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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 4, 2011

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IU and Purdue hosting University Economic Development Association summit in Indianapolis
Health weeks at IU Bloomington: Museum tours, massages, HIV testing, yoga, safety tips and more
Bloomington Chapter of American Guild of Organists presents noon Organ Recitals at IU
Media advisory: HPER Courtyard Project dedication, naming ceremony on Thursday
$1.9 million federal grant to IU School of Education at IUPUI will build ESL teaching capacity
Head of nonprofit standards organization to speak at SPEA
Report offers direction for Midwest's displaced auto workers on how to navigate career change
Annual Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference focuses on 'War on Education: What Does it Mean for U.S.?'
Longtime faculty member to head IU Optometry's patient services, clinics in Bloomington, Indianapolis
Two IU centers to study Libyan human rights violations under State Department grant

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IU and Purdue hosting University Economic Development Association summit in Indianapolis
Indiana's two public research universities are coming together to host the annual national summit of the University Economic Development Association (UEDA), which will take place in Indianapolis on Oct. 9-11. Read the full story.

Health weeks at IU Bloomington: Museum tours, massages, HIV testing, yoga, safety tips and more
An expanded series of health weeks resumes this week (Oct. 3-7) and will run through Oct. 29 at Indiana University Bloomington, where health and wellness experts have planned activities to help students de-stress, and to stay safer physically and sexually, sharing tips and information about effective alcohol management both on and off campus. Read the complete story.

Bloomington Chapter of American Guild of Organists presents noon Organ Recitals at IU
The Bloomington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at Indiana University will present a free organ recital Friday, Oct. 7, at 12:15 p.m. on the IU Auditorium Schantz Organ. Read the complete story.

Media advisory: HPER Courtyard Project dedication, naming ceremony on Thursday
Dedication and naming ceremony at Indiana University Bloomington for the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation's 24,000-square-foot Courtyard Project and Tony A. Mobley Auditorium. The auditorium will be named for Tony Mobley, dean of the School of HPER from 1976-2002. A reception will follow. Read the complete story.

$1.9 million federal grant to IU School of Education at IUPUI will build ESL teaching capacity
The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) is granting $1.9 million to the Indiana University School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for a five-year grant to prepare more teachers with techniques to more effectively teach English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Read the complete story.

Head of nonprofit standards organization to speak at SPEA
Kevan P. Lawlor, president and chief executive officer of NSF International, will present two lectures this month at Indiana University Bloomington as part of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs' Charles F. Bonser Distinguished Lecture Series. Read the complete story.

Report offers direction for Midwest's displaced auto workers on how to navigate career change
The final piece of a major research project aimed at helping displaced auto workers in Indiana and other Midwest states focuses on how they can be helped to find other career paths and how to best pursue them. Read the complete story.

Annual Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference focuses on 'War on Education: What Does it Mean for U.S.?'
Charlie Nelms, the chancellor of North Carolina Central University since 2007 and previously a longtime Indiana University administrator, will return to IU Bloomington for the campus' annual Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference on Nov. 4-5. Read the complete story.

Longtime faculty member to head IU Optometry's patient services, clinics in Bloomington, Indianapolis
Dr. Neil Pence has been named associate dean of clinical and patient care services at the Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO), a position responsible for overseeing the operation and management of IUSO optometry clinics in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Read the complete story.

Two IU centers to study Libyan human rights violations under State Department grant
Two Indiana University research centers will share a $100,000 grant from the United States Department of State for the study of human rights violations in Libya. Read the complete story.
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IU in the news

Indiana University Health Arnett gets $500K grant funds to aid in fight against colorectal cancer
Jconline.com, Oct. 2 -- A $500,000 grant for Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital will soon expand the fight against colorectal cancer in rural and suburban north central Indiana communities. The funding announced last week will be used at the Lafayette hospital to increase technical and human resources for the project. Full story.

Decoding Our Chatter
The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 1 --.Researchers at Indiana University and the University of Manchester who developed the fund's technique say that they can reliably predict changes in the stock market by up to four days, based on the ups and downs of the national mood as expressed through key words in texts sent by 130,000 regular Twitter users. "We can make these predictions in real time, and I think it can be leveraged by a hedge fund to gain an advantage in the market," said Indiana computer scientist Johan Bollen, an adviser to the Derwent fund who helped to pioneer the sentiment analysis technique. "We have become more confident that this actually works." Full story.

IU Education School Awarded Federal Grant
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Oct. 3 -- The Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI says it has been awarded a grant of nearly $2 million. The school says the money will go to prepare more instructors with techniques to teach English as a Second Language students. Full story.

IU embraces medical homes to cut costs
IBJ.com, Oct. 3 -- Indiana University is turning to the medical home concept in its latest attempt to control its rising health care costs. IU announced Friday a partnership with the Indianapolis-based IU Health hospital system that contract with physician offices to function as primary care clinics in Bloomington, which can be visited for no extra charge by IU employees and their dependents who are enrolled in IU's health plans. Full story. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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