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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 7, 2011

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Student winners announced for Concerto Competitions in the IU Jacobs School of Music
IU Diversity Committees to meet in February
IU plays key role in bringing major diabetes discoveries to patients
Grand opening for Business/SPEA Information Commons today at 3 p.m.
IU researcher awarded funding to study impact of foreclosure on students
Indiana University endowment among top publics in nation
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award recipients announced for 2011
Indiana University's SoFA Gallery renamed in honor of John A. Grunwald
Hoosiers growing more pessimistic about schools and support some changes, not others
Indie filmmakers Jill Godmilow, Kenneth Anger to lecture, screen films at IU Cinema Feb. 10, 11
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Student winners announced for Concerto Competitions in the IU Jacobs School of Music
The Jacobs School of Music today (Feb. 4, 2011) announced the student winners of recent piano, violin and double bass competitions for performances with the Chamber, Concert, Philharmonic and University orchestras. All of the following concert events, performed by competition winners, are free and open to the public. Read the complete story.

IU Diversity Committees to meet in February
Five Indiana University Diversity Committees are scheduled to meet in February. The Indiana University Bloomington Diversity Committee will meet Wednesday (Feb. 9) at noon in the Redbud Room of the Indiana Memorial Union on the Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.


IU plays key role in bringing major diabetes discoveries to patients
The purchase of Carmel-based Marcadia Biotech by Roche for what could amount to more than $500 million is described by company and Indiana University officials as a "win-win-win" situation and an example of the importance of ongoing efforts at IU to speed high-tech and potentially life-saving discoveries by its researchers to the marketplace. Read the complete story.

Grand opening for Business/SPEA Information Commons today at 3 p.m.
Indiana University Libraries is hosting a public reception marking the opening of the new Business/SPEA Information Commons facility today (Monday, Feb. 7) in SPEA 150. A short tour begins at 3 p.m., with brief remarks and a ribbon cutting following at 3:30 p.m. Read the complete story.

IU researcher awarded funding to study impact of foreclosure on students
Indiana University faculty member Ashlyn Aiko Nelson and a team of researchers from three other universities have been awarded an $800,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to study the impact of home foreclosure on student performance in school. Read the complete story.

Indiana University endowment among top publics in nation
Indiana University ranks 13th in the nation among public universities in the market value of its endowment, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE) released recently. Read the complete story.

Outstanding Junior Faculty Award recipients announced for 2011
Recipients of the Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award this year are Joshua Brown (Psychological and Brain Sciences), Michael Foster (Folklore and Ethnomusicology), Ilana Gershon (Communication and Culture), Amit Hagar (History and Philosophy of Science) and Eden Medina (Informatics and Computing). Read the complete story.

Indiana University's SoFA Gallery renamed in honor of John A. Grunwald
The Indiana University School of Fine Arts Gallery (SoFA Gallery) has been re-named the Grunwald Gallery in honor of John A. Grunwald, thanks to a significant endowed gift from his widow, Rita Grunwald. Read the complete story.

Hoosiers growing more pessimistic about schools and support some changes, not others
Indiana residents indicated a growing concern about how well schools are performing and provided some support for proposed changes in the latest statewide survey of Hoosiers' opinions about education conducted by the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research names deputy director
Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research announced today (Feb. 8) that Von Welch, an internationally recognized cybersecurity expert, has been named the center's deputy director. Read the complete story.

Indie filmmakers Jill Godmilow, Kenneth Anger to lecture, screen films at IU Cinema Feb. 10, 11
Independent filmmakers Jill Godmilow and Kenneth Anger will present free, open-to-the-public lectures at Indiana University's IU Cinema Feb. 10-11. Films from each director that are part of The Kinsey Institute collection will be screened during the filmmakers' visits. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for February 4:
Women's Tennis: No. 44 Indiana (5-1) fell to No. 6 Duke (5-0) on Friday afternoon in Bloomington. Read the match notes.
Women's Water Polo: The No. 15 Indiana Hoosiers (2-3) women's water polo team found their groove offensively in a big way on Friday, defeating No. 16 UC Davis in a highly-contested overtime thriller, 15-13. Read the match notes.
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers knocked off No. 64 Harvard by a 6-1 score. Read the match notes.
Wrestling: Iowa, Kurt Kinser and Ricky Alcala each had their hand raised Friday night in Iowa City before the #18 IU Wrestling team dropped a 35-6 decision to #6 Iowa. Read the match notes.
Men's and Women's Track: Derek Drouin and Courtney Woodard led the way for the Hoosiers in Ohio, while the women's distance medley highlighted IU's effort at the Meyo Invitational. Drouin leads the heptathlon at the GaREAT Collegiate Invite after day one. The DMR team finished with one of the top 10 times in the NCAA this season. Read the meet notes.

Results for February 5:
Women's Water Polo: The No. 15 Indiana Hoosiers (2-4) women's water polo opened the Stanford Invitational on Saturday with a 9-1 loss at the hands of No. 2 USC. Read the match notes.
Men's Swimming: Indiana came away with a 166-134 win in its final dual meet of the season. Read the meet notes
Men's Basketball: Hawkeyes Rally Past Hoosiers, 64-63. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: Indiana's men's tennis team defeated the William & Mary Tribe 6-1 on Saturday. Read the match notes.
Women's Water Polo: The Indiana Hoosiers (2-5) women's water polo team was defeated by No. 5 Hawaii, 8-3, in their second contest at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. Read the match notes.
Men's Golf: The Indiana men's golf team opened the spring season with a 9.5 to 2.5 victory against Ball State. Read the tournament notes.

Results for February 6:
Women's Basketball: Indiana did not have an answer for Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon as the Badgers won in Bloomington, 75-49. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: he Indiana Hoosiers (2-7) women's water polo team fell to No. 4 UCLA and No. 9 San Jose State to close out play at the Stanford Invitational on Sunday. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for February 8:
Men's Basketball: Purdue, 7 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.

Scheduled for February 10:
Softball: 2 Arizona, 6:30 p.m., Tempe, Ariz.
Women's Basketball: Illinois, 8 p.m., Champaign, Ill.
Women's Track: Tyson Invitational, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark.
Men's Track: Tyson Invitational, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark.

Scheduled for February 11:
Men's Tennis: Illinois State, 10 a.m., Bloomington
Women's Track: Hoosier Hills, 5 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Track: Hoosier Hills, 5 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Tennis: UCF, 6 p.m., Bloomington,
Wrestling: Michigan State, 7 p.m., Bloomington
Softball: Nevada, 7:30 p.m., Tempe, Ariz.
Men's Track: Tyson Invitational, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark.
Men's Golf: Big Ten Match Play Championship Feb 11-12, All Day, Palm Beach, Fla. (PGA National - The Champions Course)
Women's Track: Tyson Invitational, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark
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IU in the news

"Water Flea" Can Indicate Important Environmental Contamination
Topnews.us, popsci.com, Feb. 7, 4 -- The members of the Daphnia Genomics Consortium, an international network of scientists led by the Centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics at Indiana University in Bloomington and the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute have sequenced the gene of Daphnia pulex, the first crustacean. James E. Klaunig, chair of the Environmental Health department at Indiana University, said the water flea will help scientists understand how environmental factors can affect cellular and molecular processes in animals. Full story. Full story 2.

Students flocking to Indiana colleges -- and staying there
The Indianapolis Star, Feb. 5 -- Remember the days when college kids felt comfortable taking a semester off -- a sabbatical, if you will, from the books? Maybe get a job, save some money or just chill? Those days appear to be over. In Bloomington, Indiana University officials say spring enrollment has topped the 40,000 mark for the second year in a row, with a record 40,456 students enrolled for second semester. The numbers include undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU also reported record high spring numbers at IUPUI, IU-East in Richmond, IU-South Bend and IU-Southeast. Full story.

Riley makes a hospital a home
Thestarpress.com, Feb. 8 -- The result of that effort stands 10-stories tall in the form of the new Riley Hospital for Children Simon Family Tower at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. With 675,000 square feet of new space, the building gives us much needed room to better evaluate and treat all children who come to our door -- from across Indiana and beyond. Full story.

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Chicago Tribune, Feb. 7 -- Indiana University researchers are working with NASA scientists to help the space agency determine what types of research to conduct and how to analyze their findings. NASA scientist Chris McKay says IU's work will help guide the agency's next mission to Mars in late November or early December. Full story.
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