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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 18, 2011

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Indiana Commission for Higher Education endorses IU request to create public health schools
IU goes vintage, unveils new merchandising collection
Multimedia global climate change opera by IUPUI professor, colleague wins Internet2 IDEA award
Guest Timothy Northcut highlight of Octubafest 2011
International student officers from across the U.S. coming to IU Bloomington for Sunapsis conference
IU's Gill Center honors neuroscientists Marc Caron and Leslie Vosshall
IU Bloomington's African Studies Program celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend
IU professor receives one of France's highest honors, in recognition of his 40-year career
IU Jacobs School of Music professor Giovanni Zanovello receives Swiss Musicological Society award
New book celebrates David Baker's career as jazz musician, composer and master teacher
Symposium in honor of Professor Patrick L. Baude to examine constitutionality of Affordable Care Act
Obama administration's deliberations on cyberattacks against Libya raise legal questions
Latest Strategic National Arts Alumni Project survey launched
2011 Sinor Memorial Lectures at IU Jacobs School celebrate music education scholar Charles P. Schmidt
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Indiana Commission for Higher Education endorses IU request to create public health schools
Indiana University's request to establish the state of Indiana's first schools of public health, one at IU Bloomington and the other at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, was approved today (Oct. 14) by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Read the complete story.

IU goes vintage, unveils new merchandising collection
Indiana retail stores are adding some new merchandise -- and favorite old memories -- to their shelves today (Oct. 14) with the launch of Indiana University's Limited First Edition of the IU Vintage Vault Collection. Read the complete story.

Multimedia global climate change opera by IUPUI professor, colleague wins Internet2 IDEA award
A multimedia opera on global climate change, composed by an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researcher and his University of Virginia colleague, has won an innovation award from Internet2. Read the complete story.

Guest Timothy Northcut highlight of Octubafest 2011
Following the recent "Celebration of Friends" concert in memory of tuba evangelist, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Brass Department will present Octubafest 2011, a series of performances on the tuba and the euphonium performed by students, faculty and guests. Read the complete story.

International student officers from across the U.S. coming to IU Bloomington for Sunapsis conference
Representatives of international student offices from across the United States will come to Indiana University Bloomington this week for the first annual Sunapsis User's Conference. The software system Sunapsis was developed in the Office of International Services and provides a state-of-the-art solution for advising international students and scholars. Read the complete story.

IU's Gill Center honors neuroscientists Marc Caron and Leslie Vosshall
Neuroscientists from Duke University and The Rockefeller University will be honored this week at the annual Gill Symposium of the Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Science at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington's African Studies Program celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend
The African Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 20-22) with a series of events, which will include a photography exhibit, lectures and music. Read the complete story.

IU professor receives one of France's highest honors, in recognition of his 40-year career
Emanuel Mickel, a professor in Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences, recently was honored with one of France's highest academic honors when he received the designation as an Officier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music professor Giovanni Zanovello receives Swiss Musicological Society award
Giovanni Zanovello, assistant professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is the recipient of the Jacques-Handschin Award from the Swiss Musicological Society, to be presented in Zurich Nov. 22. Read the complete story.

New book celebrates David Baker's career as jazz musician, composer and master teacher
David Baker has received just about every honor imaginable in his 60-year career as a jazz musician and educator. The Distinguished Professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has recorded extensively, been acclaimed for his playing, writing and arranging, and done more than just about anyone to establish and shape college-level teaching of jazz. Read the complete story.

Symposium in honor of Professor Patrick L. Baude to examine constitutionality of Affordable Care Act
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law announced today that it will conduct a mini-symposium on the constitutionality of federal health-care legislation in honor of a revered longtime professor and scholar. Read the complete story.

Obama administration's deliberations on cyberattacks against Libya raise legal questions
The Obama administration's consideration and rejection of cyberattacks as part of the military action against Libya constitute another significant revelation about the fast-moving realm of cybersecurity. According to an Indiana University Maurer School of Law cybersecurity expert, deliberations on whether the United States should use cyberattacks against Libyan air defense systems underscore cyberspace's emergence as a military domain but also raise questions about domestic and international law in U.S. cybersecurity thinking. Read the complete story.

Latest Strategic National Arts Alumni Project survey launched
The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) based at Indiana University has launched its annual online survey to gather data for its data management and institutional improvement system designed to enhance the impact of arts-school education. Read the complete story.

2011 Sinor Memorial Lectures at IU Jacobs School celebrate music education scholar Charles P. Schmidt
In celebration of the career of music education scholar, longtime faculty member and Professor Emeritus Charles P. Schmidt, the Department of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will hold a day-long symposium on Nov. 18 titled "Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research." Read the complete story.

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IU in the news

IU Looks At Relationship Between Student Debts And Tuition
Indianapublicmedia.org, Oct. 13 -- The Indiana University trustees are examining student loan debt and how much of it is tied to tuition costs. According to an IU report from last year, the average student graduates with $16,000 in debt. Assistant Vice president of University Student Services and Systems Jim Kennedy says that number is a bit misleading. He says nearly 60 percent of IU students graduated last year with no debt at all. That, he says, is no accident. Full story.

69 percent acceptance rate makes IU top choice for 'B students'
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 14 -- U.S. News and World Reports named IU a top choice for above average students. Other Big Ten schools on the "A Schools for B Students" list include Purdue University, University of Iowa, Michigan State University and University of Nebraska. The list includes high-ranking schools that accept students with "less than stellar" high school records. The colleges on the list have strong ratings in the 2012 U.S. News Best Colleges. However, U.S. News has determined they are less selective than other top universities. According to the list, IU had an acceptance rate of 69 percent in fall 2010. Full story.

IU club teams with police to promote safety
WISH-TV8, Oct, 13 -- Students at Indiana University's Bloomington campus returned this fall with the case of Lauren Spierer - missing for months - heavy on their minds. And campus police said there have been four reported forcible rapes since Aug. 12. That's all part of the reason an awareness club on campus teamed up with IU police to share the best ways for students to stay safe on and off campus. Full story.

Colleges Unite to Drive Down Cost of 'Cloud Computing'
The Chronicle of Higher Learning, Oct. 16 -- Why fork out that kind of money for something professors are finding free from consumer services? The answer is in the fine print of the contract. Internet2 leaders say their key interest in the deal was not just the price but also the willingness of Box officials to update their service to better protect student data, as colleges are legally required to do under federal student-privacy law. Cost is also a big factor, of course, and such bulk-negotiated deals could help reduce costs for some services that a college already offers, says Bradley C. Wheeler, chief information officer at Indiana University at Bloomington, which purchased the Box service through the Internet2-brokered contract. Full story.
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