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Front Page News at Indiana University

December 7, 2010

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IU Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble to perform in Chicago
Anthropology students, with extreme cuisine, connect heritage with food at public display
Relaunched M.F.A. program at IU expected to be 'bridge' to world of professional playwriting
Surgeon general of the U.S. Navy to address graduates at IU Bloomington's 2010 Winter Commencement
IU Cinema lecture series to bring in world-class filmmakers, directors
Women's Philanthropy Council established at Indiana University
"An Evening of Conversation with Jane Pauley and Meryl Streep at IU" available for viewing online
Major gift to Kelley School supports innovative approach to teaching and assessing ethical reasoning
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Jacobs School of Music Contemporary Vocal Ensemble to perform in Chicago
The Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Carmen Helena Téllez, will present a program of works by Jewish composers on Jewish topics this Sunday, Dec. 5, in Chicago. The free concert will take place at the historic synagogue KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park at 3 p.m. Read the complete story.

Anthropology students, with extreme cuisine, connect heritage with food at public display
What really makes a Twinkie? Ever spotted a "freegan" around your garbage cans but maybe not known it? And just what are the kitchen concepts behind the art and science of eating bugs? Read the complete story.

Relaunched M.F.A. program at IU expected to be 'bridge' to world of professional playwriting
After a three-year hiatus, Indiana University's Department of Theatre and Drama in the College of Arts and Sciences will once again offer a master's degree in playwriting. Read the complete story.

Surgeon general of the U.S. Navy to address graduates at IU Bloomington's 2010 Winter Commencement
Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson Jr., surgeon general of the U.S. Navy, chief of its Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and an Indiana University alumnus, will address graduates at IU Bloomington's 2010 Winter Commencement on Dec. 18. Read the complete story.

IU Cinema lecture series to bring in world-class filmmakers, directors
A $250,000 gift from philanthropists Jane and Jay Jorgensen will fund a new lecture series at the Indiana University Cinema, which is scheduled to open next month in the building that once housed the University Theatre. Read the complete story.

Women's Philanthropy Council established at Indiana University
Gene Tempel, president of the Indiana University Foundation, today (Dec. 6) announced the founding of the first Women's Philanthropy Council at the university. Read the complete story.

"An Evening of Conversation with Jane Pauley and Meryl Streep at IU" available for viewing online
One of America's favorite actresses and one of today's most respected female journalists got together for a conversation, joined by about 3,700 guests, at the Indiana University Auditorium on Nov. 12. Read the complete story.

Major gift to Kelley School supports innovative approach to teaching and assessing ethical reasoning
As a result of an anonymous $250,000 gift, Indiana University's Kelley School of Business will have the support to develop a proprietary teaching and assessment tool that will enhance how faculty teach and measure the development of students' ethical judgment. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results December 3:
Women's Volleyball: The Hoosiers (23-11) survived their second five-set match of the weekend on Saturday, this time topping 11th-seeded and 19th-ranked Tennessee (25-7). Read the match notes.
Men's and Women's Swimming: Putting up among the five fastest times in school history in the men's 200 backstroke and the women's 400 freestyle relay, the Indiana men's and women's swimming teams wrapped up competition at the AT&T USA Swimming Short Course Nationals Saturday night. Read the meet notes.
Wrestling: Kurt Kinser and Matt Powless each garnered third-place finishes at the 2010 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational as Indiana finished 16th in the team standings. Read the match notes.

Results for December 4:
Men's Basketball: Four players scored in double figures, led by junior Verdell Jones who scored 18 points, and Christian Watford finished with 14 to lead Indiana to a 79-57 win over visiting Savannah State. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: IU player Will Kendall came out with the 6-4 win, in the final after bettering Santiago Gruter in the semis by a 6-2 tally. Read the match notes.

Results for December 5:
Women's Basketball: The Indiana (5-3) women's basketball team shined in the national television spotlight with a win over No. 24/19 Nebraska (6-1) to snap NU's 37-game regular season win streak. Read the game notes.

Scheudled for December 9:
Women's Basketball: Miami Oh, 7 p.m., Bloomington

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IU in the news

3.8 million grant to fund mental health service study by Vanderbilt University and Indiana University
News.vanderbilt.edu, Dec. 6 -- Vanderbilt University's Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement and the Indiana University Center for Adolescent and Family Studies have won a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study methods to improve mental health services. The five-year project will examine how to improve mental health services for youth and families in community mental health settings. Full story.

Major Gift to IU Kelley School of Business Supports Innovative Approach to Teaching and Assessing Ethical Reasoning
Newswise, Dec. 7 -- As a result of an anonymous $250,000 gift, Indiana University's Kelley School of Business will have the support to develop a proprietary teaching and assessment tool that will enhance how faculty teach and measure the development of students' ethical judgment. Full story.

On a Hunt for What Makes Gamers Keep Gaming
New York Times, Dec. 6 -- "Gamers are engaged, focused, and happy," says Edward Castronova, a professor of telecommunications at Indiana University who has studied and designed online games. "How many employers wish they could say that about even a tenth of their work force? Full story.

IU picks Oklahoma's Kevin Wilson as next football coach
The Indianapolis Star, Indiana Daily Student, Courier-journal.com, WTHITV.com, Dec. 7, 6 -- After six hours of interviews in Indianapolis on Monday, Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass got his man. University of Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson will be named the IU football coach today at a 4 p.m. news conference in Bloomington, according to a person close to the Indiana football program. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3. Full story 4.

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