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Front Page News at Indiana University

April 26, 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.


IU School of Medicine's Kenya partnership nominated for Nobel Prize
The 2007 IU Summer Music Festival -- an international feast of plenty
CDC honors school health leaders with award named for IU public health expert
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU School of Medicine's Kenya partnership nominated for Nobel Prize -- A humanitarian response to the African HIV/AIDS pandemic by Indiana University School of Medicine and its education partner in Kenya, Moi University School of Medicine, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The program, AMPATH (Academic Model for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS) was only a concept seven years ago. Through the efforts of its field director, Joseph Mamlin, M.D., and faculty involved in the IU-Kenya Partnership, AMPATH now treats 42,000 HIV-positive Kenyan patients at 19 clinical sites throughout western Kenya. It also provides food assistance to 20,000 people, and job and agricultural training to thousands more.More than 1.3 million Kenyan men, women and children are living with HIV/AIDS. AMPATH addresses the social stigma of the disease while providing medication and helping people become self-sufficient by providing food, jobs and agricultural assistance. Read the full story.

The 2007 IU Summer Music Festival -- an international feast of plenty -- Attracting an impressive array of internationally renowned musicians and showcasing some of the extraordinary faculty and student talent at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, the upcoming IU Summer Music Festival (June 17-Aug. 4) promises sonorous and visual splendor. The festival features more than 30 events in Bloomington, including an opera theater production, orchestral concerts directed by famed guest conductors, an expanded chamber music series, the return of last summer's Festival Jazz Orchestra, outdoor band concerts, an acclaimed vocal ensemble and numerous solo performances. The final concert of the 7th USA International Harp Competition with the Festival Orchestra adds a special touch to the already extraordinary line-up. The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer is one of the surprise additions for this year. Acclaimed by the New Yorker magazine as "America's favorite choral ensemble" and lauded by the Los Angeles Times for its "luxurious perfection," the seamless blend of 12 male voices--including a Jacobs School alumnus--will perform a single concert in Auer Hall on July 6. Read the complete story.

CDC honors school health leaders with award named for IU public health expert -- The national Centers for Disease Contol and Prevention (CDC) awarded the first Lloyd J. Kolbe Award for Leadership in Coordinated School Health to one of its partner organizations, the U.S. State Directors of Health Promotion and Education. The award honors Kolbe, now a professor at Indiana University, where he chairs the Department of Applied Health Science's School and Community Health Promotion Program. The CDC award, to be given annually, was inauguated today to honor Kolbe as the founding director of the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), which he led for 18 years before coming to IU Bloomington. The timing also commemorates the 20th anniversary of the publication of a landmark article by Kolbe and public health expert Diane Allensworth. The article described a framework that since has been adopted globally to help schools implement effective means to improve the lives of school students and employees. Read the entire story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Thursday, April 26 --

Tennis (men's) -- Indiana opens the Big Ten Men's Tennis Championship against Iowa on Thursday, April 26, at 3 p.m. EST, at host Purdue. Read championship notes.

Track and field (men's and women's) -- The Indiana men's and women's track and field teams will travel to Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, for the 98th running of the Drake Relays on Wednesday, April 25-Saturday, April 28. Read the men's story. Ready the women's story.

Results from April 25 --

Baseball -- Miami spoiled head coach Tracy Smith's first return to Oxford with a 10-1 victory over the Indiana baseball team on Wednesday. The RedHawks limited the Hoosiers to just four hits in the contest to improve to 20-16 on the year. Read the game story.

Softball -- Indiana junior Tory Yamaguchi stroked a two-run single with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, and the Hoosiers held on in the bottom half, topping Kentucky in game one of a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday, April 25, 5-4. Read the game story.

Other athletics news --

This week in Hoosier History -- As part of an ongoing series, will take a look back at each week in Indiana athletics history. This week spotlights April 23-29. Read the full story.


IU in the News

More phish out there than we thought; Barnum spins in grave as 14 percent of those targeted take the bait
ComputerWorld, April 25 -- Phishers might be getting takers on as much as 14 percent of their trick messages -- a much higher percentage than previous estimates by network security watchers, according to a University of Indiana study. The university's School of Informatics simulated phishing attacks on eBay customers because they are such a popular target of online scams. The simulated attacks were conducted as part of research summarized in "Designing Ethical Phishing Experiments: A study of (ROT13) rOnl query features." The researchers contextualized its findings about a surprisingly high number of phishing victims by noting that other research, such as a Gartner report that says about 3 percent of American adults are successfully targeted, might not take into sufficient account the number of people who won't admit to being duped. Read the complete story.

Study: biracial parents spend more money on kids
China View, April 25 -- New research reveals parents of different races -- aware of the challenges their children will face -- spend more time and money on their kids than parents who are both of the same race. So-called biracial (aka interracial or multiracial) parents are more likely than their "monoracial" counterparts to provide their children with private schooling, a home computer, educational books and CDs. Their children are also more likely to participate in music, dance or art lessons outside of school. "They face challenges in being a couple," said study author Brian Powell at Indiana University Bloomington. "They're aware of the challenges their children will be facing. In turn, they try to compensate for this." Read the complete story.

Mormons: We're misunderstood
Livingston Press & Argus (Michigan), April 26 -- Ask Mark Briscoe, leader of the Howell ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the greatest misconception about the church, and he doesn't have to think very long or hard."Sometimes people would say that we're not Christians," he said. "We definitely are. We believe in Jesus Christ." An Idaho native, Briscoe has been a Mormon his whole life, and said it is painful to have others think that his church is somehow outside the boundaries of Christianity. He said he was a high school student when he first heard the accusation. Jan Shipps, an expert in the LDS church, a professor emeritus of history and religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and a Methodist, said that concern is overhyped. Read the full article.

Students find solace in Christian groups; Popularity of campus ministries rises nationwide
Indiana Daily Student, April 26 -- Every week, hundreds of students gather together in a large lecture hall for group worship with Campus Crusade for Christ, or "Cru," as it's affectionately known by members. The group, among others, has grown immensely in size and popularity over the last few years. The popularity of such organizations follows the surge of evangelicalism, or the belief that faith should permeate every part of life, said Kathryn Lofton, an IU religious studies professor who researches religion and popular culture. She said groups such as Cru, which was established in 1951, and Christian Student Fellowship offer moral constancy during the time when most college students are undergoing great personal change. Read the complete story.


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