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IU professors Clemmer and Pratt to be honored at Sonneborn Lecture and Provost's Professor event
IU to dedicate Memorial Stadium's North End Zone Facility in Bloomington
Details of IU's new incentive grant program released
Cancer research takes turn, offers potential treatment for macular degeneration
Regional Emmy recognizes program featuring IU's Sylvia McNair
Wikinomics, Grown Up Digital author and information age expert Don Tapscott to speak at IUPUI
Documenting the Great Depression
Center on Congress celebrates 10th anniversary
IU's SoFA Gallery to present new sculpture exhibition that celebrates universal experiences
Photographer who documented China's Cultural Revolution visits IU Bloomington Oct. 6-7
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU professors Clemmer and Pratt to be honored at Sonneborn Lecture and Provost's Professor event -- David E. Clemmer, the Robert and Marjorie Mann Chair of Chemistry at Indiana University Bloomington and the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Tracy M. Sonneborn Award at IU, and Lisa Pratt, IU professor of geological sciences and the inaugural IU Provost's Professor, will be recognized at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 (Thursday), in the Indiana Memorial Union's Frangipani Room. Clemmer will present the Sonneborn Lecture, "Measurements for the Masses," shortly after 5 p.m. The lecture and a reception afterward are free and open to the public. Read the complete story.

IU to dedicate Memorial Stadium's North End Zone Facility in Bloomington -- The new North End Zone Facility at Indiana University's Memorial Stadium in Bloomington will be formally dedicated in a ceremony at the stadium on Friday (Oct. 2) at 2:30 p.m., with IU President Michael A. McRobbie presiding. The ceremony also will rename the new structure the North End Zone Student-Athlete Development Center. "The North End Zone Student-Athlete Development Center represents a new era of academic and athletic excellence," said Vice President and Director for Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass. "This facility, in combination with our new 25,800-square-foot Academic Resource Center, which will be completed in early 2010, will transform our athletic complex. With state-of-the-art training and academic support facilities all in one place, IU student-athletes will have the vital resources they need to excel athletically and in the classroom." Read the complete story.

Details of IU's new incentive grant program released -- Indiana University Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Neil Theobald announced today the details of the incentive grant program that was outlined earlier this month by IU President Michael A. McRobbie. "This important new program begins immediately for all in-state undergraduate students on all IU campuses," Theobald stated. "The criteria for achieving this grant are straightforward and achievable, and we are looking forward to enhanced student success and degree completion as a result." At IU Bloomington and IUPUI, the bursar accounts for qualifying students will receive $300; at IU's five regional campuses, qualifying students' accounts will receive $200. Read the complete story.

Cancer research takes turn, offers potential treatment for macular degeneration -- Indiana University School of Medicine research and a federal small business grant have set an Indianapolis startup company on a path to develop potential new treatments for age-related macular degeneration. The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $225,000 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant to ApeX Therapeutics and its co-founder Mark R. Kelley, Ph.D., Betty and Earl Herr Professor in Pediatric Oncology Research and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and of pharmacology and toxicology at the IU School of Medicine. The age-related macular degeneration project represents a new direction for Dr. Kelley's research, which has focused on the mechanisms cells use to repair damaged DNA and how those mechanisms can be manipulated when developing cancer treatments. In particular, Dr. Kelley's work has examined a protein called APE1 and its activities in tumor development. Read the complete story.

Regional Emmy recognizes program featuring IU's Sylvia McNair -- Indiana University faculty member and two-time Grammy Award-winner Sylvia McNair is used to winning recognition for her singing. But her latest honor is something a little different. "Mickey's Corner," a television series hosted by her friend Michael S. "Mickey" Maurer, won a regional 2009 Emmy Award for a program that featured McNair talking about her life and performing music. "It was a fun show to do," said McNair, soprano and senior lecturer in voice at the IU Jacobs School of Music. The program, which aired on Indianapolis public TV station WFYI, was recognized as best interview/discussion program by the Lower Great Lakes chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences. Cited in the award presentation were Michael Husain, producer/writer/director, and Maurer, host and chairman. Read the complete story.

Wikinomics, Grown Up Digital author and information age expert Don Tapscott to speak at IUPUI -- Don Tapscott, internationally renowned author and authority on the impact of information technology on business strategy, education, and culture, will speak at IUPUI. As the keynote speaker for the 14th annual IU Statewide Information Technology Conference, Tapscott is scheduled to present "The Net Generation and the Reinvention of the University" on Thursday, October 1, at 4 p.m. at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Boulevard in Indianapolis. His presentation is open to the public and made possible, in part, by Dell, Apple, AT&T, Matrix Integration, and the IU Pervasive Technology Institute. Read the complete story.

Documenting the Great Depression -- As part of a nationwide campaign to recognize the importance of archives to teaching and research, in October the IU Libraries will present a month-long series of events documenting the Great Depression. The celebration features exhibitions, film showings, a sing-along of popular music from the 1930s, and discussions. Keynote speaker and author Mildred Kalish will talk about her book Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression, acclaimed by The New York Times as one of the 10 best books of 2007. The event will be held at the Monroe County Public Library auditorium at 5 p.m. on Oct. 7. The final event coincides with the anniversary of the great stock market crash of 1929. On Oct. 29, performers will sing selections from the sheet music collections at IU's Lilly Library, including "We're in the Money" and "Hallelujah I'm a Bum." Read the complete story.

Center on Congress celebrates 10th anniversary -- The Center on Congress at Indiana University will celebrate its 10th anniversary in a series of events at IU Bloomington Oct. 8-9, including two events at which center director Lee Hamilton will address the public. The celebration also marks the official debut of Hamilton's new book, Strengthening Congress, published by Indiana University Press, which details the steps Congress should take to re-establish the power and influence envisioned for it in the Constitution and to work more effectively with the executive branch. Read the complete story.

IU's SoFA Gallery to present new sculpture exhibition that celebrates universal experiences -- The School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at Indiana University will present "Surface Structures," an exhibition of new work by Martha MacLeish, an IU professor of studio art, opening Friday, Oct. 16 and continuing through Friday, Nov. 20. "The works in Martha MacLeish's recent series illustrate a thorough understanding of space and color and a unique utilization of technology that is rare among painters," said Betsy Stirratt, director of IU's SoFA Gallery. "Surface Structures" features curvilinear wall constructions that MacLeish said attempt to sum up the complex and contradictory nature of experience. Through her wall-forms, MacLeish says she works to isolate the spatial quirks and ambiguities that she finds so compelling in painting, and understanding how these can be experienced as forms that inhabit ourspace. Read the complete story.

Photographer who documented China's Cultural Revolution visits IU Bloomington Oct. 6-7 -- Acclaimed Chinese photojournalist Li Zhensheng will come to Indiana University Bloomington Oct. 6-7 for a viewing of his photographs documenting the Cultural Revolution and to present two lectures. At great personal risk, Li -- a photojournalist living in the northern Chinese province of Heilongjiang during the Cultural Revolution -- managed to hide and preserve more than 30,000 negatives during that 10-year period of upheaval. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Sept. 25:
Field Hockey: The No. 17 Indiana field hockey team fell on the road at Miami, 5-1, on Friday, Sept. 25, in Oxford. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team dropped their Big Ten opener Friday night, falling to No. 8 Michigan by scores of 25-17, 25-16 and 25-23. Read the match notes.
Women's Soccer: The 19th ranked Indiana women's soccer team suffered a tough 1-0 loss at the hands of Northwestern. Read the match notes.
Men's Soccer: The Hoosiers earned a 1-0 victory at Wisconsin Friday night. Read the match notes.

Results from Saturday, Sept. 26:
Football: Tate Forcier's 26-yard pass to Martavious Odoms with 2:29 left lifted No. 23 Michigan to a 36-33 win over Indiana on Saturday. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: The volleyball team notched a big win Saturday night, taking out No. 16 Michigan State three sets to one. Read the match notes.
Women's Rowing: The Indiana rowing team opened the fall schedule with races in the Lemonhead Regatta at Lake Lemon on Saturday, Sept. 26. Read the race results.

Results from Sunday, Sept. 27:
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team lost a 3-2 heartbreaker at Ohio State in the Hoosiers' Big Ten opener. Read the game notes.
Women's Soccer: The 19th ranked IU Women's Soccer team lost 3-2 on the road to Wisconsin. Read the match notes.
Men's Tennis: Senior Lachlan Ferguson and sophomore Maxime Armengaud claimed victories on Sunday in consolation action to finish the UVa Ranked Plus One invitational winning six of their last seven matches. Read the tournament results.
Women's Tennis: The Indiana University women's tennis team ended their opening weekend of the 2009-10 season by posting an overall singles record of 19-4 while winning 12 of 15 doubles matches on the weekend. Read the tournament results.

Results from Monday, Sept. 28:
Men's Golf: Senior Alex Martin climbed seven spots up the individual leaderboard after the final round of the PING/Golfweek Invitational on Monday, finishing in a tie for sixth place. As a team, the Hoosiers came in 15th. Read the tournament results.
Women's Golf: The Indiana women's golf team completed action at the Lady Northern Invitational on Monday with a seventh-place finish at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis. Read the tournament results.

Schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 29:
Men's Soccer: Kentucky, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 30:
Women's Volleyball: Purdue, 7 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.


IU in the news

Lowly fat cells may hold key to healthier hearts
Courier-Journal, Sept. 27 -- It's a common refrain: Fat is bad for your heart. But locked inside the same substance that can clog arteries and add inches to your waistline are stem cells that promise to heal damaged hearts. "These sorts of cells are extremely readily available and abundant," since they can be easily harvested through liposuction, "and their normal function is tissue repair," said Dr. Keith March, director of the Vascular and Cardiac Center for Adult Stem Cell Therapy at Indiana University. Full story.

AAD Offers Tips on Seeking Out Safe Cosmetic Procedures
SkinInc, Sept. 28 -- The American Academy of Dermatology recently offered suggestions on what patients should look for when choosing where to have minimally invasive cosmetic performed. Today, there are more ways than ever before to "get a little work done." From skin fillers to fat reduction procedures, the options are endless for those looking to improve their appearance and boost their self-esteem. But with so many physicians and options from which to choose, consumers can be confused about where to start and who to trust to perform a cosmetic procedure. At the American Academy of Dermatology's Summer Academy Meeting 2009 in Boston, dermatologist C. William Hanke, MD, MPH, FAAD, clinical professor at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, offered advice to help patients determine if a cosmetic procedure is right for them, including questions to ask the physician to ensure a safe and effective result or outcome. Full story.

Goldsmith settles in
Indiana Daily Student, Sept. 29 -- New Dean of Students Harold "Pete" Goldsmith began his journey in student affairs at IU as a resident assistant in Teter Quad. Years later, he chose to get reacquainted with IU by spending a month living in the residence halls again. Goldsmith lived in Foster Quad for his first month on the job in August to see what living on campus is like from a student's perspective. "I've spent a lot of years in residence halls, and I know they're a good place to start," Goldsmith said. Goldsmith said his goal for his first year with the University is to understand how the University and the student affairs division works. Full story.

IU Simon Cancer Center doc/researcher bikes 207 miles in two days for multiple myeloma research
Indianapolis Star, Sept. 29 -- Two weeks after turning 50, Rafat Abonour will set out for the fifth consecutive year on his bicycle to raise awareness of multiple myeloma (pronounced mahy-uh-loh-muh), an incurable but treatable blood cancer. Abonour -- an oncologist and researcher with the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center -- will again undertake Miles for Myeloma, traveling 207 miles by bike from Evansville to Indianapolis. Dubbed Trek for Treatment, this year's Miles for Myeloma begins at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2 in Evansville with that city's mayor, Jonathan Weinzapfel, for a special send-off. From Evansville, Dr. Abonour will bike to Bedford, Ind. At 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, he will leave Bedford and head to Indianapolis. A finish-line celebration is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. in front of the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. All are invited. Full story.


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