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Front Page News at Indiana University

July 5, 2011

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Update on fire at School of HPER
IU physics PhDs offer tutoring assistance in math, physics to area high school students
School of Education at IUPUI continues growth with third PBL Institute
Gift from computer science alum Don Brown to benefit SOIC bioinformatics student
Couples report gender differences in relationship, sexual satisfaction over time
Kappa Alpha Psi to make a historic 'pilgrimage' to IU Bloomington to mark its centennial
Lilly Library exhibit on 'The Music Man' accompanies Indiana Festival Theatre production
IU's Indiana Festival Theatre to perform 'The Comedy of Errors,' 'Ah, Wilderness!' in repertory
Shoulders re-elected as IU alumni trustee
Star Trak: Mercury first planet to be seen through most of July
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Update on fire at School of HPER
City firefighters responded this morning to a fire at the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Indiana University Bloomington. The fire occurred on the roof of the Ora L. Wildermuth Intramural Center, which was closed for the summer for roof replacement. Firefighters arrived promptly, and a small number of people working in the adjacent HPER Building were evacuated as a precaution. No one was reported injured. Read the complete story.

IU physics PhDs offer tutoring assistance in math, physics to area high school students
In summer 2010, a small group of Ph.D. students in the College of Arts and Sciences' Physics Department, led by Jake Bennett, started a summer tutoring program in mathematics and physics for local high school students. Read the complete story.

School of Education at IUPUI continues growth with third PBL Institute
More than 220 educators from three states and around 50 facilitators are taking part in the third annual "Learning by Doing: Project-Based Learning Institute" this week in Indianapolis. Read the complete story.

Gift from computer science alum Don Brown to benefit SOIC bioinformatics student
The Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing has announced that Don Brown has given a gift of $50,000 to the school to be used to support a fellowship in bioinformatics. Read the complete story.

Couples report gender differences in relationship, sexual satisfaction over time
Cuddling and caressing are important ingredients for long-term relationship satisfaction, according to an international study that looks at relationship and sexual satisfaction throughout committed relationships, but contrary to stereotypes, tenderness was more important to the men than to the women. Read the complete story.

Kappa Alpha Psi to make a historic 'pilgrimage' to IU Bloomington to mark its centennial
As part of their national meeting and centennial celebration in Indianapolis, thousands of delegates of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. will make a "pilgrimage" later this week to Indiana University Bloomington, where the organization was founded 100 years ago. Read the complete story.

Lilly Library exhibit on 'The Music Man' accompanies Indiana Festival Theatre production
In June, the Indiana University Department of Theatre and Drama (within the College of Arts and Sciences) launched its inaugural season of the Indiana Festival Theatre with a large-scale production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, the story of how love changes the lives of a fast-talking salesman, a small town librarian and the good folks of River City, Iowa. Read the complete story.

IU's Indiana Festival Theatre to perform 'The Comedy of Errors,' 'Ah, Wilderness!' in repertory
Indiana University's Department of Theatre and Drama announces the Indiana Festival Theatre's upcoming productions of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors and Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill. Read the complete story.

Shoulders re-elected as IU alumni trustee
Indiana University graduates today (June 30) re-elected Patrick A. Shoulders of Evansville, Ind., to a fourth three-year term on the IU Board of Trustees. Read the complete story.

Star Trak: Mercury first planet to be seen through most of July
For the first three weeks of July, the first planet to appear in the evening sky will be Mercury, visible near the west-northwestern horizon around 45 minutes after sunset. After that, the planet will rapidly fade as it disappears into the glow of twilight. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Nothing further is scheduled until August 7, 2011

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IU in the news

Mason named vice chair for Big Ten Presidents council
The Daily Iowan, July 5 -- University of Iowa President Sally Mason will serve as vice chairwoman of the Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors, according to a press release. Mason will join Indiana University President Michael McRobbie, who will serve as the chairman for his second year. According to the release, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Penn State University President Graham Spanier will also join Mason on the Executive Committee. Full story.

IU's Kelley School Partners with Chinese University in Dual Degree Program
Valpolife.com, July 3 -- One of the states's leading educational assets for the business community, IU's Kelley School of Business, has now added to its impressive offerings by partnering with a leading Chinese University to offer dual degrees. A release from IU has more: A new agreement between the Kelley School of Business and a leading Chinese university promises to open up new learning opportunities for students and faculty from both institutions. Full story.

Diversity in schools is hitting suburbs
The Herald Bulletin, July 3 -- Indiana University professor Annela Teemant specializes in teaching educators in urban settings how to teach English as a second language to immigrant children. But three years ago she expanded her efforts to reach teachers in the affluent suburban community of Avon, Ind. Her help couldn't have come soon enough. The number of students in Avon's elementary schools who don't speak English as their native tongue went from 87 to 127 in the last four years. Full story.

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