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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 26, 2009

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IU Art Museum awarded $500,000 Mellon Foundation Grant
MacArthur Foundation 'genius' Liz Lerman, dance company to spend 10 days in Bloomington, Indy
Slowdown in housing starts could affect enrollments at some Indiana school districts
Achieving international security in the 21st century
IUPUI Wins Prestigious Heiskell International Education Award for International Partnerships
IU law professor explores "Presuming Guilt or Protecting Victims?" in new book on Duke lacrosse case
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Art Museum awarded $500,000 Mellon Foundation Grant -- A $500,000 grant to the Indiana University Art Museum from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help the museum strengthen its academic programs. The grant will be used over the next three and a half years to broaden curricular engagement with the museum's collections. The IU Art Museum will be able to add to its existing staff a full-time senior academic officer and a three-quarters time interdisciplinary programs coordinator who will dedicate their efforts to developing new initiatives with faculty from a broader range of departments. Read the complete story.

MacArthur Foundation 'genius' Liz Lerman, dance company to spend 10 days in Bloomington, Indy -- Touted as "expansive and provocative" by the Washington Post and "Captivating, surprisingly funny, intensely moving" and "thought-provoking," by the Chicago Sun-Times, the multimedia modern dance performance Ferocious Beauty: Genome comes to Indiana University Auditorium Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. IU Auditorium will host the show's creator, internationally known choreographer Liz Lerman, and the Washington, D.C.-based Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, for a 10-day residency from Feb. 17-27. The residency will feature workshops, panels and symposia that culminate with a performance of Ferocious Beauty (followed by post-show discussions Feb. 27). Read the complete story.

Slowdown in housing starts could affect enrollments at some Indiana school districts -- In addition to being felt on Wall Street and Main Street, the severe slowdown in housing starts soon could be noticeable on school playgrounds in Indiana, according to a report produced by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. IBRC researcher Chris Linn, writing in the latest issue of InContext, suggests that school systems that have experienced steady growth over the past decade may want to reconsider their enrollment projections. Read the complete story.

Achieving international security in the 21st century -- Indiana University faculty and experts from across Indiana and around the world will participate this spring in a continuing seminar series that will try to define the ways that national and international security demands have changed. Titled "New Faces of International Security in the 21st Century" and sponsored by the Center for the Study of Global Change and the Institute for Advanced Studies, the seminar will provide monthly opportunities for Indiana faculty and students to begin to understand the forces that have transformed issues of international and national security during the past 20 years. Read the complete story.

IUPUI Wins Prestigious Heiskell International Education Award for International Partnerships -- The Institute of International Education (IIE) announced today it will award the Andrew Heiskell Award for International Partnerships to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The prestigious Heiskell Awards were established by IIE to recognize and promote outstanding international higher education initiatives among its member colleges and universities. Read the complete story.

IU law professor explores "Presuming Guilt or Protecting Victims?" in new book on Duke lacrosse case -- Nearly three years after several members of the Duke lacrosse team were falsely accused of raping an exotic dancer, a new book examines the legal implications of where the case went wrong; it also looks at how future sexual assault cases can be pursued without jeopardizing the rights of both the victims and the accused. Race to Injustice: Lessons Learned from the Duke Lacrosse Case (Carolina Academic Press, 2009) looks at how various factors -- including an overzealous prosecutor, social stereotypes, and a society quick to condemn the accused -- led to one of the more troubling legal issues in recent memory. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Jan. 23:
Men's Tennis: The Indiana men's tennis team opened a three game road trip in New Mexico on Friday. The Hoosiers had very little trouble in their opening matchup, sweeping New Mexico Military Institute 7-0. However, the Hoosiers lost 4-3 in their third dual of the weekend, falling to the Islanders of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Indiana picked up one doubles victory and three singles wins. Read the match notes for New Mexico Military Institute and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Wrestling: The #21 Indiana University wrestling team and #14 Penn State battled to a 17-17 tie Friday night in the conference opener for both squads. Read the match notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers won five events on day one at the Gladstein Invitational. In addition to the four wins, Indiana had 20 top-three finishes and two provisional qualifications. Junior Vera Neuenswander led the Hoosiers on the day, breaking the IU record in the pole vault. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Saturday, Jan. 24:
Women's Swimming: Indiana was victorious in every event en route to a 210-159 dual meet victory over Purdue Saturday afternoon at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. With the win Indiana picks up another point in the Crimson and Gold Cup competition. Read the meet notes.
Men's Swimming: No. 8 Indiana traveled south to in-state foe Evansville and came away with a 67-37 victory over the Purple Aces Saturday afternoon. Read the meet notes.
Men's Tennis: The Hoosiers lost 4-3 in their third dual of the weekend, falling to the Islanders of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Indiana picked up one doubles victory and three singles wins. Read the match notes.
Women's Water Polo: The Hoosiers faced two losses in Ann Arbor. Read the UCLA match notes. Read the University of California match notes.
Men's and Women's Track: The Hoosiers won seven events on day two of the Gladstein Invite, for a total of eleven wins over two days. In addition to the victories on day two, the Hoosiers reeled in an IU record, the second on the meet, a Gladstein Fieldhouse record and nineteen top-three finishes. Read the tournament notes.

Results from Sunday, Jan. 25:
Women's Water Polo: The Hoosiers faced one loss and their first win of the season at the Michigan Kick-Off in Ann Arbor, Mich. Read the Cal State Northridge match notes. Read the Colorado State match notes.
Women's Tennis: The #30 Indiana University women's tennis team improved to 4-0 on the season with a pair of 7-0 victories on Sunday (Jan. 25). The Hoosiers swept both Marquette and Ball State in the doubleheader. Read the match notes.
Men's Basketball: No. 21 Minnesota was able to hold off Indiana 67-63 on Sunday at Assembly Hall. Read the game notes.
Women's Basketball: Two Hoosiers netted double-digit points, but it wasn't enough as the Indiana women's basketball team fell at Illinois, 61-52 in Champaign. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 28:
Men's Basketball: Northwestern, 8:30 p.m., Evanston, Ill.

Schedule for Thursday, Jan. 29:
Women's Basketball: Penn State 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
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IU in the news

Back to school: Doctors who train doctors learn compassion
Los Angeles Times, Jan. 24 -- Over the last decade or two, people have become increasingly disenchanted with their relationships with their doctors. And doctors are ever more dissatisfied with their professions. But a few pioneering medical schools are attempting to rewrite medical education and produce doctors who love their jobs and patients who love their doctors. "In the past, medical education has really focused on a punishment model. In principle, you could never do things right," said one of the authors of the study, Richard Frankel, a professor of medicine and geriatrics at Indiana University. "This focuses on the positive." Full story.

IUSB housing design integrates 2 sides of campus
Tribune Business Weekly, Jan. 26 -- After one semester as a reality, the 20-year dream of student housing at Indiana University South Bend already is beginning to enrich the life of the longtime commuter campus.
The first phase of River Crossing Campus Apartments opened in the fall with 313 students, filling more than four-fifths of the available beds. Although that's a small fraction of the total student population, the new dimension has catalyzed campus involvement. "Student housing was an important step in the evolution of IU South Bend," says spokesman Ken Baierl. "It provides an opportunity for a more complete collegiate experience for students. Studies show that students who live on campus do better in the classroom and are more likely to graduate." Full story.

Despite cuts in universities' budgets, students still applying
Indiana Daily Student, Jan. 23 -- With the economy in a slump, the number of people hoping to obtain a degree in Indiana is on the rise, even with possible further cuts to state funding and hopes from IU officials to reduce the size of the incoming freshman class. That means getting into and paying for college are going to be harder to do. Last year IU saw a record of about 31,000 applicants, and the number of people applying is on the rise. "At the moment we are not seeing a significant impact in terms of applications," said Roger Thompson, vice provost of enrollment management. "We are up 10 percent in terms of applications compared to a year ago." Full story.

Economist Says Economy May Recover By Fall
iStockAnalyst, Jan. 22 -- If we can all grit our teeth and endure the spreading pain from the recession right now, we may feel better in the fall. That analogy describes the message given by a local economist Wednesday. Grant Black, an economics professor at Indiana University South Bend, told a group of business people that while things are bad now and may get worse in the short term, the recession may end by the third quarter. Full story.

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