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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 13, 2008

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ArtsWeek: Woodburn Hall, Monroe County Courthouse, enhanced by dance
ArtsWeek events continue with political ice sculpting
Actress Tantoo Cardinal to speak at IU's Native Film Series on Feb. 20
IU Simon Cancer Center's summer program lets students explore cancer research careers
IU senior is the winner of the 2008 Young Stage Manager Award
Dangerous duo: hostility plus depression elevates risk for heart disease
SPEA offers graduate concentration in sustainable development
IU's School of HPER honors D. Jeannine Butler, Jerry D. Wilkerson
The IU Jacobs School of Music walked away with six Grammy Awards
Good parenting can help difficult infants become outstanding students
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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ArtsWeek: Woodburn Hall, Monroe County Courthouse, enhanced by dance -- Indiana University Bloomington's Woodburn 100 lecture hall and the Monroe County Courthouse atrium will be transformed this month by dance to reflect history and the fundamental architecture of justice, freedom and access to civic rights. The IU Contemporary Dance Program in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation presents "The Body Politic: Dance Performances in Sites that Shape Our Lives," as part of ArtsWeek, the annual Indiana University Bloomington community winter arts festival. Read the complete story.

ArtsWeek events continue with political ice sculpting -- During this year's ArtsWeek, children and adults can enjoy ice carving demonstrations in People's Park at the corner of Dunn Street and Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. The event, "Politics on Ice," will feature carvers from the Indiana Ice Studio creating sculptures related to the theme of politics. Read the complete story.

Actress Tantoo Cardinal to speak at IU's Native Film Series on Feb. 20 -- Tantoo Cardinal, a widely recognized Native American actress who has appeared in more than 50 films, including "Dances With Wolves" and "Smoke Signals," will visit Indiana University as part of its third annual Native Film Series on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Read the complete story.

IU Simon Cancer Center's summer program lets students explore cancer research careers -- High school and college students interested in exploring a career in cancer research can gain hands-on experience this summer at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. The cancer center's annual Summer Research Program places students with a mentor physician or researcher for nine weeks (June 6 to Aug. 4). The students will work with faculty who are doing research in the most progressive areas of cancer research. Read the complete story.

IU senior is the winner of the 2008 Young Stage Manager Award -- A hectic schedule has paid off for Indiana University senior Claire Diedrich, winner of the 2008 Young Stage Manager Award from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. Diedrich, a double major studying stage management through the Individualized Major Program and theatre with an emphasis in design, is the first person from IU to win the national USITT award. Read the complete story.

Dangerous duo: hostility plus depression elevates risk for heart disease -- Researchers led by Jesse Stewart, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, report that hostility and depression appear to act together in a complex way to elevate inflammatory proteins in the human body, possibly putting hostility plus depression on the list of risk factors for heart disease along with high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and smoking. Read the complete story.

SPEA offers graduate concentration in sustainable development -- Students in the Master of Public Affairs degree program at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs can now pursue an academic concentration in sustainable development. The option is available to students in the MPA program at IU Bloomington. SPEA faculty members believe it is the first sustainable development concentration offered by a university public affairs program. Read the complete story.

IU's School of HPER honors D. Jeannine Butler, Jerry D. Wilkerson -- D. Jeannine Butler and Jerry D. Wilkerson, both long-time leaders in girls' and women's athletics on the high school and collegiate levels, will be honored Feb. 17 on National Girls and Women in Sport Day by the Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, the IU Alumni Association and the IU Office of Women's Affairs. Read the complete story.

The IU Jacobs School of Music walked away with six Grammy Awards -- Faculty and alumni from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music were awarded a total of six Grammy Awards Sunday (Feb. 10). Legendary conductor and IU faculty member Leonard Slatkin was honored with awards for best classical album, best orchestral performance and best classical contemporary composition; prolific jazz saxophonist and IU alum Michael Brecker was recognized posthumously for both best jazz instrumental solo and best jazz instrumental album; and acclaimed jazz artist John Clayton won best instrumental arrangement accompanying a vocalist. Read the complete story.

Good parenting can help difficult infants become outstanding students -- The most challenging babies -- those who cry frequently, are very active and do not adapt well to new situations or people -- can perform as well or better than so-called "easy" babies if parents provide the right type of parenting, according to the results of a new study by education experts at Indiana University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 13:
Men's Basketball: Wisconsin, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 14:
Women's Basketball: Michigan State, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

IPFW to expand nursing programs
Journal Gazette, Feb. 12 -- In an effort to address a national nurse shortage exacerbated by an increasing need for nurse educators, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is expanding its master's program in nursing to include a teaching track. Two other specialties are being added to increase the number of advance practice nurses available to care for underserved patient populations. Read the full story.

Two more coaches will shed their shoes to get donations for children around the world
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 13 -- Two more basketball coaches are shedding their shoes for needy children, this time in a game tonight at Riverside City College. Riverside Coach John Smith said he was told by a cousin about Ron Hunter, the coach at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis who guided his team in his bare feet during a game last month to raise donations for shoes for children around the world. Smith then became interested in the cause and persuaded Fullerton College Coach Allen Caveness to join him. Read the full story.

Dead and Gone: The "Missing Missing" and Serial Killers
Miller-McCune, Feb. 11 -- When Washington state's notorious Green River Killer was arrested in 2001, police estimated he had murdered 48 women. But at least one academic thinks he accounted for a lot more victims -- upwards of 50 more. Kenna Quinet, an associate professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, points out that at least one-third of the killer's known victims had never been reported missing, were absent from police missing-persons databases or remained unidentified. Many were female prostitutes or teenage runaways. Read the full story.

Jacobs School of Music expands 2009 classes
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 12 -- First it was The Beatles, and then Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix. Now the latest rock-and-roller to get his own course at IU is folk legend Bob Dylan. A course on Bob Dylan will be added to the list of classes offered at IU in 2009. Music professor Glenn Gass received an $8,000 grant from the Summer Instructional Development Fellowship through the Office of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties to create the new class. Read the full story.

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