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Front Page News at Indiana University

December 21, 2010

Editor's Note: This is the last issue for 2010. Front Page News will resume January 4, 2011.

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Longtime IU School of Nursing faculty member honored for mental health advocacy work
Osman Batur: Feudal bandit or Kazak hero?
Judge donates Supreme Court memorabilia to IU Maurer School of Law
IU establishes Swahili Flagship program for undergraduate education
Census Results: Indiana adds 400,000 new residents since 2000
Year in review: Top IU Bloomington stories in 2010
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Longtime IU School of Nursing faculty member honored for mental health advocacy work
Valerie Markley, an assistant professor in the Indiana University School of Nursing who retired earlier this year after 39 years at IU, has received the Heroes for Recovery Award for a mental health professional from Mental Health America of Indiana, Indiana'a largest mental health association. Read the complete story.

Osman Batur: Feudal bandit or Kazak hero?
Almost 60 years after his death, the Kazak warlord Osman Batur lives on in the competing narratives of Kazak nationalism and the post-colonial Chinese state, Justin Jacobs writes in the December 2010 issue of the American Historical Review. Read the complete story.

Judge donates Supreme Court memorabilia to IU Maurer School of Law
Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Ezra "Zeke" Friedlander has spent more than a decade combing through auction lists searching for memorabilia from the United States Supreme Court. Read the complete story.

IU establishes Swahili Flagship program for undergraduate education
The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington today announced the establishment of an undergraduate Swahili Flagship program, to be led by Alwiya Omar, clinical associate professor in the Department of Linguistics. Read the complete story.

Census Results: Indiana adds 400,000 new residents since 2000
Analysis by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business reveals that Indiana added 403,317 residents since the last census was taken in 2000 -- a 6.6 percent increase. The first results from the 2010 U.S. Census were released today (Dec. 21), and Indiana's official population count was 6,483,802 as of April 1, 2010. Read the complete story.

Year in review: Top IU Bloomington stories in 2010
A new football coach, another Rhodes Scholar, an exhibit on an enormous extinct snake, new research about breaking up online, the most successful fundraising campaign ever, and numerous student and faculty accomplishments were among the top Indiana University Bloomington stories in 2010. The following is a summary of the "Top IU Stories of 2010" complied by the Office of University Communications staff. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for December 17:
Men's Basketball: Host Indiana scored 24 points to start the game as the Hoosiers held Southern Illinois-Edwardsville scoreless for almost nine minutes to open the game as the Hoosiers rolled to an 88-54 victory on Friday night. Read the game notes.

Results for December 18:
Women's Basketball: Indiana (6-5) survived a tight one on the road at Florida International (5-6) behind a career-high 21 points from Aulani Sinclair in a 64-60 victory. Read the game notes.

Results for December 19:
Wrestling: Hoosier Wrestling (7-2) split a pair of matches on Sunday at the 2010 Indiana Duals, picking up a 24-13 victory over Eastern Michigan (3-4) before falling, 26-12, to #24 Missouri (8-4). Read the match notes.
Men's Basketball: Indiana (9-2) had 11 different players score, led by 22 from Christian Watford as the Hoosiers cruised to a 102-60 win over South Carolina State. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for December 21:
Women's Basketball: Florida Gulf Coast, 7:30 PM, Fort Myers, Fla.

Scheduled for December 22:
Men's Basketball: Northern Iowa, 7:30 PM, Las Vegas, Nev.

Scheduled for December 23:
Men's Basketball: New Mexico/Colorado, TBA, Las Vegas, Nev.

Scheduled for December 27:
Men's Basketball: Penn State, 6:30 PM, Bloomington, Ind.

Scheduled for December 29:
Wrestling: Southern Scuffle Dec 29-30, All Day, Greensboro, N.C.

Scheduled for December 30:
Women's Basketball: Northwestern, 7:00 PM, Bloomington, Ind.

Scheduled for December 31:
Men's Basketball: Ohio State, 6:00 PM, Bloomington, Ind.

Scheduled for January 2:
Women's Basketball: Minnesota, 3:00 PM, Minneapolis, Minn.

Scheduled for January 3:
Men's Tennis: FGCU Showdown, All Day, Ft. Myers, Fla.

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IU in the news

IU locating art and design center in Columbus
Chicagotribune.com, The Republic, WCSI.whiterivernews.com, InsideINdianaBusiness.com, Dec. 20, 17 -- IU President Michael McRobbie says the school wanted to locate the center in Columbus to take advantage of the city's unique architecture and commitment to the arts. IU is working with the Community Education Coalition of Columbus to establish the design center. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3. Full story 4.

Indiana University creates advanced Swahili program
Msnbc.msn.com, Dec. 21 -- Indiana University is creating a new undergraduate program that will help students become fluent in Swahili. The Swahili Flagship program is part of the Language Flagship, a partnership involving the federal government, education and business groups that aims to produce graduates with fluency in languages that help U.S. competitiveness and security. Full story.

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