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Front Page News at Indiana University

April 2, 2008

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Crean named 28th men's basketball coach at Indiana
"Mario's Story:" A tale of justice deferred
Indiana University Study Finds Majority of U.S. Physicians Favor National Health Insurance
"More Art, Less Trash" artistic recycling bins to be installed on campus
IU hosts fifth annual cybersecurity summit for higher ed, non-profits
Former intelligence officers to discuss terrorism response
David Gallahue honored for scholarship involving youth and movement
IU report reveals foreign direct investment in Indiana
Puzzlemaster Will Shortz to present IU's 2008 commencement address
Inaugural Women of Color Leadership Conference at IU this Friday, Saturday
The untrained eye: Confusing sexual interest with friendliness
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Crean named 28th men's basketball coach at Indiana -- Tom Crean, who averaged over 20 wins a season in nine years at Marquette and led the Golden Eagles to five NCAA Tournament appearances including the 2003 Final Four, has been named the 28th head basketball coach in Indiana University history, IU President Michael McRobbie and Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan announced on Wednesday. Read the complete story.

"Mario's Story:" A tale of justice deferred -- Mario Rocha spent 10 years in California prisons after weak legal representation caused him to be convicted of murder for an incident that took place when he was 16. He is now a free man, thanks to the efforts of a Roman Catholic nun and a legal team headed by a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law--Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Study Finds Majority of U.S. Physicians Favor National Health Insurance -- The largest survey ever of American physicians' opinions on health-care financing has found that 59 percent of doctors support government legislation to establish national health insurance while only 32 percent oppose it. A similar survey conducted by the IU researchers in 2002 found 49 percent of physicians supporting national health insurance and 40 percent opposing it. Read the complete story.

"More Art, Less Trash" artistic recycling bins to be installed on campus -- For the remainder of the spring semester, artistic recycling bins placed around the scenic Bloomington campus will encourage members of the Indiana University community to improve their recycling efforts. The "More Art, Less Trash" outdoor recycling initiative is being led by IU's Volunteers in Sustainability (ViS) program, which seeks to use art to inspire students, faculty and staff to recycle. Read the complete story.

IU hosts fifth annual cybersecurity summit for higher ed, non-profits -- Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) will host the Indiana Higher Education Cybersecurity Summit Thursday through Friday (April 3-4) at the University Place Conference Center, 850 W. Michigan Street, on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis. The summit -- presented with support from Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana State University -- brings together information assurance professionals from Indiana's leading universities and colleges, and other public institutions to share best practices, research, trends, and innovations in information assurance. Read the complete story.

Former intelligence officers to discuss terrorism response -- Former U.S. and Canadian intelligence officers will share their views of government responses to terrorism since 2001 on Saturday, April 5, at Indiana University. The program, titled "How Has the September 11 Terrorist Attack Changed America?" is sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and by IU's Center on American and Global Security. Read the complete story.

David Gallahue honored for scholarship involving youth and movement -- David Gallahue, dean emeritus of the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Indiana University Bloomington, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education on April 11. Read the complete story.

IU report reveals foreign direct investment in Indiana -- A new Indiana University report indicates that Indiana will gain more than 5,000 jobs created by foreign direct investment (FDI) announced in 2007 -- mostly in the automotive manufacturing industry. Read the complete story.

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz to present IU's 2008 commencement address -- Indiana University April 1 announced that Will Shortz, crossword editor for The New York Times, subject of the 2006 feature film "Wordplay" and an Indiana University alumnus, will present the commencement address at IU Bloomington Saturday, May 3. Read the complete story.

Inaugural Women of Color Leadership Conference at IU this Friday, Saturday -- In response to a successful series of conferences organized by male students of color at Indiana University, their female counterparts believed it was time for a similar initiative to call their own. The first Women of Color Leadership Conference will take place at IU Bloomington this Friday and Saturday (April 4-5), with the theme, "Empowering Women One Day at a Time." Read the complete story.

The untrained eye: Confusing sexual interest with friendliness -- New research from Indiana University and Yale suggests that college-age men confuse friendly non-verbal cues with cues for sexual interest because the men have a less discerning eye than women -- but their female peers aren't far behind. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, April 1:
Softball: If the Indiana softball team knew that they would score 16 runs and have to go to extra innings to get a win against Kentucky on Tuesday, April 1, most people would have thought it was a bad April Fools joke. But that's exactly what it took for the Hoosiers to claim a 16-13 victory over the Wildcats in eight innings at the UK Softball Complex. The Hoosiers won both games in a doubleheader against UK. Read the first game notes. Read the second game notes.
Men's Soccer: A goal from Lee Hagedorn gave Indiana an early lead but the Louisville Cardinals came back with a score in the 73rd minute as the Hoosiers and U of L played to a 1-1 tie Tuesday night in a spring exhibition match at Armstrong Stadium. Read the match notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, April 2:
Men's Tennis: Ohio State, 1:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Baseball: Miami of Ohio, 2 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

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IU in the news

The Secret Of Flirting
Daily Record, April 2 -- Calling all singles . . One glance or gesture could be key to hooking someone you fancy. Men are hopeless when it comes to flirting, a new study claims. According to research carried out at Indiana University in the US, sexy smiles, lingering looks and other flirtatious signals are completely lost on blokes who more often than not mistake the gestures as simple friendliness. So to help Scotland's singles get a clearer idea of when a member of the opposite sex likes them, Record writer Samantha Booth brings you the ultimate guide to flirting. We have even put some of our experts' hot tips to the test. Read the full story.

Who is Tom Crean?
Indiana Daily Student, April 2 -- IU finally has its man in Tom Crean. Crean and IU Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan landed at Monroe County Airport Tuesday evening, greeted by about a dozen fans and a couple members of the media. Greenspan said Crean's experience, his winning record and the coaches he's previously worked for helped make the decision to hire the former Marquette head coach an easy one. Read the full story.

RecSports podcasts about health, wellness, fitness
Indiana Daily Student, April 2 -- RecSports is now using weekly podcasts to inform its visitors about health, wellness and working out. The podcasts began airing in October and have since shown the signs of increasing popularity and have even won a national award. Currently, almost 1,000 viewers have subscribed to the RSS feed for the IU RecSports podcasts. The podcasts, starring co-hosts Kelli Archer and Steve Foster, won the first place Creative Excellence Award in the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. Read the full story.

IU med school looks to reach beyond Indy
Indianapolis Business Journal, March 31 -- Indiana University started boosting its medical school class size last fall to counter a looming doctor shortage. Next, it wants to stretch its reach around the state. The nation's second-largest medical school plans to have students take clinical rotations at hospitals outside Indianapolis starting this fall. The school hopes to launch pilot rotations in South Bend and Fort Wayne and eventually expand to several other cities. The move would help the medical school accommodate its larger class sizes -- and it would expose students to parts of the state they might want to return to for work. "The students get to see the medicine that's practiced there," said Dr. Stephen Leapman, the school's executive associate dean for educational affairs. "They may be turned on by it, may want to stay there, and the physicians that are there may see students . . . and think of them as future partners." Read the full story.

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