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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 27, 2008

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Charlie Rose to wrap up ArtsWeek 2008
Graduate students take to the Statehouse for first Graduate Education Day
Indiana University doctoral candidates awarded Gilder Lehrman Fellowships
Informatics professor's book receives Outstanding Academic Title distinction
Uncharged organic molecule can bind negatively charged ions
IU again ranks in Top 20 nationally in private-sector support; 7th among public universities
$1.8 million grant to expand IU School of Education immersive learning project
Conductor Arthur Fagen joins IU Jacobs School of Music faculty
African American Dance Workshop to be at IU Bloomington Feb. 29-March 1
IU ArtsWeek panel discussion to explore "Censorship and the Arts"
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Charlie Rose to wrap up ArtsWeek 2008 -- For nearly a quarter of a century, Charlie Rose has interviewed some of the world's most powerful and artistic people. From political powerhouses including President George W. Bush, Nelson Mandela and Henry Kissinger to artistic geniuses including Damien Hirst, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Francis Ford Coppola, Rose's experiences have given him a breadth and depth of knowledge and insight rarely accumulated by any one person. And Rose will soon share his experiences with the Bloomington community. Read the complete story.

Graduate students take to the Statehouse for first Graduate Education Day -- Graduate students from the state of Indiana will be out of their labs and classrooms and at the Indiana Statehouse on March 5 for the first Graduate Education Day at the Statehouse. Graduate Education Day is a collaborative effort between Purdue University, Indiana University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to showcase why graduate education is important for higher education, society and the state of Indiana. Read the complete story.

Indiana University doctoral candidates awarded Gilder Lehrman Fellowships -- Indiana University doctoral candidates Lauren Cordes Tate and Jamie Warren have been awarded research fellowships by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, which helps scholars conduct research in New York City. Read the complete story.

Informatics professor's book receives Outstanding Academic Title distinction -- William Aspray, Rudy Professor of Informatics at the Indiana University School of Informatics, has co-edited a book selected by Choice Magazine as one of its Outstanding Academic Titles. Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation (MIT Press), was co-edited with Joanne Cohoon, senior research scientist at the National Center for Women & IT, and a professor of science, technology and society at the University of Virginia. Read the complete story.

Uncharged organic molecule can bind negatively charged ions -- Indiana University Bloomington chemists have designed an organic molecule that binds negatively charged ions, a feat they hope will lead to the development of a whole new molecular toolbox for biologists, chemists and medical researchers who want to remove chlorine, fluorine and other negatively charged ions from their solutions. Read the complete story.

IU again ranks in Top 20 nationally in private-sector support; 7th among public universities -- Indiana University ranks fourth in the Big Ten, seventh among all public universities and 19th among all colleges and universities in the nation in the amount of support it receives from the private sector. IU has ranked in the Top 20 among all colleges and universities, public and private, for 16 of the past 18 years. Read the complete story.

$1.8 million grant to expand IU School of Education immersive learning project -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has granted more than $1.8 million to the Indiana University School of Education to expand the immersive learning environment "Quest Atlantis." Sasha Barab, associate professor and Jacobs Chair in Learning Sciences and Instructional Systems Technology and the director of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, created the Quest Atlantis project. It is a learning and teaching tool for students ages 9-12 that uses a 3-D, multiuser environment to immerse children in educational tasks. Read the complete story.

Conductor Arthur Fagen joins IU Jacobs School of Music faculty -- The IU Jacobs School of Music announced Feb. 26 that Maestro Arthur Fagen has been appointed as Professor of Music in instrumental conducting. Fagen will commence his activities in Bloomington in the fall of 2008. In great demand as a conductor of orchestras and opera in Europe, Asia and the U.S., Fagen has developed a growing relationship with the Jacobs School of Music, including a performance with the IU Symphony Orchestra in October 2007. Read the complete story.

African American Dance Workshop to be at IU Bloomington Feb. 29-March 1 -- Indiana University's African American Arts Institute, African American Dance Company and Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies will present the 11th Annual Dance Workshop this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 29-March 1) on the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

IU ArtsWeek panel discussion to explore "Censorship and the Arts" -- Artists and advocates will explore the meaning of censorship and its implications for the visual and performing arts in an Indiana University panel discussion this Thursday, Feb. 28. The "Censorship and the Arts" discussion is a signature event of ArtsWeek 2008, a campus and community celebration organized this year around the theme of arts and politics. It will take place in room 121 of the Law School. The panel will run from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., including questions from the audience, and will be followed by a reception. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Monday, Feb. 25:
Women's Basketball: The Indiana women's basketball pulled off an upset of No. 18 Ohio State in overtime, 69-61, behind four Hoosiers scoring in double-figures on Monday, Feb. 25 in Assembly Hall. Read the game notes.

Results from Tuesday, Feb. 26:
Men's Basketball: The Hoosiers' high-profile coaching change again overshadowed basketball Tuesday night, and Indiana fans showered Dakich with a victory stroll after No. 12 Indiana beat Ohio State 72-69 -- even though Dakich didn't think he deserved it. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 27: No varsity teams in action

Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 28:
Women's Basketball: Minnesota, 8 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Men's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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IU in the news

IU, honor and resolution
South Bend Tribune, Feb. 27 -- Winning always has been important in Indiana University basketball. But not as important as winning fair and square. Until this year, IU hadn't had a major National Collegiate Athletic Association violation since 1960. During that long span of time, teams won NCAA championships and went decades without a losing season. They did it fair and square. Read the full story.

Biomarkers can pinpoint mood illnesses, IU says
Indianapolis Star, Feb. 26 -- Biomarkers in the blood can help identify mood disorders, say researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine. Such indicators are present in differing amounts in individuals suffering from high or low mood states. The concentration of biomarkers varies depending on the severity of the depression or mania, according a news release from the medical school. This breakthrough could change the way bipolar illness is diagnosed and treated, IU said. Read the full story.

Firefighter study
Fox 59, Feb. 25 -- Fox aired a segment about a first-of-its-kind study in which researchers from the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation are monitoring firefighters' cardiovascular and respiratory health 24/7 in an effort to improve firefighter health and safety and potentially reduce the number of deaths that occur in the line of duty. The video could be viewed here, http://fox59.trb.com/.

Swept; Hoosiers take season series against Buckeyes
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 27 -- Normalcy should return to the IU men's basketball team, or so interim coach Dan Dakich hopes. The Hoosiers squeaked past Ohio State 72-69 Tuesday night in the team's first home game since coach Kelvin Sampson resigned. After the game, Dakich recognized things are probably still a little weird for members of the team. With Tuesday's win, the No. 12 Hoosiers (24-4, 13-2) pulled into a tie with No. 10 Wisconsin (23-4, 13-2) for first place in the Big Ten. Purdue (21-6, 12-2), tied in the loss column with IU and Wisconsin, hosts Minnesota today. Read the full story.

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