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Front Page News at Indiana University

April 30, 2008

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IU Bloomington biologists receive top American honors
The IU Black Play Lab is seeking participants
Faculty member's work on Governance Commission highlights IU-Liberia connections
IU East proudly announces Red Wolves as new mascot
Indiana University to use Direct Loan Program at all campuses
IU President McRobbie to join delegation to Israel
2008 IU Summer Music Festival offers a wide variety of world-class performances
Kelley School's new Center for the Business of Life Sciences offering executive certificate program
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Bloomington biologists receive top American honors -- Indiana University Bloomington biologists Thomas Kaufman and Michael Wade were elected this week to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, respectively. The elections are among the highest honors American scientists can receive. Read the complete story.

The IU Black Play Lab is seeking participants -- The IU Black Play Lab is seeking participation from scholars and practitioners of Black theater and performance for this summer's mini-conference. The Black Play Lab at Indiana University Bloomington sets out to address the dearth of attention given to Black theater, its development and scholarship, according to IU faculty member Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe. With initial funding from IU's New Frontiers in the Arts, Black Play Lab will take place July 18-Aug. 3 in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

Faculty member's work on Governance Commission highlights IU-Liberia connections -- For the past two years, Indiana University faculty member Amos Sawyer has traveled back and forth between Bloomington and Liberia, where he chairs a Governance Commission that is charting an ambitious course of reform. Read the complete story.

IU East proudly announces Red Wolves as new mascot -- Indiana University East is now the Red Wolves. The new mascot was unveiled at a news conference today at IU East. The Red Wolves name was chosen because it represents the spirit and energy of Indiana University East. Red Wolves are aggressive, swift and noble. They also move in packs, symbolic of IU East's family atmosphere and supportive environment. Read the complete story.

Indiana University to use Direct Loan Program at all campuses -- Indiana University will use the federal Direct Loan Program as its source of federally backed Stafford loans at all of its campuses, starting in the fall of 2008, the university announced today. The university announced two weeks ago that IU Bloomington would return to using the Direct Loan Program. Neil Theobald, IU vice president and chief financial officer, said officials at the other campuses -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, IU Kokomo, IU East and IU Southeast -- decided the change also made sense for them. Read the complete story.

IU President McRobbie to join delegation to Israel -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will join a delegation of American university leaders on a trip to Israel, June 29 to July 7, to explore closer academic and research ties between the two nations. The delegation is scheduled to visit several major universities in Israel, including Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Participants will also visit Al Quds University to discuss issues of Palestinian education and governance. Read the complete story.

2008 IU Summer Music Festival offers a wide variety of world-class performances -- Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock will kick off the 2008 Indiana University Summer Music Festival on June 15 at 8 p.m. Filling the Musical Arts Center (MAC) with their unique sound rooted in gospel, blues, jazz improvisation and traditional African music, the legendary sextet has sung about hope and social justice for 35 years throughout the United States and around the world. Read the complete story.

Kelley School's new Center for the Business of Life Sciences offering executive certificate program -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is continuing its strong commitment to the life sciences with the establishment of a new research and teaching center and a new executive certificate program that will teach more professionals about its business side. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Wednesday-Thursday, April 30-May 1: No varsity teams in action

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IU in the news

Helping Patients With Pediatric Diseases Transition To Adulthood
ScienceDaily, April 28 -- 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. Full story.

Indiana's Primary First Major Test Of State's Controversial Voter Photo ID Law
All Headline News, April 28 -- Indiana's May 6 Democratic presidential primary will be the first major test of the state's new controversial voter ID law that critics charge disproportionally affects registered voters who are minorities, poor, elderly or very young. An associate professor of law and dean's fellow at the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis whose scholarship focuses on the law of democracy, particularly the Voting Rights Act, made some observations about what he expects to discover from the upcoming primary. Full story.

Democracy at Risk
CNN, April 28 -- Michael J. Pitts, an associate professor of law and dean's fellow at the IU School of Law-Indianapolis, appeared in a segment about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld Indiana's voter ID law. Full story.

Sex expert rebuffs city's rank in mag
Journal-Gazette, April 24 -- Fort Wayne residents buy a lot of condoms, have a lot of babies and buy a lot of sex toys. This apparently makes us sexually satisfied, according to the May issue of Men's Health magazine. But the Hoosier State's renowned sexual research center dismisses the findings of the magazine, which previously named Fort Wayne as the most stupid city in the country. The magazine ranked 100 cities based on condom sales, birthrate and sex-toy sales, said Denny Watkins, Men's Health reporter. The rankings were part of the magazine's MetroGrades, which grade cities on different topics every month. But using protection and spicing up a relationship do not equal sexual satisfaction, according to Jennifer Bass, director of communications for Indiana University's Kinsey Institute, which is internationally known for its research in sex, gender and reproduction. Full story.

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