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IU to aid with Liberia amendments

IU’s Center for Constitutional Democracy has been asked to aid the government of Liberia in designing proposed amendments to the country’s constitution.


McRobbie recommends tuition increases to Board of Trustees

On Friday, May 24, IU President Michael McRobbie recommended that the University’s Board of Trustees increase tuition and fee rates for Indiana resident undergraduate students by an average of 1.75 percent each of the next two academic years, according to a press release.


McIntosh seeks answers

Ian McIntosh, director of international partnerships at IUPUI, has recently found his name in the news on a global scale.


Dr. Jay Hess is the newly appointed dean of the IU School of Medicine.

Dr. Jay Hess chosen as new dean

Dr. Jay L. Hess has recently been selected as the new vice president for university clinical affairs and dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine, pending approval of the IU Board of Trustees at its June meeting, according to a press release.


IU named 2013 Laureate by Computerworld

IU was recently recognized as a 2013 Laureate by IDG Enterprise’s Computerworld Honors Program, according to a press release. The annual award program honors visionary information technology applications that encourage positive social, economic and educational change. IU earned the distinction for the eTexts initiative and recent wireless network upgrade to ensure reliable, secure access to digital materials, according to the release.


Kinsey Reporter mobile app re-released on Wednesday

The Kinsey Institute and the School of Informatics and Computing have joined together to create a mobile app, now available for Apple and Android mobile platforms, for collecting and reporting anonymous data regarding sexual activity, public displays of affection, female hormonal birth control use and effects, sexual fetishes, flirting and other intimate behaviors.



IU health policy expert researches healthcare systems

Beth Meyerson, a health policy expert at the IU School of Public Health, has been studying health system expansion focused on HIV testing, and said that the new screening guidelines by the Task Force represent an important shift in HIV testing and will result in more HIV screenings because they will now be reimbursable.


Former Indiana Governor Bowen, 95, passes away Saturday evening

Former Indiana Governor Otis “Doc” Bowen, who served as a member of former President Ronald Reagan’s cabinet and as a family doctor, passed away Saturday evening in Donaldson, Indiana, about 25 miles south of South Bend and near Bowen’s hometown of Bremen, Ind. He was 95 years old.


Merger plans move forward

An August proposal to the Board of Trustees concerning the merger of communication units at IU is almost certain now that the Memorandum of Understanding between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Journalism is nearly complete.


Sustainability interns to showcase work

The Office of Sustainability will showcase student intern completed projects from the 2012-13 Academic Year Internship Program in Sustainability on Friday.



Mercury exposure may cause type-2 diabetes

Higher levels of mercury exposure at a young age increase the chances of developing type-2 diabetes by 65 percent, according to a new study led by IU professor Ka He.


Mental illness stigma remains

IU sociologists led an international study that found despite worldwide acceptance that people with mental illness can be treated, there is a still a stigma associated with being mentally ill.


Hamburger honored by IU

IU professor Michael Hamburger has been chosen as the recipient of the 2012-2013 Distinguished Service Award.


IU journalism alumnus wins Pulitzer

IU School of Journalism alumnus Tim Nickens won a Pulitzer Prize today for editorial writing. He won the award for a series of editorials he and Dan Ruth wrote for the Tampa Bay Times.


Bizarre Foods Fair broadens horizons


The fair, which took place Saturday, was an opportunity for students taking ANTH-A 200, a class about bizarre foods, to present research presentations on topics discussed in class, as well as a chance for people in the community to taste a variety of bizarre foods.



Faculty member to join Council of Foreign Relations

Feisal Amin Rasoul Al Istrabadi, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq to the United Nations and the director of the IU Center for the Study of the Middle East, was invited to be a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.


Journalism interim dean to leave IU

Interim dean of the School of Journalism Michael Evans is leaving his position for a new role as provost at Unity College in Unity, Maine.


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