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September 21, 2009

From the Desk of the Chancellor

Chancellor Charles R. Bantz
Chancellor Charles R. Bantz

We mourn the deaths from pancreatic cancer of two brave and generous men. Myles Brand and Mel Simon passed away last Wednesday.

Myles Brand has made a fundamental difference to intercollegiate athletics and to Indiana University. We met when I interviewed to be chancellor in his last weeks as president of Indiana University. From our arrival, Myles and Peg embraced and advised Sandra and me. In working with Myles as a member of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and the NCAA Executive Committee, I saw him forge an organization committed to student success as the core of intercollegiate athletics.

In the business community, Mel Simon was best known for being head of the nation’s foremost mall development enterprise, but those of us in the university community know him best for his generosity to the educational enterprise. Philanthropy is a hallmark of the Simon family, from the Simon Youth Foundation, a national program for at-risk youth, to the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center that bears his name here in Indianapolis. Upon meeting Mel, I learned he had a twinkling smile that accompanied his generous spirit.

As these two cancer deaths made the headlines, so too did the deaths of Mary Travers of Peter, Paul, and Mary (from leukemia) and actor Patrick Swayze (also from pancreatic cancer). The convergence of these events reminds us that, while much has been done, much still needs to be done to understand and treat cancer.

To contribute to efforts at the IU Simon Cancer Center to achieve a better understanding of cancer, friends, family, and colleagues have decided to honor the university’s former president with the establishment of the Myles Brand Chair in Cancer Research. It will serve as a lasting honor to an extraordinary leader. For information on contributing to the fund, see
http://medgifts.iu..edu/mylesbrand/.

Don Tapscott to Speak at IUPUI October 1

Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott, one of the world's leading authorities on business strategy, with emphasis on how information technolopgy changes business, government and society, will speak at IUPUI on October 1 at 4pm, in the Campus Center.

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IUPUI School of Science Partners with Federal Government; Two-year Contract Granted to Study Explosive Detecting K-9s

The School of Science at IUPUI announced today the Forensic and Investigative Science (FIS) program has engaged in a two year contract with the federal government to study explosive detecting canines. An expert in explosives, Dr. John Goodpaster received a contract for $473,000 to research the characteristics of explosives vapor and odor compounds to better train K-9s in detecting explosives.

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Seven IUPUI students among fifth class of Cox Scholars

2009 IUPUI Cox Scholars are, left to right, Randy Marsh, Katherine Biehl, Kasey Houchin, Annie Skinner, Anne Listerman, Evangeline Hodgson and Jeremy Moor.
2009 IUPUI Cox Scholars are, left to right, Randy Marsh, Katherine Biehl, Kasey Houchin, Annie Skinner, Anne Listerman, Evangeline Hodgson and Jeremy Moor.

Twenty-one undergraduates at Indiana University's Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Cox Scholarship for 2009-10.

Now in its fifth year, the Cox Scholarship program was started with a $15 million contribution from IU alumnus Jesse Cox and his wife, Beulah.

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Liberal Arts IMPACT Stories

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Seasonal Flu Shots Provided by Health Services Available Now

Seasonal Flu Shots Available
Seasonal Flu Shots Available

UPDATE: Due to low supplies of vaccine, IUPUI Health Services' flu clinics for September 22, September 23, and September 24 are CANCELLED.

Seasonal (also referred to as annual) flu shots are being provided now by IUPUI Health Services. Seasonal flu shots are free for faculty and staff. A limited number (1750) of free seasonal flu shots are available for students. If that supply is exhausted, students may be charged $20 for a flu shot at Health Services.

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Events and Announcements:

Call for Poster Proposals - The Twenty-First Annual Joseph Taylor Symposium

IUPUI at Conseco Basketball Packages Available

School of Engineering and Technology to Host Graduate Open House

Professors Present Research at International Victimology Symposium

 

IU Launches Website to Track Federal Stimulus Awards

Indiana University has launched a website that tracks the latest news and announcements about IU research projects that have received federal stimulus funds as well as funding opportunities.

For more information visit: http://www.stimulus.iu.edu.

New Book on Advising Features Chapter Authored by Catherine Buyarski

Catherine Buyarski, University College Assistant Dean and Director of Academic and Career Development, is the author of a chapter on “Career Advising with Undecided Students” in the newly published “The Handbook of Career Advising.”

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Indianapolis Tennis Center at IUPUI Named USTA Certified Regional Training Center

The Indianapolis Tennis Center on the campus of IUPUI has been named a United States Tennis Association Certified Regional Training Center, a designation shared by only three other centers in the country.

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State Health Commissioner Says Influenza Vaccines are Safe and Effective

State Health Commissioner Judy Monroe, M.D. is urging Hoosiers to get the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine now and to plan to get the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine when it is offered in Indiana. “Flu vaccine is safe and effective, and prevents thousands of hospitalizations and deaths every year,” said Dr. Monroe. “Influenza vaccines have been used for more than 60 years and have an established record of safety in all age groups."

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New IUPUI Biology Professor Receives 5-Year, $1.5 Million NIH Grant Award

Assistant professor of biology at the School of Science at IUPUI, Guoli Dai, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of a transcription factor in liver regeneration. Dai is new to the School of Science from the University of Kansas Medical Center. He plans to use the grant to blend his research to better understand the molecular mechanisms governing hepatocyte proliferation in response to liver injury.

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IUPUI Police Arrest Suspect in Bicycle Theft

IUPUI Police on September 14 responded to a report of a possible bicycle theft and apprehended an Indianapolis man after a foot chase.

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