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IUPUI freshman class among largest, most academically talented in campus history

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.

Psychology researcher receives early career award from American Pain Society

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.

New prevention target: IUPUI studies effect of depression treatment on heart attack risk

INDIANAPOLIS – Depressed adults are at high risk of cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of both men and women in the United States

"In previous studies, we have found intriguing positive evidence that managing depression lowers risk of future heart attacks and strokes," said Stewart, associate professor of psychology and an affiliated scientist of the IU Center for Aging Research. "With this new NIH-funded clinical trial, we hope to confirm that treatment of depression is cardioprotective, lowering the risk of developing cardiovascular disease."

Atkinson to lead IUPUI Research Office

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.

Gabriel Filippelli named 2015 Fellow for International Association of GeoChemistry

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.

IUPUI internship program inspires future STEM educators

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.

Kathy Johnson to serve in key position as part of IUPUI leadership transition

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.

IUPUI will help U.S. State Department develop policy solutions through Diplomacy Lab

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.

School of Science Honors the Class of 2015

INDIANAPOLIS— The graduating class of 2015 consists of 486 bachelor's degree recipients, 152 master's degree recipients and 26 doctoral degree recipients.

Researchers examine how to minimize drought impact on important food crops

INDIANAPOLIS --  In an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis research paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers provide information that could help agricultural planning and management to minimize drought-induced yield losses.

Legumes, which include peas, beans, peanuts and alfalfa, are grown in almost every climatic region and are second only to cereals in terms of contribution to food security.