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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 11, 2011

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Indiana University chosen to lead high performance research network between U.S. and China
Statement from IU President Michael A. McRobbie
American Folklore Society's national meeting begins Wednesday at IU Bloomington
Jim Goodnight, founder and chief executive of SAS, to visit IU and its Kelley School of Business
NSF grant to fund instrumentation for IU Nanoscale Characterization Facility
Former U.S. secretary of state to speak at Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University Student Foundation presents the Fall Cycling Series
For second consecutive year, Indiana Teacher of the Year is IU School of Education alumna
Role and impact of philanthropy to be featured at inaugural conference
Mapplethorpe Foundation donates photographs to The Kinsey Institute
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Indiana University chosen to lead high performance research network between U.S. and China
The Indiana University GlobalNOC and partners will complete a high performance research network link between the U.S. and China with a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read the complete story.

Statement from IU President Michael A. McRobbie
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie issued the following congratulatory statement about Executive Vice President and IU Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson, who was named today (Oct. 10) senior vice president and provost of the University of Minnesota. Hanson, who will be returning to her alma mater, has served in her current role at IU since 2007. Read the complete story.

American Folklore Society's national meeting begins Wednesday at IU Bloomington
The American Folklore Society (AFS) will hold its annual meeting this week (Oct. 12-15) at Indiana University Bloomington, hosted by IU's highly respected Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Read the complete story.

Jim Goodnight, founder and chief executive of SAS, to visit IU and its Kelley School of Business
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business will welcome Jim Goodnight, co-founder and chief executive officer of SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, who will visit the Bloomington campus on Oct. 17. Read the complete story.

NSF grant to fund instrumentation for IU Nanoscale Characterization Facility
The National Science Foundation has awarded $776,114 to Indiana University Bloomington researchers to acquire instrumentation for investigating how the nanoscale structure and composition of surfaces give rise to the unique properties of materials. Read the complete story.

Former U.S. secretary of state to speak at Indiana University Bloomington
Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as secretary of state of the United States, will present a public lecture Nov. 2 at Indiana University Bloomington as part of the IU College of Arts and Sciences' Themester 2011 "Making War, Making Peace."
Read the complete story.

Indiana University Student Foundation presents the Fall Cycling Series
Organizers of Indiana University's annual Little 500 hope to bring some new excitement to their Fall Cycling Series Oct. 20-22, which will include Cyclo-Cross, a duathlon and street sprints -- all on the Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

For second consecutive year, Indiana Teacher of the Year is IU School of Education alumna
The Indiana Department of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett have named Riverview Middle School teacher Melanie Park, who holds two Indiana University School of Education degrees, as Indiana's 2012 Teacher of the Year. Bennett presented Park with the award during a surprise ceremony today (Oct. 10) at her school in Huntington, Ind. Read the complete story.

Role and impact of philanthropy to be featured at inaugural conference
Philanthropy's power to transform lives and better the world will take center stage at the inaugural Indianapolis Women's Philanthropy Council conference on Oct. 21 in Indianapolis. Open to all, the event offers a day of philanthropic exploration and education, networking with a community of citizens committed to the role of philanthropy in local and global issues, and the opportunity to engage with Indiana University on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Read the complete story.

Mapplethorpe Foundation donates photographs to The Kinsey Institute
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction announced today a gift of 30 photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the best known and most influential photographers of the 20th century. Read the complete story.
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IU in the news

Kelley School to Host SAS Founder
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Oct. 10 -- The co-founder and chief executive officer of business analytics software giant SAS is coming to speak at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Jim Goodnight will discuss business analytics in the 21st century next week in Bloomington. SAS has more than 12,000 employees in 56 countries. Full story.

Habitat finishes home
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 10 -- Clarence Knapp sat under a red and white tent across from IU's football stadium, cutting his biscuits and gravy on a paper plate with a plastic fork. Behind him, a house -- blue siding, white trim -- rose from the tailgate fields on platforms. Ten days ago, it was not there. This was the last step in the journey -- the last day building the Knapps' new home. Saturday, they were given the keys. Sunday, the house was moved to its permanent location near 13th Street and Woodlawn Avenue. The build was a joint effort by IU, the Kelley School of Business, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County and Whirlpool Corporation. Full story.

IU Alzheimer's study to be funded by $8.4M federal grant
IBJ.com, insideindianabusiness.com, Oct. 10 -- An $8.4 million stimulus grant will fund a comparison study of three Alzheimer's drugs at central Indiana memory care centers. The study will enroll 300 Hoosier patients and give them one of three Alzheimer's drugs: Aricept, Exelon or Reminyl. Led by Dr. Malaz Boustani of the Indiana University School of Medicine, the study will attempt to show which of the drugs proves most effective compared with the others. Full story. Full story 2.

NSF Awards Indiana University $1.5M to Advance Gene Sequencing
HPCwire.com, Oct. 10 -- U.S. researchers are in the midst of dramatic developments in genome sequencing capabilities, driven by the availability of high throughput, low cost next-generation gene sequencers. To help address the scientific challenges of understanding this new wealth of gene sequence information, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Indiana University a $1.5-million grant to establish the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS). Full story.
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