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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 28, 2011

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'RecycleMania' competition comes to IU Bloomington for a second round
Michael Hamburger honored by IU Office of Sustainability
Professor becomes fourth IU faculty member to lead American Folklore Society
South Sudan referendum underscores value of self-determination: IU Maurer School of Law expert
Leading Index for Indiana in December shows that things may be going 'in the right direction'
IU Business Conference to focus on the role of government intervention in a market-based economy
IU's Latin American Music Center celebrates 50 years
IU Office of Sustainability announces two grant opportunities
Study led by School of Education professor links alcoholism to delay and survival of marriage
Indiana University Health officially adopts new name
Open Folklore project honored for outstanding collaboration between IU Bloomington Libraries, AFS
Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes to address annual dinner honoring women's achievements in sports
IU scholars Chaouli and Wahrman to speak on 'interpretation'
IU-led "Growing Our Own" report offers solutions to address decline in U.S. dental faculty
Innovation Index for America's Regions: IU center releases 2011 results
Bloomington, university-wide spring enrollment set records
IU Alumni Association announces $33,000 in scholarships
ArtsWeek celebrates arts in education on rec center 'canvas'
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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'RecycleMania' competition comes to IU Bloomington for a second round
Once again it's time to pack up your plastics and accumulate your aluminum. RecycleMania is coming back to Indiana University Bloomington. RecycleMania is a friendly, nationwide competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. The contest will run for eight weeks, from Feb. 6 to April 2. Read the complete story.

Michael Hamburger honored by IU Office of Sustainability
The Indiana University Office of Sustainability awarded its inaugural Outstanding Service Award to Michael Hamburger, professor of geological sciences at IU Bloomington. The award honors Hamburger's outstanding leadership, service and passion as a pioneer and steward of Indiana University Bloomington's campus sustainability initiatives. Read the complete story.

Professor becomes fourth IU faculty member to lead American Folklore Society
Diane Goldstein, professor of folklore and ethnomusicology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, will be the fourth IU faculty member to be elected president of the American Folklore Society. Read the complete story.

South Sudan referendum underscores value of self-determination: IU Maurer School of Law expert
This month's referendum on South Sudan's independence brings renewed attention to the importance of self-determination in ensuring global peace, according to an expert at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Read the complete story.

Leading Index for Indiana in December shows that things may be going 'in the right direction'
"This month's rise is largely attributed to the increase in the Dow Jones Transportation Index, as well as unfilled orders for motor vehicles and parts," said Timothy Slaper, director of economic analysis at the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

IU Business Conference to focus on the role of government intervention in a market-based economy
One of the most hotly debated issues related to our current economic climate is the appropriate role of government intervention in a market-based economy. What role, if any, should government play in directing taxpayer resources to encourage the creation of new technologies and industries? What role should government play in bailing out companies that are in trouble? What role should it play in our capital markets? Read the complete story.


IU's Latin American Music Center celebrates 50 years
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Latin American Music Center plans to celebrate 2011, its golden jubilee year, with a range of free public events. Read the complete story.

IU Office of Sustainability announces two grant opportunities
The Indiana University Office of Sustainability today announced two opportunities in support of faculty research and teaching efforts related to sustainability: the Sustainability Research Development Grant program and the Sustainability Course Development Fellowships. Read the complete story.

Study led by School of Education professor links alcoholism to delay and survival of marriage
A new study finds a strong association between alcohol dependence and persons delaying or ending a marriage. Indiana University School of Education Assistant Professor in Counseling and Educational Psychology Mary Waldron is the lead author of "Alcoholic Marriage: Later Start, Sooner End," published in the April 2011 journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, and currently available online. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Health officially adopts new name
Indiana University Health, formerly known as Clarian Health, held a special dedication ceremony this week to officially adopt its new identity. Staff members, patients and representatives from Indiana University Health and its hospitals across the state, Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University celebrated this important milestone. Read the complete story.

Open Folklore project honored for outstanding collaboration between IU Bloomington Libraries, AFS
The Open Folklore project, a collaborative effort between the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries and the American Folklore Society, is the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Collaboration Citation. The honor comes from the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services within the American Library Association. Read the complete story.

Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes to address annual dinner honoring women's achievements in sports
Dominique Dawes, U.S. Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, will deliver the keynote address at Indiana University Bloomington's annual National Girls and Women in Sport Day Dinner, where ESPN sportscaster and IU alumna Sage Steele will be honored along with Emily Ward, a director at IU's Campus Recreational Sports. Read the complete story.

IU scholars Chaouli and Wahrman to speak on 'interpretation'
"Interpretation: Deduction or Seduction?" is the topic for this year's Henry H.H. Remak Lecture sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study at Indiana University. IU Bloomington faculty members Michel Chaouli and Dror Wahrman, the institute's Remak Scholars for 2010-11, will present the Henry H.H. Remak Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in State Room East of the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St. Read the complete story.

IU-led "Growing Our Own" report offers solutions to address decline in U.S. dental faculty
A new report by an Indiana University School of Dentistry department chair with researchers from six other U.S. dental schools is calling for quick and creative solutions to address the growing scarcity of full-time faculty members within the nation's dental school programs. Read the complete story.

Innovation Index for America's Regions: IU center releases 2011 results
Innovation has become the Holy Grail for improving, or maybe even saving, our economy. Innovation has even become something of a mantra for President Obama. But what is it? How can we measure it? With the latest update to its unique nationwide Innovation Index for America's Regions, the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business answers both questions. Read the complete story.

Bloomington, university-wide spring enrollment set records
For the second consecutive year, Indiana University Bloomington spring enrollment has topped the 40,000 mark with a record 40,456 students enrolled for the second semester, according to figures released today by the Office of University Institutional Research and Reporting. The numbers include undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. Read the complete story.

IU Alumni Association announces $33,000 in scholarships
The Indiana University Alumni Association today (Jan. 28) announced that $33,000 in scholarships is available through the IU Alumni Association Scholars program for 2011. To be eligible for one of the 33 $1,000 scholarships, applicants must be the sons or daughters of IU Alumni Association members and be full-time, undergraduate students attending any IU campus. Read the complete story.


ArtsWeek celebrates arts in education on rec center 'canvas'
Entering the Twin Lakes Recreation Center on Bloomington's west side, most people never look up. But in collaborative artist Joe LaMantia's eyes, the city recreation center's giant white façade is a beautiful blank canvas. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for January 25:
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers split their doubleheader Tuesday, falling 4-3 to the 16th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats and winning 7-0 over Butler. Read the match notes.

Results for January 27:
Men's Basketball: Indiana Upsets No. 20 Illinois, 52-49. Read the game notes.

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

Scheduled for January 29:
Men's Tennis: USC, 10 a.m., Los Angeles, Calif.
Men's Tennis: San Diego State, 1 p.m., Los Angeles, Calif.
Men's Track: Indiana Relays, All Day, Bloomington
Women's Track: Indiana Relays, All Day, Bloomington

Scheduled for January 30:
Women's Tennis: Marquette, 10 a.m., Bloomington
Women's Basketball: Purdue, 12 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Wrestling: Michigan, 1 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Tennis: Cincinnati, 4 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Basketball: Michigan State, 6 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Men's Swimming: USA Diving Winter Nationals Qualifying, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
Women's Swimming: USA Diving Winter Nationals Qualifying, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa

Scheduled for January 31:
Women's Swimming: USA Diving Winter Nationals Qualifying, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
Men's Swimming: USA Diving Winter Nationals Qualifying, All Day, Iowa City, Iowa
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IU in the news

Indiana economy moving in right direction, Indiana researchers say
Courier-journal.com, Jan. 26 -- Indiana University researchers said Wednesday that the state's "economic winds are finally blowing in the right direction." Timothy Slaper, director of economic analysis at IU's Indiana Business Research Center said an analysis shows that an "increase in the Dow Jones Transportation Index as well as unfilled orders for motor vehicles and parts" are fueling a boost in the state's economic position. Full story.

Online MBAs heading to the ivory tower
Fortune, Jan. 28 -- While online MBA programs are nothing new, elite business schools are starting to offer the option to students, with UNC's Kenan-Flagler school the latest to join the party. In the U.S., the pioneering top-rated institution so far has been Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. "The depth and quality of the posts is surprisingly good, better than in regular classes, because students have more time to think about what they want to say," explains Terrill Cosgray, executive director of Kelley Direct. Full story.

IU's new cinema dedicated, actor Bogdanovich honored
Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 27 -- Trustees and leaders of Bloomington and Indiana University sit on the stage of the IU Cinema during its dedication Thursday afternoon. The event included speeches by IU President McRobbie and Mayor Mark Kruzan, as well as the bestowal of an Honorary Degree to distinguished film historian, director, writer, and producer Peter Bogdanovich. Full story.

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