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News Releases for Purdue School of Science

New IUPUI Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Website Provides Key Information For Current & Potential Students

July 22, 2011 — – The NEW website for Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at IUPUI was launched on Tuesday (July 20, 2011).

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Soil Samples Reveal Urban Mercury Footprints

July 19, 2011 — Indianapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Buffalo, Richmond and Providence – cities scattered across the eastern half of the United States – have something in common, all have coal-fired power plants. A new study from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is among the first to investigate mercury deposits in industrialized city soil near this type of facility.

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Midget Series ends with Double Features, Discount Tickets for Youth and Parents

July 15, 2011 — The United States Auto Club (USAC) Elite 8 Midget Series presented by Motorsports at IUPUI will close out its eight-event series with a special treat for fans on the last night, Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

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New IUPUI Center for Urban Health Focuses on Half the World's Population

Center for Urban Health logoJune 23, 2011 — A new center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has a tall order to fill – improving the quality of life for billions of people.

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Researchers Report Progress Using iPS Cells to Reverse Blindness

Photoreceptor cellsJune 17, 2011 — Researchers have used cutting-edge stem cell technology to correct a genetic defect present in a rare blinding disorder, another step on a promising path that may one day lead to therapies to reverse blindness caused by common retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa which affect millions of individuals.

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Second Group of IUPUI Research Centers Receive Signature Center Designation

June 16, 2011 — Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has selected its second cohort of research centers to receive IUPUI Signature Center designation. This recognition is in response to the achievements realized by these centers upon completion of their 3-year funding under the Signature Centers Initiative Grant Program.

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, June 13, 2011

Chancellor Charles R. BantzJune 13, 2011 — Congratulations to Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Russell Eberhart! He has just been notified that he will share the 2012 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award with a coauthor of his book Swarm Intelligence—James Kennedy—published by Morgan Kaufmann/Academic Press in April 2001. The award recognizes significant contributions to early concepts and sustained developments in the field—both in terms of fundamental understanding and engineering application.

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IUPUI Experts and Others Begin Work on Plan to Mitigate Costliest Kind of Flood Damage

June 6, 2011 — Mention flooding and images of homes and other buildings half submerged in water come to mind. While programs have been developed to mitigate that kind of damage, little has been done to help communities plan to lessen the kind of flood damage - erosion from flowing water - that actually costs the most and affects the most people.

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The Blame Game in Work-Family Conflict

Elizabeth PoposkiJune 3, 2011 — When the demands of work and family conflict, is the job blamed, is the family role blamed or is blame placed on both? And what are the consequences?

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, May 23, 2011

Chancellor Charles R. BantzMay 23, 2011 — Two IUPUI scholars recently earned significant recognitions. My congratulations to Karen Kovacik, selected by the Indiana Arts Commission to be Indiana’s poet laureate, and to Stephen L. Boehm II, named the 2011 Young Scientist of the Year by the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society.

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Acting Dean of the School of Science at IUPUI to Lead College of Science at Benedictine University

May 23, 2011 — Bart S. Ng, Ph.D., acting dean of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and a 35-year veteran of academia, has been named the dean of the College of Science at Benedictine University.

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