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School of Public and Environmental Affairs to host 9th District candidate debate
Ten international programs at IU awarded $17.6 million in Title VI funding
Study finds proximity could be key to success of healing prayer
Exploding vehicles to challenge IUPUI crime-scene investigation students
Career day at IUPUI to feature public safety agencies, high-tech equipment
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School of Public and Environmental Affairs to host 9th District candidate debate -- The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs will host a debate on Oct. 18 between the three candidates on the ballot for Indiana's 9th District congressional seat: Democratic Rep. Baron Hill, Republican Todd Young and Libertarian Greg Knott. Read the complete story.

Ten international programs at IU awarded $17.6 million in Title VI funding -- Indiana University Aug. 5 announced that 10 of its international programs will receive about $17.6 million, over four years, from the U.S. Department of Education through its competitive Title VI program. For more than a half century, international centers at IU have received support and national distinction through the initiative established through the Higher Education Act. Only a handful of universities are receiving funding for as many Title VI programs as IU. Read the complete story.

Study finds proximity could be key to success of healing prayer -- Findings reported today from a new international study of healing prayer suggest that prayer for another person's healing just might help -- especially if the one praying is physically near the person being prayed for. Candy Gunther Brown, an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, led the study of "proximal intercessory prayer" for healing. It is available online today and will be published in the September 2010 issue of the Southern Medical Journal. Read the complete story.

Exploding vehicles to challenge IUPUI crime-scene investigation students -- Students who signed up for a class this summer at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI can count on having a blast. Literally. The class, "Investigating Post-blast Crime Scenes," provides real-world experience in investigating explosions. Instructors for the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis course will blow up three cars this Friday (Aug. 6). Then students will reassemble the evidence and present their conclusions on what caused the explosions. Read the complete story.

Career day at IUPUI to feature public safety agencies, high-tech equipment -- A Black Hawk helicopter, bomb-dismantling robots and police SWAT vehicles will be among the attractions when the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI celebrates its fourth annual Public Safety Career Day on Aug. 16. The event, from noon to 3 p.m. on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis courtyard, gives current and prospective students, faculty and staff and other community members an opportunity to learn about public safety agencies and organizations and view state-of-the-art equipment. Read the complete story.

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New IPFW student housing finished; Spots filling up fast in apartment-style residences
Ft. Wayne News Sentinel, Aug. 5 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne unveiled its latest addition to student housing Wednesday afternoon. The Phase III addition, located off Trier Road on the Waterfield Campus, includes six buildings: four residential buildings, a clubhouse and a small maintenance building. The addition is similar to the other two phases in that the student housing offers dorm living in apartment-style housing, but the four newest buildings will include washer-dryer units in every apartment and additional floor-plan options. The $31.5 million project began in early 2009, and with its additional 448 beds, brings the total number of beds in student housing to 1,204. Director of Student Housing Sara Garcia said spots have filled up fast, with slightly more than 1,000 beds already taken. Full story.

Prayers really can heal the sick, finds international study
Daily Mail, Aug. 5 -- The power of prayer really can help to heal the sick, an international study has found -- especially if the well-wisher is standing near the person they are praying for. Researchers say the vision and hearing of patients in their tests improved after healing practitioners prayed for them. One elderly woman who could not see a person's hand when they held two fingers up in front of her face from a foot away is said to have been cured after a healer placed their hands over her eyes and prayed for less than one minute. The tests were carried out by a team from Indiana university, led by religious studies Professor Candy Gunther Brown, who were looking into 'proximal prayer' -- or prayers near the patient. Full story.

IU connections receive award to link scientists across countries
Indiana Daily Student, Aug. 4 -- The National Science Foundation awarded $9.2 million to IU for two high-speed international network services, half to continue the TransPAC3 network connection to Asia and half for a new connection to Europe named America Connects to Europe. "Congratulations to Indiana University, the first institution to receive two awards in an IRNC competition," said William Chang, National Science Foundation International Research Network Connections program officer and an IU graduate, in an IU press release. Full story.

Students pay tribute to anatomical donors
Post-Tribune, Aug. 6 -- The students filed out in their scrubs from the classroom building into the afternoon sun Thursday and waited in line. Each solemnly stepped forward, grasped a rose and stood beside a memorial stone bench and read a note about a teacher who died. These weren't ordinary teachers, however. They were real people who lived and donated their bodies to science to teach young doctors anatomy at the Indiana University Medical School at IU Northwest. "This is a time to gather and reflect on what their gifts meant to us," said Ernest Telarico, assistant director of medical education at the medical school and course director for the Human Gross Anatomy and Embryology Program. The students thanked the cadaver donors and their families, sometimes by number if anonymity was requested, but mostly by first name or full name. Full story.

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