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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 15, 2007

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Rock the House!!! And, Celebrate IU
Simon opens, and IU Bloomington celebrates the wonders of science
IU received $278.5 million private sector support, from record number of donors
Images of a Journey: India in Diaspora
Testosterone turns male juncos into blustery hunks -- and bad dads
IU presidential inauguration to be broadcast and streamed live
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Rock the House!!! And, Celebrate IU -- Hey Hoosier fans, friends and family! Be prepared this weekend to "Rock the House" for Indiana University Homecoming 2007! And while you're at it, enjoy "Celebrate IU" Week, today through Sunday (Oct. 15-21) -- seven days of events ranging from a student activity fair to a faculty art exhibit; from musical performances by iconic rock and folk performers to classical musical concerts by IU's own world-renowned artists; from the long-awaited dedication of an interdisciplinary science building to the inauguration of a new president. Read the full story.

Simon opens, and IU Bloomington celebrates the wonders of science -- Three years after its construction began on the Indiana University Bloomington campus, Simon Hall officially opens its doors with a dedication ceremony tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 16. Read the full story.

IU received $278.5 million private sector support, from record number of donors -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie Oct. 15 announced that IU received $278.5 million in private-sector support in fiscal 2007 from grantmakers and a record number of donors. The sum of gifts from donors and non-governmental research grants -- called Total Voluntary Support -- reached the third highest level in IU history. The total included $171.5 million in gifts through the IU Foundation and Riley Children's Foundation and $107 million in grants. Read the full story.

Images of a Journey: India in Diaspora -- Many Americans see India as the world's fastest-growing democracy or as a destination for outsourced jobs. But another story, about perhaps the most successful migration in modern human history, often gets overlooked. While India has a population of more than 1 billion, the sun never sets on its people, who also include between 20 million and 25 million in more than 100 other countries. It was their story that Steve Raymer, an associate professor of journalism at Indiana University and a former photographer for National Geographic magazine, set out to tell and photograph. Read the full story.

Testosterone turns male juncos into blustery hunks -- and bad dads -- The ability to ramp up testosterone production appears to drive male dark-eyed juncos to find and win mates, but it comes with an evolutionary cost. Big fluctuations in testosterone may also cause males to lose interest in parenting their own young, scientists have learned. Read the full story.

IU presidential inauguration to be broadcast and streamed live -- Those unable to attend the inauguration in Bloomington can watch the ceremony through live stream available at www.broadcast.iu.edu. The event also will be simulcast to locations on IU campuses around the state. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15-16: No varsity teams in action.


Results from Friday, Oct. 12:

Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 overtime loss at No. 5 Michigan on Friday afternoon. Read the game notes.

Women's Swimming: The Indiana University women's swimming and diving team opened the 2007-08 season with a 150-93 loss at Missouri in a dual meet in Columbia, Mo. Friday night. Read the meet notes.

Men's Swimming: The Indiana University men's swimming and diving team got the 2007-06 season to a solid start with a 141-102 win over Missouri in a dual meet in Columbia, Mo. Friday night. Read the meet notes.

Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team dropped to 12-7 overall and 3-4 in the conference following a 3-0 loss to the Spartans of Michigan State Friday night. Read the match notes.

Women's Soccer: The Indiana women's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to 12 games and remained undefeated in Big Ten play with a 4-2 win over Minnesota on Friday. Read the game notes.


Results from Saturday, Oct. 13

Men's Cross Country: The Indiana men's cross country team placed 18th (426 pts.)in the Pre-Nationals blue race, hosted by Indiana State University, at the La Vern Gibson Golf Course in Terre Haute, Ind. Read the race notes.

Women's Cross Country: The Indiana women's cross country team placed 34th (904 pts.) in the Pre-Nationals blue races, hosted by Indiana State University, at the LaVern Gibson Golf Course in Terre Haute, Ind. Read the race notes.

Women's Volleyball: In their fourth weekend of Big Ten action, the Indiana University volleyball team did just as they had the previous three conference weekends: split the weekend, one win and one loss. Read the match notes.

Football: Michigan State took a 52-27 win over Indiana in Spartan Stadium. Read the game notes.


Results from Sunday, Oct. 14:

Men's Tennis: Indiana University men's tennis players Peter Antons and Santiago Gruter captured the Flight "A" doubles championship Sunday afternoon at the University of Louisville Invitational. The tandem won four consecutive matches over the weekend to accomplish the feat. Read the tournament notes.

Men's Soccer: No. 13 Indiana kept its perfect Big Ten record in tact as it picked up a 1-0 win over No. 6 Northwestern Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill. Read the match notes.

Women's Soccer: The Indiana women's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to 13 games with a 1-0 overtime victory over Iowa on Sunday. Read the match notes.

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IU in the news

The Grill: Indiana University's Michael McRobbie on the Hot Seat
Computer World, Oct. 15 -- Long renowned as both a basketball powerhouse and a party school, Indiana University has in recent years begun to get noticed for its IT initiatives. Newsweek called IU its "hottest big state school" in 2005, saying that features such as its I-Light broadband network were helping it attract out-of-state students. Envisioning I-Light and getting it built were among Michael McRobbie's many achievements as IU's CIO. Later, he helped to establish the first informatics department at a U.S. university. Read the full story.

Clarian Hospitals Receive Prestigious National Honor For Quality And Accountability
Medical News Today, Oct. 13 -- Indiana University Hospital has been recognized as a Rising Star for improvement in quality and accountability measures by University HealthSystem Consortium. Read the full story.

At checkups, more the merrier; Group visits for pregnancy, chronic conditions offer support network
Indianapolis Star, Oct. 15 -- Dr. Jeffrey A. Kons, medical director of the IU Family Medicine office at One America Tower, said he is intrigued by the prospect of offering group visits for his patients with chronic diseases, but he isn't sure whether he can do it logistically. "The reality is we (doctors) spend time during the day, having the same conversation over and over again," said Kons, an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at Indiana University. "Our current system is set up for acute problems . . . and we need to think of new models." Read the full story.

IU building storm-proof data center
Indianapolis Star, Oct. 15 -- Indiana University has started construction on a data center that will protect technology resources, including the Big Red supercomputer, during storms, power outages or even a tornado. The $32.7 million Indiana University Data Center is being built at the former University School complex. Grassy slopes will rise up to the sides of the building, providing natural protection. Read the full story.

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