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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 5, 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.


Unusual uses of technology to be showcased during ArtsWeek 2007
Celebrating Black History Month -- George Taliaferro
Go team: Two kinds of teamwork improves care for chronic heart failure
IU Music Live!
Indiana falters at Iowa, falls 81-75


Unusual uses of technology to be showcased during ArtsWeek 2007 -- Whether stretching the boundaries of traditional craftsmanship through 3-D computer design and rapid prototyping or designing a computerized accompaniment system to enhance the musician's experience, Indiana University Bloomington and the city of Bloomington artists, performers and researchers increasingly are finding unusual ways to integrate new technologies into their creative works. The creative melding of the arts and technology, which has impacted such traditional arts at IUB and the city of Bloomington as dance, fine arts, music and theatre, will be the focus of ArtsWeek 2007, the annual campus-community celebration of the arts. This year's celebration will be held from Feb. 21 to March 3. Read the full story.

Celebrating Black History Month -- George Taliaferro -- Every day during February, the Big Ten Conference is profiling African-Americans from its member schools in celebration of Black History Month. The profile for Feb. 3-4 is of former Indiana football star George Taliaferro, entitled "When Your Word is Your Bond, and Legacy." Indiana's George Taliaferro is one of the most prominent figures in the National Football League, despite having only played in 61 games, rushing for 1,794 yards and throwing for 843. In 1949, Taliaferro was selected in the 13th round as the 129th pick overall by the Chicago Bears, making him the first African-American to be drafted by an NFL team. Read the complete story.

Go team: Two kinds of teamwork improves care for chronic heart failure -- Active patient involvement during treatment of chronic heart failure, coupled with partnership with healthcare team members to provide care consistent with evidence-based guidelines, dramatically improves quality of care for chronic heart failure patients. The study by researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, published in the January 2007 issue of the journal Medical Care, reported on chronic heart failure patients in 143 Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers nationwide. Read the full story.

IU Music Live! -- Welcome to the world of digitized IU Jacobs School of Music performances! With some of the finest student, faculty, and guest performances in the nation, we are delighted to offer you Podcasts, MP3s, as well as links to organizations who have produced recordings and video about the School. Listen here.

Indiana falters at Iowa, falls 81-75 -- In a game featuring five ties and 13 lead changes, Indiana got 24 points from Roderick Wilmont and had three players score in double figures, but came up short at Iowa on Saturday, Feb. 3, falling 81-75. Wilmont went 9-for-19 from the field, including 6-for-12 from 3-point range, to notch his fifth 20-point effort of the season. Earl Calloway followed with 16 points, while A.J. Ratliff added 15 off the bench for the Hoosiers (16-6, 6-3 Big Ten). Read the full story.


Indiana University Scoreboard

Schedule for Monday, February 5: No varsity teams in action

Results for February 2-4, 2007:

Basketball (men's) -- Indiana fell to Iowa in Iowa City, 81-75. Read the full story.

Basketball (women's) -- The Hoosiers defeated Minnesota, 69-65, in Assembly Hall after overcoming a 16-point first-half deficit. Read the story.

Tennis (men's) -- Indiana men's tennis team earned a doubleheader sweep on Saturday, Feb. 3, defeating Marquette, 6-1, and Northern Illinois, 6-1. Read the full story.

Tennis (women's) -- The Indiana University women's tennis team remained undefeated on the season with a 7-0 win over Marquette in the morning, then defeating Ball State, 6-1, in the afternoon. With the victories, the Hoosiers go to 8-0 for the first time since the 2002 season. Read the full story.

Track and field (men's) -- Several Hoosiers recorded personal bests on the second day of the Indiana Relays held at Gladstein Fieldhouse at Indiana University. Read the full story.

Track and field (women's) -- In the Hoosier-hosted Indiana Relays seniors Lindsay Hattendorf and Courtney Johnson recorded personal bests to qualify for NCAA competition in their respective events, the 3,000-meter run and the 60-meter hurdles. Read more.

Water polo -- Playing without its leading scorer, No. 20 Indiana finished in eighth place at the Stanford Invitational. Read the story.

Wrestling -- IU lost to No. 1-ranked Minnesota, 29-7, on Friday, and also to North Carolina State, 22-18, on Saturday, with both matches in Bloomington. Read the full Minnesota story. Read the NC State story.


IU in the News

Herbert: Smoking will be banned on all IU campuses; Some question whether university can enforce policy
Indiana Daily Student, February 5 -- When freshmen J. Chang and Jin Kim learned IU President Adam Herbert will tell the leaders of IU to ban smoking across campus, they responded with a string of profanities and a promise of defiance. "I would still smoke," Kim said. "How would they enforce it?" Chang said. These views represent part of the challenge in Herbert's order, which he announced Friday at the board of trustees' meeting. Herbert said he will give the chancellors of each IU campus until Oct. 1 to submit a plan to eliminate smoking across the IU system. "This is about the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff at Indiana University," he said. Read the full story.

Teams give fathers and sons a sporting chance
East Valley Tribune (Ariz.), Feb 4 -- The most enduring memory I have of time with my father is from a Monday night in March 1976. Both my father and I grew up in Indiana so we naturally were crazy for basketball, and Indiana University cream and crimson ran through our veins. Throughout the 1975-76 college basketball season, we sat in the basement together and watched snowy televised images of coach Bob Knight leading the Hoosiers through an undefeated season. Before games, we would shoot hoops in the driveway as I tried to perfect center Kent Benson's hook shot. Read the full story.

A 4-year degree -- all at Hartnell
Monterey Herald (Calif.), February 2 -- Hartnell Hoosiers has a certain ring to it. Hartnell College students are taking classes offered by Indiana University through a collaboration between the two schools. The Salinas community college has recently begun touting a partnership with the Midwestern university that allows local students to earn a four-year degree online. Students at the college can enroll in "distance learning" classes and earn a bachelor's degree in general studies. Students who have completed the requirement for an associate's degree agree to stay at Hartnell for another year, then enroll in distance learning at Indiana University to earn their diploma. Read the full story.


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