THIS YEAR AT IU

From helping save the honeybee to leading concussion research to creating the "Directed by Women" film movement, this year at IU has been filled with discoveries made, expectations eclipsed, and triumphs achieved. And all of it—the stories you see below and the countless others we haven't the room to tell—would not be possible, without you.

From helping save the honeybee to leading concussion research to creating the "Directed by Women" film movement, this year at IU has been filled with discoveries made, expectations eclipsed, and triumphs achieved. And all of it—the stories you see below and the countless others we haven't the room to tell—would not be possible, without you.
WE WENT BOWLING AND DANCING
IU football made a bowl appearance, and the Hoosier men's and women's basketball teams made it to "The Big Dance," both advancing in the NCAA tournament until facing No. 1 seeds.
20,000 new alumni joined the IU family
20,000 NEW ALUMNI
JOINED THE IU FAMILY
1 in 4

graduates was a first-generation college student

18-71

was the age range of our newest IU alumni

countries were represented in the class of 2016

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WE GAVE AN EVANSVILLE MAN A REASON TO SMILE—AND A NEW FACE TO DO IT WITH
Shirley Anderson is the first to benefit from a process using digital technology to make artificial facial parts—made possible by the teamwork of five schools at IUPUI.
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AN IU SOUTH BEND TEAM WAS TAPPED TO CREATE A MASTERPIECE
The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts won a Masterpiece Grant to celebrate the state of Indiana's bicentennial. Their brand-new play will honor Charles Gordone, who grew up in Elkhart and was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
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ONE FAMILY'S GIFT BRIGHTENED AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY'S FUTURE
In the 1990s, IU alumni Patricia and D.C. "Danny" Danielson gave $250,000 to help build the IU East Danielson Center. This year, they furthered their commitment to lifelong learning by posthumously awarding $100,000 to the center through their estate.
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WE PUT FREE PASSPORTS IN THE HANDS OF 280 STUDENTS
The Passport Caravan giveaway opens the door for first-generation, minority, and low-income students to have international experiences.
NO. 1
smartest public university in the US
TOP 50
most innovative universities in the world
NO. 1
grad school in the nation: School of Public and Environmental Affairs
NO. 1
public undergrad program: Kelley School of Business
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WE USED NANOTECHNOLOGY TO DETECT CANCER
An IU team's super-small, low-cost sensor is showing promise for early detection—thus enabling earlier treatment—of pancreatic and other cancers.
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A PROFESSOR GAVE US A NEW WAY TO SEE THE UNIVERSE
Geosciences professor Gerald Ruth committed more than $31,000 to buy a state-of-the-art computerized mount and dual telescope system for IU Southeast's observatory.
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Members of the IU family won awards for writing, research—and working with Taylor Swift.
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Professor Ross Gay won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, one of the most prestigious honors in poetry.
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IU Northwest marketing professor Subir Bandyopadhyay spent the fall 2015 semester in India on a Fulbright Scholarship.
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Laura Sisk, BA'10, won a Grammy Award for her engineering work on Taylor Swift's album 1989.
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KINDERGARTNERS GOT A TASTE OF COLLEGE LIFE
IU Kokomo welcomed 1,000 kindergartners to campus for "Walk Into My Future." They learned Spanish, bandaged a pretend broken arm, peered into a telescope—they even started saving for college as members of the first Howard County Promise class.
WE PAINTED THE WORLD RED WITH IU DAY
All over the world, the IU family came together to celebrate the first-ever IU Day. We watched, wore, donated, and used #IUday so much we trended nationally on Twitter!
WE CLAIMED BIG WINS UNDERWATER AND IN THE AIR
IU women's swimming and diving had its best NCCA Championships ever, led by freshman Lilly King, who broke records for fastest 100 and 200 breaststroke swims in U.S. history.

IU cheerleaders deserve a cheer themselves: The Crimson Cheerleaders, IU's all-female squad, are national champs for the fourth time in five years.
We made new discoveries and opened doors to new opportunities.
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An IU physicist, in collaboration with a team of international scientists, found indications of a new elementary particle: the "four-flavored" tetraquark. Quarks are building blocks of subatomic particles—so this very small particle could be a very big deal.
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Building on IU's worldwide reach and unparalleled language offerings—more than any other public university in the nation—the School of Global and International Studies opened this year, welcoming Secretary of State John Kerry at its opening celebration.
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Four students were awarded the inaugural Carrie Parker Taylor Scholarship, created to honor the first African American woman to attend IU.
STARTING THE NEXT CHAPTER
All of us at Indiana University hope you feel as proud as we do to be part of the incredible work achieved this year by the IU family—across all eight campuses and around the world. Join us in celebrating this momentous year by making a gift today.
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Thanks to you, we can't wait to see what the future holds.
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