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Eppley Institute and IU School of Public Health-Bloomington to host symposium

The Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University, with the School of Public Health-Bloomington, the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies, and the Department of Environmental Health, is pleased to announce that the Symposium on Parks, Public Lands, and Public Health in Indiana will be held on Sept. 25 in the Indiana Memorial Union at IU Bloomington. † Full Story >>

Federal grant funding IU project to understand the best teaching to help children learn about complex systems

Compex Systems BeeSim

The National Science Foundation has awarded over $999,000 to three Indiana University faculty members for a unique effort intended to shed light on how children best learn about complex systems and how new technologies can best serve that learning. The project will develop electronically enhanced puppets, or "e-puppets," that allow students to simulate biological phenomena such as honeybees collecting nectar or ants scavenging for food. † Full Story >>

Daumas Prize for best writing on tech history awarded to IU informaticist Ensmenger

Ensmenger, Nathan

The International Committee for the History of Technology has awarded the 2013 Maurice Daumas Prize to Nathan Ensmenger, an associate professor at Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing. The prize was announced at the 2013 ICOHTEC Knowledge at Work Symposium in Manchester, UK. † Full Story >>

International law expert to deliver Smith lecture at IU Maurer School of Law

Harold Hongju Koh, the Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and a renowned expert on international law, has been named the George P. Smith II Distinguished Visiting Professor-Chair at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and will deliver a lecture at the school at noon Friday, Sept. 13, in the school's Moot Court Room. † Full Story >>

Close, Wilson lectures highlight of Themester 2013

Glenn Close

Actress Glenn Close and former CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson will both speak at Indiana University Bloomington this fall as part of the College of Arts and Sciences' Themester 2013, "Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World," which focuses on the role of connection as a force in society and in people's lives. † Full Story >>

Studying squid and a bacteria, Wood lecturer to tell story of human interaction with other life


Award-winning microbiologist Margaret McFall-Ngai, an expert on host interactions with rare bacteria, on Wednesday will present the 2013 Joan Wood Lecture. The lecture is part of a series designed to provide a forum for undergraduates to interact with women in science-related careers. † Full Story >>

Indiana University trustees to meet Wednesday

Indiana University Seal

The Indiana University Board of Trustees will hold a brief special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to delegate one or more persons to act as spokesman on behalf of the trustees in discussions with Indiana University Health. The meeting will convene at 3:45 p.m. in Room 500 of the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. † Full Story >>

Founding Gates Foundation CEO to keynote Indianapolis Women's Philanthropy Conference

Patty Stonesifer

Civic engagement with a special focus on service learning is the theme of the second biennial Indianapolis Women's Philanthropy Conference on Friday, Nov. 8 in Indianapolis. Open to the public, the event offers a day of philanthropic exploration, education, and networking among leading nonprofit professionals and volunteers. The conference will take place at the Campus Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. † Full Story >>

McRobbie becomes first IU president to visit Ghana, concluding historic trip to Africa

IU President Michael A.McRobbie and University of Ghana Pro Vice-Chancellor E. Kweku Osam

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie this week became the first IU president to visit Ghana, meeting with senior officials at the nation's oldest university, the University of Ghana, to explore ways to expand one of IU's most productive and successful international partnerships. † Full Story >>

IU expert: NSA's anti-encryption efforts compromise U.S. security

Fred H. Cate

U.S. National Security Agency efforts to overcome encryption of online data weaken American security, undermine the government's duty to protect its own cyberinfrastructure and suggest intelligence agencies may not be cooperating at nearly the levels they promised to in a post-9/11 world, says Indiana University legal and cybersecurity expert Fred H. Cate. † Full Story >>

African literature expert Eileen Julien to direct IU's Institute for Advanced Study

Eileen Julien

Eileen Julien, professor of French and comparative literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, has been appointed the new director of the Institute for Advanced Study. Julien, who joined the IU Bloomington faculty in 1992, has a distinguished career in research and writing that explores the connections between Africa, Europe and the Americas. † Full Story >>

Media advisory: IU to participate in train derailment tabletop exercise Sept. 10

IU Limestone Crest

Indiana University Bloomington personnel representing various departments and offices across campus will participate, with 16 county, state and federal agencies, in a tabletop exercise Sept. 10 sponsored by the Monroe County Local Emergency Planning Committee. The exercise will focus on a train derailment adjacent to the IU Bloomington campus. † Full Story >>

Indiana University to celebrate USS Indiana prow at Saturday's football game

USS Indiana Prow

Indiana University will dedicate the prow of the World War II battleship USS Indiana in an invitation-only ceremony before IU takes on Navy at this weekend's football game. The university will also publicly celebrate the dedication in several ways, including a performance by The USO Show Troupe by the prow at Memorial Stadium's west entrance. † Full Story >>

Indian music maestro to be first School of Global and International Studies Artist in Residence

Amjad Ali Khan

World-renowned Indian classical music maestro Amjad Ali Khan will visit Indiana University Bloomington as a guest of the Madhusudan and Kiran C. Dhar India Studies Program and as the first School of Global and International Studies Artist in Residence. † Full Story >>

Hoosier to Hoosier sets new record for sales

H2H volunteer

For the fourth year, the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale exceeded previous sales records, earning $32,800. Sale organizers were concerned a new off-campus location would deter shoppers, but early bird attendance increased, with more than 700 people entering within the first hour and a half of the sale. † Full Story >>

Media advisory: IU celebrates 15 years supporting the world's advanced research, education networks


IU will honor the GlobalNOC's past and future at a 15th anniversary celebration Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. † Full Story >>

IU Bloomington, Local Growers Guild launch composting program

Compost bins

The Indiana University Office of Sustainability has established an innovative partnership between Indiana University Bloomington and the Local Growers Guild that will allow local farmers and community organizations to collect pre-consumer food waste from campus dining facilities for off-campus composting. † Full Story >>

Indiana University campuses set records for academic achievement, enrollment

New Students

This year's incoming freshman class established new highs for academic quality, and its members are part of the largest group of students ever to begin an academic year at Indiana University, according to census figures released today by the university. A record 107,132 students are enrolled on seven Indiana University campuses, which also set a record for credit hours of 1,225,281.5. † Full Story >>

Panel of Indiana University experts to discuss Edward Snowden, NSA monitoring

Top Secret

Experts on foreign affairs, cybersecurity, military intelligence, diplomatic history and related topics will gather this week at Indiana University Bloomington to discuss the classified documents released by Edward Snowden and their implications for national security. "Can You Hear Me Now? A Panel Discussion on Edward Snowden and the NSA Surveillance Program" will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in room 123 of the IU Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave. † Full Story >>

Independent filmmaker, distributor Ava DuVernay to screen films, speak at Indiana University

Ava DuVernay

Independent filmmaker Ava DuVernay will visit Indiana University's Bloomington campus this month, where she'll screen seven films and deliver a Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture. A writer, producer, director and editor who received the best director award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, DuVernay is also widely known in independent film circles for the 2011 launch of her film distribution venture, the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement. † Full Story >>

Kelley School of Business, Kalypso and CollegeFashionista develop index of fashion innovation trends

College Fashionista

As a result of a partnership between Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, Kalypso and, a new quarterly index will measure consumer sentiment towards fashion trends in the apparel, footwear and accessory industry. † Full Story >>

IU Bloomington students contribute to native-plants initiative

Go Green Go Native discussion

An Indiana University graduate-level course with a service-learning focus has worked with a local group of conservationists and concerned citizens to promote the use of native Indiana plants in landscaping. Students collaborated with Monroe County Identify and Reduce Invasive Species to create educational materials for the Go Green, Grow Native! initiative. † Full Story >>

Glenda Ritz, Indiana superintendent of public instruction, headlines CEEP Policy Chat

Ritz, Glenda

Glenda Ritz, state superintendent of public instruction for Indiana, will speak about her experiences during her first eight months in office during the next Education Policy Chat by the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy at Indiana University. † Full Story >>

In search for dark matter components, IU physicists edge closer by watching radiation shifts


A team of physicists at IU Bloomington is hunting for nuclear magnetic resonance frequency shifts 100 billion times smaller than those in a single hydrogen proton as part of a search for new particles in nature that are very weakly coupled to matter. † Full Story >>

Annual Indiana youth survey: Students asked about synthetic marijuana, prescription drugs

Findings from the 23rd Annual Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use revealed that marijuana use in grades 6-12 continues to decrease. This reduction followed a peak in marijuana use from 2008 to 2011. While marijuana use is down, it remains more popular than synthetic marijuana. † Full Story >>

20th Lotus World Music and Art Festival to begin with concert at IU Bloomington on Sept. 26

Nomadic Massive

For 20 years, Indiana University Bloomington has been an active supporter of the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival. This year, IU will help kick off the five-day event with a concert Sept. 26. IU and the new School of Global and International Studies are teaming up with Lotus to present a free world music party featuring Chicago-based Funkadesi, Montreal's Nomadic Massive and Bloomington's own Pan-Basso. † Full Story >>

IU Bloomington's Big Red Eats Green Festival to promote local foods, businesses

Big Red Eats Green

Four local growers and 14 restaurants will take place this month in Indiana University's Big Red Eats Green Festival, a celebration of local food and locally owned businesses. Big Red Eats Green was created in 2011 to raise awareness of local foods among IU students, faculty and staff. This year's event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the IU Art Museum. † Full Story >>

IU strengthens partnerships for student, faculty exchanges, starts first university alumni chapter in South Africa

Signing Agreement Between GIBS and Kelley

During a week in two of South Africa's largest and most dynamic cities, an Indiana University delegation led by President Michael A. McRobbie signed a new partnership agreement with the country's top-ranked business school and agreed to further explore a number of other areas for collaboration and cooperation that could form the basis of partnerships with some of South Africa's premier teaching and research institutions. † Full Story >>

Death by asexuality: IU biologists uncover new path for mutations to arise

Pulex Female

Ground-breaking new research from a team of evolutionary biologists at Indiana University shows for the first time how asexual lineages of a species are doomed not necessarily from a long, slow accumulation of new mutations, but rather from fast-paced gene conversion processes that simply unmask pre-existing deleterious recessive mutations. † Full Story >>

'Black budget' shows massive bureaucracy, misplaced priorities, IU expert says

Classified budget figures and successes and failures by American intelligence agencies, exposed for the first time this week by The Washington Post, show a massive bureaucracy with misplaced priorities, according to an Indiana University cybersecurity and privacy expert Fred H. Cate. † Full Story >>

IU physicist S.Y. Lee receives lifetime achievement award for particle accelerator work

S.Y. Lee

The U.S. Particle Accelerator School will present S.Y. Lee with its USPAS Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology. Lee, professor in the Department of Physics at Indiana University Bloomington, will receive the award at the 2013 North American Particle Accelerator Conference held Sept. 29 to Oct. 4 in Pasadena, Calif. † Full Story >>

English professor appointed to direct Indiana University's Wells Scholars Program

Christoph Irmscher

Christoph Irmscher, Provost Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named director of Indiana University Bloomington's Wells Scholars Program, which provides scholarships and academic opportunities for some of the campus's most promising students. † Full Story >>

Legal experts weigh in on Supreme Court case concerning Chemical Weapons Convention

David Fidler

An international group of leading arms control experts, including the IU Maurer School of Law's David P. Fidler, has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the federal legislation that implements U.S. treaty obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention. This group includes David P. Fidler from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. † Full Story >>

Star Trak: September 2013


Dazzling white Venus will come into view low in the west-southwest as evening twilight fades during September. On Sept. 8, about 45 minutes after sunset, the crescent moon will be just below Venus with the bright white star Spica less than 2 degrees to the lower right (west), forming a lovely trio as darkness falls. † Full Story >>

Danish filmmaker and provocateur Nicolas Winding Refn to speak, screen films at IU Cinema

Nicolas Winding Refn

Provocative Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn will visit Indiana University Cinema this fall, where he'll screen four of his films and deliver a Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture. † Full Story >>

IU professors receive Luce Foundation grant to study development of philanthropic sector in China

Scott Kennedy

Indiana University professors on two campuses have been awarded grants for a new initiative on philanthropy in China. It will include research projects, workshops and conferences, publications, a new course, student internships and engagement in a philanthropic activity to address a social problem. † Full Story >>

IU President McRobbie to lead university delegation to Africa

Michael McRobbie

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will leave Saturday for a two-week trip to Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, the first trip to Africa by a sitting IU president in more than two decades. McRobbie will also be the first IU president to tour the groundbreaking AMPATH program in Kenya, a partnership between IU and Moi University in Kenya and one of the world's largest and most comprehensive programs to combat HIV/AIDS. † Full Story >>

Kinsey Institute receives grant to study transgender issues in the U.S. military

Brandon Hill

Researchers at The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University Bloomington have been awarded a two-year grant to study the medical accommodation and care of transgender service members in the U.S. military. † Full Story >>

20 students selected as Wells Scholars at Indiana University

Wells Scholars 2013

Indiana University has announced that 18 entering freshmen and two current IU students will join the more than 500 others who have been named Wells Scholars since the first class enrolled in 1990. † Full Story >>

Yea-Fen Chen returns to IU Bloomington to lead its Chinese Flagship Program

Chen, Yea-Fen

Yea-Fen Chen, executive director of the U.S. Chinese Language Teachers Association and coordinator of the Chinese Language Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has returned to Indiana University to direct its Chinese Flagship Program. † Full Story >>

Media advisory: Athletic director Fred Glass available for tour, to discuss 2013 IU football season

Fred Glass

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass will be available to media on Monday, Aug. 26, for a tour of athletics facility upgrades and to discuss what Hoosiers fans can look forward to during the 2013 IU football season. † Full Story >>

U.S. anthropology students will try funding research in South Africa through crowd-funding website


Funding for scientific research can take years to acquire, with researchers negotiating their way through a labyrinth of submissions, reviews, edits and resubmissions. But one group of young researchers at Indiana University is taking its funding request to the public by using a crowd-funding website designed specifically for supporting new science. † Full Story >>

IU professor curates apartheid-era photo exhibition for display in Bloomington and South Africa


A fall exhibition featuring rarely-seen images shot by famed "Life" magazine photographer Margaret Bourke-White will open Sept. 6 at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. The exhibition will remain on display on the Indiana University Bloomington campus through December. Then, in 2014, it will travel to the Bensusan Museum of Photography, Museum Africa, in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Michaelis Galleries at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. † Full Story >>

Network Science, a journal developed at Indiana University, examines friendship, politics and more

Network Science

With the inaugural issue of the journal Network Science, coordinating editor Stanley Wasserman brings together scholars from fields across the academic spectrum whose interests converge upon the quickly evolving field of network science. The journal finds a natural home at Indiana University, particularly in a year in which the topic for the Themester initiative across the Bloomington campus is "Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World." † Full Story >>

Professionals can earn master's degree credit with expanded Kelley School Executive Degree Programs

Richard Magjuka

Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is expanding its credit-bearing certificate programs for executives worldwide while continuing to offer a top-quality experience that is applicable to the needs of the marketplace. Executive Degree Programs offers graduate degrees and nearly a dozen credit-bearing graduate certificates in business analytics, enterprise resource planning, information technology service management, project management and other topics. † Full Story >>

IU Kelley School's Leading Index for Indiana shows signs that economy finally is gaining traction

After slumping this spring, the Leading Index for Indiana showed that the state's economy may be gaining traction, moving up 0.6 points to 101.6 in August. All the LII's components are pointing up, some strongly. † Full Story >>

Lt. Gov. Ellspermann among speakers at conference on the future of Indiana as a life sciences hub

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann

Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will keynote the first event in the 2013-14 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series on Sept. 6 at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. † Full Story >>

Study finds majority of two-year college transfers complete four-year degrees

Students in Lecture

More than 60 percent of students who transferred from two-year schools in the 2005-2006 academic year obtained bachelor's degrees at four-year institutions, according to a new report issued by Indiana University's Project on Academic Success and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. † Full Story >>

Report: Indiana exports grew faster than the national rate, totaling $34.4 billion in 2012

Indiana exports totaled $34.4 billion in 2012, setting a record high for the state, according to a new report from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. † Full Story >>

Schopf takes helm as IUís director of international networking

Jennifer Schopf

Indiana University has named Jennifer M. Schopf its new director of international networking. Schopf officially joined the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO on Aug. 1 to lead IU's advanced, high-performance networking efforts around the world. She succeeds James G. Williams, IU's first director of international networking, who is retiring after a 30-year career at the university. † Full Story >>

Indiana University technology supports biotech startup company's business

IU Reseach and Technolgy

A Wisconsin startup company that raised $46 million in its initial public offering July 24 is one of the few such ventures to come to market with sales revenues, thanks in part to patented technologies licensed from Indiana University. † Full Story >>

IU Police Academy graduates 38 new cadet officers

IUPD Cadets

Indiana University campuses around the state will add new cadet police officers to their IU Police Department ranks after the IU Police Academy presented badges during graduation ceremonies to 38 members of its 42nd class. † Full Story >>

IU research presented at the American Sociological Association meeting

IU Limestone Crest

Sociologists from Indiana are participating in the 108th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, held Aug. 10 to 13 in New York. Studies presented discuss the ability to predict political races using Twitter, how elementary students' academic performance affects how their parents treat them, the influence of student loan debt on students' experiences in college, and much more. † Full Story >>

Summer in Siberia: Indiana University students assess the impact of climate change

Professors call data collection under Verizon order illegal, dangerous in Supreme Court brief

Fred H. Cate

Leading professors of privacy and surveillance law today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the secret order of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court authorizing the NSA to collect "all call detail records or 'telephony metadata' created by Verizon," including calls wholly within the U.S. and calls between the U.S. and abroad. † Full Story >>

Thomas E. Reilly Jr. elected as IU Board of Trustees chair

Thomas Reilly

Thomas E. Reilly Jr. has been elected to a two-year term as chair of the Indiana University Board of Trustees. † Full Story >>

IU faculty member Richard Lugar 'deeply honored' to be receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom

Richard Lugar

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, a distinguished scholar and professor of practice at the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies, is one of 16 Americans who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom for 2013. † Full Story >>

New director of CEEP appointed as research director for federal education research lab

Hitchcock, John

Nationally known expert in program evaluation and mixed methods research John Hitchcock, the newly appointed director of the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy at the Indiana University School of Education, has also been appointed as research director for the Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia. † Full Story >>

IU anthropologists will try funding research through crowd-funding website


Funding for scientific research can take years to acquire, with researchers negotiating their way through a labyrinth of submissions, reviews, edits and resubmissions. But one group of young researchers at Indiana University is taking its funding request to the public by using a crowd-funding website designed specifically for supporting new science. † Full Story >>

IU Health & Vitality: Back-to-school issue


These back-to-school news items discuss the effect home foreclosures can have on students; guns on campuses; ins and outs of high school and college students working; LGBT experiences in college; cell phone addiction; and effective ways elementary and middle schools can help students increase physical activity. † Full Story >>

Bloominton Herald-Times

Orphans Midwest symposium at IU Bloomington features rare and rediscovered films

2004 Morrison Film

Scholars and archivists from around the world will screen, analyze, and discuss old, rare, almost lost and nearly forgotten films and videos at Orphans Midwest, a film symposium held on the Indiana University Bloomington campus in September. † Full Story >>

Indiana University trustees to meet Aug. 8 and 9 at IUPUI

Indiana University Seal

The Indiana University Board of Trustees will meet Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8 and 9, at the Campus Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. † Full Story >>

IU's Kuali Coeus system ensures protections for human research subjects

Jorge Josť

Indiana University has implemented the Kuali Coeus Institutional Review Board, a comprehensive online system for the submission, review and approval of human subjects research. With seven Institutional Review Boards and more than 4,800 approved active research studies, IU is the largest university to implement this community-developed open source software. † Full Story >>

IU's Fred Cate: XKeyscore shows how out of touch NSA is with law, public sentiment

The disclosure today by the Guardian newspaper of another NSA surveillance program is only the most recent in a series of revelation suggesting how out of touch the National Security Agency is with U.S. law and with public sentiment about privacy and its protection, according to an Indiana University cybersecurity and privacy expert. † Full Story >>

IU's J Thomas Forbes elected to board of influential alumni association organization

J Thomas Forbes

Indiana University Alumni Association CEO J Thomas Forbes has been elected to a three-year term on the Council of Alumni Association Executives Board of Directors. † Full Story >>

IU School of Journalism to honor six distinguished alumni

Mark Ferree

The Indiana University School of Journalism will honor six alumni, including Pulitzer Prize winners, a World War II correspondent, investigative reporters and journalism visionaries, at its third annual Distinguished Alumni Awards celebration Sept. 28. † Full Story >>

Grant funds Indiana University, New York University study, support for learning network in New York City

Rafi Santo

In the 21st century, kids are learning in school and out of school, online and offline, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Today, Indiana University and New York University announce a $350,000 grant from the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust to research a dynamic experiment in this sort of "lifewide" learning. † Full Story >>

Marshall retiring as IU diversity leader; Graduate School Dean Wimbush to be named successor

Edwin Marshall

Edwin C. Marshall, Indiana University vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs since July 2007, will retire effective July 31 after 42 years as a professor and administrator at IU, the university has announced. IU President Michael A. McRobbie has selected James C. Wimbush, dean of the University Graduate School, to immediately succeed Marshall subject to the approval of the IU Board of Trustees at its next meeting Aug. 9. † Full Story >>

Indiana University Bloomington named one of nation's 25 best public colleges

IU Limestone Crest

Indiana University Bloomington is among the nation's top 25 best public colleges and universities, according to new rankings from Forbes. † Full Story >>

Edwin Marshall: Accomplishments and achievements

Search begins for IU Kokomo chancellor

Kokomo buildings

A 13-member search and screen committee has been formed to identify finalists for the position of chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo. John Applegate, IU executive vice president for university academic affairs, announced the committee's creation today. † Full Story >>

Search begins for IU Southeast chancellor

IU Southeast photo

A 13-member search and screen committee has been formed to identify finalists for the position of chancellor of Indiana University Southeast. John Applegate, IU executive vice president for university academic affairs, announced the committee's creation today. † Full Story >>

IU professor finds technology fuels youth artistic expression outside school

Kylie Peppler

Even though schools are cutting back on arts education, young people are following their artistic passions outside of traditional programs, fueled by new technologies that enable them to create and share art, according to a new report commissioned by The Wallace Foundation and authored by Kylie Peppler, an assistant professor of learning sciences in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington. † Full Story >>

IU biologists discover highly complex communication system in aquatic cyanobacteria


Land plants can "see," but can microscopic plants see better? New research from Indiana University has uncovered a give-and-take communication system between and within photoreceptors in freshwater-dwelling cyanobacteria that works at a level of complexity beyond those seen in plants or other organisms. † Full Story >>

New childhood leukemia therapy to be developed with grant presented to ApeX Therapeutics

IU Reseach and Technolgy

ApeX Therapeutics, a cancer-focused drug discovery and development company with technology licensed from Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., has received a Phase I, Small Business Innovation Research grant for $240,332 from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop an oral or injectable medicine to more effectively treat leukemia and other cancerous tumors in children. † Full Story >>

Invention disclosures nearly doubled at Indiana University

IU Reseach and Technolgy

Indiana University faculty and researchers have nearly doubled the number of invention disclosures in the past three years. According to the IU Research and Technology Corp., a not-for-profit organization that assists IU faculty and researchers in realizing the commercial potential of their discoveries, invention disclosures have nearly doubled from 131 in FY 2009 to 230 in FY 2012. † Full Story >>

IU researchers discuss pharmacists' role in HIV care, high risk for STIs after prison and more

IU Limestone Crest

Indiana University researchers this week are discussing research findings at the STI & AIDS World Congress in Vienna, Austria. Findings involving an increased role by pharmacists in customers' HIV care, high risks of STIs after release from prison and improved access to much-needed cervical cancer screenings are discussed in this release. † Full Story >>

Massey appointed associate vice president for university academic planning and policy at IU

Massey, Anne

Anne Massey has been named associate vice president for university academic planning and policy at Indiana University, effective Sept. 1, Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs John Applegate has announced. † Full Story >>

IU Varsity Club breaks fundraising record for student-athlete scholarships

IU Varsity Club

The IU Varsity Club has announced that its donors have set a new record for giving to IU Athletics. For the third year in a row, the Varsity Club has increased the total raised during its annual giving campaign for student-athlete scholarships. With $11.9 million in contributions received during the 2012-13 fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, Varsity Club donors exceeded last year's annual giving record by over $2.8 million (31.4 percent). June 2013 was the single largest month of giving in the Varsity Club's annual giving history with $3.69 million. † Full Story >>

IU Health & Vitality: Courts curbing FDA health efforts; new findings on heart disease


Indiana University health and legal experts discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's influence on the FDA and research that examined the relationship between quitting smoking, heart disease, diabetes and weight gain in older women. † Full Story >>

Indiana Magazine of History offers a new look at the experience of Hoosier orphans

Rose Orphan Home, Cottage 3

The June 2013 issue of the Indiana Magazine of History uncovers the story of a man who sought to revolutionize child welfare at the turn of the twentieth century. † Full Story >>

Alumnus Eric Bruder selected as Indiana University's chief marketing officer

Bruder, Eric

Eric T. Bruder, a veteran consumer goods marketing executive with significant international experience, has joined Indiana University as executive associate vice president and chief marketing officer, the university has announced. † Full Story >>

IU expert: Surveillance programs trampling Fourth Amendment

As Americans spend a long holiday weekend celebrating the birth of the United States, one Indiana University privacy expert believes recent disclosures about widespread government surveillance programs signal the erosion of something the founding fathers believed so heavily in -- the Fourth Amendment. Even worse, the massive programs are doing little, if anything, to prevent terrorism. † Full Story >>

St. Amour selected as head of intellectual property for IU Research and Technology Corp.

IU Reseach and Technolgy

Brion G. St. Amour has joined Indiana University Research & Technology Corp. as head of intellectual property. † Full Story >>

IU expert: Latest NSA spying revelations pose four major challenges to White House

Fred Cate

According to Indiana University cybersecurity and data privacy expert Fred H. Cate, four factors make the latest spying revelations concerning the National Secuirty Agency particularly problematic for the Obama administration. † Full Story >>

IU report: Foreign direct investment on the rise in Indiana and across the country


A new Indiana University report indicates that foreign direct investment -- which has become crucial to the state and national economy -- has made a comeback after suffering the effects of the "Great Recession." † Full Story >>

Media advisory: Parking, traffic disruptions for Operation Agile Response at IUPUI

Media advisory: Operation Agile Response

IU experts: Latest PRISM disclosures heighten concern over NSA surveillance, show need for oversight

David Fidler

New top-secret documents published by the Guardian newspaper on June 20 are important to the ongoing "security vs. privacy" debate and underscore the need for legislative action on, and more oversight of, such surveillance activities, say two Indiana University cybersecurity experts. † Full Story >>

Supreme Court sentencing decision 'ugly': IU Maurer School of Law expert

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision today in Alleyne v. United States clears up an anomaly among Sixth Amendment sentencing cases. But according to an IU Maurer School of Law expert, the court's close margin of decision and apparent unwillingness to overrule prior decisions have set the stage for further disputes. † Full Story >>

Operation Agile Response emergency preparedness exercise planned June 25 at IUPUI

IUPUI Safety

Indiana University Emergency Management and Continuity (IUEMC) will conduct a full scale emergency preparedness exercise on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, June 25 (Tuesday). † Full Story >>

PRISM leak will affect U.S.-China talks, have commercial and political consequences in U.S.

David Fidler

The disclosure of a top secret program that gives U.S. government officials the ability to surveil foreigners suspected of terrorism or espionage through leading American technology companies -- a program code-named PRISM -- could have serious effects on U.S. diplomacy on cyber issues, according to an Indiana University cybersecurity expert. † Full Story >>

Live explosives training in Bloomington rescheduled for June 12


Rescheduling update: The explosives demonstration that was postponed from June 5 has been rescheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. The demonstration will take place at the old IU Outdoor Firearms Range at the dead end of Range Road off East 10th Street. † Full Story >>

Indiana National Guard will use IU Bloomington facilities for search and rescue exercise

team works to evacuate a casualty

Buildings scheduled for demolition June 5 and 7 will be put to excellent use. Indiana University will assist training and response activities of the Indiana National Guard and other local, state and federal partners participating in United Front II, a multivenue search and rescue operation exercise in Bloomington on June 10 to 13. The collapsed buildings will be provide a "stage" for search and rescue teams to locate and extract "victims." † Full Story >>

Center for Constitutional Democracy at IU Maurer School of Law to advise Liberia on constitution

David Williams

The Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law has been chosen to advise the Constitutional Review Committee of the Government of Liberia on the review and design of amendments to the country's 1986 constitution. † Full Story >>

Monroe County prosecutor's office partners with IU Police Academy

IUPD Cadets

Indiana University Police Academy has been training officers for the challenges that await them on the streets for years. Now, the Monroe County prosecutor's office has teamed up with the academy to provide instruction on criminal law. † Full Story >>

IU Jacobs School's Summer Music series features array of world-class concerts

As part of Indiana University's third annual Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music will present Summer Music, an offering of more than 50 free and ticketed events from June 14 through July 23. Highlights this year include the triennial USA International Harp Competition. † Full Story >>

USA International Harp Competition begins July 10 at IU Jacobs School of Music

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One of the leading international harp competitions in the world begins July 10 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The ninth USA International Harp Competition is expected to draw more than 50 harpists to Bloomington, the largest number of contestants since its inception. All events are free and open to the public. † Full Story >>

IU Jacobs School faculty violinist Alexander Kerr receives Distinguished Hoosier Award

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie bestowed the Distinguished Hoosier Award on violinist Alexander Kerr during an April 24 ceremony at Bryan House on the Bloomington campus. Kerr is professor of music and Linda and Jack Gill Chair in Music at the IU Jacobs School of Music. † Full Story >>

IU Maurer School of Law names Stewart Fellows for international internships

Eleven students who are studying at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law have been named Milton Stewart Fellows and will participate as summer interns in Brazil, India, Japan and South Korea through the law school's Center on the Global Legal Profession. † Full Story >>

IU Maurer School of Law honors outstanding faculty

Three Indiana University Maurer School of Law faculty members and one adjunct professor were honored this month with prestigious teaching awards from the law school. † Full Story >>

IU Maurer School of Law inducts Academy of Law Alumni Fellows

Four Indiana University Maurer School of Law alumni will be inducted today, April 19, into the school's Academy of Law Alumni Fellows. Induction into the academy is the highest honor the law school can bestow on its graduates. † Full Story >>

IU Opera and Ballet Theater 2013-14 season travels around the globe

A world premiere, an additional new production, an updated production and a tribute to one of the Jacobs School of Music's most distinguished faculty members await explorers of all kinds at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during the 2013-14 Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season -- "9 Stops: 1 Incredible Journey." † Full Story >>

Free Indianapolis Symphony concert at IU to celebrate 100th anniversary of 'Rite of Spring'

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host a free performance by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the Musical Arts Center on the Bloomington campus. Conducted by newly appointed music director Krzysztof Urbanski, the concert will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring." † Full Story >>

IU Maurer School of Law professor named one of America's 100 most influential lawyers

William D. Henderson of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law has been named by National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America. † Full Story >>

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The Indiana University School of Journalism will welcome a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and a National Public Radio news anchor as part of its lineup of spring speakers. † Full Story >>

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Paul Helmke, former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and of the Brady Campaign/Center to Prevent Gun Violence, will be joining the faculty of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington starting in January 2013.


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IU Maurer School of Law expert returns to Congress to testify on insider trading laws

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Professor Donna M. Nagy, a securities law expert at the IU Maurer School of Law, is scheduled to testify before a House committee on Tuesday, Dec. 6, on pending legislation that would expressly prohibit insider trading by members of Congress and legislative staffers. † Full Story >>

IU Maurer School of Law expert to testify before Congress on insider trading laws

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Donna M. Nagy, an Indiana University Maurer School of Law securities law expert, is scheduled to testify today, Dec. 1, before a Senate committee on pending legislation that would expressly prohibit insider trading by members of Congress and legislative staffers. † Full 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. † Full Story >>

IU Jacobs School of Music hosts 2011 Midwest Composers Symposium

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host the 2011 Midwest Composers Symposium on Nov. 11 and 12 in Bloomington. † Full Story >>

Media Advisory: IU to receive Environmental Stewardship Award from Carrier Corp.

The energy-saving microturbine used to produce energy in Indiana University Bloomington's Central Heating Plant has reached a notable milestone, having produced one gigawatt hour of electricity since it was installed in January 2010. † Full Story >>

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IU Marching Hundred featured at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday during Colts game

The Indiana University Marching Hundred will be the first college marching band to perform at the new Lucas Oil Stadium when the Indianapolis Colts play their first regular season game this Sunday (Sept. 7) at 8:15 p.m. on national television. The band will take the field during the Colts season opener against the Chicago Bears. † Full Story >>

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The rapidly changing media environment of American adolescents is having both positive and negative effects on their development, according to Roger Levesque, a specialist on adolescents and the law at Indiana University Bloomington and editor of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. In his new book, Adolescents, Media and the Law: What Developmental Science Reveals and Free Speech Requires (Oxford University Press), Levesque integrates research on what the law considers "speech" in adolescent development with research on policies regulating adolescents' rights and their place in society. † Full Story >>

New study reports on attacks against U.S. abortion clinics

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Crime and violence against abortion clinics are no longer in the headlines, but that doesn't mean they no longer happen. A new study reports on the ongoing vandalism and harassment that are part of the job for those who work in many abortion clinics nationwide. † Full Story >>

Research points to treatment for amblyopia in older children

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Surprising results from a nationwide clinical trial show that many children ages 7 through 17 who have amblyopia, or "lazy eye," may benefit from treatments commonly used on younger children. Previously, eye care professionals thought that treating amblyopia in older children would be of little benefit. † Full Story >>

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$45 million project approved to study the confinement of quarks

The strongest force in nature that we know about is the force holding together the parts of the proton and neutron, which are called quarks. This quark-binding force behaves very differently from other forces -- it doesn't weaken when the quarks get farther apart, and quarks can't be isolated. Understanding why this happens is the goal of a new $45 million project led by physicists from Indiana University Bloomington. The project leader, IU Physics Professor Alex Dzierba, described for a general audience what his team is undertaking in the 2004 Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture on April 12. † Full Story >>

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50th anniversary of Indiana University graduate James Watson's DNA discovery

Feb. 21 marks the 50th anniversary of the day biologists James Watson and Francis Crick realized that DNA was the genetic material of all living things on Earth. Their discovery ushered in the modern era of molecular biology, gene therapy and cloning. It also earned Watson and Crick a share of the 1962 Nobel Prize in physiology. † Full Story >>

Major technical advance in astronomy improves diagnosis of eye diseases

A major technical advance in astronomy is making it possible for scientists to see individual living cells of the human retina clearly for the first time. This will greatly improve doctors' ability to diagnose diseases of the retina such as glaucoma at an early stage, when treatment can prevent blindness. † Full Story >>

Twenty-seven faculty members receive Arts and Humanities grants

Twenty-seven IU faculty members from five different campuses have received research grants through the Arts and Humanities Initiative. This is the second year of a four-year $4 million program to encourage arts and humanities research, announced by IU President Myles Brand in 2000. † Full Story >>