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IU Libraries, American Folklore Society partner for Open Folklore digitization project
IU physician receives funding for rare, aggressive breast cancer research
John Mellencamp to kick off 'No Better Than This' tour at IU Auditorium
Private sector support for IU near record levels in fiscal 2010
IU professor's book examines immigration and racial politics
SoFA gallery to feature 'Personal Interiors,' a traveling exhibit by husband-and-wife artists
IU philanthropy experts on 'Giving Pledge': What matters is how gifts are used
New anti-viral drug shows promise for dramatic improvement in hepatitis C treatment
IU partnership prepares more teachers for project-based learning in math and science
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IU Libraries, American Folklore Society partner for Open Folklore digitization project
An innovative and mutually beneficial partnership between Indiana University Libraries and the American Folklore Society (AFS) will liberate much of the world's previously inaccessible folklore materials. The multifaceted project, titled Open Folklore, combines digitization and digital preservation of data, publications, educational materials and scholarship in folklore. Because much of the material is copyright restricted, IU librarians will work with rights holders to make books and journals that have already been digitized -- often through Google Books and the HathiTrust Digital Library -- freely available to the public. Read the complete story.

IU physician receives funding for rare, aggressive breast cancer research -- Women with a relatively rare but aggressive form of breast cancer may benefit from a unique tissue bank of normal breast tissue at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. Bryan Schneider, M.D., and doctoral student Milan Radovich will study the underlying molecular underpinning of inflammatory breast cancer using cutting edge technology called Next Generation Sequencing with the support of a $50,000 grant from the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Milburn Foundation partnership. This work will capitalize on the ability to compare genetic abnormalities against normal breast tissue. Read the complete story.

John Mellencamp to kick off 'No Better Than This' tour at IU Auditorium
John Mellencamp and his band will kick off the first leg of their "No Better Than This" tour at IU Auditorium October 29. The performance is presented by Union Board and AEG Live. The show -- an "evening with" Mellencamp -- is a rare opportunity to experience one of America's most iconic songwriters and performers in an intimate setting in a program that highlights all phases of his artistry. Read the complete story.

Private sector support for IU near record levels in fiscal 2010
Indiana University received $342.8 million in support from the private sector in fiscal year 2010, the second highest number on record for the university. The annual total, which reports actual dollars received, includes gifts for IU through the IU Foundation and Riley Children's Foundation, and research grants from the private sector awarded to faculty. Read the complete story.

IU professor's book examines immigration and racial politics
The United States is often called a nation of immigrants, a "melting pot" where people from across the globe can pursue their dreams. But waves of immigrants from Latin America, Asia and Africa have strained that image, raising questions about the resilience of American democracy. Read the complete story.

SoFA gallery to feature 'Personal Interiors,' a traveling exhibit by husband-and-wife artists
The paintings, drawings and collages created by married couple Feltus and Irwin explore the relationships of figures in still, intimate settings, as well as the relationship between the figures and the viewer. The exhibition will also include "Feltus and Feltus: Photographic and Video Works" by the couple's sons, Tobias and Joseph Feltus. Read the complete story.

IU philanthropy experts on 'Giving Pledge': What matters is how gifts are used
More than three dozen billionaires have signed up for The Giving Pledge, an effort by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage wealthy people to give at least half of their fortunes to charity. Patrick Rooney, executive director and professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, and Leslie Lenkowsky, a professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and of Philanthropic Studies at the Center on Philanthropy, are available to comment on the initiative. Read the complete story.

New anti-viral drug shows promise for dramatic improvement in hepatitis C treatment -- Adding a direct acting anti-viral drug to the standard treatment regimen for hepatitis C significantly increases the cure rate in the most difficult to treat patients, according to a research report published Monday in the online edition of the journal The Lancet. The research team, led by Paul Kwo, M.D., of Indiana University School of Medicine, reported that adding the drug nearly doubled the treatment's effectiveness when given for 48 weeks in one treatment arm of the study. Read the complete story.

IU partnership prepares more teachers for project-based learning in math and science
For the second straight year, mathematics teachers from across several counties in southern Indiana learned about applying PBL during "Math Matters," which concluded last month after a 10-day session at Columbus' Central Middle School. This year, a new workshop held on the IU Bloomington campus called "Molecules Matter" included a workshop for science teachers to develop PBL lesson plans. Read the complete story.

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Schedule for Tuesday, August 10:
Women's Soccer: West Virginia, 7:00 p.m., Morgantown, W.Va.

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IU in the news

IU reports huge increase in gifts
The Indianapolis Star, InsideINdianaBusiness Report, Aug. 9 -- Major gifts were funneled to the university through the IU Foundation, $166.8 million, which is a 45 percent jump; and Riley Children's Foundation for Riley Hospital, $14.3 million, an increase of 22.2 percent. In addition, non-governmental grants to faculty increased by 33 percent to $161.7 million -- a record for those grants. "These generous gifts and grants are an expression of confidence in Indiana University," said President Michael A. McRobbie, in a prepared statement today. Full story. Full story 2.

Clarian Transplant Center Opens Evansville Clinic
InsideINdianaBusiness Report, Aug. 9 -- The nation's sixth largest organ transplant center is extending its services to southern Indiana. Indianapolis-based Clarian Transplant Center has opened a new kidney transplant outreach clinic at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. Clarian says the center will minimize the need for kidney patients and transplant candidates to make frequent long drives to Indianapolis for life-saving care. This is the sixth Clarian outreach clinic in the state. Full story.

Power of Prayer Works: Study
Execte.com, Aug. 9 -- Led by Indiana University professor of religion Candy Gunther Brown, the team found in the study that prayer brought "highly significant" improvements to those who are hearing-impaired participants. There were also improvements in those who are visually impaired as well. Full story.

Nine chosen for Indiana Conservation Hall of Fame
Wane.com, Aug. 9 -- Seven individuals and one couple selected from nearly 90 nominations will form the 2010 class of the Indiana Conservation Hall of Fame. Among them was Garrett Eppley, who served as chair of the Indiana University Department of Recreation, where he helped develop Bradford Woods and influenced recreation and outdoor education. Full story.

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