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IU art professor selected for 'State of the Art' exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Indiana University professor Jawshing Arthur Liou is one of 102 artists selected for the ambitious "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now" exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Indiana University research: 'Just right' plant growth may make river deltas resilient
Monday, August 25, 2014
Research by Indiana University geologists Douglas A. Edmonds and William Nardin suggests that an intermediate amount of vegetation -- not too little and not too much -- is most effective at stabilizing freshwater river deltas.

Study: Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation
Thursday, August 21, 2014
A new study of American singles found that during sex with a familiar partner, men have the highest orgasm rates. For women, orgasm occurrence is less predictable, with lesbian women experiencing orgasm more often than heterosexual or bisexual women.

IU School of Global and International Studies appoints Russ Hanson as its first associate dean
Monday, August 18, 2014
Russ Hanson, a faculty member at Indiana University Bloomington since 1980 and chair of its political science department since 2009, will become the first associate dean of the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies.

IU sociologists discuss genes, love, ethnoburbs and immigration at national meeting
Monday, August 18, 2014
Indiana University researchers are participating in the American Sociological Association's annual meeting in San Francisco Aug. 16 to 19. The sampling of studies in this news release discuss "ethnoburbs," perceptions of love in relationships, hardships faced by temporary workers from Mexico, and the relationship between genes, the environment and substance abuse.

IU experts available to discuss Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Mo., and its aftermath
Friday, August 15, 2014
Today, police in Ferguson, Mo., announced the identity of the officer who shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, after nearly a week of protests and clashes between the police and residents and the media. Faculty experts at Indiana University offer their comments.

Academy Award winner Kevin Kline to receive honorary degree from IU; film series planned
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline will receive an honorary doctoral degree during his return to the Indiana University campus this fall. As part of his Sept. 15 visit, he is scheduled to speak at IU Auditorium and attend a special screening of "A Fish Called Wanda" at IU Cinema.

IU names Abegunde as first director of new Graduate Mentorship Center
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, the first person to receive a Ph.D. from IU's Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, will be the first director of the new Graduate Mentorship Center, said James Wimbush, Indiana University vice president for equity, diversity and multicultural affairs and dean for the University Graduate School.

IU experts available to discuss U.S. policy in Iraq and Islamic State's military offensive
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Airstrikes are continuing on Sunni militants known as the Islamic State to stop their advance on the Kurdish capital of Erbil as U.S. and other world leaders encourage change in Iraq's government. Faculty experts in the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies offer their comments.

'Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana' tells stories of people, changing times
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Just ahead of the upcoming bicentennial, Indiana University historian James H. Madison's "Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana" provides a fresh take on the familiar but sometimes surprising stories of the people who settled, built and continue to change the state.

IU professor emeritus honored with American Statistical Association's Wilks Award
Monday, August 04, 2014
Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Research Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Madan L. Puri has received one of the American Statistical Association's most prestigious honors, the Samuel S. Wilks Award.

Indiana University scholars awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded nearly $1 million to Indiana University scholars for projects focusing on the writings of European figures of the 13th and 14th centuries and the study of American Plains Indians and Muslim American identities.

Indiana University chemists demonstrate 'bricks-and-mortar' assembly of new molecular structures
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have described the self-assembly of large, symmetrical molecules in bricks-and-mortar fashion, a development with potential value for the field of organic electronic devices such as field-effect transistors and photovoltaic cells.

Star Trak: August 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which will peak the night of Aug. 12-13, is one of the most popular every year because it happens on warm summer nights, perfect for gazing at the starry sky.

IU Bloomington announces series of events commemorating 100th anniversary of start of World War I
Monday, July 28, 2014
On a day that marks the 100th anniversary of the inception of World War I, Indiana University is announcing a series of events for the 2014-15 academic year on the Bloomington campus that will commemorate the impact, importance and legacy of one of the deadliest conflicts in history that fundamentally changed the world.