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World-renowned expert on battle between viruses and cells to visit IU
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
A world-renowned virologist will visit Indiana University to discuss her role in the fight against the virus that causes gastroenteritis.

Science historian Oreskes to participate in IU panel on climate change
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Indiana University's Integrated Program in the Environment and the School of Public and Environment Affairs will host a panel discussion featuring Harvard science historian and IU Patten lecturer Naomi Oreskes.

Faculty, students at IU Bloomington receive international research and teaching grants
Monday, March 02, 2015
IU assistant professor Roberta Pergher's research on World War I will be supported by a 2014-15 Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration award. The Mellon awards, totaling more than $300,000, have been given to 14 faculty and seven graduate students at IU Bloomington.

IU Bloomington announces inaugural visiting fellow in creative arts
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Kate Lilley, award-winning poet and English professor from the University of Sydney, will bring her gifts to Indiana University Bloomington as the inaugural fellow in a new collaboration. Lilley is the first recipient of the United States Studies Centre–Indiana University Creative Arts Fellowship.

Star Trak: March 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Brilliant white Jupiter will dominate the eastern sky after sunset in March, lying among the stars of the faint constellation Cancer the Crab. By month's end it will be 5 degrees east of Cancer's finest sight, the Beehive star cluster.

Indiana University geochemists model underground movement of stored carbon dioxide
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Computer modeling by geochemists at Indiana University and colleagues in China and Sweden takes scientists several steps closer to understanding what happens when greenhouse gases are injected deep underground in a process called carbon capture and storage.

IU scientist part of international team launching fossil database
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
A groundbreaking resource for scientists launched today to provide the best available data about when groups of plants or animals first evolved -- important information for research on topics such as human origins, genomes and the evolution of HIV strains.

IU Media School announces new degrees, including one in game design
Monday, February 23, 2015
Indiana University's new Media School took a major step Friday when the IU Board of Trustees approved new undergraduate degrees in media and game design.

Indiana University names six distinguished professors
Friday, February 20, 2015
Six Indiana University researchers and scholars have been promoted to distinguished professor, the highest academic rank the university can bestow upon its faculty.

IU Bee rescheduled due to expected inclement weather
Friday, February 20, 2015
The Indiana University School of Education and IU Journalism announced that the IU Bee has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 28, due to expected inclement weather.

IU Journalism and School of Education to host Scripps Regional Spelling Bee
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Indiana University School of Education and IU Journalism are co-sponsors of the IU Bee on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington. The competition will serve as the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for Monroe and four other south-central Indiana counties: Brown, Greene, Morgan and Owen.

IU professor honored by Iran's president for her scholarly book on new understanding of jihad
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Indiana University professor Asma Afsaruddin has just returned from Iran, where she was presented one of the country's top awards by its president, Hassan Rouhani.

IU College of Arts and Sciences names its 2015 alumni and faculty honorees
Monday, February 16, 2015
A highly decorated Army general, a historic preservationist, an oil company founder who explores the ocean depths and a visionary leader in the entertainment industry are among the 2015 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards presented by the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences.

Indiana University mathematician named American Mathematical Society Fellow
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Michael Mandell, a professor of mathematics at Indiana University Bloomington, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

NIH awards IU team $3.3 million in fight against antibiotic resistance
Monday, February 09, 2015
The alarming increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses health and economic threats worldwide, with more than 2 million Americans infected by the bacteria each year. Now, a team of Indiana University chemists and biologists has been awarded $3.3 million to develop and use a chemical tagging method to better understand how bacteria build their cell wall, which is still the best target for new antibiotics.