Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ostrom's new book encourages research collaboration across specialties

May 12, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Advances in social sciences research methods have led to debates over which specific method is best suited for particular projects, and have also caused researchers to become isolated.

The new book Working Together: Collective Action, the Commons, and Multiple Methods in Practice, published by the Princeton University Press, examines the advantages that can be gained from drawing on several different research methods and the challenges of a multi-methods approach.
Working Together

Co-author and Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom, Distinguished Professor and Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences, explains that right now in the social sciences there is a "'my method is better than yours, my discipline is better than yours' mentality, which is destructive."

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Monday, May 10, 2010

IUPUI Grad Student Receives National Award from Hispanic Honor Society

Courtesy of Indiana University.

Andrea Meyer Smith, a Liberal Arts graduate student in the Master of Arts for Teaching Spanish (MAT) program has won the 2010 Gabriela Mistral Award. She is the second IUPUI student to receive the prestigious award presented by Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

The award recognizes excellence in the studies of Spanish language, literature, and culture, and endorsement of Sigma Delta Pi principles of advancement and dissemination of Hispanic language and cultures. It is granted by the honor society’s national headquarters. This year 14 recipients were chosen from nominations submitted from among the society’s 573 chapters.

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U.S. Department of Energy award goes to first-year master's student for matter-antimatter research

IU Department of Physics graduate student Daniel Salvat will receive $151,500 from the U.S. Department of Energy over the next three years to further his education and research in the area of ultra-cold neutrons.  Courtesy of Indiana University.

May 6, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A first-year graduate student studying experimental nuclear physics has received a three-year, $151,500 award from the U.S. Department of Energy to further his education and research involving ultra-cold neutrons.

Daniel Salvat, who completed a Bachelor of Science in both physics and mathematics at IU in 2008, is among the first class of Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship award winners. He was one of 150 awardees from a group of more than 3,200 applicants who sought the new DOE fellowship geared towards young scientists and engineers whose work is hoped to make major contributions to national goals for energy, environment and scientific discovery and innovation.

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IU student publications recognized nationally and statewide

April 20, 2010

BLOOMINGTON — Indiana University Bloomington's student publications earned top awards this spring from both state and national associations.

New Cyberinfrastructure Building to serve as gateway to Bloomington’s growing technology park

April 27, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for IU Bloomington's new Cyberinfrastructure Building at 11 a.m. Thursday (April 29). The ceremony will take place at 10th Street and the Indiana State Road 45/46 Bypass.

The Cyberinfrastructure Building, referred to as the CIB, joins the IU Data Center and the IU Innovation Center in the evolving technology park at 10th and the Bypass in Bloomington.

With 123,000 gross square feet and a 250-person, reconfigurable multipurpose space off the atrium, the CIB is designed to be the social hub of the tech park area. Visitors will join resident information technology experts for frequent collaboration and networking opportunities in the high performance, green facility.

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IU to operate new high-speed network for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The GlobalNOC at Indiana University provides 24x7x365 professional network support for the most advanced research and education networks in the country. Global NOC staff ensure the health of these networks using a variety of management and monitoring tools, including a 30-foot video wall in their state-of-the-art control center.  Courtesy of Indiana University.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) at Indiana University has been selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to serve as operator of its new high-speed network for climate research called "Nwave."

The three-year, $1.6 million contract is funded in part under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and will create seven new jobs within the GlobalNOC. The project adds to the growing list of national and international networks for which the Indiana-based GlobalNOC serves as network operations center.

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