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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 24, 2007

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IU College of Arts and Sciences to honor three at annual banquet
IU and Zayo Bandwidth to work together on I-Light
Third class of Cox Scholars selected at IU
Kenyan Education Professors Visiting School of Education at IUPUI
IU's Kelley School students earn victory in annual case competition with Purdue's Krannert School
IU report details importance of nonprofits in Hoosier economy
IU law professor on list of top computer privacy experts
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU College of Arts and Sciences to honor three at annual banquet -- Choosing a major at Indiana University was a puzzle for Will Shortz. Luckily, puzzles are his forte. Now the crossword editor for The New York Times, Shortz is the only graduate of Indiana University -- or any academic institution -- to hold a degree in "enigmatology." Shortz will be honored with the IU College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award at the College's 2007 Annual Recognition Banquet on Nov. 2. Fine Arts Professor Jeffrey Wolin will be honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award, and filmmaker Jessica Petelle-Slagle will receive the College's Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Read the full story.

IU and Zayo Bandwidth to work together on I-Light -- Indiana University and Zayo Bandwidth announced that they have reached consensus on previously reported concerns regarding the acquisition of Indiana Fiber Works. As a result, IU has withdrawn its request to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to suspend the acquisition of IFW to Zayo. Read the full story.

Third class of Cox Scholars selected at IU -- Twenty-one Indiana University undergraduates have been honored with selection as Cox Scholars for the 2007-08 academic year. The Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Scholarship Fund is IU's most generous merit-based scholarship for working students who are Indiana residents. The renewable scholarship provides 75 percent of the estimated cost of attendance on the Bloomington and IUPUI campuses. Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement and work to earn 25 percent of their college expenses. Read the full story.

Kenyan Education Professors Visiting School of Education at IUPUI -- Two professors from the Moi University School of Education are in Indiana to learn how to improve teacher training in Kenya. The IU School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is working on a continuing relationship with the school of education at Moi University, located in Eldoret, Kenya, a city in the western portion of the country, about 192 miles northwest of Nairobi. The School of Education at IUPUI is enhancing a longstanding IU partnership with the African nation. The IU School of Medicine, located at IUPUI, joined forces for health care in 1989, primarily focusing on fighting the AIDS pandemic. Read the full story.

IU's Kelley School students earn victory in annual case competition with Purdue's Krannert School -- A team of students representing Indiana University's Kelley School of Business earned a victory at the annual Kelley-Krannert Case Competition, held recently at Purdue University. The competition pits teams of undergraduate business students from IU's Kelley School and Purdue's Krannert School of Management in a contest to produce the most insightful analysis of a real business scenario or "case." Read the full story.

IU report details importance of nonprofits in Hoosier economy -- The nonprofit sector has remained a strong and growing segment of the Indiana economy, according to a new report from Indiana University. In 2005, the last year for which data are available, nonprofits employed at least 235,000 Hoosiers -- about 1 of every 12 employees in the state -- and had a payroll of $7.4 billion. Read the full story.

IU law professor on list of top computer privacy experts -- Computerworld magazine has named Fred H. Cate, an Indiana University law professor and director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at IU, one of the "best privacy advisers in 2007." Cate, distinguished professor at the IU School of Law-Bloomington, is the only academic on the magazine's 25-person list of top individual privacy experts in the United States and Europe. He is No. 9 in a group dominated by private-practice attorneys and technology privacy consultants. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Monday, Oct. 22:

Field Hockey: On a cold and rainy day at the IU Field Hockey Field, the Indiana offense came alive when it needed to in overtime, as Katie Griswold took a feed from Haley Funk and deposited it in the back of the goal with just over a minute remaining in the first overtime to give Indiana the 2-1 win. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 24:

Men's Soccer: Evansville, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Thursday, Oct. 25:

Field Hockey: Louisville, 7 p.m., Louisville, Ky.

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IU in the news

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. 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.

IU Hospital to Expand Home Dialysis Program
Inside Indiana Business, Oct. 23 -- ndiana University Hospital's dialysis unit says it will open a second facility early next year to assist with the expansion of its home services. The unit says it is growing a program that allows patients to use a suitcase-sized, portable unit to perform dialysis at home. The devices are made by NxStage Medical Inc. Read the full story.

IU researchers use giant Arizona telescope for astronomy research in Bloomington
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 24 -- Each day numerous classes are held at Swain Hall West and hundreds of students walk through its halls, yet there is a room few know about that opens the door to galaxies and stars billions of light years away. While sitting in the Remote Observing Center, IU professors can access the WIYN Telescope in Tucson, Ariz., a part of the Kitt Peak National Observatory. Because IU owns a 17 percent share of the WIYN Observatory, professors and students can use the telescope to research stars and galaxies, providing them new research opportunities. Read the full story.

Tibetan leader to present teachings during five-day visit
Martinsville Reporter-Times, Oct. 23 -- The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet was scheduled to arrive in Bloomington today for a five-day visit to both the city and Indiana University. From Wednesday through Friday, the Dalai Lama will present more intimate public teaching sessions at the IU Auditorium. Tickets to all three teachings will set you back $260, but will also include admission for Saturday's talk. His visit comes on the heels of receiving the Congressional Gold Medal from President Bush last week. IU President Michael McRobbie said in a statement that the Dalai Lama's visit was significant to the Bloomington community in light of such a prestigious honor. Read the full story.

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