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Indiana University Front Page News

Sept. 4, 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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IU's Hanson appoints interim deans for Hutton Honors College and Women's Affairs
IU to present China business expert in Indianapolis and Bloomington this Friday
Kelley School's life science workshop series begins Sept. 21; focuses on the role of informatics
Food Ph.D. is the first of its kind
On Sound Medicine, guests explore various topics related to healthy eating
Choosing a mate: What we really want
$11M Grant Will Enhance Cardiac Care in Children
Sexual Trauma Common as Women Grow Up, Military Women Twice as Likely to Have Been Rape Victims
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU's Hanson appoints interim deans for Hutton Honors College and Women's Affairs -- Karen Hanson, Indiana University Bloomington provost and executive vice president, has named Jean C. Robinson, professor of political science and current director of graduate studies for that department, as interim dean of the IU Hutton Honors College. She also has named Catherine Pilachowski, the Daniel Kirkwood Chaired Professor of Astronomy and current chair of the Department of Astronomy, as interim dean of the Office of Women's Affairs. Read the complete story.

IU to present China business expert in Indianapolis and Bloomington this Friday -- Business professionals, economic leaders, scholars and students in Indianapolis and Bloomington will have an opportunity on Sept. 7 to hear from one of the nation's leading experts on China at events in both cities. Read the complete story.

Kelley School's life science workshop series begins Sept. 21; focuses on the role of informatics -- The impact that informatics is having on Indiana's life science industries will be the focus of the first program in the 2007-08 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series/ The workshop series, which was established last year, is designed by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business to assist Indiana's healthcare and life science companies. Read the complete story.

Food Ph.D. is the first of its kind -- The Indiana University Bloomington Anthropology Department now offers a Ph.D. in the anthropology of food. "Food studies of all kinds are increasing in popularity," said Anthropology Department Chair Eduardo Brondizio. "IU offers the first program in the world leading to a Ph.D. in the social science of food." Read the complete story.

On Sound Medicine, guests explore various topics related to healthy eating -- This week on Sound Medicine, healthy eating topics are in the headlines. The benefits of flaxseed as a preventative for prostate cancer and the truth behind the premise that low-calorie versions of favorite foods help with weight loss will be discussed. The Food and Drug Administration has taken a huge step in easing a health risk for the increasing number of Americans with food allergies: mandatory warning labels. Read the complete story.

Choosing a mate: What we really want -- While humans may pride themselves on being highly evolved, most still behave like the stereotypical Neanderthals when it comes to choosing a mate, according to research by Indiana University cognitive scientist Peter Todd. In a new study, Todd and colleagues found that although individuals may claim otherwise, beauty is the key ingredient for men while women, the much choosier of the sexes, leverage their looks for security and commitment. Read the complete story.

$11M Grant Will Enhance Cardiac Care in Children -- The National Institutes of Health has provided $11.5 million in support to the Indiana University School of Medicine for the only institutional grant looking at the cause and treatment of heart failure in children. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in children and many of those structural abnormalities can lead to heart failure. This pediatric cardiology research grant is part of a strategy to encourage new collaborations among basic scientists, clinical cardiologists and heart surgeons. Read the complete story.

Sexual Trauma Common as Women Grow Up, Military Women Twice as Likely to Have Been Rape Victims -- Sexual trauma, such as rape or attempted sexual assault, is a common experience for women as they grow up, according to a study co-authored by an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) researcher and an Air Force officer. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Saturady, Sept. 1 - Sunday, Sept. 2:

Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team fell to 4-2 on the year after dropping a 3-0 (20-30, 22-30, 26-30) match to the University of Tennessee Lady Vols. The Hoosiers won two out of three matches over the weekend to finish in second place (out of five teams) in the 2007 UT Comcast Classic. Junior Erica Short and Freshman Ashley Benson were named to the all-tournament team for their outstanding efforts the past two days. Read the complete story.

Football: The Indiana football team began its 2007 season with a 55-7 victory over Indiana State on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Read the complete story.

Women's Soccer: The Indiana women's soccer team earned its first win of the 2007 season with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Jacksonville in the second overtime period. Read the complete story.

Women's Field Hockey: Two days after suffering its first loss of the season, the Indiana field hockey team rebounded in a big way, scoring eight goals against St. Louis to improve to 3-1 on the season. Read the complete story.

Men's Soccer: The No. 8 Hoosiers defeated No. 1 UCLA 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the adidas/IU Credit Union Hoosier Classic. Read the complete story.

Schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Thursday, Sept. 6: No varsity teams in action.

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IU in the news

Hoeppners, Hoosiers embrace bittersweet day
Indianapolis Star, Sept. 2 -- Even through the most unspeakable sadness, the family of late and beloved football coach Terry Hoeppner has been able to find solace and inspiration. The June day after he succumbed to a losing battle with brain cancer, there was Hep's wife, Jane, and her family, presiding over the ceremonial groundbreaking for IU's new football center. Then, again, there she was Saturday night, the matriarch with her children and their children, standing at midfield before IU's season opener against Indiana State, soaking up the thunderous roars from a larger-than-normal Memorial Stadium crowd. Read the complete story.

Women 'choosier' over partners
BBC, Sept. 4 -- An Indiana University team looked at the behaviour of 46 people taking part in a speed-dating session. They found that the men were more likely to go for the more attractive women, while women opted for those who could give the best financial security. Read the complete story.

Nutritious nibbling; New snacks claim to be healthier, but some may not live up to their labels
Indianapolis Star, Sept. 4 -- A lot of "health-ified" snack food is peddled by clever advertisers, says Susan Powell Mantel, associate professor of marketing at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business at IUPUI. "Some are picking and choosing and putting the products in the best light," she says. "It's very, very difficult to notice missing information." Read the complete story.

New credit freeze law fights ID theft; Indiana pioneers PIN system, gives consumers control
Indiana Daily Student, Sept. 4 -- The good news for Indiana consumers is that, with new legislation, no one can access their credit reports, said IU law professor Fred Cate. But that, he said, is also the bad news. Indiana residents can now protect their identity by placing a freeze on their credit report by submitting a request and establishing a PIN number. This protects against possible identity thefts and online phishing attacks. The legislation took effect Saturday. Read the complete story.

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