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Indiana University Front Page News

July 6, 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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Kelley School professor appointed chief economist at Federal Trade Commission
Karen Hanson named provost, executive vice president for IU Bloomington campus
Adam Herbert scholar-athletes established
Issues in Immigration: Perspectives from historians at IU
IU School of Medicine team performs successful kidney transplants in Kenya
IU professors in Macedonia to help shape math and science education
IU President McRobbie names two members to cabinet
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Kelley School professor appointed chief economist at Federal Trade Commission; Michael Baye to lead FTC Bureau of Economics -- Michael R. Baye, the Bert Elwert professor of business economics in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, has been named director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics. The director supervises economic analysis at the FTC and advises on economic policy matters. In his new responsibilities, Baye follows a tradition of other Kelley School and IU faculty who have served in positions such as the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He is expected to return to IU at the conclusion of his appointment. Read the complete story.

Karen Hanson named provost, executive vice president for IU Bloomington campus -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie today (July 5) announced that, subject to the approval of the IU Board of Trustees, Karen Hanson, dean of the Hutton Honors College and Rudy Professor of Philosophy, has been named provost and executive vice president. Read the complete story.

Adam Herbert scholar-athletes established -- For the second time since June of 2005, Larry Glaubinger has committed $10 million to the IU Glaubinger Athletic Endowment fund to establish the Adam Herbert Scholar-Athletes. Each year, beginning with the 2007-08 academic year, a select group of student-athletes will be recognized with this distinction. Read the complete story.

Issues in Immigration: Perspectives from historians at IU -- Immigration's coming storm: Crises intensify in education, healthcare, housing, poverty and disenfranchisement. Even after failing to advance in the U.S. Senate last week, immigration reform remains a top issue in the U.S., especially at the local level, said John Nieto-Phillips, a professor of history at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

IU School of Medicine team performs successful kidney transplants in Kenya -- For the second year, a surgical team from the Indiana University School of Medicine has successfully performed two kidney transplants at Moi University Hospital in Kenya. "Both of the new patients, as well as the two patients who received transplants last year, are doing fine," said Mark Pescovitz, M.D., professor of surgery and of microbiology and immunology. Read the complete story.

IU professors in Macedonia to help shape math and science education -- Seven Indiana University School of Education professors are in Macedonia this week to help promote modern teaching methods in math and science. The professors are taking part in a five-day workshop with government officials, teachers and other educational leaders in the country to train instructors to conduct workshops with Macedonian science and math teachers. Read the complete story.

IU President McRobbie names two members to cabinet -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie announced two members of his presidential cabinet July 2, one day after officially assuming office. IU Vice President for University Relations Mike Sample will become vice president for public affairs and government relations, and Karen Adams has been appointed chief of staff. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

The Hoosiers will resume action in August. Keep track of upcoming games at the Indiana University Athletics Web site: http://iuhoosiers.cstv.com/

Action begins:

Women's Soccer: Aug. 21, Missouri, 7 p.m., Columbia, Mo.

Women's Volleyball: Aug. 24,Western Kentucky, 5 p.m., DeKalb, Ill.

Men's Soccer: Aug. 25, New Mexico, TBA, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Football: Sept. 1, Indiana State, 8 p.m., Bloomington

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IU in the news

Dean of the Honors College to become next IU provost; Karen Hanson will make transition subject to approval by board of trustees
Indiana Daily Student, July 5 -- Karen Hanson, dean of the Hutton Honors College, will be IU's first permanent provost once she is approved by the IU board of trustees. Hanson's appointment ends a summer-long search for the first permanent provost, and Bloomington's first such leader since Sharon Brehm stepped down from her chancellery in 2003. Read the complete story.

Presidential debate team to check Indiana sites
Indianapolis Star, July 6 -- Richmond will get its chance to shine July 18 when the Commission for the Presidential Debates arrives for its site visit. In March, Richmond-Wayne County submitted a bid to be one of four locations attempting to host one of the presidential or vice-presidential debates in 2008. Before coming to Richmond, the commission will stop at Indiana University in Bloomington on July 17. Read the complete story.

McRobbie lunches with new students; IU president promises more visibility on campus; discusses University diversity
Indiana Daily Student, July 5 -- Most students go four years without ever meeting the University president.
But Michael Coleman got to sit at a small table and eat lunch with him. And Coleman hasn't even started classes at IU.
The incoming freshman from Indianapolis was among 10 students from the Groups Student Support Services Program who had lunch with new IU President Michael McRobbie on Monday in the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story.

IU Supercomputer Ranked Among World's Fastest
Inside Indiana Business, July 5 -- Indiana University's "Big Red" supercomputer ranked 30th on the June 2007 list of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers unveiled at the International Supercomputer Conference. IU's supercomputer was 31st in the fall 2006 rankings. Read the complete story.

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