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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 31, 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.


Strike the pose! IU Marching Hundred named top college band
WFIU produces four-part series on life sciences
Consumers can write their own Rx for keeping accurate health record
Head coach Kelvin Sampson's weekly press conference
Amazing Faculty: Tatiana Foroud, IU School of Medicine

Strike the pose! IU Marching Hundred named top college band -- The Indiana University Marching Hundred has been named the recipient of the 2007 Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy, the nation's highest and most coveted award for college and university marching bands. "No marching band will ever earn this award without many, many people being aware of the quality and traditions of the group," said Stephen W. Pratt, director of bands at the IU Jacobs School of Music. "The fact that the Marching Hundred has earned this trophy is a tribute to all involved and indicates recognition of the quality of the group on a national level." Read the entire story.

WFIU produces four-part series on life sciences -- WFIU -- the Public Radio station from Indiana University -- will introduce a new four-part series "Life Sciences: Reshaping Your World" on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. The series, which will air every Sunday evening through February, will look at discoveries made in the life sciences and how they are changing the way we live. Simply defined, life science is the study of life. It brings together the fields of biochemistry, genetics, medical sciences and neuroscience. Life sciences research in IU labs is being used to create technologies, medicines, treatments, new businesses and jobs, and numerous other innovations that make a real difference in our lives. Read the story.

Consumers can write their own Rx for keeping accurate health records -- As more Americans are eating better, exercising more and taking steps to improve their overall lifestyles, it's vital that they also maintain up-to-date accurate personal health records. That's the advice Ruth Walker wants to share with all Hoosier adults. Walker, an instructor with the Health Information Administration Program at the School of Informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, is leading a statewide initiative to encourage people to develop and maintain their health histories and records. Read the story.

Head coach Kelvin Sampson's weekly press conference -- Indiana head coach Kelvin Sampson met with the media on Tuesday, Jan. 30, to discuss the upcoming game against Wisconsin on Jan. 31. Sampson was joined by senior Roderick Wilmont and junior D.J. White. Read the story.

Amazing Faculty: Tatiana Foroud, IU School of Medicine -- Tatiana Foroud may not have ships of wood and hardy crews of sailors, but like Columbus and Magellan: she's out to redraw the maps of the known universe -- only her universe is the human brain.The IU School of Medicine researcher heads several major projects on the IUPUI campus which study the brain and how it misfires and contributes to such debilitating diseases as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's, among others. Read the entire story.

Indiana University Scoreboard

Schedule for January 31, 2007:

Men's basketball -- On a 13-game winning streak at home, Indiana (15-5 overall, 15-2 Big Ten) will meet No. 2 Wisconsin (21-1 overall, 7-0 Big Ten), 7 p.m., in Assembly Hall, Bloomington. The game will be broadcast by ESPN Plus Local. Read Indiana game notes. Read Wisconsin game notes.

Results for January 29: No varsity teams in action

Other sports news:

Men's diving -- Indiana junior Taylor Roberts has been named the Big Ten Diver of the Week after a dominant effort against No. 18 Purdue, the league office announced Tuesday, Jan. 30. This is the fourth time this season that Roberts has earned the honor. Read about the entire story. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
IU in the News

Presidential search committee to review list of candidates
Bloomington Herald-Times, January 31 -- The committee searching for Indiana University's next president will meet today to go over what it's learned, three weeks after it interviewed initial candidates for the job. The 13-member committee will meet in executive session from 8:30 a.m. to noon at University Place Conference Center in Indianapolis. "We'll be going through the list that we interviewed in Chicago and looking at any additions to that list," said Sue Talbot, a university trustee and the chairwoman of the search committee. Read the entire story.

So, what the heck is a Hoosier?
Chicago Tribune, January 31 -- Because of an impending football game, the attentions of Chicagoans have suddenly focused on Indianapolis, which, everyone knows, is in Indiana, the Hoosier State. Thus the age-old -- or, at least, nearly 180-year-old -- question rises anew: What the heck is a Hoosier? Jeffrey Graf knows. Or at least he knows, probably more than anyone alive, what he calls the "glorious plenitude" of possible answers. These he shares, dissects and footnotes with the thoroughness of a reference librarian -- which he is at Indiana University in Bloomington -- on the huge Web site, www. {tilde} librcsd/internet/extra/ hoosier.html. Read the entire story.

Ogunleye has fond IU memories
Indianapolis Star, January 31 -- Chicago Bears defensive end Adewale Ogunleye cleared up a misunderstanding about his relationship with Indiana University on Tuesday. Earlier in the season, Ogunleye deviated from the norm and during TV introductions said he was from Tottenville High School in Staten Island, N.Y. Hoosiers fans questioned the tactic, wondering whether he was ashamed of his Big Ten university. "Everybody says that," he said, shaking his head. "I don't know why. I love Indiana University. That's the reason why I'm even in the NFL, because they gave me a chance." Read the entire story.

Skin deep: Tips help win battle against winter skin
Evansville Courier & Press, January 31 -- Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but take it too far and it can be like wearing an itchy hair shirt.Especially in winter, when the cold winds outside and furnace-dried air indoors conspire at every turn to steal the moisture from your skin. "Soap is a really common reason for skin becoming really dry," says Jeffrey B. Travers, chairman of the dermatology department at Indiana University Medical School. Read the entire story.

Announcing the Bioinformatics Franklin Award nominees
Bio-IT World, January 31 -- The Bioinformatics Organization has nominated four leading American scientists for the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award. This year's nominees include Don Gilbert, director of the Genome Informatics Lab at IU Bloomington. "These nominees are among the most significant advocates of open access in the life sciences and have been repeatedly nominated by the members of the Bioinformatics Organization since the inception of the Award," said organization president Jeff Bizzaro. Read the story.

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