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Front Page News at Indiana University

December 3, 2007

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Understanding culture, disproportional representation in school services focus of panel discussion
Indiana Selected to Play in the Insight Bowl
Tracing the color lines
Serial killers may kill more victims than we think
IU Alumni Association to present President's Awards
Sound Medicine Looks at the AIDS Crisis in Kenya
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Understanding culture, disproportional representation in school services focus of panel discussion -- The need for teachers to understand the cultures of their students and how to address the overrepresentation of students of color in the juvenile justice system and who receives special services is the focus of this week's CEEP Policy Chat. Read the full story.

Indiana Selected to Play in the Insight Bowl -- Indiana University has been selected to play in the Insight Bowl, IU Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan and Insight Bowl Chairman Dick Stemple announced on Sunday evening. The Hoosiers (7-5, 3-5 Big Ten) will face Oklahoma State (6-6, 4-4 Big 12) on Monday, Dec. 31. Read the full story.

Tracing the color lines -- When Indiana University Bloomington Professor George Hutchinson sat down to conduct research on an upcoming book, he had no idea that his subject matter would shift in a way that was so different from what he had planned. Read the full story.

Serial killers may kill more victims than we think -- Serial killers might be responsible for up to 10 times as many U.S. deaths as previously estimated, according to an analysis by a criminologist at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Read the full story.

IU Alumni Association to present President's Awards-- The Indiana University Alumni Association will honor eight alumni with the 2007 IUAA President's Award for volunteer service to IU and their local communities. The awards will be presesented Friday (Dec. 7) during a ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Established in 1993, the President's Award is the highest award given by the Alumni Association to a volunteer leader. Read the full story.

Sound Medicine Looks at the AIDS Crisis in Kenya -- This weekend, Dec. 1 and 2, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, discussed health issues in Kenya and a health trend abroad. The medical director of Kenya's largest AIDS program, Joe Mamlin, M.D., explains how best to fight the epidemic. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Nov. 30:
Women's Swimming: The Indiana University women's swimming and diving team came up just short in its dual meet at Kentucky, falling 164-134 to the Wildcats Friday evening at the Lancaster Aquatic Center. Read the meet notes.
Men's Swimming: With victories in 12 of 14 swimming events, the Indiana University men's swimming and diving squad picked up a 186-114 dual meet victory at Kentucky Friday evening. Read the meet notes.
Women's Basketball: The Indiana women's basketball team fell to No. 21/22 Florida State, 85-78, in Assembly Hall on Friday, Nov. 30 in the inaugural Big Ten/ACC Women's Basketball Challenge. Read the game notes.

Results from Saturday, Dec. 1:
Men's Basketball: No. 15 Indiana earned a 64-51 victory over Southern Illinois. Read the game notes.

Results from Sunday, Dec. 2:
Women's Swimming: The Indiana women's swimming and diving team concluded its three-day stay Sunday at the Ohio State Diving Invitational at the McCorkle Aquatic Center in Columbus, Ohio. Competing on the platform, Brittany Feldman recorded her second top-10 finish in as many days by placing 10th with a score of 206.45. Amy Korthauer also advanced to the finals where she recorded a score of 202.40, good for 12th place. Read the meet notes.
Men's Swimming: The Indiana men's diving team concluded its three-day stay Sunday at the Ohio State Diving Invitational with three top-10 finishes in the platform event Sunday at the McCorkle Aquatic Center in Columbus, Ohio. Read the meet notes.

Schedule for Monday, Dec. 3:
Men's Basketball: Tennessee State, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

McRobbie, IU officials meet with Chinese university delegation
WFIU, Nov. 30 -- Top administrators from Indiana University met Wednesday with their counterparts at Zhejiang University for a conference on "universities in the business sector." During the all-day symposium in Hangzhou, China, the presidents of Indiana and Zheijiang universities renewed affiliation agreements between the two schools. Read and listen to the full story.

Mental Illness And Drug Addiction May Co-occur Due To Disturbance In Part Of The Brain
Science Daily, Dec. 3 -- Why do mental illness and drug addiction so often go together? New research reveals that this type of dual diagnosis may stem from a common cause: developmental changes in the amygdala, a walnut-shaped part of the brain linked to fear, anxiety and other emotions. Andrew Chambers and his team at the Indiana University medical school compared the adult mood- and drug-related behavior of two groups of adult rats. Read the full story.

Study: Medical Schools Impact Physician/Drug Company Relationships: Drug Companies Spend $21 Billion to Market Products, Mainly to Doctors
INside Edge, Dec. 3 -- A review by researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. takes a look at how medical schools impact the relationships between future doctors and drug companies. Officials say policy decisions to restrict contact between trainees and the pharmaceutical industry were associated with greater skepticism toward information given by drug company product representatives. Listen to the full story.

After 14 years of waiting, IU is finally bowl bound
Indiana Daily Student, Dec. 3 -- Fourteen years without a bowl game had been 14 years too long. The IU football team ended the Big Ten's longest bowl drought Sunday night when it was officially named as the conference representative the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. "We are really excited to be invited to play in the Insight Bowl," said IU coach Bill Lynch. "To play a Big 12 opponent like Oklahoma State, that will be a great challenge for our football team. And I think it's a great reward to a bunch of kids who have battled through a lot this year." Read the full story.

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