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Front Page News at Indiana University

December 2, 2011

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IU School of Law-Indianapolis named for business and civic leader Robert H. McKinney
$1 million gift endows new school psychology chair, lectureship at IU School of Education
Mars Science Lab to carry contributions from Indiana University scientists
IU Theatre to stage adaptation of 'Lysistrata,' host related events
IU's Leading Index for Indiana provided some encouraging news in October
Are colleges being transparent about efforts to measure student learning?
IU faculty member Sawyer awarded Gusi Prize for peace-building work in Africa
IBRC partners with the state to advance transparency for Hoosiers
Traditional Arts Indiana receives NEA grant to support its Rotating Exhibit Network
$100,000 gift from alumnus split between IU's College of Arts and Sciences, Hutton Honors College
Officials confirm that one of three American students detained in Cairo is from IU
Tickets for VIP reception featuring celebrity chefs Bourdain, Ripert on sale at IU Auditorium
IU Latin American Music Center presents CD release concert Nov. 30
Statement from Gates family
Egyptian court orders release of IU student
Update: IU monitoring student's situation in Egypt, in close contact with State Department officials
Timing is everything: Bacterial attachment mimics the just-in-time industrial delivery model
IU's Fair Trade Holiday Sale Dec. 1, 2 at Indiana Memorial Union
IU Press has its annual Holiday Book Sale this week
IU Maurer School of Law expert to testify before Congress on insider trading laws
IU study examines early career outcomes for public college graduates
IU Bloomington provost honored by American Philosophical Association
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IU School of Law-Indianapolis named for business and civic leader Robert H. McKinney
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie today, Dec. 1, announced the naming of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in honor of Indianapolis attorney, banker and civic leader Robert H. McKinney. The school will be known as the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in recognition of the largest gift ever received by the school and one of the largest in legal education. Read the complete story.

$1 million gift endows new school psychology chair, lectureship at IU School of Education
A new lectureship starts next fall and a future chair will be established in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the Indiana University School of Education thanks to a generous estate gift from Ronda C. Talley, a 1979 Ph.D. graduate of the school. Read the complete story.

Mars Science Lab to carry contributions from Indiana University scientists
Two devices that Indiana University Bloomington geologists helped develop will be part of the science payload on board NASA's Mars Science Lab mission when it launches Saturday morning, Nov. 26, from Cape Canaveral. Read the complete story.

IU Theatre to stage adaptation of 'Lysistrata,' host related events
Indiana University Theatre's 2011-12 season continues with Lysistrata. Adapted by playwright Ellen McLaughlin, the play opens Friday, Dec. 2, in the Wells-Metz Theatre. Read the complete story.

IU's Leading Index for Indiana provided some encouraging news in October
As Hoosiers look ahead to the holiday season, the Leading Index for Indiana provided some encouraging news in October. Read the complete story.

Are colleges being transparent about efforts to measure student learning?
A joint research institute of Indiana University and the University of Illinois released a report today, Nov. 21, analyzing the degree to which colleges and universities make available what they are doing to assess student learning. Read the complete story.

IU faculty member Sawyer awarded Gusi Prize for peace-building work in Africa
Amos Sawyer, a research associate with the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, will receive the 2011 Gusi Peace Prize, an international award given to recognize individuals who work for peace and respect for human life and dignity. Read the complete story.

IBRC partners with the state to advance transparency for Hoosiers
The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, in cooperation with the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, has launched the second phase of a new online data collection system and public access website that increases transparency and accessibility of local government finance information for Hoosiers. Read the complete story.

Traditional Arts Indiana receives NEA grant to support its Rotating Exhibit Network
Traditional Arts Indiana is one of 863 organizations and individuals from across the country to be awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and will receive $10,000 to support its Rotating Exhibit Network. Read the complete story.

$100,000 gift from alumnus split between IU's College of Arts and Sciences, Hutton Honors College
A $100,000 gift from an IU alumnus will fund scholarships for students studying abroad in developing nations, and those thriving academically who have financial needs. Read the complete story.

Officials confirm that one of three American students detained in Cairo is from IU
Indiana University officials have confirmed that one of its students, Luke Gates, who is enrolled in the American University in Cairo, has been detained in Cairo, Egypt. Read the complete story.


Tickets for VIP reception featuring celebrity chefs Bourdain, Ripert on sale at IU Auditorium
Celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will make their debut appearance at IU Auditorium for a conversation they call "Good vs. Evil: An Evening With Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert." The show begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, and will be immediately followed by a VIP reception and meet-and-greet backstage at IU Auditorium. Read the complete story.

IU Latin American Music Center presents CD release concert Nov. 30
The Indiana University Latin American Popular Music Ensemble and its advanced workshop of young artists, El Taller, will present a CD release concert for their Paisaje Urbano (Urban Landscape) recording at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Auer Hall. Read the complete story.

Statement from Gates family
We are extremely happy with our son's impending release and very much look forward to seeing him when he returns from Egypt. This has been a difficult situation, and while we are disappointed that he will be held a few days longer to complete administrative procedures related to his release, we're confident he will be home soon. Read the complete story.

Egyptian court orders release of IU student
The U.S. State Department and the U.S. Consul General in Cairo have confirmed this morning (Nov. 24) that an Egyptian court has ordered the release of Indiana University student Luke Gates and two other U.S. college students, who had been detained by authorities in Cairo since Nov. 21. Arrangements are being made for Gates' immediate return to the U.S. Read the complete story.

Update: IU monitoring student's situation in Egypt, in close contact with State Department officials
Egyptian authorities are continuing to investigate the incident. IU officials are maintaining regular contact with U.S. State Department personnel who are actively engaged with appropriate local authorities in assisting and ensuring the safety of Gates and the other two non-IU students who have been detained. Read the complete story.

Timing is everything: Bacterial attachment mimics the just-in-time industrial delivery model
A recent study from Indiana University Bloomington scientists reveals that bacteria have evolved a similar just-in-time strategy to constrain production of an extremely sticky cement to exactly the appropriate time and place, avoiding wasteful and problematic production of the material. Read the complete story.

IU's Fair Trade Holiday Sale Dec. 1, 2 at Indiana Memorial Union
Artisan-crafted items from more than 30 countries will be available for purchase at Indiana University's eighth annual Fair Trade Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 2, in the Frangipani Room at the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story. http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/20460.html?emailID=20460

IU Press has its annual Holiday Book Sale this week
The annual Indiana University Press Holiday Book Sale will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Georgian Room of the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St. Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law expert to testify before Congress on insider trading laws
An Indiana University Maurer School of Law securities law expert is scheduled to testify today before a Senate committee on pending legislation that would expressly prohibit insider trading by members of Congress and legislative staffers. Read the complete story.

IU study examines early career outcomes for public college graduates
A new Indiana University research project that looked at work outcomes for graduates at all degree levels of the state's public colleges found that the manufacturing industry awarded the highest pay. When it comes to which industry hires the most graduates, however, that honor fell to the educational services industry, followed by the health care services industry. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington provost honored by American Philosophical Association
Karen Hanson, the provost of Indiana University Bloomington and IU executive vice president, has been awarded the 2011 Philip Quinn Prize for Service to Philosophy and Philosophers, given by the American Philosophical Association. Read the complete story.


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IU in the news

$24M gift brings new name to IU's Indy law school
Indianapolis Star, Dec. 2 -- Indiana University is changing the name of its Indianapolis law school in recognition of a $24 million gift from Indianapolis attorney and banker Robert H. McKinney. The Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis is being renamed the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, IU President Michael A. McRobbie announced today. Full story.

IUPUC Receives Gift For STEM Education
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Nov. 30 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus says a $50,000 gift from the Duke Energy Foundation will help further train science, technology, engineering and math educators in southeast Indiana. The school says the money will fund a summer workshop for kindergarten through sixth grade teachers. Full story.

Manufacturing Tops Pay Scale For Recent Grads
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Nov. 30 -- A new study from Indiana University shows the highest salaries for the state's public college graduates are in the manufacturing industry. The report also found the educational services industry hired the most graduates. The research project studied more than 95,000 students who graduated at all degree levels between 2000 and 2005. Full story.

Bacterial attachment mimics the just-in-time industrial delivery model
Physorg.com, Nov. 30 -- A recent study from Indiana University Bloomington scientists reveals that bacteria have evolved a similar just-in-time strategy to constrain production of an extremely sticky cement to exactly the appropriate time and place, avoiding wasteful and problematic production of the material. Full story.

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