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FIVE FIERCE FACTS on FRIDAY

Updated: Sep 17, 2023

IU - IU scientists were responsible for the first use of DNA technologies to locate a marker for a human disease gene, targeting the gene responsible for Huntington's Disease.

IU - IU faculty member Camilla Williams was the first African American singer to receive a regular contract with a major American opera company, the New York City Opera, and sang the national anthem before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

IU -The Kelley School of Business was originally established as "School of Commerce and Finance" of Indiana University in 1920. It was subsequently renamed "School of Business Administration" in 1933 and "School of Business" in 1938. In 1997, it was named "Kelley School of Business" after its alumnus E.W.

IU - “FUN BOBBY,” graduated from Indiana University. Come on, you know who “FUN BOBBY” is! Vince Ventresca, BS’89, is still best known for his role as Fun Bobby on NBC’s hit sitcom Friends. Having been in two epsidoes, “The One with the Monkey”, and “The One with Russ.”

IU -The Archaeological Historic Image Collection is comprised of over 12,000 photographic prints, 9,000 negatives, 8,200 slides, 50 glass plate images, and 100 16mm film reels. The collection documents the history of archaeological work in Indiana and the Midwest since at least the 1920s.



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