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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 8, 2007


IU Jacobs School of Music presents more than 30 events during Celebrate IU Week
Christian evangelists fill a power vacuum in Guatemala
Bus operators set ridership records
This Week's Sound Medicine Explores Heart Health and ADHD Therapy
Achieving constitutional democracy in Burma
Other ways to a high school diploma
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU Jacobs School of Music presents more than 30 events during Celebrate IU Week -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is honored to play a major role in "Celebrate IU" week, Oct. 13-21, by presenting more than 30 events that include performances during the inauguration ceremony of IU's 18th president, Michael A. McRobbie, as well as two evening inauguration concerts. Read the full story.

Christian evangelists fill a power vacuum in Guatemala -- Guatemala's recent general elections were accompanied by unanticipated levels of violence. At least 50 people were killed during the months leading up to the voting. This is the most election-related violence seen since the signing of Guatemala's 1996 peace accords, which formally ended Latin America's longest and bloodiest civil war. Read the full story.

Bus operators set ridership records -- IU's Campus Bus Service and Bloomington Transit (BT) are having another record year as ridership continues to grow. Last year, both systems set ridership records, and both are well on their way to establishing new records this year. Read the full story.

This Week's Sound Medicine Explores Heart Health and ADHD Therapy -- This weekend, Sound Medicine interviewed cardiologist Doug Zipes, MD, Indiana University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, who discussed aspects of heart disease and the future of cardiology. Read the full story.

Achieving constitutional democracy in Burma -- Recent news about the military crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Burma (Myanmar) scratches the surface of the complex problems facing the Southeast Asian country, according to officials with the Center for Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies at the Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington. IU Law faculty members and research associates at the center have advised Burmese pro-democracy forces for six years, working both in the U.S. and Burma. Read the full story.

Other ways to a high school diploma -- High school students already deal with academic and social stress. Consider the added mental and emotional pressure some students face with circumstances such as the death of a parent, an unplanned pregnancy or a serious psychological problem. This is the reality for many students trying to earn a high school diploma. To help those students get through school, nearly 300 alternative schools operate in Indiana. Some of the state's alternative education leaders will discuss the need for and challenges of such schools during a panel discussion on the Indiana University Bloomington campus this week. Read the full story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Saturday, Oct. 6:

Football: Behind three rushing scores by Bryan Payton, the Indiana football team improved to 5-1 (2-1 Big Ten) with a 40-20 victory over Minnesota. Read the game notes.

Men's Soccer: The No. 17 Hoosiers dropped another team from the unbeaten ranks with a 2-0 victory over No. 24 Michigan State. Read the match notes.

Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team suffered a 3-0 (17-30, 31-33, 16-30) setback at #9 Wisconsin. Read the match notes.

Results from Sunday, Oct. 7:

Women's Tennis: The 2007 Hoosier Classic women's tennis tournament came to an end Sunday with the completion of the doubles play. Freshman Maria Guerreiro won all four of her doubles matches over the weekend. Read the complete results.

Women's Soccer: The Indiana women's soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to 11 games with a 1-0 win over Michigan State. Read the match notes.

Women's Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team gave up two first half goals but played No. 9 Penn State even over the final 40-plus minutes in suffering the 2-0 defeat. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Monday, Oct. 8:

Men's Golf: Windon Memorial Classic, Glencoe, Ill.

Women's Golf: Johnie Imes Invitational, Columbia, Mo.


IU in the news

Why you must eat fish
Nigerian Tribune, Oct. 5 -- Researchers at Indiana University in Bloomington found that the anti-inflammatory effects of fish oil supplements provided relief for asthmatics from airway restriction during exercise. The study subjects received 20 capsules of fish oil per day. After an average of 75 days of fish oil supplementation, 60 per cent of respondents reported significant improvements, including reduction in overall pain and 59 per cent were able to stop taking other pain medicine. None of the patients experienced significant side effects. Read the full story.

Indiana U Begins Alert System Rollout
Campus Technology, Oct. 4 -- Indiana University is launching a new multi-campus communication system based around Connect-ED from the NTI Group. The system, part of the wider IU-Notify system, will be used to provide emergency communications to students, faculty, and staff. Read the full story.

Nation, Indiana gear up for Lincoln bicentennial
Evansville Courier & Press, Oct. 7 -- On May 11, 2008, a national Mother's Day event at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Spencer County will honor Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks, who is buried there. First lady Laura Bush may be on hand, along with a jazzy new Lincoln piece from Indiana University's School of Music. Read the full story.

Indiana University Announces New TeraGrid Services
HPCwire, Oct. 5 -- Indiana University (IU) is offering several types of resources available for allocation within the TeraGrid that will create new opportunities for U.S. researchers -- particularly those engaged in data-centric computing and development of scientific gateways. These include dedicated disk space to support databases and data collections; dedicated compute nodes and disk to support data collection services delivered via Service Oriented Architecture protocols; dedicated computational resources in support of Science Gateways; a portal to rendering applications running on a Condor Pool. These new resources add to the existing IU resources offered on the TeraGrid -- Big Red and IU's distributed archival storage system (which runs under the control of the High Performance Storage System - HPSS). U.S. researchers can now apply for time allocation via the Teragrid on these IU systems, in addition to other TeraGrid resources. Read the full story.


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