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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 7, 2007

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Chinese ambassador to U.S. to speak in Indianapolis on Nov. 29
IU to celebrate geographic information advances on GIS Day
Relationship Between Statins and Cognitive Decline More Complex Than Thought
Comet Holmes brightens by nearly one million times
Prenatal exposure to alcohol and conduct problems: A clearer link
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis Grads Become Deputy Attorneys General
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Chinese ambassador to U.S. to speak in Indianapolis on Nov. 29 -- Zhou Wenzhong, China's ambassador to the United States, will speak Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. His presentation is one of two events this month focusing on U.S.-Chinese business relations and sponsored by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the full story.

IU to celebrate geographic information advances on GIS Day -- To spread the word about the impact of GIS on countless scholarly and professional fields, Indiana University will celebrate GIS Day on Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the lobby of the Herman B Wells Library. GIS Day is a worldwide, annual event showcasing GIS technology and its applications. Read the full story.

Relationship Between Statins and Cognitive Decline More Complex Than Thought -- Previous explorations of a link between statins, a cholesterol lowering medication, and cognitive decline have produced inconsistent results. New research reveals that the relationship between statin use and cognitive decline appears even more complex than had been thought. Read the full story.

Comet Holmes brightens by nearly one million times -- Indiana University's Kirkwood Observatory will be extending its viewing hours to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, to allow viewing of the Comet Holmes. The comet used to be too faint to see with the Observatory's telescope. However, between Oct. 23 and 24, the comet suddenly brightened by nearly one million times, making it as bright as Big Dipper stars. The comet has not been this bright since its discovery in 1892 and will slowly fade over the coming weeks. Read the full story.

Prenatal exposure to alcohol and conduct problems: A clearer link -- An Indiana University study provides some of the strongest evidence yet that prenatal exposure to alcohol causes conduct problems in children, a finding that has been called into question in recent years. A national study involving 4,912 mothers and 8,621 of their offspring documents the connection between the mothers' moderate drinking during pregnancy and later conduct problems in the children they carried while drinking. Read the full story.

Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis Grads Become Deputy Attorneys General -- Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis graduates Amber Degenhart, Joseph Delamater, and Myron Rahn became Deputy Attorneys General for the State of Indiana Nov. 5, 2007 at a swearing-in ceremony officiated by Attorney General Steve Carter. All three Deputy Attorneys General graduated in May from the law school which is located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, Nov. 6:
Women's Basketball: The Indiana women's basketball team concluded exhibition play with an 80-37 win over the Showtime Skins. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 7: No varsity teams in action.

Schedule for Thursday, Nov. 8:
Women's Soccer: Ohio State (Big Ten Tournament), 2 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.

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IU in the news

Boost your health IQ
Indianapolis Star, Nov. 6 -- If your doctor refers you to a specialist or recommends a procedure, make sure you know what you're supposed to do and who's going to help you with follow-up, says Dr. Greg Sachs, a professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. "Don't leave the emergency room or the hospital, assuming it will all be there in the instructions," Sachs says. Read the full story.

Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Conduct Problems: A Clearer Link
HealthNewsDigest, Nov. 5 -- An Indiana University study provides some of the strongest evidence yet that prenatal exposure to alcohol causes conduct problems in children, a finding that has been called into question in recent years. A national study involving 4,912 mothers and 8,621 of their offspring documents the connection between the mothers' moderate drinking during pregnancy and later conduct problems in the children they carried while drinking. Read the full story.

College extends MOU with American university
The Telegram, Nov. 6 -- Graduates of College of the North Atlantic's civil engineering technology program have a new opportunity to continue their education. The college has extended its memorandum of understanding with an institute known as IUPUI, which stands for Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. The agreement was signed this morning. It enables civil engineering graduates to transfer credits to the American school and pursue bachelors and masters degrees. The students would enroll in IUPUI's construction engineering management technology program. Read the full story.

Food for thought; First-of-its-kind program at IU hits world issues
The Journal-Gazette, Nov. 7 -- A few years ago, the world notched another dubious accomplishment: The global population of overweight citizens became equal to, and then surpassed, the number of malnourished people. As 1 billion enjoy overabundance, 800 million others go hungry. Food availability is likely a topic that will be tackled by future students in Indiana University's graduate anthropology program, which has a new concentration titled, "the anthropology of food." The doctorate program is the first of its kind in the country. Read the full story.

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