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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 8, 2011

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IU Office for Women's Affairs to address work-life policies through conference, workshop Nov. 11
Public access to Indiana's historic Sanborn maps provides treasure trove of information
Joint project digitizes book memorializing IU veterans
Law conference reveals 'fault lines' in global cyberspace and cybersecurity governance
'Funny or Die' producer, IU alumnus to speak, screen new film
Statewide conference explores reciprocity in community/university partnerships
American Historical Review: global, transnational and cross-cultural perspectives
In tribute to Myles Brand, CLEAR fellow will lecture on end-of-life care
IU biologists identify light-regulated mechanism in cyanobacteria as aid to optimizing photosynthesis
CEEP Policy brief: New Indiana teacher evaluation needs collaboration, organization, resources and time
IU symposium marks anniversary of Nunn-Lugar Act
Former ambassador and congressman to launch IU's O'Meara Lecture series
London Conference reveals 'fault lines' in global cyberspace and cybersecurity governance
Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist Garry Trudeau to give free public lecture at IU
IU Kelley School forecast: Economy in 2012 will improve but 'not enough to make much of a dent'
Juan Cole to speak at IU Art Museum in conjunction with Iranian poster art exhibit
IU campuses to participate in nationwide Emergency Alert System test Wednesday
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IU Office for Women's Affairs to address work-life policies through conference, workshop Nov. 11
Indiana University Bloomington's Office for Women's Affairs (OWA) will host its annual conference, this year titled "Empowering Women in the Workplace," Friday, Nov. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Indiana Memorial Union's Frangipani Room. (This conference is sold out.) Read the complete story.

Public access to Indiana's historic Sanborn maps provides treasure trove of information
Considered a treasure trove of American history sought after by genealogists, urban planners, sociologists and a gamut of other researchers, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, first created beginning in 1867 for assessing fire insurance liability for buildings in U.S. cities, are now available to the public for more than 300 locations in Indiana. Read the complete story.

Joint project digitizes book memorializing IU veterans
A joint project to digitize the Golden Book, a hefty tome that records the names of military veterans connected to Indiana University as far back as the War of 1812, will be celebrated on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. Read the complete story.

Law conference reveals 'fault lines' in global cyberspace and cybersecurity governance
The recently completed London Conference on Cyberspace -- a major event attended by participants from more than 60 countries and hosted by the U.K. government -- sought to advance an agenda to guide creation of a global, secure, resilient, and open cyberspace. But according to an Indiana University Maurer School of Law cybersecurity expert, the meeting revealed deep differences that make effective international cooperation on cyberspace and cybersecurity increasingly difficult. Read the complete story.

'Funny or Die' producer, IU alumnus to speak, screen new film
Indiana University alumnus Mike Farah will be back in B-town on Sunday, Nov. 13, when he'll speak at IU Cinema about his role producing videos for Funny or Die, the comedy website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Read the complete story.

Statewide conference explores reciprocity in community/university partnerships
The most effective university/community partnerships are a two-way street. How do we define best practices in building strong, reciprocal partnerships? What roles do such partnerships play in addressing the Hoosier Brain Drain? These questions will take center stage at the University Partnerships and Reciprocity Conference held in Indianapolis Monday, Nov. 14. Read the complete story.

American Historical Review: global, transnational and cross-cultural perspectives
The most recent issue of the American Historical Review includes five articles dealing with global, transnational or cross-cultural historical experiences, ranging from the collapse of empires in Southeast Asia between 1250 and 1400 to the modern-day globalization of prison history. Read the complete story.

In tribute to Myles Brand, CLEAR fellow will lecture on end-of-life care
George P. Smith II, a visiting fellow at Indiana University's Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research (CLEAR) in Health Information, will deliver the center's first public lecture in tribute to his late friend, former IU President Myles N. Brand. Read the complete story.

IU biologists identify light-regulated mechanism in cyanobacteria as aid to optimizing photosynthesis
Indiana University biologists have uncovered how a control system works in producing the important light-harvesting antennae that power photosynthesis in cyanobacteria, the microorganisms that are progenitors of all land plants and responsible for nearly half of the Earth's current oxygen production. Read the complete story.

CEEP Policy brief: New Indiana teacher evaluation needs collaboration, organization, resources and time
A new policy brief from the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University concludes time, money and people must be used wisely for the new teacher evaluation requirements in Indiana to best benefit public education. Read the complete story.

IU symposium marks anniversary of Nunn-Lugar Act
Indiana University will mark the 20th anniversary of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program with a symposium Nov. 11 on the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

Former ambassador and congressman to launch IU's O'Meara Lecture series
Timothy J. Roemer, a former congressman, U.S. ambassador to India and 9/11 Commission member, will deliver the inaugural Patrick O'Meara International Lecture this month at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

London Conference reveals 'fault lines' in global cyberspace and cybersecurity governance
The recently completed London Conference on Cyberspace -- a major event attended by participants from more than 60 countries and hosted by the U.K. government -- sought to advance an agenda to guide creation of a global, secure, resilient, and open cyberspace. But according to an Indiana University Maurer School of Law cybersecurity expert, the meeting revealed deep differences that make effective international cooperation on cyberspace and cybersecurity increasingly difficult. Read the complete story.

Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist Garry Trudeau to give free public lecture at IU
Cartoonist Garry Trudeau will speak on Monday, Nov. 14, in the Indiana Memorial Union's Alumni Hall at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School forecast: Economy in 2012 will improve but 'not enough to make much of a dent'
Indiana University economists presenting their annual forecast today (Nov. 3) expect that the national and state economies will expand somewhat more in 2012 but not enough to make much of a dent in unemployment, thus leading to a continued historically weak recovery. Read the complete story.

Juan Cole to speak at IU Art Museum in conjunction with Iranian poster art exhibit
Middle East relations expert Juan Cole will present a free lecture, "Iran and the Challenge of the Arab Spring," at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Indiana University Art Museum. Read the complete story.

IU campuses to participate in nationwide Emergency Alert System test Wednesday
IU Emergency Management and Continuity staff at each IU campus will send an email message using IU-Notify, the university's emergency alert system, at 2 p.m. to faculty, staff and students in coordination with the national test. The message also will be delivered through digital signage, Facebook and Twitter. The notice will be clearly marked as a test, and university websites will alert campus communities in advance to expect the message. Read the complete story.

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IU in the news

Indiana University chief congratulates Michael D.
Irishemigrant.com, Nov. 8 -- President of Ireland-elect Michael D. Higgins is now among the most famous alumni of Indiana University, with the college's own president, Michael A. McRobbie, recently expressing his delight at the news. On October 31, McRobbie extended congratulations to Higgins on his becoming the ninth president of Ireland, which could not have been expected when the latter attended the university in the 1960s. "On behalf of Indiana University, I would like to congratulate IU alumnus Michael D. Higgins upon his election as the ninth president of Ireland and culmination of a long and distinguished career as a politician, lecturer, author and human rights activist," Mr. McRobbie said. Full story.

IU to help rebuild Liberia's med education system
The Republic, Nov. 7 -- Indiana University will help rebuild classrooms and laboratories at the University of Liberia ruined by nearly two decades of civil war and conflict in the West African nation. The partnership will implement the Center for Excellence in Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liberia, which will develop new academic and research programs in biotechnology, public Health, nurse-midwifery and pre-clinical training in medicine and pharmacology. Full story.

IU Dance Marathon raises record total for Riley Hospital for Children
WISHTV8.com, Nov. 6 -- Indiana University Dance Marathon, which raises money for Riley Hospital for Children, raised a record total at the 2011 event held in Bloomington, Indiana. According to a release from Riley Children's Foundation, Indiana University Dance Marathon announced a record $1,801,207.20 donation to Riley Hospital for Children Sunday morning. Full story.

Indiana University making historic maps available
Courier-journal.com, directionsmag.com, Nov. 7, 8 -- Indiana University is now making historic maps of more than 300 locations in the state available to the public. The Sandborn Company created the maps starting in 1867 for assessing fire insurance liability for buildings in U.S. cities. IU officials say they are "considered a treasure trove of American history sought after by genealogists, urban planners, sociologists and a gamut of other researchers." Full story. Full story 2.

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