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Front Page News at Indiana University

September 13, 2011

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IU Bloomington grants spur larger faculty research projects
'Tie and dye' textile artist to visit IU as guest of Bill Blass Fashion Design Seminar Series
IU Office of Enrollment launches online net price calculator prior to mandated federal deadline
'We ask Everyone': IPRC, health care coaliton use $8.3 million grant to target early substance abuse
Indiana Civic Health Index debuts, calling attention to efforts to spur engagement, education
2-million-year-old A. sediba cranium shows evidence of brain evolution, IU anthropologist finds
Australia's Strange Fruit to perform outdoors on IU campus, downtown Bloomington
IU alum, Academy Award nominee Angus Aynsley to speak, present film at IU Cinema Friday
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Bloomington grants spur larger faculty research projects
Indiana University Bloomington faculty -- both individuals and teams -- are pursuing new scientific initiatives with the support of nearly $1 million in seed funding provided by IU Bloomington's Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR). Read the complete story.

'Tie and dye' textile artist to visit IU as guest of Bill Blass Fashion Design Seminar Series
Textile designer and "tie and dye" expert Sharon Kilfoyle will present a public lecture and conduct a three-day workshop for students of Indiana University's Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design during her visit to IU next week. Kilfoyle's Sept. 23 lecture and workshop are presented by the department's Bill Blass Fashion Design Seminar Series. Read the complete story.

IU Office of Enrollment launches online net price calculator prior to mandated federal deadline
Indiana University's Office of Enrollment Management today (Sept. 12, 2011) launched the university's first net price calculator, a tool that will help prospective students to figure out the cost of an IU education. Read the complete story.

'We ask Everyone': IPRC, health care coaliton use $8.3 million grant to target early substance abuse
The Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University Bloomington is leading an ambitious initiative -- funded recently by an $8.3 million federal grant -- targeting the failure by health care providers to routinely ask patients about their alcohol and drug use, an omission considered a weak link nationwide in efforts to address substance abuse. Read the complete story.

Indiana Civic Health Index debuts, calling attention to efforts to spur engagement, education
A coalition of Hoosier organizations promoting active citizenship and civic education is releasing the first-ever Indiana Civic Health Index and launching an effort to bring new vitality to the state's civic culture. Read the complete story.

2-million-year-old A. sediba cranium shows evidence of brain evolution, IU anthropologist finds
It isn't necessarily a bigger brain, but it is a better brain. That's what Indiana University Department of Anthropology research associate Kristian Carlson reported Sept. 8 in Science in describing the internal surface of the braincase of Australopithecus sediba, a nearly 2-million-year-old hominin Carlson and six other scientists discovered 18 months ago in South Africa. Read the complete story.

Australia's Strange Fruit to perform outdoors on IU campus, downtown Bloomington
The Australia-based performing arts group Strange Fruit will make its Bloomington debut Sept. 22 with the first two of six outdoor performances of "The Three Belles," a work that celebrates the beauty of strong female performers dancing in unison. Read the complete story.

IU alum, Academy Award nominee Angus Aynsley to speak, present film at IU Cinema Friday
This Friday (Sept. 16), film producer Angus Aynsley will return to his Indiana University alma mater to present a lecture and introduce a screening of his Academy Award-nominated documentary film Waste Land (2010) at IU Cinema. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for September 9:
Men's Soccer: A pair of goals from senior Alec Purdie a late score for freshman Eriq Zavaleta keeps No. 10 Indiana (3-0-1) undefeated for the 2011 season with a 3-2 win over Bucknell (2-2-0). Read the tournament notes.
Women's Volleyball: Indiana Volleyball (7-2) defeated Eastern Illinois (2-8) in straight sets (25-10, 25-17, 25-21) winning the Hoosier Classic title and remaining unbeaten at home on the season. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: Indiana Volleyball (5-2) defeated Gonzaga (4-4) by a 3-1 tally (25-21, 21-25, 25-19, 25-23) and senior libero broke IU's all-time record for career digs. Read the game notes.
Field Hockey: In its first road game of the year, the No. 19 Indiana field hockey team fell at No. 16 Stanford, 3-2. Both IU goals came from Jaclyn Zamudio. Read the game notes.
Women's Soccer: For the third consecutive game, senior Carly Samp found the back of the goal for Indiana (4-2-1) and this time she did it when her team needed it the most. Samp deposited her fourth goal of the season into the back of the net in the 85th minute to give the Hoosiers a 1-0 win over the Xavier Musketeers (3-3). Read the tournament notes.

Results for September 10:
Men's and Women's Cross Country: The Indiana cross-country teams began the 2011 campaign with the Indiana Open on Saturday morning in Bloomington. IU's Molly Winters crossed the line first in the women's race and freshman John Mascari ran unattached and won the men's race. Read the race notes.
Women's Volleyball: Indiana Volleyball (7-2) defeated Eastern Illinois (2-8) in straight sets (25-10, 25-17, 25-21) winning the Hoosier Classic title. Read the game notes.
Football: Virginia scored 11 points in the final 96 seconds Saturday night, getting a 23-yard field goal from Robert Randolph as time expired to beat Indiana 34-31. Read the game notes.
Men's Golf: The Hoosiers recorded a 36-over 888 (293-300-295) for the tournament, finishing behind UCF (870) and Tulsa (880) in the 16 team field. Read the tournament notes.

Results for September 11:
Men's Soccer: Goals from Chris Estridge and Alec Purdie gave Indiana its fourth-straight victory with a 2-1 win over Denver (0-2-2) Sunday at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. Read the tournament notes.
Women's Soccer: Indiana took a 1-0 lead just 37 seconds into the match on Orianica Velasquez's fifth goal of the season, but No. 12 Marquette (7-1) tied the game seven minutes later and then scored the game-winner in the 63rd minute to hand the Hoosiers a 2-1 loss. Read the tournament notes.
Field Hockey: The No. 19 Indiana field hockey team suffered its second straight road loss on its west coast trip with a 3-1 defeat at California. Read the game notes.
Women's Golf: The Indiana University women's golf team came back with a round of 297 Sunday to win the IU Fall Kickoff by nine strokes over second-place IUPUI and Indiana State. Read the tournament notes.

Scheduled for September 15:
Field Hockey: UC Davis, 3 p.m., Oxford, Ohio

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Wishard Foundation Receives Funding For Dying Patients
Inside INdiana Business, Sept. 12 -- The Glick Fund is providing a $500,000 grant to the Wishard Foundation to aid patients who face a life-threatening illness. The funding has helped establish the Marilyn K. Glick Fellowship in Palliative Medicine at Wishard Health Services and the Indiana University School of Medicine. Full story.

University of Indiana Stops Using Live Cats for Study
Petside.com, Sept. 13 -- Animal lovers who believe using animals for medical research is inhumane and no longer necessary will be thrilled and greatly relieved by the recent news announced by The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Following a request by PCRM for a curriculum evaluation, Indiana University has begun using more modern teaching methods for their trainees which actually provides them with more effective ways to care for newborns, according to a letter from the school's residency program director. Full story.

Leading Universities Take Higher Education to the Cloud With NetSuite
Marketwatch, Sept. 13 -- NetSuite Inc. N 0.30% , the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced that thirteen North American university accounting programs, including Indiana University, have made the move to the cloud by adopting NetSuite as a key component of their degree curricula. Full story.

Rural Ind. health group gets US grant to create Midwest telehealth center
The Republic, Sept. 13 -- A group of health providers serving rural parts of Indiana has received federal funding to create a regional resource center for telemedicine. The resource center is a project among the Rural Health Association, the Indiana State Office of Rural Health, Community Health Network, Indiana University Health, St. Vincent Health and other partners. It says new partners in Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan also will be included in the project. Full story.
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