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BTN LiveBIG: Indiana senior wins national journalism competition

Indiana senior Samantha Schmidt brought home a big victory for the Hoosiers this summer when she won the national writing championship at the 2015 Hearst Journalism Awards in June. And with five of the eight finalists in the writing category, the IU Media School had a great overall showing in the competition.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska engineers achieve breakthrough in brain trauma research

Even though the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan haven’t definitively ended, the aftereffects are already being felt as thousands of soldiers return home with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) caused by improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. The U.S. Department of Defense reports that TBIs, described as “the signature injury” of those wars, have afflicted some 320,000 veterans since 2000.

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BTN LiveBIG: Iowa's I-Corps program to equip enterprising researchers with business savvy

A new program at the University of Iowa has put out a statewide call for thinkers, creatives, inventors and entrepreneurs who want to see their fields of dreams become realities. And backed by a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the school appears poised to unveil a fresh crop of innovative technologies for the consumer marketplace.

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BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten students selected as Agriculture Ambassadors

From the cornfields of Nebraska to the vineyards — yes, vineyards — of New Jersey, agriculture is big business in B1G country. So it’s appropriate that Big Ten students will be serving as National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassadors through the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization.

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