October 26, 2001
'Dawn of the genetic century'
Eric Meslin, director of IU's new Center
for Bioethics, discusses the importance of protecting human subjects
in research and recalls studies from the 20th century in which patients'
safety was seriously jeopardized or devoid of ethical consideration.
He also writes about the "dawn of the genetic century" in
the fall issue of Indiana Medicine.
Trustee president nominated to U.N. ambassadorship
President George W. Bush will nominate James T. Morris to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies on Food and Agriculture Organizations. The agencies take a lead role in addressing international issues of agriculture, nutrition and food supply.
One trillion calculations per second
That's what IU's newly acquired IBM SP teraflop supercomputer is capable of doing. And it will support a broad range of research areas while serving as a backbone for a planned genomics research collaboration between IBM and IU. The new addition triples the university's previous supercomputing capacity and is the nation's largest university-owned supercomputer.
IU sets all-time record for private-sector contributions
Greeks and Romans knew how to spin a ghostly tale
Buzzard's Breath Chili and Corncob Jelly
COAS institute deadlines next month for IUB faculty
Teaching Research Ethics Workshop in May at IUB
Kokomo to host arts, crafts show Nov. 3
culture through storytelling event at IU East Nov. 5
of Eastwick' creator at IPFW next month
Photo by Paul Martens
The "cheerleader" above is IU Bloomington Chancellor Sharon
Brehm, who served as the grand marshal of the homecoming parade and
took part in a pep rally Oct. 12 at the Sample Gates in Bloomington.
For an IUB homecoming parade slide show and photos of Brehm's Oct.
10 installation, see today's Photographer's
Spirit and place
Why do bad things happen
to good people?
Rabbi Harold Kushner posed that
question 20 years ago in a book that helped countless individuals
deal with loss and bereavement. He and Kathleen Gilbert,
an IU professor of family studies, discuss the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks and explore themes in Kushner's new best-seller,
Living a Life That Matters, in today's audiostream
Rabbi Kushner will be one of many
notables appearing at the sixth annual Spirit & Place Civic
Festival Nov. 2-13 in Indianapolis. Sponsored through the
IUPUI School of Liberal Arts' Polis Center, the event features
nearly 100 events and programs for all ages that will explore
issues related to "crossing the boundaries"of
language, race, geography, the arts and faith.