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By popular demand, a second Mellencamp show added at IU Auditorium
2010-11 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference series begins with focus on health care reform
Input-output trade-offs found in human information processing
IU professor's new book, 'Buddha's Orphans,' steeps multigenerational family saga in Nepali history
IU and its Kelley School of Business recognized by 'U.S. News'
Hoosier to Hoosier Sale Day offers inexpensive furniture and household items
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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By popular demand, a second Mellencamp show added at IU Auditorium
Due to overwhelming popularity of the October 29 John Mellencamp performance, a second show at Indiana University Auditorium has been added on October 30. Read the complete story.

2010-11 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference series begins with focus on health care reform
The successful Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series will begin its fifth year in Indianapolis with a look at the future impact of the Health Reform Bill enacted in March. Everyone involved with the U.S. health care system and its major stakeholders, including patients, is gauging the sweeping impact of the legislation. The conference will feature presentations by representatives from policymakers and Indiana's life science industry. Read the complete story.

Input-output trade-offs found in human information processing
The most beautiful thing about humans, says Indiana University researcher S. Lee Hong, is that they are both ever-changing and sometimes prone to error. Yet humans are still extremely flexible and adaptable, managing the transition from one context to another almost seamlessly. His new study demonstrates how this adaptability boils down to a zero-sum game. Read the complete story.

IU professor's new book, 'Buddha's Orphans,' steeps multigenerational family saga in Nepali history
When Samrat Upadhyay sat down to start his second novel, Buddha's Orphans (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010), the director of Indiana University's Creative Writing program came to the blank page with a powerful image in mind -- an infant abandoned in Kathmandu's city park while his mother commits suicide in a nearby pond. Read the complete story.

IU and its Kelley School of Business recognized by 'U.S. News'
This year's U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges edition singled out several Indiana University programs for special mention, including the Kelley School of Business and several student-focused initiatives at IU Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). U.S. News ranked the Kelley School as the 10th best in the nation among undergraduate business programs (a year ago it was 12th). It continues to be second only to the University of Michigan in the Big Ten and sixth nationally among public universities. Read the complete story.

Hoosier to Hoosier Sale Day offers inexpensive furniture and household items
Hoosier to Hoosier, an initiative to promote the reuse of quality furniture and household items donated by Indiana University students during move-out from residence halls, Greek houses, and off-campus housing, will hold a sale of all collected items on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Read the complete story.



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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU in the news

NASA helps fund professor's study of heat waves
The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 17 -- The streak of consecutive 90-degree-plus days in Indianapolis has ended, but one professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will continue studying heat waves. In fact, geography Professor Dan Johnson will still be studying heat waves in the middle of winter, when most Hoosiers are complaining about the icy cold. Full story.

Lee Hamilton: A statesman comes home
The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 17 -- After nearly a half-century, Lee Hamilton is packing his books, sorting his papers and preparing to head home to Indiana. Since he arrived in Washington as a freshman congressman elected in the 1964 Democratic landslide, Hamilton has chaired some of Congress' most influential panels -- the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Intelligence Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, the Iran-Contra inquiry -- and led or served on the nation's top blue-ribbon commissions investigating issues including the Iraq war and the Sept. 11 attacks. Full story.

IU and Owl Studios join forces to encourage an emerging jazz musician
Owl Studios, the young jazz record label based in Indianapolis, has joined forces with the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music to launch the "Emerging Jazz Artist Project." A panel of five judges from outside the school will decide which of its 80 students who apply will get a professional recording produced on the label. Brent Wallarab, assistant professor at IU and an Owl Studios recording artist, organized the project and will produce the CD. Full story.

Astronomers put together their universal wish list
USA Today, Aug. 16 -- The report sets as a primary goal learning how the first stars formed, finding the "closest habitable Earth-like planets beyond the solar system," and probing "dark energy," the mysterious force accelerating expansion of galaxies apart from one another throughout the cosmos. "So much is going on in astronomy, it's a golden age," says astronomer Catherine Pilachowski of Indiana University in Bloomington. "I think they did a terrific job. Far more than in past reports, they have thought about budgets and how we are actually going to build these projects." Full story.

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