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October 15, 2010

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Indiana CTSI to host Bloomington retreat
Can Hungary's red sludge be made less toxic with carbon?
Holistic concept of health discussed by leading expert in health, poverty and social connections
IU Kelley School's Business Outlook Panel touring the state to provide economic forecast for 2011
Carlos J. Ovando to receive Indiana University's Distinguished Latino Alumni Award
Mellon Foundation awards IU $755,000 for initiative on global issues and linkages across borders
IU Jacobs School of Music hosts four visiting quartets this year
IU professor's film on military families finding a wider audience
IU School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation recognizes outstanding alumni
Congressman Ron Paul to speak at IU Bloomington on Oct. 25
IU research center releases comprehensive report on Indiana traffic collisions
Soprano Angela Brown donates personal papers to IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture
Horses offer hope with therapeutic riding program at IU's Bradford Woods
Students to gain professional insights at IU's Women in Technology Conference
Sexploration Week: Sexual health, plastic surgery, pharmaceuticals among topics covered
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Indiana CTSI to host Bloomington retreat
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will host the inaugural Indiana CTSI Retreat at Indiana University Bloomington. Participants in "Indiana CTSI 101" will hear presentations explaining how the Indiana CTSI is connecting Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, as well as public and private partnerships, to accelerate the rate of health care innovation in Indiana and beyond. Read the complete story.


Can Hungary's red sludge be made less toxic with carbon?
The red, metal-laden sludge that escaped a containment pond in Hungary last week could be made less toxic with the help of carbon sequestration, says an Indiana University Bloomington geologist who has a patent pending on the technique. Read the complete story.

Holistic concept of health discussed by leading expert in health, poverty and social connections
Every day, Americans hear about what it takes to be healthy. Aside from exercise and diet, do we really know all of the factors that contribute to health? Mark Bergel, a nationally recognized expert in health, poverty and social connections, will present "Making Health Whole: The Shift in Public Health" on Thursday as the inaugural lecture in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation's Ruth Clifford Engs Lecture Series. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School's Business Outlook Panel touring the state to provide economic forecast for 2011
Last year, when economists at Indiana University and its Kelley School of Business put together their annual forecast, the national economy was sliding rapidly downhill and hadn't yet bottomed out. As they prepare to give their views about the national and state economies in 2011, the economists acknowledge that much has changed, perhaps even the environment for assessing economic health. Read the complete story.

Carlos J. Ovando to receive Indiana University's Distinguished Latino Alumni Award
Carlos J. Ovando of Tempe, Ariz., has been named the 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Latino Alumni Award by the Latino Alumni Association, an affiliate group of the Indiana University Alumni Association. The award recognizes IU Latino alumni for their outstanding professional achievements and community service. Read the complete story.

Mellon Foundation awards IU $755,000 for initiative on global issues and linkages across borders
For decades, scholars have studied world cultures and historical traditions have defined nations. But with globalization, national boundaries no longer frame the story. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, through its Universities and Their Presses Program, has awarded $755,000 to Indiana University and IU Press for a new interdisciplinary research studies initiative that focuses on global issues and their linkages across borders and to local communities. Read the full story.

IU Jacobs School of Music hosts four visiting quartets this year
In addition to the hundreds of concerts by its world-renowned faculty, students and guests, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host performances by four distinguished quartets this season. The São Paulo City String Quartet kicks off the series Thursday (Oct. 14), at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. Read the complete story.

IU professor's film on military families finding a wider audience
A documentary by an Indiana University professor that presents Vietnam War veterans and their children who have served in Iraq has been finding many audiences at film festivals and soon on television. Ron Osgood's hour-length documentary, "My Vietnam Your Iraq: Eight Families, Two Generations," will be screened three times at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, beginning this Saturday (Oct. 16), and will be shown on public television stations WTTW in Chicago and WTIU in Bloomington on Veteran's Day (Nov. 11). Read the complete story.

IU School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation recognizes outstanding alumni
The Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) will honor seven distinguished alumni on Friday at 5:30 p.m. during an awards ceremony at the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at IU Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Congressman Ron Paul to speak at IU Bloomington on Oct. 25
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will be at Indiana University Bloomington on Oct. 25 to speak and present a "Case for Liberty." The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the IU Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St., and is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the IU Bloomington chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL at IU). Read the complete story.

IU research center releases comprehensive report on Indiana traffic collisions
The number of traffic collisions and fatal collisions in Indiana declined significantly in 2009 from the previous year, according to a comprehensive analysis of crash data released this week by an Indiana University research center. But traffic collisions remain a serious issue, both in human and economic terms, the report shows. Some 46,590 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in Indiana in 2009. And the economic cost of vehicle collisions in the state exceeded $4.3 billion for the year. Read the complete story.

Soprano Angela Brown donates personal papers to IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture
Indiana University announced today (Oct. 14) that renowned opera singer Angela Brown, who honed her craft at the Jacobs School of Music, has selected IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture as the repository for her collected papers and an array of items related to her career. Read the complete story.

Horses offer hope with therapeutic riding program at IU's Bradford Woods
Every summer nearly 250 children throughout Indiana and several other states come to Camp Riley at Bradford Woods, Indiana University's 2,500-acre accessible outdoor recreational facility. For 25 years, part of that summer camp experience has included Horseshoes of Hope, a therapeutic horseback riding program which has proven to be a popular and beneficial activity for children and adults alike. Read the complete story.

Students to gain professional insights at IU's Women in Technology Conference
Information technology (IT) is one of the fastest growing fields in today's economy. Operating on the cutting edge, IT is laying the foundations for groundbreaking innovation, but it is doing so with limited contributions from one crucial group -- women. Read the complete story.

Sexploration Week: Sexual health, plastic surgery, pharmaceuticals among topics covered
The third annual Sexploration Week at IU will begin on Monday (Oct. 18) at Indiana University Bloomington, offering the campus and Bloomington communities speakers and activities designed to address sexual health and sexuality-related issues in a sex-positive fashion. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for October 12:
Women's Golf: Led by a trio of top-15 finishes, the Indiana women's golf team wrapped up play at the Lady Northern Invitational at the Lake Shore Golf Club in Glencoe, Ill. with a sixth-place finish in the 12-team field. Read the tournament notes.

Scheduled for October 15:
Field Hockey: Iowa, 3:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Volleyball: Wisconsin, 8 p.m., Madison, Wis.

Scheduled for October 16:
Men's Cross Country: Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival, 9:45 a.m., Fayetteville, Ark.
Women's Cross Country: Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival, 9:45 a.m., Fayetteville, Ark.
Football: Arkansas State Homecoming, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Volleyball: Illinois, 8 p.m., Champaign, Ill.
Men's Soccer: Michigan, 8 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Scheduled for October 17:
Field Hockey: Villanova, 12:00 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Soccer: Michigan,1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
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IU in the news

City plans $35M for Clarian neuroscience site
The Indianapolis Star, IBJ.com, Oct. 14 -- Touting the huge impact of the project, city officials pledge to plow about $35 million of tax revenues into Clarian Health's planned neuroscience center and office development across from Methodist Hospital. The Neuroscience Center of Excellence Building 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. The center will be a three-building complex that will include an ambulatory care center, research center and parking garage. Full story. Full story 2.

Can Hungary's red sludge be made less toxic with carbon?
Sciencecentric.com, Oct. 14 -- The red, metal-laden sludge that escaped a containment pond in Hungary last week could be made less toxic with the help of carbon sequestration, says Chen Zhu an Indiana University Bloomington geologist who has a patent pending on the technique. Full story.

IU President McRobbie becomes U.S. citizen
Kokomo Perspective, msnbc.msn.com, Oct. 12, 10 -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie came to IU from the Institute of Advanced Study at the Australian National University (ANU), where he was a professor of information science and chief executive officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Computational Systems. He earned a bachelor's degree with first class honors from the University of Queensland and a doctoral degree from ANU. Full story. Full story 2.

IU shrink hunts for mental health blood tests
IBJ, Oct. 13 -- Today, psychiatrists must diagnose mental illnesses by asking patients a series of questions -- perhaps over many sessions. But an Indiana University psychiatrist is trying to develop blood tests that would quickly and objectively diagnose patients suffering from depression and bipolar disorder. Dr. Alexander B. Niculescu, a psychiatrist at the IU School of Medicine, has won a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to hunt for the presence of certain proteins in the blood that would indicate that a person suffers from a mood disorder, which afflicts one in five Americans. Full story.
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