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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 12, 2010

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Vice provost for enrollment management candidates to visit IU Bloomington
IU Professor: Plan to decrease U.S. deficit politically unfeasible
IU hosts collaborative IT conference with Crane Warfare Center at IU Innovation Center
Gardens for Gaia to celebrate community gardens
IU Health Center receives accreditation from AAAHC, nation's largest ambulatory care reviewer
MBA program in IU's Kelley School remains among the elite in 'Bloomberg Business Week' rankings
IU project will evaluate ovarian cancer drug for clinical trials
IU Ballet Theater presents annual performance of 'The Nutcracker'
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Vice provost for enrollment management candidates to visit IU Bloomington
Four candidates for the position of vice provost for enrollment management will be at Indiana University Bloomington in the next week to meet with administrators, staff and students and take part in public forums with members of the campus community. Read the complete story.

IU Professor: Plan to decrease U.S. deficit politically unfeasible
On Wednesday (Nov. 10), Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, co-chairmen of President Obama's fiscal commission, released their preliminary proposals to reduce the growth of the U.S. national debt by $4 trillion over the next decade. According to Bradley Heim, associate professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, who worked from 2006-10 as a financial economist in the Office of Tax Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the plan would put the U.S. budget on a path toward solvency. Read the complete story.

IU hosts collaborative IT conference with Crane Warfare Center at IU Innovation Center
A successful research and development program that includes opportunities for collaboration between Indiana University and the federal government's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, was just one of the topics broached during the Indiana University-NSWC Crane Information Technology Collaboration Conference held Nov. 4 at IU. Read the complete story.

Gardens for Gaia to celebrate community gardens
Indiana University students and members of the IU and Bloomington community are invited this Saturday (Nov. 13) to attend Gardens for Gaia, a free concert and art showing in support of organic community gardens in the Bloomington area. Read the complete story.

IU Health Center receives accreditation from AAAHC, nation's largest ambulatory care reviewer
The Indiana University Health Center has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the largest accrediting organization in the ambulatory health care field. With this successful accreditation, the IU Health Center has been distinguished from many other ambulatory care facilities by providing a safe work environment and the highest quality of care to its patients. Read the complete story.

MBA program in IU's Kelley School remains among the elite in 'Bloomberg Business Week' rankings
During a historically difficult economic recovery -- and while facing strong competition from private institutions -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business remained among the elite in Bloomberg Business Week's 2010 list of best MBA programs. Based on surveys of graduating students and corporate recruiters, the magazine ranked the school 19th, third in the Big Ten and sixth among all public institutions. Fourteen of the top 20 schools -- and eight of the top 10 -- were private institutions. Read the complete story.

IU project will evaluate ovarian cancer drug for clinical trials
Indiana University medical scientists will receive $900,000 from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, or OCRF, to help them prepare the new drug SGI-110 for clinical trials in patients whose once-thwarted ovarian cancer has returned. Medical Sciences Program-Bloomington cancer biologist Kenneth Nephew is leading the project in collaboration with co-investigators Daniela Matei and John Turchi of the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. Nephew is also affiliated with the IU Simon Cancer Center. Read the complete story.

IU Ballet Theater presents annual performance of 'The Nutcracker'
Indiana University Ballet Theater will present its 52nd annual production of The Nutcracker at the Musical Arts Center, Dec. 3-4 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 4-5 at 2 p.m. The popular production will feature choreography created specifically for the Jacobs School of Music's dancers by Michael Vernon, chair of the Jacobs School Ballet Department. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for November 10:
Women's Volleyball: For the first time since 2006, an Indiana-Purdue Volleyball match was decided in just three sets as the Boilermakers earned a 3-0 sweep (29-27, 25-23, 25-18) over IU Wednesday night in West Lafayette. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for November 12:
Men's Soccer: No 1 Indiana vs No 4/5 TBA, 3:30 p.m.,State College, Pa.
Men's Basketball: Florida Gulf Coast, 6:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Basketball: Ball State,7 p,m., Muncie, Ind.
Women's Soccer: NCAA Round 1, TBA, TBD/NA

Scheduled for November 13:
Men's Cross Country: NCAA Great Lakes Regional, 12 p.m., Rochester, Mich.
Football: Wisconsin: 12 p.m., Madison, Wis.
Women's Cross Country: NCAA Great Lakes Regional, 12 p.m., Rochester, Mich.
Women's Volleyball: Northwestern, 7 p,m., Bloomington, Ind.(University Gym)
Wrestling: Michigan State Open, All Day, East Lansing, Mich.

Scheduled for November 14:
Men's Soccer: Final, 12 p.m., State College, Pa.
Men's Basketball: Wright State, 7 p,m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Soccer: NCAA Round 2, TBA, TBD/NA
Women's Rowing: Ohio State Scrimmage with Michigan State, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

Scheduled for November 15:
Women's Basketball: St Bonaventure, 7 P.M., Bloomington, Ind

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IU in the news

IU bids for 2012 presidential debate
Indiana Daily Student, Nov. 10 -- As Hoosiers review the results of the midterm elections, IU administrators and IU Student Association members are bidding to be a site for a 2012 presidential debate. The University has been working to secure a presidential debate since the 2008 election, IUSA Chief of Internal Affairs and sophomore Barrett Tenbarge said. By preparing for this election cycle well in advance, IU should have a fighting chance, Tenbarge said. Full story.

IU Cinema debuts new facility with state-of-the-art technology
Indiana Daily Student, Nov. 11 -- It's been over three years since President Michael McRobbie decided he wanted to elevate cinema to the same level as other forms of art on the IU campus. Ever since, the IU Cinema has been under renovation and remodeling, and on Wednesday, the new state-of-the-art facility showed its potential with a debut screening of the digital remastering of David Lean's "The Bridge on the River Kwai." The IU Cinema opens to students and the public Jan. 13. Full story.

Indiana University Study Shows Blend of 6 Mushrooms Fight Breast Cancer
Prnewswire.com, Nov. 10 -- Researchers at Indiana University and Methodist Research Institute studied an innovative medicinal mushroom formula against breast cancer. The impressive results are found in the December issue of the International Journal of Oncology. Lead investigator Dr. Daniel Sliva says, "The formula inhibits growth of highly metastatic human breast cancer cells, and suppresses metastatic potential of these cells." Full story.

Diabetes drug may retard growth of cysts in polycystic kidney disease
Sify news, Nov. 12, 2010 -- A new study has found that a drug usually used to treat diabetes may also retard the growth of fluid-filled cysts of the most common genetic disorder-polycystic kidney disease. Researchers of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and colleagues from the Mayo Clinic reported that pioglitazone appeared to control the growth of PKD cysts. Full story.

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