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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 28, 2007

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The proof is in the tree bark
Johnstone to Lead Radiation Oncology at Indiana University
IU School of Education researchers to examine success of 21st Century Scholars program
IU Kelley School of Business repeats marketing and strategy case competition win
David Malebranche to speak at IU for World AIDS Day 2007
Indiana University awarded grant for IU-Russia project on language study, health care
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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The proof is in the tree bark: IU researchers track airborne distribution of chlorinated flame retardants -- A study by Indiana University researchers found the chlorinated flame retardant Dechlorane Plus in the bark of trees across the northeastern United States, with by far the highest concentrations measured near the Niagara Falls, N.Y., factory where this chemical is produced. The study, by Xinghua Qui and Ronald A. Hites of the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, was published online last week by the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Read the full story.

Johnstone to Lead Radiation Oncology at Indiana University -- Peter A. S. Johnstone, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He will begin his new duties Dec. 1. Dr. Johnstone comes to IU from Emory University School of Medicine where he was a professor of radiation oncology and of hematology/oncology and director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at the Winship Cancer Institute. Read the full story.

IU School of Education researchers to examine success of 21st Century Scholars program -- Researchers from the Indiana University School of Education will begin work on a study at the first of the year to determine the success of the state of Indiana's program to help low-income families send children to college. The study of the 21st Century Scholars (TFCS) program is funded by the Spencer Foundation, a Chicago-based organization which provides grants for education research. The research grant is for a $497,000 study to be conducted over two years. Read the full story.

IU Kelley School of Business repeats marketing and strategy case competition win -- Indiana University muscled to a gridiron victory over Purdue for the Old Oaken Bucket in Bloomington on Nov. 17. At the same time in West Lafayette, MBA students from IU's Kelley School of Business claimed a win over Purdue and five other universities in the Krannert Graduate Marketing Association Business-to-Business Marketing and Strategy Case Competition (KGMA B2B). Read the full story.

David Malebranche to speak at IU for World AIDS Day 2007-- Internationally recognized sexual health researcher and clinician David Malebranche will speak at Indiana University Bloomington on Thursday to commemorate World AIDS Day 2007. His talk, "Black Bisexual Men and HIV: Time to Think Deeper," is sponsored by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Read the full story.

Indiana University awarded grant for IU-Russia project on language study, health care-- Indiana University has been awarded a two-year, $400,000 federal grant for a project in which faculty and students from two IU campuses will work with a Russian university on language learning and the study of public health and health policy. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, Nov. 27:
Men's Basketball: No. 15 Indiana managed to gut out an 83-79 win over Georgia Tech Tuesday night at Assembly Hall as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 28:
Men's Soccer: Bradley, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

Lynch keeps IU dream going; Coach who held team together after death of Hoeppner gets 4-year contract extension
Indianapolis Star, Nov. 27 -- Indiana University athletic director Rick Greenspan stepped into a mandatory 7 a.m. meeting of football players Monday wearing a serious expression. "Pretty soon," Greenspan told the team, "I hope to have our new football coach come in and meet with you guys." Receiver James Hardy and cornerback Tracy Porter, sitting in the front row, were stunned. Greenspan paused for dramatic effect. "Oh, you know what," Greenspan continued, "I guess you won't have to wait too long. I think Bill Lynch just walked into the back of the room." Read the full story.

IU praised for international programs
Indiana Daily Student, Nov. 28 -- IU is one of the top American schools for international education, according to a report released Nov. 12 by the Institute of International Education. The report says the University is in the top 20 nationally, both in terms of international students here on campus and IU students in study-abroad programs. Read the full story.

Dementia Screening In Primary Care: Is It Time?
ScienceDaily, Nov. 28 -- Primary care physicians should focus on "dementia red flags" rather than routinely screen individuals with no dementia symptoms just because they've reached a certain age, according to Malaz Boustani, M.D., MPH, of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and colleagues from the University of Kent and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in a commentary published in the Nov. 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read the full story.

IU Researcher to Lead Clinical Trial For Breast Cancer Drug
Inside Indiana Business, Nov. 26 -- A researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is leading a clinical study of a new application for a breast cancer drug. Dr. Kathy Miller will look at whether the drug Avastin will slow the growth of cancer in newly diagnosed patients. Read the full story.

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