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IU's McRobbie recommends overall 3 percent raise for IU employees
IU trustees approve overall 3 percent raise for IU employees
Professor's new book, 'Zoo Story,' takes readers behind the scenes to meet the animals and the keepers
National Science Foundation provides IU $1.2 million to prepare more science teachers
SPEA names academic scholarship winners
IU achieves record in research grants and awards
IU Maurer School of Law professor to play key role in major study on Indian judiciary
New book, 'Opera for All Seasons,' depicts history of Indiana University Opera Theater
IUPUI assistant dean named to IU Foundation vice presidency
Leading Index for Indiana turned around in July
Internationally known photographer Tokihiro Sato to speak at IU Bloomington Sept. 3
Energy-based economic development: A fad or here to stay?
Back from Afghanistan, Kirk White takes on expanded role at IU
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU's McRobbie recommends overall 3 percent raise for IU employees
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie today (Aug. 19) asked the IU Board of Trustees to approve his recommendation for an overall 3 percent raise for university faculty and staff to be effective Nov. 1. McRobbie said he is now confident that continuing budget cuts, strong fall enrollments and funds set aside in this year's budget for university priorities allow a raise of that size. Read the complete story.

IU trustees approve overall 3 percent raise for IU employees
The Indiana University Board of Trustees today (Aug. 20) unanimously approved a recommendation from President Michael A. McRobbie for pay raises averaging 3 percent for university faculty and staff. The new merit-based pay levels will go into effect on Nov. 1. Salaries were frozen for most of IU's 17,000 employees during the 2009-10 fiscal year in response to cuts in state support and uncertainty as to how deeply the economic recession would impact IU. Read the complete story.

Professor's new book, 'Zoo Story,' takes readers behind the scenes to meet the animals and the keepers
Tom French got to see the stories at the zoo that most of us never see. In his new book, Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives (Hyperion), he introduces readers to Herman, an alpha male chimp with a thing for human blondes, "especially blondes in tank tops." We also meet Enshalla, a Sumatran Tiger who prefers Obsession perfume but who has been unlucky in efforts to reproduce more of what is one of the most endangered subspecies of tiger. Read the complete story.

National Science Foundation provides IU $1.2 million to prepare more science teachers
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding Indiana University a $1.2 million grant over the next five years to begin the "Indiana Noyce Science Scholars" program. The program starting this fall -- a joint venture of the IU School of Education and the IU College of Arts and Sciences -- will assist and accelerate the pathway from a bachelor's degree in a science field to a master's degree in secondary education with a teaching license. Read the complete story.

SPEA names academic scholarship winners
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs announced today (Aug. 18) that two students have been awarded the SPEA Academic Admission Award for fall 2010-11. The $2,000 award, created for the school's highest-achieving newly admitted students, is based on the IU cumulative grade point average. To qualify, students must be newly admitted to SPEA, enrolled as a full-time student and taking at least six credit hours of SPEA course work. Read the complete story.

IU achieves record in research grants and awards
Indiana University received a record $603.9 million in grants and awards for research and other sponsored programs during the 2009-2010 fiscal year, IU President Michael A. McRobbie announced today (Aug. 19). The new record amount surpasses the previous mark of $525.3 million set during the 2007-2008 fiscal year and includes new highs for amounts received from federal, state and non-profit sources (excluding foundations). Overall, income from grants and awards for research was up 28.7 percent over the $469.4 million IU received last year. Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law professor to play key role in major study on Indian judiciary
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law announced today (Aug. 19) that Jayanth Krishnan will serve as project director for an intensive study on the lower judiciary in India. Krishnan is professor of law, Charles L. Whistler Faculty Fellow and head of the India Initiative at the Maurer School's Center on the Global Legal Profession. Read the complete story.

New book, 'Opera for All Seasons,' depicts history of Indiana University Opera Theater
The nearly 500-page text -- with more than 300 photos -- is the result of a team effort by writer Marianne Williams Tobias and editors George Calder, Nancy J. Guyer, C. David Higgins and Charles H. Webb. Among other things, Tobias writes the program notes for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Calder was executive administrator of IU Opera Theater for almost 30 years, while Webb was dean of the Jacobs School and general manager of the opera company for 24 years. Master Scenic Artist Higgins has been designing for IU Opera for almost 40 years, and Guyer was former production administrative assistant. Read the complete story.

IUPUI assistant dean named to IU Foundation vice presidency
Paula J. Jenkins has been selected as vice president of development for regional campuses by the Indiana University Foundation. The appointment was announced today by Marti K.S. Heil, IU Foundation senior vice president, and John S. Applegate, vice president for regional affairs, planning and policy at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

Leading Index for Indiana turned around in July
After two months of decline, the Leading Index for Indiana (LII) squeaked out a slight increase in July. "June saw a steep fall in the LII. With four of the five components posting declines in June, there was concern that a poor performance in July would signal a warning sign of a looming recession," said Timothy Slaper, director of economic analysis at the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. "With the LII's July increase from 96.2 to 96.4, the warning sign has ended -- at least for now." Read the complete story.

Internationally known photographer Tokihiro Sato to speak at IU Bloomington Sept. 3
Tokihiro Sato, one of Japan's best-known artists working in contemporary photography, will deliver an artist lecture at Indiana University Bloomington at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, in the Fine Arts Building, room 102. The lecture is free and open to the public. Sato's work has appeared at the Museum of Modern Art in Saitama, Japan; the Hara Museum of Art in Tokyo; the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Read the complete story.

Energy-based economic development: A fad or here to stay?
More than $50 billion in federal stimulus funds were allocated to support energy technology innovation, green jobs and low-income energy efficiency assistance programs. "Early reports indicate the funding has, in some cases, outpaced the ability of the agencies to implement their most shovel-ready projects," said Sanya Carley, assistant professor in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and co-author of "Energy-Based Economic Development," a forthcoming article in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Read the complete story.

Back from Afghanistan, Kirk White takes on expanded role at IU
Kirk White is returning this month to Indiana University and expanded job responsibilities after serving a year on active duty in Afghanistan in a key leadership position with the Indiana Army National Guard. White, who was director of community relations at IU's Bloomington campus before being called to active duty last year, will now take on an expanded role as assistant vice president for strategic partnerships, effective Aug. 23. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Wednesday, August 18
Field Hockey: Behind two goals from redshirt sophomore Morgan Fleetwood, the Indiana field hockey team topped Miami (Ohio), 6-4, in a preseason scrimmage at the IU Hockey Field in Bloomington. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for Friday, August 20:
Women's Soccer: Evansville, 7 p.m., Evansville, Ind.

Scheduled for Saturday, August 21:
Field Hockey: Ohio State Scrimmage, 4 p.m., Columbus, Ohio
Women's Volleyball: Cream and Crimson Scrimmage, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind. (University Gym)

Scheduled for Sunday, August 22:
Men's Soccer: Xavier, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind

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IU in the news

McRobbie requests 3 percent raises for IU faculty, staff
The Indianapolis Star, InsideINdianaBusiness.com, Aug. 19 -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has requested a 3 percent raise for university faculty and staff, to become effective Nov. 1. McRobbie made the request to the IU board of trustees, which is meeting Thursday and Friday on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. The Finance and Audit committee approved the president's request. It will now go to the full board for a vote Friday. Full story. Full story 2.

Officials: Raises give local 'positive economic impact'
The Bloomington Herald-Times, Aug. 20 -- Raises at Indiana University are a good thing for the local economy, officials said Thursday. "We know intuitively that there will be a positive economic impact from that," said Ron Walker, president of the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. "There will be more money circulating in the local economy." Faculty and staff at the university could get 3 percent raises in November if university trustees approve today a recommendation from President Michael McRobbie. Full story.

2 from Carmel named Wells Scholars; Indiana University scholarships will help incoming freshman, junior with expenses
The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 19 -- When he was younger, Steven Brisley considered a career in business or medicine. His path soon became apparent. "As I took classes and looked at a career, business seemed to stick out a little more as my forte," he said. "(Indiana University's) Kelley School (of Business) is a real good match for that." Brisley is one of two Carmel High School graduates named as a Wells Scholar at IU. Brisley plans to study entrepreneurship, international business and Spanish. The other scholar is Hena Ahmed, a junior. There were 18 freshmen and two juniors selected for the scholarship, which was created to honor the late Herman B Wells, IU's president and chancellor. Full story.

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