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Front Page News at Indiana University

June 3, 2008

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IU Summer Series showcases the talents of Jacobs faculty and other nationally known musicians
Juneteenth Freedom Celebration expands to two days, including "An Evening of Remembrance"
IU receives grant to train Provincial Reconstruction Team commanders heading to Afghanistan
Riley Hospital for Children ranked in U.S. News & World Report
Bloomington man who lived simply, caring for the land leaves $650,000 to IU's Hilltop Garden Center
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Summer Series showcases the talents of Jacobs faculty and other nationally known musicians -- The Indiana University Summer Music Festival's Chamber Music and Solo Recital Series offers an extraordinary array of national and international musicians highlighting IU Jacobs School of Music faculty. This year's series, which begins June 16, will feature a number of performances by eminent faculty members, such as violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson in the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, pianist Yael Weiss and violinist Mark Kaplan in the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio, and violist Atar Arad. Read the complete story.

Juneteenth Freedom Celebration expands to two days, including "An Evening of Remembrance" -- Indiana University and its Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, in collaboration with the City of Bloomington and Ivy Tech Community College, will present the 10th annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration on June 13-14 in Bloomington. The two-day event celebrates a significant date in American history, when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom. The commemoration of the beginning of freedom was dubbed "Emancipation Day" and is today the oldest national celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Read the complete story.

IU receives grant to train Provincial Reconstruction Team commanders heading to Afghanistan -- Indiana University's Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide language and culture training to 70 senior U.S. military officials who will command and participate in 12 U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Afghanistan. Read the complete story.

Riley Hospital for Children ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2008 edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals; Riley Hospital only Indiana hospital in the rankings -- Five specialty programs at Riley Hospital for Children have been ranked among the top 30 children's hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2008 edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals, published online at http://www.usnews.com/pediatrics and in the magazine's June 9 issue, on newsstands, Monday, June 2. In a further extension of the 2007 pediatric rankings that listed the top 30 pediatric centers overall, the 2008 America's Best Children's Hospitals now includes the 30-top ranked hospitals in cancer, digestive disorders, heart and heart surgery, neonatal care, neurology and neurosurgery, respiratory disorders and general pediatrics. Read the complete story.

Bloomington man who lived simply, caring for the land leaves $650,000 to IU's Hilltop Garden Center -- A Bloomington man who died last year at age 100, never married or had children, lived simply and supported himself by caring for other people's lawns and property has left his entire $650,000 estate to Indiana University's Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. The funds have been received by the Hilltop Educational Foundation (HEF), a volunteer group that serves as an advisory, advocacy and fundraising organization for Hilltop. HEF has established the George E. Archer Fund with the proceeds of Archer's estate. It will primarily assist the garden's youth programs. The gift is the largest donation in Hilltop's 60-year history. Hilltop is an auxiliary unit of the IU School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, May 30:
Men's Golf: Thanks to the third-lowest round in the 30-team field, the Indiana men's golf team earned its best finish since the 1980 season (20th place), finishing 21st at the NCAA Finals on Saturday. The Hoosiers moved to within one stroke of 15th place Middle Tennessee State at one point during the third round, but ultimately fell seven shots shy of making the cut. Read the tournament notes.
Women's Track: Senior Courtney Johnson led the way for the Indiana women's track and field team as the Hoosiers competed in day one of the 2008 NCAA Mideast Region Championships at the John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Track: Indiana's 4x100-meter relay team earned a spot in the finals after competition in day one of the 2008 NCAA Mideast Region Championships at the John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Saturday, May 31:
Men's Golf: Jorge Campillo fired an even-par 72 to finish in a tie for second at the finals of the 2008 NCAA Men's Championships at the Kampen Course (par 72; 7,450 yards) on Saturday. Read the tournament notes.
Women's Track: Senior Courtney Johnson finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.24 in the final day of competition at the 2008 NCAA Mideast Region Championships at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark. Read the tournament notes.
Men's Track: Senior Kyle Jenkins and junior Jeff Coover each earned a trip to the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, after finishing among the top five in their respective events in the final day of the NCAA Mideast Region Championships at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark. Read the tournament notes.

Schedule for Tuesday-Friday, June 3-6: No varsity teams in action.

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IU in the news

Simply moving can make you feel positive
Times of India, June 3 -- Indiana University researchers have found that physical activity throughout the day like simply moving is linked to positive feelings. However, they found no similar relationship between physical activity and negative moods. "In the study, if people are more active, they tend to report a more positive mood. Really low levels of activity are related to lower levels of positive affect," said Bryan McCormick, associate professor in IU Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Full story.

Doctor contact while losing weight helpful
United Press International, June 2 -- Current recommendations to have doctors meet twice with patients in weight-management programs may not be intensive enough for some, a U.S. researcher says. Nicole Keith of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis conducted a study in an urban community health center in Indianapolis that primarily serves low-income and disadvantaged populations. The weight-management program, Take Charge Lite, was free to patients, funded by the Fairbanks Foundation and available to all patients 18 or older with a body mass index equal to or above 25. At the end of the program's first year, the relationship between weight loss and number of contacts with physicians was evaluated. Full story.

Bank robberies on the rise in Delaware County
The Star Press, June 3 -- The number of bank robberies in Delaware County has increased substantially over the past two years, even though the crime has far more frequently resulted in arrests than have other felonies. And the profile of bandits that have made "unsecured loans" from locals banks are seemingly a mix of serial robbers and some local copycat criminals. Terry Baumer, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, studies bank robbery and other crime along with corrections and criminal justice. He has been on the IUPUI staff since 1984. "What you see in bank robbery on the local level is that it waxes and wanes a bit," Baumer said. His studies have found the bank robbery is a little addictive and not a risky endeavor as crimes go. Full story.

'A true champion of student journalism;' Colleagues, friends remember Adams' passion
Indiana Daily Student, June 2 -- A year after his death, IU Student Media Director Dave Adams's legacy and passion for student-media rights live on through newly named press awards. "He was truly devoted to the field of education," said Ron Spielberger, executive director of the College Media Advisers. "He kept student media in the forefront." Awards sponsored by the Student Press Law Center, the Indiana Collegiate Press Association and the College Media Advisers have been renamed to honor Adams and his efforts in student-press advocacy. Full story.

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