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Front Page News at Indiana University

March 8, 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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Robert M. Goodman named dean of IU's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Open for scientific inquiry: IU Health Information and Translational Sciences Building dedication March 7
Tom Martz chosen to head IUAA
New family resource Web site for Hoosiers with children birth to age five
IU, Purdue researchers collaborate on life sciences, biomedical initiatives
Hoosiers head to Chicago for Big Ten Tournament
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Robert M. Goodman named dean of IU's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation -- indiana University President Adam W. Herbert announced today (March 8) that Robert M. Goodman, a renowned community health development expert, will become the next dean of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at IU Bloomington, pending approval by IU trustees. Goodman is a professor and chair of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Subject to confirmation at the April 6 Board of Trustees meeting, his IUB appointment will begin on July 1. "Bob Goodman is a highly respected academician. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his work in the behavioral and community health sciences," said Herbert. "He also has a leadership style that unites diverse faculty interests behind a shared vision. I am delighted that Bob is joining the IU family and am very confident that he will build on the strong leadership traditions retiring Dean David Gallahue has established within the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation." Read the full story.

Open for scientific inquiry: IU Health Information and Translational Sciences Building dedication March 7 -- Framed by the two-story glass and ash-paneled atrium, the central canal was the backdrop for the dedication March 7 of the Indiana University Health Information and Translational Sciences building, the first of two buildings to be constructed on the periphery of the Admiral Raymond Spruance Memorial Basin on the northwest edge of the Downtown as part of the life sciences corridor. The 166,000-square-foot building houses health science researchers from nine divisions affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Regenstrief Institute, Inc. Although the disciplines of the researchers vary, all are dedicated to improving the health and standard of living of Indiana's adults and children through health services research. Read the full story.

Tom Martz chosen to head IUAA -- Indiana University President Adam W. Herbert today (March 7) announced that he has chosen Tom Martz to become the next president and chief executive officer of the IU Alumni Association. Martz will begin his new duties April 1. Martz, currently vice president for advancement at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, has deep roots in Indiana. He grew up in Bloomington and is a 1971 graduate of IU Bloomington. He served as director of the Indiana University Student Foundation from 1979-83, where one of his principal responsibilities was organizing the Little 500 Bicycle Race. He also worked for the IU Alumni Association in several capacities from 1977-79, and before that was a tennis professional and racquet club manager in Kokomo. "I am delighted that we have attracted Tom Martz back to Indiana," Herbert said. "Tom is an outstanding professional who knows Indiana University well from his days as a student, alumni organizer and director of the IU Student Foundation." Read the complete story.

New family resource Web site for Hoosiers with children birth to age five -- The Early Childhood Meeting Place Web site -- established and hosted by the Early Childhood Center at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington -- has added a new Family Information and Resources section devoted to providing resources for Hoosier parents of young children, birth through age five years. Read the full story.

IU, Purdue researchers collaborate on life sciences, biomedical initiatives -- Ten teams at Purdue University and Indiana University will receive $50,000 each for research ranging from efforts to improve detection of colon cancer to creating precise 3-D models of the molecular structure of viruses. Three projects are part of the second round of the Collaborations in Life Sciences and Informatics Research competition, which is funded by Purdue and IU. Seven other teams were funded through the Collaborations in Biomedical Research program, which supports research between faculty at Purdue and the Indiana University School of Medicine. "These 10 shared awards totaling $500,000 are designed to lead to increased capability for the collaborators to compete successfully for larger federal grants," said Charles O. Rutledge, vice president for research at Purdue. "This program also helps spark quality research between our two universities, and these projects are advancing interdisciplinary opportunities here and at IU." Read the full story.

Hoosiers head to Chicago for Big Ten Tournament -- The Indiana men's basketball team heads to Chicago for the 2007 Big Ten Tournament, where it received a first-round bye and will face the winner of the No. 6 Illinois vs. No. 11 Penn State match-up on Friday, March 9 with a 9:10 p.m. EST tip time at the United Center. IU concluded the 2006-07 regular season 20-9 overall and 10-6 in the league, earning sole possession of third place and the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. The game will be televised on ESPN Plus, with Mike Gleason (play-by-play) and Shon Morris (analyst) on the call. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Wednesday, March 7

Baseball -- Josh Phegley hit three doubles and four Indiana pitchers combined for an eight-hit shutout, as the Hoosiers topped Butler 6-0. Evan Crawford added two hits to extend his hitting streak to eight games as IU improved to 4-4 on the season.

Schedule for Thursday, March 8

Softball -- IU will be in action on March 8-11 at the adidas Invitational in Clearwater, Fla., for the first of three Spring Break tournaments. All of the games can be followed live on Gametracker, which is accessible from IUHOOSIERS.com. Read the full story.

Women's swimming and diving -- Indiana will send a contingent of 13 Hoosiers to the 2007 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis from March 8-10. Last season, Indiana posted a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga., and seven Hoosiers earned All-America distinction. Read championship notes.

Other IU athletic news

Gall earns IU's fourth straight NCAA Postgraduate scholarship -- Two-time All-American Jessica Gall became one of 17 female Division I student-athletes selected by the NCAA to earn the prestigious Postgraduate Scholarship. Gall, who is currently in her final semester of graduate school at Indiana, is the fourth straight Hoosier and seventh overall to receive this honor from the NCAA. Read the full story.

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IU in the News

IU photography professor featured in NYC exhibit
Indiana Daily Student, March 8 -- A member of the IU photo faculty has snapped the perfect picture, taking the flash all the way to New York City. The SEPIA International Gallery is presenting a group exhibition titled "Namesake/Inspiration" based on the new film "The Namesake," from filmmaker Mira Nair and the novel by author Jhumpa Lahiri. The photographs of IU fine-arts professor Osamu James Nakagawa will be featured along with those of many others. The opening reception will be held today in New York City. Read the complete story.

Editorial: parents ultimately responsible for children's fitness
Rochester (Minn.) Post-Bulletin, March 8 -- In recent years, schools have introduced more healthful lunches, reduced the availability of sugary soft drinks and scheduled more physical activity in an effort to help kids stay fit. Now it's time for parents to do at least as much. A new study found that young students gain more weight over summer vacation -- when they should be most active -- than during the school year. The study of more than 5,000 kindergartners and first-graders didn't determine the exact cause for the summertime weight gains. However, the Indiana University and Ohio State University researchers who conducted the study have a good idea. They said children are spending too much of their summer vacation eating snacks, watching TV and playing video games. Read the full story.

Little 500 riders to race on Schwinn again in 2007
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, March 8 -- Schwinn Bicycles will once again act as the exclusive supplier of bikes for the Indiana University Student Foundation's fabled Little 500 race in 2007. Now in its 57th year, the Little 500 will take place on April 20 and 21. Built to the Indiana University Student Foundation's specifications, the Little 500 Schwinn features an aluminum 700c frame that's available to students in two sizes. Read the complete story.

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