Security guru Schneier to keynote IU's sixth annual Cybersecurity Summit

Bruce Schneier [thumb]Indiana University's 2010 Higher Education Cybersecurity Summit has been set for April 1 and will offer a forum on current issues in security. Hosted by the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), the summit is aimed at security, law, and information assurance professionals within higher education, government and non-profit sectors. Renowned security guru Bruce Schneier will headline with the address "Security, Privacy, and the Generation Gap." The summit takes place at University Place Conference Center on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis. Full Story

IU Research & Technology Corp. contracts with business accelerator to push research commercialization

University Funds [thumb]Indiana University's most innovative researchers will gain access to another source of venture capital and to commercialization teams through a new agreement between IU's Research & Technology Corp. and the venture capital firm The University Funds. IURTC President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Armstrong made the announcement on Feb. 4 that the memorandum of understanding between IU and The University Funds was another step toward increasing opportunities for successfully moving intellectual property created by IU researchers into the marketplace and establishing startup companies in Bloomington and other IU campuses. Full Story

IU, NoMoreClipboard expand IT use to improve student health, wellness

IU Health Center [thumb]Building on the success of recent student personal health record adoption rates at Indiana University's Bloomington campus, and IU on Feb. 4 announced a strategic alliance to develop additional personal health modules in an effort to improve student health and wellness at IU, and to market healthcare information technology solutions to other colleges and universities. is an online, patient-controlled personal health record management system designed to consolidate a patient's medical information in one convenient and secure location for easy access and use. Full Story

Regenstrief medical informatics fellows receive national recognition

Duke, Jon [thumb]Jon D. Duke, M.D. and Jeffrey Klann, M.Eng., medical informatics fellows at the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine, have been recognized by the American Medical Informatics Association for their development and testing of two new physician support computer tools. Their work has the potential to improve patient safety and healthcare quality while lowering costs. Duke was awarded the 2009 outstanding student award by AMIA for his development and evaluation of Rxplore, an innovative graphic visualization tool to help physicians pinpoint which drugs in a patient's regimen might be causing particular adverse reactions. Full Story

'Rupture and Flow: The Circulation of Technoscientific Facts and Objects' seminar announced

Shankar, Kalpana [thumb]"Rupture and Flow: The Circulation of Technoscientific Facts and Objects," will be the subject of a seminar series spread over 32 weeks at Indiana University that seeks to address how and why cultural, social and material forces interrupt the circulation of technoscientific objects. Invited experts from around the world, as well as local specialists, will speak during a seminar series that will run from late August 2010 through early May 2011. The seminar will be divided into four eight-week sessions corresponding to four themes addressing how and why cultural, social and material forces interrupt the circulation of technoscientific objects, and with what consequences for what kinds of communities. Full Story

Previous Issue

Wells Library [thumb]The Feb. 1, 2010, issue of IT Matters @ IU included announcement that IU had been awarded $2.38 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop software specifically for managing print and electronic collections at academic and research libraries around the world. Also in the issue was an announcement that the National Institute of Technology Calicut in India and Indiana University's School of Informatics at IUPUI would co-host the first International Symposium on Biocomputing, a report on hand function improvement from in-home videogame play, a story about a new collaboration between a national car racing team and the IUPUI Motorsports Engineering Program using technology tools, and recognition of IU alumnus David Harper winning an international design prize from Adobe. Full Story

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Big Robot is a band that combines live human performance with computer and interactivity media. Recently featured at the International Science Grid This Week Web site, the band consists of Scott Deal, a professor of music at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and Director of the Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center, along with IUPUI assistant professor of music and arts technology Michael Drews and IUPUI music and arts technology lecturer Jordan Munson. They will perform at the April 23-25 Intermedia Festival in Indianapolis. For more information visit


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