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Front Page News at Indiana University

April 4, 2008

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IU Office of Women's Affairs gives 2008 staff and scholar awards
Connecting students to schools key to reducing chronic truancy numbers
Michael Bess inaugural speaker for Chancellor's Professors' Distinguished Masters series
2008 Outstanding Women Leaders honored
School of Medicine to track clues to cancer with $750,000 grant
Literary critic, Dame Gillian Beer, discusses Darwin's theories in next Patten Lecture
Prenatal syphilis screening rates: Are they reported accurately?
IU Opera Theater celebrates 60th anniversary
Chen Yu earns Distinguished Early Career Contribution Award
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Office of Women's Affairs gives 2008 staff and scholar awards -- Indiana University's Office for Women's Affairs presented its 2008 Outstanding Staff Award and its 2008 Distinguished Scholar Award last week at an award ceremony and reception. Debbie Melloan, a counselor for the sexual assault crisis service at the IU Student Health Center, received the 2008 Outstanding Staff Award. The Distinguished Scholar Award for 2008 went to Marianne Kielian-Gilbert, professor of music theory at the Jacobs School of Music. Read the complete story.

Connecting students to schools key to reducing chronic truancy numbers -- One in ten middle school students in the US is considered a chronic truant. If there is any hope to see a fall in chronic truancy numbers, public schools must be creative in developing opportunities for students to feel as if they are a part of their schools, suggested a study conducted by an Indiana University School of Social Work doctoral candidate, Carolyn Gentle-Genitty. Read the complete story.

Michael Bess inaugural speaker for Chancellor's Professors' Distinguished Masters series -- Chancellor's Professor of History, Michael Bess, will speak about "The Virtues of Selfishness as a Teacher" in the first lecture of the new Indiana University Chancellor's Professors' Distinguished Masters Invited Lecture Series on Monday, (April 7) at 4 p.m. in the Moot Court Room of the IU Law School. There will be a reception following the lecture in the Federal Room at the Indiana Memorial Union. Read the complete story.

2008 Outstanding Women Leaders honored -- In observation of Women's History Month, the Office for Women, and Campus and Community Life, respectively presented the 2008 IUPUI Outstanding Women Leader awards and the 2008 Outstanding Women Student Leader awards during the annual Women's History Month Awards Reception on March 27, 2008. Read the complete story.

School of Medicine to track clues to cancer with $750,000 grant -- Indiana University School of Medicine scientists will search for molecular clues to enable better detection and treatment of multiple myeloma, a blood-borne cancer, with a $750,000 award from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. IU was one of three institutions selected nationally -- along with the University of Arkansas and the University of Michigan -- by the foundation to use the powerful tools of proteomics to find biomarkers for the disease. Read the complete story.

Literary critic, Dame Gillian Beer, discusses Darwin's theories in next Patten Lecture -- Professor Gillian Beer, King Edward VII Professor of English Literature and President of Clare Hall (ret.), University of Cambridge, will present two Patten lectures at Indiana University Bloomington. The first, "Darwin and the Consciousness of Others," is scheduled for Tuesday (April 8) and the second, "Darwin's 'filthy heraldries': Why Did Darwin's Theories Cause Scandal?" for Thursday (April 10). Both lectures will be held in Rawles Hall, Room 100 at 7:30 p.m., and are free and open to the public. Read the complete story.

Prenatal syphilis screening rates: Are they reported accurately? -- Prenatal syphilis screening, recommended by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, medical professional organizations and public health authorities, is critical to preventing still births and serious birth defects in babies of affected mothers. A study published in the April issue of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases reports that state Medicaid statistics, when used to determine screening rates, may seriously underestimate the number of expectant mothers being screened for syphilis. Read the complete story.

IU Opera Theater celebrates 60th anniversary -- Sixty years ago, the first Indiana University Opera Theater production took place in an auditorium that was built as part of an army barracks during World War II. This weekend (April 4-5), IU Opera begins celebrating its 60th anniversary with a reprise of that same opera, Les Contes d'Hoffmann -- except now it will be performed on a stage that rivals New York City's Metropolitan Opera House. Read the complete story.

Chen Yu earns Distinguished Early Career Contribution Award -- Chen Yu, assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, received the International Society on Infant Studies' Distinguished Early Career Contribution Award. The award recognizes ISIS members who received their doctorate between four and seven years ago and who have "established a significant and independent record of publications that have advanced the understanding of human infancy." Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Wednesday, April 2:
Men's Tennis: The #39 Indiana University men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to #2 Ohio State on Wednesday. Read the match notes.
Baseball: Doug Fleenor allowed just one hit over six innings of work and the Hoosier staff held Miami (Ohio) to two hits in a 5-2 victory on Wednesday. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Friday, April, 4:
Softball: Minnesota, 6 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Water Polo: Gannon, 7 p.m., Erie, Pa.
Men's and Women's Track: Stanford Invite, Palo Alto, Calif.
Men's and Women's Track: Texas Relays, Austin, Tex.
Men's and Women's Swimming: Toyota Grand Prix, Columbus, Ohio

Schedule for Saturday, April 5:
Men's Soccer: Oakland, 9:10 a.m., Pontiac, Mich.; Michigan, 12:55 p.m., Pontiac, Mich.
Men's Tennis: Wisconsin, 11 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Water Polo: Mercyhurst, 12 p.m., Erie, Pa.; Grove City, 7 p.m., Grove City, Pa.
Softball: Minnesota, 12 p.m., Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Tennis: Wisconsin, 12 p.m., Madison, Wisc.
Men's and Women's Track: Stanford Invite, Palo Alto, Calif.
Men's and Women's Track: Texas Relays, Austin, Tex.
Men's and Women's Swimming: Toyota Grand Prix, Columbus, Ohio

Schedule for Sunday, April 6:
Women's Water Polo: Slippery Rock, 9 a.m., Slippery Rock, Pa.
Softball: Wisconsin, 12 p.m., Madison, Wisc.
Baseball: Illinois, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Tennis: Northwestern, 1 p.m., Evanston, Ill.
Men's Tennis: Northwestern, 1 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Swimming: Toyota Grand Prix, Columbus, Ohio

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IU in the news

IU Receives Grant For Cancer Detection
Inside Indiana Business, April 3 -- The Indiana University School of Medicine is among three universities selected to use a $750,000 award to improve detection and treatment of a blood-borne cancer. IU will join the Universities of Arkansas and Michigan in using proteomics to find biomarkers for multiple myeloma. The award is provided by the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Read the full story.

IU remembers King's legacy; Campus needs to 'pick up the torch,' keep the dream alive
Indiana Daily Student, April 4 -- Forty years ago Friday, on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of his hotel in Memphis, Tenn. The inspirational speaker who believed in nonviolent protest was at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement. "He was able to communicate with people at the level that they could identify with him," said Edwin Marshall, vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. Marshall also believes King's message has helped and will help IU become more diverse. Read the full story.

Crean touts passion for IU's tradition
Indianapolis Star, April 2 -- Indiana University supporters learned several things about Tom Crean on Wednesday morning: IU's new men's basketball coach is engaging, confident and a bit awestruck to land a job he considers one of the best in the country. Carrying a "Crean & Crimson" T-shirt into his introductory news conference, Crean displayed a Terry Hoeppner-like passion while laying out his vision for how he will return IU to its championship roots. He shook hands, kissed family members, promised to work hard and recruit the state first and foremost. Hours into the job, he showed his knowledge and respect of the program's tradition, as he listed passage and verse from Hoosiers lore, recounting the role the 1976 IU title team played in his childhood. Read the full story.

Mini Marathon hopes to 'pump up'campus with race, walk Saturday; Proceeds benefit cancer survivors
Indiana Daily Student, April 4 -- IU Mini Marathon is trying to get the campus pumped up this weekend - and not for Little 500. On Saturday, the IU Circle of Life is kicking off its third annual Mini Marathon and 5K run and walk, sponsored by Old National Bank. "We are trying to get people on campus pumped up because this is the one race affiliated with IU," said Rachel Wang, vice president of race logistics. Donations from the Mini Marathon and 5K will go toward the Bill Z. Littlefield Scholarship for Survivors. Read the full story.

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