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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 28, 2011

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IUPUI center receives $507,000 Lilly Endowment grant for national study on the Bible
Informatics school sees number of women with tech majors nearly double since 2009
Indiana University Bloomington celebrates Campus Sustainability Day Wednesday
Uslan lecture to headline symposium, film series at IU Cinema
IU Maurer School of Law and Oxford Internet Institute to offer program in information law and policy
IU departments co-sponsoring symposium on teaching and learning indigenous languages of Latin America
Second Annual Emerging Jazz Artist Project awarded
New social media community asks for IU stories in eight words or less
IU conference, "Why We Sing," focuses on gospel music in Indianapolis and includes a concert
IU Journalism School's lecture series to feature columnist David Brooks and several alumni who edit magazines
Report from Indiana University researchers addresses need to 'grow philanthropy'
Five honored as 'Partners in Philanthropy'
IU Trustees approve tuition discount for summer session students
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IUPUI center receives $507,000 Lilly Endowment grant for national study on the Bible
Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) a $507,000 grant to support a study on how Americans relate to the Bible in their everyday lives. The three-year project, "The Bible in American Life," is the first large-scale national study on the way scripture is read and interpreted in everyday life. Read the complete story.

Informatics school sees number of women with tech majors nearly double since 2009
Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC) has witnessed a near doubling of the number of women enrolled in computing-related majors over the past 18 months. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Bloomington celebrates Campus Sustainability Day Wednesday
Indiana University Bloomington will join universities and colleges across the nation this Wednesday (Oct. 26) in celebrating Campus Sustainability Day, an event that was created in 2003 to draw attention to the growing momentum of sustainability initiatives in institutions of higher education. Read the complete story.

Uslan lecture to headline symposium, film series at IU Cinema
IU Cinema and the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University Bloomington will explore the evolution of comics in film through "The Comic Book Rises: From Underdogs to Blockbusters" symposium and film series Oct. 27-29. Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law and Oxford Internet Institute to offer program in information law and policy
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law has signed an agreement with the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), a department of the University of Oxford, creating a new program that will allow students to earn a certification in information law and policy from the prestigious British university and a Master of Laws degree from IU. Read the complete story.

IU departments co-sponsoring symposium on teaching and learning indigenous languages of Latin America
For the second time, two units at Indiana University are co-sponsoring the Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America, or STLILLA, focusing on the preservation and promotion of indigenous languages of Latin America. Read the complete story.

Second Annual Emerging Jazz Artist Project awarded
The David Linard Trio was chosen as the recipient of the second annual Emerging Jazz Artist Project Award on Monday, Oct. 24, during the David N. Baker Jazz Ensemble concert at the Musical Arts Center of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Read the complete story.

New social media community asks for IU stories in eight words or less
Indiana University's "Spirit of IU" social media community for IU friends, alumni and students has launched a new contest: Stories from IU. The challenge? Contest participants have to tell their "IU story" in 8 words or less. They also have to capture the imaginations of IU alumni judges Nancy Uslan, founder of a visionary global literacy program, and her husband, Michael Uslan, executive producer of the Batman movies. Read the complete story.

IU conference, "Why We Sing," focuses on gospel music in Indianapolis and includes a concert
A major academic conference on gospel music at Indiana University Bloomington on Saturday, Nov. 12, will feature eight musical icons as well as a performance by a large, volunteer-based community choir at a historic Bloomington church. Read the complete story.

IU Journalism School's lecture series to feature columnist David Brooks and several alumni who edit magazines
New York Times columnist David Brooks will lead off the Indiana University School of Journalism's fall speaker series with a talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 1) at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., in downtown Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Report from Indiana University researchers addresses need to 'grow philanthropy'
A new report by Indiana University faculty members evaluates the state of philanthropy and sets forth recommendations for increasing giving with measures that include improving relationships with donors, strengthening public awareness and reaching new audiences. Read the complete story.

Five honored as 'Partners in Philanthropy'
Paying tribute to outstanding volunteer leaders in philanthropy, Indiana University and the IU Foundation have honored five individuals as this year's Partners in Philanthropy. Read the complete story.

IU Trustees approve tuition discount for summer session students
The Trustees of Indiana University today (Oct. 28) approved a plan, unveiled earlier this week, to significantly reduce undergraduate tuition for summer session students beginning in 2012. The vote occurred during a special board meeting at the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.
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IU in the news

IU offers summer discount
Washtimesherald.com, Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 26, 25, 27 -- Indiana University students will see a tuition break and motivation to complete their degrees more quickly under an initiative announced by President Michael A. McRobbie. Beginning next summer, McRobbie said Bloomington students taking a full summer load could realize a tuition break of an estimated $700 to $1,100 over classes taken during spring or fall. Full story. Full story 2.

600 students attend Law Day
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 26 -- About 600 prospective law students attended Law Day on Tuesday at the Indiana Memorial Union and met with law school representatives from throughout the country. Full story.

IU study reveals older students boost earnings
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 26 -- A recent IU study found that people 25 years and older who continue their education past high school can expect a substantial increase in wages, whether or not they complete or obtain degrees. The study, "The Importance of Being Educated: Wage Benefits for Indiana's Adult Students," was conducted by researchers at the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business. Full story.

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