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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 18, 2011

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Acclaimed film director Peter Bogdanovich to help dedicate new IU Cinema
School of Education, Arts in Education Club, Office of Multicultural Initiatives hold auditions for spring production
IU launches new Web research gateway for faculty
National Geographic photojournalist to speak Jan. 27 at IU about her 'journeys in the Muslim world'
Memorial concert for IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Emeritus Hans Tischler Jan. 22
Record number of IU Bloomington students receive Arthur R. Metz Scholarship support
IU Department of Theatre and Drama's summer Indiana Festival Theatre opens in June with 'Music Man'
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Acclaimed film director Peter Bogdanovich to help dedicate new IU Cinema
An appearance by internationally acclaimed film director Peter Bogdanovich will help mark a historic occasion at Indiana University Bloomington -- the formal dedication of the new IU Cinema on Jan. 27. Read the complete story.

School of Education, Arts in Education Club, Office of Multicultural Initiatives hold auditions for spring production
The Indiana University School of Education, in conjunction with The Arts in Education Club at Indiana University and Office of Multicultural Initiatives, will hold open readings for the casting of the theatrical production of Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Read the complete story.

IU launches new Web research gateway for faculty
Indiana University has debuted a new gateway Web site focused on university research and creative activities that provides faculty on all IU campuses with streamlined, one-stop access to research-related services and resources. Read the complete story.

National Geographic photojournalist to speak Jan. 27 at IU about her 'journeys in the Muslim world'
Alexandra Avakian, an acclaimed photojournalist whose images have appeared in National Geographic, Time and Life magazines, will present a lecture at the Indiana University School of Journalism on Jan. 27. Read the complete story.

Memorial concert for IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Emeritus Hans Tischler Jan. 22
A memorial concert for Hans Tischler, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor emeritus, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. in Auer Hall. The free, open-to-public event is followed by a post-concert reception in the Musical Arts Center. Read the complete story.

Record number of IU Bloomington students receive Arthur R. Metz Scholarship support
Hutton Honors College has recognized 43 Indiana University Bloomington students for excellence by naming them Metz Scholars. The Arthur R. Metz Scholars are "some of the best and brightest young minds on campus," according to Matthew Auer, dean of the Hutton Honors College and professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Read the complete story.

IU Department of Theatre and Drama's summer Indiana Festival Theatre opens in June with 'Music Man'
The Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama in the College of Arts and Sciences announced the inaugural Indiana Festival Theatre season Jan. 13 at the department's new academic and rehearsal space in the newly renovated west wing of the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for January 14:
Wrestling: The #24 Indiana University wrestling team won four bouts Friday night in Minneapolis, but fell to the #5 Golden Gophers by a score of 25-14. Read the match notes.

Results for January 15:
Men's Basketball: Hoosiers notched their first Big Ten win of the season, 80-61. Read the game notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosier men and women came out on top in a dual meet at Purdue. Kind Butler won two events and tied an IU record to lead the way for the Hoosier men. Faith Sherrill broke a Lambert Fieldhouse record and won two events to lead the women. The Hoosier women won by a final score of 89-47, and the men won 77-59. Read the meet notes.

Results for January 16:
Women's Basketball: The Hoosiers (8-10, 2-4) fell on the road to No. 16/20 Iowa (15-4, 3-3), 71-51. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for January 20:
Women's Basketball: Michigan State, 6:30 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Basketball: Wisconsin, 9 p.m., Madison, Wisc.

Scheduled for January 21:
Women's Track: Gladstein Invitational:All Day, Bloomington
Men's Track: Gladstein Invitational, All Day, Bloomington

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IU in the news

Dean of I.U.'s Maurer School of Law named to head national group
Ibj.com, Jan. 15 -- Lauren K. Robel, dean of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, was elected the next president of the American Association of Law Schools on Jan. 7. Robel will serve as president-elect until January 2012 and as president the following year. Full story.

Ugly Fonts Help You Learn, Research Says
Pcworld.com, Jan. 14 -- A Princeton University student, Connor Diemand-Yauman, conducted the research, with the help of adviser Daniel Oppenheimer and Indiana University doctoral student Erikka Vaughan. In a series of lab tests, volunteers were asked to memorize a set of physical characteristics attributed to hard-to-remember fictional names of an alien species. Some of the lists were rendered in either Comic Sans MS or Bodini MT, fonts considered difficult to read. The other lists were rendered in the more appealing Arial font. Full story.

Medical devices our next industry? Economic Alliance receives $10,000 for feasibility study
Kokomo Tribune, Jan. 13 -- Kokomo's automotive employers are more stable than a year or two ago, so Howard County's economic development officials are looking at the area's potential for new industries. First up is medical device manufacturing. Recruiting new companies and their employees to Kokomo would be based on common factors such as available work force, low overhead and good quality of life, said George Telthorst, the director of Indiana University's Center for the Business of Life Sciences. Full story.

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