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News Releases for IU School of Informatics

IUPUI, IPS and Community Collaboration Leads to The Historic Journey Curriculum

April 19, 2012 — The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” proved more than a catchphrase with the creation of “The Historic Journey,” a standards-based K-12 curriculum that presents science, English, math and social studies lessons within a context of African and African-American history.

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New Director Selected for the IU Health Information Administration Program

February 20, 2012 — The School of Informatics has successfully concluded a nationwide search for a new director for its Health Information Administration (HIA) program.

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IT pioneer Garland Elmore receives President's Medal

IU President Michael McRobbie Presents Garland Elmore with President's MedalJanuary 30, 2012 — Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presented the President's Medal for Excellence to Garland C. Elmore, associate vice president of information technology and associate professor of informatics.

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IU informatics dean honored at White House for advancing tech opportunities for women; watch event on Youtube

December 9, 2011 — Indiana University School of Informatics Dean Bobby Schnabel was one of 12 people honored at the White House on Friday, Dec. 9, for leading efforts to recruit and retain girls and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

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Trio of Herron Shows Opening Dec. 7 Promises Great Variety, Surprising Work

November 18, 2011 — Art lovers will have at least  three compelling reasons to visit the Herron Galleries on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Three exhibits, the Undergraduate Students Exhibition; Works of Hope and Healing 2011; and the second part of Hear/Here the Future will open Dec. 7.

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Mismatch in Human Realism of Face and Voice of Human Looking Animated Characters, Robots Make Us Feel Creepy

Karl MacDormanOctober 31, 2011 — It sounds like a location in a Stephen King novel, but for producers of animated characters or robots that look imperfectly human it is all too real: the uncanny valley.

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Heartland Festival to Screen Informatics Alum's Animated Short

October 10, 2011 — For School of Informatics alum Greg Oppman, animation is a way to bring his vision to life. And now Heartland Truly Moving Pictures will help him share his vision directly to the public as part of their annual film festival October 13-22.

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School of Informatics Faculty Receive NSF Grant to Develop Educational, Sound-based STEM Games for Blind and Visually-impaired Students

August 25, 2011 — The National Science Foundation has awarded School of Informatics’ faculty approximately $250,000 to further their research and development of multiple online, sound-based educational games and reference materials for blind and visually-impaired K-12 students.

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Davide Bolchini Elevated to IEEE Senior Member

Davide BolchiniMay 19, 2011 — Davide Bolchini, assistant professor of human-computer interaction at the School of Informatics at IUPUI, has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member in the Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineering. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

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IU-Regenstrief Programs Targeted to Alleviate Shortage of Health IT Workforce

John T. FinnellMay 6, 2011 — Specialized one- and two-year Indiana University graduate certificate and master’s programs designed to increase the number of health information technology specialists in Indiana and nationwide will expand enrollment by 50 percent, thanks in part to Recovery Act funding. Two of the programs will be available as distance learning opportunities.

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Midwestern Conference on Health Games Returns to IUPUI October 28; Call for Abstracts in Progress

May 3, 2011 — IUPUI and the School of Informatics once again turn their attention towards the red-hot field of interactive health games – or serious games – with the second annual Midwestern Conference on Health Games scheduled for October 28 in Indianapolis.

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