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Front Page News at Indiana University

August 26, 2011

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IU research expenditures surpass $500 million mark in FY 2011
Ten years after 9/11: Indiana University experts comment
IU math professor uncovers flaws in highly publicized 'obesity is contagious' study
IU Organ professor's three-year Bach performance cycle, 'Seasons of Sebastian,' enters second year
Exhibition of photos of Slovakia Holocaust survivors to be staged in honor of art gallery's new namesake
IU School of Education to offer online doctorate in Instructional Systems Technology
Three IU faculty members, volunteer honored with 2011 Indiana Governor's Arts Awards
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU research expenditures surpass $500 million mark in FY 2011
For the first time ever, Indiana University research expenditures have exceeded $500 million in a single fiscal year.
Research expenditures reflect the actual dollars spent to support research programs at the university. During the 2010-11 fiscal year (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011), IU expended a record-breaking $509 million on its faculty research efforts, representing a 7 percent increase over the previous fiscal year's total of $475 million, as calculated for the National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey. Read the complete story.

Ten years after 9/11: Indiana University experts comment
As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks approaches, Indiana University experts discuss the impact the attacks had on American society and the economy. Reporters can contact the experts directly. Producers: On-camera interviews can be arranged with university experts on location or in a studio. Read the complete story.

IU math professor uncovers flaws in highly publicized 'obesity is contagious' study
An Indiana University Bloomington mathematician's recently published critique of a highly publicized study on obesity being socially contagious is now also garnering international attention. When mathematics professor Russell Lyons' reviewed the evidence, he found not only a lack of statistical significance in the findings, but also that both the researchers and the reviewers did not realize that the statistical procedures Christakis and Fowler had used were inapplicable. Their methods, Lyons found, were fundamentally flawed. Read the complete story.

IU Organ professor's three-year Bach performance cycle, 'Seasons of Sebastian,' enters second year
A three-year cycle of 21 free, open-to-the-public Bach organ performances that take place at various locations on the Indiana University campus and churches in the Bloomington community will commence its second year on Tuesday (Aug. 30) at Auer Hall at 8 p.m. Read the complete story.

Exhibition of photos of Slovakia Holocaust survivors to be staged in honor of art gallery's new namesake
An upcoming photography exhibition -- featuring images of Holocaust survivors and of remains of the once-vibrant Jewish culture in Slovakia that was destroyed by the Nazis -- will be staged in honor of the newly designated namesake of Indiana University's Grunwald Gallery of Art. Read the complete story.

IU School of Education to offer online doctorate in Instructional Systems Technology
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved a new doctor of education degree (Ed.D.) in Instructional Systems Technology (IST) from the Indiana University School of Education to be delivered entirely through distance education technology. The new program is the first IU doctorate offered completely online. Read the complete story.

Three IU faculty members, volunteer honored with 2011 Indiana Governor's Arts Awards
Four of the six recipients of the 2011 Indiana Governor's Arts Awards are affiliated with Indiana University.
The recipients of the awards were revealed this afternoon (Aug. 25) by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and the Indiana Arts Commission. "It is my honor to recognize the contributions and dedication these recipients have made to the arts," Daniels said in a statement. "Each one is an example of the rich talent Indiana is blessed with." Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Scheduled for August 26:
Field Hockey: Miami Oh, 4 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Volleyball: High Point, 4 p.m., Blacksburg, Va.
Women's Soccer: USF, 7:30 p.m., Tampa, Fla.

Scheduled for August 27:
Women's Volleyball: Cleveland State, 10:30 a.m., Blacksburg, Va.
Women's Volleyball: Virginia Tech, 7 p.m., Blacksburg, Va.
Men's Soccer: Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.,South Bend, Ind.

Scheduled for August 28:
Women's Soccer: Oakland, 1 p.m., Bloomington.
Field Hockey: Duke, 1 p.m., Bloomington

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IU in the news

IU President McRobbie, campus officials greet near-record freshman class at university
Fox59.com, Aug. 24 -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie joined other IU officials today (Aug. 24) in greeting IU Bloomington's Class of 2015, projected to be the second-largest freshman class in the university's history. This fall, an estimated 7,400 freshmen will be enrolled at IU Bloomington. More than 4,600 -- or 62 percent -- of those students are from Indiana and represent 91 different counties from around the state. Full story.

IU research spending tops $500M for first time
IBJ.com, The Republic, Aug. 26 -- Indiana University says its spending on research topped $500 million in a single fiscal year for the first time ever. The school announced Thursday that it spent a record-breaking $509 million on faculty research projects during the 2010-11 fiscal year that ended on June 30. That's a 7-percent increase from the previous fiscal year. Full story. Full story 2.

IU to Offer Online Doctorate
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Aug. 25 -- Indiana University will offer a new online doctor of education degree. The school says the Instructional Systems Technology degree is the first IU doctorate offered completely online. Full story.

IU Kokomo Nursing Center to Open Today
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Aug. 24 -- Indiana University Kokomo is cutting the ribbon on its new nursing laboratory this afternoon. The school says it includes simulation suites, control rooms and a nursing station. Construction on the lab began last summer. Full story.

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