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Indiana University Front Page News

July 27, 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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A sweet partnership: $750,000 gift from Nestle gives Kelley students recipe for marketing success
National EPA lake survey draws on SPEA for Indiana water research
2007 Wells Scholars announced at Indiana University
Advanced Therapy Offers Cure For Relapsed Cancer Patients
The perfect graduate school
Top Hollywood animator to keynote VisionFest 2007
IU education student has top idea for college access
Pescovitz to be interim vice president for research administration
IU, Purdue, Air Force Academy
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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A sweet partnership: $750,000 gift from Nestlé gives Kelley students recipe for marketing success; Gift to endow faculty chair, fellowship and support school's Center for Brand Leadership -- Brad Alford, a 1980 alumnus of the IU Kelley School of Business Master of Business Administration program, and chairman and chief executive officer of Nestlé Brands USA, is responsible for a $750,000 gift that will establish the Nestlé Professorship and Fellowship in Marketing. Read the complete story.

National EPA lake survey draws on SPEA for Indiana water research -- As part of a survey of lake conditions nationwide, professor Bill Jones of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs is leading a team of researchers studying 50 lakes in Indiana. The research is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and will be used to assess the health of lake waters, evaluate the effectiveness of protection and restoration efforts, and suggest future actions to prevent pollution. Read the complete story.

2007 Wells Scholars announced at Indiana University; 25 top students to receive Wells Scholarships -- Indiana University announced July 26 that 24 entering freshmen and one current IU student will join more than 370 others who have been named Wells Scholars since the first class enrolled in 1990. The scholarship, created in honor of the late IU Chancellor Herman B Wells, ranks among the most competitive and prestigious awards offered by any American university. Read the complete story.

Advanced Therapy Offers Cure For Relapsed Cancer Patients -- Testicular cancer patients who do not respond to traditional therapy can be cured with high-dose chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, according to an Indiana University School of Medicine report in the July 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. About 90 percent of testicular cancer patients respond to traditional therapy, which involves multiple courses of cisplatin, first used successfully in the treatment of this disease by Lawrence Einhorn, M.D., at Indiana University Cancer Center in the early 1980s. Read the complete story.

The perfect graduate school -- There's more to graduate school than coursework and research, it turns out. While scholarship is the core of any graduate program, says newly appointed University Graduate School associate dean Maxine Watson, it is important students also receive opportunities to grow through and beyond the scope of their studies. "In my own education at Yale, my interaction with other students made a huge difference to my education," Watson recalls. "You can't underestimate the value of the things that happen outside classrooms and laboratories." Read the complete story.

Top Hollywood animator to keynote VisionFest 2007 -- The IU School of Informatics has announced that one of Hollywood's most accomplished animators will deliver the keynote address at VisionFest 2007. Rick O'Connor, a lead animation specialist who has worked on films such as Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, will discuss what it takes to be a success in the film industry. VisionFest is a juried contest for high school and college computer animation artists. Read the complete story.

IU education student has top idea for college access; Doctoral candidate honored by think tank's "25 Ideas" series -- The Roosevelt Institution in Washington, D.C., is publishing an Indiana University School of Education graduate student's policy proposal aimed at targeting low-income families to create a "college-going culture" that would save the federal government billions of dollars. Higher education policy studies doctoral student Nick Hillman's proposal is part of "The 25 Ideas for Improving Socioeconomic Diversity of Higher Education." Read the complete story.

Pescovitz to be interim vice president for research administration -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie today announced the appointment of Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., as interim vice president for research administration subject to the approval of the Indiana University Board of Trustees. Pescovitz currently serves in a dual role as president and chief executive officer of Riley Hospital for Children and executive associate dean for research affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Read the complete story.

IU, Purdue, Air Force Academy -- Three plus three still equals six, but in today's world, simple algebra and calculus isn't enough to make sense of an ever-expanding number of complex systems. That's why more than 150 scholars from around 20 countries are on the Indiana University campus this week for the International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modeling and Applications (ICTMA) biannual conference. IU is co-hosting the conference along with the Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning (INSPIRE) at Purdue University and the United States Air Force Academy through July 26 at the Indiana Memorial Union. 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

Study: IU researchers may have found cure for testicular cancer
Indiana Daily Student, July 26 -- Researchers at IU's School of Medicine may have discovered a way to cure testicular cancer in patients who do not respond to initial chemotherapy, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The treatment calls for high doses of chemotherapy followed by infusions of the patients' own peripheral-blood stem cells. Read the complete story.

IPFW gets approval for two new master's degrees
Fort Wayne Daily News, July 26 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has received approval from the Indiana Commission of Higher Education to offer to new graduate degrees: a Master of Science in engineering and a Master of Science in education with a major in special education. Read the complete story.

Med-school students mark life-sciences milestone
Indianapolis Star, July 24 --Medical and nursing students, staff and faculty from the IU schools of medicine and nursing, and Clarian Health employees gathered today to sign the top beam of the newest life sciences building in Indianapolis. Ground was broken for the $44 million construction project on July 14, 2006. The building is expected to open next summer. Read the complete story.

Nestlé Executive Donates to IU Kelley School of Business
Inside Indiana Business, July 26 -- Nestlé Brands USA Chief Executive Officer Brad Alford, a 1980 graduate of Indiana University, is donating $750,000 to the school to establish the Nestlé Professorship and Fellowship in Marketing. The gift will endow a faculty chair and will provide funding for the Kelley School's Center for Brand Leadership and the Consumer Marketing Academy. Read the complete story.

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