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Thursday, April 22, 2010

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IU students and faculty receive Sony scholarships

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The Sony scholarships award event will take place tomorrow (April 23) from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Indiana Memorial Union, State Room West, IU Bloomington.

April 22, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Five outstanding Indiana University students and two faculty members will receive awards tomorrow (April 23) composed of information technology tools necessary to continue their scholarly work.

Last fall Sony selected IU as a "First Wave" participant in its latest scholarship program. The program supports Empowering People, IU's strategic plan for information technology, fostering faculty excellence, enhancing student success, and making available abundant teaching and learning technology resources.

"Indiana University is dedicated to empowering the best and the brightest with the tools they need to advance teaching and learning. Sony's expertise in digital media products and solutions will help in reaching our goal," noted Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology and CIO.

Five student awardees will receive a Sony VAIO notebook computer and additional technology to support their studies:

Two faculty awardees will also receive a Sony VAIO notebook computer and additional devices to facilitate their research, teaching, and learning:

"Technology is a huge part of the learning process today," said Mike Abary, senior vice president of Sony Electronics. "We understand the added pressures students and faculty have during these tough economic times, and want to help outstanding individuals focus on what's really important -- education."

For more information about the awards or the recipients, please contact Steve Chaplin, University Communications, at 812-856-1896 or

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