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IU Bloomington names 2014-15 Academic Leadership Program fellows
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Four Indiana University Bloomington faculty members have been selected as 2014-15 fellows for the Academic Leadership Program, which helps develop leadership skills of professors who are strong candidates for pursuing careers in academic administration.

Indiana University mourns the passing of grad student and former rower Karlijn Keijzer
Friday, July 18, 2014
Karlijn Keijzer, a doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, was among the passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down Thursday, July 17, over Ukraine, leaving no survivors. Keijzer, 25, also had been a member of the women's rowing team during the 2011 season.

IU study links poor early language skills to later behavior and attention problems
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
A new Indiana University study has tracked the links between early language skills and subsequent behavior problems in young children. Poor language skills, the study suggests, limit the ability to control one's behavior, which in turn can lead to behavior problems such as ADHD and other disorders of inattention and hyperactivity.

IU biochemist's work leads to new company focusing on potential hepatitis B cure
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
An Indiana University biochemist's discovery of a class of anti-viral small molecules that target the function of a virus DNA hidden in the infected livers of hepatitis B patients may lead to a cure for this viral infection that kills more than 600,000 people annually.

IU2U program prepares international students for transition to IU Bloomington
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Indiana University Bloomington students, staff, faculty and administrators traveled to Beijing, China, this week to help new students become acclimated to the campus and community before they arrive in August.

Herb Terry receives IU Bloomington Distinguished Service Award
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Herb Terry, professor emeritus of telecommunications, has been awarded the Indiana University Bloomington Distinguished Service Award for the 2014-15 academic year. Terry retired in 2012 but was elected president of the Bloomington Faculty Council for 2013-14.

IU religious studies professor Michael Ing wins Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation grant
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Michael Ing, assistant professor of religious studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, was awarded a Junior Scholars Grant by The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Ing will receive $30,000 to study "Vulnerabilities of the Self in Early Confucianism."

Star Trak: July 2014
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
At the beginning of July the first planet to appear as the evening sky darkens will be Jupiter, lingering 5 degrees above the west-northwestern horizon a half hour after sunset.

IU experts discuss federal court rulings concerning same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Utah
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Indiana University experts in law and American public opinion comment on Wednesday's federal court rulings in support of same-sex marriage in Indiana and Utah.

The Media School debuts at IU Bloomington on July 1
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The century-old journalism program at Indiana University becomes part of the brand-new Media School on July 1, a move that will position it, along with other IU communications programs, at the forefront of 21st-century media education.

IU to collaborate with high school teachers on Writing and Reading Alignment Project
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded $286,662 to the Indiana University School of Education and the IU Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences for a program to help high school teachers better prepare students for college-level writing and reading.

Estate of former IU basketball player funds scholarships for athletics, overseas study
Thursday, June 05, 2014
IU Athletics and the College of Arts and Sciences will receive over $1.5 million from the estate of the late Harold J. Anderson. The gift will provide support for undergraduate students through the Anderson Athletic Scholarship and the Anderson Overseas Study Scholarship.

Star Trak: June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
A half hour after sunset June 1, Jupiter will stand out in the twilight low in the west-northwest. The bright planet will set almost three hours after the sun as the month begins but only about an hour after the sun by month's end.

IU Bloomington chemist named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
Friday, May 23, 2014
Sara E. Skrabalak, assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, is one of 15 U.S. scientists named a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar for 2014.

Indiana University researchers identify pattern of cognitive risks in some children with cochlear implants
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Children with profound deafness who receive a cochlear implant had as much as five times the risk of having delays in areas of working memory, controlled attention, planning and conceptual learning as children with normal hearing, according to Indiana University research published May 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery.