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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 16, 2010

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Cirque Dreams 'Holidaze' brings a holiday wonderland to IU Auditorium stage
IUPUI professors to study how Indiana courts treat juveniles of different races
IU Distinguished Professor Burkholder honored by American Musicological Society
NSF provides $1.3 million grant to IU School of Education to analyze U.S. student math performance
U.S. trails other nations in reducing serious traffic accidents, says panel chaired by IU professor
Maurer School of Law Center on Intellectual Property launches peer-reviewed journal
IU Office of Sustainability names interns for the 2010-2011 academic year
Pulitzer Prize-winning 'How I Learned to Drive' opens at Wells-Metz Dec. 3
IU School of Education receives accreditation, high marks for teacher education
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Cirque Dreams 'Holidaze' brings a holiday wonderland to IU Auditorium stage
A musical and acrobatic extravaganza, Cirque Dreams Holidaze brings Christmas novelties and ornaments on stage to life. An international cast of 30 artists transform into gingerbread men flipping mid-air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen powerfully sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets caroling and reindeer soaring high above a holiday landscape. Read the complete story.

IUPUI professors to study how Indiana courts treat juveniles of different races
Crystal A. Garcia and Roger Jarjoura, both associate professors in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at IUPUI, have been awarded $200,000 from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Read the complete story.

IU Distinguished Professor Burkholder honored by American Musicological Society
Distinguished Professor J. Peter Burkholder, chair of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Department of Musicology, has been named an honorary member of the American Musicological Society (AMS). Read the complete story.

NSF provides $1.3 million grant to IU School of Education to analyze U.S. student math performance
The Indiana University School of Education has received a $1.3 million grant for a three-year study analyzing past and present student performance in mathematics. Read the complete story.


U.S. trails other nations in reducing serious traffic accidents, says panel chaired by IU professor
The United States is missing significant opportunities to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries, and could save lives by implementing a more rigorous, comprehensive program that adopts successful safety practices from other countries, says a new report by a National Research Council panel chaired by an Indiana University professor. Read the complete story.

Maurer School of Law Center on Intellectual Property launches peer-reviewed journal
The Center on Intellectual Property at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law has launched a unique peer-reviewed journal on topics of interest to scholars and practitioners in patent, trademark and copyright law. Read the complete story.

IU Office of Sustainability names interns for the 2010-2011 academic year
The Indiana University Office of Sustainability has named 15 interns to continue efforts toward a greening of IU Bloomington during the 2010-2011 academic year. The student interns, selected from both undergraduate and graduate student applicants, will work on a broad array of issues related to sustainability, under the mentorship of IU faculty and staff. Read the complete story.

Pulitzer Prize-winning 'How I Learned to Drive' opens at Wells-Metz Dec. 3
Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the 1997 Obie and Drama Desk awards for Outstanding Play, this postmodern unconventional coming of age drama takes a critical look at a woman's troubled life in rural Maryland through a series of flashbacks that detail an illicit relationship with her aunt's husband and the effects it has had on her life. Read the complete story.

IU School of Education receives accreditation, high marks for teacher education
The Indiana University School of Education has received continuing accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for November 12:
Men's Soccer: Junior forward Will Bruin scored his 16th goal of the season early in the match but Penn State came back with two unanswered goals in a 2-1 victory over IU in the second semifinal of the Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament. Read the match notes.
Men's Basketball: Sophomore Christian Watford scored a career-high 24 points and sophomore Jordan Hulls notched 18 to lead Indiana to an 88-60 win over Florida Gulf Coast. Read the game notes.
Women's Basketball: Five Hoosiers tallied double-digit points as the Indiana women's basketball team opened the season with an 81-66 win at Ball State. Read the game notes.

Results for November 13:
Men's Cross Country: The Indiana men's cross country team earned an automatic berth in the NAA Championships with second place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Read the meet notes.
Football: Wisconsin: Wisconsin routed Indiana 83-20 on Saturday. Read the game notes.
Women's Cross Country: Sarah Pease paced the IU women in 16th place (21:08.93). She was followed in by Samantha Ginther (31st, 21:36.30), Helene DeLone (35th, 21:40.47), Erica Ridderman (37th, 21:41.70) and Kelsey Duerksen (49th, 21:48.80). Read the meet notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team (19-9, 7-9) came out on the wrong end of a 3-0 tally versus #24 Northwestern (18-8, 8-8) Read the match notes.
Wrestling: The Indiana University wrestling team began the 2010-11 season on Saturday, competing the Michigan State Open. Read the match notes.

Results for November 14:
Men's Basketball: Indiana's effort on the defensive end held Wright State to 19 first half points and 32.6% shooting for the game as the Hoosiers improved to 2-0 after a 67-44 victory over Wright State. Read the game notes.

Results for November 15:
Women's Basketball: Senior Hope Elam led the Hoosiers with 15 points to set the pace for a 50-44 win over St. Bonaventure. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for November 16:
Men's Basketball: Mississippi Valley State, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Scheduled for November 18:
Wrestling: Wabash, 6:30 p.m., Crawfordsville, Ind.
Women's Basketball: Memphis, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

Kelley School MBA program ranks No. 19, according to Bloomberg Business Week
MSN.com, Nov. 14 -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is once again ranked among the top schools on Bloomberg Business Week's 2010 list of the best MBA programs. The magazine, formerly known as Business Week, ranked IU's MBA program 19th overall, third in the Big Ten and sixth among all public institutions. The Kelley School is the only Indiana program in the Top 20. Full story.

IU Dance Marathon breaks fundraising record with $1,602,713.20
Indiana Daily Student, The Republic, Nov. 15 -- The sound of chanting IU Dance Marathon participants filled the gymnasium moments before 8 a.m. Sunday, repeating "F-T-K" — "For The Kids." Moments later, it was announced that the 20th anniversary of IUDM raised a total of $1,602,713.20 for the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis -- the highest amount in the marathon's history, surpassing last year's total by more than $80,000. Full story. Full story 2.

IU Explores the Future of High Performance Computing at Supercomputing 2010
Hpcwire.com, Nov. 12 -- What lies ahead? Join Indiana University in imagining the supercomputing hardware, data management, and applications of tomorrow at SC10 in New Orleans, November 13-19. At IU's "Innovation Theatre," Professor of Music Scott Deal will kick off the week-long exhibit with an original telemetric work that synthesizes live music, dance, drama, and visual arts with Internet-based interactive processes and performance content. Full story.

Diabetes Drug Promising in Model of Kidney Disease
Medpagetoday.com, Nov. 15 -- The diabetes drug pioglitazone (Actos) shows potential to suppress renal and hepatic cyst growth and fibrosis in an animal model of polycystic kidney disease. Rats with the genetic disorder showed significantly reduced renal cyst burden with standard and low-dose pioglitazone, and some effects on hepatic cyst burden as well, Bonnie L. Blazer-Yost, PhD, of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, and colleagues reported online in PPAR Research. Full story.

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