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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 30, 2010

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IU student Esther Uduehi named Rhodes Scholar
Open lecture affords public a view of cooperation, evolution during Dec. 3-5 Biocomplexity event
IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center promotes community service through 'Kwanzaa-in-Action'
National study presents economic benefits of Navy's technology transfer agreements
Thanksgiving in Indiana in 2010: A menu of fun facts and figures
Elinor Ostrom to speak at IU Bloomington forum on climate change
Lynn Jamieson recognized by Academy of Leisure Sciences
IU privacy expert: New TSA pat-down policies 'handing terrorists a victory'
Eight Hoosiers to be honored at IU Alumni Association's President's Awards Banquet on Dec. 3
Head of influential international education assessment to speak at IU
McRobbie, Chancellor Harris greet President Obama, Vice President Biden in Kokomo
As EPA turns 40, IU professor recalls its creation
'Troubled Ground': IU historian's book tells story of lynching in his hometown
IU African American Dance Company's annual studio concert coming up on Dec. 7
'Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller' at IU Auditorium Dec. 17
Krane scholarship to benefit IT, journalism students, goes to informatics undergrad
Closing Exposition to wrap up Indiana University's semester on sustainability
Candidates named for dean position with IU College of Arts and Sciences
IU's Fair Trade Holiday Sale Dec. 2, 3 at Indiana Memorial Union
$3.8 million grant to fund mental health service study by IU School of Education and Vanderbilt University
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU student Esther Uduehi named Rhodes Scholar
Esther Uduehi, a senior at Indiana University Bloomington majoring in chemistry and mathematics, has been named a Rhodes Scholar for 2011. She is one of 32 Americans who have been selected for the prestigious academic award. Read the complete story.

Open lecture affords public a view of cooperation, evolution during Dec. 3-5 Biocomplexity event
An annual workshop of Indiana University's Biocomplexity Institute, this year titled Biocomplexity XI: "The Evolution of Cooperation: Paradoxes of Collectivity & Individuality," will include a guest public lecture by Richard Michod, a University of Arizona professor who is head of UA's Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. Read the complete story.

IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center promotes community service through 'Kwanzaa-in-Action'
"Kwanzaa-in-Action," the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center's Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration on Dec. 1 at Indiana University Bloomington, will again focus on community service. The event is designed to incorporate the seven principles of Kwanzaa through friendly competition among IU student organizations to benefit the community. Read the complete story.

National study presents economic benefits of Navy's technology transfer agreements
Technology transfer (T2) agreements within the U.S. armed services can have significant benefits in the civilian sector, especially for small, entrepreneurial start-up companies that often are the backbone for innovation and economic growth. Read the complete story.

Thanksgiving in Indiana in 2010: A menu of fun facts and figures
Just in time for Thanksgiving Day next Thursday (Nov. 25), the Indiana Business Research Center in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has offered a menu of interesting statistics. Read the complete story.

Elinor Ostrom to speak at IU Bloomington forum on climate change
Indiana University Professor and Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom will be the keynote speaker this Thursday (Dec. 2) at a forum on community actions against climate change. Read the complete story.

Lynn Jamieson recognized by Academy of Leisure Sciences
Lynn Jamieson, professor in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies in the Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), has been inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences. Read the complete story.

IU privacy expert: New TSA pat-down policies 'handing terrorists a victory'
This week, as millions of Americans pass through security lines at the nation's airports, many will find themselves victims of overaggressive, theatrical safety precautions that do almost nothing to protect travelers, and waste valuable resources that could better be used attempting to identify likely terrorists. Read the complete story.

Eight Hoosiers to be honored at IU Alumni Association's President's Awards Banquet on Dec. 3
The Indiana University Alumni Association will present its President's Awards at a banquet in Indianapolis on Dec. 3. The President's Awards are the highest honor the Alumni Association bestows upon alumni volunteers. Read the complete story.

Head of influential international education assessment to speak at IU
The head of the organization that administers two of the world's largest, most influential education assessment exams will speak on the Indiana University Bloomington campus Wednesday, Dec. 1, addressing the challenges of designing an accurate test to understand how students learn across the globe. Read the complete story.

McRobbie, Chancellor Harris greet President Obama, Vice President Biden in Kokomo
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited Kokomo today as part of their Main Street Tour to recognize the positive impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. During the visit, President Obama announced that Chrysler will invest more than $800 million to build a new generation of transmissions, paying for equipment to modernize the two transmission factories and the casting plant. Read the complete story.

As EPA turns 40, IU professor recalls its creation
Forty years ago this week, A. James Barnes was a first-hand witness to history: the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was a special assistant to William Ruckelshaus, the first EPA administrator, and later his chief of staff. Read the complete story.

'Troubled Ground': IU historian's book tells story of lynching in his hometown
Indiana University historian Claude A. Clegg III was thumbing through a copy of Without Sanctuary, the 2000 book about American lynching photographs, when he came across something that made him gasp: a picture of the lynching of three African-Americans in Salisbury, N.C. Read the complete story.

IU African American Dance Company's annual studio concert coming up on Dec. 7
The African American Dance Company conveys the spirit of dance styles of the African Diaspora. Its repertoire includes original choreography fusing modern, jazz, African and Latin American dance styles. Read the complete story.

'Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller' at IU Auditorium Dec. 17
This year is the band's 25th anniversary of its holiday show, which will feature Mannheim Steamroller's popular Christmas music along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in the intimate setting of IU Auditorium. Read the complete story.

Krane scholarship to benefit IT, journalism students, goes to informatics undergrad
The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing announced that Sam Parsons has been named the first recipient of the newly created Krane Scholars Award, an award recognizing an outstanding student in the School of Informatics and Computing or the School of Journalism. Read the complete story.

Closing Exposition to wrap up Indiana University's semester on sustainability
Indiana University Bloomington students will exhibit research projects, visual and performance art and service-learning projects this Friday (Dec. 3) at a Closing Exposition for a themed semester on sustainability. Read the complete story.

Candidates named for dean position with IU College of Arts and Sciences
An Indiana University Bloomington search committee has recommended five finalists for the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and campus visits by the candidates will begin this week. Read the complete story.

IU's Fair Trade Holiday Sale Dec. 2, 3 at Indiana Memorial Union
Artisan-crafted items from more than 30 countries will be available for purchase at Indiana University's Fair Trade Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Dec. 3 in the Frangipani Room at the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story.

$3.8 million grant to fund mental health service study by IU School of Education and Vanderbilt University
The National Institute for Mental Health has awarded a $3.8 million grant to the Indiana University Center for Adolescent and Family Studies (CAFS) and Vanderbilt University to study methods to improve mental health services. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results November 19:
Women's Swimming: A pair of individual victories from junior Allysa Vavra paced the Hoosiers on day one of Indiana University's double dual meet with Virginia and Penn State at the Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville, Va. Read the meet notes.
Men's Swimming: The Indiana men fell to the host Cavaliers 194-159. Read the meet notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team (19-10, 7-10 Big Ten) stumbled Friday night in East Lansing, Mich., coming out on the wrong end of a 3-1 tally. Read the match notes.

Results for November 20:
Wrestling: The Indiana University wrestling team improved to 3-0 with a pair of victories on Saturday at the Disney Duals in Orlando, Fla. Indiana defeated The Citadel, 34-7, and Columbia University, 22-15. Read the match notes.
Men's Swimming: The Indiana men fell to the host Cavaliers 194-159. Read the meet notes.
Women's Swimming: The Indiana women's swimming and diving team picked up its second Big Ten victory of the season, topping Penn State in a dual meet with the Nittany Lions and Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Read the meet notes.
Football: Penn State beat Indiana, 41-24. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: The final road match of the 2010 regular season did not go Indiana's way as the Hoosiers (19-11, 7-11 Big Ten) fell in three sets to #20 Michigan (23-7, 12-6) in Ann Arbor. Read the match notes.

Results for November 21:
Men's Basketball: Indiana Rallies Past Evansville, 67-54. Read the game notes.
Women's Basketball: The No. 18 Georgia (3-0) offensive output was too much for the Indiana women's basketball team (2-2) as the Bulldogs defeated the Hoosiers, 84-51. Read the game notes.
Men's Soccer: Indiana Advances in NCAA Tournament with 5-1 Win Over Tulsa. Read the match notes.

Results for November 22:
Men's Cross Country: The Indiana men's cross country team earned the program's best finish in 33 years at the NCAA Championships on Monday, taking seventh place. Read the meet notes.

Results for November 23:
Men's Basketball: Christian Watford scored 17 points and Jordan Hulls added 15 as Indiana held off North Carolina Central 72-56 on Tuesday night. Read the game notes.

Results for November 24:
Women's Basketball: Indiana returned home to Assembly Hall to a 69-58 defeat to Saint Louis on Thanksgiving eve. Read the game notes.

Results for November 26:
Women's Volleyball: Indiana Volleyball (20-11, 8-11 Big Ten) notched its fourth win over a top-15 opponent this season, knocking out No. 10 Illinois (22-7, 14-5) in four sets. Read the match notes.
Men's Basketball: Verdell Jones III scored 24 points and Christian Watford added 17 to lead six IU players in double figures as the Hoosiers posted a 100-66 win over Northwestern State on Friday night. Read the game notes.

Results for November 27:
Football: Ben Chappell had a record-breaking day for Indiana, and Mitch Ewald booted two short field goals late, giving Indiana a 34-31 overtime victory at Purdue to win back the Old Oaken Bucket. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team (21-11, 9-11 Big Ten) concluded the 2010 regular season with back-to-back wins. Read the match notes.

Results for November 28:
Women's Basketball: Indiana ended its three-game skid with a 66-56 victory over Cleveland State to hand the Vikings their first loss of the season. Read the game notes.
Men's Soccer: The Indiana University men's soccer team saw its 2010 season come to an end with a 2-1 loss to No. 3 seed Akron Sunday evening in an NCAA Tournament third round game. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for December 1:
Men's Basketball: Boston College, 7:15 p.m., Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Scheduled for December 2:
Women's Basketball: Clemson, 7 p.m., Clemson, SC
Women's Swimming: USA Swimming Short Course Nationals, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Swimming: USA Swimming Short Course Nationals, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

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IU in the news

Obama: Kokomo shows policies are working
The Indianapolis Star, Nov. 24 -- President Barack Obama celebrated the glimmerings of an economic revival Tuesday that, if successful, could save more than the jobs of workers in cities like Kokomo. Michael Harris, chancellor and professor of public policy at Indiana University-Kokomo, was among those who listened to Obama at the Chrysler plant. He and IU President Michael McRobbie got a brief private meeting with the president, at which Obama talked about education being one of the keys to a better economic future. Full story.

Indiana University student named Rhodes Scholar
WISHTV8, Nov. 22 -- Ester Uduehi learned Sunday she is one of 32 American students named Rhodes Scholars and will enter Oxford University next October. 24-Hour News 8 spoke with Uduehi Sunday evening. "I immediately ran out and texted my sister first because I really didn't know what to do and then I called my mom and then called my advisors at school. I was completely in shock and so I immediately called my family," said Uduehi. Full story.

Ahead of the curve in teacher training
The Indianapolis Star, Nov. 26 -- A few Indiana universities are ahead of the curve in transforming teacher preparation. At Ball State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Purdue University and the University of Indianapolis, new programs, created under the auspices of Lilly Endowment and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation with support from the state of Indiana, are recruiting top-notch career changers and recent graduates and placing them in classrooms from the beginning of their preparation. Full story.

Stem cells in fat may help repair damaged hearts
Washington Post, Nov. 23 -- You might think fat is bad for your heart. But a growing group of scientists says that's not always true. The same stuff that can make you pudgy around the middle and clog your arteries, they say, might also heal your damaged heart. "Everyone has an easily sufficient reservoir of fat, even thin people," said Keith March, director of the Vascular and Cardiac Center for Adult Stem Cell Therapy at Indiana University. "You can readily harvest the stem cells." Full story.

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