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Front Page News at Indiana University

May 20, 2008

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IU marks 10-year IT plan anniversary, embarks on next visionary IT plan
IU student awarded doctoral dissertation fellowship
C-SPAN's Campaign 2008 bus to make a stop Thursday at IU
Schools of Science and Medicine Launch $2.9 Million National Science Foundation GK-12 Science Education Program at IUPUI
IU Physicists to get their "glue-on"
IU Health & Wellness
Neuroscientists Robert Sapolsky, Karel Svoboda honored by IU's Gill Center
IU statistics professor earns international award
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU marks 10-year IT plan anniversary, embarks on next visionary IT plan -- In 1998, IU set out with a bold plan to make IU a "leader in absolute terms in the use and application of IT." On May 20, hundreds will gather as the university commemorates its rise in national and international areas of IT, and formally announces progress on its next 2008 IT Strategic Plan. Read the complete story.

IU student awarded doctoral dissertation fellowship -- Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, a doctoral student in history at Indiana University Bloomington, has been named a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow for the 2008-09 academic year. She is one of 29 students at U.S. universities to be awarded the fellowship, announced by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. It provides $23,000 for 12 months of work on a dissertation in the humanities or social sciences that addresses questions about religious or ethical values. Read the complete story.

C-SPAN's Campaign 2008 bus to make a stop Thursday at IU -- Indiana University students, faculty and Bloomington area residents will have an opportunity to join thousands of others who have boarded C-SPAN's Campaign 2008 Bus as part of the "Road to the White House" tour when the bus stops at IU this Thursday (May 22). Read the complete story.

Schools of Science and Medicine Launch $2.9 Million National Science Foundation GK-12 Science Education Program at IUPUI -- Take a $2.9 million National Science Foundation grant, mix with research graduate students at IUPUI and pour into Indianapolis Public Schools middle and high school science classrooms and outdoor learning laboratories. This recipe, like combining baking soda and vinegar to simulate an erupting volcano, is expected to ignite interest in science that will improve science education and may lead some youngsters to pursue careers in math, science and medicine. Read the complete story.

IU Physicists to get their "glue-on" -- Indiana University physicists, with the backing of a National Science Foundation grant of $750,000, are preparing to study the strongest glue in the universe -- a glue so strong that it has held together the fundamental building blocks of matter since mere microseconds after the Big Bang. Physicists call this binding element a gluon, and soon will attempt to study the fundamental force of nature through a collaborative project called "GlueX". Read the complete story.

IU Health & Wellness -- Scientists from Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis discuss firefighters' health, increasing evidence of iodine deficiencies and the importance of regular eye exams. Read the complete story.

Neuroscientists Robert Sapolsky, Karel Svoboda honored by IU's Gill Center -- Neuroscientists from Stanford University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be recognized on May 21 (Wednesday) at the 2008 Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Sciences Symposium at Indiana University Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IU statistics professor earns international award -- One of Indiana University's most decorated faculty members has added another prestigious award to his impressive collection. Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Research Scholar Madan Puri has been named the recipient of the 2008 Gottfried E. Noether Senior Scholar Award. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, May 16:
Baseball: Matt Carr threw five shutout innings out of the bullpen in a 7-3 win in game two to finish off a doubleheader sweep of Michigan State for the Hoosiers on Friday. Read the game notes.
Men's Track: The Indiana men's track and field team closed day one of the 2008 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium in Champaign with in seventh place with four points. Read the tournament notes.
Women's Track: The Indiana women's track and field team closed day one of the 2008 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium in Champaign in seventh place with two points. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Golf: After 36 holes at the 2008 NCAA Central Regional, the Indiana men's golf team shares 10th place following a second-round 297 on Friday. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Saturday, May 17:
Baseball: The Indiana baseball team finished up a four-game sweep of Michigan State with a 14-5 victory to earn a berth in the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2003. Read the game notes.
Men's Track: Senior Kiwan Lawson defended his outdoor long jump title with a jump of 7.87 meters, setting a new Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium record in second day of the 2008 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Champaign, Ill. After two days of events, Indiana's men's teams is in sixth place with 28 points. Read the tournament notes.
Women's Track: The Indiana women's track and field team continued action in day two of the 2008 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships as it was led by a sixth-place finish by junior Tiffany Howard in the shot put. After two days of events, Indiana is in 10th place with five points. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Golf: For the first time since 1996, the Indiana men's golf team advanced to the finals of the NCAA Championships. The Hoosiers shot a 304 in the final round of the 2008 NCAA Central Regional on Saturday to give them a 54-hole total of 901, good for 10th place at Ohio State's Scarlet Course. Read the tournament notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana women's rowing team completed the preliminary and semifinal heats at the Aramark South/Central Region Springs on Melton Lake. The Hoosiers will have three boats in the C finals and one boat, the Open Four, in the B final on Sunday. Read the competition notes.

Results from Sunday, May 18:
Men's Track: Senior Kyle Jenkins used a leap of 16.39 meters to win the triple jump on the final day of the 2008 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium in Champaign. Indiana's men's team finished in seventh place with 69 points. Read the tournament results.
Women's Track: Four Hoosiers earned a medal on the final day of the 2008 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium in Champaign. Indiana's women's team placed 10th with 31 points. Read the tournament results.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana women's rowing season came to a close on Sunday at the 2008 Aramark Central/South Region Springs at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The Hoosiers finished 14th out of 22 teams at the regatta, and eighth out of 12 in their region. Read the competition notes.

Schedule for Tuesday, May 20: No varsity teams in action.

Schedule for Wednesday, May 21:
Baseball: Penn State, 3:35 p.m., Ann Arbor, Mich.

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IU in the news

IU, Purdue plan to team up on research
Indianapolis Star, May 19 -- Indiana University and Purdue University are drafting plans to collaborate on life science research aimed at turning Indiana into a research powerhouse. IU President Michael McRobbie said Friday that the two schools would submit a joint proposal to state lawmakers later this year for an extensive research collaboration between the schools. He and Purdue president France Cordova said they hope their proposal is accepted and can lead to significant advances in medical devices, medical diagnostic tools and other research that falls under the broad umbrella of life sciences. Full story.

New doctoral program will focus on African Diaspora
Chicago Tribune, May 19 -- A new doctoral program at Indiana University could make the school's African-American studies program more distinctive. The African-American and African Diaspora Studies program, approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education this month, will focus on the dispersion of African peoples from their original homelands to the U.S. and other places. Only three other public universities nationwide offer a doctoral degree related to African-American studies, university officials said, and the program at IU Bloomington is the only one to focus specifically on the African Diaspora. Full story.

Sylvia McNair
Indianapolis Star, May 17 -- Soprano Sylvia McNair finds clarity in life and work in new role at IU. Watch a video of Questions and Answers with the opera singer who is fighting an aggressive form of cancer. Full story.

The Affairs of Men
New York Magazine, May 18 -- When the Eliot Spitzer scandal broke in March, I had only sympathy for him: another middle-aged married guy tormented by his sexual needs. Even sexologists aren't clear about issues of sex in a long-term relationship. "There is all this political and social commitment to marriage, yet this is what our news is made up of, these infidelities," said the first person I called, Jennifer Bass, communications director for the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. "This is something we don't understand. There's research on relationships and research on sex, but putting them together is not so easy." Full story.

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