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Front Page News at Indiana University

March 19, 2008

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Students compete to conserve energy and water in 'IU Energy Challenge'
English faculty recognized by Choice magazine
Experts to discuss law and ethics of stem cell research at IU symposium
IUPUI Scientists Report First 3-D View of Anti-Cancer Agent
Former Senate Majority Leader Frist to speak at IU on March 25
Under the sea: IU chemist David Williams to deliver Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture
Bullies Extend Reach Through Cyber-Age Tools
Military historian to speak on U.S. foreign policy after Iraq
TRIP: Indiana tobacco sales to minors return to higher 2005 rate
$2 million gift by Fred Steingraber to advance IU's Kelley School of Business' global presence
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Students compete to conserve energy and water in 'IU Energy Challenge' -- Students at Indiana University Bloomington will participate in the campus's first "IU Energy Challenge," a dormitory energy and water conservation competition. Combining student residential life, graduate research and campus operations, the competition integrates numerous aspects of campus life to promote greater environmental sustainability on campus. Read the complete story.

English faculty recognized by Choice magazine -- Outstanding recent books by Indiana University Bloomington Department of English faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences have been recognized by Choice magazine, the official journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and by the Gutavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. Read the complete story.

Experts to discuss law and ethics of stem cell research at IU symposium -- An interdisciplinary panel of experts will examine the legal and ethical implications of stem cell research at the 2008 Symposium of Indiana University's Center on Law, Society & Culture. Titled, "Can and Should We Control Technology? The Future of Stem Cell Research Policy," the symposium will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 27 in the Moot Court Room of the IU School of Law-Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IUPUI Scientists Report First 3-D View of Anti-Cancer Agent -- Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Purdue School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have created the first three-dimensional image of how a well-established chemotherapy agent targets and binds to DNA. The study, which publishes online the week of March 17 in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may help scientists develop better chemotherapy drugs to treat a wide range of cancers. Read the complete story.

Former Senate Majority Leader Frist to speak at IU on March 25 -- Transplant surgeon and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will speak at the Indiana University Auditorium on March 25, giving a lecture, "Medicine as a Currency for Peace." The lecture, hosted by the Indiana Memorial Union Board, will begin at 7 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary for this event. Read the complete story.

Under the sea: IU chemist David Williams to deliver Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture -- David R. Williams, the Harry G. Day Chair and professor of chemistry at Indiana University Bloomington, will deliver the 2008 Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture, in which he will discuss the efforts of his laboratory group to explore the chemistry of recently discovered natural products from the marine world and how substances from those products may be transformed into new treatments for disease. Read the complete story.

Bullies Extend Reach Through Cyber-Age Tools -- Victims of bullies are no longer free from attacks even at home because those age-old nemeses of students everywhere have extended their reach through cyber-age tools like e-mail and text messages, James Brown, a PhD student at the Indiana University School of Social Work, points out. Data shows the new-age methods of bullying can be more distressing than the old-fashioned face-to-face taunts because there is such an anonymous component to it, Brown said. Read the complete story.

Military historian to speak on U.S. foreign policy after Iraq -- Prominent military historian Andrew J. Bacevich will present the 2008 Paul V. McNutt Lecture at Indiana University Bloomington, speaking on "U.S. Foreign Policy After Iraq." The lecture, which is open to the public, will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Georgian Room of the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St. in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

TRIP: Indiana tobacco sales to minors return to higher 2005 rate -- Efforts to reduce tobacco sales to minors in Indiana lost ground slightly last year, returning to the 2005 rate of 12.7 percent and ending six consecutive years of reduced sales, according to the latest data from the Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program. TRIP is a joint venture of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation's Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University Bloomington and the Indiana State Excise Police. When TRIP inspections began in 2000, 40 percent of retailers were found to have sold tobacco to minors. Read the complete story.

$2 million gift by Fred Steingraber to advance IU's Kelley School of Business' global presence -- As the chairman and chief executive officer of A.T. Kearney, Fred G. Steingraber led an ambitious global expansion into nearly 40 countries, growing the firm at a compounded rate of growth of 25 percent per year for 18 straight years. When Steingraber retired, A.T. Kearney was the second largest, high value-added strategic and operational consulting firm in the world with the highest growth rate and highest revenue per consultant. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, March 18:
Men's Tennis: Senior Thomas Richter earned a big win Tuesday afternoon inside the IU Tennis Complex, defeating Louisville's Austen Childs. Childs is the 41st ranked singles player in the latest ITA national rankings, released briefly before Tuesday's match. The Cardinals stole the team victory, however, squeezing by for a 4-3 win. Read the match notes.
Women's Golf: Inclement weather conditions have canceled the second round of the 35th annual Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at The University of Texas Golf Club. The tournament will be shortened to 36 holes with the final 18-hole round set to begin Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Central with a shotgun start. Indiana is currently tied for seventh after a score of 320 ( 32) in round one.
Men's Golf: The 26th-ranked Indiana men's golf team might want to consider relocating to Pinehurst. For the second straight season, IU captured team and individual titles at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate. All five Hoosiers in the lineup and one individual finished in the top 10, and the team cruised to a dominating 24-shot victory in the 19-team field on Tuesday afternoon. Read the tournament notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, March 19:
Women's Golf: Betsy Rawls Invitational, Austin, Texas

Schedult for Thursday, March 20:
Softball: Drake University, 4 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Wrestling: NCAA Championships, St. Louis, Mo.
Women's Swimming: NCAA Championships, Columbus, Ohio

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IU in the news

Kelley School to launch online roundtable
Indianapolis Star, March 18 -- ndiana University's Kelley School of Business is getting some help with its global aspirations, thanks to a $2 million gift from alum Fred G. Steingraber. The biggest chunk of the money -- $1.5 million -- will go toward building a Web-based, Wikipedia-like social network of business experts, executives and academics. Called the Global Leaders Network, it will serve as a resource for students in the Kelley School's online master of business administration degree program, Kelley Direct. "Wouldn't it be great to have a place to go and search and see how 20 experts feel?" asked Dan Smith, dean of the Kelley School. "What is their read on what's going on?" Read the full story.

IU study on HPV vaccine for teens finds Hoosiers conflicted on issue
WSBT22, March 19 -- An Indiana University study on the HPV vaccine and sexually transmitted diseases found most Indiana adults about three times as likely to oppose a mandatory vaccine for the HPV virus in teen girls if they also think it will encourage young people to have sex. The survey results, released Tuesday, are based on the telephone interviews of more than 500 randomly selected Hoosiers in 2005, right before the FDA approved a vaccine for the common STD. Read the full story.

Fed rate cut could be hurtful
Indianapolis Star, March 19 -- The Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rates Tuesday, a move meant to brace troubled New York banks, but one that could backfire on Indiana and raise fuel and raw material prices as the dollar's value ebbs overseas. Reducing rates by three-fourths of one percentage point is intended to get the country's megabanks active again after they scaled back lending when subprime loans began going bad in massive volumes last summer. "There's a psychosis in banking that leads to lenders being really, really bullish or really, really scared. Right now, they're really, really scared,'' said Philip Powell, business professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. "Everybody is just sitting on their hands looking at everybody else,'' Powell said of the bankers. "The Fed is infusing cash into the system, making cash cheaper and raising the opportunity for lending. They're trying to take the risk out of loaning the money.'' Read the full story.

Older folks at higher risk of escalator injuries
Reuters UK, March 17 -- Older people should treat escalators with caution, and may want to use elevators instead if they have trouble keeping their balance, according to the authors of the first national study of escalator injuries in seniors. Most injuries were due to slips, trips and falls, and typically involved the legs or head, Dr. Joseph O'Neil of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and colleagues found. The injury rate was higher among older people, who were also more likely to require hospitalization. Read the full story.

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