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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 22, 2008

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Special issue of Journal of American History examines Hurricane Katrina's impact
Middle Eastern Arts Festival at IU Bloomington begins Feb. 4
'Bridgwaters Family Photographs' opens on Feb. 1
Forensic science expert to head IUPUI Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Replacing what the storm took away, celebrating what a teacher gave
Chancellor announces 10 new signature centers
Koppel, Safire and Beschloss to speak at Journalism School
IU's David Constantine receives awards at International Timpani Competition
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Special issue of Journal of American History examines Hurricane Katrina's impact -- A special issue of the Journal of American History, titled "Through the Eye of Katrina: The Past as Prologue?" offers 20 articles and essays on topics related to Hurricane Katrina, including political, urban, environmental, architectural and musical history. A Web site featuring full text of articles, interactive media and photographic slide shows, accompanies the issue. Read the complete story.

Middle Eastern Arts Festival at IU Bloomington begins Feb. 4 -- This year's Middle Eastern Arts Festival again will feature a vivid array of music and dance from the region, as well as exhibits, museum events and presentations by artists and scholars. Read the complete story.

'Bridgwaters Family Photographs' opens on Feb. 1 -- In celebration of Indiana University's black history, and in collaboration with the Mathers Museum of World Cultures and the IU Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration and Black History Month committees, the African American Arts Institute presents a special exhibition, "Bridgwaters Family Photographs." Read the complete story.

Forensic science expert to head IUPUI Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology -- Nationally-recognized forensic science expert Jay A. Siegel will head the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) beginning February 1. Siegel came to IUPUI in 2004 when he established the state's first, and only, undergraduate degree program in forensic and investigative sciences. Since then, the number of students enrolled in the program has tripled, and forensics experts in DNA and explosives have joined the faculty. Read the complete story.

Replacing what the storm took away, celebrating what a teacher gave -- Dorothy Hawkins-Brooks, 87, a 1968 Indiana University alumna and now faculty emeritus from Jackson State University, lost her home and most possessions when Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. When asked recently if IU could do anything to help her, Hawkins-Brooks asked for a piece of paper, a symbol of a transformative time in her life -- a replacement diploma for her doctorate in education. Read the complete story.

Chancellor announces 10 new signature centers -- Ten proposals have been selected for funding in the second round of the Signature Centers Initiative at IUPUI, bringing the total number of potential IUPUI signature centers to 29, announced IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz. The Signature Centers Initiative is a cornerstone of IUPUI's Academic Plan, Executive Vice Chancellor Uday Sukhatme said. "It clearly highlights the importance of the research component of the campus mission, and is a significant investment in the drive to further raise IUPUI's research agenda and academic strength. Most of the centers funded last year have shown significant successes already, and I am confident that the new centers funded this year will be equally productive!" Read the complete story.

Koppel, Safire and Beschloss to speak at Journalism School -- An internationally renowned broadcast journalist who was the first to report that Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi was shutting down his country's production of weapons of mass destruction, a Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator and one of America's most prolific historians will speak at the Indiana University School of Journalism's spring speaker series. Read the complete story.

IU's David Constantine receives awards at International Timpani Competition -- IU Jacobs School of Music student David Constantine was recently awarded second place at the Rendez-vous Internationaux de la Timbale (2nd International Timpani Competition of Lyon) in Lyon, France. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Jan. 18:
Women's Swimming: Indiana recorded seven NCAA provisional marks and five first-place finishes but it was not enough as the Hoosiers fell to Tennessee on Friday. Read the meet notes.
Men's Swimming: With Todd Patrick and Ben Hesen posting three individual wins each and IU dominating on the diving boards, the eighth-ranked Hoosiers (4-3) dropped No. 7 Tennessee( 6-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 166-134 dual meet victory Friday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn. Read the meet notes.

Results from Saturday, Jan. 19:
Men's and Women's Track and Field: The Hoosiers took part in the SEC Big Ten Challenge on Saturday. The meet pitted four Big Ten schools against five SEC schools. The meet score after all events saw the SEC come out on top, 187 to 156. Read the meet notes.
Wrestling: The Indiana University wrestling team finished off the sweep at the Hoosier Quad on Saturday, downing the University of Indianapolis 32-9 in their third and final match. The Hoosiers also defeated Gardner Webb and the Air Force Academy 46-0 and 39-3, Read the match notes.

Results from Sunday, Jan. 20:
Women's Tennis: Indiana Women's Tennis Head Coach Lin Loring surpassed a large milestone on Sunday, earning the 700th coaching win of his career. Loring sits atop the NCAA wins column as the first Division I women's tennis coach to win 700 matches, and the majority of those wins (658) came with the Hoosiers as he enters this 31st season at the helm. Win number 699 came in the first dual match of the season for the Hoosiers, a 6-1 win over Western Michigan in the morning. IU then grabbed Coach Loring the milestone win by defeating another MAC foe in the afternoon match, downing Miami (OH) by a score of 6-1 as well. Read the match notes.
Women's Basketball: The Indiana women's basketball team took a pivotal road contest 70-56. It marked the Hoosiers' first win over the Michigan State Spartans since Jan. 20, 2002, and the first IU road victory over MSU since Dec. 30, 2001. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: Eric Gordon scored 25 points, D.J. White added 22 and the No. 9 Hoosiers, keeping the same lineup the entire second half, wore down Penn State 81-65 on Sunday. Read the game notes.

Results from Monday, Jan. 21:
Men's Tennis: First year Head Coach Randy Bloemendaal has begun the spring season with a 2-0 mark in dual matches after his Hoosiers defeated Cleveland State and Morehead State on Monday. Read the match notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 23:
Men's Basketball: Iowa, 9 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Thursday, Jan. 24:
Women's Basketball: Michigan, 7 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.

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IU in the news

IU Auditorium lights still shining 70 years after groundbreaking; Venue continues to fill seats after 7 decades
Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 18 -- The faint songs and immortalized words of thousands of performances and speeches still echo through the halls of the Indiana University Auditorium. For students today, the auditorium is a staple; it's been here forever. Yet many, including Bloomington residents, do not know anything about its history. Read the full story.

Why We Love
TIME, Jan. 16 -- What scientists, not to mention the rest of us, want to know is, Why? What makes us go so loony over love? Why would we bother with this elaborate exercise in fan dances and flirtations, winking and signaling, joy and sorrow? "We have only a very limited understanding of what romance is in a scientific sense," admits John Bancroft, emeritus director of the Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Ind., a place where they know a thing or two about the way human beings pair up. Read the full story.

A new life science pitch; IU takes statewide approach to attract more funding
Indianapolis Business Journal, Jan. 19 -- For the last two months, two academics at Indiana University and Purdue University have been passing notes. Dr. Craig Brater, dean of IU's School of Medicine, and Vic Lechtenberg, Purdue's interim provost, have been swapping e-mails, trading phone calls and meeting face to face. Their topic? How the institutions can work together to rev up research in medicine and life sciences and, in the process, boost Indiana's economy. Read the full story.

Players believe in Sampson
Courier-Press, Jan. 22 -- The 25-0 home-court start was a school record until Sunday, when Kelvin Sampson improved to 26-0 at Assembly Hall in his second season with the Hoosiers. And while Sampson's difficulties with the NCAA will keep many IU fans from embracing the newest coach, even they should appreciate his appreciation for the Hoosiers' hoops history. Unlike his predecessor, Mike Davis, who complained when he wasn't embraced by the IU faithful, Sampson from the start has declared himself a Hoosier and embraced the school's basketball tradition. Read the full story.

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