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Lilly Endowment Awards $40 Million to Center on Philanthropy

  • Indystar.com, Nov. 22, 2006 - Officials unveiled a $40 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to the university's Center on Philanthropy, a national leader in the study of how and why people donate money. http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061122/LOCAL/611220479.
  • WTHR, Eyewitness News at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 22, 2006 - IU Center of Philanthropy is celebrating endowment gift from Lily Foundation.
  • InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Nov. 21, 2006 - Lilly Endowment is giving a $40 million grant to The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. The grant will help underwrite a portion of the center's future operating expenses. This is the largest grant the center has received since it was founded in 1987. http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=20656

Simon Gives $50 Million to Cancer Center on IUPUI Campus

  • WTHR, Eyewitness News Sunrise at 5 a.m., Nov. 21, 2006 – Indianapolis real estate pioneer Melvin Simon and his wife, Bren, will donate $50 million to Indiana University for cancer research. Half goes to expansion of Cancer Center on IUPUI campus. Remainder is for endowment to fund research at center in honor of the couple’s late son, Joshua Max Simon.
  • Indianapolis Star, Nov. 21 - A $50 million donation to the Indiana University Cancer Center from shopping-mall magnate Mel Simon and his wife, Bren Simon, will fund new research by luring prominent scientists to Indianapolis. The gift is the largest ever given to the cancer center and one of the largest ever to a cancer research program in the nation. http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061121/BUSINESS/611210430/1006/LOC
  • Indianapolis Star, Nov. 21, 2006 – The Simons’ $50 million donation to the Indiana University Cancer Center on the IUPUI campus could further raise the state's profile as a life-science center. “A gift of this size, in an area where Indiana has as much promise as cancer research, could do some wonderful things,” said David L. Johnson, president of BioCrossroads, a life-science nonprofit that supports the sector. “This could put Indiana on the map as a place for cancer research.” http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061121/BUSINESS/611210429

In Wake of Scandals, More Donors Are Turning to Grassroots Charities
Washington Post, Nov. 21, 2006 – Worries about the economy and rising energy costs could explain a .1% decrease in America's charitable giving, according to researchers at Indiana University. Other philanthropy experts point to mistrust of some large charities as a factor. http://www.nysun.com/article/43882

University Place Earns 4-Diamond Award
WRTV (RTV6), Nightcast, 11 p.m., Nov. 21, 2006 – University Place Conference Center and Hotel is among five local hotels and one restaurant to earn AAA’s 4-Diamond Award.

Experts Call for Oversight of Tissue Recovery Industry
WTHR, Evening News, 6 p.m., Nov. 20, 2006 – Investigative report on tissue recovery quotes IU School of Law-Indianapolis Professor Robert Katz. Based on his research, Katz says it's time to put limits on tissue recovery. http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?s=5709574

Cigarette Taxes Benefit Health
IndyStar.com, Nov. 16, 2006 – A stiff increase in the tax on cigarettes would lower the state’s high smoking rate and save lives, a new study shows. Indiana has the second highest smoking rate in the nation said Eric Wright, director of IUPUI’s Center for Health Policy. http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061116/LOCAL/61116023

Sites Help Organize Personal Records
WTHR Channel 13, Eyewitness News, Nov. 10, 2006 - The Markle Foundation reports that only 42 percent of Americans keep some form of personal health record. Now there is a statewide initiative to help Hoosiers, headed up by an instructor at the IUPUI School of Informatics. The hope is that better data leads to better diagnosis and outcomes. http://wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=5663717&nav=menu188_6

IUPUI Professor Talks Election Results
Fox 59, Nov. 8, 2006 – “Iraq was a big issue," said Bill Blomquist, IUPUI political science professor, in television coverage of election returns. Blomquist says it trickled down to state races in Indiana and across the country.

University Researchers Look at Water Quality

  • WIBC, Today at Noon, Oct. 24, 2006 – IUPUI Professor Lenore Tedesco and other researchers are looking for solutions to the increasing problem of e.coli and nutrient contamination of the Eagle Creek watershed.
  • Indystar.com, Oct. 23, 2006 – University researchers, including co-leader Lenore Tedesco of the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at IUPUI, are looking at ways to stem pollution in Eagle Creek Reservoir, a major part of the drinking water supply for Indianapolis. http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200661023027

IUPUI Social Work Professor Quoted
WISH TV, Daybreak-Early Edition, 5 a.m., Oct.18, 2006 – “When you talk about child safety and child protection, you are talking about circumstances that are challenging. Not only to the child, but also to those who are investigating and involved with children, and we are always evaluating that,” said social work Professor Marion Wagner in interview on family violence.

Psychology Professor Shares Insight on Teen Behavior
Indystar.com, Oct. 8, 2006 – Kathy Johnson, professor of psychology, is quoted as an expert in an article that appeared in Sunday's Indianapolis Star “Indiana Living” section. The article is about teen shyness.

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