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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 9, 2007

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'IU-Notify' project enhanced for emergency notifications
Massive genome project reveals shortcomings of modern genome analysis
IU School of Education and Gary schools announce partnership
Symptom Awareness, National Screening Trial Key to Lung Cancer Detection
IU professor's book examines identity theft, Internet privacy
IU's STATS Indiana relaunched with new features and more useful data
IU center improves access at the original "Rock"
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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'IU-Notify' project enhanced for emergency notifications -- Indiana University is urging students, faculty and staff at all IU campuses to immediately update personal contact information using a new, self-service tool easily accessible through OneStart. The information would be used for notification in the event of an emergency on any IU campus. Read the full story.

Massive genome project reveals shortcomings of modern genome analysis -- The sequencing and comparison of 12 fruit fly genomes -- the result of a massive collaboration of hundreds of scientists from more than 100 institutions in 16 countries -- has thrust forward researchers' understanding of fruit flies, a popular animal model in science. But even human genome biologists may want to take note: The project also has revealed considerable flaws in the way they identify genes. Read the full story.

IU School of Education and Gary schools announce partnership -- The Gary Community School Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indiana University School of Education for a partnership that will bring educational expertise and resources to enhance student learning at two gender-based academies. IU faculty and staff are working with the Frankie Wood McCullough Academy for Girls and the Dr. Bernard C. Watson Academy for Boys, both elementary schools serving students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Read the full story.

Symptom Awareness, National Screening Trial Key to Lung Cancer Detection -- November, designated Lung Cancer Awareness Month, is set aside to educate Americans about the deadliest - and most preventable - form of cancer. The statistics are startling: 87 percent of those diagnosed with lung cancer will die within two years of their diagnosis since the disease typically is discovered after it has progressed, according to Nasser Hanna, M.D., an oncologist and a researcher with the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. Read the full story.

IU professor's book examines identity theft, Internet privacy -- L. Jean Camp, associate professor in the Indiana University School of Informatics, has published a new book on the ever-growing challenge of identity theft and how to protect personal privacy in the Internet age. Economics of Identity Theft: Avoidance, Causes and Possible Cures is an examination of identity management and how individuals and organizations can do a better of job of protecting financial and personal data. Read the full story.

IU's STATS Indiana relaunched with new features and more useful data -- STATS Indiana, an award-winning online resource that provides in-depth information about Indiana and other states, is being relaunched with a new, user-friendly design, a large infusion of new data from state government agencies and other enhancements. It is maintained by the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the full story.

IU center improves access at the original "Rock" -- While the Indiana University football team fights to defend "the Rock" on the football field, an IU center is working to create greater access for people with disabilities at the original Rock, Alcatraz. The staff of the National Center on Accessibility will spend 10 days this month with National Park Service personnel to identify ways to improve access for visitors with disabilities at Alcatraz, Muir Woods, Crissy Field, the Nike Missile site and other areas of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Thursday, Nov. 8:
Women's Soccer: The Indiana women's soccer team was trumped in heartbreaking fashion by Ohio State in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament, 2-1 in overtime. Read the match notes.

Schedule for Friday, Nov. 9:
Men's Soccer: Michigan State, Big Ten Tournament Semifinals, 1:30 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Women's Basketball: Albany, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Volleyball: Minnesota, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Wrestling: Wabash, 7 p.m., Crawfordsville, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Singles Championships, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Schedule for Saturday, Nov. 10:
Men's and Women's Cross Country: NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships, 11 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Football: Northwestern, 12 p.m., Evanston, Ill.
Women's Volleyball: Iowa, 6 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Basketball: UNC Pembroke (Exhibition), 8 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Singles Championships, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Schedule for Sunday, Nov. 11:
Men's Tennis: Big Ten Singles Championships, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Wrestling: Michigan State Open, East Lansing, Mich.

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IU in the news

Honoring 'Hep'; Indiana is en route to realizing its late coach's dream
SI.com, Nov. 8 -- The former Indiana coach, who died June 19 after a lengthy battle with brain cancer, is honored with a football-shaped "HEP" patch on the Hoosiers' uniforms and a banner with the same logo in the end zone, as well as a helmet sticker with the words "Play 13" -- a 12-game season plus a bowl game. "Play 13" is nearly a reality, and while the Hoosiers entered 2007 coming off a five-win season and possessed known talent like Lewis and wide receiver James Hardy, the work coach Bill Lynch has done in helping this team heal -- and excel -- amid a tragic loss should not go unnoticed. Read the full story.

Grant Aimed at Encouraging Science Students to be Teachers
Inside Indiana Business, Nov. 8 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has received a grant to help fund scholarships to encourage undergraduate science students to become high school or middle school science teachers. The Noyce Scholars commit to teaching at least two years in an urban or high-need school district after graduation. Read the full story.

Study: Women More Attracted to Risky Men When Most Likely to Conceive
WebMD, Nov. 7 -- Women are most attracted to sex with masculine, high-risk men during ovulation, when they are most likely to get pregnant, a Kinsey Institute study suggests. Heather Rupp, PhD, a research fellow at the Kinsey Institute, studied 12 single heterosexual women aged 23 to 28. While hooked up to an fMRI machine that detects activity in different parts of the brain, the women looked at 256 photos of male faces. Read the full story.

IU starts 8-campus emergency alerts
Indianapolis Star, Nov. 8 -- An emergency alert system intended to spread warnings about possible dangers on Indiana University's campuses is up and running, and officials are encouraging students, staff and faculty members to sign up for it as soon as possible. Connect-ED allows registered users to receive text messages, e-mails and phone calls in the event of an emergency situation on any or all of IU's eight campuses. Read the full story.

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