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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 29, 2008

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IU's Kelley School of Business rises among the elite in "Business Week" rankings
The missing male teacher
Mark Long to step down from IURTC post
An IU Jacobs School partnership encourages children to become composers
IU to participate in statewide severe weather preparedness campaign
IUPUI Hosts 7th Congressional District Debate March 6
Reception book signing for IU football legend George Taliaferro in Merrillville on March 9
Treatment for disease that affects estimated 1 in 2002 children gets them to eat again
IU Opera and Ballet Theater celebrates 60th anniversary with productions old and new
IU professors find news images play a central role in shaping voter opinion of candidates
Chinese delegation to meet with state, local and IU officials in Indianapolis
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU's Kelley School of Business rises among the elite in "Business Week" rankings -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business continues to be ranked among the nation's elite, advancing two places from 18th to 16th and second among Big Ten schools in Business Week magazine's new rankings of undergraduate business programs. Read the complete story.

The missing male teacher -- School districts and teacher preparation programs should collaborate more and schools should promote gender equality and social justice to help alleviate the lack of male teachers in U.S. public schools, according to a new Education Policy Brief from the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University. Read the complete story.

Mark Long to step down from IURTC post -- Mark S. Long announced today he will be stepping down as president and chief executive officer of the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. on March 30. Long said he has accomplished nearly all of his objectives since taking control of the organization six years ago and will be moving on to other entrepreneurial pursuits. He will remain a special adviser and consultant to IU Vice President for Engagement Bill Stephan through the remainder of the year. Stephan is expected to head IURTC on an interim basis while the university seeks Long's successor. Read the complete story.

An IU Jacobs School partnership encourages children to become composers -- Three major Indiana musical entities -- the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Music for All Foundation -- will host the world premiere of the Finding The Groove concert series this fall. The concerts are part of a larger project by the same name created to celebrate the formative role music plays in the educational development of children. Read the complete story.

IU to participate in statewide severe weather preparedness campaign -- Indiana University communities are urged to participate in the March 2-8 severe weather preparedness campaign sponsored by the National Weather Service with cooperation from the Indiana State Department of Homeland Security, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Department of Transportation, the American Red Cross, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the amateur radio community. Read the complete story.

IUPUI Hosts 7th Congressional District Debate March 6 -- What may be the final debate among three candidates vying to fill the 7th Congressional District seat that was held by the late U.S. Rep. Julia Carson will be held at IUPUI on March 6. Portions of the debate will be broadcast live on 24-Hour News 8 and WTLC-AM. 1310. Amos Brown III, host and managing editor of "Afternoons with Amos" on WTLC-AM, and Jim Shella, 24-Hour News 8 political reporter, will serve as co-moderators of the 90-minute debate between Democrat Andre Carson, Republican Jon Elrod and Libertarian Sean Shepard. Read the complete story.

Reception book signing for IU football legend George Taliaferro in Merrillville on March 9 -- The Lakeshore Region and the Neal-Marshall Northwest Indiana chapters of the Indiana University Alumni Association will honor IU graduate and All-American football star George Taliaferro at a reception and book signing on Sunday, March 9, in Merrillville, Ind. Read the complete story.

Treatment for disease that affects estimated 1 in 2002 children gets them to eat again -- Eosinophilic esophagitis, an inflammatory condition known as EE that often mimics reflux and can cause refusal to eat, affects about 1 in 2000 children in the United States and its prevalence is growing. Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children report that treatment with oral or swallowed/sprayed steroids results in significant patient improvement, but that if discontinued relapse is common. Read the complete story.

IU Opera and Ballet Theater celebrates 60th anniversary with productions old and new -- Familiar favorites combine with forays into fantasy in the 60th Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater season. The 2008-2009 lineup includes beloved standards like Verdi's La Traviata, Guilio Cesare by Handel and The Nutcracker ballet, in addition to fairy-tale fun in Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges and Massenet's Cendrillon, the Cinderella story interpreted in the French operatic style. Read the complete story.

IU professors find news images play a central role in shaping voter opinion of candidates -- News images of political candidates are vastly underappreciated as a source of information and play a central role in shaping voter impressions of presidential candidates, according to a recently published visual analysis of the last four presidential elections by two Indiana University professors. Read the complete story.

Chinese delegation to meet with state, local and IU officials in Indianapolis -- A delegation of national and local government officials from the People's Republic of China will visit Indiana on March 6 as part of a series of meetings aimed at learning about public management reform in the United States. The visit, which will include sessions with Indiana state and Indianapolis city officials, is coordinated by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and sponsored by the China Development Research Foundation. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Thursday, Feb. 28:
Women's Basketball: The Indiana University women's basketball team continued to battle for seeding at the Big Ten Championships when they traveled to Minnesota for a Thursday night contest versus the Golden Gophers. Despite a double-double by Indiana's Jamie Braun (16 points, 10 rebounds), Minnesota came out on top 69-54. Read the game notes.
Men's Swimming: The Hoosiers are in second after day one of Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships. Read the meet notes.

Schedule for Friday, Feb. 29:
Softball: Connecticut, 9:45 a.m., Chattanooga, Tenn.; Eastern Illinois, 12 p.m., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Baseball: Illinois State, 12 p.m., Clarksville, Tenn.
Men's Tennis: Charlotte, 12 p.m., Raleigh, N.C.
Men's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Schedule for Saturday, March 1:
Women's Water Polo: Brown, 9 a.m., College Park, Md.; Maryland, 6:30 p.m., College Park, Md.
Softball: Buffalo, 9:45 a.m., Chattanooga, Tenn.; Chattanooga, 2:15 p.m., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Women's Tennis: DePaul, 10 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.; Xavier, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Austin Peay, 2:30 p.m., Clarksville, Tenn.
Men's Swimming: Big Ten Championships, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Men's Track: Big Ten Championships, Madison, Wis.
Women's Track: Big Ten Championships, Minneapolis, Minn.

Schedule for Sunday, March 2:
Women's Water Polo: Princeton, 9 a.m., College Park, Md.; Hartwick, 2 p.m., College Park, Md.
Baseball: Valparaiso, 11 a.m., Clarksville, Tenn.
Men's Tennis: North Carolina State, 1 p.m., Raleigh, N.C.
Men's Basketball: Michigan State, 2 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Women's Basketball: Penn State, 4 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Track: Big Ten Championships, Madison, Wis.
Women's Track: Big Ten Championships, Minneapolis, Minn.

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IU in the news

Mixed signals on privacy concerns
Mercury News, Feb. 28 -- Americans are conflicted about Internet privacy. They say they want better protection for their personal data, but often trade away safeguards to connect with friends or find what they are looking for online. Many experts agree privacy has eroded with the growth of social-networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace and the spread of behavioral advertising, where ads are fed to people based on their online behavior. What's hard to know is how much of this erosion people are willing to overlook for the sake of cyber convenience. The Internet "feels so incredibly safe, secure and anonymous," said Fred Cate, a law professor at Indiana University and a privacy expert. "People care about other things more when (privacy) is on the table." Read the full story.

Biomarkers for Mood May Alter Psychiatric Treatments
Washington Post, Feb. 28 -- Biomarkers in the blood associated with mood disorders have been identified by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, who said the finding may change the way bipolar illness is diagnosed and treated. The researchers analyzed blood samples from 96 patients and found varying levels of the biomarkers in participants with high or low mood states. They also found that concentrations of the biomarkers varied, depending on the severity of depression or mania or a patient's individual experiences. Read the full story.

Merry marathon for Riley
Indianapolis Star, Feb. 29 -- Carmel High School shattered its goal for this year's dance marathon. Students not only met the $58,000 mark from last year, they more than doubled it by raising $129,866 for Riley Hospital for Children. About 650 dancers participated in the six-hour event Saturday in the Freshman Center cafeteria, said Katie Overbeck, the high school's student government sponsor. The two branches of the student government organized the event. This is the third year the school has held a dance marathon, which is the brainchild of Indiana University, Overbeck said. The university has an annual 36-hour marathon and helps start and facilitate smaller events at high schools. Read the full story.

Business faculty take pies for charity
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 29 -- Professor Karen Banks had the rare opportunity Feb. 21 to fulfill the dream of many - she got to hit her boss, Kelley School of Business Dean Dan Smith, in the face with a whipped-cream pie.Eleven business professors and administrators each took a pie hit for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The second annual Pie-a-Professor raised $2,715 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual Bowl for Kids' Sake event, said Nick Mattingly, Civic Leadership Development co-president. The Civic Leadership Development program, which organized the event, provides volunteering opportunities for business students. The organization has raised more than $12,000 for Bowl for Kids' Sake, which more than doubles last year's highest donation. Read the full story.

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