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Front Page News at Indiana University

July 18, 2011

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'Indy's Super Cure' initiative to benefit IU Simon Cancer Center's Komen Tissue Bank
Indiana University expert available to comment on U.S. recognition of Libyan rebels
Bernadette Peters takes Broadway role; IU Auditorium performance date rescheduled for February
Geology journal addresses global water sustainability
IU Alumni Association launches new website -- and online community
IU Board of Trustees nominating committee to meet
IU releases names of Spring 2011 graduates
Carter-Prall elected as president of the IU Kelley School of Business Alumni Association
Central Eurasian Studies Professor Kara honored for lifetime achievements
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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'Indy's Super Cure' initiative to benefit IU Simon Cancer Center's Komen Tissue Bank
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center will benefit from a new community initiative launched by the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee. Read the complete story.

Indiana University expert available to comment on U.S. recognition of Libyan rebels
The United States' recognition of the rebel leadership in Libya as the country's legitimate government is a major step in establishing a new order in the war-torn country, according to an Indiana University Maurer School of Law expert on the subject. Read the complete story.

Bernadette Peters takes Broadway role; IU Auditorium performance date rescheduled for February
Because Bernadette Peters will star in Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies on Broadway beginning this summer, IU Auditorium has rescheduled her concert for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. The performance time of 8 p.m. will remain the same. Read the complete story.

Geology journal addresses global water sustainability
Water, water, everywhere, but not enough to drink -- at least not where it's needed. That's the dilemma that Indiana University geochemist Chen Zhu and colleagues explore in the current issue of Elements, a peer-reviewed publication sponsored by 16 geological societies. Read the complete story.

IU Alumni Association launches new website -- and online community
The site, launched this week, contains frequently updated information about campus news, alumni, faculty and students. Along with a vibrant new look, the site features enhanced tools such as an online alumni directory and integrates social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News feeds will keep users informed of alumni news and events at IU's eight campuses. Read the complete story.

IU Board of Trustees nominating committee to meet
The Indiana University Board of Trustees nominating committee will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday (July 25) to discuss a slate of officers for 2011-2013. The slate will be presented to the full board at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 19. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington releases names of Spring 2011 graduates
A link to the names of students who graduated in May 2011 from Indiana University Bloomington can be found on the IU News Room site under "Recent Graduates." Read the complete story.

Carter-Prall elected as president of the IU Kelley School of Business Alumni Association
Leslie L. Carter-Prall of Carmel, Ind., has taken office as president of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Alumni Association, which also welcomed six new members of its board of directors. Read the complete story.

Central Eurasian Studies Professor Kara honored for lifetime achievements
György Kara, professor of Central Eurasian Studies in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences and a specialist in the languages and cultures of Mongolia and Inner Asia, was honored Monday (July 11) for his lifetime achievements at the 54th annual Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC). Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

No events are scheduled until August 7, 2011

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IU in the news

Prof: Tweets predict the stock market
WISHTV8.com, July 14 -- All those tweets and posts you put on social media could eventually make stock investors a lot of money. All thanks to an Indiana University associate professor who has come up with a way to predict the future based on your social media thoughts. We told you back in October that Johan Bollen had figured out that by watching what you post on social media, he could predict which way the stock market would move. Not just today, but a week from today. Now, the discovery has gone from the lab to the real world. Full story.

Indiana University Partners With Citrix to Launch Personal Cloud
Campustechnology.com, July 18 -- Indiana University and Citrix Systems have partnered to create a "personal cloud" for students, faculty, and staff. Users will be able to access applications and data from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. IU's goal is to establish a new model for personal computing in higher education that increases accessibility and security for users, reduces desktop-support costs, and increases operational efficiency by providing desktop virtualization. Full story.

Perspective in Math and Art
Insidehighered.com, July 18 -- I happened to be spending part of my first research leave at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis during the semester that Indiana University was applying for a large Mathematics Throughout the Curriculum grant from the National Science Foundation. The MATC project aimed to team up a mathematician with an "other" -- a historian, a biologist, an economist -- to do math in the context of that other discipline. Marc Frantz was in the math department at IUPUI then (in fact, he was the executive director of the MATC project), but he had his first graduate degree from the university's Herron School of Fine Art. We teamed up; I added "instant dissemination" by taking the project out of Indiana and back to Franklin & Marshall College, my home institution. Full story.

New Honda jobs have ripple effect
The Indianapolis Star, July 18 -- Estimates by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University show 1,000 new Honda jobs will trigger 2,632 additional jobs across the state, including 695 new jobs in auto-parts plants, 612 in retail and 151 in warehouses and trucking. "Certainly it will put some wind in the sails of the state's economy," economist Jerry Conover of the business research center said recently. Full story.
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