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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 25, 2008

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You are all permitted and encouraged to laugh!
Indiana Resource Center for Autism awarded research grant
Kelley School's executive education programs being transformed
IU to provide dental benefits for student academic appointees
ITRAC on track to bridge gap between academic research and applied discovery
Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter closed at IU Bloomington
Kelley School's life science workshop series continues Feb. 1
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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You are all permitted and encouraged to laugh! -- This is the declaration of Pulitzer-prize winning composer William Bolcom, who warns audiences attending his latest opera, A Wedding, not to take it too seriously. The opera, which opens Feb. 1 at Indiana University's Musical Arts Center, portrays an all-American train wreck of a wedding in which everything that can go wrong, does. Sung in English with English supertitles, it is the third of Bolcom's operas to have its collegiate premiere at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism awarded research grant -- A grant awarded to the Indiana Resource Center for Autism will fund research to develop methods for helping improve the social skills of children with autism spectrum disorders. The $26,848 grant comes from the Organization for Autism Research in Arlington, Va. It will support a research project titled "Increasing Social Engagement in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Video Self-Modeling and Peer Training." Read the complete story.

Kelley School's executive education programs being transformed -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, which has offered executive education programs since the 1950s, has turned to a new leader to transform them into an educational model for leaders in the 21st century. The school publicly announced Jan. 24 that John F. Cady, previously a managing director of Duke Corporate Education, the executive education practice at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, is the new executive director of Kelley Executive Partners (KEP). Read the complete story.

IU to provide dental benefits for student academic appointees -- Indiana University will provide dental benefits for its 4,450 student academic appointees starting with the 2008-09 academic year. James Wimbush, dean of the University Graduate School, said dental benefits have been a high priority for graduate students who conduct essential work for the university, and the IU administration worked to find a way to provide them. Read the complete story.

ITRAC on track to bridge gap between academic research and applied discovery -- The IU Simon Cancer Center has initiated the Translational Research Acceleration Collaboration (ITRAC) and is providing rapid response funding and expertise to speed early discoveries to improve patient care, solve perplexing treatment problems, and lead the way to future therapies. Read the complete story.

Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter closed at IU Bloomington -- Indiana University Dean of Students Richard McKaig announced Jan. 23 the decision to close the Bloomington campus chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. The decision, which was made in consultation with the national headquarters of Alpha Epsilon Pi and after talking with alumni and student officers from the group, is based on a finding that the chapter violated the university's regulation prohibiting hazing. Read the complete story.

Kelley School's life science workshop series continues Feb. 1 -- Many life science companies are opting to outsource many functions previously done in-house, including research, development, refrigerated storage and a myriad of manufacturing functions. This shift and its impact on Indiana firms will be the focus of the third program in the 2007-08 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Wednesday, Jan. 23:
Men's Basketball: Indiana used its best defensive effort of the season and the offensive trio of D.J. White (19), Eric Gordon (17) and Jamarcus Ellis (12) to outscore the entire Iowa team as the #7 Hoosiers ran their winning streak to 13 with a 65-43 victory over Iowa. Read the game notes.

Results from Thursday, Jan. 24:
Women's Basketball: The Indiana women's basketball team was topped by Michigan in a Big Ten road game on Thursday, 65-54. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Friday, Jan. 25:
Men's Tennis: Eastern Kentucky, 10 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Tennis: Indiana State, 4 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Wrestling: Wisconsin, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Gladstein Invitational, Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Saturday, Jan. 26:
Women's Swimming: Purdue, 1 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Women's Water Polo: San Jose State, 1 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Women's Water Polo: Colorado State, 5:15 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Men's Basketball: Connecticut, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Gladstein Invitational, Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Sunday, Jan. 27:
Women's Water Polo: Arizona State, 10:20 a.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Women's Water Polo: UCLA, 3 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Women's Tennis: Duke, 11 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Tennis: Butler, 4 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Wrestling: Penn State, 2 p.m., University Park, Pa.

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IU in the news

IUPUI's Hunter up to his ears in donated shoes; Charity drive to put shoes on feet of African children more than exceeds IUPUI coach's goal
Indianapolis Star, Jan. 25 -- IUPUI basketball coach Ron Hunter got his pedicure, his game victory and, as a bonus, more athletic shoes than he'll ever be able to carry to Africa in July. All on bare feet. Hunter completed one of the most inspirational walks in this college basketball season by coaching Thursday night's game shoeless for children of impoverished homes. Read the full story.

IU Presents Workshop on Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
HPC wire, Jan. 23 -- Technologists from Indiana University Information Technology Services (UITS) will inform some of the nation's top research scientists about advanced cyberinfrastructure at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) being held next month in Boston. IU is sponsoring a tutorial and workshop at the event titled "The TeraGrid: An essential tool for 21st century science" on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 10:30-noon. Read the full story.

Passing the Buck on Environmental Damage
Science, Jan. 22 -- Daniel Cole, a political theorist at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, says this study shows how far ecological economics has come in the past few decades. "The only thing worse than error-prone efforts to assign values to nonmarket goods may be not to make such efforts," says Cole. Read the full story.

IU closes Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter over hazing
Associated Press, Jan. 23 -- Indiana University has closed the Bloomington campus chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi for two years after finding it violated the school's hazing policy. IU Dean of Students Richard McKaig said Wednesday that a student judicial board heard allegations that the fraternity deprived pledges of sleep, left brothers in a remote location and required them to walk back to campus, incited fear and threatened bodily harm. Read the full story.

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