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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.

L. Jean Camp

IU security experts receive $910,000

The Department of Defense awarded $910,000 to a team of computer security experts at IU to study issues and vulnerabilities associated with software-defined networking, according to a press release.

Cassidy Sugimoto, assistant professor in IU Bloomington's Department of Information and Library Science, led a team of researchers in studying over 1,200 TED Talks videos and their presenters.

New study looks at TED Talks

New research led by IU has found in a comprehensive study of over 1,200 TED Talks videos and their presenters that only 21 percent of the presenters were academics and, of those, only about one-quarter were women, according to a press release.

Bringing mental illness ‘out of the shadows’

On June 3, the Obama administration welcomed a National Conference on Mental Health to the White House. Pescosolido said she believed part of the conference was to correct the misinformed image that people involved in mass shootings suffer from mental illness.

Studies look at link between stress and poor health choices

Two studies, one published online in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research and one published in the journal of Social Science and Medicine, highlighted the negative impact workplace and financial stress can have on health behaviors, according to a press release.

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