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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 30, 2008

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IU School of Informatics sponsoring innovative small business start-up event
IU students co-sponsor the 2008 Indiana Latino Leadership Conference with Purdue
Southwest Airlines founder headlines Kelley School of Business entrepreneurial event
IUPUI offers new study abroad program in China
"Sugar Babies" comes to Bloomington
IU Business Conference on March 5 to offer global strategies for Indiana companies
Bradford Woods wastewater treatment plant design wins statewide engineering honor
IU Retail Studies Group students receive fashion scholarships
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU School of Informatics sponsoring innovative small business start-up event -- Startup Weekend, a national business creation initiative, has announced that Bloomington Startup Weekend will be held Feb. 8-10 at Bloomington City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. This will be the 15th Startup Weekend to take place across the globe since the idea originated last July in Boulder, Colo. Read the complete story.

IU students co-sponsor the 2008 Indiana Latino Leadership Conference with Purdue -- Indiana University Bloomington students from the Latino Cultural Center (La Casa) are working, for the first time, with Purdue University to sponsor a one-day leadership conference. The 2008 Indiana Latino Leadership Conference will be March 1 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Purdue University in West Lafayette. Read the complete story.

Southwest Airlines founder headlines Kelley School of Business entrepreneurial event -- Herb Kelleher, founder and executive chairman of Southwest Airlines Co., will make a return visit to Indiana University's Kelley School of Business as the Distinguished Entrepreneur in Residence of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Friday, Feb. 8 in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IUPUI offers new study abroad program in China -- Students now have the opportunity to participate in a Summer Chinese Language Instruction program at Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou, China. The program, offered by the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis and the IUPUI Department of World Languages and Cultures, includes not only language instruction but also lets students travel to Beijing and visit the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and other significant sites in the Beijing area. Read the complete story.

"Sugar Babies" comes to Bloomington -- On Thursday, Feb. 7, documentary film maker Amy Serrano will host a viewing of her film, "The Sugar Babies," which reveals the inhumane conditions sugar cane cutters of Haitian decent often face in the Dominican Republic. Following lunch with Serrano at La Casa and the screening, the event at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium will also feature a panel discussion about the use of documentary films to facilitate knowledge and change, and on the issues brought to light by "The Sugar Babies." Read the complete story.

IU Business Conference on March 5 to offer global strategies for Indiana companies -- In discussions about the state's economy, the topic quickly turns to global challenges -- international competition, public policy, regulation, expansion, financing, sales and marketing. At the 2008 Indiana University Business Conference, six leaders will elevate the conversation by adding their insights and strategies for bettering Indiana's global game. Read the complete story.

Bradford Woods wastewater treatment plant design wins statewide engineering honor -- The new wastewater treatment plant at Bradford Woods, an outdoor educational, recreational and professional development center for Indiana University Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, has earned its engineers a statewide honor. Read the complete story.

IU Retail Studies Group students receive fashion scholarships -- For the third consecutive year, IU Bloomington students from the Department of Apparel Merchandising & Interior Design's Retail Studies Group were honored in New York at the YMA Scholarship Fund's Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Dinner. The IU honorees were among 91 students from universities nationwide receiving $5,000 scholarships at the Jan. 9 event. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

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

Schedule for Thursday, Jan. 31:
Women's Basketball: Wisconsin, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Basketball: Wisconsin, 9 p.m., Madison, Wisc.

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IU in the news

How would bill on immigration add up for Hoosiers?
Indianapolis Star, Jan. 29 -- Whether the work is picking tomatoes on a farm or pounding nails at a construction site, Indiana relies on cheap and plentiful immigrant labor -- legal and illegal -- to do business. Indiana University Law Professor John L. Hill was asked to pull together numbers that show the economic impact of illegal immigration. It is not an easy task. Many illegal immigrants are paid in cash and live under the radar of the government. Estimates of how much money they earn, spend or absorb from tax-supported programs are vague and hard to find. In testimony last week before a Senate committee, Hill concluded that the numbers he did find show that a large illegal work force probably is a plus for business. Read the full story.

CS-Keys prepares for new VC funds; $6.25M investment will help Indy outfit as it brings biopsy biomarker product to market
Indianapolis Star, Jan. 29 -- CS-Keys, an Indianapolis startup developing a new method for the early detection of cancer, is expected to announce today that it has received $6.25 million in funding. CS-Keys grew out of research at Indiana University, which has a licensing agreement with the company. CS-Keys -- for Cancer Specific Keys -- has developed a method using biomarkers designed to help pathologists detect the presence of breast cancer in biopsies taken from patients. The company hopes to use its technology to help in the diagnosis of other cancers, including prostate, cervical, ovarian and colorectal. Read the full story.

IU East may add master's degree; Trustees to decide fate of social work program at Thursday meeting
Palladium-Item, Jan. 30 -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees will be asked to approve a new graduate program for IU East when they meet in Richmond on Thursday. If approved, campus leaders expect the proposed master's of social work program to draw about 30 students for the fall 2008 semester, said IUE Chancellor Nasser Paydar. Read the full story.

Professor teaches service learning through project to send books to Costa Rica
Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 30 -- Two skinny and rugged dark brown bookcases containing a thinning number of books constitute a Costa Rican elementary school's library. A book, for many children around the world, is taken for granted. The students at Atenas Elementary School in Costa Rica seldom have the chance to embrace what could be a thrilling adventure - the tale within a book. Leana McClain, an education professor at IU, began a service-learning project with her class a few semesters ago to help thicken the elementary school library. Read the full story.

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