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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 12, 2007

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Cornerstone ceremony marks start of new Hutton Honors College building
Regenstrief Institute Selected To Help Design Nationwide Health Information Network
Kelley School of Business MBAs take first place in national case competition
"Celebrate IU" with colloquia
Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia: Building Efficient, Effective, Locally Sensitive Solutions for Dementia Care
IU professor: Al Gore's peace prize highlights link between conflict and climate change
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Cornerstone ceremony marks start of new Hutton Honors College building -- An official cornerstone ceremony will mark the beginning of the construction process of the new Hutton Honors College on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. IU President Michael A. McRobbie will preside over the Oct. 17 ceremony. Also on the agenda are remarks from Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson and Jean C. Robinson, interim dean of the Hutton Honors College and professor of political science. The special event will also include the unveiling of a time capsule that will be placed in the cornerstone once construction commences. Read the full story.

Regenstrief Institute Selected To Help Design Nationwide Health Information Network -- In a move that is viewed as a major step toward developing a secure and portable health information system for all Americans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a $2.5 million contract to begin a trial implementation of a Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). Read the full story.

Kelley School of Business MBAs take first place in national case competition -- A team of second-year Master of Business Administration students at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business won first-place team honors in the 2007 Dell & Microsoft Marketing Case Competition at the National Society of Hispanic MBAs 18th Annual Conference and Career Expo. Read the full story.

"Celebrate IU" with colloquia -- Some of the most important and far-reaching research going on at Indiana University will be highlighted during special presentations and discussions on various campuses during "Celebrate IU" week, Oct. 13-21. The colloquia and symposia will provide snapshots of ongoing explorations in fields such as life science, education theory, energy use and contemporary writing, and will highlight the real-world contributions being made every day by the university's world-class faculty and researchers. Read the full story.

Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia: Building Efficient, Effective, Locally Sensitive Solutions for Dementia Care -- Dementia is a growing burden for society, propelling patients and caregivers to increasingly use the health-care system. A year ago, local researchers, health-care professionals, and community advocates came together to form the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia (IDND) to enhance dementia care in the nation's twelfth largest city. Read the full story.

IU professor: Al Gore's peace prize highlights link between conflict and climate change -- It is absolutely appropriate that Al Gore be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming, says Rafael Reuveny, professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington. That's because climate change -- which can produce drought, water scarcity and loss of productive farming and grazing land -- is closely associated with forced migration and with conflict. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Wednesday, Oct. 10:

Men's Soccer: An early first-half goal from Indiana was not enough as Louisville posted two unanswered goals, including the game winner in overtime for a 2-1 victory Wednesday night at Cardinal Park. Read the game notes.


Schedule for Friday, Oct. 12:

Field Hockey: Michigan, 4 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.

Women's Swimming: Missouri, 4 p.m., Columbia, Mo.

Women's Volleyball: Michigan State, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Women's Soccer: Minnesota, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Men's Tennis: University of Louisville Tournament, Louisville, Ky.

Schedule for Saturday, Oct. 13:

Men's and Women's Cross Country: Pre-Nationals, Terre Haute, Ind.

Women's Volleyball: Northwestern, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Football: Michigan State, 7 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.

Men's Tennis: University of Louisville Tournament, Louisville, Ky.


Schedule for Sunday, Oct. 14:

Men's Soccer: Northwestern, 2 p.m., Evanston, Ill.

Women's Soccer: Iowa, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Men's Tennis: University of Louisville Tournament, Louisville, Ky.

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IU in the news

IU medical school to help develop nationwide medical records system
Indianapolis Star, Oct. 12 -- Indiana University is getting the first crack at building a nationwide computerized medical records and information system. The federal government on Thursday awarded a $2.5 million contract to the IU School of Medicine to start work on a trial implementation of the Nationwide Health Information Network. It would be designed to allow doctors, hospitals and other authorized users to securely and privately exchange patient information over computer networks. Read the full story.

IU to break ground on new Data Center; New facility to house Big Red supercomputer
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 12 -- IU's new and much improved Data Center will be recognized during a groundbreaking ceremony Friday. The new, technologically advanced Data Center will serve as the new home for IU's supercomputer, Big Red. The supercomputer system was originally put in Wrubel Hall, an old academic building without any special features to protect Big Red from natural disasters, large scale power-outages and unauthorized people. The new Data Center is designed to withstand a direct hit by a tornado, high winds and earthquakes, is essentially fire-proof and has advanced security. Read the full story.

Condom experts told that size matters
Associated Press, Oct. 11 -- As the world's top condom experts convene this week to update international standards, one American entrepreneur has a simple message: Size matters. It's shaking up an industry that has generally taken a one-size-fits-all approach. A more comfortable condom contributes to men actually using them, said Michael Reece, director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University. "It is time for those who establish condom manufacturing standards to consider whether an expanded range of condom sizes is necessary," Reece said. Read the full story.

IU Project Receives Funding From National Science Foundation
Inside Indiana Business, Oct. 10 -- Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Labs and School of Informatics have received a grant of more than $1.69 million from the National Science Foundation to produce user-friendly software tools. The "Open Grid Computing Environments (OGCE) Software for Science Gateways" will work to design software to create new Web gateways. Read the full story.

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