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Front Page News at Indiana University

December 3, 2010

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Kimball International CEO to lead IU Kelley School's Dean's Council
Expert source: EPA's 40th anniversary brings scientific challenges
In the spirit of Herman Wells, IU expands partnerships with Germany's top research universities
Trilingual search engine for substance abuse, related resources created by IU center
School of Science at IUPUI names associate dean for research and graduate education
College of Arts and Sciences names first Dean's Order of Merit recipients
IU's Carmines named 2011-12 fellow at Stanford center
IU Student Sustainability Council seeks to establish Sustainability Fund for green projects
Indiana University Athletics makes strong debut in EPA's 2010 Game Day Challenge
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Kimball International CEO to lead IU Kelley School's Dean's Council
Dan Smith, dean of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, today (Dec. 1) announced that James C. Thyen, president and chief executive officer of Kimball International Inc., will lead the Kelley Dean's Council. Read the complete story.

Expert source: EPA's 40th anniversary brings scientific challenges
James E. Klaunig, toxicologist and chair of the Department of Environmental Health in Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initially was created as an enforcement agency, yet its research activities have since grown to become internationally respected, particularly in the last 15 to 20 years. Read the complete story.

In the spirit of Herman Wells, IU expands partnerships with Germany's top research universities
More than 60 years after its legendary 11th president, Herman B Wells, helped establish a "free university" in post-World War II Berlin, Indiana University announced today (Dec. 2) that it has renewed and expanded cooperative agreements with that institution as well as another of Germany's leading research universities. Read the complete story.

Trilingual search engine for substance abuse, related resources created by IU center
Indiana University's Indiana Prevention Resource Center has created an online search tool, the Hispanic/Latino search engine, that links users to resources for substance abuse and related topics in Spanish, English and Portuguese. It was created to support the needs of an underserved and growing population. Read the complete story.

School of Science at IUPUI names associate dean for research and graduate education
David G. Skalnik, a molecular biologist and award-winning teacher, has been named associate dean for research and graduate education at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He will assume his new position in January 2011. Read the complete story.

College of Arts and Sciences names first Dean's Order of Merit recipients
The Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences recently presented the inaugural Dean's Order of Merit awards to alumni Kathryn R. "Kay" Booth, Mark Leonard, David Morley and Martha A. "Marty" Tardy. The award was created to recognize individuals who have championed the College in distinct and significant ways. Read the complete story.

IU's Carmines named 2011-12 fellow at Stanford center
Edward Carmines, the Warner O. Chapman Professor and Rudy Professor of Political Science in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2011-12 fellowship at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Read the complete story.

IU Student Sustainability Council seeks to establish Sustainability Fund for green projects
The Student Sustainability Council (SSC) and its 22 member organizations are campaigning to establish a Sustainability Fund for the promotion of 'green' initiatives and projects on the Indiana University Bloomington campus.Read the complete story.

Indiana University Athletics makes strong debut in EPA's 2010 Game Day Challenge
While fans were enjoying a tightly contested football game in late October between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Indiana Hoosiers, IU Athletics staff were busy organizing and overseeing the department's premier entry into the EPA Game Day Challenge. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for December 1:
Men's Basketball: Reggie Jackson scored 27 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists to lift Boston College to an 88-76 win over Indiana. Read the game notes.

Results for December 2:
Women's Basketball: With the game in the balance with less than eight minutes to play and leading just by two, Indiana shut the door on Clemson, outscoring the Tigers 15-3 in the final moments to notch a 65-51 win on the road. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Swimming: With six top-10 finishes on the day, the Indiana men's and women's swimming and diving team completed the first day of competition at the USA Swimming Short Course Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. Read the meet notes.

Scheduled for December 3:
Women's Volleyball: Tennessee vs Alabama A&M, 5 p.m., Bloomington, Ind. (University Gym)
Women's Volleyball: Miami Fla, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind. (University Gym)
Men's Swimming: Hoosierland Open, TBA, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Swimming: USA Swimming Short Course Nationals, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Soccer: Quarterfinals, TBA TBA
Women's Swimming: USA Swimming Short Course Nationals, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Women's Swimming: Hoosierland Open, TBA, Bloomington, Ind.
Wrestling: Las Vegas Invitational Dec 3-4, All Day, Las Vegas, Nev

Scheduled for December 4:
Women's Volleyball: Indiana/Miami vs Tennessee/Alabama A&M, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind. (University Gym)
Men's Basketball: Savannah State, 6 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Campus Showdown, All Day, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Swimming: USA Swimming Short Course Nationals, All Day, Columbus, Ohio
Men's Swimming: Hoosierland Open, TBA, Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Swimming: Hoosierland Open, TBA, Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Swimming: USA Swimming Short Course Nationals, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

Scheduled for December 5:
Women's Basketball: Nebraska, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Swimming: Hoosierland Open, TBA, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Swimming: Hoosierland Open, TBA, Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

Heart pump boosts survival rate of babies with birth defects
Jconline.com, Nov. 30 -- Researchers from Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine are combining medical and engineering expertise to create a heart pump that will help improve this survival rate as well as the quality of life and life expectancy of infants born with this condition. Dr. Mark Rodefeld, an associate professor of surgery at the IU medical school, said univentricular circulation is the leading cause of death from any birth defect within the first year of life. Full story.

IU Expands Partnerships With Germany
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Dec. 2 -- While leading a delegation to Germany, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie signed a memorandum of understanding with the Free University of Berlin, making it IU's longest-running exchange partnership. He also signed an MOU with the University of Freiburg, which is one of Germany's oldest institutions. Full story.

Grant Launches Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana Initiative
Medicalnewstoday.com, Dec. 3 -- Indiana will join a multi-state program focused on cervical cancer prevention thanks to an unrestricted gift from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals to the Indiana University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation. Full story.

Ivy Tech, IPFW offering students dual enrollment
Wndu.com,, Dec. 3 -- Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne are offering a dual enrollment program so that students can take classes in both schools while working toward a degree. Full story.

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