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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 25, 2011

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Making a world-class education more affordable: IU to offer significantly discounted undergraduate tuition for summer-session students
Sustainability focus of $8 million collaboration including IU Informatics, D2I Center researchers
New adaptation of 'The Three Musketeers' coming to IU Theatre
Judge who struck down California anti-same-sex marriage law to speak at IU Maurer School of Law
Todd Rundgren to be parade grand marshal at 'Rocktober Fest,' IU Homecoming 2011
November symposium at IU Bloomington to explore theory and practice of empathy
SPEA alumnus Tavis Smiley to present 'America I AM: The Multimedia Experience' at Indiana University
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business receives leadership gift from ArcelorMittal
IU hosts annual HPSS Users Forum
Five to receive IU's highest alumni award
Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy departments plan open houses for Nov. 5
Linguist Jackendoff to present Patten Lecture at Indiana University
Pow wow on Nov. 5 to kick off IU's observance of National American Indian Heritage Month
'Onion' staff to lecture at IU
Nobel Prize-winning physicist to present 21st Konopinski Memorial Lecture
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Making a world-class education more affordable: IU to offer significantly discounted undergraduate tuition for summer-session students
Indiana University today (Oct. 24) unveiled a plan to significantly reduce undergraduate tuition for summer-semester students beginning in 2012 in order to provide financial relief to many of its students, promote year-round college attendance and decrease the time it takes many students to earn a degree. Beginning next summer, Indiana resident undergraduates enrolled at any of the seven IU campuses statewide will receive a 25-percent discount in tuition for courses taken in the summer. Nonresident undergraduate students will receive an equivalent dollar reduction in their tuition. Read the complete story.

Sustainability focus of $8 million collaboration including IU Informatics, D2I Center researchers
Indiana University's Data to Insight Center (D2I) will share in an anticipated $8 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to advance the science of sustainability through the integration of social science, natural science and environmental data. Read the complete story.

New adaptation of 'The Three Musketeers' coming to IU Theatre
Indiana University Theatre's 2011-2012 season continues with a production of a new, staged translation of The Three Musketeers by emerging Chicago playwright/actor Robert Kauzlaric. Opening night is Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre. Read the complete story.

Judge who struck down California anti-same-sex marriage law to speak at IU Maurer School of Law
Vaughn R. Walker, former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, who struck down Proposition 8, the California voter initiative banning same-sex marriage, will deliver a lecture titled "On the Bench and in the Game" at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law on Nov. 3. Read the complete story.

Todd Rundgren to be parade grand marshal at 'Rocktober Fest,' IU Homecoming 2011
Indiana University alumni, students and friends are invited to a bevy of activities taking place during "Rocktober Fest: Homecoming 2011," this week (Oct. 24-29) in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

November symposium at IU Bloomington to explore theory and practice of empathy
Scholars in literature, psychological and brain sciences, history, religious studies, philosophy, political science, education, law, sociology, and aesthetics will convene at Indiana University Bloomington, Nov. 11-12, to explore empathy's many dimensions in private and public life. Read the complete story.

SPEA alumnus Tavis Smiley to present 'America I AM: The Multimedia Experience' at Indiana University
Tavis Smiley, a graduate of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will present "America I AM: The Multimedia Experience" at 6 p.m., Nov. 3, at Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. The event, which is presented by High Quality Speakers Bureau and co-sponsored by the IU Kelley School of Business and SPEA, is free and open to the public. Read the complete story.

Indiana University's Kelley School of Business receives leadership gift from ArcelorMittal
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business today (Oct. 24) announced that one of its strategic corporate partners, ArcelorMittal, has provided a grant through its Campus Partnership Program for the school's Undergraduate Building Expansion Campaign. Read the complete story.

IU hosts annual HPSS Users Forum
We live in a rapidly changing world with digital data being created at an ever- increasing rate. How do we store and make effective use of data that is being collected so rapidly? How can we preserve important data so people in the future will be able to understand what our world and culture are like today? Read the complete story.

Five to receive IU's highest alumni award
Indiana University has announced five recipients of its Distinguished Alumni Service Award, IU's highest award given only to an alumna or alumnus. The recipients are David H. Jacobs Jr., of Santa Monica, Calif.; Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, of Sewickley, Pa.; retired Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson Jr., of Bethesda, Md.; and Sue H. Talbot, of Bloomington, Ind. Read the complete story.

Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy departments plan open houses for Nov. 5
The Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy departments at Indiana University Bloomington are inviting everyone, young and old, to their annual open houses on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Chemistry Open House runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chemistry Building, 800 E. Kirkwood Ave. The Physics and Astronomy Open House is from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Swain Hall West, 727 E. Third St. Both open houses are free and feature a wide range of activities. Read the complete story.

Linguist Jackendoff to present Patten Lecture at Indiana University
Ray Jackendoff, whose research is focused on integrating analysis of language with the functioning of the mind and general principles of cognition, will present the first Patten Lectures of 2011-12 next month at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

Pow wow on Nov. 5 to kick off IU's observance of National American Indian Heritage Month
In a flourish of traditional drums, dancing and regalia, Native Americans will gather at Indiana University Bloomington on Nov. 5 to share history, culture and arts at a traditional pow wow. Read the complete story.

'Onion' staff to lecture at IU
Faux news fans at Indiana University will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes of "America's Finest News Source:" The Onion. Will Tracy, associate editor of The Onion, will give a multimedia presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Whittenberger Auditorium, sharing an intimate glimpse inside the writers' room of the award-winning satirical news source. Read the complete story.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist to present 21st Konopinski Memorial Lecture
Nobel Prize-winning Dutch theoretical physicist Gerard 't Hooft will present the 21st Joseph and Sophia Konopinski Memorial Lecture in Physics at Indiana University Bloomington next Tuesday, Nov. 1. 't Hooft is a professor at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Read the complete story.

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IU in the news

McRobbie announces IU tuition break for summer school
Chicago Tribune, The Indianapolis Star, WISHTV8.com, Insideindianabusiness.com, Oct. 25 -- Indiana University students will get a tuition break and motivation to complete their degrees more quickly under an initiative announced by President Michael A. McRobbie Monday. Beginning in the summer of 2012, resident undergraduates at all IU campuses will receive a 25 percent tuition discount for taking summer session classes. Non-residents will receive an equal dollar amount discount. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3. Full story 4.

IU summer tuition could fall 25 percent
The Indianapolis Star, Oct. 25 -- At a time when many Hoosiers are upset at the rising cost of college, Indiana University announced a plan Monday to discount summer tuition. State officials and legislators already are supporting it, and Gov. Mitch Daniels is calling for other schools to follow suit. IU President Michael McRobbie said during a news conference at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis that discounted tuition would not only relieve students of some of the financial burden, it also would help them stay on track to graduate in four years. Full story.

Kelly Expansion Gets Boost From Grant
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Oct. 24 -- Steel producer ArcelorMittal has provided a grant to Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. The money will go to support IU's planned expansion of the business school's original building. Full story.

Breast cancer survivor is the heart behind Super Cure's tissue bank
The Indianapolis Star, Oct. 22 -- Connie Rufenbarger holds no medical degree. She doesn't spend hours in a lab poring over a microscope. But Rufenbarger has accomplished more in the fight against breast cancer than many doctors or researchers.She is the heart behind the world's only repository of healthy breast tissue, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. The focus of Indy's Super Cure project, the bank could help cure breast cancer. Full story.
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