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Collins Living and Learning Center resident Arwa Merriman enjoys a golden autumn afternoon on the front steps of her Bloomington dorm. At left, a jack-o’-lantern beams its collegial affections, if not its colors. A new set of smiling faces will appear on campus Nov. 7-9: that’s Parents Weekend, and faculty and staff will be involved in the welcome in a variety of ways. Get the scoop at this Web site

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Administrative officials on the IU Bloomington campus are creating Emeriti House, which is scheduled to open this coming spring. Located at the corner of Hawthorne Street and Atwater Avenue, Emeriti House will offer office and meeting space for IU’s emeriti professors to continue their valuable contributions to the university.
Five IU Bloomington faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Fellowship in the association is considered a high honor by both American and international scientists. Those elected are: anthropologists Kathy Schick and Nicholas Toth; biologists Mark Estelle and Loren Rieseberg; and physchologist William Timberlake.
Inspired by blues music, musicians and writers, 32-year-old Kevin Young, the Ruth Lilly Professor of poetry at IU Bloomington, has written a book of love poetry—Jelly Roll: A Blues—that has been nominated as a finalist for the National Book Award.
With plenty of questions to answer about the economic future of the state and the nation, IU’s Business Outlook Panel begins its statewide tour.

Today’s feature
IU scientists’ habitat studies present prognosis of Hoosier ecosystems
Whether through restoration efforts or policy-making, faculty from various IU campuses are among those working to preserve natural resources for future generations.