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IUPUI In the News - May 18, 2009

Diggers Hope To Unearth Millionaire Relics
TheINDYChannel.com (WRTV Channel 6), May 18, 2009 - IUPUI students are plowing into the area's history in hopes that an archaeological dig will shed new light on the life of Madam C.J. Walker, America's first female self-made millionaire.

IUPUI Motorsports Degree Program Off to Fast Start
Indianapolis Star, May 15, 2009 - The motorsports engineering degree program celebrates its first anniversary. Twenty-two students are working toward the motorsports degree or certificate at IUPUI, and about 50 students accepted to IUPUI for next year intend to enter the program.

APSE Establishing Headquarters at IUPUI
Associated Press, May 14, 2009 - The Associated Press Sports Editors, the nation's largest professional sports journalism organization, is establishing its headquarters at the new National Sports Journalism Center on the IUPUI campus.

APSE Establishes Headquarters at IU's New National Sports Journalism Center
Poynter Online, May 14, 2009 - The School of Journalism at IUPUI will be the first official home for Associated Press Sports Editors, which was founded 35 years ago and now includes more than 550 members in print and online sports news.

Sports Editors Group to be Headquartered at IUPUI
Indianapolis Star, May 14, 2009 - The Associated Press Sports Editors is establishing its headquarters at the new National Sports Journalism Center on the IUPUI campus, giving the nation's largest professional sports journalism organization an official home.

Happe to Succeed Hopper as Judge
The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, Ind.), May 14, 2009 - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels named attorney David Happe, 38, an IU School of Law-Indianapolis alumnus, as the new judge of Superior Court 4.

Imagine Cup Shows Power of a Great Idea and a Funny Name
RushPRNews, May 14, 2009 - An all-woman team that advanced to the finals of the U.S. Imagine Cup Finals created a mobile phone application that reminds HIV/AIDS patients to take their medication. Team included two DePauw University students and Malisa Vongskul, 21, of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI.

Ain't I A Professor? Living an Authentic Academic Life as a Black Intellectual
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, May 14, 2009 - In this opinion piece, IUPUI faculty member Robin Hughes addresses "playing the games" expected of a faculty member and maintaining one's intellectual integrity.

IUPUI Lands Motorsports Racing Expert
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, May 13, 2009 - A former engineer for two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves is joining the motorsports engineering faculty at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI.

Poll Shows Support for County-Wide Smoking Ban
WTHR, Eyewitness News at 5 p.m., May 12, 2009 - Indianapolis - Smoke Free Indy says a new poll of Marion County residents shows overwhelming support for a comprehensive smoking ban. The poll, conducted by the Survey Research Center at IUPUI, found that 69.5 percent support a ban on smoking in all workplaces, including bars, restaurants and bowling alleys.

ANGEL Learning Acquired for $95 Million
Indiana Business Journal, May 7, 2009 - Blackboard Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based education-technology firm, has agreed to acquire Indianapolis-based software developer ANGEL Learning Inc. for about $95 million, the companies announced yesterday. ANGEL Learning was founded by IUPUI Professor Ali Jafari and an IUPUI graduate student, David Mills.

Blackboard Buys ANGEL
Economical Thoughts, May 7, 2009 - Blackboard and ANGEL Learning announced that Blackboard has acquired ANGEL Learning systems, its last major competitor. In 2001, Blackboard had acquired Prometheus; WebCT was acquired by Blackboard in 2005. ANGEL Learning was founded by IUPUI Professor Ali Jafari and an IUPUI graduate student, David Mills.

Blackboard Plans to Buy Another Rival, ANGEL Learning
Chronicle of Higher Education, May 6, 2009 - Blackboard Inc. announced this afternoon that it plans to buy ANGEL Learning, a rival course-management software company, for $80-million in cash and $15-million in stock, adding to the company's many acquisitions over the last several years. ANGEL Learning was founded by IUPUI Professor Ali Jafari and an IUPUI graduate student, David Mills.

Mitch Daniels Pushes to Make Government in the Hoosier State Smaller and Smaller
The Ripon Forum, Spring 2009 - This article was written by John L. Krauss, an adjunct professor of law at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, writes on Gov. Mitch Daniels' government reform efforts.

Auto Dealers Impatient for Solutions
WTHR, Eyewitness News, April 29, 2009 - School of Business Professor Phil Powell is quoted in story about GM bankruptcy.

GM to Temporarily Shut 13 Plants, Cut Production
Channel 14, WFIE.COM (Evansville), April 23, 2009 - School of Business Professor Phil Powell is quoted in story about GM Bankruptcy.

File a Claim in Prescription Drug Class Action Settlement
WTHR, Eyewitness News Sunrise at 5:30 a.m., April 23, 2009 - A $350 million settlement in a prescription drug pricing case could mean money for Hoosier patients, insurance companies and medical plans. Article quotes Dr. David Orentlicher of the IU School of Law-Indianapolis.

Local Suppliers Concerned Over GM Idling
Kokomo Tribune, April 23, 2009 - School of Business Professor Jerry Conover is quoted in story about GM.

Islamic Scholars Assemble at Yale
Campus Watch, April 13, 2009 - IUPUI Professor Edward Curtis presents keynote address during gathering at Yale for the 8th annual Critical Islamic Reflections Conference. Curtis was one of more than 100 scholars at the conference.

ED Drugs: No Short-Term Vision Threat
Medpage Today, April 13, 2009 - Researchers say erectile dysfunction drugs pose no threat to vision, at least over the short term, Dr. Raj K. Maturi and colleagues report in the April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.

Midwest Auto Industry: Tough Times Ahead For Towns Across Region
Chicago Tribune, April 12, 2009 - School of Business Professor Jerry Conover is quoted in this story titled "Midwest Auto Industry: Tough Times Ahead for Towns across Region."

GM to Temporarily Shut 13 Plants, Cut Production
Chicago Tribune, April 12, 2009 - In tattered and gray industrial towns across the Midwest, no one knows exactly where the ax will swing next. But there is no doubt the forced downsizing of General Motors and Chrysler, which will begin to take shape in the coming weeks, will fundamentally change the quality of life in communities and the region for years to come.

IBJ, April 9, 2009 - Inside Indiana Business runs news release promoting David Steele judging an international business competition in New York City on April 10.

Natatorium: World Records Broken at IUPUI
Indianapolis Star, April 8, 2009 - Jack Groselle, 55, Hiram, Ohio, broke masters world records in the 55-59 age group March 27 and 29 at the Natatorium at IUPUI.

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