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Indiana University Front Page News

July 11, 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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Divorce begets divorce -- but not genetically
Technique predicts hep C treatment success
IU Summer Festival Jazz 'Dream Team' continues winning streak
New leadership begins at IU School of Informatics
Report: Nonprofits are major force in Muncie area economy
Third class of IU presidential scholars named
Genomics research in Bloomington to grow with acquisition of new sequencer
Might stalked bacteria become bioremediation's workhorses? IU, Joint Genome Institute investigate
Federal grant to focus on "highly qualified" special education teachers
IU names Neil Theobald vice president, chief financial officer
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Divorce begets divorce -- but not genetically -- The first study to examine genetics as a culprit in the higher-than-usual divorce rate among children of divorced parents found that the parents' divorce itself, not genes or even problems such as parental substance abuse or delinquency, played a key role in the failed unions. Read the complete story.

Technique predicts hep C treatment success -- By identifying genes that respond to interferon -- a drug commonly used to treat hepatitis C viral infections and certain types of cancers -- researchers have devised a novel way of predicting patient response to treatment. Read the complete story.

IU Summer Festival Jazz 'Dream Team' continues winning streak -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's "Dream Team" will bring its talent to the stage with a performance on Monday (July 16) during the IU Summer Music Festival. Read the complete story.

New leadership begins at IU School of Informatics -- Robert B. Schnabel, an acclaimed computer scientist and researcher, assumed leadership of the Indiana University School of Informatics on July 1. Schnabel succeeds J. Michael Dunn, who retired June 30, but remains with the school as dean emeritus. Read the complete story.

Report: Nonprofits are major force in Muncie area economy -- More people work in the Muncie area nonprofit sector than in the region's finance, insurance, real estate and construction industries combined, according to research led by Kirsten Grønbjerg, Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and professor in IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Read the complete story.

Third class of IU presidential scholars named; Scholarship program renamed for Adam W. Herbert -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has announced that 67 high school students from Indiana have accepted offers to attend IU as Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars. Now in its third year, this scholarship, which was previously known as the Hoosier Presidential Scholarship, was renamed by the IU Board of Trustees at its May meeting to honor IU President Emeritus Adam W. Herbert, who initiated the program. Read the complete story.

Genomics research in Bloomington to grow with acquisition of new sequencer -- The Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics at Indiana University Bloomington is acquiring a new genetic sequencing machine in mid-July that CGB staff hope will attract new sequencing projects to Bloomington. The GS-FLX genome sequencer, made by Roche, will be only one of 80 such devices in the world. It is blazingly fast, capable of sequencing an entire bacterial genome's As, Ts, Cs and Gs in four to five days. This is the sort of thing that boggles the minds of older molecular biologists, who once were accustomed to such projects taking years to complete. Read the complete story.

Might stalked bacteria become bioremediation's workhorses? IU, Joint Genome Institute investigate -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has accepted a proposal by an Indiana University Bloomington biologist to sequence the genomes of six bacteria known to suck up nutrients from their environments using long, rigid stalks. Read the complete story.

Federal grant to focus on "highly qualified" special education teachers -- A federal grant to the Indiana University School of Education will fund research into improving special education instruction, particularly addressing personnel preparation to help special educators meet the requirements of the "No Child Left Behind" law. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the school a Special Education Pre-service Training Improvement Grant for $500,000 over five years. The school will receive $100,000 per year starting August 1. The amount is the maximum award given by the U.S. Department of Education for this grant program. Read the complete story.

IU names Neil Theobald vice president, chief financial officer -- Neil Theobald, senior vice provost and special assistant to the president at Indiana University and a professor of educational finance in the School of Education, has been named vice president and chief financial officer, subject to approval of the IU Board of Trustees, IU President Michael McRobbie announced July 9. 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

Hamilton: What politics should be about
Daily News Tribune (Waltham, Mass.), July 9 -- IU Center on Congress Director Lee Hamilton discusses what it means to be a politician today, writing, "What's disheartening is that politicians themselves have contributed to this abandonment of sincerity. Often they -- and especially their consultants -- talk about politics as a highly technical and fascinating game whose largest purpose is to experience the thrill of victory... " Read the complete story.

Indiana U To Back Up State Government Data Center
Campus Technology, July 10 -- Indiana University has signed an agreement to provide its home state government with back-up data center services. Representatives from the Indiana Office of Technology and IU said the deal will give the state a hot site that will enable IOT to continue operations for critical IT services should its primary center in Indianapolis become unavailable. Read the complete story.

How to talk to your children about violence
WAVE 2-TV (Louisville), July 10 -- Beyond the family, Cezar Ivan Aguilar Cano's senseless murder may hit the smallest the hardest. For children violence can lead to increased anxiety and sense of insecurity, but parents can help. WAVE 3 contacted Judy Myers, R.N., Ph.D. She's an expert on healthy communication at Indiana University Southeast. Read the complete story.

New technology boosts office efficiency: System allows workers to use cell phones to submit forms on the go
eSchool News, July 11 -- A Florida startup called JumpStart Wireless has developed a system that allows for the paperless exchange of business forms and data between offices and workers in the field, using any standard cell phone. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis estimates the system is saving the school about $300 per month in reduced paperwork, data entry, and labor costs for its 95 maintenance workers. Read the complete story.

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