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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 5, 2007

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IU study finds high-impact practices boost learning, involved parents no problem
'You're Not A Victim of Domestic Violence, Are You?' Better Communication Techniques Needed to Work with Abuse Victims in the ER
Kelley School of Business sending more students to world's emerging markets
IURTC licenses iOffice 2.0 to University of Cincinnati's International Services
Esteemed philanthropy leaders to receive honorary degrees from IU
IU President McRobbie to Hold Open Office Hours at IUPUI on Nov. 14
Spectacular new set design makes IU Opera Theater's "La Bohème" a feast for the senses
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU study finds high-impact practices boost learning, involved parents no problem -- Findings from a national survey released today (Nov. 5) at Indiana University show that taking part in certain activities during college boosts students' performance in many areas, such as thinking critically, solving real-world problems and working effectively with others. The 2007 report from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is based on information from about 323,000 randomly selected first-year and senior students at 610 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Read the full story.

'You're Not A Victim of Domestic Violence, Are You?' Better Communication Techniques Needed to Work with Abuse Victims in the ER -- Doctors who ask the right questions in the right way can successfully encourage abused women to reveal that they are victims of domestic violence, even in a hectic emergency department, a team of researchers from the United States and Canada has found. The study of doctor/patient discussions of domestic violence in emergency departments, the first such work in more than 25 years, appears in the Nov. 6 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read the full story.

Kelley School of Business sending more students to world's emerging markets -- More than a third of all undergraduate students in the Kelley School will have traveled abroad by the time they complete their studies, including an increasing number of them who travel to emerging economic markets. The school has about 4,000 undergraduates. Many more students will have that opportunity -- and at a younger age -- thanks to a generous $400,000 gift from IU alumnus Ed Hutton, a prominent philanthropist and businessman in Cincinnati. Read the full story.

IURTC licenses iOffice 2.0 to University of Cincinnati's International Services -- The Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. has agreed to license iOffice 2.0 to University of Cincinnati International Services. iOffice is software that helps academies manage international student and scholar data. The program package was developed by Jason Baumgartner in IU's Office of International Services. Read the full story.

Esteemed philanthropy leaders to receive honorary degrees from IU -- As a part of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University's 20th Anniversary Celebration, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will award IU's highest honor, an honorary degree, to three national and international nonprofit sector leaders during a special academic convocation Nov. 5th in Indianapolis. Read the full story.

IU President McRobbie to Hold Open Office Hours at IUPUI on Nov. 14 -- IUPUI students are invited to meet one-on-one with Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie during "Open Office Hours" from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Room 243 of the University Place Conference Center. These office hours provide students an opportunity to share their concerns about important issues affecting themselves, their peers and the university at large. Read the full story.

Spectacular new set design makes IU Opera Theater's "La Bohème" a feast for the senses -- Audiences will experience Giacomo Puccini's classic La Bohème like never before when they attend the Indiana University Opera Theater's all new production, which opens Nov. 9 in the Musical Arts Center on the IU Bloomington campus. A cutting-edge set by IU Jacobs School of Music master designer C. David Higgins recreates the streets of 19th-century Paris on three towering, intricately detailed, rotating stages, offering audiences an awe-inspiring visual experience equaled only by the beauty of the opera itself. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Nov. 2:
Men's Swimming: Despite solid individual efforts, the eighth-ranked Indiana men's swimming and diving team fell to No. 1 Texas and No. 5 Michigan in a double dual meet. Read the meet notes.
Women's Soccer: The Indiana women's soccer team was topped in its regular season finale by Purdue on Friday, 7-0. Read the match notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team dropped a tough one Friday night in Columbus, Ohio versus the Buckeyes of Ohio State, 3-1. Read the match notes.

Results from Saturday, Nov. 3:
Women's Swimming: The Indiana University women's swimming and diving team picked up a pair of individual victories on Saturday in the third and final session of a double dual meet with Texas and Michigan. In the end, though, the Hoosiers fell short with a 190-180 loss to Texas and 207-163 loss to Michigan at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center. Read the meet notes.
Football: The Indiana football team took another step toward "playing 13" on Saturday, gaining its sixth win and bowl eligibility for the first time since 1994 with a 38-20 victory over Ball State. Read the game notes.
Women's Basketball: The Indiana women's basketball team opened exhibition play with a 77-49 win over the Hoosier Lady Stars on Saturday, Nov. 3, in Assembly Hall. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision Saturday night at No. 1 Penn State. Read the match notes.

Results from Sunday, Nov. 4:
Men's Basketball: Indiana earned a 121-76 win over North Alabama in an exhibition game on Sunday in Assembly Hall in front of 17,109 fans. Read the game notes.
Men's Soccer: No. 7 Indiana had a multitude of opportunities to score but in the end the Hoosiers settled for a 0-0 double overtime tie with the Wisconsin Badgers. Read the match notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana women's rowing team took part in their final regatta of the Fall season, traveling to Blue Island, Ill. for the Cal-Sag Collegiate Regatta and came away with a fifth place finish by the first varsity in the head race during the morning session. Read the race notes.

Schedule for Monday, Nov. 5:
No varsity teams in action

Schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 6:
Women's Basketball: Australian Touring Team, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

MBA program at IUS is nationally ranked
Business First, Nov. 2 -- The MBA program at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany has been ranked among the nation's top 30 part-time MBA programs by BusinessWeek magazine. The IUS program was ranked No. 18 in the nation and No. 3 in the Midwest. Read the full story.

The Foreign Legions
New York Times, Nov. 4 -- Many colleges have had to look outside their gates, to other colleges, nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies that have the local connections to arrange housing, classes and services in countries where students want to study. But for colleges, setting up science programs and a relevant experience in Africa or China is far more complicated than arranging home stays for art-history majors. Even colleges and universities that have long run programs -- in some cases for more than a century -- are straining to keep up as study abroad leaves the fringe and becomes a featured offering. Indiana University, which sent its first students abroad in 1879, now offers 200 programs; it has a study-abroad staff of only 12. Read the full story.

New Study Gives Hovering College Parents Extra Credit
Washington Post, Nov. 5 -- Despite the negative reputation of "helicopter parents," those moms and dads who hover over children in college and swoop into their academic affairs appear to be doing plenty of good. That's the conclusion of one of the nation's most respected college surveys in a report, to be released today, that experts call the first to examine the effects of helicopter parenting. "Compared with their counterparts, children of helicopter parents were more satisfied with every aspect of their college experience, gained more in such areas as writing and critical thinking, and were more likely to talk with faculty and peers about substantive topics," said survey director George D. Kuh, an Indiana University professor. Read the full story.

Will Bloomington host a presidential debate? We'll find out soon ; Decision expected in October has been delayed a few weeks
Bloomington Herald Times, Nov. 5 -- A decision on whether Indiana University and Bloomington will play host to a 2008 presidential debate will not be released for at least a few more weeks. Officials from the Commission on Presidential Debates announced back in April that IU and the City of Bloomington's Convention and Visitors Bureau were one of 19 applicants to host one of three presidential debates in the fall of 2008. Read the full story.

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