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May 16, 2003

The spy who came in from the cold war
Bond, James Bond, that is, will be the focus of an academic conference this month in Bloomington, 50 years after novelist Ian Fleming first introduced the suave cultural icon. (Note to secret agents: the Q’s speedboat will be on display, in addition to an exhibit of Fleming letters and manuscripts housed at IU’s Lilly Library.)

An historic expedition
U.S. President Thomas Jefferson directed William Clark and Meriwether Lewis to “learn all you can” on their mission to chart the lands and waterways linking the Missouri River to that distant place Jefferson called the “Western Ocean.” At IU Southeast, not far from the Falls of the Ohio, students and faculty are learning all they can as they complete projects related to the expedition’s bicentennial.

A fantastic voyage
In the 1966 sci-fi thriller Fantastic Voyage, a medical team is shrunk to the size of a miniscule submarine, which is then injected into the veins of a man needing brain surgery. But that’s sci-fi, and this is reality: IU gastroenterologists have begun to use a diagnostic procedure called capsule endoscopy. The patient swallows a capsule containing a mini cam, battery, light source and transmitter. Not to worry, it’s no bigger than your multi-vitamin.

Making waves
James “Doc” Counsilman was the quintessential coach, serving as IUB men’s swimming coach from 1957-1990, coaching two U.S. men’s Olympic teams that won a combined 21 of 24 gold medals and then made waves of his own, becoming the oldest person to swim the English Channel. WTIU has produced a new documentary.

Marilyn Whitesell (center), a professor of fine arts at IU Southeast, and students Malissa Calhoun of Salem (far left) and Troy Winnebrenner of Louisville (far right) have been on a Voyage of Discovery of their own, using modern technology to research and to produce life-size depictions of those who completed the Voyage of Discovery 200 years ago. Article

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Show me the money
IU’s stewardship of its funding structure drives both the immediate and long-term success of the university—its faculty, staff and students—as well as the future well-being of the Hoosier state. Read about IU’s evolving Commitment to Excellence program, how tuition and new-student fees will be utilized, and the university’s continuing engagement with the state’s health and life sciences industry.

Trustees approve 4 percent increase in tuition

Information about IU’s ‘new-student fee’

IU, Purdue to invest $5 million each in Indiana Future Fund

Trustees discuss Commitment to Excellence fund use

Legislators’ appropriations to IU will advance life sciences throughout the state of Indiana

Fort Wayne Center receives state support for medical education

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Publication Date: May 16, 2003
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