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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 18, 2011

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IU to celebrate strength, continued growth of Macedonia partnership
New 'Open Doors' report: IU Bloomington more global than ever
NEH award helps IU publish works by reclusive medieval philosopher
IU center providing model and training for teacher evaluations
Students invited to submit designs for IU's official plaid
IU legal expert: Insider trading by Congress is illegal, contrary to '60 Minutes' report
IU moves fast and thinks big at annual supercomputing conference
Painter, paper craft artist to lecture at IU's Collins residence center
Documentary filmmakers discuss the craft, their films and sports on Friday in Bloomington
'Chimes of Christmas' ushering in the holiday season
IU Ballet Theater presents 'The Nutcracker'
Indiana students advance in prestigious Siemens Competition
Archival collection of pioneering sex researchers Masters and Johnson donated to The Kinsey Institute
Ammerman selected as Indiana Daily Student spring editor
Historic German capital of Berlin is setting, subject of new IU class
IU welcomes return of 'Kuali Days,' recognizes impact of investment in community-based software
Textile expert to speak at IU, art and design center
IU Alumni Association recognizes students, alumni groups
Documentary film explores Middle East relations
IU Jacobs School of Music professor offers fresh perspective on music education in latest book
Access to research library resources expands with OLE release from Kuali collaboration
IU's Kelley School of Business publicly thanks James Hodge, who made anonymous $15 million gift announced in 2009
Jacobs School presenting jazzy Holiday Celebration concert
IU Art Museum to return painting to Berlin museum
DNA testing settles 70-year mystery over possible conjoined twins buried at ancient Angel Mounds site
IU Ethics Bowl team wins regional competition
Study time varies by college students' major, corresponds to faculty expectations, survey finds
NASA to support IU astronomer's quest to develop largest-ever star formation database
IU's Bryan McCormick elected Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences
IU Alumni Association announces key hires
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IU to celebrate strength, continued growth of Macedonia partnership
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will participate in a three-day trip to the Republic of Macedonia beginning Friday, Nov. 18. As part of the trip, he will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of South East European University, which IU played a major role in establishing and continues to support through various partnership activities. Read the complete story.

New 'Open Doors' report: IU Bloomington more global than ever
Indiana University Bloomington has never been more international, according to the latest Open Doors report released today, Nov. 14, by the Institute for International Education. Among more than 1,200 U.S. universities, IU Bloomington now ranks eighth, up from 11th in last year's report, in overall number of students studying abroad and ranks 11th, up from 14th, in the number of international students enrolled. Read the complete story.

NEH award helps IU publish works by reclusive medieval philosopher
Richard Rufus of Cornwall may be the most important figure in Western philosophy you've never heard of. A project based at Indiana University and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities aims to change that. Read the complete story.

IU center providing model and training for teacher evaluations
The Center on Education and Lifelong Learning at Indiana University has designed a model for evaluating teacher effectiveness in compliance with a new state law, and it is working with an initial group of 12 Indiana school districts to implement the model. Read the complete story.

Students invited to submit designs for IU's official plaid
Are you mad for plaid? The Indiana University Students in Free Enterprise team is looking for a student who will go down in history as the designer of IU's official plaid, which will be featured on apparel, scarves, bags and other IU-branded merchandise. Read the complete story.

IU legal expert: Insider trading by Congress is illegal, contrary to '60 Minutes' report
A CBS 60 Minutes segment that aired Sunday night heralded the view that members of Congress can legally buy stock based on nonpublic information, and highlighted proposed legislation -- the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act -- as the best way to close a purported legal loophole. Read the complete story.

IU moves fast and thinks big at annual supercomputing conference
Indiana University during SC11 this year will demonstrate the many ways its information technology experts have advanced the future of high performance computing. Read the complete story.

Painter, paper craft artist to lecture at IU's Collins residence center
Scottish painter and paper crafter David Constable will speak on the IU-Bloomington campus this week about his current work and artistic influences. Read the complete story.

Documentary filmmakers discuss the craft, their films and sports on Friday in Bloomington
Film screenings and discussions with two filmmakers involved with ESPN Films' 30 for 30 anniversary documentary film series, which highlights sports-related drama unfolding from 1979 to 2009. Read the complete story.

'Chimes of Christmas' ushering in the holiday season
The winter season kicks off with Chimes of Christmas, the annual holiday concert featuring the IU Jacobs School of Music's Grammy Award-nominated vocal ensemble the Singing Hoosiers, the IU Wind Ensemble and the Trombone Choir. Read the complete story.

IU Ballet Theater presents 'The Nutcracker'
The Nutcracker spotlights the university's excellent corps de ballet and soloists, Vernon said. The role of Clara is danced by students in IU's Pre-College program, while the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy is performed by different dancers at three of the performances. Read the complete story.

Indiana students advance in prestigious Siemens Competition
On Nov. 18-19, three suburban Indianapolis high school students will present physics research they conducted over the summer in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as they compete against teams from 12 other states in regional finals of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. Winners of regional finals will compete in the national finals in Washington, D.C., next month. Read the complete story.

Archival collection of pioneering sex researchers Masters and Johnson donated to The Kinsey Institute
The Kinsey Institute has announced the addition of the new Masters and Johnson Collection to The Kinsey Institute library at Indiana University. The collection, including a tantalizing ensemble of correspondences with researchers and others, documents decades of pioneering sex research that transformed conventional understandings of sexual response and sex therapy. Read the complete story.

Ammerman selected as Indiana Daily Student spring editor
The Indiana University Student Media Board has appointed senior Zach Ammerman of Washington, Ind., as editor-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student for the spring 2012 semester. Read the complete story.

Historic German capital of Berlin is setting, subject of new IU class
While overseas study courses frequently take students to fascinating destinations, a unique new Indiana University course is making one of Europe's most significant capitals not just the setting but also its key subject. Read the complete story.

IU welcomes return of 'Kuali Days,' recognizes impact of investment in community-based software
In welcoming the return of the annual "Kuali Days" conference to Indianapolis this week, Nov. 14 to 16, Indiana University officials are also recognizing the major financial impact that has resulted from one of its investments in innovative information technology. Read the complete story.

Textile expert to speak at IU, art and design center
The curator of the Atlanta History Center's award-winning exhibition Gone With the Girdle: Freedom, Restraint & Power in Women's Dress will speak on IU's Bloomington campus and at the university's new center for art and design in Columbus this week. Read the complete story.

IU Alumni Association recognizes students, alumni groups
Seven Indiana University students are taking on this academic year with some extra money, thanks to scholarships presented by the IU Alumni Association. Read the complete story.

Documentary film explores Middle East relations
Filmmaker Jacob Bender's Out of Cordoba will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at IU Cinema. The documentary film explores Jewish and Muslim relationships by examining the lives of two of the most important thinkers to emerge from medieval Spain: Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music professor offers fresh perspective on music education in latest book
Estelle R. Jorgensen, professor of music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, breaks new ground regarding the meaning and practice of music education in her latest book, Pictures of Music Education (Indiana University Press, 2011). Read the complete story.

Access to research library resources expands with OLE release from Kuali collaboration
Kuali Foundation has announced the release of Kuali OLE 0.3, a milestone in open-source software development that addresses the functional needs of higher education research libraries for managing information resources. Read the complete story.

IU's Kelley School of Business publicly thanks James Hodge, who made anonymous $15 million gift announced in 2009
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business announced today (Nov. 18) that James R. Hodge, an alumnus, a native of Marion, Ind., and president of Permal Asset Management Inc. in New York, has donated $15 million for its undergraduate building renovation and expansion project. Read the complete story.

Jacobs School presenting jazzy Holiday Celebration concert
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty and students will jazz up seasonal favorites during Holiday Celebration, a star-studded concert organizers have dubbed a "musical holiday card to the community." Read the complete story.

IU Art Museum to return painting to Berlin museum
More than 60 years after it disappeared from a Berlin museum in the chaotic aftermath of World War II, a painting depicting the flagellation of Christ will return home. Read the complete story.

DNA testing settles 70-year mystery over possible conjoined twins buried at ancient Angel Mounds site
A mystery revealed 70 years ago when archaeologist Glenn A. Black suggested the ancient remains of two infants buried at Southern Indiana's Angel Mounds archaeological site were conjoined twins has been solved through DNA analysis at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

IU Ethics Bowl team wins regional competition
What is the best ethical response to the Florida minister who burned a copy of the Quran, despite pleas from various political and religious officials urging him not to, even if it was a constitutional act? Read the complete story.

Study time varies by college students' major, corresponds to faculty expectations, survey finds
Findings released today show that on average, full-time college students study 15 hours a week. However, study time differed by academic majors, with seniors in engineering averaging about 19 hours per week, while their peers in the social sciences and business averaged five fewer hours per week. Read the complete story.

NASA to support IU astronomer's quest to develop largest-ever star formation database
Samir Salim has a lot of space to fit into a new NASA-funded database; about 11 million galaxies of it would be a ballpark estimate based on the number of galaxies for which distances can be estimated to about 3.5 billion light years, what astronomers still refer to as the relatively "local" universe. Read the complete story.

IU's Bryan McCormick elected Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences
Bryan McCormick, professor and chair of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies in Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences, the leading honorary society for leisure, park and recreation sciences. Read the complete story.

IU Alumni Association announces key hires
The four additions to the IUAA staff announced today, Nov. 16, are Erin Zody, director of finance, planning and alumni business operations; Bryan Bradford, alumni relations officer; Michael Mann, alumni program officer for spirit, pride and tradition; and Emili Sperling, alumni program officer for student and recent graduate enrichment. Read the complete story.

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IU in the news

IU president heads to Macedonia to sign agreement
The Indianapolis Star, WTHR.com, Daily Journal, The Republic, Nov. 18 -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is making a 3-day visit to Macedonia to sign a new education agreement with a university IU helped found a decade ago in the small European nation. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3. Full story 4.

McRobbie speaking at Kuali Days, a major IT conference in Indianapolis
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, individual.com, Nov. 16 -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will deliver a keynote address this morning at the Kuali Days conference in Indianapolis. The gathering of 800 officials focuses on a financial software system IU helped launch in 2004 through a $250,000 investment. The school says the system has now saved it more than $16 million in implementation costs. Full story. Full story 2.

IU Health Touts Millions in Community Investment
InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report, Nov. 15 -- Indiana University Health says it contributed more than $600 million in community investment in 2010. In a report to the IRS, the organization says it focused its outreach on increasing access to health care as well as obesity and injury prevention. Full story.

College Republicans and College Democrats joint letter of support for Israel
Indiana Daily Student, Nov. 16 -- Dear Students of Indiana University, On behalf of the College Republicans and College Democrats at IU, we affirm that our two organizations stand proudly in support of the strong U.S.-Israel relationship. In this polarizing political climate, the two parties rarely agree on anything, but we do agree strongly about keeping Israel as one of America's closest allies. Full story.
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