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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 27, 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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A year as the Jacobs School
Football releases 2007 schedule
March is Disability Awareness Month
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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A year as the Jacobs School -- One year after celebrating its official naming, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music looks back on a year filled with exciting change and accomplishment and a coming together around the lives of five extraordinary musicians. Read the entire story.

Football releases 2007 schedule -- The Indiana football program will host seven home games for the second straight season, the IU Department of Athletics announced today. The 2007 campaign will mark the fifth time in the 47-year history of Memorial Stadium that the Hoosiers have played seven home contests. "Just like last season, we have seven games at `The Rock' and I know our fans will be ready. We need their support and look forward to getting back on the field as we begin our quest to play 13 and end the year at a bowl game," Indiana Head Football Coach Terry Hoeppner said. Read the full story.

March is Disability Awareness Month -- With March on the doorstep, this informational tip sheet calls upon IU faculty experts in the areas of disability rights and care. The first tip reminds readers that people with disabilities are, indeed, people first. "People with disabilities would prefer to be seen as people, not as objects of pity or as heroes who have overcome adversity," said Vicki Pappas, director of the Center for Planning and Policy Studies at the Indiana Institute on disability and Community. "When you meet someone who has a disability, say hello, make eye contact, and give yourself time to get to know that person like you would with any new acquaintance." Other topics addressed cover siblings of children with disabilities, transitioning to adulthood and how IU students tackle issues of discrimination at the new Disability Law Clinic. Read the entire story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Monday, February 26: No varsity teams in action.

Schedule for Tuesday, February 27: No varsity teams in action.

Other IU athletic news:

This week in Hoosier history -- Feb. 26-March 4 -- As part of an ongoing online series, IUHOOSIERS.com will take a look back at each week in IU athletics history. Read the full story.

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IU in the News

'Utilise your idle time for creative work'
The Times of India, February 27 -- The personality of a person takes shape in the 'boredom hour'. It all depends on the how a person utilises his/her time when he/she has nothing to do. Idle time spent doing creative work results in accumulation of positive thoughts and energy but the same can cause personality disorders if wasted in some destructive work. These views were expressed by Dr. VK Varma, professor of psychiatry, Indiana University, USA, in his address at the foundation day function of the psychiatry department of King George's Medical University, on Monday. Prof Varma said that if a person spends his/her time reading good books, painting etc, then he/she will have a positive personality. Read the full story.

Slayings fuel interest in study of hate crimes
Ventura County Star (Calif.), February 27 -- Helen Ahn Lim is an assistant professor at California Lutheran University. But in 1999, when she was a graduate student at IU, white supremacist Benjamin Nathaniel Smith entered the IU campus and shot and killed Korean graduate student Won-Joon Yoon as he was about to enter the Korean United Methodist Church in Bloomington during the Fourth of July weekend. Lim's primary interest and her doctoral research at IU examine hate crimes as "message crimes." "Active hate crime is actually a message against the entire targeted population. ... that this can happen to you, also," Lim said. "It really is a message to an entire targeted community." Read the complete story.

New information on the power of protein
WFIE News (Evansvile), February 26 -- Is all protein created equal? Research conducted at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Evansville says that appears to be the case when it comes to nutrition after exercise, and it's especially good news for vegetarians. You may not think of Evansville as a huge center for medical research, but scientists on the University of Southern Indiana campus have been quietly conducting experiments for years. Read the full story.

States step up push to lure innovators and investors: Increasingly, local prosperity depends on staying at the forefront of new industries and ideas
Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 26 -- Experts on economic development say governors are focusing on the economics of innovation. "They've locked onto innovation as the key strategy for moving states into the future," says David Audretsch, director of the Institute for Development Strategies at IU Bloomington. "I don't think it's superficial." Read the entire story.

Childhood weight linked to proximity to green space and food stores
Innovations Report (Germany), Feb. 26 -- Living in greener neighborhoods or in closer proximity to grocery stores is associated with reduced risk of being overweight, according to a study of more than 7,000 children ages 3 to 18 conducted by researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine; the Department of Geography, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; and the University of Cincinnati. Read the full story.

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