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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 28, 2008


School of Optometry eyes the future
IU public finance experts awarded grant for China infrastructure study
Living Well: Health and wellness tips from Indiana University
This Week on Sound Medicine
Indiana University teams with Church & Dwight to improve the nation's sexual health
Grant to provide incentive in field of gerontology
Chinese ambassador to U.S. to speak in Indianapolis on Feb. 22
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


School of Optometry eyes the future -- President Michael McRobbie will host a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction of the School of Optometry's new Eye Care Clinic. The new facility will provide state-of-the-art diagnosis facilities while freeing up space to expand the department's research. Read the complete story.

IU public finance experts awarded grant for China infrastructure study -- Public finance experts at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs will collaborate with colleagues at a Chinese university on a study of the financing of local public infrastructure in China's Guangdong Province. Read the complete story.

Living Well: Health and wellness tips from Indiana University -- Living Well for January discusses the following topics: Cold-weather exercise mistakes to avoid, Language learning and kids -- little data-miners and Giving New Year's resolutions staying power. Read the complete story.

This Week on Sound Medicine -- This weekend, Jan. 26 and 27, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, discussed sexual health issues and previewed the diabetes conference "Taking Control of Your Diabetes." Read the complete story.

Indiana University teams with Church & Dwight to improve the nation's sexual health -- To address critical sexual health issues facing citizens across the United States, the Center for Sexual Health Promotion in Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation has entered into a unique 3-year agreement with one of the world's leading sexual health products companies, Church & Dwight, maker of Trojan brand condoms. The agreement establishes the IU center as a strategic research, education and consulting partner with Trojan. Read the complete story.

Grant to provide incentive in field of gerontology -- The Indiana University School of Social Work has been awarded a $75,000 Practicum Partnership Program grant that will serve as an incentive to attract graduate students to the field of geriatrics and gerontology. For the first time, graduate students in the school's Master of Social Work program interested in practicum placements with agencies that care for the aged will be eligible for a $2,500 stipend. Read the complete story.

Chinese ambassador to U.S. to speak in Indianapolis on Feb. 22 -- Zhou Wenzhong, China's ambassador to the United States, will speak Friday, Feb. 22, at the University Conference Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His speech is being presented by IU's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Jan. 25:
Men's Tennis: The Indiana University men's tennis team earned two more 7-0 victories on Friday, downing Eastern Kentucky and Indiana State. In four dual matches this week, the Hoosiers dropped just one match, a doubles contest. Read the match notes.
Wrestling: Brandon Becker topped the second-ranked wrestler in the country while Angel Escobedo moved his season record to a perfect 19-0 during Friday night's match against No. 13 Wisconsin (10-2-1, 1-1). No. 17 Indiana (11-3, 0-1) split the win total, taking five of the individual bouts, but fell in the total team score, 20-15. Read the match notes.

Results from Saturday, Jan. 26:
Women's Swimming: A dominating performance with 11 individual and relay victories propelled the Indiana women's swimming and diving team to a 186-114 win over in-state rival Purdue Saturday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind. Read the meet notes.
Women's Water Polo: After dropping its first match on Saturday to San Jose State, the Indiana water polo team rebounded to claim a 14-8 win over Colorado State in the evening. Read the San Jose State match notes. Read the Colorado State match notes.
Men's Basketball: All five starters scored in double figures for Connecticut and the Huskies used their size advantage to outrebound the Hoosiers and control the paint in a 68-63 win over #7/8 Indiana Saturday in Assembly Hall. Read the game notes.

Results from Sunday, Jan. 27:
Women's Water Polo: The water polo team was unable to get a win in the second day of the Michigan Kick-off. Read the Arizona State match notes. Read the UCLA match notes.
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team split the action on Sunday, topping Butler, 7-0, after suffering a 6-1 setback to No. 17 Duke in the morning. Read the match notes.
Wrestling: Number 8 Penn State gets by No. 17 Indiana, 25-9. Read the match notes.

Schedule for Monday, Jan. 28 - Wednesday, Jan. 30: No varsity teams in action.


IU in the news

Students design rooms; 20 from IUPUI contribute their work to a centerpiece home for event at fairgrounds
Indianapolis Star, Jan. 28 -- The main attraction of the Indianapolis Home Show this year added a new feature: student designers. A group of 20 interior design students from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis designed rooms for a centerpiece home at the show, which kicked off this weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Read the full story.

Bridging Gap Between Academic Research And Applied Discovery
Medical News TODAY, Jan. 28 -- In a novel manner which gives new meaning to the word transformative, researchers from the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center are integrating some of the best practices of industry into the strengths of the academic research process to propel the development of innovative cancer treatments from the bench to the bedside. Read the full story.

What You Really Want to Buy; Marketing goes to the next level by hooking consumers up to machines and reading their brains. But do the results tell the whole story?
Business Week, Jan. 28 -- Forget focus groups. Companies that want feedback on a product are getting inside consumers' heads -- literally. Jeffrey Bardzell is a professor of informatics, or the study of how we collect and use information, at Indiana University. He says any neuroscientific measure, taken alone, "is unreliable." That's why he combines them with other data. Funded in part by One to One Interactive, a Boston marketing consultancy, Bardzell's team is preparing tests to compare EEG signals from the brain with data pouring from other sensors, including galvanic skin responses, blood pressure, eye movement, and heart beat. Read the full story.

It's Gotta Be the Shoes
New York Times, Jan. 26 -- Ron Hunter, the coach at Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis, is probably best known for his exuberant celebration, complete with rolling around on the court, when the Jaguars made the NCAA tournament in 2003. Now he has something else to celebrate. Read the full story.


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