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A 7-foot limestone sculpture of the Human Brain stands outside of the Psychology building. This 10,000 lb sculpture is the largest anatomically accurate brain sculpture in the world.

Brain sculpture on campus largest in world

The largest anatomically correct sculpture of the human brain now stands on the corner of 10th and North Walnut Grove streets. The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences unveiled the brain sculpture as part of the department’s 125th anniversary celebration.

Optometry study may assist low vision eye patients

Moving images are more easily perceived by the eye than static images, according to a recent IU study. The study showed motion-generated images help improve image identification for people with low vision.

Global changes prompt shift in European studies

The West European Studies Center was renamed the Institute for European Studies to fit its new agenda of providing a wider array of studies that encompass all regions of Europe.

Psych department to celebrate 125th anniversary

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences will celebrate its 125th year anniversary Oct. 11. The celebration will include lectures, career luncheons and the unveiling of a 10,000-pound  limestone sculpture of a human brain near the entrance to the Psychology Building.

Research tower granted funding

Environmental research in Morgan Monroe State Forest will continue through August 2015 thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Energy.

Professor discusses dynamics of attraction and lust

Lust, romantic attraction and attachment are the recipe for love, said Helen Fisher, research professor of anthropology at Rutgers University.
She discussed the dynamics in a lecture Tuesday night at the Whittenburger Auditorium as part of the  Themester 2013 lecture series titled “Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World.”

SoIC, library science merger celebrated

The SoIC is one of the broadest and most extensive informatics and computing programs in the country, IU President Michael McRobbie said in his opening remarks at Friday’s ceremony.

Video game program gives students hands-on skills

Once only a graduate program, game design is now a track within the Department of Telecommunications in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The coursework has evolved to provide students with hands-on experience in marketable skills, such as 3D modeling.

IU studies find breakthrough diabetes link

A psoriasis drug taken off the market in 2011 has been found to decrease negative effects of Type 1 diabetes.

Researchers at IU School of Medicine recently published a report on the interaction between the drug and the disease, and patients are all expected to have completed the study by next spring.

IU faculty uses puppets to study child development

IU faculty members are using puppets to study the way elementary students think. For the students, the wireless honeybee puppets on their hands represent a game. For IU researchers, they represent data.

IU study suggests Tweets, election results linked

The team examined the percentage of votes for political candidates in the 2010 and 2012 U.S. House of Representatives races, and found election results could be predicted by the percentage of tweets mentioning those candidates.

Cyber-security requires vigilance

Earlier this summer, Purdue’s computer servers were hacked. Three former Purdue students are being charged with an assortment of crimes — among them, conspiracy to commit computer tampering and conspiracy to commit burglary — after a collective four years of unabashed grade-changing that elevated two students from straight F’s to nearly straight A’s.

IU Kelley School of Business Leading Index for Indiana moves up

IU Kelley School of Business’ Leading Index for Indiana moved up 0.2 points to 100.9, according to a press release. The Housing Market index, a component of the LII, continued to rise and the transportation component of the index fell.

ApeX Therapeutics receives grant

ApeX Therapeutics recently received a Phase 1, Small Business Innovation Research grant for $240,332 from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, according to a press release.   

New ranking for IU released

In a recently released 50-school ranking by the College Database, “50 U.S. Colleges Where Art Programs Abound,” IU ranked sixth in the nation for the number of degree programs available in the fine arts, according to a press release.

Fred Cate

IU professor says Fourth Amendment in danger

IU Maurer School of Law Distinguished Professor Fred H. Cate said recent disclosures about widespread surveillance programs signal the erosion of society’s Fourth Amendment right, according to a press release.

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