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Front Page News at Indiana University

August 5, 2011

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Fashion design: big business, art and new major at Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University Press debuts Midwestern series with two books
Anthropologist, English lecturer comment on 'Planet of the Apes' popularity, cultural themes
Mathers Museum, Glenn Black Lab merger yields cultural history powerhouse
Survey: Most four-year institutions of higher education work on student retention, could do more
Knudsen, Sprouse named Remak Professors
Pianist Kevin Murphy and soprano Heidi Grant Murphy appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
Lifestyle and housing changes revealed by Census in Indiana
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Fashion design: big business, art and new major at Indiana University Bloomington
In response to increasing student demand, Indiana University has expanded its fashion design program, making it the newest major at IU Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Press debuts Midwestern series with two books
Indiana University Press this week launched its Break Away Books series with the release of two new books, The Glimpse Traveler by Marianne Boruch and The Swan by Jim Cohee. Read the complete story.

Anthropologist, English lecturer comment on 'Planet of the Apes' popularity, cultural themes
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis anthropology Professor Paul R. Mullins and IUPUI English Lecturer Michal Hughes are available for comment on the popularity and cultural themes of the movie series. Read the complete story.

Mathers Museum, Glenn Black Lab merger yields cultural history powerhouse
Sarita Soni, Indiana University associate vice president for research and vice provost for research at IU Bloomington, has announced a reorganization of two cultural institutions on the Bloomington campus. The Mathers Museum of World Cultures and the Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology, both supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington, are merging, bringing together important collections of millions of archaeological, anthropological and historical materials. Read the complete story.

Survey: Most four-year institutions of higher education work on student retention, could do more
Most four-year colleges and universities are doing something to improve student persistence and graduation rates but could devote more resources to the effort, according to a report published by the College Board Study on Student Retention and conducted by the Project on Academic Success (PAS) at Indiana University with the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERPP) at the University of Southern California. Read the complete story.

Knudsen, Sprouse named Remak Professors
Larry D. Singell Jr., dean of the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences, has announced that Daniel Knudsen and Rex Sprouse have been selected to receive Henry Remak Professorships for 2011-2014. Each Remak Professorship comes with an endowment income of $25,000 per year, to be used at the discretion of the faculty members to enhance their teaching and research. Read the complete story.

Pianist Kevin Murphy and soprano Heidi Grant Murphy appointed to IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced today that pianist and vocal coach Kevin Murphy and soprano Heidi Grant Murphy will join its faculty as professor of practice and adjunct professor of practice, respectively, this fall. Read the complete story.

Lifestyle and housing changes revealed by Census in Indiana
The latest 2010 Census data released for Indiana today (Aug. 4) portray a state where the white population is much older than the state's growing minority groups and where home ownership is in retreat, particularly among younger Hoosiers. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Scheduled August 7, 2011
Women's Soccer: DePaul Exhibition, 1 p.m., Chicago, Ill.

No further events are schedueld until August 19, 2011

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IU in the news

Two-Drug Combination Produced Strong Results In Late Stage Ovarian Cancer Phase II Trial
Medicalnewstoday.com, UPI.com, Aug. 2011 -- Researchers were surprised that late stage ovarian cancer patients responded well to an experimental carboplatin-decitabine combination therapy, given that they had become resistant to carboplatin. Indiana University researchers are eager to conduct a larger human study to test the two-drug combination with existing treatment for ovarian cancer. Full story. Full story 2.

Grant shows need for college-ready freshmen
Evansville Courier editorial, Aug. 1 -- Students who graduate from high school, ideally, are prepared to begin college-level courses, but we all know that isn't always the case. Fortunately for Hoosiers, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Indiana a $1 million grant to improve college completion rates at Ivy Tech and Indiana University regional campuses. Full story.

Business Schools Plan Leap Into Data
The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 4 -- Faced with an increasing stream of data from the Web and other electronic sources, many companies are seeking managers who can make sense of the numbers through the growing practice of data analytics, also known as business intelligence. Finding qualified candidates has proven difficult, but business schools hope to fill the talent gap. This fall several schools, including Fordham University's Graduate School of Business and Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, are unveiling analytics electives, certificates and degree programs; other courses and programs were launched in the previous school year. Full story.
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