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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 14, 2009


IU Journalism Speaker Series includes CBS correspondent, producer and 'Beautiful Mind' author
Three Jacobs School students win District Met Auditions
India awards IU professor with one of its highest national honors
IU Simon Cancer Center Director Honored by Indiana Governor
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU Journalism Speaker Series includes CBS correspondent, producer and 'Beautiful Mind' author -- Three distinguished newsmakers and authors will speak in Bloomington this spring as part of the Indiana University School of Journalism's Spring Lecture Series. Speaking and answering questions at free, open to the public lectures will be James Burke, a television documentary maker and author; Steve Kroft, a longtime news correspondent; and Sylvia Nasar, a best-selling author. Read the complete story.

Three Jacobs School students win District Met Auditions -- Three Indiana University Jacobs School of Music students were named winners in the Indiana District competition of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held on Jan. 10 at Indiana University's Musical Arts Center. The three winners -- Jung Nan Yoon, soprano, student of Costanza Cuccaro; Ljubomir Puskaric, baritone, student of Robert Harrison; and Kiri Deonarine, soprano, student of Carol Vaness -- will advance to the Tri-State Regional Auditions Jan. 18 at the University of Cincinnati. Read the complete story.

India awards IU professor with one of its highest national honors -- Indian President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday (Jan. 9) presented Indiana University Professor Sumit Ganguly with one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an Indian living abroad, the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award. He was nominated for the award by Ronen Sen, India's ambassador to the United States, for Ganguly's scholarly and public affairs contributions. Read the complete story.

IU Simon Cancer Center Director Honored by Indiana Governor -- Stephen Williams, M.D., the founding director of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, has been honored with a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor an Indiana governor can bestow. Dr. Williams, who is stepping down from the role he has held since the cancer center was formed in 1992, was formally recognized Jan. 12 for his distinguished service to the state. Dr. Williams, the H.H. Gregg Professor of Oncology at the IU School of Medicine, is a clinical researcher with national recognition for his expertise in the use of cisplatinum in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Tuesday, Jan. 13:
Men's Basketball: Ohio State hit 11 of 16 three-pointers in the first half and broke open a close game midway through the first 20 minutes and held on to post a 77-53 win over Indiana, Tuesday night in Columbus. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Thursday, Jan. 15:
Women's Basketball: Wisconsin, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.


IU in the news

IU professor receives national book award
Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 12 -- John Lucaites, an IU professor in rhetoric and public culture, received three national scholarly awards this winter for the book "No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy." The book was co-authored by Northwestern professor Robert Hariman. "No Caption Needed," which took almost nine years for Lucaites and Hariman to complete, analyzes the relationships between photography, visual culture and liberal democracy. Full story.

Cancer Center Director Given High Honor
Inside INdiana Business, Jan. 13 -- The founding director of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has been given the state's highest honor. Stephen Williams, M.D., has received a Sagamore of the Wabash. He is preparing to step down from the role he has held since the center was formed in 1992. Williams graduated from the IU School of Medicine in 1971 and completed his residency and oncology fellowship at IU. Full story.

Our opinion: We like new A.D.'s substance and style
Bloomington Herald-Times, Jan. 13 -- The approach new Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass is taking to his job bodes well for the greater university and Bloomington communities. A big-time university athletic program, such as the one he now runs at IU, can have a tendency to operate on its own terms in its own universe. If there is residual benefit to others outside the athletic department, great. But that's often not a priority for those on the inside. Early evidence is that such a narrow perspective will widen under the new A.D. Even before he officially began his job Jan. 2, Glass started building bridges from the athletic department complex on 17th Street to locations all over the community. Full story.

ROTC gains a slight increase of new members despite fluctuating economy
Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 14 -- While students across the country search for ways to pay for college in the midst of economic turmoil, more and more are looking to the Reserve Officer Training Corps. "Historically, when the economy isn't going very well, the military tends to do better," Major Todd Tinius said. However, as far as IU ROTC is concerned, it's still business as usual. Of The 272 ROTC programs in the nation, IU's was ranked No. 1 in 2007. In the past few years, Tinius said IU's recruitment has been going well compared to other colleges. Full story.


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