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Front Page News at Indiana University

August 2, 2011

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Complete College America grant to support student attainment at IU regional campuses
Teaching and international relations part of Turkish-Armenian Summer Teaching Institute at IU
IU's VP for Research among four experts providing Congress testimony on research funding
NSF awards Truthy team $905,000 to develop tools for real-time social media analysis
New Indiana University Press journal focuses on black male studies
Baritone Wolfgang Brendel appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
Book sets out framework to help teachers work together
Indiana University takes leadership role in effort to restore federal funding to vital foreign language and culture programs
New Indiana University Press journal focuses on black male studies
IU and Ivy Tech implement data center partnership
IU privacy researchers recognized for identifying information leaks in genome studies
Public Safety Career Day at IUPUI to take place Aug. 15
Late-stage ovarian cancer therapy shows promise in phase II trial
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Complete College America grant to support student attainment at IU regional campuses
A $1 million innovation grant to the state of Indiana will provide Indiana University regional campuses with funding for course mapping software, intensive student advising and other strategies that support student success. Read the complete story.

Teaching and international relations part of Turkish-Armenian Summer Teaching Institute at IU
A group of 50 teachers -- 25 each from Turkey and Armenia -- are concluding six weeks on the Indiana University Bloomington campus as part of a U.S. Embassy-sponsored program to help the teachers learn new techniques for the classroom and new ideas for diplomacy. The Turkish-Armenian Summer Teaching Institute is a project of the Center for Social Studies and International Education (CSSIE) at Indiana University with the participation of IUPUI'S Center for Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME). Read the complete story.

IU's VP for Research among four experts providing Congress testimony on research funding
Indiana University Vice President for Research Jorge José testified today on the merit review grant award process and its effect on federally-funded scientific research during a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Read the complete story.

NSF awards Truthy team $905,000 to develop tools for real-time social media analysis
Indiana University's Truthy team -- four informatics and computing professors who last year received international media attention after establishing a watchdog website to identify political astroturfing occurring via Twitter -- has received a National Science Foundation grant of $905,000 to broaden work analyzing the massive stream of public data found in large-scale social media networks. Read the complete story.

New Indiana University Press journal focuses on black male studies
The subject of black masculinity and the notion of what it means to be male in a gendered, heteronormative, capitalist society have become central to the study of intersectional relations in various academic disciplines. Read the complete story.

Baritone Wolfgang Brendel appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (July 29) that international baritone Wolfgang Brendel will join its faculty as professor of practice (voice) this fall. Before his IU appointment, Brendel was a professor of voice at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Germany. Read the complete story.

Book sets out framework to help teachers work together
A new book, Critical Conversations in Co-Teaching, explores co-teaching models, discusses how the approach fits with school improvement initiatives, and describes protocols that foster dramatic improvements in how educators communicate with their colleagues for the benefit of student learning. Read the complete story.

Indiana University takes leadership role in effort to restore federal funding to vital foreign language and culture programs
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has reached out to congressional leaders, urging them to restore federal funding for international education and foreign language studies programs cut from the current fiscal year budget. Read the complete story.

New Indiana University Press journal focuses on black male studies
The subject of black masculinity and the notion of what it means to be male in a gendered, heteronormative, capitalist society have become central to the study of intersectional relations in various academic disciplines. Read the complete story.

IU and Ivy Tech implement data center partnership
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is now providing most of its IT services out of the Indiana University Data Center in Indianapolis, fulfilling an agreement signed in April by IU President Michael A. McRobbie and Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder. Read the complete story.

IU privacy researchers recognized for identifying information leaks in genome studies
An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by two Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC) professors has been recognized with one of the most prestigious privacy technology awards for the team's work in uncovering how the genetic identities of human participants can be uncovered from the results of genome-wide association studies. Read the complete story.

Public Safety Career Day at IUPUI to take place Aug. 15
Representatives of agencies including police and fire departments, emergency management, homeland security, forensic services and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be on hand to share career advice, demonstrate equipment and talk about their work. Read the complete story.

Late-stage ovarian cancer therapy shows promise in phase II trial
An experimental two-drug combination for treating late-stage ovarian cancer continues to produce strong results, leading its Indiana University researchers to actively pursue the next step, conducting a larger clinical trial to test the therapy and to see how it compares with existing treatments for ovarian cancer. 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

Bill and Melinda Gates $1M grant to help Indiana graduation rate
The Indianapolis Star, Courier-journal.com, Indiana Daily Student, July 26, 27 -- A $1 million grant announced today by Gov. Mitch Daniels is aimed at helping Indiana improve its dismal college completion rate. The grant, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the national non-profit group, Complete College America, will help Indiana University regional campuses and Ivy Tech Community College graduate more students. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

IU animal behavior conference ends with science festival
Indiana Daily Student, Aug. 2 -- Children and adults alike engaged in hands-on activities with scientists at Adventures in Animal Behavior: A Real Live Science Festival. The exhibits represented a small percentage of the research presented by scientists at Behavior 2011 -- the joint meeting between the Animal Behavior Society and the International Ethological Conference which took place on IU's campus from July 25 to July 30. Full story.

Grant shows need for college-ready freshmen
Evansville Courier editorial, Aug. 1 -- Students who graduate from high school, ideally, are prepared to begin college-level courses, but we all know that isn't always the case. Fortunately for Hoosiers, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Indiana a $1 million grant to improve college completion rates at Ivy Tech and Indiana University regional campuses. Full story.

New Guidelines Promise Free Health Services For Women
Theindychannel.com, Aug. 2 -- Millions of American women will get a lot more medical services for free under new federal guidelines that were revealed on Monday. "This is fabulous news. We are looking forward to this," said Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, associate professor of clinical medicine and pediatrics with the Indiana University Medical Group. Doctors said the new guidelines will result in more patients taking their health off the back burner and making it a priority, 6News' Rick Hightower reported. Full story.
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