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Front Page News at Indiana University

July 15, 2011

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NLRB election procedure 'broken,' says IU Maurer School of Law expert in Congressional testimony
IU president presents prestigious University Medal to Lilly Endowment Inc.
Band conductor Eric Smedley appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
O'Meara to continue to assist IU's international efforts
IURTC executes licensing agreement with professor's start-up, Guidewave Consulting
IU center selected for $3.5 million U.S. State Department grant to create new master's degree program in Afghanistan
IU experts respond to Defense Department cyber strategy
Campus garden to put on Lunch and Learn event for faculty and staff
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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NLRB election procedure 'broken,' says IU Maurer School of Law expert in Congressional testimony
The National Labor Relations Board's procedures for conducting union elections are broken and need to be overhauled, an IU Maurer School of Law professor and labor economics expert told a U.S. House committee on July 7. Read the complete story.

IU president presents prestigious University Medal to Lilly Endowment Inc.
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie on Monday (July 11) presented the University Medal to Lilly Endowment Inc. in recognition of its extraordinary philanthropic support for higher education and other endeavors of great importance to the state of Indiana. Read the complete story.

Band conductor Eric Smedley appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announces that conductor, educator, performer and alumnus Eric M. Smedley will join its Department of Bands as assistant professor of music and assistant director of bands this fall. Read the complete story.

O'Meara to continue to assist IU's international efforts
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has asked Patrick O'Meara, who recently stepped down as IU vice president for international affairs, to continue to help guide IU's pursuit of further educational partnerships and institution-building efforts around the world. Read the complete story.

IURTC executes licensing agreement with professor's start-up, Guidewave Consulting
The Indiana University Research & Technology Corp. has executed an exclusive licensing agreement with Guidewave Consulting, a start-up company created by a faculty member in the IU Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing. Read the complete story.

IU center selected for $3.5 million U.S. State Department grant to create new master's degree program in Afghanistan
The U.S. State Department has awarded The Center for Social Studies and International Education (CSSIE) at Indiana University nearly $3.5 million to develop and implement a master's degree in English language teaching at Kabul Education University in Afghanistan. Read the complete story.

IU experts respond to Defense Department cyber strategy
The U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday (July 14) unveiled declassified portions of its long-awaited strategy for handling cyberattacks, declaring publicly for the first time that it would treat cyberspace -- just as land, sea, and air -- as an "operational domain." Read the complete story.

Campus garden to put on Lunch and Learn event for faculty and staff
To fulfill its mission of growing food for the Indiana University Bloomington campus and engaging the community in the process, IU's campus garden at the Bryan House will host a Lunch and Learn event for faculty and staff on Thursday (July 21) from noon to 1 p.m. Read the complete story.
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IU in the news

Law Schools Get Practical
The Wall Street Journal, July 11 -- Indiana University Maurer School of Law started teaching project management this year and also offers a course on so-called emotional intelligence. The class has no textbook and instead uses personality assessments and peer reviews to develop students' interpersonal skills. Full story.

Business Education: UNC Makes Risky Online Bet -- Top-20 Business School Aims to Extend Its Global Reach With Internet M.B.A.
Wall Street Journal, July 7 -- The University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School is taking its brand online. While online programs are still mostly seen as the purview of for-profit schools, like the University of Phoenix and Capella University, UNC is hoping to change that image. Other universities, including Indiana University, Northeastern University and Howard University, offer or will soon offer online M.B.A. degrees. Full story.

Latest technology helps restore sound to oldest recording
Washington Post, July 12 -- The scratchy, 12-second audio clip of a woman reciting the first verse of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" doesn't sound like much. But the faint, 123-year-old recording - etched into a warped metal cylinder and brought back to life after decades of silence by a three-dimensional optical scanning technique - appears to belong to the first record intended for sale to the public. Made for a talking doll briefly sold by phonograph inventor Thomas Edison, the record is the oldest known American recording of a woman's voice and may be the oldest known record produced at Edison's laboratory in West Orange, N.J. Sound historian Patrick Feaster of Indiana University in Bloomington dated the cylinder to 1888 by finding several archival documents, including newspaper articles from that year that referred to the toy doll records. Full story.

Delving into the world's largest children's museum
Today.msnbc.msn.com, July 13 -- Hopefully, parents will get as much out of a visit as their children Jeffrey Patchen says. You'll see fewer computer stations and more opportunities to share an experience — whether designing Barbie clothes or deciphering the meaning of the symbols drawn on the wall of the Egyptian tomb. "We're going to educate entire families about what the world was like in the 17th century and what that tells us about life today," said Charles Becker, the underwater archaeologist whose Indiana University team found the Cara Merchant. He is collaborating with the museum on this exhibit. Full story.
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