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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 26, 2010

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'An Evening of Conversation with Jane Pauley and Meryl Streep at Indiana University' announced for Nov. 12
American Historical Review: Leaving Iraq . . . in 1932
A new TV series will provide an inside look at the daily lives of IU students
Indiana University to dedicate Union Street Center
Halloween in Indiana by the numbers
Rapper Freddie Gibbs to perform at the Bishop in Union Board-sponsored show
IU conference features first black mayor where historic civil rights era events took place
Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute to be renamed Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center
Vernon Smith, Nobel laureate in economics, to speak at IU Bloomington
Téllez, Pryor and de Souza to be honored at IU Sonneborn Lecture and Provost Professors event
IU cancels a portion of its Health Engagement Program
Live from Bloomington to host 'Singer-Songwriter Night'
2010 Octubafest dedicated to the memory of Harvey Phillips
Just-in-Time Teaching, an IUPUI innovation now used nationwide
While data mining for political astroturfers, truthy.indiana.edu is hitting pay dirt
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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'An Evening of Conversation with Jane Pauley and Meryl Streep at Indiana University' announced for Nov. 12
Indiana University announces a free event featuring Meryl Streep and Jane Pauley on Friday, Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Indiana University Auditorium. Entitled "An Evening of Conversation with Jane Pauley and Meryl Streep at Indiana University," the event is free and open to the public. On Nov. 1 at 10 a.m., tickets will be available in person at the IU Auditorium box office for IU Bloomington students, faculty and staff with valid ID; tickets will be available for the general public on Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Read the complete story.

American Historical Review: Leaving Iraq . . . in 1932
A Western power occupies Iraq but decides eventually to withdraw and grant independence. Critics object, with some suggesting Iraqis aren't ready to run their own country, and others arguing that the power is primarily looking out for its own economic and military interests. Read the complete story.

A new TV series will provide an inside look at the daily lives of IU students
Indiana University's student-athletes appear every day on Big Ten Network television programs. But soon, students who are not athletes will also be seen on nationally televised programs on the Big Ten Network. IU is commencing work on a new television series that will give audiences an inside look at what IU students experience on a daily basis -- enlightening and inspiring lecture classes delivered by IU's most outstanding faculty members. Read the complete story.

Indiana University to dedicate Union Street Center
Indiana University on Tuesday (Oct. 26) will formally dedicate Union Street Center, the first new residential complex to open on the IU Bloomington campus in more than 40 years. The dedication will take place at 1:30 p.m. in Cedar Hall Auditorium, part of the Union Street Center, which opened its doors at the start of the fall 2010 semester. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception in the center's atrium and tours of the facility. Read the complete story.


Halloween in Indiana by the numbers
Just in time for Halloween on Sunday (Oct. 31), the Indiana Business Research Center in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has offered some data about the holiday's observance in the Hoosier state and across the country. They promise treats, no tricks and nothing too scary. Read the complete story.

Rapper Freddie Gibbs to perform at the Bishop in Union Board-sponsored show
When rapper Freddie Gibbs was dumped by his record label, the Gary, Ind.-born musician responded by taking his career into his own hands: He released two free mix tape compilations online (The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs and midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik) in 2009. Gibbs will perform at The Bishop (123 S. Walnut St.) Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in an evening sponsored by Live From Bloomington, a branch of Indiana University's Union Board, the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story.

IU conference features first black mayor where historic civil rights era events took place
The first black mayor of a historic Mississippi city, a brigadier general and one of the nation's top academics on race in America all are coming for a conference at Indiana University Bloomington. They will be presenters at the 2010 Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference being held at IU's Kelley School of Business and at the Indiana Memorial Union on Nov. 12-13. The theme for the student-founded conference is "Pluralism, Antagonism and Civil Engagement: Developing Leaders in 21st Century America." Read the complete story.


Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute to be renamed Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center
Effective in early 2011, the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute will be named Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center, MPRI President and CEO Peter Johnstone has announced. The name change is part of a larger effort to establish a new identity that better aligns IU resources with those of Clarian Health, and signifies a single high standard of care. Clarian Health will change its name to IU Health next spring (2011). Read the complete story.


Vernon Smith, Nobel laureate in economics, to speak at IU Bloomington
Vernon Smith, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in economic sciences for research that laid the foundation for the field of experimental economics, will speak this week at Indiana University as part of the campus's fall 2010 Themester: "sustain•ability: Thriving on a Small Planet." Read the complete story.

Téllez, Pryor and de Souza to be honored at IU Sonneborn Lecture and Provost Professors event
Carmen Helena Téllez, professor in the Jacobs School of Music and the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Tracy M. Sonneborn Award at Indiana University, will be recognized on Nov. 4 in the IU Simon Music Center's Auer Hall, where she will present the Sonneborn Lecture. Read the complete story.

IU cancels a portion of its Health Engagement Program
Indiana University today announced to its 17,000 full-time employees that they will not be asked to fill out an online Health Risk Assessment questionnaire as a step to qualifying for a reduction in their health insurance premium in 2011. The announcement was made by Dan Rives, associate vice president for human resources. Read the complete story.

Live from Bloomington to host 'Singer-Songwriter Night'
The free event, which will take place in the IMU Starbucks on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. and last for about three hours, will feature five local singer/songwriters. The show is a great way to get to know local music and nice venue for anyone who wants to know more about the wealth of musicians that call Bloomington home. Read the complete story.

2010 Octubafest dedicated to the memory of Harvey Phillips
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Brass Department presents the 2010 Octubafest, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 27 and running through Oct. 31, when an Octobaween concert will be performed at 7 p.m. in Ford-Crawford Hall. The series of concerts by Jacobs School of Music students offers a wide variety of performances on the tuba and the euphonium and will be dedicated to the memory of tuba pioneer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips, who passed away last week. Read the complete story.

Just-in-Time Teaching, an IUPUI innovation now used nationwide
A student-focused Web-based teaching and learning strategy developed in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is now in use on college campuses across the country, helping professors present material at a level customized to the educational backgrounds, interests, perspectives and capabilities of students in their classrooms. The strategy provides constant feedback to both teachers and students at exactly the time they need it. Read the complete story.

While data mining for political astroturfers, truthy.indiana.edu is hitting pay dirt
Truthy.indiana.edu, the website created by researchers at Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing to root out Twitter-based political astroturfing campaigns, is finding success. In what the researchers are calling one of the most egregious examples, the Twitter account @PeaceKaren_25, while concealing its ownership identity, generated more than 10,000 tweets since the end of June. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Friday, October 22:
Women's Swimming: The Indiana University women's swimming and diving team got the 2010-11 season off to a fast start with victories in 13 of 16 events and a pair of NCAA provisional times in a 158.5-135.5 win over Northwestern. Read the meet notes.
Men's Swimming: With victories in 12 of 16 events, the Indiana men's swimming and diving team opened the 2010-11 season with a 159-131 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats. Read the meet notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team (16-5, 4-5) notched their second win over a top-15 opponent this season, crushing the 13th-ranked Michigan Wolverines (18-3, 7-2) in impressive fashion, sweeping Big Blue by scores of 25-16, 25-15 and 25-21. Read the match notes.
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team wrapped up their second competition of the 2010-11 season on Sunday, finishing the third and final day of the KU Invitational with an overall singles record of 12-6 and 10-2 doubles mark. Read the match notes.

Results for Saturday, October 23:
Women's Swimming: The Indiana women's swimming and diving team improved to a perfect 2-0 in dual meets with a 156-129 win over Kentucky. Read the meet notes.
Men's Swimming: IU was 5/100ths of a second behind after the butterfly but the Hoosiers could not catch up as Ress, Tyler Lemert, Cody Weik and Bryan Chovanec took second with a time of 1:32.37, 7/100ths of a second behind Kentucky's winning time of 1:32.30. Read the meet notes.
Football: Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase passed for two touchdowns and the Fighting Illini returned interceptions for two more Saturday in a 43-13 win over Indiana. Read the game notes.
Field Hockey: Hoosiers Fall at No. 9 Michigan State, 2-0. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Hoosiers are now winners of five of their last six matches and have moved into a three-way tie for fourth place in the conference standings. Read the match notes.

Results for Sunday, October 24:
Field Hockey: Hoosiers Lose Heartbreaker in Double OT at Ball State, 2-1, Read the game notes.
Men's Soccer: Hoosiers Knock Out Michigan State, 3-0. Read the match notes.
Women's Soccer: Senior Leigh Anne Cummings scored the first IU goal and then assisted on Carly Samp's game-winning goal in the 94th minute to lead the Hoosiers (5-10-1, 1-6 Big Ten) to a 3-2 road win against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for October 27:
Men's Soccer: Butler,7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Wrestling: Intrasquad Scrimmage, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.(Assembly Hall)

Scheduled for October 28:
Women's Soccer: Penn State, 7 p.m., University Park, Penn.

Scheduled for October 29:
Women's Volleyball: Penn State, 6:30 PM University Park, Pa.
Men's Tennis: Vredevelt Invitational, All Day, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Women's Swimming: Texas/Michigan, TBA, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Singles Championships, All Day, East Lansing, Mich.
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IU in the news

IU exhibit chronicles long history of the universe
Chicagotribune.com, The Indianapolis Star, Oct. 25 -- A new exhibit on Indiana University's campus is tackling the huge task of charting the history of the universe, starting with its explosive origins. The Herald-Times reports that the exhibit is small by museum standards, with about 300 items. But its scope is huge, describing scientific findings and ideas that span from the beginning of time to the present day. Full story. Full story 2.

Clarian to change name to Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital
Jconline.com, Oct. 26 -- Clarian Arnett Hospital will change its name to Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital, officials announced today. The names of all hospitals within the Clarian Health system will change in early 2011. The name change better reflects Clarian Health system's affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine, according to a statement. Full story.

Indiana's hardest-hit sectors will see fastest job growth, analysts say; Automakers, metalworkers, health care poised to succeed
The Indianapolis Star, Oct. 23 -- Some of the industries with the largest job losses in Indiana's deepest recession in decades also will see the fastest initial job creation, observers of the state's economy say. Auto production and the associated industry of metal fabrication should see strong job growth this year, as pent up demand for autos drives buyers to showrooms, according to forecasts prepared by the Indiana Business Research Center. "Manufacturers are not hiring because the recession is over; they are hiring because they expect to have more orders coming in," said IBRC Director Jerry Conover. Full story.

Proton Therapy for Lung Cancer: New Data to Consider
Cancernetwork.com, Oct. 25 -- This article is written by Jeffrey C. Buchsbaum, MD, PhD, AM , Chair and William A. Mitchell Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, President and Chief Executive Officer and Peter A. S. Johnstone, MD, FACR, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Indiana University, Simon Cancer Center. Full story.

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