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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 1, 2007

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Dalai Lama returning to Bloomington and IU to present teachings
First Ladies team up to raise awareness of women's heart health
This Week's Sound Medicine Explores Children's Health Issues
Venus, Saturn and Regulus cluster before dawn in October
Legal affairs expert to speak on post-9/11 security and liberties
Argonne National Lab Medical Director Stalker is 26th Joan Wood lecturer
Year-long Self-Study of Athletics Program Starts at IUPUI
IU Ballet Theater opens season Oct. 5-6 with fall ballet "Perspectives 1900s"
Celebrating IU with art
Book signings honor IU Football legend George Taliaferro
IBM to further develop Cell processor technology at IUPUI
Groundbreaking Scheduled for Medical Education Building at Fort Wayne
$1 million grant broadens scope of sexual health research at Indiana University
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Dalai Lama returning to Bloomington and IU to present teachings -- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, will speak Oct. 27 at Indiana University as part of his visit to Bloomington. Read the full story.

First Ladies team up to raise awareness of women's heart health -- The college years are a time of discovery and growth -- and often a sense of youthful invincibility. Cheri Daniels, first lady of Indiana, and Indiana University first lady Laurie Burns McRobbie say they also are the perfect time for women to start thinking more seriously about their cardiovascular health. Read the full story.

This Week's Sound Medicine Explores Children's Health Issues -- This weekend Sept. 29 and 30, Sound Medicine focused on children's health issues, frozen embryo transfer and talkative doctors. Read the full story.

STAR TRAK: Venus, Saturn and Regulus cluster before dawn in October -- Venus, Saturn and Regulus will dance a pas de trois low in the eastern sky an hour before sunrise during October, with the crescent moon joining them on Oct 7. Read the full story.

Legal affairs expert to speak on post-9/11 security and liberties -- Six years after the 9/11 attacks, David Cole argues that the U.S. has become less secure against terrorist attacks -- despite the sacrifice of civil liberties in the war on terror. Read the full story.

Argonne National Lab Medical Director Stalker is 26th Joan Wood lecturer -- Jamie L. Stalker, M.D., medical director of Argonne National Laboratory, is the 26th Joan Wood Lecture Series honoree. Stalker will present "Flexibility and the Fickle Finger of Fate: A Peculiar Path from Musician to Medical Director," on Oct. 3, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Myers Hall 130 on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Read the full story.

Year-long Self-Study of Athletics Program Starts at IUPUI -- IUPUI will begin a year-long, campus-wide effort to self-study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program. Specific areas the study will cover are academic integrity, governance and commitment to rules compliance and commitment to equity and student-athlete well-being. Within each area to be studied, operating principles adopted by the Association are used as a measuring stick for evaluation purposes. Read the full story.

IU Ballet Theater opens season Oct. 5-6 with fall ballet "Perspectives 1900s" -- Indiana University Ballet Theater begins its exciting new season Oct. 5 and 6 with the fall ballet "Perspectives 1900s," a varied selection of vignettes, all rooted in one of the most inventive artistic periods in the history of dance. "The turn of the century was a particularly fertile time for the art of ballet," said Michael Vernon, chair of the IU Jacobs School of Music's Ballet Department. "It was a time when, instead of ballet following fashion, ballet actually influenced fashion." Read the full story.

Celebrating IU with art -- Exhibits of art, sculpture and photography will be featured on Indiana University's campuses throughout Celebrate IU week, which will take place Oct. 13-21. The exhibits, which are all free and open to the public, emphasize one of IU's most important missions, according to President Michael McRobbie. Read the full story.

Book signings honor IU Football legend George Taliaferro -- This fall, a series of book signings across Indiana will honor Indiana University graduate and All-American football star George Taliaferro. Taliaferro was a star quarterback on IU's first great football team in 1945, two years before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's racial barrier. In 1949, Taliaferro became the first African American drafted by the NFL when the Chicago Bears selected him. Read the full story.

IBM to further develop Cell processor technology at IUPUI -- IBM announced today it will establish a worldwide center for developing products and applications using its advanced Cell chip technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis -- the first such IBM facility on a college campus. Read the full story.

Groundbreaking Scheduled for Medical Education Building at Fort Wayne -- The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Indiana University School of Medicine - Fort Wayne Medical Education Building will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the construction site near Williams Theatre on the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus. The more than 41,000-square-foot Medical Education Building will provide state-of-the art lecture halls and laboratories for first- and second-year medical and allied health students. Read the full story.

$1 million grant broadens scope of sexual health research at Indiana University -- Sexual health researchers at Indiana University Bloomington plan to dramatically expand the scope of their work through the new Center for Sexual Health Promotion. The Patty Brisben Foundation provided core support for the new center through a $1 million research grant to Michael Reece and Debby Herbenick, both sexual health experts in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Sept. 28:

Women's Volleyball: The Indiana Hoosier volleyball team dropped to 10-5 overall and 1-2 in the Big Ten after suffering a loss to #3 Penn State Friday night at University Gym. Read the match notes.

Women's Soccer: The Indiana women's soccer team came from behind to defeat Northwestern 4-3 on Friday, Sept. 28. Read the game notes.

Results from Saturday, Sept. 29:

Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team came up with a 3-1 win over Ohio State Saturday night at University Gym. Read the match notes.

Football: The Indiana football team racked up nearly 400 yards of offense on its way to a 38-20 win against the Iowa Hawkeyes and its first Big Ten win of the season. Read the game notes.

Men's Cross Country: Redshirt sophomore Jordan Kyle paced the Indiana men's cross country team to a sixth place finish with 176 points in the men's 8K gold race at the 22nd Annual Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Minneapolis, Minn. Read the event notes.

Women's Cross Country: Sophomore Sarah Pease led the Indiana women's cross country team to a 19th place finish with 510 points in the women's Jack Johnson gold 6K race at the 22nd Annual Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Minneapolis, Minn. Read the event notes.

Men's Soccer: No. 19 Indiana scored a 3-2 win over No. 10 Michigan Saturday night at U-M Soccer Field in Ann Arbor, Mich. Read the game notes.

Women's Golf: Sophomore Laura Nochta shot a 71 in round two to lead Indiana as the Hoosiers sit in fifth place after day one of the Wolverine Invitational at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich. Read Saturday's notes.

Results from Sunday, Sept. 30:

Women's Golf: Paced by a second-place finish from Laura Nochta, the Indiana women's golf team posted a third-place finish at the Wolverine Invitational at the University of Michigan golf course in Ann Arbor, Mich. Read Sunday's notes.

Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime to the sixth ranked Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday. Read the game notes.

Women's Soccer: Kristin Arnold finished off a sensational weekend with two goals, leading Indiana to a 2-0 win over Wisconsin on Sunday, Sept. 30, giving her five scores in IU's two wins over the weekend. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Monday, Oct. 1:

Men's Golf: Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, Chicago, Ill.

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IU in the news

8th annual run raises more than $105,000 to fight cancer
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 1 -- During the opening ceremonies, former IU football coach Bill Mallory and his wife Ellie, honorary co-chairs for the event, spoke briefly about their experience with cancer. IU President Michael McRobbie and his wife Laurie then spoke about their separate experiences with losing spouses to brain tumors. Participants were encouraged to blow bubbles to symbolize lost loved ones as well as to celebrate cancer survivors. Read the full story.

IPFW buildings
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Oct. 1 -- It's a week of celebration at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where officials will mark the start of the new Medical Education Building project and the finish of the Rhinehart Music Center project. Groundbreaking for the new medical school building is set for Tuesday afternoon, with remarks from IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell, IU President Michael McRobbie and Dean D. Craig Brater of the IU School of Medicine. Read the full story.

Game chip powers new partnership; IBM will open facility at IUPUI to expand use of Cell technology
Indianapolis Star, Sept. 28 -- A tiny chip used in the Sony PlayStation 3 one day could help doctors more easily check brain scans for irregularities. That could happen with a partnership announced Thursday between IUPUI and communications giant IBM to find new products and applications for the the chip, the Cell microprocessor. To demonstrate its power, IBM's Drew Kightlinger showed how Cell technology can quickly merge images of a human head. A scan with the previous generation of chips might have taken seven hours; IBM's Cell chips can do it in seven minutes. Read the full story.

Artificial brain falls for optical illusions
New Scientist Tech, Sept. 28 -- A computer program that emulates the human brain falls for the same optical illusions humans do. "I think it's a sensible conclusion," says Olaf Sporns, of Indiana University, Bloomington, US. "If you build machine vision systems that perform similarly to humans, you should expect them to be subject to the same illusions." Read the full story.

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