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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 10, 2007


IU presidential inauguration set for Oct. 18
New Data Center secures IU's IT future
IU research labs receive $1.69 million to develop scientific research gateway
Rabinowitch and Valdman awarded Mellon Fellowships
Kelley School Business Outlook Panel to provide 2008 forecast
Seminar series examines science and technology in the Pacific Century
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU presidential inauguration set for Oct. 18 -- In a ceremony that marks a seminal event in the life of a university, Michael A. McRobbie will be inaugurated as the 18th president of Indiana University on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in the IU Auditorium on the Bloomington campus. The ceremony will feature the pageantry of a robed academic procession -- the tradition of which dates back to medieval times -- and a keynote speech in which the new president will share his vision for the university and its future. Read the full story.

New Data Center secures IU's IT future -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for a long-anticipated new Data Center on Friday (Oct. 12) from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the center, northeast of the intersection of East 10th Street and the Ind. 45/46 Bypass. The new Data Center, which will encompass 82,700 gross square feet, will contain IU's supercomputer, constantly expanding information technology infrastructure and mission-critical systems and protect them -- not only from electrical damage, power outages and malicious damage, but also from brute-force disasters like tornadoes and storms. Read the full story.

IU research labs receive $1.69 million to develop scientific research gateway -- In an ever-changing digital research environment, scientists everywhere need better access to some of the world's most advanced supercomputers and large scientific data storage facilities to run computational experiments more efficiently. To make that happen, scientists need more user-friendly software tools. This is how researchers from Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Labs and School of Informatics describe the goal of a new project titled "Open Grid Computing Environments (OGCE) Software for Science Gateways." The project has been awarded a grant totaling more than $1.69 million from the National Science Foundation. Read the full story.

Rabinowitch and Valdman awarded Mellon Fellowships -- IU Bloomington professors Alexander Rabinowitch and Albert Valdman may be retired, but they are hardly resting on their laurels. Rabinowitch, professor emeritus of history, and Valdman, Rudy Professor emeritus of French and Italian, have been named recipients of highly selective Andrew W. Mellon Emeritus Fellowships for 2007-08. The Mellon Foundation's Emeritus Fellowships program was inaugurated in 2003 to support "officially retired" faculty who are still active and productive in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Read the full story.

Kelley School Business Outlook Panel to provide 2008 forecast -- A meltdown in the housing and mortgage markets has shaken Wall Street and small investors alike. Record heating prices are expected this winter. Consumer confidence is at a two-year low. Top retailers are revising their sales estimates. Questions persist about a recession. What's next? Indiana University's Kelley School of Business will present its national, state and local economic forecasts for 2008, beginning with a presentation Nov. 1 in Indianapolis, followed by similar events in 10 other cities across the state. Read the full story.

Seminar series examines science and technology in the Pacific Century -- There is a fundamental shift under way this century as to where much of the world's basic research, development and education in science and technology is being conducted, according to David Hakken, professor of informatics in the Indiana University School of Informatics. He believes it is critically important to come to a better understanding of how scientific practice will be affected by this shift, and is working with others to organize a series of seminars to address the issue. Read the full story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Monday, Oct. 8:

Men's Golf: Entering the final round in seventh place, the 22nd-ranked Indiana men's golf team stormed up the leaderboard with the lowest round in the 13-team Windon Memorial Classic to finish in third place. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Tuesday, Oct. 9:

Women's Golf: The Indiana University women's golf team posted its fourth-straight top-five finish, coming in third at the Johnie Imes Invitational at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo. Read the tournament notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 10:

Men's Soccer: Louisville, 7 p.m., Louisville, Ky.


IU in the news

IU study looks at impact of Bt corn on aquatic ecosystems
Brownfield, Oct. 9 -- A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Acadamies of Sciences indicates Bt corn could harm aquatic ecosystems. The two year study conducted by Todd Royer, an assistant professor in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (IU SPEA) says pollen and other parts of the plant from Bt corn has the potential to harm aquatic ecosystems if washed into streams. But Royer tells Brownfield the study does not suggest farmers should stop using the technology. Read the full story.

Expect economic malaise, IU forecaster says
Indiana Business Journal, Oct. 8 -- A group of Indiana University economists who forecast the state's economy say they've become more pessimistic than they were in August, when they issued their most recent quarterly forecast. Woes in the nation's housing market will cut growth and incomes the rest of this year and possibly into 2008, said one of the economists, Bill Witte. "There will be some growth, but it certainly won't be very good," Witte said. "And that's the upside." Read the full story.

Princeton Review ranks IU business school high
Indiana Business Journal, Oct. 9 -- Indiana University's business school placed No. 1 in this year's Princeton Review of business schools based on best classroom experience. The core curriculum is frustrating, challenging and fun-all at the same time, students said, and the faculty teach well despite their backgrounds in research. Read the full story.

André Watts, Sylvia McNair Among Performers During Indiana University's 'Celebrate IU' Week
Playbill Arts, Oct. 9 -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host over 30 performances as part of "Celebrate IU" week, a university-wide series of special events from October 13-21 centered on the inauguration of a president and the opening of a new life sciences facility. Most concerts are free. Among those performing are soprano Sylvia McNair, pianist André Watts, the IU Jazz Band led by composer David N. Baker, the IU Philharmonic led by Dave Effron, and several students. Read the full story.


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