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Front Page News at Indiana University

June 8, 2010

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IU professor's new textbook uses the best science writing from the New York Times
Latest HSSSE results show familiar theme: bored, disconnected students want more from schools
Whirlpool Corporation and Indiana University to partner in Habitat for Humanity campus build
IU research at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting
Strangers influence our dating preferences
IU School of Journalism receives estate gift of $1 million from alumnus
2010-11 IUAA Scholars recognized
IU Art Museum to celebrate 'Midsummer Night' with food, music and art
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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IU professor's new textbook uses the best science writing from the New York Times
For decades, The New York Times has been one of the nation's premier outlets for stories about science. Now, a retired Indiana University journalism professor has put many of those stories together in a unique collection aimed at students of science writing. Though intended for the classroom, Discover magazine blogger Carl Zimmer, and a contributor to the volume, has written that the collection, The New York Times Reader -- Science and Technology (Congressional Quarterly Press), is an anthology of science writing "that can stand on its own." Read the complete story.

Latest HSSSE results show familiar theme: bored, disconnected students want more from schools
The most recent results from the annual High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) closely resemble past findings, reflecting bored students who say they are not connected to their school. Read the complete story.

Whirlpool Corporation and Indiana University to partner in Habitat for Humanity campus build
Students and faculty from IU and its Kelley School of Business, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, Habitat for Humanity International and Whirlpool Corporation employees will join together for a one-week campus blitz build culminating Oct. 2 to fulfill the dream of homeownership for a low-income Bloomington family. Read the complete story.

IU research at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting
More than 30 researchers from Indiana University participated in the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Baltimore, June 2-5. Below is a sample of some of the research. Read the complete story.

Strangers influence our dating preferences
Many people like to think they have discriminating tastes when it comes to romantic interests. An Indiana University study, however, found that men and women are greatly influenced not only by what their friends think of their potential fling or relationship partner, but also by the opinions of complete strangers. Read the complete story.

IU School of Journalism receives estate gift of $1 million from alumnus
Indiana University alumnus Frank C. Arganbright, whose career as a reporter and public relations professional spanned nearly five decades in his adopted hometown of Lafayette, Ind., has given the IU School of Journalism a $1 million gift from his estate. Read the complete story.

2010-11 IUAA Scholars recognized
The Indiana University Alumni Association Scholars program, now in its 16th year, awarded 28 $1,000 scholarships to IU students. Each recipient is the son or daughter of an IUAA member. Two scholarships are designated for qualifying applicants from each of IU's eight campuses, and the remaining awards are given on an at-large basis. Scholarships are granted based on academic achievement and financial need. Read the complete story.

IU Art Museum to celebrate 'Midsummer Night' with food, music and art
From William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream to Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night, Midsummer Night -- also known as the summer solstice, which occurs this year on June 21 -- has long inspired artists, who are attracted to its associations with ancient rituals, lovers' escapades and nature's bounty. Read the complete story. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Scheduled for Wednesday, June 9:
Men's Track: NCAA Championships, All Day, Eugene, Ore.
Women's Track: NCAA Outdoor Championships All Day, Eugene, Ore.

Scheduled for Thursday, June 10:
Women's Track: NCAA Outdoor Championships, All Day, Eugene, Ore.
Men's Track: NCAA Championships, All Day, Eugene, Ore.

Scheduled for Friday, June 11:
Women's Track: NCAA Outdoor Championships, All Day, Eugene, Ore.
Men's Track: NCAA Championships, All Day, Eugene, Ore.

Scheduled for Saturday, June 12:
Men's Track: NCAA Championships, All Day, Eugene, Ore.
Women's Track: NCAA Outdoor Championships, All Day, Eugene, Ore.

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IU in the news

Former reporter leaves IU journalism school $1M
Chicagotribune.com, June 8 -- An Indiana University alum who worked for years at a Lafayette newspaper before he died in 2008 has left $1 million to IU's School of Journalism. IU says the gift from Frank Arganbright was the first single donation of at least $1 million for scholarships from an individual in the history of the journalism school. Full story.

Whirlpool Corporation and Indiana University to Partner in Habitat for Humanity Campus Build
Marketwatch.com, June 8 -- Game-day will also be build-day at Indiana University beginning September 25, 2010. Students and faculty from Indiana University (IU) and its Kelley School of Business, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, Habitat for Humanity International and Whirlpool Corporation /quotes/comstock/13*!whr/quotes/nls/whr (WHR 92.35, -3.30, -3.45%) employees will join together for a one-week campus blitz build culminating October 2 to fulfill the dream of homeownership for a low-income Bloomington family. Full story.

Help for Women Runners With Knee Pain
Medicinenet.com, June 4 -- Hip exercises can reduce a common type of knee pain in female runners, according to a new study. The exercise program reduced and, in some cases, eliminated knee pain, according to the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers. Full story.

Daily breathing exercise ensures more oxygen for muscles
Sifynews.com, June 7 -- Daily breathing exercises for six weeks freed more oxygen for other muscles by cutting down on the amount required by breathing or inspiratory muscles during exercise. Louise Turner, researcher in kinesiology at the Indiana University, said just the act of breathing during an endurance activity such as running, swimming or cycling, performed at maximum intensity, can account for 10 to 15 percent of an athlete's total oxygen consumption. Full story.

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