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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 25, 2011

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IU Jacobs School of Music hosts two visiting quartets this semester
Johnson named vice provost for enrollment management at IU Bloomington
Preventing tooth decay in the youngest American Indians
IU study: Humans' critical ability to throw long distances aided by an illusion
'Hungry World' tells complex story of food and global politics
IU's GLBT Alumni Association gathering for Homecoming 2011 this weekend
Puccini one-act operas open Feb. 4 at Musical Arts Center; recent Jacobs School alumnus to conduct
IU Center for Health Policy issues recommendations for moving forward on health reform in Indiana
Larry Singell named dean of IU College of Arts and Sciences
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Jacobs School of Music hosts two visiting quartets this semester
In addition to hundreds of concerts by its world-renowned faculty, students and guests, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host performances by two distinguished quartets this semester. The Pacifica Quartet will perform several quartets by Shostakovich this Sunday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. in Auer Hall. Read the complete story.

Johnson named vice provost for enrollment management at IU Bloomington
David Johnson has been appointed vice provost for enrollment management of Indiana University Bloomington, Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced today. Johnson has been interim vice provost for enrollment management since May 2010. He succeeds Roger Thompson, who left to become vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Oregon. Read the complete story.

Preventing tooth decay in the youngest American Indians
A study conducted in four American Indian communities in the Pacific Northwest presents an effective strategy to convince mothers to switch young children from drinking sweetened soda to water and shows that eliminating these sugary drinks from the diets of the youngest members of the tribe significantly decreased tooth decay. Read the complete story.

IU study: Humans' critical ability to throw long distances aided by an illusion
New research from Indiana University and the University of Wyoming shows how humans, unlike any other species on Earth, readily learn to throw long distances. This research also suggests that this unique evolutionary trait is entangled with language development in a way critical to our very existence. Read the complete story.

'Hungry World' tells complex story of food and global politics
It once was a refrain of every parent frustrated by a picky eater: "Finish your food. There are children starving in China." Growing up in the 1960s, Nick Cullather couldn't see any connection between the peas growing cold on his plate and the problems of China. But as his new book, The Hungry World, explains, his mother's warning captured one of the key ideas of the era: that the world was united by a single, global food supply, and that by controlling it the United States could defeat its communist enemies in Asia. Read the complete story.

IU's GLBT Alumni Association gathering for Homecoming 2011 this weekend
The Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni Association's Homecoming 2011 will be held this weekend (Jan. 28-30), coinciding with the Bloomington Pride Film Festival for the third consecutive year. Read the complete story.


Puccini one-act operas open Feb. 4 at Musical Arts Center; recent Jacobs School alumnus to conduct
The mood will transition from tragic beauty to lighthearted farce at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's presentation of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, two one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Read the complete story.

IU Center for Health Policy issues recommendations for moving forward on health reform in Indiana
The Center for Health Policy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis today released a proposal for establishing a Hoosier Health Insurance Exchange to be governed and managed by a new quasi-independent state agency called the Hoosier Health Commission. Read the complete story.

Larry Singell named dean of IU College of Arts and Sciences
Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced today that Larry Singell Jr. has been appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for January 21:
Men's and Women's Track: The meet produced world-leading marks and a junior college national record. Read the meet notes.

Results for January 22:
Women's Water Polo: The No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers women's water polo team (0-1) opened the 2011 season with a 10-5 loss at the hands of No. 6 Loyola Marymount at the Michigan Kick-Off. Read the match notes.
Women's Swimming: The Indiana women's swimming and diving team came up short against an undefeated Purdue squad, falling 161-139 to the Boilermakers. Read the meet notes.
Men's Swimming: Sophomore Eric Ress was a double winner, and Bryan Chovanec and Ante Zoricic joined him on the winners podium, but it was not enough as the No. 12 Indiana men's swimming and diving team dropped dual meet results to No. 10 Tennessee and No. 11 Georgia Saturday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn. Read the meet notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers (0-2) women's water polo team jumped out to a two-goal lead in the opening 2:06 against No. 15 Cal State Northridge, but struggled in the scoring department the rest of the way, losing 6-5 in their second game at the Michigan Kick-Off. Read the match notes.
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers opened the 2011 slate of dual matches with a win over No. 57 North Carolina State and a win over in-state rival IUPUI. Read the match notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers (1-2) women's water polo team notched their first win of the 2011 season after defeating Colorado State, 9-8, at the Michigan Kick-Off. The Hoosiers were led by two-goal efforts from Shae Fournier, Jakie Köhli and Nicole Redder. Read the match notes.
Men's Track: Day two of the meet was highlighted by Kind Butler winning a pair of events and Derek Drouin winning in dominating fashion in the heptathlon. Read the meet notes.
Women's Track: At the meet's conclusion, the top four finishers are all ranked among the world's top 20 this season. Read the meet notes.

Results for January 23:
Women's Water Polo: The No. 1 Stanford Cardinal jumped out to a four-goal lead through one quarter and never looked back, defeating the No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers (1-3) women's water polo team 14-1 on Sunday at the Michigan Kick-Off. Read the match notes.
Wrestling: The top-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (13-0, 2-0) proved to be too much for Indiana Wrestling as the #20 Hoosiers came out on the wrong end of a 36-8 tally. Read the match notes.
Women's Basketball: Indiana fell on the road to Penn State, 82-69. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: Christian Watford scored a career-high 30 points, but it wasn't enough as the Indiana men's basketball team fell at Iowa, 91-77. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for January 25:
Men's Tennis: Kentucky, 1 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Tennis: Butler, 6 p.m., Bloomington

Scheduled for January 27:
Men's Basketball: Illinois, 9 p.m., Bloomington

Scheduled for January 28:
Men's Tennis: BYU, 10 a.m., Los Angeles, Calif.
Women's Swimming: Louisville/Virginia Tech, 5 p.m. Louisville, Ky.
Men's Swimming: Louisville/Virginia Tech, 5 p.m., Louisville, Ky.
Men's Track: Indiana Relays. All Day, Bloomington
Women's Track: Indiana Relays, All Day, Bloomington
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IU in the news

Clarian Health adopts a new identity
WTHR.com, insideindianabusiness.com, Jan. 24 --Clarian Health is now "Indiana University Health." Clarian will officially adopt the new identity in a special dedication ceremony on Monday. The new name affirms the health system's partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the nation's largest medical schools. Full story. Full story 2.

Extreme accounting pays off
Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 24 -- Five IU Kelley School of Business students won $10,000 at the xTREME Games, PricewaterhouseCoopers' tax and accounting competition, in New York City this weekend. Full story.

Cleveland Orchestra kicks off U.S. tour with residency at Indiana University
Cleveland.com, Jan. 25 -- The Cleveland Orchestra hit the ground running today in Day One of its new residency at Indiana University. The group wasted little time when it arrived in this lively college town, gearing up for an afternoon of student rehearsals and an evening chock-full of master classes at the Jacobs School of Music. A formal concert is scheduled for Tuesday night. Full story.

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