February 28, 2003
The double helix and the human genome
Fifty years ago today, Francis Crick walked
into the Eagle Pub in Cambridge, England, and announced that he
and his colleague, IU alumnus James Watson, had figured out the
double-helical structure of the DNA molecule. On April 25, 1953,
Watson’s and Crick’s discovery was published in Nature magazine;
that 50th anniversary will be observed nationally as DNA Day. April
also will mark the completion of one of the most important scientific
projects in history: the sequencing of the human genome.
Planning for college, finding the right
WTIU is set to debut Ten Steps to College
with the Greenes next week, starring the father-and-son advice
gurus of college admissions, Howard and Matthew Greene. IU’s Steve
Krahnke produced the television special, which draws heavily on
the counsel of admissions officers across the country. The show
will air nationally on PBS stations beginning this summer.
At IUPUI, its the grounds crew of Campus Facility Services.
At IUB, its the Campus Division of the Physical Plant. The
snow removal department at the Fort Wayne campus clears 43 acres
of campus parking lots, sidewalks and roadways every time the white
stuff comes down. Multiply that by eight campuses and multiple storms:
any way you salt it, its been a tough winter. And IUs
institutional "snowmen" (and women) have proved by their
service this wintry season that it does, indeed, "take a village."
IU files amicus brief in support of
University of Michigan
An amicus brief has been filed with the
U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Michigan’s affirmative
action admissions policy case Grutter v. Bollinger.
How do ordinary men become
purveyors of evil?
Holocaust scholar Christopher Browning
is serving as the Class of 1943 Wells Professor at IUB. He is the
author of Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the
Final Solution in Poland and will be speaking on the Bloomington
campus next week.
Founders Day at IU March 9
IU’s endowment rises to ninth among public universities
Information policy, citizen privacy and ‘national insecurity’
IU Bloomington Chancellor Sharon Brehm (left) accepted the 2003
Theodore M. Hesburgh Award on behalf of the campus Scholarship
of Teaching and Learning program at the annual meeting of the American
Council on Education in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17. Making the presentation
was Diane Oakley, vice president of special consulting services
for TIAA-CREF, which sponsors the award to recognize the most effective
faculty development program for enhancement of undergraduate teaching
in the nation.