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Front Page News at Indiana University

December 9, 2011

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New book, 'C. David Higgins: Tribute to a Master,' celebrates IU Jacobs School of Music professor
IU Jacobs School of Music students featured on 'Performance Today' Dec. 5-9
IU students, alumna named 2012 Marshall Scholars
Comedian, TV personality Ross Mathews to speak at IU
New book addresses sex education, relationships for people with autism spectrum disorders
Study finds climate changes faster than species can adapt
IU's Marching Hundred receives $1 million gift for new practice facility
IU African American Dance Company presents studio concert Dec. 6
IU Maurer School of Law expert returns to Congress to testify on insider trading laws
Supreme Court patent case invites risk of further confusion: IU Maurer School of Law expert
IU Maurer School of Law dean named interim provost
Indiana chief justice to address IU's winter commencement
Overton, PGA make $50,000 donation to IU and Play Golf America
Corporations owned in corrupt nations more likely to evade taxes in the U.S., study says
IU Bloomington Athletics Department sets policy for general admission basketball ticket distribution; 'Camp Crean' enthusiasts rewarded
IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni among Grammy contenders
IU record of 10 faculty receive Fellow distinction from AAAS, world's largest scientific society
Indiana chief justice to address IU's winter commencement
Study: More than 9 million U.S. adults lost health coverage in recession
New study is first to test the actual impact of branded apps on consumers
IU informatics dean to be honored at White House for advancing tech opportunities for women
World's largest computing society honors IU's Fox for high performance research, diversity efforts
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New book, 'C. David Higgins: Tribute to a Master,' celebrates IU Jacobs School of Music professor
In celebration of the extraordinary career of C. David Higgins, chair of the Indiana University Opera Studies Department and principal designer for IU Opera Theater, the IU Jacobs School of Music announces its publication of C. David Higgins: Tribute to a Master. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music students featured on 'Performance Today' Dec. 5-9
Cellist Cicely Parnas and accompanist Kati Gleiser, students at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will be featured each day next week, Dec. 5-9, on American Public Media's Performance Today, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America. Read the complete story.

IU students, alumna named 2012 Marshall Scholars
Indiana University students Madalyn Parnas and Miles Taylor and alumna Elizabeth Ogonek have been named 2012 Marshall Scholars, tying the university's 1995 record for highest number of recipients for the prestigious scholarship in a single year. Read the complete story.

Comedian, TV personality Ross Mathews to speak at IU
Ross Mathews, who first rose to fame as a correspondent for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Indiana University's Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story.

New book addresses sex education, relationships for people with autism spectrum disorders
A new book, "Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health," provides readers with an "all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask/teach" curriculum on sexuality tailored to the unique characteristics of high-functioning adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum. Read the complete story.

Study finds climate changes faster than species can adapt
The ranges of species will have to change dramatically as a result of climate change between now and 2100 because the climate will change more than 100 times faster than the rate at which species can adapt, according to a newly published study by Indiana University researchers. Read the complete story.

IU's Marching Hundred receives $1 million gift for new practice facility
Indiana University's famed Marching Hundred has taken a significant step toward its goal of constructing a new practice facility, thanks to a recent commitment of $1 million in a planned gift from university alumnus Col. Jack I. Hamlin (BS '43) and Dora Hamlin. Read the complete story.

IU African American Dance Company presents studio concert Dec. 6
Indiana University's African American Dance Company will present its annual studio concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Willkie Auditorium, 150 N. Rose St., in Bloomington. General admission is $5. Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law expert returns to Congress to testify on insider trading laws
An Indiana University Maurer School of Law securities law expert is scheduled to testify before a House committee on pending legislation that would expressly prohibit insider trading by members of Congress and legislative staffers. Read the complete story.

Supreme Court patent case invites risk of further confusion: IU Maurer School of Law expert
A case set for oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 7, presents the court with the challenge of deciding whether medical diagnostic processes should be eligible to be considered for patent protection. According to an Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor familiar with it, the case may have important implications for many areas of technology. Read the complete story.

IU Maurer School of Law dean named interim provost
Indiana University announced today, Dec. 6, that Lauren Robel, dean of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, has been named interim provost for its Bloomington campus. She succeeds Karen Hanson, who will leave the university Jan. 31 to accept a role as senior vice president and provost at the University of Minnesota. Read the complete story.

Indiana chief justice to address IU's winter commencement
Randall T. Shepard, chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, will address graduates at Indiana University's 2011 Winter Commencement on Dec. 17. Read the complete story.

Overton, PGA make $50,000 donation to IU and Play Golf America
Former Hoosier standout and 2010 Ryder Cup member Jeff Overton will present a check for $50,000 to Indiana University to support the Play Golf America University program. The presentation, made by the Indiana PGA Section, will take place during the Indiana-Kentucky men's basketball game Dec. 10 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Corporations owned in corrupt nations more likely to evade taxes in the U.S., study says
A study by economists at Indiana University and the U.S. Treasury Department finds that corporations owned by individuals from countries with high levels of corruption are more likely than others to evade taxes in the United States. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington Athletics Department sets policy for general admission basketball ticket distribution; 'Camp Crean' enthusiasts rewarded
Student season ticket holders who have been standing outside Assembly Hall since Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 6, were given vouchers late this afternoon, Dec. 7, that will allow them to enter first in order when doors open at 3:45 p.m. Saturday for the men's basketball game against top-ranked Kentucky. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni among Grammy contenders
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music remains prominent on the nominee list for the annual Grammy Awards, to be presented live Feb. 12 on CBS by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Read the complete story.

IU record of 10 faculty receive Fellow distinction from AAAS, world's largest scientific society
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has awarded the distinction of Fellow to a record 10 Indiana University faculty members this year. Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Read the complete story.

Indiana chief justice to address IU's winter commencement
Randall T. Shepard, chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, will address graduates at Indiana University's 2011 Winter Commencement on Dec. 17. Shepard is the longest-serving chief justice in the history of Indiana. Upon assuming his current position in 1987 at age 40, he was the youngest chief justice in the United States. Read the complete story.

Study: More than 9 million U.S. adults lost health coverage in recession
An estimated 9.3 million American adults lost health insurance coverage as a result of increased unemployment during the recession of 2007-09, according to a newly published study by researchers at Cornell, Indiana and Carnegie Mellon universities. Read the complete story.

New study is first to test the actual impact of branded apps on consumers
A new research study co-authored by an Indiana University professor suggests that interactive applications for mobile phones such as Apple's iPhone and Google's Android may be some of the most powerful forms of advertising yet developed. Read the complete story.

IU informatics dean to be honored at White House for advancing tech opportunities for women
Indiana University School of Informatics Dean Bobby Schnabel will be one of 12 people honored at the White House on Friday, Dec. 9, for leading efforts to recruit and retain girls and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Read the complete story.

World's largest computing society honors IU's Fox for high performance research, diversity efforts
The world's largest educational and scientific computing society, the Association for Computing Machinery, has recognized Indiana University Distinguished Professor Geoffrey Fox for his exceptional contributions to computing by naming him a 2011 Fellow. Read the complete story.
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IU in the news

New infrared tool offers hope to heart disease patients
Indianapolis Recorder, Dec. 7 -- New technology at an Indianapolis hospital has the ability to see the inside of coronary blood vessels at up to 10 times higher resolution than previous tests, offering hope for those suffering from coronary heart disease and other related heart issues. Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital is the first and only facility in Central Indiana using optical coherence tomography, or "OCT." Full story.

IU's Marching Hundred To Take Super Bowl Stage
Theindychannel.com, Dec. 6 -- Madonna may be the headliner, but Indiana University's Marching Hundred will share the spotlight at next year's Super Bowl. The nearly 300 members learned last night the band will perform a five-minute pregame show at Lucas Oil Stadium in February. The IU Drum line will also likely take part in a mass performance as part of Madonna's halftime show, school officials said. Full story.

IUPUC to Create Endowed Engineering Scholarship
Inside Indiana Business, Dec. 5 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus says it's establishing an endowment for engineering students after receiving $100,000 in gifts. Columbus residents Tom and Tina Vujovich gave $50,000 to the school, and the Community Education Coalition matched the donation. IUPUC says preference for the Vujovich Scholarship in Engineering will be given to women who live in southern Indiana. Full story.

IU Kokomo chancellor speaks about regionalism at national conference
Kokomo Perspective, Dec. 8 -- "The future economic well-being in the state of Indiana lies largely in the success of regional campuses making a difference within the communities they serve," Harris said. "IU Kokomo follows the direction of IU President Michael McRobbie to emerge as a leader in transforming north central Indiana." Full story.
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