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Last modified: Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Media Advisory: HHE and IU Life Sciences Day at Statehouse

Feb. 14, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University will host the 16th Annual Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit and the second Annual Life Sciences Day at the Statehouse on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Life Sciences Day will feature exhibits by top faculty from IU's life sciences disciplines. Demonstrations will cover the most current research in diabetes, breast cancer, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, environmental sciences and nursing.

IU advocates will participate in a rally and visit with hometown legislators later that afternoon. The program will feature guest speakers IU President Adam Herbert and Dr. D. Craig Brater, vice president for IU's life sciences and dean of the IU Medical School. An invitation has been extended to Gov. Mitch Daniels to speak at the rally. President Herbert will announce the recipient of the 2007 Welsh-Bowen Distinguished Public Official Award at a reception at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

Life Sciences Exhibit: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in South Atrium

Program: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. in North Atrium

Reception: 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Indiana Roof Ballroom