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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 11, 2011

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IU researchers receive grant to curb sexually transmitted disease
Tony Armstrong elected to board of directors for University Economic Development Association
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon to deliver free public reading at IU Feb. 7
IU Bloomington celebrates legacies of civil rights pioneers Martin Luther King Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer
IU Southeast's Robin Morgan named director of FACET
IU Maurer School of Law dean named president-elect of American Association of Law Schools
IU Maurer School of Law professor calls for reform of ranking system
Political philosopher Nancy Fraser to speak at next Patten Foundation lecture
Five from IU Bloomington elected 2010 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
IU's Campus View Child Care Center earns national NAEYC accreditation
IU Department of Theatre and Drama to unveil newly renovated facilities, announce new summer season
IU center receives grant from European Commission to promote better understanding of the EU
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU researchers receive grant to curb sexually transmitted disease
Indiana University researchers, with support from the National Institutes of Health and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, are continuing to uncover the microorganisms behind many common -- but poorly understood -- bacterial infections affecting sexually active men in Indiana. Read the complete story.

Tony Armstrong elected to board of directors for University Economic Development Association
Tony Armstrong, president and CEO of the Indiana University Research & Technology Corp., was elected recently to the board of directors for the University Economic Development Association. Read the complete story.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon to deliver free public reading at IU Feb. 7
Author Michael Chabon will give a free public reading at Indiana University Bloomington Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Fine Arts 015. The reading is sponsored by the College Arts and Humanities Institute. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington celebrates legacies of civil rights pioneers Martin Luther King Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer
Indiana University Bloomington will remember Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate his legacy with activities beginning Thursday (Jan. 13) and running through Jan. 21. Highlights will include the presentation on Sunday (Jan. 16) of an original, one-woman play by actress and playwright E.P. McKnight, titled "I Question America," which chronicles the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Read the complete story.

IU Southeast's Robin Morgan named director of FACET
Indiana University Vice President for University Regional Affairs, Planning and Policy John Applegate today (Jan. 11) announced the appointment of Robin Morgan as the director of the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET). Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law dean named president-elect of American Association of Law Schools
Lauren K. Robel, dean and Val Nolan Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, was elected president-elect of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) at the annual meeting of its House of Representatives on Friday (Jan. 7). She will serve a one-year term as AALS president beginning in January 2012. Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law professor calls for reform of ranking system
The job outlook for newly minted lawyers is grim, but not according to the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings. The most recent U.S. News report shows that 93 percent of graduates were employed nine months after graduation -- but under American Bar Association rules, that includes working as a waiter or at Home Depot . Read the complete story.

Political philosopher Nancy Fraser to speak at next Patten Foundation lecture
Nancy Fraser, the Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Politics and Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York, will present two Patten Foundation lectures this spring at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

Five from IU Bloomington elected 2010 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Four biologists and a political scientist from Indiana University Bloomington are among this year's 503 elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. Read the complete story.

IU's Campus View Child Care Center earns national NAEYC accreditation
Campus View Child Care Center, located on the campus of Indiana University, has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. Read the complete story.

IU Department of Theatre and Drama to unveil newly renovated facilities, announce new summer season
The Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama will unveil its newly renovated original home on the west end of the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center this week on Thursday, Jan. 13. Read the complete story.

IU center receives grant from European Commission to promote better understanding of the EU
As a result of a $130,000 grant from the European Commission, an Indiana University research center is embarking on a wide range of outreach activities to help business people, government officials and others in the Midwest better understand the European Union and why it should matter to them. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for January 8:
Men's Swimming: The Indiana men's swimming and diving team accomplished something it had not done since the 1998-99 season with a 163-137 win over the 8th-ranked Michigan Wolverines. Read the meet notes.
Women's Swimming: Disappointed with a loss to the Michigan Wolverines back in October, the 14th-ranked Indiana women's swimming and diving team got its revenge with a 157-127 win. Read the meet notes.
Mens and Women's Track: Indiana won 23 events on the day and finished the afternoon with national leaders in three events. Read the meet notes.

Results for January 9:
Women's Basketball: Hoosiers Fall Just Short to Purdue, 55-50. Read the game notes.
Wrestling: Hoosier Wrestling wrapped up the non-conference portion of their season with a bang, taking 28 of 30 matches at the 2011 IU Quad. The #23 Hoosiers outscored Sunday's trio of opposition by a combined score of 130-9. Read the match notes.
Men's Basketball: -Four players scored in double figures for Indiana, but it wasn't enough as host Northwestern defeated the Hoosiers, 93-81. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for January 13:
Women's Basketball: Illinois, 7 p.m., Bloomington

Scheduled for January 14:
Wrestling: Minnesota, 7 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Tennis: University of Georgia Invitational Jan 14-16, All Day, Athens, Ga.
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IU in the news

From charity to teacher, Oxfam sets sights on MBAs
Financial Times, Jan. 10 -- An MBA internship with Oxfam is now as highly prized as one with Goldman Sachs, claims Dame Sandra Dawson, professor at Cambridge Judge Business School and one of Oxfam's trustees and non-executive directors. The appeal of working for a non-government organization has increased dramatically since the early 1990s, when Judge was one of the first schools to make governance and ethics a core component of its MBA. In the U.S., the online MBA program at Indiana University Kelley School of Business is forming a partnership with NGO Aid to Artisans to provide consulting services to artisans in developing countries, while its full-time MBA students work with Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development, helping the people of rural India, especially women with children, become economically self-reliant. Full story.

IU, ANU join to translate science
Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 10 -- The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and the Australian National University are joining forces to create a new translational sciences master's degree program, study abroad opportunities for students and joint research programs that draw on the strengths of ANU and IU, according to a press release. The degree will involve studying the medical research methods and implementation of research data in both the United States and Australia. Full story.

Study Traces Lice/Human Evolution to Pinpoint When Humans Started Wearing Clothes
Dailytech.com, Jan. 10 -- David Reed, study leader and associate curator of mammals at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus, along with Melissa Toups, co-author from Indiana University who was previously with the University of Florida, and Andrew Kitchen, co-author from Pennsylvania State University who used to be with the University of Florida as well, have found than humans started wearing clothes 170,000 years ago in order to migrate out of Africa. Full story.

Regular blood testing may help individuals avoid diabetes
Privatemdlabs.com, Jan. 10 -- Researchers from Indiana University found that the procedure accurately predicted an individual's diabetes risk. This allowed them to improve their diet and get more exercise, which has been shown to drastically reduce the chances of developing the condition. Full story. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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