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Front Page News at Indiana University

September 16, 2011

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Study highlights research impact of Kelley School entrepreneurship faculty over last five years
IU Opera Theater's 2010-11 season opens with all-new production of comedic 'Così fan tutte'
International pancreatic cancer researcher to join Indiana University as the first Myles Brand endowed chair
McGraw-Hill Education joins IU eTexts initiative
IU Bloomington welcomes largest class of National Merit Scholars
IU to take lead in DOE-funded Lake Erie offshore wind study
IU's GLBT Student Support Services to cut ribbon for renovated facility
IU Kelley School study: Indiana exports set new record in 2010
Study: Campus smoking ban reduced students' smoking, changed attitudes
NSF grant to fund study of snowmelt-dependent agricultural systems
IUPUI to celebrate 40th anniversary of first undergraduate classroom building
15th annual IU Blood Donor Challenge under way
Sexploration Week: Discussions, testing, speed dating and more
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Study highlights research impact of Kelley School entrepreneurship faculty over last five years
A new study demonstrates the value of research by four entrepreneurship professors at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and the lasting impact of their work on the field. Read the complete story.

IU Opera Theater's 2011-12 season opens with all-new production of comedic 'Così fan tutte'
Lessons in life, love and destiny await at Bloomington's Musical Arts Center when Indiana University Opera Theater's 2011-12 season opens next week. Read the complete story.

International pancreatic cancer researcher to join Indiana University as the first Myles Brand endowed chair
Internationally recognized cancer researcher Murray Korc, M.D., will join the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center as the first Myles Brand Professor of Cancer Research on Oct. 1. Read the complete story.

McGraw-Hill Education joins IU eTexts initiative
Fresh off last week's announcement of pioneering eTexts agreements, IU announced today (Sept. 15) an additional agreement with McGraw-Hill Education to deliver eTexts for students on all IU campuses. By some accounts, McGraw-Hill Education is IU's largest supplier of course materials. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington welcomes largest class of National Merit Scholars
Last month, Indiana University Bloomington welcomed 85 National Merit Scholars from nine states, IU's largest class of National Merit Scholars. The students come from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Tennessee and have an average grade point average of 3.97 and an average SAT score of 1490. Read the complete story.

IU to take lead in DOE-funded Lake Erie offshore wind study
Indiana University Bloomington Professors Rebecca J. Barthelmie and Sara C. Pryor, along with colleagues from six institutions and companies in the U.S. and Europe, have been awarded $700,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study Lake Erie wind resources and to perform a detailed evaluation of remote sensing technologies for wind resource estimation. Read the complete story.

IU's GLBT Student Support Services to cut ribbon for renovated facility
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Support Services at Indiana University Bloomington will celebrate the completion of its newly renovated campus facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Friday (Sept. 16). Read the complete story.

IU Kelley School study: Indiana exports set new record in 2010
Indiana firms exported $28.7 billion in goods in 2010, which was a new record, according to a new study released by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

Study: Campus smoking ban reduced students' smoking, changed attitudes
Smoking bans have become more common on university campuses, but do they work? Do they help reduce smoking in this newly independent age group? According to an Indiana University study, they do. Read the complete story.

NSF awards nearly $1 million for IU project to investigate how students learn science
The National Science Foundation has awarded $951,997 to the Indiana University School of Education for a project led by Learning Sciences faculty member Nathaniel J.S. Brown to give educators more accurate and precise measurements of how students are learning science. Read the complete story.

IUPUI to celebrate 40th anniversary of first undergraduate classroom building
The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus next week will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of its first undergraduate classroom building. Read the complete story.

15th annual IU Blood Donor Challenge under way
Indiana University marks its 15th annual Blood Donor Challenge by asking the question: "Is IU in your blood?" The Blood Donor Challenge, which began Sunday, Sept. 11, and continues through Nov. 4, is a friendly competition between IU alumni chapters, student organizations, constituent societies and other groups in Indiana and around the nation to raise the most units of donated blood. Read the complete story.

Sexploration Week: Discussions, testing, speed dating and more
The fourth-annual Sexploration Week at Indiana University begins on Monday (Sept. 19), with a talk about sex trafficking. Activities include a busload of sexual health information, a discussion about IU's groundbreaking national sex survey, and even some speed dating, a "Friends, Partners, Date Game Show," a drag show and a call for secrets. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for September 15:
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team topped UC Davis, 4-1, in a neutral site game in Oxford, Ohio on Thursday, Sept. 15. Freshmen Audra Heilman and Nicole Volgraf scored the Hoosiers four goals. Read the game notes.

Scheduled for September 16:
Women's Cross Country: Indiana Intercollegiates, 3:30 p.m., Bloomington
Men's Cross Country: Indiana Intercollegiates, 3:30 p.m., Bloomington
Cross Country: Indiana Intercollegiate, 3:30 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Volleyball: George Washington, 8 p.m., San Diego, Calif.
Men's Soccer: St Johns, 8 p.m., Queens, N.Y.
Men's Golf: Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational Sept 16-18, All Day, Chicago, Ill. (Olympia Fields CC)

Scheduled for September 17:
Women's Volleyball: UC Santa Barbara,1 p.m., San Diego, Calif.
Football: South Carolina State, 3:30 p.m., Bloomington
Women's Volleyball:: San Diego, 10 p.m., San Diego, Calif.
Women's Golf: Mary Fossum Invitational, All Day, East Lansing, Mich.

Scheduled for September 18:
Women's Soccer: Michigan, 12:00 PM, Bloomington
Field Hockey: Ohio, 12:00 PM, Athens, Ohio
Men's Soccer: Rutgers, 1:00 PM, Piscataway, N.J.
Women's Golf: Mary Fossum Invitational, All Day, East Lansing, Mich.

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IU in the news

IUPUI to train students to be industrial energy efficiency experts
The Indianapolis Star, Sept. 14 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is receiving $1.3 million from the federal government to train engineering students to be industrial energy efficiency experts. The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI is one of 24 schools given funding, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday. Each school will receive $200,000 to $300,000 a year for up to five years for an Industrial Assessment Center. Full story.

TCBI: Indiana University Health's ePartners improves care
Cmio.net, Sept. 13 -- A peek into Indiana University Health's remote bedside monitoring program is a glimpse into the future. Dubbed ePartners, the program oversees 305 patient beds in four hospitals located in Indiana, allowing clinicians to interface with patients and nurses, as well as perform hands-free patient checks, explained Renee Johnson, RN, MBA, IT clinical project manager, at the Third Annual Medical Device Connectivity Conference & Exhibition in Boston, hosted by The Center for Business Innovation. Full story.

IU Health Strikes Deal For THINK Vehicles
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Sept. 14 -- Indiana University Health plans to announce the purchase of two THINK City vehicles and the installation of five charging stations Thursday afternoon. The health system will use the electric vehicles for its Pathology Laboratory in downtown Indianapolis. IU Health anticipates the move will save up to $6,000 annually. Full story.

The 25 Fittest Colleges in America
Men's Fitness magazine, October issue -- Indiana University ranked fourth in the magazine's ranking, which considered "all aspects of the college lifestyle - like how many gyms were on campus, how many bars were nearby, and whether dining halls posted calorie counts." The article noted the Bloomington campus's 15 basketball courts, two full-size gyms, Olympic-sized swimming pool, 12 racquetball courts, club sports, Little 500, online NetNutrition plan that helps students plan meals, Step into Fitness walking program, and the annual Midwest Fit Fest conference for students and fitness professionals. On newsstands.
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