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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 1, 2010

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IU's research vice president announces major new internal funding opportunity
National Research Council study validates quality of IU doctoral programs
Bloomington to celebrate International Home Movie Day Oct. 17
Opera star Angela Brown to perform in Bloomington October 16
Journalist Andrew Sullivan to speak at IU's Alumni Hall Oct. 13
IU's research vice president announces major new internal funding opportunity
Study finds insecticidal protein from genetically engineered corn is present in Indiana streams
IU appoints new assistant vice presidents for university regional affairs
In high risk time, IUPUI trains future professionals to manage risk
Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand, former U.S. Poet Laureate, to speak at IU
Year-long celebration of IU and Bloomington museums begins Friday
Weekend conference at IU to promote early language learning
Jacobs School of Music debuts world-premiere of new choreography in Fall Ballet
IU Libraries join libraries across the nation for Archives and Special Collections Month
New CEEP Report on potential of school district consolidation in Indiana determines evidence for a mandate still lacking
Study finds insecticidal protein from genetically engineered corn is present in Indiana streams
Health policy expert to speak at Indiana University
14th annual IU Blood Donor Challenge through Oct. 22
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU's research vice president announces major new internal funding opportunity
Vice President for Research Jorge Josť announced today (Sept. 29) a major new internal funding opportunity for all Indiana University faculty members. The Indiana University Collaborative Research Grants (IUCRG) program will award teams of researchers up to $75,000 to support collaborative, innovative projects with a high likelihood of securing external funding. Each project team will include faculty members from different campuses, schools, departments or disciplines. Read the complete story.

National Research Council study validates quality of IU doctoral programs
Indiana University programs in the natural and mathematical sciences, humanities, social sciences and public affairs were recognized as among the best in the United States in the Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs released Tuesday (Sept. 28) by the National Research Council. Read the complete story.


Bloomington to celebrate International Home Movie Day Oct. 17
For the second year in a row, Bloomington will take part in Home Movie Day. On Oct. 17 the Indiana University Department of Communication and Culture and the IU Cinema will co-present a Home Movie Day celebration from 3-5 p.m. at IU's Radio-TV Building (Room 251). The event is free and open to the public. Read the complete story.

Opera star Angela Brown to perform in Bloomington October 16
The concert is part of the opera singer's mission to bring opera to the masses. Throughout the show, the down-to-earth soprano with the voice of an angel uses humor to "break down barriers" and help audiences better relate to opera narratives in an effort to broaden an understanding and awareness of opera. Woven throughout her commentary are powerful arias, poignant art songs and moving spiritual numbers. Read the complete story.

Journalist Andrew Sullivan to speak at IU's Alumni Hall Oct. 13
Andrew Sullivan, a journalist and blogger for Atlantic magazine, will present a free, public lecture Oct. 13 at Indiana University's Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union at 7 p.m. In his lecture, titled "Exploring the New Media and its Effects on Global Politics," Sullivan will discuss international affairs and U.S. diplomacy in the context of the Internet and increasing technological capacity worldwide, as well as the use of new media applications during the disputed election in Iran in 2009. Ready the complete story.

IU's research vice president announces major new internal funding opportunity
Vice President for Research Jorge Josť announced today (Sept. 29) a major new internal funding opportunity for all Indiana University faculty members. The Indiana University Collaborative Research Grants (IUCRG) program will award teams of researchers up to $75,000 to support collaborative, innovative projects with a high likelihood of securing external funding. Each project team will include faculty members from different campuses, schools, departments or disciplines. Read the complete story.

Study finds insecticidal protein from genetically engineered corn is present in Indiana streams
A new study by researchers at Indiana University and several other institutions shows that streams in the Midwest contain materials from corn that has been genetically engineered to be toxic to insect pests -- as long as six months after the corn was harvested. Read the complete story.

IU appoints new assistant vice presidents for university regional affairs
Indiana University Vice President for University Regional Affairs, Planning and Policy John Applegate today (Sept. 30) announced the appointment of three assistant vice presidents for university regional affairs. Sharon K.Calhoon from IU Kokomo, Timothy Rivard from IU East and Rebecca Torstrick from IU South Bend will serve as assistant vice presidents working to advance IU's programs and interests around the university and the state, Applegate said. Read the complete story.

In high risk time, IUPUI trains future professionals to manage risk
Responding to the growing national and regional demand for actuaries, the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is expanding its actuarial sciences program. Training for an actuarial career, which uses mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk, typically results in employment in the insurance or financial industries, or with a consulting firm or governmental agency. Read the complete story.

Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand, former U.S. Poet Laureate, to speak at IU
Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand will visit the Indiana University Bloomington campus Oct. 14-15 as a guest of IU's College Arts & Humanities Institute. Strand will give seminars for selected groups of students and faculty during his two-day visit to campus, which will also include a public lecture and reading in Fine Arts 015 at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 14. Read the complete story.

Year-long celebration of IU and Bloomington museums begins Friday
Celebrating the Museum, a new initiative that recognizes the contributions of museums to the intellectual and cultural life of Indiana University and the Bloomington community, begins Friday (Oct. 1) with a lecture by international museum consultant Lois Silverman. Read the complete story.

Weekend conference at IU to promote early language learning
A Saturday (Oct. 2) workshop at the Indiana University School of Education will emphasize best practices for implementing and advocating for teaching world languages in schools. The Indiana Network for Early Language Learning (IN-NELL) and "Bridges: Children, Languages, World," a project of IU's Center for the Study of Global Change, are holding their fall conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wright Education Building at 201 N. Rose Ave. Read the complete story.

Jacobs School of Music debuts world-premiere of new choreography in Fall Ballet
This season, falling leaves bring graceful leaps to the Indiana University Musical Arts Center stage with a world premiere of new choreography from New York choreographer Josh Bergasse. The 2010 IU Ballet Theater Season commences with "A Choreographer's Evening" on Oct. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., featuring four separate dances that blend modern, classical and original styles that highlight a broad range of choreography in dance. Read the complete story.

IU Libraries join libraries across the nation for Archives and Special Collections Month
At libraries across the nation, October is Archives and Special Collections Month. This year's theme, "Sustainability of our Cultural Heritage: Preserving and Making Accessible Society's Digital Records," focuses on Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences Themester celebration, "sustain•ability: Thriving on a Small Planet." Read the complete story.

New CEEP Report on potential of school district consolidation in Indiana determines evidence for a mandate still lacking
A new education policy brief from the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University concludes that, despite some legislative interest in mandating school consolidation, the results wouldn't benefit students and would have minimal impact, if any, on state spending on public education. Revisiting School District Consolidation Issues is the latest policy brief from CEEP. Read the complete story.

Study finds insecticidal protein from genetically engineered corn is present in Indiana streams
A new study by researchers at Indiana University and several other institutions shows that streams in the Midwest contain materials from corn that has been genetically engineered to be toxic to insect pests -- as long as six months after the corn was harvested. Read the complete story.

Health policy expert to speak at Indiana University
Recent health reform legislation could dramatically change public and private health policies, not only altering how health care is financed and delivered but potentially affect personal choices about our own health behaviors. Wendy Everett, president of the New England Healthcare Institute and a leading U.S. expert on health policy, will discuss critical elements of health care reform and their effects on individuals and society next week at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

14th annual IU Blood Donor Challenge through Oct. 22
Indiana University continues saving lives this year with the 14th annual IU Blood Donor Challenge, which continues through Oct. 22. The Blood Donor Challenge is a friendly competition between IU alumni chapters, student organizations, constituent societies and other groups in Indiana and around the nation to raise the most units of donated blood. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for September 29:
Men's Soccer: A goal in the 30th minute from junior forward Will Bruin turned out to be all the offense the Indiana men's soccer team needed as it squeaked out a 1-0 win over in-state foe Evansville. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for October 1:
Women's Soccer: Michigan State, 4 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Women's Volleyball: Iowa, 7 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa

Scheduled for October 2:
Men's Cross Country: Wisconsin adidas Invitational, 11 a.m., Madison, Wis.
Women's Cross Country: Wisconsin adidas Invitational, 12 p.m., Madison, Wis.
Field Hockey: Ohio State, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Football: Michigan, 3:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: All-American Pre-Qualifier, All Day, Tulsa, Okla.
Women's Golf: Notre Dame Invitational, All Day, South Bend, Ind

Scheduled for October 3:
Women's Soccer: Illinois, 2 p.m., Champaign, Ill.
Women's Volleyball: Minnesota, 2 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Men's Soccer: Wisconsin, 5 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Golf: Notre Dame Invitational, All Day, South Bend, Ind.
Men's Tennis: All-American Pre-Qualifier, All Day, Tulsa, Okla.

Schedueld for October 4:
Men's Tennis: All-American Qualifier, All Day, Tulsa, Okla.

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IU in the news

Stephen Colbert-Inspired Site "Truthy" Is a Swift Boat Torpedo for Twitter Users
Fastcompany.com, Futurity.org, Sept. 29 -- Researchers at Indiana University have just launched Truthy.indiana.edu, which they humbly declare a "a sophisticated new Twitter-based research tool that combines data mining, social network analysis and crowdsourcing to uncover deceptive tactics and misinformation leading up to the Nov. 2 elections." Full story. Full story 2.

Area will get first resident doctors; Grant allows Lafayette to have resident doctors
Wlfi.com, Sept. 30 -- Lafayette hospitals will be getting resident doctors for the first time. The goal is to increase the number of family physicians training and practicing in rural and urban under served areas. A 1.9 million dollar federal grant will enable Indiana University to expand its residency program to Lafayette. Full story.

Habitat for Humanity aims to construct house near Memorial Stadium in 10 days
Indiana Daily Student, Sept. 30 -- Trish Vosekas, a petite woman who knows her way around a construction site, wears a pink tool belt as she helps build her future home alongside more than 400 IU students and other volunteers. Building a house in the parking lot of Memorial Stadium is not how Habitat for Humanity usually constructs a home, however, this is the scene taking place near Dunn Street and the Bypass. Full story.

IU trustees discuss future of undergraduate and medical schools
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 1 -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees heard weighty presentations on the future direction of undergraduate education in Bloomington and of its medical school in Indianapolis at its Thursday meeting in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. Provost Karen Hanson emphasized the critical importance of undergraduate education and called it the core activity of the campus, saying graduate education, research, athletics and outreach would not exist without the basic mission of undergraduate study. Full story.
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