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IU Bloomington first-year class shows improved academics, more diversity
IU physics facility awarded $5 million for cooperative neutron research
Cultures unite in 'Indiana in Afghanistan; Afghanistan in Indiana' exhibit at IU's Wells Library
IU Student Involvement Fair joins student organizations, IU offices with area nonprofits
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Bloomington first-year class shows improved academics, more diversity -- The 2010-11 freshman class at Indiana University Bloomington has once again set high marks for academic achievement. And during a time of widespread economic stress, the campus is increasing spending on financial aid to keep IU Bloomington affordable. Read the complete story.

IU physics facility awarded $5 million for cooperative neutron research -- The next generation of neutron research at Indiana University Bloomington has received a $5 million boost from the National Institute for Standards and Technology. A recently awarded NIST grant provides close to $1 million a year for five years to support cooperative research activities between the Low Energy Neutron Source (LENS) at IU Bloomington and NIST's National Center for Neutron Research, located in Gaithersburg, Md. Read the complete story.

Cultures unite in 'Indiana in Afghanistan; Afghanistan in Indiana' exhibit at IU's Wells Library -- When an international writer teamed up with a museum curator, the eclectic pair worked to forge an artistic tie between a peaceful, agriculturally focused state and a war-torn Middle Eastern country -- and the result created beauty through contrast, they said. Read the complete story.

IU Student Involvement Fair joins student organizations, IU offices with area nonprofits -- All Indiana University students are invited to attend the 2010 IU Student Involvement Fair Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's fair takes place in the Indiana Memorial Union hotel parking lot near Woodburn and Ballantine Halls. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for August 27:
Women's Volleyball: Georgia Tech, 7 p.m., Atlanta, Ga.
Women's Soccer: Kentucky, 7 p.m., Lexington, Ky.
Men's Soccer: Duke, 8:10 p.m., Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Schedule for August 28:
Women's Volleyball: UAB, 10:30 a.m., Atlanta, Ga.
Field Hockey: Boston College, 2 p.m., Amherst, Mass.
Women's Volleyball: Alabama A&M, 4:30 p.m., Atlanta, Ga.

Schedule for August 29:
Men's Soccer: Denver, 12 p.m., Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Women's Soccer: Butler, 1 p.m., Indianapolis, Ind.
Field Hockey: Massachusetts, 2 p.m., Amherst, Mass.

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IU in the news

Tips to keep yourself safe, out of trouble around campus
Indiana Daily Student, Aug. 25 -- The Indiana State Police, Indiana University Police Department and Residential Programs and Services provided safety tips for surviving life on a college campus. If you're a freshman, take heed. Full story.

Clarian will put $100M neuroscience site in motion
The Indianapolis Star, The Republic, Aug. 25 -- A Neuroscience Center of Excellence building, to be located by 16th and Missouri streets south of Methodist, is part of a plan by Clarian and the Indiana University School of Medicine to invest more than $100 million in the neurosciences over five years. Full story. Full story 2.

Study: Old galaxies surprisingly energetic
UPI.com, Aug. 25 -- Giant halos of ultraviolet light around ancient galaxies have some U.S. scientists re-thinking the evolution of galaxies in the universe, they say. "In a galaxy's lifetime, it must make the transition from an active, star-forming galaxy to a quiescent galaxy that does not form stars," Samir Salim, an astronomer at Indiana University in Bloomington said. "But it is possible this process goes the other way, too, and that old galaxies can be rejuvenated." Full story.

Giant UV Rings Around Galaxies Create Astronomical Mystery
The Epoch Times, Aug. 27 -- Astronomers have recently discovered giant ultraviolet rings in galaxies thought to be dead, according to a NASA press release. Scientists are mystified as to how such bright light could be emitted by massive galaxies recognized as being astronomically dead. In NASA's pictures of the rings, the supposedly dead galaxies are deep red, indicating these stars are around 10 billion years old. "In a galaxy's lifetime, it must make the transition from an active, star-forming galaxy to a quiescent galaxy that does not form stars," said Samir Salim, lead author of a recent study and a research scientist in the department of astronomy at Indiana University, Bloomington. "But it is possible this process goes the other way, too, and that old galaxies can be rejuvenated." Full story.

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