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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 2, 2009

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IU President McRobbie establishes new committee to serve the needs of veterans
$1 million grant to fund toddler object recognition study
Observers of first dates can predict outcome, study shows
IU gateway page ranked among most visited web sites worldwide, according to a new survey
Indiana University Bloomington named Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation
IU's Stryker receives distinguished scholarship award
Bell earns prestigious Princeton fellowship
IU SoFA Gallery showcases well-known photographer's compelling images of Iraq
IU ranks 12th nationally among public universities in the market value of its endowment
Five honored with Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
Deadline approaching for students to register for IU Latino conference in Indianapolis
Star Trak: February 2009 edition
Haskell Indian Nations University president keynotes program on Native Americans in higher education
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU President McRobbie establishes new committee to serve the needs of veterans -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie Jan. 30 announced that he is establishing a university-wide wide Veterans Services Coordinating Committee. Last June, President George W. Bush signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Assistance Act into law. The law greatly expands benefits beyond the GI Bill and has the potential to provide generous financial assistance to 1.6 million active-duty and reserve post-9/11 veterans. The Veterans Administration is working to implement the regulations, expected by the fall of this year, and IU needs to be ready and accessible for this additional group of important potential students, McRobbie said. Read the complete story.

$1 million grant to fund toddler object recognition study -- Researchers in Indiana University's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences have received a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the role of developmental changes in children's object recognition. The study is led by Assistant Professor Karin James with the assistance of Linda Smith, professor and chair of the department, and Professor Susan Jones. With the funding awarded by NIH's National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, they hope to investigate how children learn about physical objects. Read the complete story.

Observers of first dates can predict outcome, study shows -- When it comes to assessing the romantic playing field -- who might be interested in whom -- men and women were shown to be equally good at gauging men's interest during an Indiana University study involving speed dating -- and equally bad at judging women's interest. Read the complete story.

IU gateway page ranked among most visited web sites worldwide, according to a new survey -- Indiana University has always strived to design its Web sites as invaluable communications tools for everyone wanting to know more about the Big Ten institution. A new ranking affirms how IU is seen by users of the Internet worldwide. An international higher education search engine and directory of more than 8,750 universities and colleges in 200 countries -- 4icu.org -- announced Monday (Jan. 26) that IU ranks 12th worldwide and fourth among its Big Ten peers. Read the complete story.

Indiana University Bloomington named Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation -- The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Indiana University Bloomington as a Tree Campus USA University for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. Indiana is the second college or university in the state to be named a Tree Campus USA University. Indiana State was also recently named a Tree Campus USA University. Read the complete story.

IU's Stryker receives distinguished scholarship award -- Sheldon Stryker, Distinguished Professor of sociology at Indiana University, has won the W.E.B. Dubois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association. The W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award honors scholars who have shown outstanding commitment to the profession of sociology and whose cumulative work has contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline. The body of lifetime work may include theoretical and/or methodological contributions. Read the complete story.

Bell earns prestigious Princeton fellowship -- Jeannine Bell, an Indiana University Maurer School of Law -- Bloomington professor, has been awarded a prestigious Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) Fellowship from Princeton University. Bell, the Charles Whistler Faculty Fellow, was one of six LAPA Fellows selected for the 2009-10 academic year. Read the complete story.

IU SoFA Gallery showcases well-known photographer's compelling images of Iraq -- As part of Indiana University's Arts Week (Feb. 19-March 1), IU's School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery will showcase award-winning photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson's images chronicling America's early battles in Iraq and leading up to the country's first national elections. The exhibition "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" contains 10 selected images from Gilbertson's book Whiskey, Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer's Chronicle of the Iraq War. Read the complete story.

IU ranks 12th nationally among public universities in the market value of its endowment -- Indiana University ranks 12th in the nation among public universities in the market value of its endowment, according to a survey released by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).As of June 30, 2008, IU's endowment totaled $1.55 billion. Read the complete story.

Five honored with Outstanding Junior Faculty Award -- Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award this year are Marco Arnaudo, French and Italian; Beth Gazley, Public and Environmental Affairs; Scott Herring, English; Ted Striphas, Communication and Culture; and Haixu Tang, Informatics. Each has received $14,500 to support his or her research and creative activity. Read the complete story.

Deadline approaching for students to register for IU Latino conference in Indianapolis -- The deadline is approaching for college and high school students across the state to register for the 10th Annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference. Indiana University Bloomington's Indiana Latino Leadership Conference committee members are sponsoring this year's event with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Community College. This year's theme is "Sleeping Giant? From Invisible to Invincible," and the conference will be Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Campus Center at IUPUI. Read the complete story.

Star Trak: February 2009 edition -- Venus will be at its highest and brightest for the year during February. For more than three hours after sunset each evening, the dazzling planet will dominate the western sky. On snow-covered ground at a really dark site, you may be able to see your shadow in Venus' light. Read the complete story.

Haskell Indian Nations University president keynotes program on Native Americans in higher education -- Dr. Linda Sue Warner, president of Haskell Indian Nations University, will be the keynote speaker for a symposium Friday (Feb. 6) at Indiana University on Native Americans in higher education. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Jan. 30:
Men's Tennis: In a consolation match at the ITA Kickoff Weekend, No. 51 South Carolina defeated No. 55 Indiana 4-3. Leading the way for IU was sophomore Lachlan Ferguson who took down 42nd-ranked Diego Cubas at number one singles. Read the match notes.
Wrestling: The No. 19 Indiana University wrestling team drops a tough one at No. 18 Michigan, 20-18. Read the meet notes.
Men's Track: Several Indiana athletes came up big on day two of the Indiana Relays. Over two days, Indiana won 13 events, had 21 top-three finishes, and had six provisional qualifying marks. The Hoosiers were led by three seniors, Jeff Coover in the pole vault, Molly Beckwith in the 800m run and Timothy McLeod in the 5,000m, all three of whom won their event and posted provisional qualifications. Read the meet notes.

Results from Saturday, Jan. 31:
Men's Bastketball: The Hoosiers Fall to the Buckeyes. Freshman Matt Roth led the Hoosiers with 29 points, making nine 3s to tie a single-game school record, but it wasn't enough as Indiana was defeated by Ohio State 93-81 on Saturday. Read the game notes.
Women's Track: Several Indiana athletes came up big on day two of the Indiana Relays. Over two days, Indiana won 13 events, had 21 top-three finishes, and had six provisional qualifying marks. The Hoosiers were led by three seniors, Jeff Coover in the pole vault, Molly Beckwith in the 800m run and Timothy McLeod in the 5,000m, all three of whom won their event and posted provisional. Read the meet notes.
Men's Track: Several Indiana athletes came up big on day two of the Indiana Relays. Over two days, Indiana won 13 events, had 21 top-three finishes, and had six provisional qualifying marks. The Hoosiers were led by three seniors, Jeff Coover in the pole vault, Molly Beckwith in the 800m run and Timothy McLeod in the 5,000m, all three of whom won their event and posted provisional qualifications. Read the meet notes.

Results from Sunday, Feb. 1:
Women's basketball: The Hoosiers fell to No. 15 Ohio State. Read the game notes.
Men's Tennis: Ferguson Takes Down No. 42 Cubas, Hoosiers Fall 4-3 to USC. Read the match notes.
Women's Tennis: The No. 30 Indiana University women's tennis team improved to 6-0 on the season with a pair of victories in Sunday's doubleheader. Indiana began the day with a closer-than-the-score-would-indicate 6-1 win over Maryland before blowing by Butler, 7-0, in the second match. Read the match notes against Maryland and Butler.
Wrestling: No. 19 Indiana Drops Tough One at No. 18 Michigan, 20-18. Read the game notes.
Women'sTennis: Read the match notes.
Women's Golf: The IU Women's Golfers had some fun with the Annual Iron Chef Competition. Read more here.

Schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 4:
Men's Basketball: Hoosiers vs. Iowa, 6:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 5:
Women's Basketball: Hoosiers vs. Iowa 8 p.m., Iowa City, Iowa
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IU in the news

Science alliance will build jobs
Journalgazette.net, Feb. 2 -- The Fort Wayne-area economy stands to benefit significantly from a proposal being advanced jointly by Indiana University and Purdue University in the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana Innovation Alliance, which is an unprecedented collaboration between the state's two largest research universities, is an initiative to grow Indiana's assets in the biosciences and life sciences by uniting the intellectual and financial resources of academia, business and government. Full story.

Burning through a body-heat myth
Star-Telegram.com, Feb. 2 -- Last week's cold weather snap in North Texas sparked questions about the best ways to bundle up. Here's one myth about staying warm that can now be debunked. The myth: You lose most of your body heat through your head. The reality: Any body part exposed to the cold will get cold. The head is nothing special. An article by Indiana University researchers cites a U.S. Army Field Manual that declares, "You can lose 40 to 45 percent of body heat from an unprotected head." "If this were true, humans would be just as cold if they went without trousers as if they went without a hat," the researchers write. Full story.

Who's Hot, Who's Not?
Msnbc.msn.com, Jan. 30 -- An Indiana University study on speed dating reveals men and women regularly make precise evaluations of who's hot and who's not within ten seconds. By paying attention to body language, tone of voice and eye contact, potential dates are quick on the draw to determine whether the opposite sex is a keeper or a reject. Full story.

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