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Front Page News at Indiana University

June 15, 2010

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IU's McRobbie receives prestigious Australian award for service
Fairbanks Foundation awards $20 million grant for new public health school at IUPUI
Advising task force report focuses on professionalism, serving students
Father's Day in Indiana by the numbers
School of Education professor receiving accolades for teaching with technology
IU Jacobs School of Music student composer wins Bowdoin Festival competition
IU team reveals secret life of Isaac Newton on new website
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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IU's McRobbie receives prestigious Australian award for service
The government of Australia announced today (June 14) that Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, a native of that country, has been appointed as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia, a national award signifying "distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or to humanity at large." Read the complete story.

Fairbanks Foundation awards $20 million grant for new public health school at IUPUI
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced today (June 15) that the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation of Indianapolis has awarded a $20 million grant to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to help fund its proposed school of public health and provide increased support for public health initiatives in Indiana. Read the complete story.

Advising task force report focuses on professionalism, serving students
A report issued by the Indiana University Bloomington Academic Advising Task Force underscores the crucial role played by the campus's nearly 150 academic advisors and offers recommendations aimed at supporting their professional development and career advancement. Read the complete story.

Father's Day in Indiana by the numbers
Just in time for Father's Day this Sunday (June 20), the Indiana Business Research Center in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has offered some interesting statistics, based on the most current data. Read the complete story.

School of Education professor receiving accolades for teaching with technology
An assistant professor in the Indiana University School of Education will collect an international award this week for exceptional technology-supported teaching. The Sakai Foundation has selected Joshua Danish, a faculty member in the Learning Sciences program as an honorable mention winner for its third annual "Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award." Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music student composer wins Bowdoin Festival competition
Elliott Bark, a doctoral student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has won the Bowdoin International Music Festival's third-annual student composition competition. His work, autumn leaves canvas for harp, will make its world premiere during the July 31 Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music concert at Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College, Maine. Read the complete story.

IU team reveals secret life of Isaac Newton on new website
Sir Isaac Newton, an icon of scientific revelation, led a secret life as a scholar of the mysterious art of alchemy. For the last six years, William Newman has been exploring that hidden life and bringing it to light. Newman is Distinguished Professor of history and philosophy of science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Friday, June 11:
Men's and Women's Track: Derek Drouin cemented himself into IU lore with his second NCAA title in the 2010 calendar year. Molly Beckwith joined Drouin in the limelight, taking second in the 800 meters. Faith Sherrill also claimed All-America honors with a sixth-place finish in the shot put. Read the meet notes.

Results for Saturday, June 12:
Men's and Women's Track: In the men's 5,000m, Ben Hubers finished in 14:01.40 for 12th place and Andrew Poore was right behind, taking 13th in 14:05.06. Poore was the 10th American-born finisher, putting him just out of the All-America category. The IU women scored 16 points in the meet for 16th place and the Hoosier men finished the meet with 13.5 points for 20th place. Read the meet notes.
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IU in the news

IU President McRobbie honored by native Australia
Wave3.com, Jun 15 -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie has been recognized by his native Australia for his contributions to education. Queen Elizabeth II appointed McRobbie to the Order of Australia, the country's highest means to honor the service of its citizens. Full story.

IU prof. explores Isaac Newton's work in alchemy
Chicagotribune.com, June 15 -- If you think Isaac Newton spent most of his time under an apple tree contemplating gravity, an Indiana University professor wants you to think again. History and philosophy of science professor William Newman says Newton had a secret life as a scholar of alchemy, the 17th century pursuit of an elixir of life and turning metals into gold. Full story.

Fairbanks Foundation awards $20 million grant for new public health school at IUPUI
The Indianapolis Star, IBJ.com, June 15 -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced today that the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation of Indianapolis has awarded a $20 million grant to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to help fund its proposed school of public health and provide increased support for public health initiatives in Indiana. Full story. Full story 2.

Jump in the Pool to Lose Body Fat
Swimming workouts burn fat, trim inches and help you get stronger, fitter and healthier than ever
Women's Health Magazine, June -- A pool might not be the first place you think of going when you're looking to shape up and slim down but perhaps it should be. No other workout burns calories, boosts metabolism, and firms every muscle in your body (without putting stress on your joints) better than swimming. "Our research shows that habitual swimmers are biologically up to 20 years younger than their actual age," says Joel Stager, director of the Councilman Center for the Science of Swimming at Indiana University. Full story.

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