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International map makers create maps of scientific data

Map makers around the world have created maps to analyze everything from character interactions in “Lord of the Rings” to the history of science fiction for an IU School of Informatics project called “Places and Spaces: Mapping Science.”


Software developers receive $4 million for cancer research

IU’s National Center for Genome Analysis Support received a $4 million RNA research grant for software development. The software, called Trinity, processes the measurements of different types of gene levels.



IU optometry school granted annual $14,000 endowment

The IU School of Optometry will be the recipient of an annual $14,000 endowment from the recently dissolved Saving Sight Indiana, a vision welfare organization formerly known as Prevent Blindness Indiana.


High school travel program expands

Two new sites have been added to the IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages, giving high school students a chance to study abroad through IU.


Stetkevych to leave IU NELC department

Come spring semester, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures will lose its only professor of classical Arabic literature, Professor Suzanne Stetkevych.


Professor earns scholar position

Professor Alexander Rabinowitch was recently elected as an affiliate research scholar of the Russian Academy of Sciences St. Petersburg Institute of History, one of the highest honors Rabinowitch could receive within his field of Russian Revolution history.


Faculty caucus organizes anti-censorship read-in

The IU Progressive Faculty and Staff Caucus organized a read-in Tuesday to protest the Former Gov. Mitch Daniels’ attempted censorship of late historian Howard Zinn’s work.



Don Garvin combines glass with a ring seal on the lathe Wednesday at the Chemistry Building. Garvin uses Pyrex glass and sometimes quartz glass.

Glassblower crafts science instruments

Garvin is the only scientific glassblower serving IU and its satellite campuses. He has spent the last 27 years working with graduate students and researchers in the chemistry, biology, geology and psychology departments.


National Public Radio's Moira Gunn speaks during the launch for the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology on Monday at the IU Auditorium.

NPR host speaks on women in technology fields

Moira Gunn, National Public Radio host, delivered the keynote address at the official launch of the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology on Monday in the IU Auditorium.


Science departments give open houses

The astronomy, chemistry, geological sciences, mathematics and physics departments invite students and faculty to experience hands-on presentations Saturday.


Institute director to retire this year

IU-Purdue University Indianapolis professor John Krauss will be leaving his position as a professor and director of the IU Public Policy Institute on the Indianapolis campus.



Professor to serve on foreign board

Israel Herrera-Cárdenas-Cárdenas, a lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, was recently elected to the Board of the European Association of Teachers of Spanish.


Study to analyze smoking among pregnant women

The IU School of Public Health has received a $900,000 grant from the Indiana State Department of Health in order to conduct a study to help pregnant women in Indiana quit smoking.


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