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Report points to problems in using SAT and ACT to assess high school achievement
IU's Gill Center honors neuroscientists Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Karl Deisseroth
Welcome Week helps incoming IU Bloomington students prepare for classes, learn campus traditions
IU High School agreement contributes to Virtual Academy in Evansville, Ind.
Jeffrey Wolin to unveil 'Portraits of American and Vietnamese War Veterans' at festival in France
IU Bloomington to host international conference, 'The Turks and Islam'
'Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll' aims to promote positive health choices
IU Bloomington Move-In Day
IU Journalism lecture series to feature Gay Talese, Lara Logan and Thomas Friedman
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Report points to problems in using SAT and ACT to assess high school achievement
A special report issued by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University's School of Education cautions that the growing trend of using college admission and placement exams in measuring high school student achievement may in some cases produce misleading and inappropriate results. Read the complete story.

IU's Gill Center honors neuroscientists Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Karl Deisseroth
Neuroscientists from biotechnology pioneer Genentech, Inc. and Stanford University will be honored next month at the annual Gill Symposium of the Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Science at Indiana University Bloomington. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Genentech's executive vice president for research and chief scientific officer, will receive the 2010 Gill Award. Karl Deisseroth, associate professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Psychiatry at Stanford University, will receive the 2010 Gill Young Investigator Award. Read the complete story.

Welcome Week helps incoming IU Bloomington students prepare for classes, learn campus traditions
New and returning Indiana University Bloomington students can share in the traditions and culture of IU during "Proud Traditions: Welcome Week 2010," presented by the IU Office of First Year Experience Programs starting Aug. 25. After freshman move-in day, which starts at 8 a.m., Aug. 25, incoming freshmen are invited to take part in one of two Freshman Induction Ceremonies that day at 2 and 4 p.m. in IU Auditorium. Read the complete story.

IU High School agreement contributes to Virtual Academy in Evansville, Ind.
Online courses from Indiana University High School (IUHS) are a major part of the curriculum for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.'s (EVSC's) new Virtual Academy, as a result of a three-year agreement that will deliver high-quality IUHS course work to EVSC students online. Read the complete story.

Jeffrey Wolin to unveil 'Portraits of American and Vietnamese War Veterans' at festival in France
It was December of 1972 in Vietnam. U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Sherman was airborne commander of "Operation Linebacker II," 11 days of bombing targets that he said included railroads and military installations. "It was obvious that Hanoi was on its knees militarily," Sherman said in 2005, a couple of months before he died. "After the third or fourth night, things were looking pretty good for us." Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington to host international conference, 'The Turks and Islam'
More than 60 scholars in history, art, literature, religion and political science will gather at Indiana University Bloomington for an international conference on how Turkic-speaking peoples have interacted with Islam over the centuries. While many may be more familiar with Islam in the modern state of Turkey, the great majority of the Turkic-speaking peoples began converting to Islam toward the end of the 9th century. Read the complete story.

'Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll' aims to promote positive health choices
Many first-year students will arrive at Indiana University Bloomington this week ready to party but without experience in setting limits. To help ensure they don't get in over their heads, IU student-services offices are offering a taste of "Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll." Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington Move-In Day
Move-In Day at Indiana University Bloomington is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 25). With more than 11,000 beds available for the 2010-11 academic year, officials in IU Residential Programs and Services expect to be operating at full capacity. Students will move in from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. As in the past, IU President Michael McRobbie, IU First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie, Provost Karen Hanson and Dean of Students Harold 'Pete' Goldsmith will visit halls of residence to extend a welcome to new students and their parents. They will travel in golf carts, be available for photos with parents and students and distribute IU decals. Read the complete story.

IU Journalism lecture series to feature Gay Talese, Lara Logan and Thomas Friedman
A writer who set the bar for a new narrative tradition, a broadcaster who has reported from the frontlines of conflict and a columnist whose work has garnered three Pulitzer Prizes will visit Bloomington this fall as guests of the IU School of Journalism's fall Speaker Series. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Scheduled for August 27:
Women's Volleyball: Georgia Tech, 7 p.m., Atlanta, Ga.
Women's Soccer: Kentucky, 7 p.m., Lexington, Ky.
Men's Soccer: Duke, 8:10 p.m., Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Results for Friday, August 20:
Women's Soccer: The Indiana University women's soccer team opened the 2010 season with a dominating 3-0 victory over the University of Evansville (0-1) on Friday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium. Junior Carly Samp and freshman Rebecca Candler both tallied a goal and assist in the game to pace a steady Indiana (1-0) attack. Read the match notes.

Results for Saturday, August 21:
Field Hockey: In its final preseason scrimmage, the Indiana field hockey team fell at Ohio State, 4-3. Read the game notes.

Results for Sunday, August 22:
Men's Soccer: With a mere four days of practice under its belts, the Indiana men's soccer team had the look of a squad trying to find its identity in a 2-1 exhibition loss to Xavier. Read the match notes.

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IU in the news

Indiana University approves pay raises; 4 other colleges have done so
Raises are 3 percent; state workers' pay still frozen
The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 21 -- While state employees are still under a pay freeze, and private employers remain in cutback mode, times are getting better on Indiana's college campuses. Indiana University trustees approved a 3 percent pay increase Friday for its 17,000 professors and support staff. They are not alone. At least four other public institutions -- Ball State, Ivy Tech, the University of Southern Indiana and Vincennes -- have approved pay increases of about 2 percent each. Full story.

Roche Backs New Method for Drug Delivery to Cells
The New York Times, Aug. 24 -- Richard D. DiMarchi, a professor and former chairman of the chemistry department at Indiana University, who is not involved with Aileron, said the deal shows that big pharmaceutical companies are embracing the novel peptide and protein technologies. "Peptide molecular medicine is a very hot area, and this concept of stapled peptides is a new area of great promise," he said. Professor DiMarchi co-founded Marcadia Biotech in 2005 and signed a licensing deal with Merck in 2008 to pursue other forms of stabilized peptides to treat diabetes and obesity. He said those materials, which work outside cells, are now in clinical trials. Full story.

IUPUI Work To Improve Breast Cancer Detection Receives International Recognition
Medicalnewstoday.com, Aug. 20 -- A paper by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers describing the development of a new methodology to improve identification of breast cancer tissue by pathology laboratories has been selected as the best scientific paper in the "bioinformatics and biomedical applications track" by the International Association for Pattern Recognition. Full story.

Indiana University has record number of international students enrolled
The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 21 -- Indiana University is hosting its biggest crowd of international students this year. University officials say a record of nearly 1,500 students from abroad are enrolled this year. Rendy Schrader leads international student and scholar advising for IU. She says students are going through orientation to learn about rules and connect with their academic life. Full story.

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