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Front Page News at Indiana University

May 26, 2011

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Gilbert, McCormick assume leadership positions at IU's School of HPER
Urban Education Ph.D. approved for IU School of Education at IUPUI
IU, Osaka University researchers to focus on cancer-fighting proton therapy during symposium
Indiana University 'Themester' to focus on issues of war and peace
Journal article examines effectiveness of state-level energy policies
IU to conduct public hearing on tuition, fees
Supreme Court decision on resisting unlawful police entry is sound: IU Maurer School of Law expert
Bipolar disorder: Mind-body connection suggests new directions for treatment, research
First-ever Hoosier Guitar Building Workshop is June 6-10 on Bloomington campus
CACR: MacDefender shows Apple users no longer immune from cyberattacks
New study finds that violence doesn't add to children's enjoyment of TV shows, movies
New Jacobs Teacher Educator Award to promote best teaching with technology
IU first university to offer publications on tablet devices through Apple iTunes
Ten years later: Hoosier population aging, but not as quickly as other states; Also more diverse
IU honors students with senior awards; students honor faculty with Student Choice Awards
'Policing' stops cheaters from dominating groups of cooperative bacteria
National composer awards go to five IU Jacobs School of Music students and alumni
Community invited to celebrate the life and legacy of William A. Cook
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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Gilbert, McCormick assume leadership positions at IU's School of HPER
The Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) has announced the promotion of two faculty members to leadership positions. Bryan McCormick, associate professor in the Department of Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies, has been named the chair of the department. Kathleen Gilbert, professor in the Department of Applied Health Science, has been selected as executive associate dean of the school. Read the complete story.

Urban Education Ph.D. approved for IU School of Education at IUPUI
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved a new Urban Education Studies Ph.D. to be offered by the IU School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis starting in fall 2012. This is the first doctorate degree in education to be offered entirely on the IUPUI campus. Read the complete story.

IU, Osaka University researchers to focus on cancer-fighting proton therapy during symposium
Physicists and radiation oncologists from Japan will visit Indiana University Bloomington May 25-26 as part of the Osaka University-Indiana University Scientific and Clinical Symposium at the Integrated Science and Accelerator Technology Hall and Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center. Read the complete story.

Indiana University 'Themester' to focus on issues of war and peace
Tim O'Brien, author of Going After Cacciato and The Things They Carried, chronicling the experiences of American soldiers who served in Vietnam, will visit campus in mid-October as part of Themester 2011: "Making War, Making Peace." O'Brien's visit will include a free public talk as well as class sessions with undergraduate students. Read the complete story.

Journal article examines effectiveness of state-level energy policies
States have taken the lead in developing energy policies in the U.S., experimenting with a variety of approaches while the federal government has remained deadlocked over energy and climate policies. Sanya Carley, an assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, examines the state-level policies and assesses their effectiveness for meeting energy and policy goals in the current issue of Review of Policy Research. Read the complete story.

IU to conduct public hearing on tuition, fees
The Indiana University Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 31, to hear student and public comment on proposed tuition and fees to be set for all IU campuses for the next two academic years. Read the complete story.

Supreme Court decision on resisting unlawful police entry is sound: IU Maurer School of Law expert
The Indiana Supreme Court's recent holding in Barnes v. State that there is no right to resist unlawful entry by police officers is a sound decision, according to an IU Maurer School of Law Fourth Amendment expert. Read the complete story.

Bipolar disorder: Mind-body connection suggests new directions for treatment, research
A new study by motor control and psychology researchers at Indiana University suggests that postural control problems may be a core feature of bipolar disorder, not just a random symptom, and can provide insights both into areas of the brain affected by the psychiatric disorder and new potential targets for treatment. Read the complete story.

First-ever Hoosier Guitar Building Workshop is June 6-10 on Bloomington campus
Always wanted to build your very own electric guitar? If so, a collaboration this summer between Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing and the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts can make the dream come true. Read the complete story.

CACR: MacDefender shows Apple users no longer immune from cyberattacks
Long considered the shining example of computer security, Apple Macintosh computers are becoming serious targets of cyberattacks, according to Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Deputy Director Von Welch.
Mac users have recently been targeted by, and are increasingly falling victim to, a fake software program called "MacDefender," which poses as an anti-virus program that tricks users into installing it. Read the complete story.

New study finds that violence doesn't add to children's enjoyment of TV shows, movies
Despite growing concern about the effects of media violence on children, violent television shows and movies continue to be produced and marketed to them. An Indiana University research study concludes that violence doesn't add anything to their enjoyment of such programs and their characters. Read the complete story.

New Jacobs Teacher Educator Award to promote best teaching with technology
The Indiana University School of Education is accepting applications for the Jacobs Teacher Educator Award, a new, privately funded program designed to recognize teachers who best use technology in the classroom to facilitate learning. The program is made possible by a $1 million gift from the late Barbara B. Jacobs, who established the Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology in 1998. Read the complete story.

IU first university to offer publications on tablet devices through Apple iTunes
Indiana University is now the first higher education institution to partner with Adobe Systems Inc. to make university publications available for download to tablet devices through the Apple iTunes store. Read the complete story.

Ten years later: Hoosier population aging, but not as quickly as other states; Also more diverse
The latest 2010 census data for Indiana depict a state that is growing older and becoming more diverse, according to the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

IU honors students with senior awards; students honor faculty with Student Choice Awards
Six Indiana University students were honored for academic excellence and outstanding leadership at this year's annual Spring Recognition Banquet. Student Choice Awards for Outstanding Faculty also were presented to five professors. Read the complete story.

'Policing' stops cheaters from dominating groups of cooperative bacteria
For cooperation to persist in the often violently competitive realm of bacteria, cheaters must be kept in line. Two Indiana University Bloomington biologists have learned that in one bacterium, at least, bacterial cooperators can evolve to "police" the cheaters and arrest their bids for dominance. Read the complete story.

National composer awards go to five IU Jacobs School of Music students and alumni
Two Indiana University Jacobs School of Music composition students, two alumni and one incoming student have been named winners in the 59th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition. The Jacobs-affiliated contingent captured five of the 11 awards that went to young classical composers ranging in age from 14 to 27. Read the complete story.

Community invited to celebrate the life and legacy of William A. Cook
Indiana University and Cook Group invite the public to attend a celebration of life in memory of Bill Cook, founder of Cook Inc., on Wednesday, June 1, at the IU Auditorium. The event will include a reception and program celebrating the life and legacy of Cook. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for May 20:
Baseball: For the second day in a row, the Indiana University baseball team came up one run shy in a tight loss to Illinois. Game two was a wild one that included four lead changes, 29 hits and 25 runs scored as the Fighting Illini came out on top, 13-12. Read the game notes.

Results for May 21:
Baseball: The Indiana University baseball team fell victim to another walk-off homerun at Illinois in the season finale, the second such loss of the series. Read the game notes.
Softball: The Indiana Hoosiers (37-17) suffered a 2-1 loss to the DePaul Blue Demons (40-13) on Saturday morning in the first game of the NCAA Regional in Columbia, Mo. Read the game notes.
Softball: The Indiana Hoosiers (37-18) saw their season come to a close on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to the Illinois State Redbirds (36-18) at the Columbia (Mo.) Regional of the NCAA Tournament. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for May 26:
Women's Track: NCAA East Preliminary Round, All Day, Bloomington
Men's Track: NCAA East Preliminary Round, All Day, Bloomington

Scheduled for May 27:
Women's Track: NCAA East Preliminary Round, All Day, Bloomington
Men's Track: NCAA East Preliminary Round, All Day, Bloomington

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IU in the news

IU plans rare urban education Ph.D. program
IBJ.com, Southbendtribune.com, InsideINdianabusiness.com, May 24, 23 -- Indiana University plans a new Ph.D. program in urban education that would make the school one of a handful in the country to offer a doctorate for those who want to research urban schools. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved the new Urban Education Studies Ph.D., which will be offered starting in 2012 at IUPUI. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

Kids' programs 'don't need violence' and Violence doesn't add to children's enjoyment of TV shows, movies
Irish Health and ScienceBlog.com, May 24 -- Despite growing concern about the effects of media violence on children, violent television shows and movies continue to be produced and marketed to them. An Indiana University research study concludes that violence doesn't add anything to their enjoyment of such programs and their characters. Full story.
Full story 2.

IU Health hospitals in Avon, Carmel may switch to nonprofit status
Mydesert.com, May 23 -- Two Indiana University Health hospitals in Indianapolis suburbs will likely seek nonprofit status soon, and the resulting tax-exempt status could cause concern for at least one community. Ron Stiver, a senior vice president at the hospital chain, said today that provisions in the federal health care law passed last year make it virtually impossible for physician-owned hospitals to expand. "Both hospitals serve rapidly growing areas, and we need the flexibility to respond and adjust (our hospital sizes) accordingly," Stiver said. Full story.

IU Investigators Find Biomarker That Predicts Taxane-Induced Neuropathy Among Breast Cancer Patients
Medicalnewstoday, May 23 -- Indiana University researchers have identified a genetic biomarker that causes neuropathy among some breast cancer patients using a class of chemotherapy drugs called taxanes. "We found multiple, provocative genes that may be associated with neuropathy, one of which stood out from the rest in a gene named RWDD3," Bryan Schneider, M.D., said. Full story.
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