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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 3, 2007


Author of new book on Central High crisis to speak at IU
Book Marks: New books from Indiana University faculty
Breast Health and Cancer Prevention Tips for Women and Men
Strobe Talbott to present next Patten lecture
Tim Wise, anti-racism activist, to speak at IU on Oct. 10
Veteran TV journalists Bob Dotson and Dana Jacobson to visit IU School of Journalism
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Author of new book on Central High crisis to speak at IU -- An internationally known scholar of Southern history and race relations, Elizabeth Jacoway, will speak at the Indiana University School of Education about understanding the integration crisis that occurred fifty years ago this fall at Little Rock, Arkansas' Central High School. Her lecture, free and open to the public, is scheduled for Oct. 10 (Wednesday), at 7:30 p.m., in the Wright Education Building Auditorium, 201 N. Rose Ave., Bloomington. Read the full story.

Book Marks: New books from Indiana University faculty -- Indiana University's Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, one of the nation's oldest academic programs devoted to studying the black experience, has been actively publishing research. Over the past year and in coming months, seven current and one former faculty members will have published books at respected academic presses. Read the full story.

Breast Health and Cancer Prevention Tips for Women and Men -- In addition to the bright reds, oranges and yellows seen as the leaves turn this fall, pink will be everywhere during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in American women. About 178,480 women will be found to have invasive breast cancer in 2007, according to the ACS. More than 40,000 will die. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Read the full story.

Strobe Talbott to present next Patten lecture -- Strobe Talbott, president of The Brookings Institution and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, is the next speaker in the Indiana University Patten Lecture Series. Talbott will give two lectures, both free and open to the public. The first, "Repairs Ahead: American Foreign Policy in the Post-Bush Era," is scheduled for Oct. 10 (Wednesday) and the second, "India, America, and the World," for Oct. 11 (Thursday) with Jaswant Singh, former Foreign Minister of India. Both lectures will be held in Rawles Hall, Room 100 at 7:30 p.m. Read the full story.

Tim Wise, anti-racism activist, to speak at IU on Oct. 10 -- The Indiana University Division of Residential Programs and Services and Union Board will present Tim Wise, a prominent anti-racist writer and activist, in a series of campus events Oct. 10 and 11. The public is invited to a free lecture, "'White Privilege' and Social Activism," at 8 p.m. on Oct. 10. Read the full story.

Veteran TV journalists Bob Dotson and Dana Jacobson to visit IU School of Journalism -- Two major network television journalists will visit the Indiana University School of Journalism as part of a new class on visual storytelling. ESPN's Dana Jacobson, co-host of "First Take" will lecture on Oct. 22, and "NBC News" correspondent Bob Dotson, whose television feature stories about everyday Americans have earned him many fans and honors, is scheduled for Nov. 5. Read the full story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Monday, Oct. 1:

Men's Golf: Behind the brilliant play of junior Jorge Campillo, the 26th-ranked Indiana men's golf team finished third at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational. Read the tournament notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 3:

Men's Soccer: Illinois-Chicago, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Thursday, Oct. 4:

Women's Soccer: Michigan, 8 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.


IU in the news

First ladies of Indiana, IU to speak on heart disease
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 3 -- Spreading awareness about the risks of heart disease is not only a state issue for Indiana first lady Cheri Daniels, but it is also a personal one. "I lost my mother to heart disease about four years ago," Daniels said in an interview. "I did not realize heart disease was the number one killer among women." Daniels, along with IU first lady Laurie Burns McRobbie, will speak about the disease Thursday at IU through Daniels' "Heart to Heart" program. Daniels encourages women who attend the program to share what they've learned about the risks of heart disease with loved ones through heart-to-heart talks. Read the full story.

Medical center's ground broken; IPFW school grows to 4-year program
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Oct. 3 -- Work is well under way on a new medical education building that will house an expanded medical school program, but about 100 people gathered Tuesday to make it official during a ceremonial groundbreaking. When completed, the $12 million, 41,000-square-foot-plus building will allow Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne to admit more first- and second-year medical students. The center on Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne's campus will also accommodate third- and fourth-year students for the first time. Read the full story.

Kidney stones: How, why?
Washington Times, Oct. 2 -- The mystery behind how kidney stones are formed may be unraveling. Recently, researchers have found that calcium oxalate stones originate from the renal papilla on the inner part of the kidneys, says Andrew P. Evan, chancellor professor in cell biology and pathology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He holds a doctorate in anatomy and pathology. Read the full story.

Experts discuss SCHIP
News-Medical.Net, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. House voted Tuesday to extend and expand the 10-year-old State Children's Health Insurance Program, called SCHIP. The Senate was expected to follow suit this week. President George W. Bush has threatened to veto the legislation, warning that it's too expensive and will push children from private insurance to public health coverage. Eric Wright is a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis and director of the Center for Health Policy. He said SCHIP has been responsible for a "dramatic decline" in the number of uninsured children. Read the full story.


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