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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

Poynter Center's Teaching Research Ethics Workshop in May at IUB

IU Kokomo to host arts, crafts show Nov. 3

Tribal culture through storytelling event at IU East Nov. 5

'Witches 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 corner.

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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 segment.
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'Crossing Boundaries'
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.

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