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IUPUI In the News - July 13, 2007

Dandelions, Poison Ivy Grow with Global Warming
NPR, July 12, 2007 – Dandelions are set to thrive in global warming environment, according to research published in Weed Science. This news segment features that journal’s report on the research of School of Science Professor Xianzhong Wang.

IU President McRobbie Kicks off Term with Lunch at IUPUI
WTHR, Eyewitness News at 6, July 2, 2007 – IU President Michael A. McRobbie starts his term as IU president with lunch with summer school students at IUPUI.

University Place Hotel and Conference Center Ranks in Top 200
WTHR, Eyewitness News at Noon, June 28, 2007 – Expedia.Com ranks University Place Conference Center and Hotel among the world’s best hotels and resorts. The campus auxiliary ranks No. 152, the second highest in Indiana. Rankings consider location and value. (For information, click below, scroll down to “Best Hotels and Resorts.)

How to Stop the Bleeding
Indianapolis Star, June 27, 2007 – Presentations at the annual meeting of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention include SPEA Professor Eric Wright’s study showing that homeless people cost the community an estimated $8 million a year in medical care and law enforcement work that might have been avoided if they were housed and helped.

Educational Software Firm to Relocate, Add 123 Jobs
Indy Star, June 26, 2007 - Educational-software maker ANGEL Learning is graduating to new digs on the Northwestside and adding 123 jobs. ANGEL Learning was founded in 2000 as a “spin-off of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.”

Where to Find Good, Cheap Tech Help
Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2007 – Kelley School of Business Professor Eric Johnson’s class project is cited as a model of a productive academic partnership. Story spotlights students’ work with local company Indianapolis Appraisal Associates, Inc.
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Americans Donated $295 Billion in 2006
Dallas, Fort Worth, Channel 11, June 25, 2007 – Americans gave nearly 300 billion dollars to charitable causes, according to a report from the Center on Philanthropy.

The Value of Human Capital
Indianapolis Star, June 24, 2007 – Star Columnist Dan Carpenter cities Eric Wright’s study on homeless in this article.

IUPUI Collaborating on Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Study
Indianapolis Star, June 23, 2007 – In the first-of-its-kind study of Hispanic business owners in Indianapolis, IUPUI students, speaking in English and Spanish, are conducting the survey by knocking on doors. The Indiana Business Research Center, the IUPUI Solution Center and Butler University are collaborating on the project.

New Online Management Program
Inside Indiana Business, June 21, 2007 – To address industry demands for workers with stronger facility management skills, the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will offer a new online graduate degree program.

How to Break a Lease
Wall Street Journal, June 10, 2007 - Professor Lloyd T. “Tom” Wilson was quoted in a recent article regarding grounds on which an apartment lease can legally be broken. Professor Wilson's research focuses on predatory lending, particularly the role of mortgage brokers.

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