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November 11, 2011

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IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and ensembles featured at Percussive Arts Society
IU opens center to solve challenges of digital scientific research
IU's O'Meara receives President's Medal for contributions to international engagement
IU Office of Sustainability names interns for the 2011-12 academic year
DeVault Alumni Center, Ashton Residence Center and Phi Mu sorority win IU Energy Challenge
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IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and ensembles featured at Percussive Arts Society
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is being featured prominently at the Percussive Arts Society's 50th Annual International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis Nov. 9-12. Read the complete story.

IU opens center to solve challenges of digital scientific research
Indiana University has established the Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST) on the IU Bloomington campus. The pioneering research hub will focus on developing computing technologies that address challenges from the ever-increasing volume of digital scientific research data, paving the way for breakthroughs in science and engineering. Read the complete story.

IU's O'Meara receives President's Medal for contributions to international engagement
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie on Nov. 9 awarded the President's Medal for Excellence to Vice President Emeritus Patrick O'Meara, who, over the past two decades, guided the university's activities around the world and helped raise its international profile. The President's Medal is one of the highest honors an IU president can bestow. Read the complete story.

IU Office of Sustainability names interns for the 2011-12 academic year
The Indiana University Office of Sustainability has named 18 interns to continue efforts toward a greener IU Bloomington during the 2011-12 academic year. Read the complete story.

DeVault Alumni Center, Ashton Residence Center and Phi Mu sorority win IU Energy Challenge
As the 2011 Fall Energy Challenge came to a close, the DeVault Alumni Center, Ashton Residence Center and Phi Mu sorority emerged as winners. Read the complete story.
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IU in the news

Study says IU medical school, hospitals contribute $370 million to Indiana economy
Therepublic.com, insideindianabusiness.com, Businessweek.com, Nov. 10, 11 -- A new study says biomedical research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and its partner hospitals pumped about $370 million into Indiana's Economy in 2009. The study by the Association of American Medical Colleges estimates the medical school pumped an estimated $142.5 million into the Economy directly through federal and state-funded research. That research generated another $228 million in indirect economic activity. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

Survey says Ind. manufacturers see improvements
Greenfield Daily Reporter, Daily Journal, Nov. 11, 10 -- The Indiana Manufacturing Survey found that while 55 percent of respondents were involved in moderate to aggressive downsizing the past two years, 78 percent were planning at least moderate expansion in 2011-12, and that number increased to 85 percent by 2013-15. "Finally, optimism is back," said Mark Frohlich, a professor of operations management at Indiana University who co-authored the survey. Full story. Full story 2.

IPFW to Dedicate two new structures
The INside Edge, Nov. 9 -- Chancellor Michael A. Wartell and other dignitaries will formally dedicate the two newest structures on campus, Tuesday, November 15, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The first structure on the program is the new campus parking garage, located near Williams Theatre and the Rhinehart Music Center. Full story.

Sherlockian legacy celebrated this weekend at IU
Reporter-Times, Nov. 10 -- While Kirk, Spock, Skywalker and Solo are among the leading names in contemporary science fiction, none can rival the enduring popularity of Sherlock Holmes. Subscription.

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