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September 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- Under a three-year, $600,000 Food and Drug Administration grant, Bonnie Blazer-Yost (pictured) and Dr. Sharon Moe will serve as co-principal investigators into whether pioglitazone -- also known by its trade name Actos -- is an effective long-term therapy to stop autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, or PKD, in its tracks.

September 23, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gina Dembinski was named the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation’s 2015 recipient of the Scientific Scholarship in recognition of her fine talents. Dembinski received her master’s degree in forensic science from the School of Science in 2013. She is now pursuing a doctorate degree in biology.

September 21, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- The School of Science had one of its most successful years at the seventh annual IUPUI Regatta. Justin Kosiba, Jeremy Sherer, Dillon Etter and Terra Query took home first place in the co-ed division with their team Science Alumni. Kosiba, a 2004 biology alumnus was excited to be a part of the Regatta again this year. Query and Kosiba both currently serve on the School of Science Alumni Association board.

September 17, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- Diane Grob Schmidt, president of the society, presented the ChemLuminary award Aug. 18 at a national meeting, said Yost, a senior biology lecturer in the School of Science. Presented in connection with the 2014 Celebrate Science Indiana, the award recognizes the extraordinary work in promoting chemistry and the chemical sciences. The Indiana Section of the society assisted with the planning of the Celebrate Science Indiana festival.

September 1, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- PAEMST is the highest recognition that a K-12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Only up to 108 teachers are recognized each year.

As a teacher at Avon High School and Avon Advanced Learning Center, Haiducu has spent the last 16 years teaching all levels of physics and mathematics.

August 31, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS --  IUPUI continues to enroll the highest number of Indiana residents in the state.

When the fall semester began Aug. 24, the latest figures showed 3,824 beginning freshmen are enrolled at IUPUI, 2.6 percent lower than in 2014, which had set the record for freshmen enrollment. The incoming freshman class is the second-highest freshman total on record.

The School of Science welcomes 353 incoming freshman -- a 21 percent increase over two years.

August 3, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- The John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award was named in 1998 to honor the memory of John C. Liebeskind, PhD, a past president of APS who was a noted pain researcher, scientist, and teacher. The Early Career Scholar Award recognizes early career achievements that have made outstanding contributions to pain scholarship.

July 29, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- Atkinson will serve as interim vice chancellor for up to two years, during which time IUPUI will launch a national search for this critical position. He succeeds Kody Varahramyan, who will step down Aug. 16 to serve as senior aide to the chancellor.

July 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- This honorary title is bestowed annually to up to two scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of geochemistry. Filippelli was the only Fellow named for 2015.

Filippelli joined the Department of Earth Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 1994. He is recognized as an international authority in the interdisciplinary field of earth sciences and human health.

July 14, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- Did the big bad wolf actually blow down the three little pigs’ houses? Is Cinderella really the owner of the glass slipper? 

Hannah Caito, a senior forensics and biology student at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, uses forensic science to make mysteries like these come to life for visitors of all ages at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

July 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kathy E. Johnson has been selected to serve a one-year term as interim executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer effective Aug. 16. A nationwide search for IUPUI's executive vice chancellor will begin during the 2015-16 academic year.

July 2, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- The effort is part of the State Department’s Diplomacy Lab, a program in which faculty and students develop ideas and solutions to policy issues identified by the federal agency.

Launched by Secretary of State John Kerry in 2013, Diplomacy Lab is seeking additional university partners.  IUPUI’s application was recently approved.

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