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Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences announces $4.46 million gift
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences announced today a gift of over $4.46 million from alumnus Lawrence M. Blatt, a pioneering virologist and the founder of Alios BioPharma Inc. The gift will provide funding for an array of new and ongoing endowments.

IU Media School honors six with Distinguished Alumni Award in Journalism
Monday, July 20, 2015
Award-winning news reporters, producers, photographers and educators are among this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award in Journalism, presented by the Indiana University Media School.

Two NIH grants support IU psychologist's effort to improve community mental health care
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Indiana University clinical psychologist Cara Lewis will tackle two major issues in the effort to bring evidence-based mental health treatment into community mental health centers. Together, they take on a common challenge: How to move scientific findings off the shelf and into the communities they are designed to serve.

IU Media School students find that barriers remain to accessing public information electronically
Monday, July 13, 2015
The students found that more than half of Indiana county agencies surveyed failed to comply with basic requests required by Indiana's Access to Public Records Act.

NIH awards Indiana University $900,000 to study link between body temperature and autism
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
A $900,000 grant to Indiana University from the National Institutes of Health's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development will fund one of the first basic science investigations into potential connections between fever and the relief of some symptoms of autism.

Star Trak; July 2015
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
If you have a clear sky to the west the evening of July 1, you will notice Venus and Jupiter. The brilliant planets will be side by side 8 degrees to the lower right (north) of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion.

Study finds males may contribute to offspring's mental development before pregnancy
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
A new study from Indiana University is the first to show that pheromone exposure exerts an influence across generations in mammals.

Anna Williams named Indiana University student trustee, Phil Eskew re-elected to board by alumni
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Anna M. Williams, an IU Bloomington graduate student from Indianapolis, has been appointed student trustee for Indiana University. Philip N. Eskew Jr., a retired physician from North Webster, Ind., has been elected to a fourth term as IU alumni trustee.

IU president participates in U.S. state visit by Brazil President Dilma Rousseff
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie attended a U.S. State Department luncheon for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, the first woman to lead the South American nation of more than 200 million.

Special issue of Journal of American History explores the 'carceral state'
Monday, June 29, 2015
The United States has more than 2 million people in prisons and jails and another 7.2 million on probation, parole or under deportation orders. In a new special issue of the Journal of American History, historians explore the forces that led to mass incarceration and its implications.

The fear you experience playing video games is real, and you enjoy it, IU study finds
Monday, June 29, 2015
With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and in new ways, according to new research by faculty in Indiana University's Media School. And many game players enjoy the fear.

Indiana University experts available to discuss Iran nuclear talks
Friday, June 26, 2015
With a self-imposed nuclear deal with Iran approaching Tuesday, former advisers and some in Congress have raised concerns about the pending accord, at the same time when harsh words from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei seemed to pressure Iran's negotiators.

Two IU Media School professors to be inducted into Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Professor emeritus Cleve Wilhoit and professor of practice Tom French are among seven journalists selected as part of the 2015 class of inductees.

Center for Documentary Research and Practice approved for The Media School at Indiana University
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The new center will host renowned filmmakers visiting the Bloomington campus and bring together scholars and artists from across the university who will work on an array of nonfiction media projects.

IU biologists find mistletoe species lacks genes found in all other complex organisms
Monday, June 22, 2015
The discovery was made during an analysis of a species of mistletoe whose apparent ability to survive without key genes involved in energy production could make it one of the most unusual plants on Earth.