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Indiana University investing $7 million for new complexity institute
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Indiana University has announced the establishment of the Indiana University Network Science Institute, or IUNI. The $7 million initiative will bring together many of the university's top minds to explore and embrace the challenge of understanding complex networks that underlie large-scale systems.

IU study of brain networks in marijuana users receives a $275,000 NIH grant
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Researchers in the Indiana University Bloomington Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences were awarded a $275,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of marijuana on brain connectivity in both current and former users.

Largest Chinese language education association to convene at IU Bloomington
Monday, October 20, 2014
The Indiana University School of Global and International Studies is hosting an international meeting of the largest professional organization dedicated to the study of Chinese language, culture and pedagogy.

Faculty members Kuh and Shiffrin awarded IU President's Medal for Excellence
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has presented the President's Medal for Excellence to two highly distinguished IU faculty members, George Kuh and Richard Shiffrin.

IU-led team of biologists earns one of 12 biodiversity grants awarded by NSF
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Indiana University Bloomington biologists who specialize in the ecology and evolution of microbes have been named one of 12 teams in the nation to receive funding from the National Science Foundation's Dimensions of Biodiversity Program.

IU School of Global and International Studies announces associate and assistant deans
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Indiana University School of Global and International Studies has announced the appointment of the first associate dean for academic affairs, assistant dean for strategic collaborations and director of administration.

Hollywood producer Michael Uslan to join Indiana University's Media School as a professor of practice
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Michael Uslan, an Indiana University alumnus who has become one of Hollywood's most accomplished movie producers, will join the IU Media School as a professor of practice beginning in spring 2015.

'Breaking Bad' actor Jonathan Banks to visit IU during homecoming week
Monday, October 13, 2014
Actor Jonathan Banks will return to the Indiana University Bloomington campus this week. He is scheduled to speak at IU Cinema on Monday, Oct. 20 about his long film and television career.

IU to inaugurate Media School and dedicate Ernie Pyle sculpture
Monday, October 13, 2014
Indiana University will inaugurate its newest school at the Bloomington campus, the Media School, with a celebration and the dedication of a new sculpture depicting alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ernie Pyle on Friday, Oct. 17.

Holland Lecture hosts scientist studying gene inactivated in virtually every cancer
Monday, October 13, 2014
A leading cancer researcher whose work focuses on how the tumor-suppressing protein p53 networks with other genes to control cell behavior will present the 15th James P. Holland Memorial Lecture at Indiana University Bloomington on Oct. 20.

Gill Symposium honors two neuroscientists for work on the brain's role in regulating metabolism
Friday, October 10, 2014
Neuroscientists from the Technische Universität München in Germany and the the Janelia Farm Research Campus at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Virginia will be honored at IU Bloomington during the annual symposium of the Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Science. The focus of this year's symposium is the role of the brain and central nervous system in eating behaviors, obesity, innate behaviors, and metabolic disorders such as diabetes.

IU College of Arts and Sciences launches inaugural community Science Fest
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Over 1,200 people attended last year's science open houses with five departments mixing, melting, launching and making things scientifically relevant. This year, the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences has upped the ante with 11 science units on board for the inaugural IU Science Fest.

Once on chopping block, Griffy preserve a 'crown jewel' of IU Integrated Program in the Environment
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Thanks to the foresight of some IU scientists, Indiana University's Griffy Woods Research and Teaching Preserve is home to the first of IU's Big Ten-leading inventory of LEED Certified buildings and has evolved into a key component of an IU initiative to integrate environmental sciences and studies across campus.

Star Trak: October 2014
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
The highlight of October for North American observers will be two eclipses, one of the moon and one of the sun. The lunar eclipse will be Oct. 8 and the solar eclipse Oct. 23.

IU study of new cognitive treatments for alcoholism receives $2.3 million NIH grant
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Indiana University Bloomington clinical psychologist Peter Finn has received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of cognitive training techniques to reduce risky or impulsive decision-making in those with early-onset alcoholism and a history of impulsive, antisocial behavior.