INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: ISU drones create 'world's largest video game'

2013-03-07T12:34:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: ISU drones create 'world's largest video game'Gerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
March 07, 2013 12:34 pm  • 

Indiana State University hopes to turn its unmanned aerial systems minor into a four-year bachelor's degree program. Principal Investigators Richard Baker and Jeff Hauser say while the technology is commonly associated with military use, it has civilian and commercial applications as well. In an Inside INdiana Business Television interview, they say the school is looking to partner with businesses and other universities in hopes of developing a more widespread program.

 

Plan For South Bend Brewery Clears Hurdle

A proposal to start a new brewery in South Bend is moving forward. Sean Meehan, who owns Fiddler's Hearth restaurant in the city, has received a favorable recommendation from the Area Board of Zoning Appeals on an exemption to open Crooked Ewe Brewery and Ale House in an old VFW hall.

 

Greene County Mine Ahead of Schedule

Texas-based VHGI Holdings Inc. says its mine in Greene County will begin shipping coal ahead of schedule. The company says the Landree Mine will ship its first delivery to Indianapolis Power and Light Co. this month.

 

TEDxBloomington Reveals Speaker Lineup

The lineup has been announced for this month's TEDxBloomington event. Organizers say the speakers will focus on ideas they have developed to impact the world.

 

Indiana State Names New Provost

Indiana State University has named the founding dean of the College of Nursing, Health and Human Services its new provost. During his time at Indiana State, Richard Williams has led the development of six new degree programs focusing on the shortage of health care workers.

 

Lamb School Receives Anonymous Gift

Purdue University says an anonymous donor has given the Brian Lamb School of Communication a $2 million gift. Matching programs will raise the value of the donation to $3 million. The funding will support faculty, students and the school's strategic objectives.

 

Lilly Cholesterol Drug Performs Well in Trial

A cholesterol treatment from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE:LLY) has outperformed a competitor in a recent superiority trial. The study finds HIV-infected patients who received LIVALO saw a greater reduction in bad cholesterol levels compared to patients taking pravastatin.

 

Columbus Chamber Selects New Leader

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce has tapped Cindy Frey to be its next president. She is set to take over March 25 after wrapping up current duties as associate director of the Columbus Area Visitors Center.

 

IU Enters eText Partnership

Indiana University has entered into a partnership with a Kentucky company to provide eTexts on all of the school's campuses. IU says Cengage Learning will offer favorable pricing to faculty and students.

 

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