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Released: 22-Nov-2011 10:35 AM EST
Drug Co-Pays Mean Less Benefits for Chronically Ill
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Benefits paid under employer-sponsored health care plans are less generous to families covering a member with a chronic illness than to families without a chronically ill member, say a trio of researchers. The difference is due primarily to higher out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs.

Released: 26-Oct-2011 3:30 PM EDT
Lilly Grants IUPUI $507,000 for Bible in US Life Study
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) a $507,000 grant for a study on how Americans use the Bible in their everyday lives.

Released: 13-Oct-2011 3:35 PM EDT
"Catch-22" Features Work of IUPUI Prof
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

THe 50th anniversary edition of the classic novel, "Catch 22," features historical material prepared by IUPUI English professor.

Released: 26-Aug-2011 2:00 PM EDT
IUPUI Faculty to Develop STEM Games for Blind Students
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Informatics faculty at IUPUI receive $250,000 NSF grant to develop sound-based games to provide STEM education for blind,vVIsually-impaired students.

Released: 23-Jun-2011 4:50 PM EDT
Muslim-American Encyclopedia Racks Up Awards
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

IUPUI students contribute to award-winning encyclopedia on Muslims in America.

Released: 16-Mar-2011 4:30 PM EDT
NFL Network Chooses Law School Dean as On-Air Analyst
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

The NFL Network has chosen Gary R. Roberts, dean of the law school on the IUPUI campus, as on-air analyst for the dabor disputes that are threatening the 2011 football season.

Released: 8-Mar-2011 1:40 PM EST
Wireless Tech, Mobile Desks Make Unique Learning Lab
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

On Wednesday, (March 9, 2011), IUPUI University Library will launch an innovative new instructional space for information literacy classes in which IUPUI librarians and faculty teach students how to target and evaluate, as well as responsibly use, electronic information.

Released: 18-Feb-2011 3:30 PM EST
Uprising Not an Islamic Revolution, Egypt Expert Says
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Egyptian Expert from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis/Cairo University partnership offers perspectives on Egyptian uprising and reform.

Newswise: Indiana Professor in Africa for Talks on Reparations
Released: 10-Dec-2010 2:45 PM EST
Indiana Professor in Africa for Talks on Reparations
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

IUPUI Law Professor Carlton Waterhouse travels to South Africa to present his research on reparations work in post-apartheid South Africa, and investigate program as model for reparation efforts in U.S.

Released: 19-Nov-2010 10:10 AM EST
ABA Launches Web Site with "Safe" Online Selling Tips
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

New American Bar Association Web site provides tips for enforcing and making internet sales contracts.

Released: 5-Nov-2010 11:45 AM EDT
IUPUI, IPS Get $2.5 Million for Full-Service Schools
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will partner with Indianapolis Public Schools district and community partners to create three full service schools with $2.5 million federal grant.

Released: 20-Oct-2010 12:00 PM EDT
Lecture Discusses Slaves as Confederate Soldiers
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Civil War expert Peter S. Carmichael presents IUPUI lecture challenging view of slaves as confederate soldiers.

Released: 20-Aug-2010 1:00 PM EDT
Turning School Ground Natural Areas into Environmental Labs
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Public school grounds will become environmental education laboratories when a 20-foot green and blue mobile technology trailer pulls into the parking lots at Creekside Middle School in Carmel, Ind. and dozens of other elementary and middle schools in nine Indiana counties this fall and spring.

Released: 11-Aug-2010 3:45 PM EDT
Climate Models Indicate Future Holds Stronger, Longer Heat Waves for Indiana, Midwest, Says Researcher
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

"Heat waves are a growing concern and current climate models indicate they will increase in duration and intensity especially in the mid-latitudes of which Indiana and the Midwest is a part," says climate researcher and IUPUI Professor Daniel Johnson. "Heat waves are known to kill hundreds of people in the United States every year and are the leading cause of weather-related fatalities; usually outstripping the combined effects of hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning and flash floods. "

Newswise: IUPUI Student Learns on the Job with Indy Lights Team
Released: 25-May-2010 2:15 PM EDT
IUPUI Student Learns on the Job with Indy Lights Team
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

For Tate Wagers, the big race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month comes two days before the scheduled 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

Newswise: Engineer Goes from Race Track to Classroom
Released: 25-May-2010 2:00 PM EDT
Engineer Goes from Race Track to Classroom
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Moving from the inner circles of professional automotive racing to the halls of academia has given Andrew Borme the second life he’s wanted - teaching a new generation of motorsports engineers .

Newswise: Working at the Races Is Dream Come True for IUPUI Grad
Released: 25-May-2010 1:50 PM EDT
Working at the Races Is Dream Come True for IUPUI Grad
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Growing up in the northern Indiana town of Granger, Nicholas Hawes played football and other sports. But along came the IUPUI Motorsports program and he is now working trackside at IndyCar Series events.

Released: 25-May-2010 12:10 PM EDT
Success Marks 2nd Year of IUPUI Motorsports Degree
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Now in its second year, the motorsports engineering program at IUPUI enrolls nearly 60 students from more than 16 states. As the first U.S. university to offer a bachelor’s degree in motorsports engineering, IUPUI is placing those students on fast tracks to careers across the motorsports industry

Released: 16-May-2010 10:00 AM EDT
FDA “Right” on Genetic Testing Kit, Says Law Professor
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

FDA is "right" to require more information on genetic testing kit, says law professor who is also a physician.

Newswise: Virtual Humans Impact Decisions in Gender-Specific Ways
Released: 13-May-2010 1:00 PM EDT
Virtual Humans Impact Decisions in Gender-Specific Ways
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Changes in a virtual human’s photorealism and motion quality had no significant effect on female viewers, but did influence decisions of male viewers.

Released: 13-Apr-2010 4:35 PM EDT
Festival Concerts To Combine Traditional Performing Arts and Technology
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Imagine experiencing a live, downtown Indianapolis concert with a professional dance troupe performing onstage in conjunction with students performing live at both Florida State University and Butler University.

Released: 2-Mar-2010 3:00 PM EST
Experts, Researchers Outline Aspects of Haitian Recovery
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

IUPUI experts, researchers in geography, history, languages, and culture will discuss myths and misunderstandings about Haiti, the island nation’s environmental context and natural hazards; and the resources to help rebuild Haiti after the earthquake.

Released: 14-Dec-2009 1:45 PM EST
Researchers Study Proteins in Limb Regeneration
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Researchers investigate 300-plus proteins active in limb regeneration in a species of salamander, with hope this knowledge will contribute to better understanding of how limbs regrow.

Released: 20-Nov-2009 4:30 PM EST
IU School of Law-Indianapolis Ranks 44th in the Nation
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

In its first annual ranking of U.S. law schools , Super Lawyers Magazine ranks Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis as 44th in the nation.

Released: 27-Oct-2009 3:30 PM EDT
Fewer Than 1 in 3 Congregations Report Drop in Giving
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Results of new study of about 1,500 congregations, mostly Protestant, show almost 37 percent reported an increase in fundraising for the first half of 2009 over 2008; 34 percent reported receipts stayed the same; nearly 30 percent experienced a decrease.

Released: 12-Aug-2009 4:00 PM EDT
Philosophers and Gen Con Gamers Share Quest to Understand Life
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

The quest to understand the human condition and life in our universe is a common thread linking academic philosophers with the costumed Trekkers who are gathered in Indianapolis for Gen Con gaming event August 13-16, says philosophy professor.

Released: 7-Jun-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Tweets Can Raise Publicity Legal Issues, Expert Says
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Social networking tools like Twitter can raise a variety of legal issues concerning the right of publicity, says an intellectual property attorney, comment on Peyton and La Russa incidents.

Released: 26-May-2009 9:15 PM EDT
Negotiations Can Be Tricky in King Movie, Allen Cases
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Resolving ownership issues involving the use of a famous person's image, likeness or voice for publicity can be complicated, says intellectual property attorney Jonathan Faber who comments on King movie, Allen cases.

Released: 12-May-2009 3:30 PM EDT
Urban Dig Targets Site of Madam CJ Walker Factory, Home
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) 2009 Archaeology Field School will conduct excavations at the site that includes Madam C.J. Walker's home and the neighboring store and Walker Company office that Walker first rented when she moved to Indianapolis in the early 1900s.

Released: 28-Apr-2009 8:00 PM EDT
Expert Talks on Supreme Court Voting Rights Case
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

"This is the most significant case the Supreme Court has heard involving voting rights in many, many years," says Professor Michael Jude Pitts. "Section 5's survival is at stake. Minority voters stand to lose some of the significant advances that have been made over the last several decades."

Released: 4-Feb-2009 4:55 PM EST
Book Probes Cultural Politics of Civil Rights Memorials
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

The creation of Civil Rights memorials "is a watershed event in the commemoration of Southern and American history, an important reversal in the traditional invisibility of African Americans," say the authors of "Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory."

Released: 15-Jan-2009 4:00 PM EST
Black Star Line: A Study in Black Politics, Economics
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

A new book, Black Star: African American Activism in the International Political Economy" studies the Black Star shipping line as an example of the political and economical ties among African-descended populations living in the Americas, the Caribbean and West Africa in the early 1920s.

Released: 1-Dec-2008 2:00 PM EST
Business Expert Offers "Top Five" Tips for Safe Shopping Online
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Christmas holiday sales online are expected to total about $32 billion this year. Online shoppers need to be as savvy about safety while shopping as their "bricks and mortar" counterparts are. Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis Professor James P. Nehf offers this "Top Five Ways to Safely Shop Online" list.

Released: 13-Oct-2008 11:50 AM EDT
Science Fiction Giant's Screenplay for Moby Dick Ends Half Century of "Invisibility"
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Unseen for 50 years, Ray Bradbury's screenplay for John Huston's 1956 film Moby Dick has been published with an introduction by William Touponce, Ph.D., director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and an internationally known Bradbury scholar.

Released: 2-Oct-2008 5:40 PM EDT
IUPUI To Host Seminar on Disaster Medicine and Mass Casualties
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

The impact of an emergency medical "surge" and how a local emergency medicine system would respond to a disaster involving mass casualties will be the focus of a conference on Oct. 16, 2008, at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Panel topics include best practices and lessons learned.

Released: 17-Sep-2008 2:40 PM EDT
Professor Co-Authors Critique of McCain Health Insurance Plan
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Results of Senator John McCain's proposed health insurance reforms will "tend to raise costs, reduce the generosity of benefits, and leave people with fewer consumer protections."

Released: 8-Sep-2008 4:15 PM EDT
Wrongly Convicted Man Law Students Helped Free Gets $4.5 Million
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Seven years ago, with the help of IU School of Law-Indianapolis Professor Fran Hardy and four of her students, Larry Mayes was set free from prison based on DNA testing. On Sept. 2, a federal court approved a $4.5 million settlement for Mayes - who before his release spent 21 years in prison for a rape conviction.

Released: 20-Aug-2008 11:00 AM EDT
Researcher Closes in On Ethanol Breakthrough that Reduces Need to Use Corn to Make Ethanol
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

A yeast geneticist on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is close to developing mutant yeast for ethanol production that would reduce or eliminate the need to use corn to make the alternative fuel.

Released: 19-Aug-2008 7:00 AM EDT
Chronic Lead Poisoning From Urban Soils: Could Water Cure A Public Health Menace in the U.S.?
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Chronic lead poisoning, caused in part by the ingestion of contaminated dirt, affects hundreds of thousands more children in the United States than the acute lead poisoning associated with imported toys or jewelry. Could treating contaminated soil with water prevent this public health scourge?

Released: 4-Aug-2008 4:30 PM EDT
IUPUI Receives New Emergency Preparedness Grant
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will receive $448,890 under a new program designed to help universities implement plans to prevent and respond to campus emergencies. The Department of Education awarded 13 Emergency Management for Higher Education grants totaling $5.2 million.

Released: 21-Jul-2008 2:20 PM EDT
Glazed America: Anthropologist Examines Doughnut as Symbol of Consumer Culture
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Few things say as much about our culture as the food we eat. A new book, Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut by Paul R. Mullins, Ph.D., an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) anthropologist, explores the development of America's consumer culture through our relationship with the doughnut, beloved by many, a symbol of temptation and unhealthiness to others.

Released: 16-Jul-2008 3:35 PM EDT
Prof's Reburial of Native American Remains Earns Award
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) professor's early career decision to rebury Native American human remains "“ an act then considered academic suicide "“ recently earned the professor international recognition for significant contributions to world archaeology.

Released: 8-Jul-2008 5:00 PM EDT
Perspectives on Great Lakes Compact, Water Policy
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Once approved by the U.S. and Canadian governments, the Great Lakes Compact will for one thing, erect a "legal fence" prohibiting the exportation of water from the Great Lakes basin. "The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater source on the planet, and their protection and smart use are essential," says water resource management and policy expert Bill Blomquist.

Released: 27-Jun-2008 10:35 AM EDT
Wireless Hospital Tracking System Study Needlessly Alarms Public
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

A newly published study that found wireless systems that track hospital medical equipment can cause potentially hazardous incidents involving lifesaving devices may have needlessly alarmed patients, their families and hospital administrators.

Released: 29-May-2008 6:00 PM EDT
University Director's Project Earns ENERGY GLOBE Award
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) administrator's novel scheme for replenishing forests in the Republic of Armenia while simultaneously fighting poverty in the former Soviet Union, is one of the world's best environmental projects.

Released: 29-May-2008 5:35 PM EDT
IUPUI to Host Homeland Security Emergency Management Seminar
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will host the first of six major national conferences on homeland security and emergency management from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 12, 2008, at the University Place Conference Center, located at 850 W. Michigan St. on the IUPUI campus.

Released: 24-Apr-2008 4:30 PM EDT
Class to Dig for History on Pioneer/Abolitionist Homestead
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

The grounds of the recently restored log cabin home of an Indiana town's first white settler "“ a Virginia abolitionist with a $1,000 bounty on his head "“ will be the site of a university archeological dig.

Released: 24-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Scholar to Gather Oral History of African Youth "Cowboy" Subculture
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

An IUPUI professor will spend the next academic year building an oral history of the 1950s African youth who, influenced by western movies, created a subculture that reflected Hollywood's version of the old American west.

Released: 14-Apr-2008 2:00 PM EDT
Model European Union Comes to IUPUI
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Students from 14 colleges and universities will act out the roles of presidents, prime ministers, ambassadors, diplomats and other leaders as they haggle over policy and resolve disputes in a mock meeting of the European Union.

Released: 8-Apr-2008 5:25 PM EDT
Mormons and American Life
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

A group of leading American history scholars will discuss how the Mormons in America have dealt with issues of race, gender, marriage and missionary work.


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