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Front Page News at Indiana University

May 3, 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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Indiana University takes life sciences expertise to Boston for BIO 2007
Search for new IU provost begins
WFIU to feature national programs spotlighting IU Jacobs School of Music alumni
IU and city to test emergency warning system
Analysis of O'Reilly's rhetoric finds spin to be factor
IU honors five seniors with Stahr Awards
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Indiana University takes life sciences expertise to Boston for BIO 2007 -- Indiana University's commitment to life sciences will be on display Sunday through Wednesday (May 6-9) in Boston, Mass., when IU participates in BIO 2007, the leading international conference for the biotechnology industry in the United States. Read the full story.

Search for new IU provost begins -- Indiana University School of Law Professor Fred H. Cate will chair a search and screen committee to review candidates for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Bloomington campus. The committee was appointed by Michael A. McRobbie, who will leave the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to become 18th President of Indiana University on July 1. Read the full story.

WFIU to feature national programs spotlighting IU Jacobs School of Music alumni -- During the month of May, WFIU will air a number of nationally produced programs featuring alumni from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Read the full story.

IU and city to test emergency warning system -- This month's test of outdoor emergency warning sirens at noon Friday will include an entirely new sound -- the human voice. Read the full story.

Analysis of O'Reilly's rhetoric finds spin to be factor -- Bill O'Reilly may proclaim at the beginning of his program that viewers are entering the "No Spin Zone," but a new study by Indiana University media researchers found that the Fox News personality consistently paints certain people and groups as villains and others as victims, calling a person or a group a derogatory name once every 6.8 seconds, on average. Read the full story.

IU honors five seniors with Stahr Awards -- Five Indiana University students have been honored with the Elvis J. Stahr Distinguished Senior Award. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Thursday, May 3 -- No varsity teams in action.

Results from Wednesday, May 2 -- No varsity teams in action.

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IU in the News

Herbert praised as 'warm and humane': Outgoing IU president honored with medal at reception
Bloomington Herald-Times, May 3 -- Indiana University celebrated Adam Herbert's tenure as president Wednesday with trustees and administrators praising him as a leader of warmth and graciousness who made important changes at IU. Herbert will step down July 1 after three years and 11 months on the job. Michael McRobbie, now the IU Bloomington provost and vice president for academic affairs, will take over as president. Wednesday, university officials announced that the Hoosier Presidential Scholars program would be named for Herbert. Trustees awarded him the University Medal, IU's highest non-academic award. Read the complete story.

Another coup for IU; School of Music continues its string of successes by snagging alum Joshua Bell as faculty member
Indianapolis Star, May 3 -- Concert violinist Joshua Bell will add teaching to his already-reputable resume as he becomes the latest high-profile performer to join the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty. The 39-year-old Bloomington native's multifaceted career has ranged from playing on film soundtracks to leading chamber orchestras -- not to mention a stint as a street musician in Washington, D.C. Bell, who received an Artist Diploma from IU in 1989, will begin teaching at his alma mater in the fall of 2008, said Gwyn Richards, dean of the School of Music. Read the complete story.

STUDY: Bill O'Reilly Uses Derogatory Names 'More Than Once Every Seven Seconds'
Think Progressive, May 3 -- A new study by Indiana University media researchers finds that Fox News host Bill O'Reilly calls "a person or a group a derogatory name once every 6.8 seconds, on average, or nearly nine times every minute during the editorials that open his program each night." Read the complete story.

Doctors Study Yearly Osteoporosis Treatment
WTHR 13, May 2 -- A study shows that taking a drug intravenously once a year to treat osteoporosis could be a viable alternative to consuming pills daily, researchers said. The study, in which Indiana University School of Medicine physicians participated, showed that taking Zometa intravenously for 15 minutes once a year could be effective in treating osteoporosis, researchers said. Currently, many osteoporosis patients take daily pills such as Fasomax and Actonel. Read the complete story.

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