earned a major distinction in his native Australia today when he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree during a ceremony at The Australian National University, Australia's top-ranked institution of higher education.
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IU School of Continuing Studies announces 2010-11 award recipients
The Indiana University School of Continuing Studies recognized 11 people today (July 15) at an awards luncheon at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis' Greenwood Learning Center. Awards are given each year in four categories, teaching excellence, service, Dean's Special Recognition and Distinguished Alumni.
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IUPUI workshops to focus on combating terrorism, protecting infrastructure
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI and its Executive Education Program will host two workshops to support counterterrorism efforts in the public and private sectors. The July 29 workshop, "Building American Business Counterterrorism Resiliency through Improved Leadership and Planning," brings together experts on terrorism, industrial espionage, cyber, chemical and radiation security, disaster medicine and food safety.
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BP a classic example of how "greenwash" can engulf a company in perilous waters, says Kelley prof
At a 2002 Earth Summit, a group of NGOs offered a tongue-in-cheek critique of BP's "Beyond Petroleum" campaign, naming it winner of the "Greenwash Academy Awards." Today the company's reputation as an environmental steward and good citizen is in tatters. Analyzed in light of a first-of-its-kind economic analysis from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, BP offers a classic case of the potential downside for companies that place greenwash ahead of truly transparent disclosure.
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IURTC launches new website to streamline, expedite path to successful innovation
The official launch today of the new Indiana University Research & Technology Corp. (IURTC) website brings with it a user-friendly, one-stop shop designed to empower and connect inventors, entrepreneurs and investors.
Read the complete story.

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IU in the news

ANU honors international leader
Anu.edu.au, Indiana Daily Student, July 19, 18 -- The President of Indiana University (IU), Professor Michael McRobbie AO, has 'come home' to receive an honorary Doctor of Letters at a ceremony at The Australian National University. Full story. Full story 2.

Getting together with fellow scribblers in Indiana
Nola.com, July, 15 -- This year the meeting was hosted by our former president Mike Leonard and his wife, Mardi, and held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. You're probably thinking, "Bloomington, Ind.? Why?" For years, Mike had been telling us we should have a conference in his southern Indiana hometown, reminding us that NSNC patron saint Ernie Pyle went to journalism school at IU before heading out to write memorable columns about small-town America and World War II. "We have a beautiful campus and a really cool city," he'd always say. It turns out he was right. Full story.

Indiana University East awards 6 research scholarships
Pal-item.com, July 17 -- Indiana University East has awarded six scholarships for the 2010 Summer Research Scholar Program. The program provides undergraduate students with $2,000 to conduct a research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Each recipient will present their research findings during the sixth annual Student Research Day in spring 2011. Full story.

Neil Goodman Sculptures Come to Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Enewspf.com, July 18 -- Goodman, who currently lives and has a studio in Chicago, is a Professor of Art at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. Goodman says he has drawn inspiration for many years from the industrial rustbelt topography of northwest Indiana. "I have often marveled at the fantastic and uniquely sculptural shapes of many of the mills, bridges, barges and cranes indigenous to the area. My work is both a reflection of my environment as well as a visual link to it." Full story.

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