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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 14, 2011

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Indiana University chosen to lead high performance research network between U.S. and China
McRobbie, dignitaries dedicate IU's 'greenest' building, tech headquarters
Annual Law Day at IU Bloomington set for Oct. 25
IU Kelley School of Business professors honored as 'thought leaders' for their entrepreneurship research
Indiana University research grants to honor former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
Scholarship incentives added to IU School of Education's Direct Admit Program
IU Campus Garden Initiative continues to grow
IU Theatre comedy 'In the Next Room, or the vibrator play' examines a unique moment in history
Symposium to mark 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China
Liszt's 200th birthday celebrations planned at IU Jacobs School of Music
IU expert available to discuss alleged Iran 'directed' bomb plot
Computer virus in U.S. drone controls could pose long-term threat, IU tech security expert warns
IU hosting former Nobel Foundation executive director this week in Bloomington, Indianapolis
Media advisory: IU to dedicate $37 million Cyberinfrastructure Building tomorrow
IU Opera Theater's 'A View from the Bridge' a glimpse into tragic desperation
IU Jacobs School of Music hosts Met auditions this month
IU distinguished alumni to present campus seminars
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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.

McRobbie, dignitaries dedicate IU's 'greenest' building, tech headquarters
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and a dais filled with university trustees, IU administrators, public officials and dignitaries dedicated the university's new $37 million Cyberinfrastructure Building today (Oct. 12) in a ceremony that recognized a 15-year journey to make IU a leader in the uses and applications of information technology. Read the complete story.

Annual Law Day at IU Bloomington set for Oct. 25
A record number of law schools will again take part in the Indiana University Bloomington Law Day, an opportunity for students to meet recruiters and learn, first-hand, about admission procedures and requirements. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School of Business professors honored as 'thought leaders' for their entrepreneurship research
Two professors at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, Dean A. Shepherd and Herman Aguinis, recently were honored at the Academy of Management annual conference for their respective research articles. Read the complete story.

Indiana University research grants to honor former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University announced plans today (Oct. 13) to honor the legacy of C. Everett Koop, M.D., former U.S. surgeon general, with the establishment of an endowed research grant that will support doctoral student research related to AIDS/HIV prevention. Read the complete story.

Scholarship incentives added to IU School of Education's Direct Admit Program
The relatively new, but already successful Direct Admit Scholars program at the Indiana University School of Education is adding scholarships that could mean as much as $12,000 in additional funding for qualified students over four years. Read the complete story.

IU Campus Garden Initiative continues to grow
The first growing season will soon come to an end at the Bryan House Garden, Indiana University Bloomington's pilot campus garden, but work associated with the IU Campus Garden Initiative is anything but over. Read the complete story.

IU Theatre comedy 'In the Next Room, or the vibrator play' examines a unique moment in history
Indiana University Theatre's 2011-2012 season continues with a production of the Tony Award-nominated comedy In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. Opening night is Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Read the complete story.

Symposium to mark 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China
Indiana University Bloomington will join with many other celebrations being held worldwide during the first two weeks in October in marking the 100th anniversary of start of the Xinhai Revolution, a pivotal event in the founding of the Republic of China. Read the complete story.

Liszt's 200th birthday celebrations planned at IU Jacobs School of Music
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer and piano virtuoso Franz Liszt in four concerts that feature guests, faculty and student performers in solo, collaborative and choral works. Read the complete story.

IU expert available to discuss alleged Iran 'directed' bomb plot
News organizations are reporting today that two men allegedly working with backing from the Iranian government have been charged with plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. Jamsheed K. Choksy, professor of Central Eurasian, international and Islamic studies and former director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington, can offer perspectives and is available to speak with reporters. Read the complete story.

Computer virus in U.S. drone controls could pose long-term threat, IU tech security expert warns
Reports this week that a virus has been logging keystrokes of pilots of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada provide a powerful reminder of the breadth of cyber risks and of the unavoidable reality that even protected systems may not be secure, according to an Indiana University cybersecurity expert. Read the complete story.

IU hosting former Nobel Foundation executive director this week in Bloomington, Indianapolis
This week, Indiana University is hosting Michael Sohlman, the recently retired executive director of the Nobel Foundation, at its Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. Read the complete story.


Media advisory: IU to dedicate $37 million Cyberinfrastructure Building tomorrow
The $37 million Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB) at Indiana University's Technology Park East will be home to more than 600 information technology (IT) staff members. Read the complete story.

IU Opera Theater's 'A View from the Bridge' a glimpse into tragic desperation
Eddie Carbone has a problem. He likes his niece just a little too much. Thus the inner struggle begins for the tragic protagonist in Indiana University Opera Theater's second production of the season, A View from the Bridge, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music hosts Met auditions this month
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the Indiana District round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, starting at 11 a.m. in the Musical Arts Center. The annual event is free and open to the public. Read the complete story.

IU distinguished alumni to present campus seminars
Two recipients of the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award will present public seminars Thursday (Oct. 20) on the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Chosen to Lead High PResearch Network Between U.S. and China
TMCnet.com, The Republic, HPCwire.com, Oct. 12, 11 --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. b"International networks do not currently operate at the levels needed to fully support growing collaborative scientific research between the U.S. and China," said IU President Michael A. McRobbie. "With more than 400 current NSF projects involving China and many new projects planned, a high-speed connection between the countries has become very important to leading American scientific and medical collaborations which promise technical innovations and breakthroughs in healthcare." The award is the latest in IU's series of large-scale international networking grants received within the past decade. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

SmithGroup's $37m Cyberinfrastructure Building opens at Indiana University
Worldarchitecturenews.com, Oct. 13 -- Indiana University yesterday celebrated the official opening of its new $37m Cyberinfrastructure Building designed by SmithGroup. The LEED Gold building (which is aiming for LEED Platinum) is located adjacent to the University's additional building investments, a $32.7m IU Data Center and $10m IU Innovation Center, part of the institution's effort to register its position as a 'world class' education center in the field of IT services and facilities. Full story.

IU to Install X-Ray Tool
Inside Indiana Business, Oct. 12 -- Indiana University researchers have received a nearly $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase X-ray equipment. The instrument will be used to understand molecular interactions. IU says the equipment is expected to be ready by next fall. Full story.

Indiana University Kokomo Professor Receives National Science Foundation Grant
Kokomoperspective.com, Oct. 12 -- A $173,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been awarded to an Indiana University Kokomo faculty member, which will provide funding for research opportunities, equipment, and undergraduate student support during the next four years. T.J. Sullivan, assistant professor of molecular ecology in the Department of Science, Mathematics and Informatics, was the recipient of one of 11,500 competitive grants awarded from a pool of 45,000 requests received by the Foundation. Full story.
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