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Indiana University Front Page News

April 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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Gene induces eyes in odd spots
IU Informatics Summer Camp offers IT training, trends to students
Joan Wood lecturer to discuss early evolution, balancing career and motherhood

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Gene induces eyes in odd spots -- A gene thought to play a relatively minor role in eye development is powerful enough on its own to initiate the formation of eyes in strange spots on a fruit fly's body, Indiana University Bloomington scientists have learned. Biologist Justin Kumar and colleagues report in the March 15 issue of Developmental Biology that the gene sine oculis is capable of turning on the formation of retinas on traditionally non-retinal tissues including the antennae, legs, wings and even genitals. Read the complete story.

IU Informatics Summer Camp offers IT training, trends to students -- A select group of high school students will be given a hands-on opportunity to explore the ever-evolving world of information technology at the Indiana University School of Informatics Summer Camp 2007. The school is accepting applications for this year's camp, June 10-15, to be held on the IU Bloomington campus. The program is designed to give Indiana high school students the chance to interact with School of Informatics faculty and staff and learn about the latest trends in IT. Read the complete story.

Joan Wood lecturer to discuss early evolution, balancing career and motherhood -- University of California at Berkeley evolutionary biologist Nicole King will discuss her work and its balancing with extracurricular life as the 2007 Joan Wood Lecture Series honoree. King's talk, "Finding my way: fossils, choanoflagellates, and motherhood," will take place on Wednesday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Myers Hall 130 on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. A reception with refreshments will follow King's presentation. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Monday, April 2:

No varsity action

Results for Sunday, April 1:

Women's tennis: The Indiana women's tennis team remained undefeated in Big Ten play with a 5-2 victory over Michigan State on Sunday, April 1.

Softball: Senior Rachel Terry hit a pair of home runs, including a go-ahead, two-run shot in the top of the seventh inning, to lead Indiana to a 6-5 win and a doubleheader split with Illinois on Sunday, April 1.

Baseball: The Indiana baseball team was topped in its series final against Michigan State, 6-1, on Sunday.

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IU in the news

IU seeks 08 U.S. presidential debate; IUSA, McRobbie hope to play part in bringing debate to IU
Indiana Daily Student, April 2 -- The IU Student Association and the city of Bloomington submitted a proposal to the national Commission on Presidential Debates on Saturday in an ambitious attempt to land one of 2008 U.S. presidential debates at IU sometime before the November 2008 election. Although IUSA Vice President Andrew Lauck, one of the plans key players, called the proposal not typical, due to the citys size, he said Bloomington was in a competitive position to land the bid. Read the complete story.

Jim Cramers "Mad Money" filming Wednesday at IU; Investing show will be taped at Assembly Hall
Indiana Daily Student, April 2 -- Assembly Hall will be enlivened Wednesday, when Jim Cramer and special guest Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBAs Dallas Mavericks and an IU alumnus, will tape the financial investing show Mad Money in front of hundreds of IU students as a part of his college tour. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Joins 9 Black Colleges For Science Initiative
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, April 1 -- Indiana University is joining with nine historically black colleges and universities to boost the number of minorities seeking careers in science, starting with a summer program for promising students who will work at IU research labs. IU President Adam Herbert announced the initiative Thursday at IUPUI. He said a $2 million endowment to fund a graduate student fellowship program is already in place to help get the effort off the ground. Read the complete story.

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