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Last modified: Friday, April 2, 2004

IU News

Edition for April 2-8, 2004

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Listen to this year's IU Business Conference on your computer
Last month, IU's Kelley School of Business presented its 58th annual Business Conference in Indianapolis, focusing on the topic, "Leading Change: Reinventing the Organization." Speakers included the leader of a company few believed could survive a highly visible corporate crisis, a Hoosier proponent of entrepreneurship and the nation's second-highest-ranking military officer. You can hear their presentations in their entirety online. Listen

Visiting scholar takes an international view of human embryonic stem cell research
Georgetown University professor LeRoy Walters recently visited IU Bloomington and delivered the lecture, "Five Policy Options for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: An International Perspective." Walters is a professor of Christian ethics and philosophy at Georgetown. Listen


IU graduate programs again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report
IU graduate programs in public and environmental affairs, education, clinical psychology, audiology, business, law and medicine received high rankings in the 2005 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools." The School of Public and Environmental Affairs again was ranked third in the country, behind Syracuse and Harvard universities. SPEA also placed six specialty programs on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses in the top 10. Full story


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Coming soon to a yard near you
The world's largest insect emergence of "Brood X" cicadas in May will result in some damage to fruit trees, and prized yard trees and shrubs, but the large insects will not cause crippling harm to common farm crops, an IU scientist says. "There will be some crop damage, especially to orchards, but we don't expect a disaster," said IU Bloomington biologist Keith Clay, who recently received a three-year, $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to study Brood X. Full story

$15 million awarded for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS
A five-year, $15 million award has been made to the HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment program created by the IU School of Medicine, the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and the Moi University Faculty of Health Sciences in Kenya. It is the second largest federally funded award to be received by the medical school. Full story

Kelley School at Indianapolis celebrates its 30th anniversary
On Monday, the Kelley School of Business began a 30-day celebration of its 30th year at the IUPUI campus. Highlights include a special Web site with an events calendar, an online trivia contest and a 30-year timeline of academic milestones. The school also is publishing a book about its 30 years of growth and achievement. Public events will include a founder's day picnic on April 27 and all 1974 graduates are encouraged to come to commencement on May 9. Special Web site

On campus:

IU Trustees approve 4 percent tuition increase for 2004-05
IU trustees today (April 2) approved a 4 percent increase in tuition for Hoosier students in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs at all IU campuses. Combined increases in tuition and mandatory fees at IU campuses other than Bloomington range from 3.7 percent to 4 percent. Approval of mandatory fees for students at Bloomington was delayed until the board's May meeting, so further analysis of a proposed $30 student fee for intercollegiate athletics can be completed. Full story

IU appoints vice president for government relations
The IU Board of Trustees today (April 2) confirmed the appointment of Thomas C. Healy, a 35-year veteran in higher education, as the university's vice president for government relations. IU president Adam W. Herbert recommended the appointment and said the newly established position is designed to more effectively lead, manage and coordinate the university's governmental efforts at the state and federal levels. Full story

Arts and culture:

Oates is final speaker in Omnibus Lecture Series at IPFW on April 12
Joyce Carol Oates is one of America's most versatile, serious writers and the author of a number of distinguished books in several genres. In addition to numerous novels and short-story collections, she has published several volumes of poetry, several books of plays, five books of literary criticism and the book-length essay "On Boxing." She will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 12 at Walb Union Ballroom. Details

IU's African American Dance Company to celebrate with its 30th concert
Thirty years ago, there were few opportunities for dancers or choreographers in Indiana, let alone those who wanted to explore a repertoire influenced by African American life and the African diaspora. The company will hold a celebration with the presentation of its 30th concert on April 10 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. in downtown Bloomington. Alumni of the company will come back to Bloomington that weekend for a reunion as well. Feature story


IU football's spring practices began this week
The Hoosiers began spring practice this week and will have their first full-contact workout tomorrow (April 3). Coach Gerry DiNardo is pleased so far with what he's seen. "There's no question that we have had two great days of work," he said Thursday (April 1). "Our guys have great attitudes and great work ethics. The one thing that separates this spring from the previous two is that our depth is better." Official IU Football site

Another reminder:

IU to inauguate Adam W. Herbert as its 17th president on April 15
In a ceremony that marks a defining moment in the life of a university, Adam W. Herbert will be inaugurated as the 17th president of Indiana University on April 15 at 3 p.m. in the IU Auditorium on the Bloomington campus. You are cordially invited to his inauguration and a reception immediately afterwards. In the days leading up to it, IU Media Relations will present a series of stories about the history of inaugurations, the traditions and music, and the logistics of putting on such an event. Our invitation

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