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CTSI awards early-stage research grants to scientists at IU, Purdue, Notre Dame
Multimillion-dollar Defense Department grant targets microbial mutation
Maurer School of Law endowed chair in legal ethics honors practitioner
IU Bloomington awarded AmeriCorps positions for student service and engagement
IUAA awards Jerry Foster Memorial Scholarship
Violist Stephen Wyrczynski appointed to the faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music
IU Jacobs School of Music partners in new jazz initiative
IU Kelley School professor's study: Tools that assess bias in standardized tests are flawed
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IU Bloomington awarded AmeriCorps positions for student service and engagement
Indiana Campus Compact has awarded Indiana University Bloomington 28 AmeriCorps student positions in the Service-Engagement Corps (S-E Corps) for the 2010-2011 academic year. Students chosen for the positions will serve 300 hours in community or national service and will receive $1,132 as educational funding. IU Bloomington staff members will provide training and supervision for the IU undergraduates selected as S-E Corps members by the three offices participating in the program. Read the complete story.

Multimillion-dollar Defense Department grant targets microbial mutation
Scientists from Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Southern California will receive as much as $6.25 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the constraints on mutation in microorganisms. IU Bloomington microbiologist Patricia Foster is the five-year project's principal investigator. Joining her as co-PIs are IU Bloomington genome biologist and National Academy of Sciences Fellow Michael Lynch, IU Bloomington bioinformaticist Haixu Tang, and USC microbiologist Steven Finkel. Foster is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and is widely considered an expert on bacterial mutation. Read the complete story.

Maurer School of Law endowed chair in legal ethics honors practitioner
Indiana University Maurer School of Law Dean Lauren Robel announced today that an entrepreneur with close family ties to Indiana University has endowed a Chair in Legal Ethics at the school in honor of a lawyer through whom he came to understand and appreciate the benefit of "trusted counsel." David Henry Jacobs Jr. has made a $1.5 million gift to the Law School to establish the John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics. Schiller is a business litigation lawyer with the Cleveland firm of Walter & Haverfield LLP. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington awarded AmeriCorps positions for student service and engagement
Indiana Campus Compact has awarded Indiana University Bloomington 28 AmeriCorps student positions in the Service-Engagement Corps (S-E Corps) for the 2010-2011 academic year. Students chosen for the positions will serve 300 hours in community or national service and will receive $1,132 as educational funding. IU Bloomington staff members will provide training and supervision for the IU undergraduates selected as S-E Corps members by the three offices participating in the program. Read the complete story.

IUAA awards Jerry Foster Memorial Scholarship
The Indiana University Alumni Association has awarded the 2010 Jerry Foster Memorial Scholarship to Noah Sommers of Lafayette, Ind. Sommers is a junior at IU Bloomington. A McCutchen High School graduate, Sommers is majoring in telecommunications in the IU College of Arts and Sciences. He is involved in activities on the IU campus that strongly support his major. He produces a show for IUSTV and has a radio show on WIUX -- both the television station and radio station are student run. Read the complete story.

Violist Stephen Wyrczynski appointed to the faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music
Following a year as visiting professor, violist Stephen Wyrczynski has been appointed professor of music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University. A member of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1992, Wyrczynski has developed an active teaching career in some of the most prestigious music schools and festivals in the U.S., including the Peabody Conservatory, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the New World Symphony in Miami, Fla., Mannes College of Music in New York, the Curtis Institute of Music, the National Orchestral Institute and the New York State Summer School for Orchestral Studies. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music partners in new jazz initiative
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, in partnership with Owl Studios of Indianapolis, today announced the inaugural Emerging Jazz Artist Project (EJAP), an annual competition open to jazz students in the Jacobs School of Music that culminates in a nationally released album. Owl Studios will sponsor the costs of recording and release, and will provide mentoring through the entire process, offering the winner valuable promotional opportunities and professional experience. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School professor's study: Tools that assess bias in standardized tests are flawed
Overturning more than 40 years of accepted practice, new research proves that the tools used to check tests of "general mental ability" for bias are themselves flawed. This key finding from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business challenges reliance on such exams to make objective decisions for employment or academic admissions even in the face of well-documented gaps between mean scores of white and minority populations. Read the complete story.

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Regional Economic Center Coming to Columbus
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, July 28 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus is launching the Center for Business and Economic Development. Officials say it is designed to enhance regional economic growth through academic and business partnerships. The center will be based in the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, which is under construction. Full story.

Four Carmel students awarded Kelley School scholarship
The Indianapolis Star. July 28 -- Four Carmel residents are among the 10 2010-11 Kelley Scholars selected by the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. The incoming freshmen will receive full tuition and fees, a stipend for living expenses and funding for academic activities such as overseas study. Full story.

IU East keeps growing
Pal-item.com, July 29 -- Indiana University East is reporting double-digit percentage increases in enrollment during both of the campus' summer sessions. The campus had 779 students enrolled in classes during the second session, up from 650 students a year ago, a 19.8 percent increase. During the first session, 1,026 students were enrolled in classes, up from 925 the previous year, a 10.9 percent increase. Full story.

19 IU med students headed to Haiti to provide care
Chicago Tribune (AP), July 30 -- Nineteen northwestern Indiana medical students will travel to Haiti to provide care to victims of the devastating earthquake that hit earlier this year. The 19 students leaving Sunday are part of a group called Medical Student Missions, which is comprised of second-year students in the Indiana University Medical School. Member Brandon Sparks of the med school's northwest campus in Gary says the project originated in a medical ethics class earlier this year. Full story.

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