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Front Page News at Indiana University

June 6, 2008

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IU launches Indiana history Web site
IU second summer session 2008 bus service to be adjusted
Indiana University wins national grant to launch project on Islam
How Best to Treat Chronic Pain? The Jury Is Still Out
IU Dental School's Statewide Preventive Dentistry Receives $75,000 Boost from Delta Dental
Making music accessible for students
27 students receive scholarships funded by sale of IU license plates
Motor Sport Enthusiast Dr. Patrick Sullivan Details the Life of African-American Racing Pioneer Joie Ray
Scholarship for student leaders honors IU Foundation President Curt Simic
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU launches Indiana history Web site -- More than a century's worth of scholarship on Indiana history is now available on a free, searchable Web site created by the Indiana University Digital Library Program and the Indiana Magazine of History. Designed as a resource that will appeal to readers ranging from schoolchildren to professional historians, the new online Indiana Magazine of History offers text and images of more than 40,000 pages of one of the nation's oldest historical journals. The magazine has been published at Indiana University Bloomington since 1913. Read the complete story.

IU second summer session 2008 bus service to be adjusted -- Indiana University Campus Bus Service will be adjusting bus schedules for the second summer session due to escalating fuel costs and decreased ridership. During the 2008 second summer session, there will be about half the amount of service hours operated as compared to the 2007 second summer session. Read the complete story.

Indiana University wins national grant to launch project on Islam -- A new project at Indiana University hopes to break down some of the misconceptions about Islam and increase intercultural dialogue and understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims. A consortium of six Title VI National Resource Centers, led by IU's Center for the Study of Global Change, was awarded $96,600 from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to launch the Voices and Visions project. Read the complete story.

How Best to Treat Chronic Pain? The Jury Is Still Out -- How best to alleviate chronic pain, a leading cause of disability and employee absenteeism, continues to perplex both patients and their doctors. A review of recent studies on pain medicine appearing in the June 2008 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that while various approaches and combinations of therapies to treat pain have advantages and disadvantages, researchers don't yet know how to determine which is best for individual patients. Read the complete story.

IU Dental School's Statewide Preventive Dentistry Receives $75,000 Boost from Delta Dental -- For the second consecutive year, the Delta Dental Foundation has awarded $75,000 to Indiana University School of Dentistry to assist in the preventive dental care of Hoosier children at greatest risk of developing dental decay and other problems that place a youngster's oral health in jeopardy. The grant was awarded to Seal Indiana, a statewide mobile dental sealant program created by the dental school to identify, and provide preventive care to, impoverished children whose families are unable to pay for dental care in their communities. The funds will be used to further expand the school's outreach efforts in the state, covering the total cost of dental examinations, protective dental sealants, and fluoride treatments for additional children enrolled in Indiana's Title 1 (lowest income) schools. Read the complete story.

Making music accessible for students -- Indiana University strives to create an environment that allows all students to thrive, including those with disabilities. In the IU Jacobs School of Music, arranging accommodation can be a puzzle, as some of the standard strategies -- for example, allowing students with learning disabilities more time to complete an exam -- don't fit neatly into a curriculum that centers on musical timing, sight reading and piano proficiency. For its diligence in overcoming these challenges, the school recently received an Access Education award from the IU Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) in recognition of its outstanding work with students with disabilities. Read the complete story.

27 students receive scholarships funded by sale of IU license plates -- The Indiana University Alumni Association Scholars program, now in its 14th year, has awarded 27 scholarships to IU students. Each recipient is the son or daughter of an IUAA member. One scholarship is designated for a qualifying applicant from each of IU's eight campuses, and the remaining awards are given on an at-large basis. The $1,000 scholarships are granted based on academic achievement and financial need. Read the complete story.

Motor Sport Enthusiast Dr. Patrick Sullivan Details the Life of African-American Racing Pioneer Joie Ray in New Book -- A picture Joie Ray sitting in the cockpit of a race car with a beaming smile dominates the cover of Dr. Patrick Sullivan's new book about the racing pioneer. But it's hardly by chance that hovering behind Ray is a picture of his father, Joseph Ray Sr. After all it was the accomplishments by both the African-Americans, one in racing and the other as a business and community leader in Louisville, Ky., that led Sullivan, a professor at the Indiana University School of Social Work, to write the book, "Brick by Brick, The Story of Auto Racing Pioneer Joie Ray." Read the complete story.

Scholarship for student leaders honors IU Foundation President Curt Simic -- A new $1.3 million scholarship endowment for student leaders at Indiana University Bloomington honors Curt Simic, president of the IU Foundation. Simic will retire in June after 20 years as head of the foundation, which raises gift funds for IU and invests its endowment. Onward! The Curtis R. Simic Scholarship for Leaders will cover the cost of tuition for up to eight juniors and seniors at IU Bloomington who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and a commitment to enriching the student body through constructive engagement with the campus. The first scholarships will be awarded this fall. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Friday-Wednesday, June 6-11: No varsity teams in action.

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IU in the news

IU Art Museum receives grant
Indiana Daily Student, June 5 -- The IU Art Museum is one of five nationwide recipients of a chairman's "sizable" grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for Picturing America, IU Art Museum curator Edward Maxedon said. Picturing America is a new initiative by the NEH to bring American art into classrooms to facilitate understanding of art and American history, according to an IU press release. Maxedon wrote a proposal for IU to receive the grant. He said the museum strives to teach different disciplines, including history, through art to elementary school students in area counties. Full story.

IU receives $100,000 grant to train military officials
Indiana Daily Student, June 5 -- The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded IU $100,000 to train 72 U.S. military officials on Afghanistan's language and culture, said IU Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region Director Paul Foster. The officials will learn Afghanistan's two main languages, Pashto and Dari, through the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region before they travel to the country doing humanitarian work, such as repairing school buildings or in hospitals. Full story.

IU studies showcased at health conference; Elderly, college students in research presented
Indiana Daily Student, June 5 -- About 50 percent of students in a study conducted at IU have at least two risk factors for heart disease, said researchers who presented their findings during the annual American College of Sports Medicine conference May 28-31 in Indianapolis. Department of Kinesiology Assistant Professor Jeanne Johnston, who worked on the project, said the group involved students in Briscoe Quad's Fitness Center. Johnston said although all populations have difficulty with poor health habits that cause heart problems, college students are sometimes an ignored group. Full story.

Flash flooding, tornadoes ravage area
Indiana Daily Student, June 5 -- Spectators gathered around the flooded west side of campus Wednesday evening. People waded in water up to their waists and others took photos with their camera phones at the intersection of Seventh Street and Woodlawn Avenue. Recent graduate Joyashish Thakurta rolled up his pants and carried his dress shoes in order to ford the river from the IMU to Seventh Street. He had just visited the bookstore and was on his way home. Full story.

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