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Front Page News at Indiana University

April 28, 2008

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Six IU physicists among country's best 'referees'
Six IU Bloomington students win prestigious scholarships
Specialists Create Center to Help Patients with Pediatric Diseases Transition to Adulthood
IU Physics graduate student wins Lindau Laureate Scholarship
Obesity across the lifespan topic of IU, AmeriCorps conference
IUPUI Professor to Head New IU Center for Criminal Justice Research
Armstrong Teacher Educator Awards honor top Indiana teachers
Mohammad Torabi honored by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
IU launches Center for Criminal Justice Research to provide research on crime, public safety
Formal portrait unveiling for President Emeritus Adam Herbert on May 1
IU endowment ranks in top 15 nationally
Proper course evaluations could lead to improved teaching and learning
Student-produced GameZombie.tv Web site named a Webby Honoree
Governor and IU and Purdue presidents among those presenting at May 16 life sciences conference
Briscoe, Teter are "biggest losers" in IU energy conservation competition
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Six IU physicists among country's best 'referees' -- The Department of Physics at Indiana University Bloomington was honored by receiving awards for six of its faculty members -- a number outmatched by only five universities in the country. The American Physical Society (APS) recently released the inaugural list of its "Outstanding Referees Program" which, "recognizes scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals." Read the complete story.

Six IU Bloomington students win prestigious scholarships -- Six Indiana University Bloomington undergraduates are the recent recipients of prestigious scholarships. All six students are enrolled within IU Bloomington's College of Arts and Sciences. Read the complete story.

Specialists Create Center to Help Patients with Pediatric Diseases Transition to Adulthood -- Growing pains can mean one thing for a typical adolescent and quite another to an older teen with cerebral palsy attempting independence in an adult world. A unique program, the Indiana University School of Medicine Center for Youth and Adults with Conditions of Childhood (CYACC) is helping these youths spread their wings and live more independently. Read the complete story.

IU Physics graduate student wins Lindau Laureate Scholarship -- For more than 50 years, roughly two dozen Nobel Prize winners gather annually with 500 promising graduate students from around the world for a unique conference on Lake Constance in Germany. This June, Indiana University is proud to see one of its own young physicists, Brian Page, go to the selective gathering as a Lindau award recipient. Read the complete story.

Obesity across the lifespan topic of IU, AmeriCorps conference -- Obesity experts from Indiana University, Clarian Health and other state and local health organizations will offer insights and strategies for combating this pervasive health issue during a free conference in Indianapolis on May 9. Read the complete story.

IUPUI Professor to Head New IU Center for Criminal Justice Research -- The success of criminal justice research projects conducted by the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment at IUPUI and directed by IUPUI Professor Samuel Nunn has lead to a spin-off center dedicated to such projects. Professor Nunn is now head of the newly created IU Center for Criminal Justice Research. The new center will serve as a resource for government policymakers and nonprofit agencies and will focus on crime prevention, traffic safety, and law enforcement and policing. Read the complete story.

Armstrong Teacher Educator Awards honor top Indiana teachers -- The Indiana University School of Education announced April 24 that nine Indiana public school teachers are Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Teacher Educator award winners for the 2008-09 school year. Armstrong scholars, chosen by a committee of IU faculty and former recipients, are a select group of teachers who over the course of a year participate in professional development opportunities and share their expertise with IU students studying to become teachers. Read the complete story.

Mohammad Torabi honored by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance -- Mohammad Torabi, Chancellor's Professor and chair of the Department of Applied Health Science in Indiana University Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, received the 2009 Alliance Scholar Award, which is the highest honor for research bestowed by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Read the complete story.

IU launches Center for Criminal Justice Research to provide research on crime, public safety -- Government policymakers and nonprofit agencies focused on criminal justice and public safety now have a new resource at their disposal: The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) April 24 announced the creation of the IU Center for Criminal Justice Research. Located in downtown Indianapolis near the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, the Center has a mission of providing thorough and impartial research on criminal justice and public safety issues so that officials can make better-informed public policy decisions. Read the complete story.

Formal portrait unveiling for President Emeritus Adam Herbert on May 1 -- Indiana University will honor President Emeritus Adam W. Herbert with the unveiling of his official portrait, on May 1 (Thursday), at 4:30 p.m., in the East Lobby on the Mezzanine Level of the Indiana Memorial Union Building. The general public is invited to attend, and a reception is scheduled for immediately after the ceremony. Read the complete story.

IU endowment ranks in top 15 nationally -- Once again, Indiana University ranks among the top 15 public universities in the nation in the market value of its endowment, according to a survey released by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The university has appeared in the Top 15 for the past 18 years. Read the complete story.

Proper course evaluations could lead to improved teaching and learning -- Research at the Indiana University School of Education reveals how course evaluations can help teachers gauge their teaching. Findings from ongoing work by Ted Frick, associate professor of Instructional Systems Technology, will be published in an upcoming edition of the journal Educational Technology Research and Development. Read the complete story.

Student-produced GameZombie.tv Web site named a Webby Honoree -- GameZombie.tv, a popular video game review Web site created and run by students in Indiana University's Department of Telecommunications, has been selected as a Webby Awards Honoree, recognizing excellence in their use of the Internet. Read the complete story.

Governor and IU and Purdue presidents among those presenting at May 16 life sciences conference -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Secretary of Commerce Nathan Feltman, the presidents of Indiana and Purdue universities and John Diekman, founder of an early stage life science venture capital fund, will speak at the fourth and final program in the 2007-08 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series. Read the complete story.

Briscoe, Teter are "biggest losers" in IU energy conservation competition -- For the past month, students at Indiana University Bloomington have been participating in the campus's first "IU Energy Challenge," an energy and water conservation competition. As a collaborative effort between the Residence Halls Association, the School of Informatics, IU Physical Plant Utilities and the IU Sustainability Task Force, the Energy Challenge encouraged students living in 10 IU Bloomington dormitories to compete to reduce their energy and water consumption against a baseline of their dorms' average per capita electricity and water consumption over the past three years. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Thursday, April 24:
Men's Tennis: The #6-seeded Indiana University men's tennis team advanced to the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday with a 4-0 sweep over No. 11 seed Northwestern. Read the match notes.
Women's Tennis: The #3-seeded Indiana University women's tennis team notched a 4-0 sweep over Wisconsin, the number 11 seed, advancing to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. Read the match notes.

Results from Friday, April 25:
Baseball: Chris Hervey extended his hitting streak to 17 games, but the top power-hitting team in the conference sank the Indiana baseball team as Michigan downed the Hoosiers 14-6 in the first game of a four-game series. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: The Indiana University men's tennis team (16-9) was eliminated from the Big Ten Tournament on Friday, dropping a 4-0 decision to Illinois (17-7). Read the match notes.
Women's Water Polo: The Indiana women's water polo team fell to the Maryland Terrapins, 13-11, in the first game for both teams at the Eastern Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich. Read the match notes.
Softball: Freshman Sara Olson has been hitting the ball hard in recent games but has not had much to show for it. On Friday that all changed as the native of Orland Park, Ill., blasted a walk-off grand slam against the University of Illinois to give the Hoosiers a 6-3 win at the IU Softball Field. Read the game notes.
Men's Golf: With one day at the Big Ten Championships in the books, the No. 18 Indiana men's golf team sits in fifth place with a 592 (297-295). Read the tournament notes.
Women's Golf: With 36 holes in the books, the Indiana University women's golf team is currently fifth at the Big Ten Championship being contested on Penn State's Blue Course in State College, Pa. Read the tournament notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Indiana track and field team opened up competition in the 99th running of the Drake Relays at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, April 25. Read the men's team notes. Read the women's team notes.

Results from Saturday, April 26:
Softball: Indiana Junior shortstop Emily Bergeson launched three home runs to tie the Indiana single-game record, including a three-run shot in the eighth inning the brought the Hoosiers to within a run but the University of Illinois Fighting Illini held on for the 15-14 win at the IU Softball Field. Read the game notes.
Women's Tennis: The Indian University women's tennis team won two of three doubles matches and a singles showdown versus #21 Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals before falling 4-2 to the Wolverines. Read the match notes.
Baseball: Matt Bashore allowed just five hits and one run, striking out eight in a 2-1, walkoff victory in the first game of a doubleheader against No. 23 Michigan to snap a 12-game win streak for the Wolverines. Evan Crawford delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh for the Hoosiers. Michigan rebounded with an 11-4 win in the second game to avoid a sweep. Read the game notes.
Women's Water Polo: The Indiana women's water polo team fell for the second time in as many days at the Eastern Championships, dropping a 14-10 decision to the Brown University Bears. Read the match notes.
Women's Golf: The Indiana women's golf team's up-and-down play continued Saturday at the Big Ten Championship as it posted a third-round score of 300 to move up one spot into fourth place at 44 heading into the final day. Read the day's notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Indiana track and field teams posted successful outings in the 99th running of the Drake Relays and at Butler's Stan Lyons Invitational on Saturday, April 26. Read the women's notes. Read the men's notes.
Men's Golf: Three rounds are in the books at the 2008 Big Ten Championships, and the No. 18 Indiana men's golf team shot a 293 on Saturday to move into fourth place at 885 (297-295-293). Read the day's notes.

Results from Sunday, April 27:
Women's Water Polo: The third-seeded Indiana water polo team put two difficult losses behind them on Sunday and defeated eighth-seeded Mercyhurst College 15-3 to earn seventh place at the Eastern Championships. Read the tournament notes.
Softball: The Indiana softball team completed a two-game sweep of the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday with its second straight 3-2 win at the IU Softball Field. Read the game notes.
Baseball: Tyler Tufts allowed just seven hits in a complete-game victory over No. 23 Michigan on Sunday, as the Hoosiers split the four-game set with the Wolverines. Read the game notes.
Women's Golf: The Indiana women's golf team's carded a 306 on the final day of play at the Big Ten Women's Golf Championship to capture a fourth-place finish. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Golf: Jorge Campillo became the eighth Hoosier to win a Big Ten championship and the first since 2005, leading the No. 18 Indiana men's golf team to fourth place at the 2008 Big Ten Championships on Sunday afternoon. The Hoosiers posted a 298 in the fourth and final round for an 1,183 total (297-295-293-298). Read the tournament notes.

Schedule for Monday-Wednesday, April 28-30: No varsity teams in action

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IU in the news

IUPUI to Examine Improving Hybrid Car Fuel Mileage
Inside Indiana Business, April 25 -- Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have started a project designed to more than double fuel efficiency in some vehicles. The scientists at the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy are studying the fuel efficiency of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). Researchers will take two vehicles and modify them with new batteries, turning them into PHEVs. A state grant is funding the project. Full story.

Social networking applications can pose security risks
Associated Press, April 27 -- Researchers at Indiana University also published a study last year showing how they "scraped" information from students' social network profiles. Posing as people's friends, they then used the information to fool the students into providing their university ID and password on a bogus external Web site. Full story.

IU, Purdue partnership looks like winning team
Indianapolis Star, April 23 -- Indiana and Purdue universities have long been rivals, not just on athletic fields but also in the competition for state dollars and top scholars. Now, however, with both institutions under the guidance of new presidents, another word may more aptly describe the universities' relationship: partners. Purdue President France Córdova and IU President Michael McRobbie, in a meeting with The Star Editorial Board on Tuesday, sketched a vision for the state's two flagship universities that would push collaboration on life sciences research and economic development to a higher, broader level. Full story.

McRobbie proud of first year as IU president
Bloomington Herald-Times, April 28 -- It has been a busy year for Michael McRobbie. This time next week, he will officially have survived his first academic year as president of Indiana University. Looking back on a year that saw him propose several ambitious goals and projects, all while contending with what seemed to be an unending stream of athletics-related issues, McRobbie said Friday he was proud of where IU was, and where it was going. Full story.

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