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Front Page News at Indiana University

July 22, 2011

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Audio engineers Mark Hood, Douglas McKinnie appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
IU research center, National Student Clearinghouse report: Recession saw growth in two-year college enrollment, stable numbers elsewhere
Soil samples reveal urban mercury footprints
First year results of a playground surface study find problems after just 12 months
Four new members elected to IU Foundation's board of directors
IU Jacobs School's Summer Music series presents workshop performances of new opera by P.Q. Phan
IU's Leading Index for Indiana reports tiny gain; state's economic recovery 'still gasping for air'
Behavior 2011 to draw global contingent of more than 1,100 animal researchers to IU next week
Indiana CTSI leads tech partnership with Big Ten group to improve access to scientific resources
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Audio engineers Mark Hood, Douglas McKinnie appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today (July 20) the addition of two full-time faculty members to its distinguished Department of Recording Arts. Audio engineers Mark Hood and Douglas McKinnie have each been appointed assistant professor of recording arts, effective this fall. Read the complete story.

IU research center, National Student Clearinghouse report: Recession saw growth in two-year college enrollment, stable numbers elsewhere
A new report issued by Indiana University's Project on Academic Success (PAS) and the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center finds that college enrollments during the U.S. economic recession of 2007 to 2009 did not shift as deeply as some in higher education had feared. Read the complete story.

Soil samples reveal urban mercury footprints
A new study from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is among the first to investigate mercury deposits in industrialized city soil near this type of facility. Read the complete story.

First year results of a playground surface study find problems after just 12 months
An Indiana University study examining the accessibility of playground surfaces found that within just 12 months of installation, each type of surface studied was found to have accessibility, safety or maintenance issues. Read the complete story.

Four new members elected to IU Foundation's board of directors
W. Quinn Buckner, Rick L. Johnson, Jr., Kathleen Ligocki and Dr. Margaret R. Watanabe have been elected to the IU Foundation Board of Directors. The board provides leadership for the university's philanthropic efforts. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School's Summer Music series presents workshop performances of new opera by P.Q. Phan
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Summer Music series, a highlight of the IU Summer Festival of the Arts, will present two free workshop performances of a new opera by Jacobs faculty composer P.Q. Phan. The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh will be presented July 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall. Read the complete story.

IU's Leading Index for Indiana reports tiny gain; state's economic recovery 'still gasping for air'
The Leading Index for Indiana (LII) edged out a tiny gain in June, after several months of reporting neutral or negative movement. Read the complete story.

Behavior 2011 to draw global contingent of more than 1,100 animal researchers to IU next week
Behavior 2011, the first-ever joint meeting of the International Ethological Conference (IEC) and the Animal Behavior Society (ABS), is expected to draw more than 1,100 researchers from around the world for the July 25-30 conference at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Indiana CTSI leads tech partnership with Big Ten group to improve access to scientific resources
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is pioneering a new technology collaboration with the Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago to facilitate access to cutting-edge online tools that ease information sharing and group work among researchers at multiple institutions. Read the complete story.
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IU in the news

How To Protect Your Voicemail
NPR, July 19 -- While many people take steps to protect their personal computers from hackers, the News of the World scandal has shown that people don't often take the same care to protect their cell phones. Michele Norris speaks with Christopher Soghoian with the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University about how protect your voicemail account. Full story.

Lenny Bernstein MisFits columnist
Endorphin-fueled 'runner's high' is taken as fact in the gym world. But is it?
Washington Post, Denver Post, Jakarta Globe, June 14-July 6 -- Gym junkies, workout warriors, endurance enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes: Slow down a minute. This could be a bit confusing. That endorphin-fueled rush, that rare wave of euphoria you chase like a pot of gold at the end of your sweat-soaked rainbow? No one is sure whether it really exists. Or precisely what causes it. As far back as 1999, John S. Raglin, a sports psychology researcher at Indiana University, wrote in an article for physical trainers: "Endorphin has also been identified as the reason people sometimes appear to get a 'high' from exercise or even become addicted to it. Yet no compelling scientific evidence backs any of these claims." Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

Your Favorite Pizza Topping Can Cure Breast Cancer
Thestir.cafemom.com, July 21 -- The news comes out of research conducted by scientists at Indiana University and Methodist Research Institute, who looked at highly metastatic human breast cancer cells -- in other words, the kind that spread like wildfire in the body. When faced with a formula developed by Dr. Isaac Eliaz, using root extracts and a mix of three mushrooms (oriolus versicolor, Ganoderma lucidum, and Phellinus linteus), all grown by USDA certified organic farmers, the spread of the cancer was greatly suppressed. Full story.

IUPUI track stadium once slated for demolition to receive new look, new midfield surface
The Republic, Indianapolis Business Journal, July 21 -- A downtown Indianapolis stadium once slated for demolition instead will get a new look. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that the Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis was slated to largely give way to shops and housing under a campus master plan announced in 2008. Full story. Full story 2.
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