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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.

Dean Rhodes honored as a campus champion of diversity

INDIANAPOLIS -- The woman behind the Advancing Women Mentoring Program at IUPUI and the man known as an outspoken advocate for the campus's Women in Science House are the recipients of the 15th annual Dr. Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards.

Gilhooly invited to Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium

INDIANAPOLIS -- The symposium series, sponsored by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the U.S. Agency for International Development, gives distinguished young scientists an overview of cutting edge science in a wide-ranging set of disciplines. Attendees are nominated and selected by a committee of NAS members.

Conference seeks to inspire high school girls' interest in in STEM careers

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 135 girls will attend the three-day Girls in STEM MAEOPP Pre-College Student Leadership Conference beginning May 29. The students are from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Eight School of Science Graduate Students Named to IUPUI's Elite 50

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eight School of Science graduate students were honored as an Elite 50, and one placed in the Premier 10, during the ceremony on April 15.

School of Science presents awards at the 41st Annual Honors Convocation

INDIANAPOLIS-- The event honored scholarship winners and outstanding students across all science departments.

Associate Dean of the School of Science and associate professor of biology, Kathy Marrs, served as the mistress of ceremonies. Robert L. Smith, M.B.A., President of the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility at Eli Lilly and Company provided the keynote address at the ceremony.

The following school awards were issued:

 School of Science Awards

Faculty and staff awards:

Nine Science students honored with the 2015 Plater Medallion

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eight undergraduate students received the award: Corinne Blackburn, Hardeep Dhillon, Alyssa Flynn, Sarah Fortney, Ana Frausto, Arnesha Price, Alicia Quash and Roziya Tursunova. Graduate student Adam Davis also received the medallion.

The William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion honors graduating IUPUI students who have shown an exemplary commitment to the community and who have developed and ethic of civic mindedness.

Associate professor of biology wins campus mentoring award

INDIANAPOLIS – The Bynum Mentor Award is given each year to outstanding academic mentors who have demonstrated longstanding and extraordinary commitment to the learning process. Roper, an associate professor of biology in the School of Science was recognized for his impact on the lives of students, commitment to student development and the ability to project and instill enthusiasm and pride.

Abramovich family honored with prestigious Spirit of Philanthropy Award

INDIANAPOLIS -- The School of Science honored the Abramovich Family with this year’s award.

IUPUI mathematician receives $1.4 million to study link between respiration and high blood pressure in sleep apnea

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sleep apnea affects an estimated 25 million adults in the United States and is associated with increased risk of hypertension, stroke, heart attack and heart failure.

Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by recurrent upper airway collapses resulting in brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. Episodes occur repeatedly. Untreated obstructive sleep apnea has cumulative effects on the cardiovascular system, leading to hypertension that may be drug resistant. It is estimated that half of all individuals with obstructive sleep apnea are hypertensive.

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