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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 14, 2007


IU conference to explore alternative dispute resolution for families in conflict
Simon Family Makes Largest Gift in Riley Hospital's History
Second language learners are a first priority issue
New IU Associate Director For Cancer Prevention To Work With Minority Communities
Sound Medicine Reviews Medical Issues Involving War, MRSA and Cancer
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU conference to explore alternative dispute resolution for families in conflict -- Leading researchers and scholars from social science and legal fields will be at Indiana University Bloomington this week for a conference aimed at learning about and developing better interventions for families in conflict. The conference, "For the Sake of the Children: Advances in Family Dispute Resolution," is co-sponsored by the IU School of Law-Bloomington and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at IUB. Read the full story.

Simon Family Makes Largest Gift in Riley Hospital's History -- The Simon Family has made a gift of $40 million toward the completion of the new 10-story inpatient tower at Riley Hospital for Children. The Simon Family Tower, a 675,000 square foot, $475 million project, will increase the hospital's capacity for medical/surgical and intensive care patients, with a net gain of approximately 100 beds. Read the full story.

Second language learners are a first priority issue -- Over the last decade, Indiana's number of English as a Second Language (ESL) students has quadrupled, and the state is struggling to meet the demand for certified ESL instructors. Panelists, including an Indiana University School of Education professor, will offer opinions on remedies to the issues surrounding ESL education during the next Education Policy Chat. Read the full story.

New IU Associate Director For Cancer Prevention To Work With Minority Communities -- Exercising, eating right, and not smoking or quitting smoking are all ingredients to a healthy lifestyle - a lifestyle that can help reduce cancer. And it's G. Marie Swanson's job as the new associate director for cancer prevention and control research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center to spread that message to Hoosiers, with a special emphasis on African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American communities. Read the full story.

Sound Medicine Reviews Medical Issues Involving War, MRSA and Cancer -- This weekend, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, discussed health issues significant to veterans, cancer patients and Indianapolis hospitals. This week, broadcaster Joseph Shapiro will share a National Public Radio story of a Veterans Administration psychiatrist who is helping injured combatants overcome psychological injuries with tales about the mythological Greek warriors Achilles and Odysseus. Read the full story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Monday, Nov. 12:
Men's Basketball: Overcoming a slow start, No. 8 Indiana (1-0) came back with a dominating second-half performance for a 99-79 win over Chattanooga (1-1) Monday night at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Read the game notes.

Results from Tuesday, Nov. 13:
Women's Basketball: Junior Whitney Thomas tied a career-high with 21 points as the Indiana women's basketball team defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 74-56. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 14:
Women's Volleyball: Purdue, 7 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.

Schedule for Thursday, Nov. 15:
Men's and Women's Swimming: Hoosierland Open, Bloomington, Ind.


IU in the news

Dept. of Education grants IU $1.5 million
Indiana Daily Student, Nov. 13 -- The IU School of Education has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will form a partnership between the School of Education at IU-Purdue University Indianapolis and three Indianapolis Public Schools to implement a five-year project to better prepare teachers of English Language Learners, said Annela Teemant, assistant professor of second/foreign language education at IUPUI. Read the full story.

Prize your eyes; Learn how to protect your vision as you get older
Indianapolis Star, Nov. 13 -- As baby boomers grow older, age-related eye diseases that can cause vision loss or blindness are expected to increase dramatically -- from 28 million now to 43 million by 2020, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. And don't think your 20/20 means you're in the clear. "Those who do have good vision are at the same risk of developing eye disease as those who don't," said Dr. Louis B. Cantor, professor of glaucoma research and education and director of glaucoma service in the Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology. Read the full story.

IU Dance Marathon sets record
Indianapolis Star, Nov. 11 -- Indiana University students raised more than a $1 million for Riley Hospital for Children through their dance marathon over the weekend. More than 2,000 students participated across the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, raising a record $1.04 million for Riley. It was the 17th annual dance marathon. Read the full story.

Improving implants; Startup Nanovis is hard at work on process to help body better adapt to surgical implants
Indianapolis Star, Nov. 13 -- A West Lafayette startup has found a tiny way to make a big impact in the orthopedic industry -- and is branching out into the state's latest life-sciences frontier. Nanovis, founded in 2006, has developed a better way to integrate manmade implants with the human body, regrow bones and deliver antibiotics to infection-prone implant sites. "If you just stick a piece of metal in a bone, the body will recognize it as a foreign invader," said Dr. Jeffrey Anglen, chair of the Department of Orthopedics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Read the full story.


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