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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 4, 2011

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Kiplinger's continues to identify IU as a 'best value"
Film Festival to highlight social, economic needs of Haiti one year after devastating earthquake
STAR TRAK
Indiana CTSI starts new collaboration with Australian National University
The works of 'Contemporary Masters,' IU choreographers, featured at annual concert
Register now for the IU Mini Marathon on April 2
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Kiplinger's continues to identify IU as a 'best value"
For the second straight year, Indiana University is among the top 30 in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's rankings of the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges." IU, which ranks 30th overall, was third among Big Ten universities. The rankings, which recognize public colleges and universities that "deliver a stellar education at an affordable price," will appear in the magazine's February issue hitting newsstands today (Jan. 4). Read the complete story.

Film Festival to highlight social, economic needs of Haiti one year after devastating earthquake
The festival will commemorate the anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and other communities in Haiti, leaving 1.5 million people homeless. Bloomington's first Haiti Film Festival is a joint project between Kat Forgacs, an IU graduate student in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and founder of Bloomington for Haiti, and Lillian Casillas, director of La Casa. Read the complete story.

STAR TRAK
As the new year begins, Jupiter will be the only planet visible after sunset, about halfway up the sky in the south-southwest. It will dominate the evening sky as the brightest object in view. January will be the last month to take advantage of Jupiter's position by observing the giant planet with a telescope. Read the complete story.

Indiana CTSI starts new collaboration with Australian National University
A new collaboration between the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and Australian National University (ANU) is expected to create a new master's degree program in translational science, study abroad opportunities for students and joint research programs that draw on the strengths of ANU and Indiana University. Read the complete story.

The works of 'Contemporary Masters,' IU choreographers, featured at annual concert
Contemporary dance masterpieces from the 1980s will be performed by Indiana University dance majors in the upcoming Contemporary Masters, the annual faculty/guest artist concert presented by the Indiana University departments of Kinesiology and Theatre and Drama. Read the complete story.

Register now for the IU Mini Marathon on April 2
Register now for the sixth annual IU Mini Marathon and 5K Run/Walk, taking place on Saturday, April 2. For the first time, the Indiana University Alumni Association will coordinate the event. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for December 21:
Women's Basketball: Four Hoosiers scored in double-figures, but Indiana fell short in a wild one to Florida Gulf Coast in the last non-conference game of the season, 73-69. Read the game notes.

Results for December 22:
Men's Basketball: Indiana rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit, only to see Northern Iowa's Johnny Morn make a go-ahead layup with 2:07 to go, as the Panthers captured a 67-61 victory in the semifinals. Read the game notes.

Results for December 23:
Men's Basketball: Cory Higgins had 22 points and four steals to lead Colorado to a 78-69 victory over Indiana in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Classic. Read the game notes.

Results for December 27:
Men's Basketball: Jeff Brooks had a career-high 23 points and Talor Battle added 19 to help Penn State hold off Indiana 69-60. Read the game notes.

Results for December 29:
Wrestling: Paul Young made a run to the 157 lbs. championship match at the 2010 Southern Scuffle, defeating five adversaries in the process and leading the Hoosiers to a 13th place finish out of 34 schools in the competition. Read the match notes.

Results for December 30:
Women's Basketball: Senior Whitney Lindsay drove the lane and connected on a layup with three seconds remaining to capture an exciting 71-69 win over Northwestern (11-3, 0-1) to open Big Ten play for Indiana (7-6, 1-0). Read the game notes.

Results for December 31:
Men's Basketball: Despite shooting 50 percent from the floor and having three players score in double figures, Indiana could not hold off a blistering Ohio State team which made 60.5 percent of its shots and 68.4 percent of its three pointers as the Buckeyes posted an 85-67 victory Friday, in Assembly Hall. Read the game notes.

Results for January 2:
Women's Basketball: Indiana (8-6, 2-0) outlasted Minnesota (8-7, 0-2) in an overtime thriller on Sunday afternoon with a 80-79 victory in Minneapolis to move to 2-0 in Big Ten play. Read the game notes.

Results for January 3:
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers will play in a week-long tournament at Florida Gulf Coast University, the FGCU Showdown. Read the match notes.

Results for January 4:
Men's Basketball: Despite one of its best defensive efforts of the season, a late Indiana rally wasn't enough as the Hoosiers fell at #21 Minnesota, 67-63. Read the game notes.

Results for January 5:
Women's Basketball: Indiana (8-7, 2-1) fell to No. 20/21 Ohio State (10-4, 1-1) in Columbus on Wednesday night, 85-67. Read the game notes.

Results for January 6:
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers will play in a week-long tournament at Florida Gulf Coast University, the FGCU Showdown. Read the match notes.

Scheduled for January 7:
Men's Tennis: FGCU Showdown, All Day, Ft. Myers, Fla.

Scheduled for January 8:
Men's Swimming: Michigan,11 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Swimming: Michigan, 11 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Track: Indiana Open, All Day, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: FGCU Showdown, All Day, Ft. Myers, Fla.
Men's Track: Indiana Open, All Day, Bloomington, Ind.

Scheduled for January 9:
Wrestling: Cleveland State, 10 a.m., Bloomington, Ind. (University Gym)
Wrestling: SIUE, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind. (University Gym)
Women's Basketball: Purdue, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Wrestling: Gardner-Webb, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind. (University Gym)
Men's Basketball: Northwestern, 7 p.m., Evanston, Ill.
Men's Tennis: FGCU Showdown, All Day, Ft. Myers, Fla.
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IU in the news

IU and Purdue make list of best valued public colleges
WNDU.com, Jan. 6 -- If your child is graduating high school soon, they might want to consider some area colleges. Two universities in the Hoosier state made it into Kiplinger's Top 100 Public Colleges for the Best Value. Indiana University in Bloomington is ranked 30th. The school's four-year graduation rate is about 53 percent and costs about $17,800 in-state. Full story.

IU Gastroenterologist Says Colonoscopy Can Be a Viable Tool for CRC Prevention
Beckersasc.com, Dec. 29 -- Douglas Rex, MD, a professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and director of endoscopy at Indiana University Hospital, shares his thoughts on colonoscopy as a promising tool for the diagnoses and prevention of colorectal cancer, according to an article published in Gastroenterology. Full story.

Indiana University envisions high-tech corridor
Chicago Tribune, Dec. 25 -- Indiana University leaders hope that its concentration of new high-tech facilities will form the core of a research park and attract new businesses. The university's new master plan for the research park corridor along the Indiana 45/46 bypass on the northeast side of the Bloomington campus has about 1 million square feet of possible space for development. Full story.

Vegetarian diet better for kidney disease
UPI.com, emaxhealth.com, Dec. 27, 25 -- Dr. Sharon Moe of Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis says patients with kidney disease cannot rid their bodies of phosphorus - and need to watch their intake of the mineral found in proteins because high levels can cause heart disease -- but phosphorus content is not listed on food labels. Full story. Full story 2.

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