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Front Page News at Indiana University

July 8, 2011

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IU Open Systems Lab contributes to ranking world's top performing supercomputers
IU admits largest class of Herbert Presidential Scholars with average GPA of more than 4.0
IU Alumni Association names new leaders
Sex, as we know it, works thanks to ever-evolving host, parasite relationships, IU biologists find
IUPUI research center lands grant to review Indiana's criminal justice programs
IU researcher awarded NSF grant to study effect of forests on air pollution
Anti-terrorism documentary filmed at IUPUI wins regional Emmy
Indiana University report finds IRS revoked tax exemption for one in 10 Hoosier nonprofits
IU faculty members named Academic Leadership Program fellows for 2011-12
Indiana University report finds IRS revoked tax exemption for one in 10 Hoosier nonprofits
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IU Open Systems Lab contributes to ranking world's top performing supercomputers
When the Intrepid and Jugene supercomputers earned the top two honors in last month's Graph 500 ranking of the world's best performing supercomputers, researchers from the IU Open Systems Lab (OSL) had good reason to cheer. Read the complete story.

IU admits largest class of Herbert Presidential Scholars with average GPA of more than 4.0
This fall, Indiana University will welcome its seventh and largest class of Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars. Of the 76 new scholars, 55 will enter IU Bloomington with 15 enrolled at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, two at IU South Bend, and one each at IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest and IU Southeast. Read the complete story.

IU Alumni Association names new leaders
The Indiana University Alumni Association today announced the appointment of two new senior officers to lead alumni programs and alumni relations. Read the complete story.

Sex, as we know it, works thanks to ever-evolving host, parasite relationships, IU biologists find
It seems we may have parasites to thank for the existence of sex as we know it. Indiana University biologists have found that, although sexual reproduction between two individuals is costly from an evolutionary perspective, it is favored over self-fertilization in the presence of coevolving parasites. Read the complete story.

IUPUI research center lands grant to review Indiana's criminal justice
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) has awarded $405,450 to the Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for a project that will help improve the effectiveness of state-funded criminal justice initiatives. Read the complete story.

IU researcher awarded NSF grant to study effect of forests on air pollution
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $760,000 grant to Indiana University Bloomington atmospheric scientist Sara C. Pryor and a colleague for research to improve understanding of the relationship between forests and pollution. Read the complete story.

Anti-terrorism documentary filmed at IUPUI wins regional Emmy
A documentary about a 2009 anti-terrorism exercise, hosted by the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has won a regional Emmmy Award in the category of Public/Current/Community Affairs. Read the complete story.

Indiana University report finds IRS revoked tax exemption for one in 10 Hoosier nonprofits
Nearly one in 10 registered Indiana nonprofit organizations lost their tax-exempt status last month for failing to file newly required paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service, according to an analysis led by an Indiana University faculty member and philanthropy expert. Read the complete story.

IU faculty members named Academic Leadership Program fellows for 2011-12
-- Indiana University Bloomington today announced the selection of faculty members with distinugished leadership ability to participate in the Academic Leadership Program during the 2011-12 academic year. Read the complete story.

Indiana University report finds IRS revoked tax exemption for one in 10 Hoosier nonprofits
Nearly one in 10 registered Indiana nonprofit organizations lost their tax-exempt status last month for failing to file newly required paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service, according to an analysis led by an Indiana University faculty member and philanthropy expert. Read the complete story.

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IU in the news

IU releases blueprint for regional campuses to collaborate
Newsandtribune.com, July 5 -- A new strategic planning process between Indiana University's regional campuses means more opportunities for its students. Sue Giesecke, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at IU Kokomo, said the new Blueprint for Student Attainment, released in June, provides a way for the regional campus leaders to collaborate to make the campuses stronger as a whole, while maintaining individual identities. Full story.

IU Health Expanding
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, July 5 -- Indiana University Health is opening a new building in Morgan County. Cornerstone Companies Inc. in Mooresville will own, develop and manage the building that will provide radiology and lab services. Full story.

Where health, science intersect
The Indianapolis Star, July 4 -- Indiana University School of Medicine pediatricians had been collecting data on children's lead levels. An IUPUI earth scientist had been studying the conditions that raise the risk of human lead contamination. But until a pediatrician attended a presentation by the researcher, the two didn't know how relevant each study was to the other. Full story.

Lincoln Foundation Awards Education Grants
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, July 5 -- Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in education grants to 20 nonprofit organizations in the Fort Wayne area. The group says it has allocated $2.5 million in funds in 2011. Full story.

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