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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 18, 2011

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IU Auditorium presents world-renowned Irish folk band The Chieftains
Common tool for IDing teen problem drinking effective at predicting adult alcoholism
IU Opera Theater presents all-new production of 'Faust' -- the man who trades his soul for youth
IU Jacobs School of Music students to perform at Kennedy Center
Indiana University students taking part in Education Leadership Case Competition
IU Art Museum to host free Family ArtsWeekEnd Feb. 26, 27
Indiana CTSI offering trial period for GeneGo biologic drug development research tool
IU Cinema to present silent film 'Metropolis' accompanied by Jacobs student salon orchestra
Lecture to explore innovation through the 'surprising tale' of fashion
Lil Wayne's 'I Am Still Music' tour confirmed as IU's 2011 Little 500 concert
Indiana CTSI director to travel to India for state's first economic development mission
Dhars' gift renames India Studies Program at Indiana University
IU Kelley School's Leading Index for Indiana rises for the fifth consecutive month
IU Trustees approve 2011-12 residency hall rates
IU Kelley School MBAs win top prize at national supply chain case competition
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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IU Cinema to present silent film 'Metropolis' accompanied by Jacobs student salon orchestra
Indiana University graduate student Nick Hersh figures he's seen the classic silent film Metropolis (1927) somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 to 40 times. Read the complete story.

Common tool for IDing teen problem drinking effective at predicting adult alcoholism
A widely used index for assessing adolescent drinking-related problems has been found to be effective at predicting the future alcohol dependence of teen-age drinkers, according to an Indiana University study which also found that the association was stronger for adolescent female drinkers. Read the complete story.

IU Opera Theater presents all-new production of 'Faust' -- the man who trades his soul for youth
The immortal tale of Faust -- an aging scholar who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for his lost youth -- comes to dynamic new life at the Musical Arts Center Feb. 25 under the stage direction of Tomer Zvulun. Faust is conducted by Jacobs Professor David Effron with new set and costume designs by Jacobs Professor C. David Higgins. Additional performances are Feb. 26 and March 4-5, all at 8 p.m. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music students to perform at Kennedy Center
Five students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform February 27 (Sunday), at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance is part of the center's Conservatory Project, a weeklong concert series showcasing artists from America's leading music schools. Read the complete story.

Indiana University students taking part in Education Leadership Case Competition
A team of four graduate students from Indiana University Bloomington has been selected to take part in the fifth annual Haas Education Leadership Case Competition, taking place Friday and Saturday (Feb. 18-19) at the University of California-Berkeley. Read the complete story.

IU Art Museum to host free Family ArtsWeekEnd Feb. 26, 27
Visitors to Family ArtsWeekEnd can explore four primary areas of K-12 curricula -- history, math, science and literature -- as related to the visual arts. From 1 to 3 p.m. both days, the museum's education department will offer four curriculum-based gallery sessions and four hands-on workstations that showcase the visual arts as a vehicle for teaching and learning. Read the complete story.


Indiana CTSI offering trial period for GeneGo biologic drug development research tool
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is providing affiliated researchers trial access through March to the powerful research tool MetaDrug, which is made available through a CTSI-wide institutional licensing agreement with GeneGo, Inc., a Thomson Reuters Company. Read the complete story.

IU Cinema to present silent film 'Metropolis' accompanied by Jacobs student salon orchestra
Indiana University graduate student Nick Hersh figures he's seen the classic silent film Metropolis (1927) somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 to 40 times. Read the complete story.

Lecture to explore innovation through the 'surprising tale' of fashion
Conventional wisdom holds that, without strong copyright protections, there Is no financial incentive for people in the "creative" industries to innovate. But Johanna Blakley points to fashion design as an example of a creative endeavor that thrives without copyright protection. Read the complete story.

Lil Wayne's 'I Am Still Music' tour confirmed as IU's 2011 Little 500 concert
Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum recording artist and producer Lil Wayne is the official performer for Indiana University's 2011 Little 500 concert. Read the complete story.

Indiana CTSI director to travel to India for state's first economic development mission
Indiana's first economic development mission to India will include the director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Dr. Anantha Shekhar, who will travel to India Sunday (Feb. 20) to participate in a week-long trade mission led by Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob. The mission will focus on establishing partnerships with information technology, life sciences and new energy companies in India. Read the complete story.

Dhars' gift renames India Studies Program at Indiana University
David Zaret, interim dean of the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences, announced today that the India Studies Program will now be called the Madhusudan and Kiran C. Dhar India Studies Program. The new name honoring the Dhars is the result of a significant endowment gift provided by their son, Dr. Sisir Dhar, and his wife, Heather Dhar. Dr. Dhar is a retired nephrologist; he and his wife lived for many years in Terre Haute. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School's Leading Index for Indiana rises for the fifth consecutive month
The economic recovery seems to have found its legs. Since the lazy days of summer 2010, the Leading Index for Indiana (LII) has increased for five consecutive months. Read the complete story.

IU Trustees approve 2011-12 residency hall rates
The Indiana University Board of Trustees today (Feb. 18) approved residency hall rates for 2011-12 at all campuses with student housing. The action was taken at its regularly scheduled business meeting at the IUPUI campus. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School MBAs win top prize at national supply chain case competition
A team of MBA students in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business bested challengers from 22 other master's of business administration programs across the nation to earn first place in Purdue University's sixth-annual Global Supply Chain Case Competition last week. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for February 15:
Women's Golf: Led by a top-10 finish from freshman Lindsay Gahm, the Indiana women's golf team moved up two more spots to finish 14th at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Read the tournament notes.

Results for February 16:
Women's Basketball: Indiana used a 19-3 run late in the second half to cut the Michigan lead to two, but it was not enough as the Wolverines win in Ann Arbor on Wednesday night, 88-76. Read the game notes.
Women's Swimming: The Indiana women's swimming and diving team is tied for first after day one of the 2011 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Councilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington. Read the meet notes.

Results for February 17:
Wrestling: Four Hoosiers had their hand raised Thursday night in Champaign, including all three nationally-ranked IU wrestlers. Justin Brooks joined #8 Paul Young, #9 Matt Powless and #9 Ricky Alcala in the win category. Read the match notes.
Women's Swimming: Led by a record-breaking performance in the 800 freestyle relay, the Indiana women's swimming and diving team is tied for first after day one of the 2011 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Councilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington. Read the meet notes.

Scheduled for February 18:
Baseball: Virginia Tech, 12 p.m., Myrtle Beach, S. C. Charles Watson Stadium
Softball: UAB, 4 p.m., Clearwater, Fla.
Wrestling: Purdue, 7 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Softball: DePaul, 8 p.m., Clearwater, Fla.
Men's Tennis: National Indoor Final Rounds, TBA, Seattle, Wash.
Women's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Bloomington

Scheduled for February 19:
Women's Tennis: DePaul, 11 a.m., Bloomington
Softball: Fordham, 12:30 p.m., Clearwater, Fla.
Softball: USF, 3 p.m., Clearwater, Fla.
Baseball: Boston College, 4 p.m., Myrtle Beach, S.C.BB&T Stadium
Men's Basketball: Northwestern, 7 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, All Day, Bloomington
Men's Tennis: National Indoor Final Rounds, TBA, Seattle, Wash.

Scheduled for February 20:
Softball: Ole Miss, 10:30 a.m., Clearwater, Fla.
Women's Tennis: Cleveland State, 11 a.m., Bloomington
Baseball: Coastal Carolina, 12:00 p.m., Myrtle Beach, S. C. Charles Watson Stadium
Men's Tennis: National Indoor Final Rounds, TBA, Seattle, Wash.

Scheduled for February 21:
Women's Golf: Central District Invitational, All Day, Parrish, Fla. Men's Golf: Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Feb 21-22, All Day, Hilton Head, S.C. (Wexford Plantation GC)

Scheduled for February 22:
Women's Golf: Central District Invitational, All Day, Parrish, Fla.
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IU in the news

IU has its own version of "Watson"
WTHR.com, Feb. 16 -- "Big Red" is I.U's version of "Watson." Video. (2:13)

Operation Beautiful movement spreads positive self-images
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 17 -- Two years ago, Caitlin Boyle had a bad day at work. She decided to do something simple for someone else to feel better and unknowingly launched a national campaign to promote self-esteem. "The biggest mistake we make is beating ourselves up for not looking like models or celebrities," Boyle said. "It's time we stop emulating or striving for a type of perfection that doesn't even exist in the real world. It's okay to look like a human." Boyle started the Operation Beautiful website to encourage men and women to inspire self-esteem in complete strangers and in themselves. Full story.

Recent Census data shows Ind. more diverse, IU expected to follow
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 18 -- Philip Seabrook, assistant vice president for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, said IU should become a reflection of the increased and changing diversity of the state because its founding mission was to serve the people of Indiana. Increased diversity is currently one of IU's goals, Seabrook said. Full story.

New nursing degree approved at IU East
Pal-item.com, Feb. 17 -- Indiana University East has received approval on a new master's degree from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The Master of Science in Nursing might be offered as early as fall 2011 pending final approval by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, campus officials announced this week. Full story.

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