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Cell simulation workshop draws international cast of researchers to IU Bloomington
New microscope at IU Bloomington breaks light microscopy resolution barrier
IU Department of Theatre and Drama to premiere new musical, 'The Wizard of Wall Street'
Young physicians, scientists receive $1.2 million from CTSI for research, mentorships
IU, NISO receive Mellon grant to advance tools for quantifying scholarly impact from large-scale usage data
Month-long mathematics education program for Korean teachers concludes
John Beeson appointed 2010-11 ICCE president-elect
Expert panel convenes Monday on topic of Indiana life science innovation opportunities
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Cell simulation workshop draws international cast of researchers to IU Bloomington -- Researchers from around the world searching for the most accurate ways to capture how cells behave -- from adhesion and clustering to growth, division and death -- are at Indiana University Bloomington this summer to perfect their use of two of the most widely accepted tools for simulating cellular interactions. Read the complete story.

New microscope at IU Bloomington breaks light microscopy resolution barrier -- A new laser-equipped microscope at IU Bloomington's Light Microscopy Imaging Center makes it possible to examine biological samples with unprecedented detail in three dimensions. The $1.2 million DeltaVision OMX super-resolution microscope from Applied Precision (Issaquah, Wash.) was paid for entirely with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, through a National Institutes of Health program that supports high-end instrumentation at America's most deserving centers of higher education. Read the complete story.

IU Department of Theatre and Drama to premiere new musical, 'The Wizard of Wall Street' -- The IU Department of Theatre and Drama and acclaimed New York theater company Waterwell will present several "workshop performances" -- minimal props and costumes with a focus on sound and lighting design and final script development -- of the premiere of Waterwell's new The Wizard of Wall Street: The Life and Achievements of Financier/Railroad King Jay Gould. Read the complete story.

Young physicians, scientists receive $1.2 million from CTSI for research, mentorships -- The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has awarded nearly $1.2 million in funding to 27 promising young physicians and scientists conducting cutting-edge research into diseases such as breast cancer, traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's disease. The recipients of the Indiana CTSI 2010-2011 Predoctoral Training Awards and Young Investigator Awards include 20 predoctoral graduate students and seven clinician-scientists at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame. Read the complete story.

IU, NISO receive Mellon grant to advance tools for quantifying scholarly impact from large-scale usage data -- A $349,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Indiana University Bloomington will fund research to develop a sustainable initiative to create metrics for assessing scholarly impact from large-scale usage data. Read the complete story.

Month-long mathematics education program for Korean teachers concludes -- A group of 21 secondary teachers from South Korea present their final projects and hold a "graduation ceremony" this afternoon (August 12) following a month of intensive mathematics teaching workshops with area teachers and Indiana University School of Education faculty and staff. The group is part of the fifth annual visit of Korean teachers to Bloomington. Read the complete story.

John Beeson appointed 2010-11 ICCE president-elect -- John Beeson, executive director of external relations for the Indiana University School of Continuing Studies (SCS), was recently appointed the 2010-11 president-elect and program chair for the Indiana Council for Continuing Education (ICCE). As president-elect, Beeson will work with current ICCE president Ron White, executive director of IU Bloomington Continuing Studies. Read the complete story.

Expert panel convenes Monday on topic of Indiana life science innovation opportunities -- A group of area experts will join state and national health care leaders to focus on innovation in the life sciences during a free panel discussion Monday (Aug. 16) at the Indiana University Innovation Center. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, August 10:
Women's Soccer: Indiana claims 3-1 victory over No. 24 West Virginai in exhibition game. Read the complete results.

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IU in the news

New Indiana U. microscope sees in 3 dimensions
Chicago Tribune, The Republic, Aug. 13 -- Indiana University's new $1.2 million laser-equipped microscope is giving scientists the ability to see inside of cells in three dimensions. The DeltaVision OMX super-resolution microscope now housed on the Bloomington campus was paid for with federal stimulus money. Full story. Full story 2.

Indiana University sees big private funding jump
Forbes.com, (AP) The Republic, Aug. 10, 8 -- Indiana University announced Monday that it has seen a 38 percent increase in private sector grants and contributions from a year ago, when such revenue declined during the recession. The university said its $342.8 million in private sector support during its 2010 budget year was up from $247.6 million in 2009. Giving USA, an annual report on giving researched by the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, reported that contributions to higher education nationally declined by 3.6 percent in calendar year 2009. Full story. Full story 2.

Indiana University Physician Receives Funding For Rare, Aggressive Breast Cancer Research
Medicalnewstoday, Aug. 11 -- 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. Full story.

Find Suggests Tool Use Began Before Humans
The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 12 -- An international research team working in Ethiopia has unearthed what it considers the earliest known traces of the use of stone tools, a discovery that could push back the advent of technology by nearly a million years to a time before the evolution of the human family. But the researchers did not discover any actual stone tools or direct links to the long-extinct creatures that may have wielded them, and the report has set off a debate about the interpretation of the finding. Instead, prehistoric crocodiles could have made the tool-like marks as they gnawed flesh from the bones, or passing herds may have trampled the remains underfoot. "Researchers who study bone-surface modifications from archeological sites have shown that fresh bones trampled by animals can create marks that mimic stone-tool cut marks," said Indiana University anthropologist Sileshi Semaw. Full story.

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