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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 30, 2007


IU strengthens ties with Zhejiang University in China
Australian university honors IU president
Research: Many Traffic Tragedies Could Be Prevented
Harvey Phillips, the "Paganini of the tuba," honored by Classical Music Hall of Fame
STAR TRAK for December
Dementia screening in primary care: Is it time?
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU strengthens ties with Zhejiang University in China -- Indiana University and Zhejiang University, one of China's leading universities, held their first-ever joint symposium focusing on university research commercialization and technology transfer and involving senior leaders of both institutions. In addition to the symposium, IU and Zhejiang formally strengthened their partnership by signing a new agreement that renews for five more years an agreement first signed in 1982. Read the full story.

Australian university honors IU president -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will return to his native country of Australia to receive an honorary doctorate on Monday (Dec. 3) from the University of Queensland, his alma mater. Professor Michael McRobbie will receive a Doctor of Science honoris causa at a Faculty of Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture (EPSA) ceremony at 11a.m. -- the first in a series which will see approximately 6,500 UQ students graduate across the next fortnight. Read the full story.

Research: Many Traffic Tragedies Could Be Prevented -- With holiday travels at hand and more of us on the road, remember that simple precautions might save your life. A research team at the Indiana University Center for Urban Policy and the Environment has just released 2006 Indiana Crash Facts, a book summarizing a series of reports on traffic safety for Indiana, reports that include some disturbing statistics. Read the full story.

Harvey Phillips, the "Paganini of the tuba," honored by Classical Music Hall of Fame -- Harvey Phillips, tuba virtuoso and distinguished professor emeritus at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, has added another honor to one of the most remarkable careers in modern American musical history. He has become the first brass player chosen for induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. Read the full story.

STAR TRAK for December; Geminid meteors adorn December sky -- The annual Geminid meteor shower will peak on the night of Dec. 13-14. The Geminids usually offer the best show of the year, outperforming even the better-known Perseid meteor shower of August. This year's Geminid shower will peak a few days after new moon, so skywatchers can expect to see 60-70 meteors per hour in a dark sky. Read the full story.

Dementia screening in primary care: Is it time?-- Primary care physicians should focus on "dementia red flags" rather than routinely screening individuals with no dementia symptoms just because they've reached a certain age, writes Dr. Malaz Boustani 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.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Wednesday, Nov. 28:
Men's Soccer: No. 4 seed Indiana saw its 2007 season come to an end as Bradley got the better of the Hoosiers in penalty kicks, 5-4 Wednesday night in an NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament second-round match at Yeagley Field at Armstrong Stadium. The match officially goes into the books as a 1-1 tie. Read the match notes.

Schedule for Friday, Nov. 30:
Men's and Women's Swimming: Kentucky, 5 p.m., Lexington, Ky.
Men's and Women's Diving: Ohio State Diving Invitational, Columbus, Ohio
Women's Basketball: Florida State, Big Ten/ACC Challenge, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Saturday, Dec. 1:
Men's Basketball: Southern Illinois, 9:30 p.m., Carbondale, Ill.
Men's and Women's Swimming: Ohio State Diving Invitational, Columbus, Ohio

Schedule for Sunday, Dec. 2:
Men's and Women's Swimming: Ohio State Diving Invitational, Columbus, Ohio


IU in the news

Groups to question psych professor on torture policy; Critics: Psychologists should stay away from interrogations
Indiana Daily Student, Nov. 30 -- Following a controversial anti-torture resolution passed by the American Psychological Association last summer, concerned faculty and students will have a chance to discuss the policy Friday with the association's president, IU psychology professor Sharon Brehm. Read the full story.

IU shines in faculty productivity ranking
Indianapolis Busienss Journal, Nov. 29 -- Faculty at Indiana University-Bloomington ranked more productive in twice as many departments as archrival Purdue University, according to the controversial Faculty Scholarship Productivity Index. IU ranked No. 1 nationally in faculty productivity in psychology and music specialties programs. In psychology, there were an average of 33 citations per faculty member in scholarly publications. Read the full story.

Climate Change Likely To Result In Eco-migration: What Can Be Done?
ScienceDaily, Nov. 28 -- Climate change is the largest environmental change expected this century. It is likely to intensify droughts, storms and floods, which will undoubtedly lead to environmental migrations and potential conflicts in the areas migrated to. In the aftermath of environmental disasters such as Hurricane Katrina in the US, Rafael Reuveny from Indiana University in the US looks at the role of environmental degradation on population migration, or 'ecomigration'. He examines its impact on areas receiving migrants and resulting violent conflict in particular. Read the full story.

Students, dean discuss changes for IU; Luncheon held Wednesday allowed students to offer opinions on how to improve IU
Indiana Daily Student, Nov. 30 -- While some came for the free lunch and some to meet new people, all 110 of the students who crowded into the Georgian Room on Wednesday at the Indiana Memorial Union were there to help make IU a better institution. "I've done this kind of luncheon for quite some time now, and I really enjoy it because I am able to get different insights from students to make IU a better place for everyone," Dean of Students Dick McKaig said. Read the full story.


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