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CACR Fellow: AT&T's decision to enhance voicemail privacy a win for consumers
Indiana University SPEA faculty named editors of 'Public Administration Review'
Indiana University community mourns the passing of President Emeritus John Ryan
IUPUI physics researcher receives NSF CAREER grant
Mathers Museum, Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology merger yields cultural history powerhouse
IU chemist Hieftje named ACS Fellow
IU sustainability interns to showcase projects
IU Data To Insight Center to lead Sloan-funded investigation into non-consumptive research
Craft heads expanded IU Alumni Association Board of Managers
Mellon Foundation grant funds IU seminar on 'Food Choice, Freedom and Politics'
18 students selected as Wells Scholars at Indiana University
IU Kelley School of Business professor honored by the American Accounting Association
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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CACR Fellow: AT&T's decision to enhance voicemail privacy a win for consumers
AT&T, one of the nation's largest cellular telephone service providers, announced today (Aug. 5) that it will begin automatically enabling the voicemail password protection system on phones of every new subscriber or line added to an account. Read the full story.

Indiana University SPEA faculty named editors of 'Public Administration Review'
Public Administration Review, the premier journal of public administration research, theory and practice, is returning to Indiana University and its School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Read the complete story.

Indiana University community mourns the passing of President Emeritus John Ryan
President Michael M. McRobbie issued the following statement regarding the death of President Emeritus John Ryan:
The entire IU community, and many across the state and the nation, mourn the passing of President Emeritus John Ryan, who died today with his family by his side. Our hearts go out to his wife, and their children and grandchildren. Read the complete story.

IUPUI physics researcher receives NSF CAREER grant
Yogesh Joglekar, assistant professor of physics in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has received the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award. Read the complete story.

Mathers Museum, Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology merger yields cultural history powerhouse
Sarita Soni, Indiana University associate vice president for research and vice provost for research at IU Bloomington, has announced a reorganization of two cultural institutions on the Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

IU chemist Hieftje named ACS Fellow
Indiana University chemist Gary Hieftje has been named to the 2011 class of American Chemical Society Fellows, an honor bestowed upon 213 distinguished scientists who have made outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and important contributions to ACS. Read the complete story.

IU sustainability interns to showcase projects
The fourth annual Summer Sustainability Internship Symposium will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave. It will include oral and poster presentations and a lunch reception hosted by Indiana Memorial Union Catering, featuring local foods. Read the complete story.

IU Data To Insight Center to lead Sloan-funded investigation into non-consumptive research
Indiana University's Data To Insight Center will lead a $600,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to fund the first investigation of non-consumptive research for a major mass digitized collection of content. Partners with D2I on this include the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) and the University of Michigan's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Read the complete story.

Craft heads expanded IU Alumni Association Board of Managers
Mishawaka, Ind., banking executive Christopher L. Craft assumed the office of chairman of the Indiana University Alumni Association on July 1. Craft heads an expanded group of IUAA Board of Managers with the addition of two members at large. Read the complete story.

Mellon Foundation grant funds IU seminar on 'Food Choice, Freedom and Politics'
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $172,000 to two Indiana University Bloomington faculty members through its Sawyer Seminars grant program. Read the complete story.

18 students selected as Wells Scholars at Indiana University
Indiana University announced today (Aug. 9) that 17 entering freshmen and one current IU junior will join the more than 460 others who have been named Wells Scholars since the first class enrolled in 1990. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School of Business professor honored by the American Accounting Association
Patrick Hopkins, professor of accounting at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, is being honored for research that ultimately made it harder for companies to hide controversial accounting practices that make their earnings look healthier than they are. Read the completle story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for August 7:
Women's Soccer: The Indiana University Women's Soccer team suffered a 1-0 exhibition loss at DePaul on Sunday. Read the match notes.

No further events are schedueld until August 17, 2011

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IU in the news

IU urges Congress to restore foreign language cuts
Chicagotribune.com, Aug. 6 -- Indiana University is working to find alternative ways to fund foreign language instruction after a $1.7 million decrease in federal funds, even as its president urges Congress to restore funding for such programs. IU has one of the highest concentrations of Title VI programs in the country. President Michael McRobbie says the programs have helped train foreign language scholars, military personnel and public service leaders for generations. He says restoring Title VI funding to 2010 levels is essential to continuing that work. Full story.

Combination of two drugs 'can treat ovarian cancer'
Figo.org, Aug. 8 -- A combination of two drugs has been proven to effectively treat late-stage ovarian cancer in a new US study. Experts from Indiana University (IU) noted that carboplatin and decitabine, when combined, has a positive effect on the majority of late-stage ovarian cancer patients, even if they had previously developed a resistance to carbolplatin. Full story.

Bioengineering Firm Making Progress With Yeast Product
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Aug. 4 -- Indianapolis-based Xylogenics Inc., which spun out of the Indiana University School of Medicine, says its bioengineered yeast has passed regulatory hurdles and is in the testing phase at ethanol plants in Indiana. The company hopes to be selling the yeast product by early fall. Full story.

Study: Twitter Helps Investors Predict the Stock Market
The Sacramento Bee, Aug. 8 -- Scientists from Indiana University and the University of Manchester recently published findings proving that social media has an 86.7% accuracy rate at predicting the stock market. Those findings spawned a variety of social media hedge fund startups. Full story.

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