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Indiana University researchers find Earth may be home to 1 trillion species
Monday, May 02, 2016
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to a study from biologists at Indiana University. The estimate, based on the intersection of large datasets and universal scaling laws, was published May 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Star Trak: May 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Mars will have its best opposition in more than a decade in May. The red-orange planet will rise two hours after sunset at the beginning of the month, shining highest at 2:30 a.m. EDT in the constellation Scorpius.

IU study finds infant attention span suffers when parents' eyes wander during playtime
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Caregivers whose eyes wander during playtime -- due to distractions such as smartphones or other technology, for example -- may raise children with shorter attention spans, according to a new study from psychologists at Indiana University.

Three IU Bloomington undergraduates named Goldwater Scholars
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Indiana University Bloomington students Taylor Ball, Hannah Busey and Michael Peters have been named 2016-17 Goldwater Scholars, a designation that recognizes outstanding college sophomores and juniors who have shown great promise in math, science or engineering.

IU Chancellor's Professor Robert Goldstone named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Robert L. Goldstone is a Chancellor's Professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and a past director of the IU Cognitive Science Program.

Indiana University professor presents groundbreaking 'King Lear' in original pronunciation
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Murray McGibbon will present the first Original Pronunciation performance of "King Lear" since the 17th century. The "New Frontiers Special Production: The King Lear Project" will be staged May 5-8 at the Wells-Metz Theatre at Indiana University Bloomington. The production's timing coincides with commencement weekend.

Indiana University hydrologist receives NSF grant to develop aquatic habitat data set
Monday, April 18, 2016
Indiana University Bloomington hydrologist Darren Ficklin has been awarded a $623,272 as part of a collaborative project to develop a massive data set detailing conditions in streams and rivers in the United States and Canada.

Huntington's disease pioneer to deliver inaugural Hermann J. Muller Award lecture at IU
Monday, April 18, 2016
Nancy Wexler, whose research led to the identification of the Huntington's disease gene, will speak at Indiana University as the inaugural recipient of the Hermann J. Muller Award for Contributions to Our Understanding of Genes and Society.

New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grants go to 39 IU faculty
Monday, April 18, 2016
As one of the country's largest internally funded university arts and humanities grant programs, New Frontiers has awarded more than $10 million to 483 faculty members since the first awards were distributed in 2005.

IU School of Art and Design names inaugural dean, Peg Faimon of Miami University
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Faimon said that being in a school within the College of Arts and Sciences offers a great opportunity to connect art and design studies to IU's longstanding liberal arts tradition.

Grand Challenge finalists to make public presentations at IU Bloomington, IUPUI
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Indiana University will host public events in Indianapolis and Bloomington recognizing the five research teams submitting final proposals in the inaugural year of the university's $300 million Grand Challenges Program.

George Kennan, emotion and the Cold War examined in Journal of American History
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Frank Costigliola argues that George Kennan, a primary architect of policy toward the USSR, was driven by complex feelings and a deep attachment to Russia through his long career as a diplomat and historian.

Studio in IU's Media School to be named for former broadcaster Ken Beckley and his wife, Audrey
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The Media School at Indiana University has received a gift alumni Ken and Audrey Beckley to support the new television studio in renovated Franklin Hall, which will become the school's home this summer.

IU Bloomington students to be recognized for scholarship, achievement at annual Honors Convocation
Friday, April 08, 2016
Indiana University Bloomington students who have earned academic honors will be recognized April 10 at the annual Honors Convocation, starting at 2 p.m. in the IU Auditorium. President Michael A. McRobbie will preside and will present an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to IU alumnus Jonathan Banks.

IU biologist Armin Moczek recieves $1.25 million to co-lead study on evolutionary development
Thursday, April 07, 2016
An Indiana University biologist is part of the world's largest coordinated project on the study of evolutionary biology as the recipient of $1.25 million from a foundation promoting the advancement of science and philosophy.