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Indiana University Front Page News

Aug. 20, 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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Search committee for SPEA dean announced
IU research labs receive $1.9 million for Polar Grid research
Nicotine Triggers, Twinkies and Ticks Round Out This Week's Sound Medicine
Interim director of IU student media announced
Trustees re-elect Ferguson and Shoulders
U.S. News recognizes IU's Kelley School of Business
New Faces, New Roles
Adverse Housing Conditions Contribute To Diabetes Risk
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Search committee for SPEA dean announced -- IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz has announced a national search for the dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The search committee, chaired by Lauren Robel, dean of the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, will convene the committee this fall with the intention of hiring a dean by the summer of 2008. Read the complete story.

IU research labs receive $1.9 million for Polar Grid research -- Despite the August heat, researchers from Indiana University are about to get a whole lot cooler. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an IU-led team $1.96 million to create a cyberinfrastructure that will help scientists better understand the current and future state of polar ice sheets. Read the complete story.

Nicotine Triggers, Twinkies and Ticks Round Out This Week's Sound Medicine -- This week on Sound Medicine, Michelle Bloch, medical officer for the National Cancer Institute's Tobacco Control Research Branch, will discuss what anti-smoking advocates say is the marketing plan behind Camel cigarette's new Camel No. 9, a product aimed at women smokers. Read the complete story.

Interim director of IU student media announced -- The Indiana Daily Student at Indiana University Aug. 20 announced the appointment of Nancy Comiskey as interim director of IU student media. Comiskey succeeds David Adams, who died earlier this summer after serving as director since 1989. Read the complete story.

Trustees re-elect Ferguson and Shoulders -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees Aug. 17 re-elected Stephen Ferguson of Bloomington as president and Patrick Shoulders of Evansville as vice president. The nine-member board also returned Robin Roy Gress as secretary and Mary Frances McCourt as treasurer. Gress and McCourt are not members of the board but serve the board in those capacities. Terms of office are two years. Read the complete story.

U.S. News recognizes IU's Kelley School of Business -- The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University continues to be one of the few to offer nationally respected undergraduate and graduate programs, as again reported by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Also, for the sixth consecutive year, the news magazine cited two IU campuses for offering "academic programs that are commonly linked to student success." Read the complete story.

New Faces, New Roles -- As the IUPUI campus prepares to begin another academic year, IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz notes changes that have occurred on campus during the summer months. Read the complete story.

Adverse Housing Conditions Contribute To Diabetes Risk -- Fair or poor housing conditions are associated with the risk of developing diabetes in urban, middle-aged African-Americans according to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology by a team of investigators from Indiana University School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute, Washington University in St. Louis and other institutions. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

The Hoosiers will resume action at the end of the month. 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

McRobbie plans 'vigorous action' for IU
Associated Press, Aug. 20 -- Michael McRobbie outlined big plans to help Indiana University improve in his first report to the board of trustees as university president. The board selected McRobbie in March to succeed Adam Herbert, and he took over on July 1. McRobbie introduced his leadership team Friday in Indianapolis and vowed to push the school to provide the best possible education for students and pursue world-class research. Read the complete story.

When Shyness Turns Deadly
TIME Magazine, Aug. 17 -- As a personality trait, shyness probably ranks as one of the more benign characteristics that someone can possess, but new research suggests that at least some forms of shyness may have violent, and often deadly, consequences. Analyzing eight school shootings over the past decade, psychologist Bernardo Carducci and his team at Indiana University found that the young shooters in these incidents shared nearly all of 29 personality and behavior characteristics that Carducci categorizes as cynical shyness. Read the complete story.

IU coach nets cash for kids
Richmond Palladium-Item, Aug. 20 -- Kelvin Sampson served as both the host, and, to the surprise of the more than 200 people who attended, part-time auctioneer Sunday night at the sixth annual Coaches For Kids kick-off event. The Indiana University men's basketball coach brought along team captains D.J. White and Lance Stemler, and director of men's basketball operations Dan Dakich to the dinner and auction at Forest Hills Country Club benefiting Wernle Children's Home. Read the complete story.

IU Incubator Graduates Another Company
Inside Indiana Business, Aug. 20 -- An Indianapolis-based life sciences firm has become the seventh graduate of Indiana University's Emerging Technologies Center. Aledo Consulting, a firm that specializes in reimbursement and strategic needs of life sciences companies, says growth has prompted a move into a new facility on the Indianapolis northside. Aledo says it has grown from a one-person, two-client company into an organization with ten employees and more than fifty clients. Read the complete story.

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