Headline News  

Front Page News at Indiana University

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mathematical model can help communities better evaluate sex offender policies
Cybersecurity summit to feature renowned "security guru," university privacy experts from across nation
IU SIFE students to present free banking workshops for elementary school children
Trustee Finance Committee to meet
IU Innovation Center forms advisory council to guide tenant selection, retention
IU Kokomo Diversity Committee to meet
IU to host free Exxon Mobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp for middle school students
Applegate to lead IU initiative for regional campuses
New Fee Lane crosswalks to be installed at IU Bloomington over spring break
Renowned African artist Prince Twins Seven-Seven is profiled in an IU professor's new book
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to make rare solo appearance at IU Auditorium March 23
Breast cancer drug Fulvestrant appears more effective in the presence of CK8 and CK18
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mathematical model can help communities better evaluate sex offender policies
A new mathematical model developed by Indiana University Bloomington and Arizona State University geographers could help communities that are in the midst of passing or reforming sex offender laws. The researchers describe the model and report its first test in an Early View edition of Papers in Regional Science. Read the complete story.

Cybersecurity summit to feature renowned "security guru," university privacy experts from across nation
Internationally renowned cybersecurity technologist and bestselling author Bruce Schneier will headline the 2010 Higher Education Cybersecurity Summit set for April 1 in Indianapolis. Hosted by Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, the sixth annual summit has attracted a stellar group of speakers that also includes top security and privacy officers from private industry and public education. Read the complete story.

IU SIFE students to present free banking workshops for elementary school children
The Indiana University chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will present free Smart Cookie Banking financial literacy workshops for elementary school children at the public libraries in Bloomington and Ellettsville. The workshops will emphasize importance of saving over consumption, and will take place at the Monroe County Public Library Wednesday, March 31, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the Ellettsville Library Thursday, April 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Smart Cookie Banking workshops are recommended for children between the ages of 8 and 11. Read the complete story.

Trustee Finance Committee to meet
The Finance and Audit Committee of the Indiana University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 23, at 1:00 p.m. to approve the issuance of student fee bonds for the purpose of financing the Cyberinfrastructure Building and lab renovations in Jordan Hall on the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

IU Innovation Center forms advisory council to guide tenant selection, retention
The Indiana University Innovation Center Advisory Council will help to establish policy relative to the highest and best uses of the IUIC facilities and also help with guidance on tenant selection and retention. Start-up life science and information technology companies that wish to apply for space at the center will soon be able to apply online at the Innovate Indiana Web site at http://innovate.indiana.edu/. Read the complete story.

:IU Kokomo Diversity Committee to meet
The IU Kokomo Diversity Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, in the Bogle Room (KO 130) of the Main Building on the Kokomo campus. Read the complete story.

IU to host free ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp for middle school students
Indiana University, in partnership with the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, will host a free summer science camp July 11-23 for students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 (currently in grades 5, 6 and 7). "Understanding Sustainability from the Ground Up: The World of Water" will introduce middle school-age students to the concept of sustainability by focusing their attention on water, a resource many may take for granted. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the human impact on the environment while being exposed to exciting careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read the complete story.

Applegate to lead IU initiative for regional campuses
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced today the creation of a new office to lead an initiative to develop and implement a distinct collective mission for IU's regional campuses which highlights their critical role within the university and the state's higher education system. The office will be headed by John S. Applegate, currently vice president for planning and policy. With his new responsibilities, his title will be changed to vice president for university regional affairs, planning and policy (VPURAPP). Read the complete story.

New Fee Lane crosswalks to be installed at IU Bloomington over spring break
When Indiana University Bloomington students return to classes after spring break on March 22, they will find an addition to campus -- a pair of new pedestrian crosswalks in a highly trafficked area and a promotional campaign on how to use them. Both crosswalks, installed in a partnership between the university and the city of Bloomington, will be located on Fee Lane between 10th and 17th Streets -- one at 13th Street near McNutt Quad and the second between the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environment Affairs building. Read the complete story.

Renowned African artist Prince Twins Seven-Seven is profiled in an IU professor's new book
While preparing a book about Prince Twins Seven-Seven, Henry Glassie spent countless hours with the renowned Nigerian artist, both in Africa and the United States. However, what now excites Glassie the most is the prospect of returning to Nigeria to see the artist installed as the Mogaji -- or clan head -- of the Osuntoki family in Ibadan. Read the complete story.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to make rare solo appearance at IU Auditorium March 23
Multiple-Grammy Award winner Yo-Yo Ma will make a rare solo appearance at IU Auditorium March 23 at 8 p.m. A classical music icon, Yo-Yo Ma has produced more than 75 albums and has 16 Grammy Awards to his credit. In January, he received a Best Classical Crossover Performance Grammy for Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy and Peace. Read the complete story.

Breast cancer drug Fulvestrant appears more effective in the presence of CK8 and CK18
Women's responsiveness to the second-line breast cancer drug fulvestrant may depend on whether the cancer cells are expressing two key proteins, Indiana University Bloomington scientists report in this month's Cancer Biology & Therapy. Fulvestrant appeared to exert maximum anti-cancer effects in vitro when cells produced normal or elevated quantities of the cytokeratins CK8 and CK18, structural proteins that help give the nucleus its shape. Read the complete story.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Tuesday, March 9:
Baseball: No. 10 Louisville Rallies for 9-7 victory. Read the game notes.

Results for Thursday, March 11:
Men's Basketball: For 32 minutes it looked like the Indiana men's basketball team had picked up where it left off from last Saturday's meeting against Northwestern. IU scored the first eight points of the game and never trailed to that point, but Northwestern's Michael Thompson scored 11 of his 16 points during a key run Thursday, leading the Wildcats past Indiana 73-58 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for Friday, March 12:
Women's Tennis: Illinois, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: NCAA Indoor Championships, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark.

Scheduled for Saturday, March 13:
Baseball: Bowling Green, 9:30 a.m., Lake Myrtle Stadium, Auburndale, Fla.
Women's Softball: Saint Josephs, 9:30 a.m., Clearwater, Fla.
Women's Softball: Cleveland State, 11:30 a.m., Clearwater, Fla.
Women's Water Polo: Santa Clara, 12 p.m., Santa Clara, Calif.
Men's Swimming: NCAA Zone Diving Championships, All Day, West Lafayette, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: NCAA Indoor Championships, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark.
Women's Swimming: NCAA Zone Diving Championships, All Day, West LAfayette, Ind.

Scheduled for Sunday, March 14:
Baseball: Central Michigan, 10 a.m., Chain O'Lakes Stadium, Winter HAven, Fla.
Women's Softball: Maine, 10:30 a.m., Clearwater, Fla.
Women's Water Polo: Cal State Monterey Bay, 12 p.m., Monterey Calif.
Men's and Women's Swimming: NCAA Zone Diving Championships, All Day, West Lafayette, Ind.

Scheduled for Monday, March 15:
Women's Water Polo: Sonoma State, 3 plm., Rhonert Park, Calif.
Baseball: Yale, 3 p.m., Chain O'Lakes Stadium, Winter Haven, Fla.
Men's and Women's Swimming: NCAA Zone Diving Championships, All Day, West Lafayette, Ind.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

IU in the news

Bestselling author pitching mojo at IU biz conference
The Indianapolis Star, March 10 -- Call it energy, excitement, enthusiasm or positive mental attitude. Author and motivational speaker Marshall Goldsmith calls it mojo. And he's telling about 700 business leaders at the 64th annual Indiana University Business Conference today how to get their mojo, how to keep it and how to get it back if they lose it. Full story.

Riley Hospital expansion back on track
Indiana Daily Student, March 11 -- Clarian Health, a group consisting of IU Hospital, Methodist Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children, announced it would be resuming work on the $435 million Simon Family Tower that had been delayed since February 2009. Full story.

New crosswalks to be installed at IU over spring break
Indiana Daily Student, theindychannel.com, March 10,11 -- A pair of new pedestrian crosswalks will be installed on the IU campus by March 22, according to an IU news release both crosswalks, installed in a partnership between the university and the city of Bloomington, will be located on Fee Lane between 10th and 17th Streets -- one at 13th Street near McNutt Quad and the second between the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environment Affairs building. Full story. Full story 2.

More colleges offering 3-year degrees
USA Today, March 11 -- The three-year degree is not without its detractors. Alexander C. McCormick, director of the Indiana University-based National Survey of Student Engagement, said "it would be nice if institutions actually provided four-year degrees … before we think about accelerating." According to data from the U.S. Department of Education, the four-year graduation rate for first-time undergraduate who began their bachelor's degrees in 2000-01 was 36.1%. The six-year rate was 57.5%. Full story.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Traveling to Bloomington? Check the weather in the vicinity by calling Weatherline at 812-334-1515. Or, go to the Bloomington Herald-Times' weather page at: http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/weather/.

For more information on Bloomington, Indiana, where to stay, where to eat and what to do, go to: http://www.visitbloomington.com/.

For more information on Indiana University, to arrange a tour or get a map, go to: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuvis/.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Get more news from IU at the following frequently-visited university Web sites:

-- For all news releases from University Communications, go to: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/.

-- Find the Indiana University Gateway page with links to all IU campuses at: http://www.indiana.edu/.

-- To subscribe or unsubscribe to e-newsletters from IU, go to: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/subscribe/.

-- To subscribe to University Communications RSS news feeds, go to: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/web/page/normal/2106.html.

-- For IU Bloomington athletics news, go to: http://iuhoosiers.collegesports.com/.

-- For IUPUI athletics news, go to: http://www.iupuijags.com/.

-- For audio and video clips of IU events, go to: http://broadcast.iu.edu/.

-- For an IU Calendar of Events, go to: http://events.iu.edu/.

-- For faculty and staff news at IU, go to: http://www.homepages.indiana.edu.

-- Find people and e-mail addresses at any IU campus at: http://www.iub.edu/people/address.shtml



  Copyright © 2010 The Trustees of Indiana University | 107 S. Indiana Ave.  |  Bloomington, IN 47405-7000  |  Comments: iunewsed@indiana.edu  |   Subscribe  

Delivery Tip: To ensure delivery to your inbox (not junk folders), please add iunewsed@indiana.edu to your address book or contacts.