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Oct. 12, 2016

Reuters ranks IU 37th on list of world’s most innovative universities


The Reuters 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities finds IU ranked 37th worldwide.

Once again, IU ranks among the world’s 50 most innovative universities, climbing 12 spots above last year’s performance in a Reuters News analysis of patent and publishing data from more than 600 research institutions worldwide.

The latest findings of The Reuters 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities finds IU ranked 37th worldwide and 25th among U.S. universities. Last year’s study placed IU 49th worldwide and 33rd among U.S. universities. Ten of the Top 100, including IU, are part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, an academic consortium formerly known as the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. 

IU to sign agreement with Ambedkar University, foster other relationships across India

IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel is traveling to India to enhance relationships with key university partners and alumni and announce an agreement with one of the country's most dynamic institutions, Ambedkar University Delhi.

On Oct. 17, Robel will sign an agreement of friendship and cooperation between IU and Ambedkar University Delhi. She also will sign a sub-agreement that calls for a joint research symposium in the first year, followed by undergraduate and graduate student exchanges and faculty and administrative exchanges.

Her trip is a follow-up to her past activities as well as those of IU President Michael A. McRobbie. In November 2014, McRobbie dedicated the IU India Gateway office in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi. The facility serves as the hub for the university's activities across the country.

More information about her trip and how you can follow it via social media is available online.

Learn about the second round of the IU Grand Challenges program

Round two of IU’s Grand Challenges program -- a $300 million, multidisciplinary research effort to address “major and large-scale problems” faced by humanity -- is now underway, with a Nov. 11 deadline fast approaching for scientific teams that wish to submit their preliminary proposals.

The IU research leadership team will hold sessions to share lessons learned from the first round and offer strategic advice for those in Bloomington thinking about preparing a preliminary proposal. They will also answer questions during two sessions: One at IU Bloomington  from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 in the IMU Georgian Room, and another at IUPUI from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 in University Library, Room 1140.

Inside IU now accepting fall photo contest submissions

Fall photo contest

Submissions should be sent to iniu@iu.edu by Friday, Nov. 11. Photos should be horizontal (landscape) with no filters applied. Please include your name, the campus and the location where the photo was taken. | GRAPHIC BY HEATHER FARMER

As colors change with the season, Inside IU wants to showcase the beauty found on IU campuses statewide. University faculty and staff are invited to submit photos of on-campus fall scenery. The best six to eight photo submissions will be published in an upcoming issue of Inside IU.

Photos should be horizontally (landscape) oriented without any filters applied. To make your submission, please email photos to iniu@iu.edu by Friday, Nov. 11.

To be considered for publication, email submissions should include your name, the department you work for and identify the campus and location where the photo was taken.

IU East professor emeritus inducted into Presidents Circle

IU East Professor Emeritus of History George Blakey was inducted into the IU Presidents Circle during a special ceremony Sept. 30 in Bloomington.

IU inducted 246 individuals into its most prestigious donor recognition society, the Presidents Circle, which honors individuals whose lifetime giving to IU has reached $100,000. IU President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Foundation President Dan Smith presided over the ceremony.

New Presidents Circle members were presented with a personalized medallion cast with a portion of the original carillon bells that once rang in the IU Bloomington Student Building. In addition, their names were added to the honor wall in the Indiana Memorial Union.

IU Kokomo faculty honored for scholarly, creative work and research

IU Kokomo recognized its faculty, honoring them for research, artistic exhibitions, presentations, and scholarly and creative publications in the past year. More than 50 received accolades for a variety of work, including art installations, fiction and poetry as well as research on topics such as the impact of age on youth sports success, e-commerce price discrimination, and politics and public service.

More information about the faculty who were honored is available online.

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