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Religion consortium to launch at IU

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IU announced that it will launch the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society, a conglomeration of several IU departments and faculty that will work toward furthering research in and among those departments.


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Study combats obesity in schools

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Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana have some of the highest obesity rates in the U.S., according to the United States Centers for Disease Control.



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Study considers soil elements as cause for stroke

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Dr. Ka He, a nutritional epidemiologist in the School of Public Health, is conducting a study that assumes trace elements of magnesium in the soil in the "stroke belt" is responsible for a higher rate of strokes in certain states.


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Decision-making computer could redefine medicine

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An artificial intelligence could search an entire patient’s medical history, warn of complications and recommend possible treatments based on a patient’s current stage of illness. Such a computer is the pet project of two IU computer science and informatics professors, Kris Hauser and Sriraam Natarajan.


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Indiana residents reportedly top tobacco consumers

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Last week, the United States Surgeon General released a report chronicling the past 50 years of the cigarette in America. And while some states have started to withdraw from the trend of smoking, the Centers for Disease Control say a quarter of Hoosiers are still lighting up.



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IU promotes employee fitness

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The School of Public Health is ready to help IU employees who hope to get fit in the new year. From now until May 9, access to the Wildermuth Intramural Center’s indoor track will be free to any IU faculty and staff. 




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New MFA to start in fall 2014

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During a time when many schools are cutting back on their liberal arts programs, IU’s theater department is expanding to include a new masters program that teaches professional costume making design technology.