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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 2, 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.

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Indiana Business Research Center takes a comparative look at Indy and Chicago's economies; Final score: Indianapolis 8, Chicago 7

Indiana's medical school and teaching hospitals make major economic impact

It's like 'American Idol,' with St. Peter as judge

Consumers and evolutionary design; While stretching his own creative boundaries, IPFW's Nelipovich hopes to inspire people to think in new ways about their belongings

'Sound Medicine': HIV/AIDS in Kenya: stigma and silence; postpartum blood loss; preconception care; and 'Sound Ethics': selecting for genetic effects

A.J. Ratliff -- A force on the court

IUPUI Hall of Fame to add four members on Friday

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Indiana Business Research Center takes a comparative look at Indy and Chicago's economies; Final score: Indianapolis 8, Chicago 7 -- While the prognosticators debate the merits of quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Rex Grossman, the analysts at Indiana University's Indiana Business Research Center have looked at how Indianapolis and Chicago measure up according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Read the story.

Indiana's medical school and teaching hospitals make major economic impact -- A new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges reveals that its member medical schools and teaching hospitals had a combined economic impact of $451 billion on their states and the nation in 2005. In the Hoosier state, Indiana University School of Medicine and partner teaching hospitals, which include Clarian Health, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospitals and Wishard Health Services, had a combined economic impact of $7.37 billion. Read the complete story. http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/4821.html

It's like 'American Idol,' with St. Peter as judge -- Goodbye Simon Cowell. You're just not right for this competition. Hello, St. Peter. Young people who regularly tune in to FOX's hit television show American Idol should "get a hoot" out of observing four operatic divas compete in heaven before St. Peter for a spot in the heavenly choir, says Edwin Penhorwood, a composer at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Penhorwood is referring to his comic opera Too Many Sopranos, part of an IU Opera Theater double bill (along with Arlecchino by Ferruccio Busoni) opening Friday (Feb. 2). The opera offers a little something for everyone, he says, including those who are opera regulars and those who might be intimidated by the art form. Read the entire story.

Consumers and evolutionary design; While stretching his own creative boundaries, IPFW's Nelipovich hopes to inspire people to think in new ways about their belongings -- For many product designers, helping to design a tennis racket that Serena Williams used to win the Australian Open might be the pinnacle of professional success. But when IPFW design professor Richard Nelipovich describes that point in his career, it's only a side note in the "before" portion of his story. Nelipovich, a Fulbright scholar who joined IPFW this year, left the world of mass production to pursue his vision of individualized design-a hybrid concept that marries digital technology with a customized, participatory process that blurs the line between manufacturing and craft. Read his story.

'Sound Medicine': HIV/AIDS in Kenya: stigma and silence; postpartum blood loss; preconception care; and 'Sound Ethics': selecting for genetic effects -- This week on Sound Medicine (February 3 and 4), host Barbara Lewis begins a month-long series on her recent trip to the Indiana University-Moi University HIV/AIDS program in Eldoret, Kenya. According to the UNAIDS World Health Organization AIDS Epidemic Report, nearly 1.3 million Kenyans (6 percent of the population) are infected with HIV/AIDS, and, over the next several weeks, Sound Medicine will convey stories of individuals in the African nation struggling to accept and talk openly about the disease. Read the story about this and other Sound Medicine topics for this week.

A.J. Ratliff -- A force on the court -- A.J. Ratliff ollowed Indiana basketball long before he played for the Hoosiers. The 6-3, 188-pound junior guard attended high school at North Central in Indianapolis where he earned Indiana's prestigious Mr. Basketball Award in 2004. He became the 18th player in Hoosier basketball history to sign with the program under the state's Mr. Basketball title. "I grew up an IU fan," Ratliff said. "It means a lot to be a state player and go to IU. It is important to the fans, my family and me. The fans are great here at Indiana." Read the full story.

IUPUI Hall of Fame to add four members on Friday -- The quartet of Nichole Ellis, Armando Femia, Karrie Reising and Greg Wright will be inducted into IUPUI's Hall of Fame on Friday night at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center. The foursome will also be recognized at halftime of both the men's and women's basketball games on Saturday as part of IUPUI's Homecoming Weekend. Read the full story and see athlete profiles.

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Indiana University Scoreboard

Schedule for February 2-4, 2007:

Friday and Saturday

Men and women's track -- IU hosts the Indiana Relays at Gladstein Fieldhouse, Bloomington, with competition beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday and 12 noon on Saturday. Read women's relay notes here and men's here.

Water polo -- The No. 20 Indiana women's water polo team will head west for the Stanford Invitational, held in the Avery Stadium pool in Palo Alto, Calif. The team opens play against Hawaii at 3 p.m. Invitational notes.

Friday

Wrestling -- No. 18 Indiana hosts No. 1-ranked Minnesota, 7 p.m., University Gym, Bloomington. Meet notes.

Saturday

Men's basketball -- After defeating No. 2-ranked Wisconsin, Indiana heads to Iowa for a 2 p.m. game, Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. Indiana's game notes. Iowa's game notes.

Men's tennis -- The No. 59 Indiana men's tennis team takes on Marquette and Northern Illinois on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the IU Tennis Center, Bloomington. Action begins at 10 a.m. against Marquette and at 5 p.m. against Northern Illinois. Match notes.

Wrestling -- IU, ranked No. 18, hosts North Carolina State, 2 p.m., University Gym, Bloomington. Meet notes.

Sunday

Women's basketball -- IU's women will play Minnesota, 2 p.m., Assembly Hall, Bloomington. See team statistics and season results here.

Women's tennis -- Indiana hosts Marquette and Ball State at the IU Tennis Center, Bloomington, on Sunday, Feb. 4. The match with Marquette begins at 9:30 a.m. while the Hoosiers take on Ball State at 2:30 p.m. Match notes.

Results for February 1:

Women's basketball -- Five Hoosiers scored in double figures, led by Sarah McKay's second consecutive double-double, as the Indiana women's basketball team upended Wisconsin, 83-56, on Thursday, Feb. 1, in Assembly Hall. The win ended a five-game slide for Indiana.

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IU in the News

IU med school pumps $7.37B into economy; State ranks 19th for impact from university and teaching hospitals, medical group says
Indianapolis Star, February 2 -- The Indiana University School of Medicine and its affiliated teaching hospitals not only treat patients and train many of the state's physicians, they also contribute billions a year toward the state's economy. That's the conclusion of a report released Thursday by the Association of American Medical Colleges. It says the school has a $7.37 billion impact on the state's economy, ranking Indiana 19th among the states for the economic benefit it receives from its medical school and hospital partners Clarian Health, Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospitals and Wishard Health Services. Read the story.

IU's surge excites fans, ex-players; Hoosiers are attracting attention by standing 1 game out midway through Big Ten play
Indianapolis Star, February 2 -- They call themselves "Sampsonites," some so devoted they wear blue denim shirts with red ties to copy the look of their new favorite icon, Kelvin Sampson. But that's just one hint that Indiana's first-year basketball coach is winning over fans as well as games. There's the ovation he receives when he walks onto the floor. And there's the booming chant, accompanied by claps, during timeouts: "Kel-vin Samp-son."With his 16-5 Hoosiers just one game out of first place in the Big Ten midway through the conference season, Sampson mania is in full bloom in Bloomington. Read the full story.

IU in the zone; Hoosiers relied on unusual defense to upset Badgers
Bloomington Herald-Times, February 2 -- This was so different. Instead of scurrying around, guarding a player man-to-man, Indiana players were settled back in a 2-3 zone for most of the second half Wednesday against Wisconsin. They all spread their arms — as if they were stumbling down a dark hallway — to try to measure their spacing. They hadn't done this so much before. Read the story.

Video clip: New Kelley satellite
InsideIndianaBusiness.com, Feb. 2 -- The IU Kelley School of Business is branching out with its first satellite location. The Kelley School's Dan Smith and Roger Schmenner say it's about going to where the customers are. Watch the clip.

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