IU East News and Notes

October 19th, 2009

Mathematics professor invited to present at conference
Mort Seddighin, professor of mathematics, has been invited to present a talk during the 2009 Midwest Optimization Conference on Saturday, October 17, at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
The presentation is “Some Techniques of Matrix Optimization.” Seddighin is using a lemma, which he discovered, to analytically solve the “Distribution of Search Effort” problem. This problem, which is among famous research allocation problems in operations research, has applications in the military.

Professor publishes work on Down syndrome
Hitesh Kathuria, assistant professor of chemistry/biochemistry, recently had his work included in the book “The Sticky Synapse” published by Springer.

Kathuria authored the book chapter titled “The Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecule.”
The chapter is on Down syndrome cell adhesion molecules (DSCAMs) which are a structurally and functionally conserved family of cell surface receptors that play important roles in nervous system organization.

Biology professor invited to present at national conference on Canine health, longevity
Kim Greer, assistant professor of biology, was invited to present at the 14th annual Canine Cognition, Aging and Neuropathology conference in Ontario, Canada from September 23-25.

She presented “Canine Correlates of Longevity” and had the opportunity to work with professionals from various fields of neuropathology and aging who investigate or are interested in Canine health and its application to human health.

IU East named as a family friendly work environment
The Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition has named Indiana University East as a family friendly work environment. IU East and other Wayne County employers were recognized by the coalition during an awards presentation held on October 16 at the Wayne County Foundation.

The award recognizes employers within the county that provide lactation support in the workplace. IU East provides breaks and a designated location for employees to express milk for the employee’s infant child. The Center for Health Promotion, which is now located in Hayes Hall 006, provides the space.

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