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IU awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national center to support human genome research
Celebration of the life of IU's 14th president John Ryan planned for Oct. 28
Indiana Music Teachers conference at the Jacobs School of Music
IUPUI open houses give high school students scoop on launching science careers
IU Kelley School's Business Outlook Panel touring the state to provide economic forecast for 2012
A Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition: Celebrating the diversity of black music and dance
A decade of charter schools in Indiana the focus of Indianapolis panel discussion
New study finds gay and bisexual men have varied sexual repertoires
Investors who most need financial guidance are least likely to get it - and even less likely to take heed
IU study: Non-traditional students can expect notable wage increase if they continue their studies
IU ROTC cadets top in nation
Schola Cantorum de Venezuela to debut in Bloomington
IUPUI open houses give high school students scoop on launching science careers
A Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition: Celebrating the diversity of black music and dance
As it did a year ago, IU's Leading Index for Indiana gained some traction in September
Biocomplexity researchers announce multi-scale model of early embryonic development in vertebrates
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IU awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national center to support human genome research
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Indiana University a $1.5 million grant to establish the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS). Genome analysis can help scientists discover new medicines, improve crops, understand diseases and create personalized treatments for various illnesses. Read the complete story.

Celebration of the life of IU's 14th president John Ryan planned for Oct. 28
The many accomplishments of Indiana University's 14th president will be remembered at a Celebration of the Life of John W. Ryan on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Indiana Memorial Union on the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

Indiana Music Teachers conference at the Jacobs School of Music
For the first time since the 1980s, the Indiana Music Teachers Association (IMTA) will host its annual conference at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Oct. 21-22. Read the complete story.

IUPUI open houses give high school students scoop on launching science careers
On three upcoming Fridays, high school students are invited to attend School of Science open houses at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to learn more about courses that can lead to careers in the life and health sciences, computer, earth sciences, actuarial sciences, chemistry, physics, psychology and dozens of other fields. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School's Business Outlook Panel touring the state to provide economic forecast for 2012
Last year, when economists at Indiana University and its Kelley School of Business put together their annual forecast, the outlook for 2011 was characterized as one of "great uncertainty." This assessment turned out to be on the mark, as the economy has had an exhilarating roller-coaster ride over the past year. Read the complete story.

A Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition: Celebrating the diversity of black music and dance
Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present its annual "A Potpourri of Arts in the African American Tradition" concert on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. in downtown Bloomington. Read the complete story.

A decade of charter schools in Indiana the focus of Indianapolis panel discussion
The author of the 2001 legislation authorizing charter schools in Indiana, charter school operators and leaders, and education experts will meet to discuss the first decade of charter schools in the state during a panel discussion next week in Indianapolis. Read the complete story.

New study finds gay and bisexual men have varied sexual repertoires
A new study by researchers at Indiana University and George Mason University found the sexual repertoire of gay men surprisingly diverse, suggesting that a broader, less disease-focused perspective might be warranted by public health and medical practitioners in addressing the sexual health of gay and bisexual men. Read the complete story.

Investors who most need financial guidance are least likely to get it - and even less likely to take heed
Despite the rocky economy, relatively few investors seek professional guidance that could keep them on solid financial footing and help them avoid costly investing mistakes. Further, those who do obtain sound advice tend to ignore it -- a pattern even among investors most in need of assistance. Taken together, these realities indicate that key provisions in U.S. and European regulations designed to protect investors are ineffective and waste money. Read the complete story.

IU study: Non-traditional students can expect notable wage increase if they continue their studies
According to a new Indiana University research study, those over the age of 25 who even modestly continue their education past high school can expect to receive a notable increase in wages. Read the complete story.

IU ROTC cadets top in nation
Two senior Army ROTC cadets at Indiana University are ranked among the top 20 cadets in the nation. Each year, senior cadets are ranked against their peers nationally based on their performance during a military leadership evaluation course, academic showing and prior performance history with the ROTC program. Read the complete story.

Schola Cantorum de Venzuela to debut in Bloomington
The Grammy-nominated Latin American chorus Schola Cantorum de Venzuela will make its debut in Bloomington at IU Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. Read the complete story.

IUPUI open houses give high school students scoop on launching science careers
On three upcoming Fridays, high school students are invited to attend School of Science open houses at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to learn more about courses that can lead to careers in the life and health sciences, computer, earth sciences, actuarial sciences, chemistry, physics, psychology and dozens of other fields. Read the complete story.

A Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition: Celebrating the diversity of black music and dance
Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present its annual "A Potpourri of Arts in the African American Tradition" concert on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. in downtown Bloomington. Read the complete story.

As it did a year ago, IU's Leading Index for Indiana gained some traction in September
Just as it did a year ago, the Leading Index for Indiana (LII) gained some traction in September. The LII inched up a tenth of a point in September and, with the upward revision of the same magnitude for August, stands at a value of 96.4. Read the full story.

Biocomplexity researchers announce multi-scale model of early embryonic development in vertebrates
Scientists at Indiana University's Biocomplexity Institute have developed a computational model for the intricate cellular dance that occurs during the earliest stages of animal development when embryonic segments called somites form. Read the complete story.

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IU in the news

Want A Merit-Based Scholarship? Go To A Private College
Stateimpact.npr.org, Oct. 18 -- Private four-year colleges are giving more merit-based financial aid to more students than public universities, and numbers from the federal government suggest the gap between the two has grown significantly in the last 15 years. Indiana University president Michael McRobbie repeated the message that the school is offering more students financial aid, even as dwindling budgets force IU to tighten its belt. He acknowledged during his State of the University address, though, that higher tuition could drive students away. Full story.

IU Considers Combining Three Schools
Indianapublicmedia.org, Oct. 18 -- Indiana University is considering combining its schools of journalism, telecommunications and communications and culture. The idea of a merger was first approached in the early 1970′s. School of Journalism Dean Brad Hamm says 40 years ago they voted to merge, but never did. "I believe this time there will be a decision in one form or the other that will help decide the next 10 or 15 years," he says. Full story.

Overseas study program popularity increases on IU campuses
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 20 -- In an increasingly globalized society, IU's Office of Overseas Study provides opportunities abroad for students. Kathleen Sideli, associate vice president for overseas study, said 2,841 students in the IU system studied abroad during the 2009-10 school year, an 11 percent increase from the year before. Of those students, 2,190 were IUB students. Full story.

Drop the charter-school excuse
The Indianapolis Star, Oct. 20 -- a 2009 study, authorized by the General Assembly and conducted by the Indiana University Center for Evaluation & Education Policy, found that charter schools "appear to serve, for the most part, a similar or higher percentage of minority and low-income students compared to the school corporations." The study also determined that charter schools had implemented procedures that ensured "open and unbiased enrollment policies." Full story.
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