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Front Page News at Indiana University

August 30, 2011

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Indie filmmaker John Sayles to make appearances at IU Cinema as highlight of 2011-12 season
9/11 Commission members to reconvene for discussion at Indiana University
Vivian Ling chosen to lead IU's acclaimed Chinese Flagship Program
First broad survey of Indiana's 'green' employment finds 46,879 such jobs in Indiana
School of Education at IUPUI receives regional Equity Assistance Center funding
IU Bloomington recruiting underway for new Medical Physics master's degree
Indiana University students set marks for numbers, academic quality
IUPUI professor brings unique expertise to bear in book on Ray Bradbury
IU's Kelley School of Business ranked No. 1 in entrepreneurship research for third consecutive year
9/11 Commission Vice Chairman Hamilton to speak on homeland security at Maurer School of Law
VISTA Fellows program launched by IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs
IU Health & Wellness: Back-to-campus issue
School reform leader Deborah Meier speaking in Indianapolis, Bloomington, opening Lilly archive
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Indie filmmaker John Sayles to make appearances at IU Cinema as highlight of 2011-12 season
Independent filmmaker and two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles will deliver a lecture, answer questions and introduce screenings of three of his films at Indiana University's IU Cinema Sept. 8-9. Read the complete story.

9/11 Commission members to reconvene for discussion at Indiana University
A decade after the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks, members of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, will gather at Indiana University for a public discussion of subsequent history and lessons learned. Read the complete story.

Vivian Ling chosen to lead IU's acclaimed Chinese Flagship Program
Vivian Ling, a leader in the field of Chinese language and literature, has been appointed as interim director of Indiana University's Chinese Flagship Program. Read the complete story.

First broad survey of Indiana's 'green' employment finds 46,879 such jobs in Indiana
A new survey of employers found that Indiana has 46,879 jobs that directly can be considered "green." Green jobs -- so defined when the primary occupation leads to generating a firm's green-related products or services -- account for 1.7 percent of the state's total employment. Read the complete story.

School of Education at IUPUI receives regional Equity Assistance Center funding
The Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI has received a $2.2 million federal grant to develop a regional Equity Assistance Center (EAC) to provide technical assistance in the areas of civil rights, equity and access, and school reform.
Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington recruiting underway for new Medical Physics master's degree
Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Physics have begun recruiting students for a new professional master's degree in medical physics. Successful applicants will begin classes in the fall of 2012. Read the complete story.

Indiana University students set marks for numbers, academic quality
Indiana University Bloomington has enrolled the second-largest freshman class in its history, with 7,410 first-year students. The first-year class includes increased numbers of in-state and minority students and is one of the most academically accomplished in recent history. Read the complete story.

IUPUI professor brings unique expertise to bear in book on Ray Bradbury
-- A new book, Becoming Ray Bradbury, offers a unique look into the mind of an iconic writer who has been called America's "prose poet for the space age." Read the complete story.

IU's Kelley School of Business ranked No. 1 in entrepreneurship research for third consecutive year
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has achieved another top global ranking for entrepreneurship. In the just-released 2011 World Rankings for Entrepreneurship Productivity, Kelley's Department of Management and Entrepreneurship received the No. 1 ranking among 150 schools worldwide in the study. This is the third consecutive year that the Kelley School has achieved the top ranking. Read the complete story.

9/11 Commission Vice Chairman Hamilton to speak on homeland security at Maurer School of Law
The vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, will speak at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law as part of the school's Constitution Day program. Read the complete story.

VISTA Fellows program launched by IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Seven graduate students from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs are the first participants in the SPEA VISTA Fellows Program, a unique initiative in which the students will gain valuable skills and experience while working full time with anti-poverty organizations and agencies in Indiana and around the U.S. Read the complete story.

IU Health & Wellness: Back-to-campus issue
An Indiana University study that compared strategies used by extroverted college students and their less socially inclined peers found that happy people who are less outgoing relied less on partying and drinking to be happy and more on connections with family and friends or cognitive strategies, such as positive thinking. "You don't have to go out and party to be happy. Read the complete story.

School reform leader Deborah Meier speaking in Indianapolis, Bloomington, opening Lilly archive
Nationally renowned school reform pioneer Deborah Meier will deliver public addresses in Bloomington and Indianapolis and participate in the opening of an archive of her personal papers at the Lilly Library on Sept. 6-7. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for August 26:
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team opened the regular season with a 3-0 win over Miami (Ohio) in Bloomington on Friday, Aug. 26. Morgan Fleetwood led the Hoosiers (1-0) with two goals, while Brenna Moeljadi netted one in the win. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: IU won a tight third set by a 25-19 score before closing out the match with an 18-6 run fueled by Kelci Marschall closed out the Panthers by a final of 25-12. Read the match notes.
Women's Soccer: Sophomore Lisa Nouanesengsy scored her fourth goal over the past two games for the Hoosiers but the University of South Florida Bulls (1-1) scored a goal early in both halves to hand Indiana (1-1-1) a 2-1 loss in the first regular season game at the new USF Soccer Stadium. Read the match notes.

Results for August 27:
Women's Volleyball: Indiana Volleyball (1-1) came up just short of a miraculous comeback against Cleveland State on Saturday. Read the match notes.
Women's Volleyball: Indiana Volleyball (1-2) won the first set but was unable to fight off the Virginia Tech Hokies in sets two, three and four, losing 3-1. Read the match notes.
Men's Soccer: For 110 minutes the 17th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers and 12th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish batted the ball up and down the pitch but in the end neither team could find the back of the net in a 0-0 double overtime tie to open the 2011 season Saturday night in South Bend. Read the match notes.

Results for August 28:
Women's Soccer: Junior Orianica Velasquez racked up her fifth career game-winning goal for the Cream and Crimson on Sunday with her tally in the 54th minute against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (0-3), giving the Hoosiers a 1-0 win at Armstrong Stadium. Read the match notes.
Field Hockey: After leading the Indiana Field Hockey team to a season-opening win with two goals on Friday, Morgan Fleetwood scored two more on Sunday, Aug. 28, to lead the Hoosiers to a 3-2 win over No. 15 Duke in Bloomington. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for September 2:
Women's Soccer: Western Michigan, 5 p.m., South Bend, Ind.
Women's Volleyball: Youngstown State vs Buffalo, 5 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Volleyball: SEMO, 7 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Soccer: Saint Louis,7:30 p.m., Bloomington

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IU in the news

Chinese Flagship Names Interim Director
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report. Aug. 20 -- Indiana University's Chinese Flagship Program has appointed an interim director. Vivian Ling pervious worked as senior advisor and field director of Associated Colleges in China. She will serve as director for the next two years, while IU conducts a national search. Full story.

Unusual invite gives gifted boy a chance to belong
Seattlepi.com, Aug. 27 -- He is about half the age of other students in the room. Yet 13-year-old Noah Egler is completely in his element, wearing powder blue medical scrubs and answering questions with an enthusiasm that draws smiles from those around him. He is here because he was invited, because the director of the summer program at the Indiana University Northwest medical school saw something in this young man -- perhaps a bit of the boy he himself once was, a kid who also liked reading and studying more than sports. Full story.

College enrollment gains help redefine us
Pal-item.com, Aug. 27 -- Consider: Indiana University East is anticipating its largest incoming enrollment when classes get under way Monday. Successive years of enrollment gains, leading all branch campuses within the statewide IU system, tentatively show that enrollment will surpass last year's record enrollment of 703 new students. Full story.

IU Kelley Tops Entrepreneurship Research List Again
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Aug. 30 -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is at the top of an entrepreneurship research list for the third straight year. The 2011 World Rankings for Entrepreneurship Productivity puts Indiana first among 150 schools worldwide in the study. Full story.
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