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Stereotypes lower math performance in women, but effects go unrecognized, IU study finds
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A new study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women's math performance -- but instead motivate them to perform better.

Indiana University Bloomington names Outstanding Junior Faculty
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Indiana University Bloomington faculty members in public affairs, music, psychology, informatics and physics have been named Outstanding Junior Faculty for the 2014-15 academic year.

EPA funds Indiana University research on environmentally friendly golf courses
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Indiana University students dug in the rough off the 16th green at a golf course, but they weren't searching for a lost ball. They were searching for a solution to a problem that confronts golf courses and their neighbors around the world: how to limit the run-off of chemical-laden storm water.

College Toolbox Project announces anti-stigma campaign competition
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Indiana University Bloomington students will have an opportunity to design campaigns against the stigma of mental illness and pitch their ideas to actress Glenn Close and executive director Pamela Harrington of the national organization Bring Change 2 Mind.

IU signs agreement with IESEG School of Management in France
Monday, March 23, 2015
Indiana University Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel has signed a preliminary agreement on behalf of IU's Kelley School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences with the IESEG School of Management in Paris, France.

Five from IU Bloomington, IUPUI receive prestigious research awards from NSF
Monday, March 23, 2015
Citing it as exemplary of Indiana University's ability to recruit and attract leading young scientists from around the world, Indiana University Vice President for Research Jorge Jose has recognized five IU investigators for receiving the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for junior faculty.

Robot model for infant learning shows bodily posture may affect memory and learning
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
An Indiana University cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge. The study offers a new approach to studying the way "objects of cognition," such as words or memories of physical objects, are tied to the position of the body.

Ugg entrepreneur Brian Smith to speak at IU's Whittenberger Auditorium
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Indiana University Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design will bring Ugg founder Brian Smith to Bloomington as a 2015 Bill Blass Design Seminar Lecturer.

IU research: Minority voters are not mobilized by the race of candidates
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Minority voters are more likely to vote when they compose the majority of their district, and they are generally not mobilized by the race or ethnicity of candidates, according to research by Bernard Fraga, assistant professor of political science at Indiana University Bloomington.

Traditional Arts Indiana thriving in new home at IU's Mathers Museum
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Traditional Arts Indiana -- the state's traditional arts program, housed at Indiana University Bloomington -- has officially moved from the College of Arts and Sciences to its new space in the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.

IU Bloomington panel featuring Jelani Cobb to discuss race, policing and justice
Thursday, March 12, 2015
A panel at Indiana University Bloomington featuring widely known historian and writer William Jelani Cobb will discuss issues involving race, discrimination and the series of 2014 police shootings that sparked "black lives matter" protests across the nation.

25 IU faculty from five campuses earn New Frontiers in Arts and Humanities grants
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
On the heels of President Michael A. McRobbie's announcement as part of Indiana University's Bicentennial Strategic Plan of continued funding for the New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program, Vice President for Research Jorge Jose has named 25 more faculty members to receive New Frontiers grants.

IU McNutt Lecture to focus on A. Philip Randolph and World War II
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Labor and civil-rights activist A. Philip Randolph will be the focus of the 27th annual Paul V. McNutt Lecture at Indiana University Bloomington: Historian Eric Arnesen will present the lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the University Club President's Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.

Sociologists: Public opinion data offers lessons on same-sex marriage
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Results of public opinion surveys undermine some of the primary arguments against legalizing same-sex marriage and provide support for legal challenges to marriage bans, according to research by sociologists at Indiana University and Columbia University.

New research finds queen bee microbiomes are starkly distinct from workers bees
Monday, March 09, 2015
An Indiana University researcher and collaborators have published the first comprehensive analysis of the gut bacteria found in queen bees.