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Front Page News at Indiana University

August 19, 2011

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New compound may accelerate bone healing, prevent osteoporosis
IU School of Law-Indianapolis launches biomedical, health compliance program
Former Kelley Dean honored for his many contributions to management research
IU School of Education faculty member hopes book will arm principals with legal knowledge
IU's Leading Index for Indiana declined in July; economy expected to struggle in the coming months
IU Kelley School experts available to discuss today's sharp decline in the Dow and its causes
IU trustees approve construction of baseball/softball complex
IU School of Medicine's Glick Eye Center to be dedicated today
IU prepares to welcome new, returning students
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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New compound may accelerate bone healing, prevent osteoporosis
An Indiana University scientist studying human bone growth has received a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study a chemical compound with potential to fight osteoporosis and accelerate broken bone healing. Read the complete story.

IU School of Law-Indianapolis launches biomedical, health compliance program
The Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis is launching a major initiative in biomedical and health industry compliance law. Read the complete story.

Former Kelley Dean honored for his many contributions to management research
Dan Dalton, dean emeritus of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, was honored Monday (Aug. 15) for his contributions to management research. Read the complete story.

IU School of Education faculty member hopes book will arm principals with legal knowledge
A new book co-authored by an Indiana University School of Education faculty member is aimed at filling large gaps in legal knowledge that exist in elementary and secondary schools. Read the complete story.

IU's Leading Index for Indiana declined in July; economy expected to struggle in the coming months
The Leading Index for Indiana (LII) stumbled in July. After eking out a small gain in June, the LII continued its downward trajectory since the beginning of the year. Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School experts available to discuss today's sharp decline in the Dow and its causes
Anxiety returned to stock markets today (Aug. 18) due to renewed concerns about the U.S. and global economies and led initially to a 534-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average, before it closed only down by 420 points, or a 3.7 percent decline. Four experts from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business offer their perspectives and are available to speak with reporters. Read the complete story.

IU trustees approve construction of baseball/softball complex
The Indiana University Board of Trustees today (Aug. 18) approved construction of a new baseball and softball complex -- to be located just north of the Mellencamp Pavilion and the Indiana Tennis Center along North Woodlawn Avenue and the 45/46 Bypass on the IU Bloomington campus. The approval of the new facility fulfills a promise made to both programs that new stadiums would be constructed. Read the complete story.

IU School of Medicine's Glick Eye Center to be dedicated today
Discoveries that will lead to treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases will be made possible in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, the newest building on the Indiana University School of Medicine campus, which will be formally dedicated at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Campus Center. Read the complete story.

IU prepares to welcome new, returning students
School is nearly back in session at Indiana University's eight campuses throughout the state.
IU will begin welcoming new and returning students next week with fall semester classes beginning Monday (Aug. 22) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IU Kokomo and IPFW. IU Bloomington, IU East, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and IU Southeast are back in session Aug. 29. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for August 17:
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team opened preseason competition with a 1-0 loss at Ohio State on Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Columbus. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for August 19:
Women's Soccer: Evansville, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Soccer: Duke, 8 p.m., Fort Wayne, Ind.

Scheduled for August 20:
Field Hockey: Ball State Scrimmage, 1 p.m., Bloomington

Scheduled for August 21:
Men's Soccer: Xavier, 11:30 a.m., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Women's Soccer: Butler, 1 p.m., Bloomington

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IU in the news

IU Scientist Lands Defense Grant
InsideINdianaBusiness, UPI, HealthNewsDigest, Aug. 17 -- An Indiana University scientist studying human bone growth has received a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study a chemical compound with potential to fight osteoporosis and accelerate broken bone healing. Hiroki Yokota, professor of biomedical engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and adjunct professor of anatomy and cell biology at the IU School of Medicine, will investigate the effect of salubrinal -- a chemical compound originally developed to encourage insulin production in individuals with diabetes -- on human bone strength and growth. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

IU dedicates Glick Eye Institute today
The Indianapolis Star, Aug. 19 -- When Eugene and Marilyn Glick gave the Indiana University School of Medicine $30 million four years ago, they said they hoped to help create one of the world's top 10 eye-care programs. The school will take a step toward that goal today with the unveiling of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute. Full story.

Lugar Center Appoints New Director
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Aug. 18 -- The Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI has named a new director. Peter Schubert has more than 25 years experience in energy industry and research. Full story.

Adults returning to school should develop a flexible set of skills
Phoenix Business Journal, Aug. 19 -- About 44 percent of American adults are taking some form of continuing education, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Should you join their ranks? It depends. The first step is to analyze your situation carefully, said Henry Merrill, an associate professor emeritus at Indiana University and president of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Full story. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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