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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.

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.

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