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IU Northwest in the News: Congressman visits medical school; professor's Gary project profiled by Chicago Public Radio

RedHawks' Pete Trgovich III tagged as player to watch by Indy Star

The Indiana University School of Medicine - Northwest received a high-profile visit on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 1st District U.S. Rep Pete Visclosky (D-Merrillville).

The Congressman toured the med school's labs in the Dunes Medical/Professional Building and a chemistry lab in Marram Hall, where the university's latest research equipment is housed. Med school and chemistry faculty gave demonstrations of the technology, for which Visclosky secured approximately $500,000 in an appropriations bill last year.

Visclosky then attended a private luncheon with med school faculty and students.

For more coverage of Rep. Visclosky's visit to IU Northwest, follow this link to a story published online by the Northwest Indiana Times.

In a recent feature on efforts to revitalize the City of Gary, Chicago Public Radio interviewed IU Northwest Associate Professor of Minority Studies Earl Jones, Ph.D., about his ongoing Historic Midtown Project, which seeks to identify, preserve and restore significant historical and cultural sites in the city's Midtown district.

Jones, who was also involved in a recent effort by the Planning and the Black Community Division of the American Planning Association to craft a plan for revitalizing Gary's Broadway corridor, spoke to the importance of saving and restoring Gary's cultural sites amid calls for wholesale demolition of abandoned city buildings. IU Northwest Professor Emeritus of History Ronald Cohen, Ph.D., was also interviewed by Chicago Public Radio as part of the story.

To read or listen to this Chicago Public Radio report, follow this link.

The Indianapolis Star has identified IU Northwest senior Pete Trgovich III as one of a dozen men's basketball players to watch from Indiana's small colleges and universities this basketball season. To read the article, follow this link.



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Christopher Sheid

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Photo by Christopher Sheid/IU Northwest Office of Marketing and Communications
1st District U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky watches as Professor of Chemistry Vinodgopal Kizhanipuram, Ph.D. (center), demonstrates the use of a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometer on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Also pictured is Associate Professor of Chemistry Julie Peller, Ph.D. (right) Visclosky helped to secure federal funds for the purchase of this and other research equipment for the IU School of Medicine - Northwest and IU Northwest.
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