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Front Page News at Indiana University

October 29, 2007

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IU's "Matching the Promise" supporting students, major building projects
Former U.S. Rep. McIntosh to speak at IU Bloomington
Fit to fight: $1 million grant to focus on firefighters' health
Four IU scientists and a journalist elected fellows of the AAAS
One Size May Not Fit All: Knowing Risk Can Determine What Kind of Colon Cancer Screening is Best
Federal government awards second grant to IU and Purdue for regional competitiveness
IU ROTC wins top honor at ranger challenge
Colleges with NASCAR, IndyCar Locales Team Up for 2008 Class on Business, Technology of Racing
IU Men of Color Leadership Conference organizers plan to move 'from dialogue to action'
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU's "Matching the Promise" supporting students, major building projects -- Indiana University and its fundraising partner, the IU Foundation, announced today (Oct. 29) that they have raised $652 million toward the goal of $1 billion for IU Bloomington's "Matching the Promise" campaign. The campaign's success has already enabled the university to significantly reduce the cost of attendance at IU Bloomington for in-state students from low- and moderate-income families. Read the full story.

Former U.S. Rep. McIntosh to speak at IU Bloomington -- Former U.S. Rep. David M. McIntosh will give a public lecture Tuesday (Oct. 30) at Indiana University Bloomington, speaking about science, lobbying and Congress. McIntosh represented Indiana's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 until 2001 and was the Republican candidate for governor of Indiana in 2000. Read the full story.

Fit to fight: $1 million grant to focus on firefighters' health -- Indiana University researchers will use cutting-edge technology and a $1 million federal grant to examine the toll firefighting takes on firefighters' cardiovascular and respiratory health. The results eventually could improve firefighter health and safety, and reduce the number of firefighter deaths that occur in the line of duty. Read the full story.

Four IU scientists and a journalist elected fellows of the AAAS -- Five Indiana University faculty members will be elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the society's annual meeting in Boston on Feb. 16, 2008. AAAS's newest fellows are listed in today's (Oct. 26) issue of Science. IU's 2007 fellows are School of Medicine biologist Howard J. Edenberg, IU Bloomington biologists Miriam E. Zolan, Thomas Kaufman and Michael Wade, and IU School of Journalism professor S. Holly Stocking. Read the full story.

One Size May Not Fit All: Knowing Risk Can Determine What Kind of Colon Cancer Screening is Best -- While colonoscopy has become widely used for colorectal cancer screening, nearly two-thirds of screening colonoscopies show no cancer or pre-cancerous polyps. In an editorial in the October issue of the journal Gastroenterology, Thomas F. Imperiale, M.D., professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a Regenstrief Institute, Inc. research scientist, says that studies that can help determine who is at risk for colorectal cancer as well as who is not at risk and how to stratify risk for each group can help determine which screening test is best for each individual and will better serve both patients and the healthcare system. Read the full story.

Federal government awards second grant to IU and Purdue for regional competitiveness -- Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman has helped secure a federal grant for Purdue and Indiana universities to work together to expand a regional study of rural economic development. The U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded the $349,865 grant to Purdue's Center for Regional Development and the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the full story.

IU ROTC wins top honor at ranger challenge -- The Indiana University Army ROTC took home an overall first place win in both the 9-Man and the 5-Man divisions of the ninth ROTC Brigade 2007 Ranger Challenge Competition this past weekend. Read the full story.

Colleges with NASCAR, IndyCar Locales Team Up for 2008 Class on Business, Technology of Racing -- In May 2008, IUPUI and Winston-Salem State University will team up to offer "From Indy to the Carolinas," a two-week summer session course built around the strengths of the motorsports curricula of the two universities: the operations and management of motorsports at Winston-Salem State; and the engineering and technology of motorsports at IUPUI. Read the full story.

IU Men of Color Leadership Conference organizers plan to move 'from dialogue to action' -- Organizers of Indiana University's Men of Color Leadership Conference are hopeful that they will empower others to become agents of positive change in their communities. The student-founded conference taking place Nov. 9-10 (Friday-Saturday) is committed to uniting African American, Latino, Asian and Native American men in Indiana and elsewhere by providing a platform and a venue for effective dialogue and leadership development. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Oct. 26:

Men's Swimming: The eighth-ranked Indiana University men's swimming and diving team made a statement with a 167-127 dual meet victory over No. 18 Northwestern Friday night at the Norris Aquatics Center in Evanston, Ill. Read the meet notes.
Women's Swimming: The Indiana University women's swimming and diving team bounced back from a disappointing season opener to come away with a 163.5-136.5 dual meet victory at Northwestern Friday afternoon. Read the meet notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team brought the #8 Wisconsin Badgers to the brink of defeat, before dropping a dramatic five-game match. Read the match notes.
Women's Soccer: The Indiana women's soccer team played a hard-fought road game, but wound up on the short end of a 1-0 score against Ohio State on Friday night. Read the game notes.

Results from Saturday, Oct. 27:

Football: Wisconsin earned a 33-3 victory Saturday over Indiana. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Fighting Illini came out on top of the Hoosiers, winning 3-1. Read the match notes.

Results from Sunday, Oct. 28:

Women's Cross Country: Sophomore Sarah Pease paced the Indiana women's cross country squad to a ninth place finish (280 pts.) at the 2007 Big Ten Cross Country Championships, hosted by Ohio State on the Buckeyes' Golf Course on Sunday, Oct. 28. Read the race notes.
Men's Cross Country: Freshman Cole Hardacre paced the Indiana men's cross country team to a fourth place finish (102 pts.) at the 2007 Big Ten Cross Country Championships, hosted by Ohio State on the Buckeyes' Golf Course on Sunday, Oct. 28. Read the race notes.
Women's Soccer: For the second consecutive game, the Indiana women's soccer team played a strong road contest but came up on the wrong end of a one-goal decision, falling 2-1 to No. 13 Penn State. Read the match notes.
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team picked up a 2-1 win at home over the Northwestern Wildcats on Senior Day Sunday afternoon. Read the game notes.
Men's Soccer: The 10th-ranked Indiana men's soccer team clinched a 1-0 win over Penn State. Read the match notes.

Schedule for Monday, Oct. 29:

Wrestling: Crimson and Cream Intrasquad, 7 p.m., Brown County HS, Nashville, Ind.
Men's Golf: UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate, Greensboro, N.C.
Women's Golf: Palmetto Intercollegiate, Kiawah Island, S.C.

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IU in the news

Hospitals honored for organ donations
Indianapolis Star, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is honoring St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, Wishard Health Services, Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University Hospital of Indianapolis for their success in increasing organ donation rates. The hospitals received the department's Medal of Honor for Organ Donation for achieving and sustaining a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors. Read the full story.

Benefiting from bacteria
Shreveport Times, Oct. 29 -- No doubt you've heard of antibiotics, lifesaving drugs that kill off the bad bacteria that cause disease. But not all the bacteria that dwell in our bodies aim to harm. Probiotics, or good bacteria, can help even a healthy immune system thrive and improve general digestive health, experts say. The hitch? No one knows the best way to get probiotics. "That's the million-dollar question right now," says Dr. Mark Corkins, co-director of nutrition support at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and an associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. "This field is very much in its infancy." Read the full story.

IU Gets Closer to Campaign Goal
Inside Indiana Business, Oct. 29 -- Indiana University and the IU Foundation say they have raised $652 million toward the school's $1 billion capital campaign. The university says during the first four years of the campaign the foundation has received $216 million in gifts and commitments for scholarships and graduate-level fellowships. Read the full story.

IU to Study Health of Firefighters
Inside Indiana Business, Oct. 29 -- A new study at Indiana University will focus on the effects firefighting has on cardiovascular and respiratory health. As part of the six-month study, as many as 60 firefighters will be outfitted with special vests with sensors to monitor cardiovascular and respiratory systems while at the scene of a fire. Read the full story.

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