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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 6, 2008

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IU's annual ArtsWeek celebration examines politics and the arts
IU lecture: Captain Kidd, Columbus, Taino and the golden age of piracy
NIH, Gates Foundation to Support Riley Hospital and Moi University program
IU Jacobs School of Music captures several Grammy nominations
IU partners with Google and Microsoft to expand student and alumni e-mail options
Two Jacobs School alumni take the stage during a free concert with the Indianapolis Symphony
AAAI presents: "Worlds Collide: Spirit, Soul & Body," a spoken word and visual art event
IU Jazz Ensemble to perform at Ogle Center Feb. 16 as part of Moveable Feast
Masterworks of the IU Art Museum unveiled in new book
IU faculty receive explore "New Frontiers" in arts and humanities
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU's annual ArtsWeek celebration examines politics and the arts -- Get ready for an expressive week as "Politics and the Arts" are explored during the 24th annual ArtsWeek, Bloomington's winter festival of the arts. ArtsWeek, a collaboration between the City of Bloomington and Indiana University, offers exhibitions, performances, discussions and family-friendly events using many modes of artistic expression. Read the complete story.

IU lecture: Captain Kidd, Columbus, Taino and the golden age of piracy -- The public is invited to explore pirate lore on Feb. 12 as Indiana University archeologists Charles Beeker and Geoffrey Conrad discuss their ongoing research in the Dominican Republic, including their work to study and protect what they believe is the 1699 shipwreck of Captain Kidd's Quedagh Merchant. Read the complete story.

NIH, Gates Foundation to Support Riley Hospital and Moi University program -- The Indiana University-Kenya Partnership has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to join the Global Network for Women's and Infant's Health Research. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music captures several Grammy nominations -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is once again sweeping the Grammy Awards, with three recordings up for a total of five awards at this year's ceremony, taking place Feb. 10. Representing a diverse array of styles from contemporary classical to Spanish opera to experimental a cappella, the nominated recordings highlight the wide range of strengths at the celebrated school. Read the complete story.

IU partners with Google and Microsoft to expand student and alumni e-mail options -- Indiana University has partnered with Google and Microsoft to deliver enhanced e-mail and collaboration services to all IU students and alumni on all IU campuses. The partnership allows IU students and alumni to access these popular commercial services while still maintaining their traditional IU e-mail addresses. Read the complete story.

Two Jacobs School alumni take the stage during a free concert with the Indianapolis Symphony -- The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and two Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumni return to Bloomington with an exciting free concert in the Musical Arts Center on March 2 at 3 p.m. The concert will be a true celebration of musicians featuring two soloists who are Jacobs School alumni. Read the complete story.

AAAI presents: "Worlds Collide: Spirit, Soul & Body," a spoken word and visual art event -- Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present "Worlds Collide: Spirit, Soul & Body," an evening of spoken word and visual art, on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave. The event will feature a gallery opening of paintings, photography and sculptures by some of Indiana's finest visual artists. Read the complete story.

IU Jazz Ensemble to perform at Ogle Center Feb. 16 as part of Moveable Feast -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues IU's Moveable Feast of the Arts Series with the final of three performances this season at the Ogle Center on the campus of IU Southeast in New Albany, Ind. The Indiana University Jazz Ensemble, led by Professor Patrick Harbison, will come out swinging on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Read the complete story.

Masterworks of the IU Art Museum unveiled in new book -- Where can you find masterworks by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Gustave Caillebotte and Jackson Pollock along with decorative and ceremonial art objects from all around the world? The answer has long lain at the heart of the Indiana University Bloomington campus, but now it's also coming to a coffee table near you. Read the complete story,

IU faculty receive explore "New Frontiers" in arts and humanities -- New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities, Indiana University's unique arts and humanities grant program, has announced a new round of 30 grant winners. The New Frontiers program is funded by a $5 million grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, Feb. 5:
Men's Tennis: The Indiana University men's tennis team seized an intense 4-3 victory over #47 Kentucky on Tuesday. Read the match notes.

Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 7:
Women's Basketball: Northwestern, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Basketball: Illinois, 9 p.m., Champaign, Ill.

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IU in the news

The brightest people make the biggest blunders
China Daily, Feb. 5 -- Are you ignoring health blunders? You may think you know just about everything there is to know about staying healthy, but a recent study by the research staff from the Medicine School of Indiana University says even the smartest women make simple, yet dangerous, health mistakes. Read the full story.

Possible Breakthrough for Sufferers of Huntington's
Canada Free Press, Feb. 5 -- it was with great anticipation that I looked at the news that two Indiana University Bloomington scientists had made progress in the cause to cure Huntington's disease. Published in the February 1st issue of Journal of Molecular Biology, IU Bloomington biologists Joel Ybe and Qian Niu describe a region on the surface of HIP1 (Huntingtin-interacting protein 1) that could bind HIPPI (HIP1-protein interactor). The association of HIP1 and HIPPI is believed to lead to the degeneration of nerve cells. Read the full story.

Carnal Knowledge: They give pleasure; science asks why
Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 4 -- There are some natural phenomena whose wonder only deepens upon scientific investigation. Take the orgasm. Scientists know it involves muscle contractions. They know it makes your pupils expand, and heart rate and blood pressure surge. But why do orgasms feel good? I was surprised to find that this is still something of a scientific mystery -- though one that a few intrepid researchers are just starting to unravel. "Really and truly, people don't know," says Julia Heiman, director of the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research and coauthor of Becoming Orgasmic. Read the full story.

Dorm makeover: Ashton, Briscoe and Forest Quads to be renovated
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 6 -- After months of talks, the IU board of trustees announced Thursday they have approved a five-year plan to upgrade student housing. Construction will begin with the Ashton complex, which will become an 803-bed housing complex after renovations are complete. The new name for the dorm is yet to be determined, said Bob Weith, director of residential operations. Read the full story.

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