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Front Page News at Indiana University

June 13, 2008

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IU Summer Symphonic Series includes world renowned conductors, distinguished Jacobs faculty
Book Marks: Recent books by Indiana University faculty members
Indiana University life sciences expertise on display at BIO 2008
IU's Matching the Promise campaign has raised more than $60 million for graduate fellowships
Elinor Ostrom inducted to American Academy of Political and Social Science
New updates and additions to the IU Scholarship Web site
Indiana University coal geologist to receive national honor
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Summer Symphonic Series includes world renowned conductors, distinguished Jacobs faculty -- With four of the country's top conductors at the helm and a number of nationally renowned instrumentalists in their midst, the IU Summer Festival Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra bring world-class music to the Midwest in a series of five upcoming concerts in Bloomington. Lawrence Renes, Xian Zhang and Robert Spano will conduct the 2008 Festival Orchestra, which is made up of Jacobs School students, faculty and invited guests and is considered one of the finest ensembles of its kind. Cliff Colnot will return to Bloomington to conduct two concerts by the summer Symphony Orchestra. Read the complete story.

Book Marks: Recent books by Indiana University faculty members -- This issue of Book Marks features books on growing perennial plants, the açaí fruit economy in Brazil, the work of environmental writer Rachel Carson, the IT threat posed by crimeware, the history and mission of philanthropy, Native American place-names in Indiana, the influence of business on public policy in China and the art of teaching music. Read the complete story.

Indiana University life sciences expertise on display at BIO 2008 -- Indiana University's excellence in discovering, developing and delivering life sciences research and innovations will be on display June 17-20, in San Diego, Calif., during BIO 2008, the leading international conference for the biotechnology industry in the United States. Read the complete story.

IU's Matching the Promise campaign has raised more than $60 million for graduate fellowships -- Indiana University and its fundraising partner, the IU Foundation, announced June 11 that IU Bloomington's "Matching the Promise" campaign has raised more than $60 million for graduate fellowships. In addition to the campaign's goals of increasing accessibility to IU for students from low- and moderate-income income families, IU also is committed to providing financial support to attract and retain the nation's top graduate students, who play a key role in the university's teaching and research missions. Read the complete story.

Elinor Ostrom inducted to American Academy of Political and Social Science -- linor Ostrom, the Arthur F. Bentley professor of political science and professor of public and environmental affairs at Indiana University, has been installed as Robert A. Dahl Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Ostrom, the co-founder of the Workshop on Political Theory and Policy Analysis at IU Bloomington, was one of six fellows in the AAPSS Class of 2008 installed at a ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania on May 8. Read the complete story.

New updates and additions to the IU Scholarship Web site -- The recently revamped IU Scholarship Web site (http://www.scholarships.indiana.edu/) features new tools and resources to keep incoming freshmen and parents informed about scholarship opportunities and initiatives. Among the many changes noted on the IU Scholarship Web site, information about criteria for the Automatic Academic Scholarships is available for students applying for the fall of 2009. Incoming students are eligible to receive up to $9,000 per year if they meet certain academic requirements. Read the complete story.

Indiana University coal geologist to receive national honor -- The Geological Society of America has named Indiana University Bloomington geologist Maria Mastalerz the winner of the 2008 Gilbert H. Cady Award. Mastalerz, 51, is the youngest person ever to receive the award, and only the second woman to be so honored. Mastalerz is a senior scientist at the Indiana Geological Survey, a research institute of Indiana University, and is a graduate faculty member in IU's Department of Geological Sciences, where she advises graduate students. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Friday-Saturday, June 13-14:
Men's and Women's Track: NCAA Outdoor Championships, Des Moines, Iowa

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IU in the news

A Flashy Facebook Page, at a Cost to Privacy; Add-Ons to Online Social Profiles Expose Personal Data to Strangers
Washington Post, June 12 -- Facebook fanatics who have covered their profiles on the popular social networking site with silly games and quirky trivia quizzes may be unknowingly giving a host of strangers an intimate peek at their lives. Those mini-programs, called widgets or applications, allow users to personalize their pages and connect with friends and acquaintances. But they could pose privacy risks. Some security researchers warn that developers of the software have assembled too much information -- home town, schools attended, employment history -- and can use the data in ways that could harm or annoy users. Even private profiles, in which personal details are available only to specific friends, reveal personal information, said Chris Soghoian, a cyber-security researcher at Indiana University. And they're allowing access to their friends' information -- even if their friends are not using the application. That's because MySpace and Facebook, the largest online social networks, let outside developers see a member's information when they add a program. Full story.

IU President: New IUS residence halls an 'advantage'
News and Tribune, June 11 -- Wearing a white construction hat with "IU" written on it, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie walked through the new residence halls Tuesday at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany with IUS Chancellor Sandra Patterson-Randles at his side. At their first stop, the duo, along with other staff members, walked into a four-bedroom, two-bath lodge, where each student would have his or her own room. He said there is a push among Big 10 schools to make residence halls bigger and better. He said IUS' new lodges will give the university an advantage over others. Full story.

Choose -- and use -- a good sunscreen
Indianapolis Star, June 10 -- Dr. Lawrence Mark, chief of dermatology at Wishard Health Services and an assistant professor of dermatology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, answers questions about sunscreen in Shari Rudavsky's column Ask the Doctor. Full story.

IU Summer Music Festival kicks off this weekend with Sweet Honey in the Rock
Indiana Daily Student, June 12 -- The IU Summer Music Festival begins June 15, touting an impressive lineup of performers from around the world. With more than 40 performances scheduled through Aug. 9, this year's festival will present Bloomington with world-class orchestra, jazz, opera, a capella and chamber music all summer long. "It is the largest, longest and most active college summer music festival of any in the world," IU Jacobs School of Music Dean Gwyn Richards said. Full story.

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