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Indiana University Front Page News

June 18, 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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Infants Most at Risk Among Children Injured by Elevator Incidents, IU Study Finds
Bill Lynch to serve as Indiana Head Football Coach during 2007 season
Teachers, administrators and faculty come to IU to learn about educational equity
Residence Halls Groundbreaking Scheduled at IU Southeast
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Infants Most at Risk Among Children Injured by Elevator Incidents, IU Study Finds -- In the first large-scale epidemiological study evaluating elevator-related injuries in children throughout the United States, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and a colleague from Ohio State University report on the large number of these preventable injuries. Their findings have been published in an advance online issue of Clinical Pediatrics. Children up to two years of age had the greatest percentage (28.6%) of elevator-related injuries. "What really surprised us was the number of infants with head injuries in our study. As the elevator doors closed mothers may not realize the vulnerability of babies in strollers or in their arms," said Joseph O'Neil, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and lead author of the study. Read the complete story.

Bill Lynch to serve as Indiana Head Football Coach during 2007 season -- Indiana University Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan has announced that Bill Lynch, who has been the Hoosiers' assistant head coach and offensive coordinator since 2005, will assume the title of head coach for the 2007 season as Terry Hoeppner continues his leave of absence. "Most importantly, I wish Terry well with his ongoing health issues," Greenspan said. "Hep means a great deal to so many of us, and his health is a primary concern. As we rapidly approach the season, we believe this clarity is needed regarding the leadership of our football program. Bill Lynch and our staff have done an admirable job under trying circumstances, and the leadership they have displayed with our student-athletes has been exemplary. I am confident that we will be capably led and thank Bill for his willingness to serve as our head coach for the 2007 season. At the end of the campaign, we will re-evaluate the circumstances and move forward from that point." Read the complete story.

Teachers, administrators and faculty come to IU to learn about educational equity -- A group of 25 school teachers and administrators, plus IU students and faculty spent this week inside the IU Wright Education Building focusing on how to bring educational equity to their schools. The Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration in the Indiana University School of Education and the Hoosier School Reform Faculty hosted the week-long conference called "Leading for Educational Equity: a Journey of Interruption, Transition and Transformation." Read the complete story.

Residence Halls Groundbreaking Scheduled at IU Southeast -- Indiana University Southeast will make history at 2 p.m., June 27, 2007, when it breaks ground on the first phase of student residence halls. The lodge-style residence halls will be the first on-campus housing at IU Southeast. The lodges will feature one, two, and four bedroom units with each bedroom opening to a central living room. Each lodge will have a large, open community space and wireless internet. When the residence halls open, IU Southeast will be the only four-year public institution in the southeastern corner of the state with on-campus housing. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Monday-Tuesday, June 18-19: No varsity teams in action

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IU in the news

Lynch to coach IU football this season; Hoeppner will concentrate on cancer battle
Indianapolis Star, June 16 -- Indiana University football coach Terry Hoeppner has been back in the hospital for reasons related to cancer, athletic director Rick Greenspan said Friday while introducing Bill Lynch as coach for the 2007 season. Greenspan said Hoeppner had been in the hospital for several days and was to be released Friday. "Additional details about the specificity of the diagnosis and prognosis, I'd appreciate it coming from the family," Greenspan said. "For the past several months, Terry has received chemotherapy and radiation treatments," a statement from Hoeppner's wife, Jane, said. "This battle requires us to focus our energy and attention on aiding his recovery in every way we can. The faith we have in God more than sustains us and grows stronger every day. Our family is confident that Bill and the staff will do a great job this season." Read the complete story.

Capturing a legend; New statue debuts, tours state, re-educating Hoosiers about Hoagy Carmichael
Bloomington Herald-Times, June 16 -- He was a Bloomington boy who played in and around Indiana University's campus while growing up; eventually graduated from IU; then pursued a passion to forge a life in art. Hoagy Carmichael fits that description. A statue of Carmichael was unveiled Friday evening during the Indy Jazz Fest at Military Park in Indianapolis. The life-size bronze statue will tour the state, visiting 15 Indiana cities to help reacquaint Hoosiers with one of their state's significant historical figures, before being affixed to a permanent Bloomington location this fall. Read the complete story.

Jacobs School presents annual Summer Music Festival: Chamber Music Series
Indiana Daily Student, June 18 -- On Sunday in Auer Hall, the IU Jacobs School of Music kicked off its annual Summer Music festival. The festival began with the Chamber Music Series, which will run through July 15. That portion of the Summer Music Festival includes performances by world-renowned musicians and IU faculty members. All Chamber Music Series performances will be held in Auer Hall. Sunday's performance included the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. Two members of the trio, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson, are IU faculty members. Read the complete story.

Retiring informatics dean Mike Dunn 'took a rough outline . . . and gave it life'
Bloomington Herald-Times, June 17 -- Mike Dunn was well along in an academic career as a professor of philosophy when he got an opportunity to lead the first new school established at Indiana University in a generation. Now he is stepping down, having established the School of Informatics as a national leader in the study of applied uses for computing and information technology. Dunn, 65, will retire July 1. He will be succeeded by Bobby Schnabel, chief information officer and founder of a multidisciplinary IT program at the University of Colorado. Read the complete story.

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