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Front Page News at Indiana University

August 16, 2011

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Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie to become chairman of Internet2 Board of Trustees
Visiting researcher at IU leads international team in formal identification of new fungi class
IU Simon Cancer Center Hematology Oncology certified for providing top-quality care
It's official! Team led by IU biologists confirms sunflower domesticated in US, not Mexico
IU School of Journalism marking its centennial on Sept. 15-18
Indiana nonprofit employment made gains despite recession
Grammy-nominated alumni return to IU to create a season-opening new musical
IU Trustees to meet, Aug. 18-19
Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series enters its sixth year
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie to become chairman of Internet2 Board of Trustees
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has been named vice chairman and chairman-elect of the Board of Trustees for Internet2 for the 2011-2012 academic year. He will become chairman of the organization's 18-member board for a three-year period beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year. Read the complete story.

Visiting researcher at IU leads international team in formal identification of new fungi class
A visiting researcher from Sweden in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences' Biology Department has led an international team in culturing, characterizing and formally naming a new class of fungi that previously had only been identified through DNA sequencing from environmental samples. Read the complete story.

IU Simon Cancer Center Hematology Oncology certified for providing top-quality care
IU Simon Cancer Center Hematology Oncology has received recognition from the world's leading oncology society for achieving the highest levels of quality for the care provided to its patients. Read the complete story.

It's official! Team led by IU biologists confirms sunflower domesticated in US, not Mexico
New genetic evidence presented by a team led by Indiana University biology doctoral graduate Benjamin Blackman confirms the eastern United States as the single geographic domestication site of modern sunflowers. Read the complete story.

IU School of Journalism marking its centennial on Sept. 15-18
The Indiana University School of Journalism will welcome back alumni, friends and former faculty Sept. 15-18 to help celebrate 100 years of educating students through a broad liberal arts curriculum to be leaders and innovators in journalism, public relations and advertising, despite continuing changes in the ways information is delivered. Read the complete story.

Indiana nonprofit employment made gains despite recession
Buoyed by gains in the health services and education sectors, employment and wages paid by Indiana nonprofit organizations increased steadily in recent years, according to a new report by Indiana University researchers. Read the complete story.

Grammy-nominated alumni return to IU to create a season-opening new musical
Indiana University's Department of Theatre and Drama opens the IU 2011-2012 academic year with four workshop performances of the new musical Happily Ever Chloe, by Michael Heitzman (BA '87 Telecommunications with a Theatre and Drama minor) and Ilene Reid (BS '86 School of Business). Both are alumni of IU's Theatre and Drama program. Read the complete story.

IU Trustees to meet, Aug. 18-19
The Indiana University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday and Friday (Aug. 18-19) in Room 132 of the University Place Hotel and Conference Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Read the complete story.

Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series enters its sixth year
Back in summer 2006, a new research center in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business was looking for ways to serve an emergent life sciences industry in Indiana. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Scheduled for August 17:
Field Hockey: Ohio State Scrimmage, 4 p.m., Columbus, Ohio

Scheduled for August 19:
Women's Soccer: Evansville, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Soccer: Duke, 8 p.m., Fort Wayne, Ind.

Scheduled for August 20:
Field Hockey: Ball State Scrimmage, 1 p.m., Bloomington

Scheduled for August 21:
Men's Soccer: Xavier, 11:30 a.m., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Women's Soccer: Butler, 1 p.m., Bloomington

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IU in the news

IU Health Enters Into Affiliation With CVS' MinuteClinic
Beckershospitalreview.com, Yahoo.com, jconline.com, Aug. 11, 12 -- Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health has entered into a clinical affiliation with CVS Caremark's Minute Clinic, according to a Minute Clinic news release. Under the agreement, IU Health physicians will serve as medical directors for 19 MinuteClinic locations, including 17 in the Indianapolis area, one in Bloomington and one in West Lafayette. MinuteClinic and IU Health will also collaborate on patient education and disease management initiatives and will inform patients of the services each offers. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

IPFW looks to "re-imagine" academic future with use of iPads
Wane.com, Aug. 10 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne announced Tuesday its professors will incorporate iPads in the classroom this year, hoping to "re-imagine" the school's academic future. The school said a 60-member faculty cohort will use iPads in their classrooms, as part of a brand-new project at the campus, "Re-imagining IPFW's Academic Future: Project #mobileEDU." Full story.

Indiana University to Investigate Text Mining Algorithms for Digitized Content
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Hpcwire.com, Aug. 9 -- 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. Full story. Full story 2.

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