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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 9, 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.

Thai university honoring longtime IU education professor
Indiana Picks Up Two Titles, Sits Second After First Day of Big Ten Action
Hoosiers Announce Spring Schedule
10 Questions With Neil Wilmarth

Thai university honoring longtime IU education professor -- During a ceremony at the Thai Royal Place on Sunday (Feb. 11), the Crown Prince of Thailand will present Indiana University School of Education Professor Emeritus Hans Andersen with an honorary doctorate degree from Phranakorn Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand. Read the entire story.

Indiana Picks Up Two Titles, Sits Second After First Day of Big Ten Action -- Junior Christina Loukas won her third one-meter title in as many years and Indiana won the 400-yard medley relay for the first time in 27 years on Feb. 8 as the Hoosiers sit in second place after the first day of competition at the Big Ten Championships at University Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Indiana picked up 188.5 points on the day, and trails only Michigan, which leads the meet with 215 points. Read the entire story.

Hoosiers Announce Spring Schedule -- The Indiana volleyball team will play in four tournaments in its spring schedule, head coach Sherry Dunbar announced on Friday, Feb. 9. The Hoosiers will host one event in addition to traveling to three others. "I'm excited for the spring schedule," Dunbar said. "We have the ability to see some of the Big Ten and some of the quality teams from the local area as well as some teams from around here that we will play next fall. Not having seen the team play last fall, this will give me a chance to see what type of chemistry they have on the floor, how they play together, all those type of things. It's just a chance for us to play as much as we can after training, see how they are picking up the information that we are giving them and seeing what we need to adjust and move forward with after that." Read the entire story.

10 Questions With Neil Wilmarth -- Freshman Neil Wilmarth redshirted this past season for Indiana and will participate in the spring season. He sat down with IUHOOSIERS.com to answer a few questions about himself. Read the entire story.

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Indiana University Scoreboard:

Thursday, February 8, results:
Women's basketball -- Freshman Jamie Braun led three Hoosiers in double figures with 16 points off the bench, but it was not enough as the Indiana University women's basketball team fell at Wisconsin, 60-53, on Thursday evening. Junior Nikki Smith tallied 15, including a perfect 7-of-7 performance from the free throw line, while sophomore Kim Roberson had 11 points in the loss for IU. Read more.

Women's swimming -- Junior Christina Loukas won her third one-meter title in as many years and Indiana won the 400-yard medley relay for the first time since 1980 on Feb. 8 as the Hoosiers sit in second place after the first day of competition at the Big Ten Championships at University Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Read more.

Friday athletics schedule:

Men's wrestling -- Indiana hosts Michigan, 7 p.m. ET, University Gym, Bloomington, Ind. This is the first of the final two events of the year at University Gym this weekend, as the Hoosiers play host to Big Ten foes Michigan and Northwestern. IU is 10-4 in dual-meet action on the season, including a 1-3 mark in the conference. Read more.

Men's track -- Tyson Invitational, time to be announced, Fayetteville, Ark.

Women's swimming -- The Big Ten Championships continue, all day, Minneapolis, Minn.

Women's track -- Tyson Invitational, time to be announced, Fayetteville, Ark.

Saturday athletics schedule:

Women's tennis -- IU women's tennis vs. Duke, 11 a.m. ET, Durham, N.C.

Men's basketball -- Indiana vs. Illinois, 1 p.m. ET, Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Ind., and on CBS

Men's track -- The IU men's track team, competes in the Tyson Invitational, time to be announced, Fayetteville, Ark.

Women's swimming -- The women's swim team competes in The Big Ten Championships continue, all day, Minneapolis, Minn.

Women's track -- The women's track team competes in the Tyson Invitational, time to be announced, Fayetteville, Ark.

Sunday athletics schedule:

Women's tennis -- IU women's tennis vs. North Carolina, 12 p.m. ET, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Women's basketball -- IU women's basketball vs. Minnesota, 1 p.m. ET, Minneapolis, Minn.

Men's wrestling -- IU men's wrestling vs. Northwestern, 2 p.m. ET, University Gym, Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the News:

A big crown to fill
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 9 -- The race for the crown has begun. The 15 contestants of this year's Miss Indiana University Pageant have been involved in a whirlwind of preparations in hopes of becoming the next Miss IUB. The pageant, to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Alumni Hall of the Indiana Memorial Union, will be the second Miss IUB competition since it made a comeback in 2006 after a 37-year absence. Read the entire story.

Study: Soy Protein Helps Build Muscle Protein
All Headline News, Earthtimes.org, Feb. 8 -- A new study has debunked a commonly held myth that soy protein isn't as good at helping men build muscle as whey protein is. Researchers at Indiana University's School of Medicine found that soy protein works just as well as whey protein in promoting muscle protein synthesis. Read the entire story. Read the second story.

Mathematical Models Add More Options for Biologists
HPCwire, Feb. 8 -- Imagine being able to take a fantastic voyage into the human body and see how life evolves in a single cell, observe what triggers and sustains a beating heart -- or perhaps journey into a tumor to witness how cancer destroys life and what doctors might be able to do to successfully treat it. Such a possibility is not the stuff of overactive imaginations or sci-fi films; it's the domain of assistant professor Santiago Schnell, who heads the Systems Biology Laboratory at the Indiana University School of Informatics. Read the entire story.

For Indiana's Bassett, it's about the message
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Feb. 9 -- This article is about Indiana University freshman Armon Bassett, who is developing into the Hoosiers' point guard of the future even while, in so many ways, he's their point guard of the present in conjunction with senior Earl Calloway. It's also about how Bassett approaches coach Kelvin Sampson's full-bore teaching, which is sometimes as subtle as the rap song lyrics that make parents of a certain age long for the 1970s' bubble gum-singing sweetness of The Archies. Read the entire story.

Governor Proclaims April Jazz Appreciation Month
All About Jazz, Feb. 9 -- A proclamation issued by Governor Mitch Daniels today officially declares April "Jazz Appreciation Month," or JAM for short. Jazz roots run deep in Indiana and Indiana University's Distingushed Professor of Music and Chairman of the Jazz department -- David Baker -- is also the Smithsonian's Jazz Masterworks Orchestra's Artistic Director. Read the entire story.

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