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Front Page News at Indiana University

May 16, 2008

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IU named National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research
Places & Spaces: Mapping Science opens at the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Indiana leading the way with better high school graduation rate calculations
IUPUI enters into racing partnership with Sarah Fisher
"Conversations in the Abbey," and the dynamic lives of monks
IUPUI's Newest Ph.D. Program at the Interface between Statistics and the Life Sciences
Indiana Geological Survey scientists to evaluate carbon sequestration technique in large-scale tests
IU's Eppley Institute honored by National Park Service
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU named National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research -- The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security announced that Indiana University is among the nation's first universities to be designated National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. The designation complements IU's selection in August 2007 as a National Center of Academic Excellence for Information Assurance Education. Fred H. Cate, director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and distinguished professor of law at the IU School of Law--Bloomington, said the designation for both research and education "reflects our twin goals of developing new knowledge and translating that knowledge into practical benefits for the public by educating students, professionals, policymakers, the press and the public." Read the complete story.

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science opens at the Chinese Academy of Sciences -- Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, an exhibit that illustrates the social interactions of scientists and the substance of their research, opens Saturday, May 17 at the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. The exhibit will remain on display until June 30, after which it will travel to Chinese Academy of Sciences branches in Lazhou (July 15 - Aug. 15), Chengdu (Sept. 1 - Oct. 1), and Wuhan (Oct. 15 - Nov. 15). Read the complete story.

Indiana leading the way with better high school graduation rate calculations -- Indiana's relatively new cohort-based high school graduation rate calculation is providing better data, which indicates its value to other states across the country. But the calculation reveals other issues that should be examined. The Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) in the IU School of Education has issued those conclusions in a new policy brief entitled "Calculating High School Graduation Rates." Read the complete story.

IUPUI enters into racing partnership with Sarah Fisher -- Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) May 14 announced a partnership with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), an urban research and academic health sciences campus with 21 schools and academic units, that would sponsor Fisher's No. 67 Honda powered Dallara for the upcoming Indianapolis 500. The Sponsorship of Sarah Fisher Racing is a collaborative effort between the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, and the IUPUI campus administration. Read the complete story.

"Conversations in the Abbey," and the dynamic lives of monks -- If you're looking for a life of world travel, several interesting careers, and a chance for social activism, you should consider becoming a monk. Disdaining the stereotype of secluded aesthetics behind high abbey walls, the senior monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana fully experienced the 20th century. In her new book, Conversations in the Abbey: Senior Monks of Saint Meinrad Reflect on their Lives, Indiana University health historian Ruth Engs transcribes an oral history of the lives of eleven monks from the "greatest generation," who lived through the major events of the 20th century. Read the complete story.

IUPUI's Newest Ph.D. Program at the Interface between Statistics and the Life Sciences -- The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved a Ph.D. degree program in biostatistics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The program, which is unique to Indiana and leads to a degree from Indiana University, is a collaboration of the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the School of Science and the Division of Biostatistics in the IU School of Medicine. Read the complete story.

Indiana Geological Survey scientists to evaluate carbon sequestration technique in large-scale tests -- Indiana Geological Survey scientists at Indiana University will participate in a new $67 million U.S. Department of Energy project to test the feasibility of storing carbon dioxide at underground sites in Ohio and Indiana. The evaluations are being carried out with the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, a research consortium of government, academy and industry researchers led by Columbus, Ohio-based Battelle Memorial Laboratories. Read the complete story.

IU's Eppley Institute honored by National Park Service -- Indiana University's Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands was given the first-ever National Park Service Excellence in Partnership Award. The Eppley Institute, part of IU Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and it's Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies, has participated in a collaborative partnership with the NPS for the 11 years, providing the federal agency with a wide variety of research, training and education and technical assistance projects and programs. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, May 13:
Baseball: Indiana baseball team collected a 13-5 win over Butler on Tuesday, which was the last game of the season at home for the Hoosiers. Read the game notes.

Results from Thursday, May 15:
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team scored a pivotal 9-2 victory over Michigan State on Thursday at Kobs Field. The Hoosiers moved within a game of the Spartans in the race for the Big Ten Tournament. Read the game notes.
Men's Golf: With one round in the books at the 2008 NCAA Central Regional, the Indiana men's golf team owns sole possession of 11th place after shooting a 300 on Thursday. The Hoosiers, who entered the regional as the eight seed in the 27-team field, played in the afternoon session at Ohio State's Scarlet Course. Read the tournament notes.

Schedule for Friday, May 16:
Baseball: Michigan State, 1:05 and 4:05 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Men's and Women's Track: Big Ten Championships, Champaign, Ill.
Men's Golf: NCAA Central Regional, Columbus, Ohio

Schedule for Saturday, May 17:
Baseball: Michigan State, 1:05 p.m., East Lansing, Mich.
Men's and Women's Track: Big Ten Championships, Champaign, Ill.
Men's Golf: NCAA Central Regional, Columbus, Ohio
Women's Rowing: NCAA South/Central Region Sprints, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Schedule for Sunday, May 18:
Men's and Women's Track: Big Ten Championships, Champaign, Ill.
Women's Rowing: NCAA South/Central Region Sprints, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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IU in the news

Campus gears up for construction
Indiana Daily Student, May 14 -- In addition to six projects currently under construction on the IU campus, the IU Board of Trustees approved plans for six other construction projects earlier this month with approval to begin site plans for a seventh. The ongoing and planned construction for the campus is the most the campus has experienced for a long time, according to a press release. Right now, intensive work is going on in planning the projects, said University Architect Bob Meadows. Full story.

Bearing Your Own Twin; 'Fetus in Fetu' Results in the Absorption of One's Embryonic Twin, Doctors Say
ABC News, May 16 -- Doctors in Greece Thursday removed from the belly of a 9-year-old girl what they believe was her embryonic twin absorbed into her abdomen when they were both in the womb. Andreas Markou, head of the pediatric department at Larissa General Hospital in Athens, said the 2-inch-long embryo removed from the girl's belly was a fetus with a head, hair and eyes, but no brain or umbilical cord, according to The Associated Press. It is phenomenon called "fetus in fetu," or baby within a baby, said Jay Grosfeld, a professor of pediatric surgery at Indiana University who has written about the "exceptionally rare" condition. Full story.

IU seminar celebrates success
Journal Gazette, May 15 -- The idea behind the "Colloquium for Women," Indiana University Foundation head Curt Simic said Wednesday, was "to bring together women of achievement under the banner of Indiana University so that we could more fully know them and they could more fully know us." The Bloomington version of the gathering has been going on since 1995, but the Fort Wayne edition happened for only the second time Wednesday at the downtown Allen County Public Library. Full story.

IPFW Names New Business School Dean
Inside Indiana Business, May 16 -- Otto Chang has been announced as the new dean of the Richard T. Doermer School of Business and Management Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Chang's previous experience includes serving as the associate dean for administrative affairs at California State University at San Bernardino. He succeeds John Wellington. The appointment is effective August 1. Full story.

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