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Front Page News at Indiana University

Oct. 22, 2007

Front Page News at IU delivers top headlines of the day from the campuses of Indiana University. It comes to you courtesy of IU University Communications in the Office of University Relations.

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Endurance, Excellence and Energy of Change at Indiana University
IU Art Museum building lights up with 25th anniversary celebration
McCluskey hopes to open the doors wider to IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
IU Foundation honors 'Partners in Philanthropy'
Creating Medical Partners Podcast with Ora Pescovitz
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Endurance, Excellence and Energy of Change at Indiana University -- Michael A. McRobbie was inaugurated last Thursday (Oct. 18) as the 18th president of Indiana University. The highlight of this ceremony was University Grand Marshal Ed Marshall and IU first lady Laurie Burns McRobbie, placing the jewel and chain of office on McRobbie's shoulders. Read the text of his inaugural address.

IU Art Museum building lights up with 25th anniversary celebration -- The Indiana University Art Museum building will celebrate its 25th birthday with the power of 500 million candles. On Oct. 26, the switch will be flipped on the 25th Anniversary Light Totem, a dazzling light installation illuminating a 70-foot freestanding tower, a 40-foot-long tube within the atrium, and the building's south exterior wall. Three searchlights will further highlight the building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei. Read the full story.

McCluskey hopes to open the doors wider to IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center -- Since getting her doctorate from Indiana University in 1991, Audrey Thomas McCluskey has been a professor, a scholar of black women activists and black film and director of the university's Black Film Center and Archive. Already the author of two published books this year about black film, she has two other books that will be released in the near future, about the late comedian Richard Pryor and South African film. So the associate professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies already was busy when she accepted an interim appointment to direct IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, located at 275 N. Jordan Ave. Read the full story.

IU Foundation honors 'Partners in Philanthropy' -- In recognition of the key role played by volunteers leaders in service and philanthropy, the Indiana University Foundation has recognized 10 individuals as outstanding "Partners in Philanthropy" for Indiana University. The awards were presented Oct. 17 as part of "Celebrate IU" week by IU President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Foundation President Curt Simic. The awards recognize the vital contribution of volunteers to the success of philanthropic initiatives for IU, especially at the highest levels of service. Read the full story.

Creating Medical Partners -- Ora Pescovitz, M.D., is IU's interim vice president for research administration, the president and chief executive officer of riley Hospital for Children and executive associate dean for research affairs at the IU School of Medicine. In this Podcast from Pescovitz, discusses how the merger of hospitals on the IU School of Medicine campus has created a bond with the university to enhance and develop research techniques. Read the transcript or listen.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday-Monday, Oct. 19-22:

Field Hockey -- Indiana (6-8, 0-5) allowed two first half goals to No. 7 Michigan State on Sunday at the IU Field Hockey Field and dropped the match 2-0. The Hoosier rebounded today (Monday) against Stanford, winning the match in overtime 2-1. Read the MSU story.

Football -- Indiana (5-3, 2-3) logged a Homecoming near-miss against the Nittany Lions of Penn State on Saturday, losing a hard-fought contest, 36-31. The Hoosier travel to Wisconsin for a game next Saturday (Oct. 27). Kickoff is at noon. Read the Penn State story.

Volleyball -- Indiana (14-8, 5-5) lost to No. 15 Michigan, 3-1 (28-30, 30-23, 30-28, 30-27) in Ann Arbor on Friday. Read the story.

Men's Soccer -- For 110 minutes, No. 12 Indiana and No. 24 Ohio State battled on the soccer pitch with the result a 0-0 double overtime tie on Sunday afternoon at Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium. With the tie, the Hoosiers are now 9-4-2 on the season, 3-0-1 in Big Ten play. Ohio State is 9-3-3, 2-1-1 in league action. Read the story.

Women's Soccer -- Indiana (11-2-2, 5-1-1) saw its unbeaten streak snapped at 13 games as Illinois took a 3-0 victory on Friday night at the Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium. The Hoosiers defeat Oakland on Sunday, however, 2-1, in Bloomington to improve their overall record to 12-2-2, 5-1-1) Read the Illinois story. Read the Oakland story.

Women's Tennis -- The women's tennis team competed last Friday through Sunday in Nashville, Tenn., at the June Stewart Invitational. Results not available at this time. Check this site for more.

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IU in the News

Analysis: IU gets seasoned administrator
Inside Indiana Business, Oct. 22 -- Michael McRobbie, Indiana University is getting a seasoned administrator and a globally recognized scholar. Importantly, McRobbie also understands the power of partnerships, including those between academic institutions and the business sector that hold enormous promise for the state. So look for the personable McRobbie and other IU leaders to be increasingly visible around Indiana. Read the entire story.

Wells bust to keep leader's 'legacy alive'; More than 100 gather to honor former IU president
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 22 -- The bust of Herman B Wells sat under a white cloth, ready to be unveiled. More than 100 people gathered at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the front lobby of the Wells Library for the dedication and unveiling of the long-anticipated bust of the former IU president and chancellor. The dedication ceremony was highlighted by speeches from newly inaugurated President Michael McRobbie and Interim Dean of Libraries Patricia Steele. "So much that (Wells) accomplished defines what Indiana University is today," McRobbie said. Read the complete story.

IU to work with Russian school
Indianapolis Star, Oct. 22 -- Indiana University is one of six schools receiving a new federal grant aimed at promoting collaboration between American and Russian universities, the U.S. Department of Education announced today. Indiana University's Department of Slavic Languages and Russia's Southern Federal University will jointly receive $199,093 to "support students in both nations in attaining higher levels of language ability." The grant also will help fund a joint research program on global health. Read the full story.

Damon Bailey tops IU Hall of Fame class
Evansville Courier Press, Oct. 21 -- Damon Bailey, an Indiana high school basketball legend and Indiana University standout, headlines IU's 2007 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees announced on Friday. The class will be officially inducted at the annual Hall of Fame dinner on Nov. 2 and will be recognized at halftime of the Nov. 3 Indiana-Ball State football game at Memorial Stadium. This year's class brings the current roster of IUHall of Fame inductees to 151. De Dee Nathan (track and field -- 1987-90), David Volz (track and field -- 1981-83), Ralph Hamilton (basketball -- 1942-43, 47) and Gregg Thompson (soccer -- 1978, 1980-82) as well as longtime staffer Elizabeth Kurpius were honored. Read the full story.

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