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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 29, 2007

Front Page News at IU delivers top headlines of the day from the campuses of Indiana University. It comes to you courtesy of IU University Communications in the Office of University Relations.

1. New survey notes IU research efforts in international studies, the humanities, science and medicine
2. Hoosiers down Wolverines, 76-61, to remain perfect at home
3. Can the severely mentally ill thrive within the community?
4. Gulf Arab states draw on SPEA for education of public officials
5. HSPA honors James Brown, journalism dean at IUPUI
6. No. 20 Hoosiers close out Michigan Kick-Off with two victories


New survey notes IU research efforts in international studies, the humanities, science and medicine -- The Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index -- a new survey which uses faculty research and scholarly activity from more than 350 universities as a measure -- has recognized and ranked 14 programs at Indiana University Bloomington and two at the IU School of Medicine. IU offerings in the humanities, education, science, international studies and business all were included in top 10 categories among the more than 100 disciplines studied for the index. The index is produced by Academic Analytics and partly financed by the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Academic Analytics ranked 7,294 individual doctoral programs in 104 disciplines at 354 institutions. IU Bloomington ranks 10th among public universities and 23rd among all American universities in the number of programs ranked in the Top 10 for faculty productivity. Read the complete story.

Hoosiers down Wolverines, 76-61, to remain perfect at home -- The No. 23 Indiana men's basketball team claimed an early lead and never looked back en route to a 76-61 win over Michigan on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers boasted four players in double figures, as junior forward D.J. White and senior guard Roderick Wilmont each netted 15 points, while freshman guard Armon Bassett and junior forward Lance Stemler registered 11. IU improved to 15-5 (5-2 Big Ten), while the Wolverines fell to 16-6 (4-3 Big Ten). The win improved IU's record at home this season to 11-0, marking the 13th straight victory on Branch McCracken Court dating back to last year. It is the longest home winning streak since the Hoosiers won 56 in a row at Assembly Hall from Feb. 24, 1991 to Jan. 24, 1995. Read the complete story.

Can the severely mentally ill thrive within the community? -- With $2.5 million in new support from the National Institute of Mental Health, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Adult and Child Mental Health Center, Inc. are evaluating the effectiveness of Assertive Community Treatment. ACT is a popular care management model which provides highly individualized psychiatric, social work, vocational and other services from a dedicated team to help severely mentally ill individuals live at home rather than in a hospital, nursing home, jail or on the streets. Read the entire story.

Gulf Arab states draw on SPEA for education of public officials -- Around two dozen senior government administrators from the United Arab Emirates and neighboring countries recently attended the first class in a new a graduate program designed to professionalize public administration in the region. The Executive Masters in Public Administration, offered through Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, is the first of its kind in the UAE. Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs helped develop the program and will continue as an academic partner along with the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Utah. Read the complete story.

HSPA honors James Brown, journalism dean at IUPUI -- The Hoosier State Press Association honored James W. Brown, executive associate dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism at IUPUI, with its 2006 Distinguished Service Award Wednesday during its Governor's Reception, part of the association's Annual Meeting and Government Conference, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Gov. Mitch Daniels presented the traveling trophy to Brown following a citation for his years of service to HSPA, professional journalists across Indiana and his college students. Read the complete story.

No. 20 Hoosiers close out Michigan Kick-Off with two victories -- The No. 20 Indiana water polo team turned in a pair of victories on the final day of the Michigan Kick-Off Tournament on Sunday, Jan. 28. The Hoosiers defeated Colorado State, 9-4, to open the day and wrapped up the event with a 7-5 win over Marist. The Hoosiers are now 3-1 on the season. Read this story.


Indiana University Scoreboard -- Schedule for January 29, 2007:

Men's tennis -- Undefeated Indiana versus Notre Dame, 4 p.m., South Bend.

Weekend results, January 26-28:

Women's basketball -- IU's women lost at Michigan, 65-63, as the Wolverines rallied in the late minutes of the game. IU's Sarah McKay led the Hoosiers with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Men's track and field -- In this non-scoring meet, the Hoosier-hosted Gladstein Invitational, senior Kiwan Lawson won the long jump with a leap of 7.35 meters, and sophomore Jeff Coover won the pole vault with a personal-best 5.20 meters, which is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

Women's track and field -- IU's women won two individual events on Friday and four on Saturday at the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington. They were led by senior Stacy Clausing, who won the 400-meter dash in a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 54:37 on Friday and the 200-meter dash the following day in 24.21.

Men's basketball -- No. 23-ranked Indiana defeated Michigan, 76-61, to extend it Assembly Hall unbeaten streak to 13 games. Hoosiers D.J.White and Roderick Wilmont led the team with 15 point each.

Women's tennis -- The Indiana women's tennis team remains unbeaten with wins over DePaul and Butler.

Men's swimming and diving -- Indiana, ranked No. 11, fell to No. 18 Purdue, 125-118, in W. Lafayette.

Women's water polo -- The Indiana women's water polo team, ranked No. 20, opened the season at the Michigan Kick-Off and finished 3-1, with wins over U.C. Santa Cruz, Colorado State and Marist. Michigan's No. 13-ranked Wolverines defeated IU, 12-7.

Wrestling -- No. 16-ranked Indiana was bested for the second straight dual meet, falling on the road to Ohio State, 19-14.


IU in the News:

IU Kelley to open location in Carmel
Inside Indiana Business, January 26 -- The Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is branching out as it plans to open a satellite location in Carmel in August. The site will offer the school's Evening MBA program, which is aimed at working professionals. Students will be able to complete their first and second years at the satellite location, before finishing their third year of the program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Read the story here.

Beckley boosted IU alumni group
Evansville Courier Press, January 29 -- Ken Beckley has been a TV anchorman in Indianapolis, a business executive, a star of TV commercials and, for the last five years, the president and chief executive officer of the Indiana University Alumni Association, one of the nation's largest. Did we mention the 1962 IU grad was a friend of Bob Knight for many years? Or that he grew up in Warrick County, Ind., playing guard for the Lynnville Lindies in 1957 during the first regional high school basketball tournament ever held at Roberts Stadium? "We were so intimidated," he chuckles, recalling the crowd and size of Evansville's brand new basketball facility. "I think our school had only 110 students. We lost in the afternoon game to Dale, which had a player (Roger Kaiser) who later became an All-American at Georgia Tech." Read the complete story.

International Periscope
Newsweek International, February 5 issue -- For 16 years, Bangladesh has stood out as a rare success story in the Muslim world, boasting fairly free elections and a mostly secular political culture. All that may now be changing. In the last month, the country has descended into chaos. What went wrong? Five years ago, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) formed an alliance with the fundamentalist Jamaat-i-Islami in order to win an election. In return, experts argue, the BNP—which was replaced by a caretaker government last October—allowed Jamaat sympathizers in the security services to ignore the rise of local radicals. "The BNP has been pussyfooting with the radical[s]," says Sumit Ganguly, a South Asia expert at Indiana University. Taliban-style madrassas, he argues, have also grown in popularity as the public-school system has broken down. Read the compete story.

Ex-IU star was undrafted but makes his mark in NFL
Indianapolis Star, January 29 -- The low point, Chicago Bears left defensive end Adewale Ogunleye says, was being undrafted out of Indiana University. He was having a monster senior season in 1999, 71/2 sacks in six starts, when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Miami took a chance on him. Four seasons later, he was in the Pro Bowl. He led the AFC with 15 sacks. "When you're undrafted in this NFL, it's hard to get in," said Ogunleye, who returns to Dolphin Stadium to play the Colts in Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4. "For you to get on a 53-man roster, it's really tough. For me to do that, then get to play at a high level, I think that was really big for me." Read the entire story.


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