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Indiana University students awarded grants for sustainability research
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Indiana University Office of Sustainability has announced the recipients of Student Sustainability Research Development Grants for the 2015-16 academic year. Eleven IU Bloomington students or student teams received awards between $1,800 and $8,200.

IU Writers' Conference marks 75 years with workshops, classes and free public readings
Friday, May 22, 2015
The Indiana University Writers' Conference conference will begin May 30 and continue through June 3. Attendees are writers of all levels. Writers' Conference faculty are prominent authors who lead workshops in fiction, poetry and various prose narrative styles. Registration is open and spaces are available. Several free readings are open to the public.

Study: Negative findings for children of gay parents don't hold up to scrutiny
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A 2012 study by a University of Texas sociologist has been widely cited to argue that lesbians and gay men don't make good parents. Now researchers at Indiana University and the University of Connecticut have reanalyzed the same data and reached a very different conclusion.

Book from Indiana University experts explores the continuing importance of the Snowden leaks
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A new book edited by Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor David Fidler focuses on the historic nature and continuing significance of Edward Snowden's disclosures. "The Snowden Reader" examines the political, legal, policy and ethical implications of the Snowden affair.

IU Bloomington's Summer Festival of the Arts showcases new, classic cultural offerings through August
Monday, May 11, 2015
Indiana University Bloomington kicks off the fifth Summer Festival of the Arts with an array of exhibits highlighted by the 2015 Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show at the Grunwald Gallery of Art.

IU Media School's Department of Journalism earns reaccreditation
Monday, May 11, 2015
The Department of Journalism at Indiana University's Media School has been reaccredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Long-term study on ticks reveals shifting migration patterns, disease risks
Monday, May 11, 2015
Over nearly 15 years spent studying ticks, Indiana University researchers have seen evidence for changes in the migration patterns and disease risks from the parasites.

IU Bloomington names Sonneborn Award recipient, Provost Professors
Friday, May 08, 2015
Indiana University education professor Don Hossler will receive the 2015 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award. Also, three faculty members have been selected as Provost Professors: Randall Beer, Kari Ellen Gade and Stephanie A. Sanders.

IU Media School sending five students to national finals of Hearst Journalism Awards Program
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Indiana University finished first overall in the annual Intercollegiate Writing Competition of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program and will send an unprecedented five students from The Media School to the individual National Writing Championships in June, the organization has announced.

Two IU scientists elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Two Indiana University scientists have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology.

IU researcher looks to Internet as new frontier in collecting data on the mind
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Indiana University graduate student Josh de Leeuw is the creator of jsPsych, a free open-source software platform that employs a common Web technology to conduct psychology experiments over the Internet.

IU postpartum study: Hormone increases brain's reward response in women viewing crying infants
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Indiana University researchers studying postpartum depression have found that the hormone oxytocin increased activation in a reward-sensitive area of the brain when women viewed images of crying infants, but not when they viewed images of smiling ones.

Star Trak: May 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
As evening twilight fades during May, bright yellow Saturn will appear low in the southeastern sky. It will be highest in the south around 2:30 a.m. local daylight time on May 1 and two hours earlier by month's end.

IU Provost Professor Jerome Busemeyer receives top award in experimental psychology
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Indiana University's Jerome Busemeyer has been named the winner of the 2015 Howard Crosby Warren Medal from the Society for Experimental Psychologists for his lifelong contributions in psychological science.

IU Bloomington geologist named 2015-16 Jefferson Science Fellow
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Michael Hamburger will spend the academic year in Washington, D.C., working on science policy issues with the U.S. State Department or the U.S. Agency for International Development.