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Front Page News at Indiana University

September 30, 2011

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IU Jacobs School of Music to present concert to celebrate the life of tuba titan Harvey Phillips
Joy James, distinguished scholar about race and gender in American politics, to speak at IU Oct. 4
IU Ballet Theater's Fall Ballet 'Steps in Time' with three pioneering choreographers
Jorja Fleezanis and Cyril Huvé perform complete Beethoven's sonatas for violin and fortepiano
Acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Costa to deliver Jorgensen Lecture at IU Cinema Oct. 6
Second annual Fall Energy Challenge to begin Wednesday
At interim post since January, Shaw named dean of IU's School of Library and Information Science
IU scientists construct, to maintain complementary DNA libraries of first lizard genome sequence
IU expert available to discuss developments in Greece relating to EU bailout
Journal of American History: 'Borderlands' history comes of age
School of Education faculty members chosen as Fulbright Specialists
IU, Crane sign educational partnership
IU President McRobbie examines the value, impact and meaning of higher education in annual State of University address
IU campus Habitat Build begins Thursday and continues through Oct. 8
First class of Jacobs Teacher Educators to be honored as part of Saturday's Teacher and Educator Day
IUPUI fundraising campaign passes $1 billion mark
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IU Jacobs School of Music to present concert to celebrate the life of tuba titan Harvey Phillips
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will host a "Festival of Friends" musical celebration honoring the life and career of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips in the Musical Arts Center (MAC) at IU Bloomington on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. The free event, which will take place almost a year after Phillips' passing, will include performances from faculty, distinguished alumni and students from the Jacobs School. Read the complete story.

Joy James, distinguished scholar about race and gender in American politics, to speak at IU Oct. 4
Joy A. James, a distinguished scholar and author of several books about race and gender in American politics, will present a lecture Tuesday (Oct. 4) at Indiana University's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. Read the complete story.

IU Ballet Theater's Fall Ballet 'Steps in Time' with three pioneering choreographers
Indiana University Ballet Theater opens its 2011-2012 season of ballet productions Oct. 7-8 with Steps in Time, a diverse display of works by three revolutionary American choreographers from the 20th and 21st centuries who have played leading roles in rejuvenating the international art of ballet. Read the complete story.

Jorja Fleezanis and Cyril Huvé perform complete Beethoven's sonatas for violin and fortepiano
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Jorja Fleezanis will join French fortepianist Cyril Huvé this October in a rare performance of all 10 sonatas for violin and fortepiano by Ludwig van Beethoven. Read the complete story.

Acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Costa to deliver Jorgensen Lecture at IU Cinema Oct. 6
Internationally acclaimed Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa will visit Bloomington Oct. 6-8, presenting the Jorgensen Lecture at IU Cinema Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. Guests of the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series' opening season have included Peter Bogdanovich, Kenneth Anger, John Sayles, Stanley Nelson, Jill Godmilow, Paul Schrader and Albert Maysles. Read the complete story.

Second annual Fall Energy Challenge to begin Wednesday
Indiana University will celebrate the second running of the Fall Energy Challenge from Wednesday (Oct. 5) through Nov. 2. Read the complete story.

At interim post since January, Shaw named dean of IU's School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University Bloomington School of Library and Information Science Professor Debora "Ralf" Shaw has been named dean of the school. Shaw has served as interim dean at SLIS since January when Rudy Professor of Information Science Blaise Cronin announced he was stepping down. Cronin served as dean from 1991 to 2003 and from 2004 to 2010. Read the complete story.

IU scientists construct, to maintain complementary DNA libraries of first lizard genome sequence
Scientists at Indiana University Bloomington's Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics are credited with constructing the cDNA libraries for the first-ever genome sequence of a non-bird reptile, the North American green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis). The genome study appeared online earlier this month and was published today (Sept. 29) in Nature magazine. Read the complete story.

IU expert available to discuss developments in Greece relating to EU bailout
Amid another wave of strikes and protests, the Greek government is speeding up its debt strategy to meet the terms of an International Monetary Fund and European Union rescue deal so it can receive a new loan next month and avoid bankruptcy. Germany has suggested that a new bailout may have to be renegotiated. An expert from the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington can offer his perspectives and is available to speak with reporters. Read the complete story.

Journal of American History: 'Borderlands' history comes of age
A special section on "the brave new world of borderlands history" is featured in the latest issue of the Journal of American History. It includes articles on the U.S.-Mexico border since World War II, the tension between trans-Pacific migration and national authority in the 1800s, the flight of escaped U.S. slaves to Canada and other topics. Read the complete story.

School of Education faculty members chosen as Fulbright Specialists
Two faculty members from the Indiana University School of Education were selected by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for Fulbright Specialist awards. Both professors are consulting in countries hoping to further develop higher education after a tumultuous history. Read the complete story.

IU, Crane sign educational partnership
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced this morning (Sept. 28) that IU has formalized an educational partnership with Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane). Read the complete story.

IU President McRobbie examines the value, impact and meaning of higher education in annual State of University address
Directly addressing a "complex and difficult set of issues" that includes declining state funding, tuition, student debt and questions about the basic value of higher education, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie delivered the annual State of the University address today (Sept. 27) at IU Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IU campus Habitat Build begins Thursday and continues through Oct. 8
Starting Thursday, (Sept. 29), a joint effort of Indiana University and the Kelley School of Business, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County and Whirlpool Corp. will build a house next to the home of the IU Alumni Association. Read the complete story.

First class of Jacobs Teacher Educators to be honored as part of Saturday's Teacher and Educator Day
The Indiana University School of Education has selected its first group of Jacobs Teacher Educators from Indiana and across the country to be honored this Saturday (Oct. 1) on Teacher and Educator Day in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IUPUI fundraising campaign passes $1 billion mark
IUPUI's IMPACT campaign has made "exceptional progress" toward reaching the highest fundraising goal in Indiana University history. President Michael A. McRobbie announced in his State of the University address on Tuesday (Sept. 27) that the campaign had pushed through the $1 billion mark on the way to its $1.25 billion goal. Read the complete story.
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IU in the news

Weighing college's costs and benefits
The Indianapolis Star, Sept. 28 -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie made a strong case for the franchise in his annual State of the University address on Tuesday. Where he showed weakness was in an area about which legislators and Hoosier families may feel strongest: access to the treasures publicly funded higher education holds. The fact that IU boasts record enrollment despite another substantial tuition increase is bittersweet news to those who fear for the tradition of state college affordability. But, as state Sen. Luke Kenley reiterated Tuesday, times are at least as tough for the customer as they are for the seller, and the universities must keep finding ways to demonstrate they get it. Full story.

IUN students, alumni "make strides" to end breast cancer
Nwitimes.com, Sept. 30 -- Since the walk began in 1993, nearly seven million walkers have joined the American Cancer Society in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer by donating more than $400 million for the fight against breast cancer. Last year alone, nearly 800,000 participants nationwide collected more than $60 million in an effort to save lives. Full story.

IUN students, alumni "make strides" to end breast cancer
Nwitimes.com, Sept. 30 -- Since the walk began in 1993, nearly seven million walkers have joined the American Cancer Society in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer by donating more than $400 million for the fight against breast cancer. Last year alone, nearly 800,000 participants nationwide collected more than $60 million in an effort to save lives. Full story.

New Brain Circuitry Model Helps Understand Parkinsons Disease
Ptproductsonline.com, Sept. 30 -- Leonid L. Rubchinsky, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematical sciences in the School of Science at IUPUI, led the study, which investigated the exchange of electric signals within a Parkinson-affected brain. The study demonstrated that a repetitious, overlapped firing of neurons could lead to waves of overly synchronized brain activity. A report about the model appears in the September 2011 issue of the journal Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, a publication of the American Institute of Physics. Full story.

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