Headline News  

Front Page News at Indiana University


Study looks at officiating in college basketball, finds patterns that reward aggressive play
Expectations are high, but engagement continues to be low in nation's high schools
IU digital scientist and professor Geoffrey Fox named among "People to Watch"
SNAAP receives national award for arts research
IU receives NIH grant to improve healthcare in East Africa
Water on the moon: Indiana University geologist comments
Experts to debate nuclear deterrence in South Asia at IU Bloomington Wednesday
IU School of Medicine receives National Women in Medicine Leadership Award
IU's Fair Trade Bloomington to host holiday sale Dec. 3 at IMU
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


Study looks at officiating in college basketball, finds patterns that reward aggressive play -- The tip-off of the basketball season also brings the return of the "sixth man" -- hometown fans who implore the officials on how to call the games. At the same time, officials will work hard to be seen as fair. A study co-authored by a professor in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business suggests that fans do have a great impact on games and that officials often are not objective in their efforts to be fair to both teams. An examination of 365 major conference games played during the 2004-05 college men's basketball season found a clear pattern of an increased probability of a foul on the team with fewer fouls, the visiting team and the team that is leading. "Whether consciously or subconsciously, officials seem to show a pattern where they try to make the number of fouls called on each team come out approximately even," said Kyle J. Anderson, a visiting assistant professor of business economics at Kelley-Indianapolis. "That is seen as being objective or fair." Read the complete story.

Expectations are high, but engagement continues to be low in nation's high schools -- A nationwide survey of high school students finds that nearly 90 percent expect to earn their diploma and go to college, but many report a lack of interest and effort in the classroom that may dampen those hopes. "Engaging the Voices of Students: A Report on the 2007 & 2008 High School Survey of Student Engagement" presents the latest numbers from the annual survey conducted by the Indiana University Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP). The survey asked more than 134,000 high school students about their thoughts, beliefs and perceptions in 2007 and 2008. The 2007 survey covered 104 schools in 30 states, and 119 schools in 27 states participated in the 2008 High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE). Read the complete story.

IU digital scientist and professor Geoffrey Fox named among "People to Watch" -- 2009 has been a year to remember for Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University computational scientist. And according to HPCwire, the popular computing publication, in 2010 Fox will be someone to watch. Fox has been named one of the high performance computing "People to Watch in 2010" by the online magazine. The annual list recognizes "the most influential, interesting and promising personalities having an impact on the world of High Performance Computing." An award recognizing the honor will be presented to Fox by HPCwire editors at 4:30 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, November 18. The presentation will take place at the Innovation Theatre within the IU display at the Supercomputing (SC09) Conference in Portland, Oregon. Read the complete story.

SNAAP receives national award for arts research -- A project based at Indiana University that studies how to connect arts training to artistic careers has won a national award for its work. The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) and Ellen B. Rudolph, Surdna Foundation program director for Thriving Cultures, received the Institutional Research Initiative Award from the Arts Schools Network at its recent annual conference in Washington, D.C. Based at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, SNAAP is an annual online survey, data management and institutional improvement system designed to enhance the impact of arts-school education. Read the complete story.

IU receives NIH grant to improve healthcare in East Africa -- A $1.3-million grant to Indiana University from the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center will establish the East African Center of Excellence in Health Informatics. The new center will connect the expertise of one of the world's foremost informatics programs at IU and the Regenstrief Institute with one of the leading academic medical centers in East Africa at Moi University and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital to increase the capacity for electronic health records in one of the worlds' poorest regions. By helping East African countries use electronic health records to increase the efficiency and quality of care, this Center of Excellence grant will help East Africans cross what has been termed "the digital divide." Read the complete story.

Water on the moon: Indiana University geologist comments -- NASA's apparent discovery of copious water on the moon is a revolutionary development that could help answer questions about the origin of water on earth and other mysteries of the solar system, says Indiana University geologist Abhijit Basu. "This is just remarkable. Until now, we have never found water on the moon, at least in the form of H2O," said Basu, who for years conducted research on NASA lunar soils. NASA reported Friday (Nov. 13) that preliminary data from the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, indicated the mission uncovered water when its upper-stage rocket crashed into the moon's Cabeus Crater on Oct. 9. Read the complete story.

Experts to debate nuclear deterrence in South Asia at IU Bloomington Wednesday -- Two of the nation's preeminent scholars on international security and nuclear weapons will meet Wednesday (Nov. 18) for a debate on the long-term security implications of nuclear weapons in South Asia. Sumit Ganguly, professor of political science and the Rabindranath Tagore Professor in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, will square off against S. Paul Kapur, associate professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. The event will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in State Room East of the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., and is free and open to the public. Read the complete story.

IU School of Medicine receives National Women in Medicine Leadership Award -- The Association of American Medical Colleges will present its 2009 Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award to the Indiana University School of Medicine Nov. 10 at the AAMC national meeting in Boston. The award will be accepted by Mary E. Dankoski, Ph.D., on behalf of the IU School of Medicine's Women's Advisory Council and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Dr. Dankoski is the assistant dean for faculty affairs and professional development and co-chairs the Women's Advisory Council. The Lester D. Bibler Scholar, Dr. Dankoski is an associate professor of clinical family medicine and interim co-chair of the Department of Family Medicine. Read the complete story.

IU's Fair Trade Bloomington to host holiday sale Dec. 3 at IMU -- Fair Trade Bloomington, a nonprofit organization created by Indiana University's Students in Free Enterprise organization (SIFE), will host its fifth annual International Fair Trade Market Thursday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Frangipani Room at the Indiana Memorial Union. On sale will be artisan-made goods from more than 30 countries, including handmade jewelry, holiday ornaments, baskets, carvings, tableware, textiles and toys. Vendors will be Village Experience; Art Across the Americas; Imani Workshops, which is affiliated with the IU-Kenya Partnership; and two projects from IU Lecturer Claire Robertson: Ndethya wa Ngutethya Women's Group and Spurgeon School for AIDS Orphans in Kenya. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Friday, Nov. 13:
Men's Soccer: The Indiana men's soccer team took an early lead but could not hold on in a 4-2 loss to Ohio State (11-4-4) in the semifinals of the 2009 Big Ten Tournament. Read the match notes.
Women's Volleyball: Three different Hoosiers recorded double-doubles en route to an exhilarating five-set triumph for IU Volleyball defeating the Spartans of Michigan State. Read the match notes.
Women's Basketball: Five Hoosiers scored in double-digits as the Indiana women's basketball team defeated Memphis, 78-74, on the road, recording the program's 600th win all-time. Read the game notes.
Men's Basketball: The Hoosiers played in front of a sellout crowd of 17,383 in its home opener and his squad faced adversity and responded as they notched an 83-60 victory over Howard to start the 2009-10 campaign. Read the game notes.

Results from Saturday, Nov. 14:
Men's and Women's Cross Country: Indiana saw five runners earn All-Region honors at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Saturday. Read the full race results.
Football: The Nittany Lions overcame four first-half turnovers - including two fumbles on special teams - to defeat Indiana 31-20. Read the game notes.
Field Hockey: The No. 13 Indiana field hockey team fell to No. 7 Wake Forest, 2-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Kentner Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team split a pair five-set matches this weekend, dropping their five-setter Saturday night on the road at No. 14 Michigan. Read the match notes.

Results from Sunday, Nov. 15:
Women's Basketball: Junior Hope Elam led three Hoosiers in double-digit points as the Indiana women's basketball team opened the home slate with a 75-52 win over IUPUI. Read the game notes.
Women's Rowing: The Hoosiers scrimmaged against full squads from No. 7 Michigan State, No. 10 Ohio State and the Varsity 8 and Novice 8 crews from Dayton in Columbus, Ohio, on the Scioto River. Read the full season wrap-up.
Wrestling: The IU wrestling team officially opened their 2009-10 season on Sunday at the Michigan State Open. Eleven of 15 Hoosiers placed in the Open division, including three titles by Nate Everhart (285 lbs.), Kurt Kinser (157 lbs.) and Paul Young (165 lbs.). Read the match notes.

Results from Monday, Nov. 16:
Men's Basketball: Indiana built a 20-point second-half lead and held on for a 69-61 victory over visiting USC Upstate. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 17:
Wrestling: Wabash, 5:30 p.m., Wabash, Ind.

Schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 18:
Women's Basketball: Cincinnati, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.

Schedule for Thursday, Nov. 19:
Men's Basketball: Mississippi, 5 p.m., San Juan, Puerto Rico
Men's Soccer: Louisville, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.


IU in the news

U.S. Panel Recommends Delaying Regular Mammograms Until Age 50
TIME, Nov. 17 -- A U.S. government group recommends that women delay getting regular mammograms until age 50, instead of 40, the age at which the American Cancer Society (ACS) has long advised women to begin screening for breast cancer. The government group issued its new guidelines Monday, citing evidence that the benefits of regular screening do not justify the potential harms in younger women. But every time recommendations are changed, or when respected medical organizations endorse conflicting guidelines on issues like screening, say experts, many patients opt out of the controversy altogether, preferring to forgo testing than wade through the confusing information and options presented to them. So, says Dr. George Sledge, president-elect of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and a professor of medicine at Indiana University's Simon Cancer Center, it's worth remembering that "the core issue is that screening mammography reduces breast-cancer mortality. And that is unchanged by this report." Full story.

Ind. professors propose African boarding school
Chicago Tribune, Nov. 16 -- Some Indiana University professors have proposed a novel way to give struggling inner-city students a fresh start: send them to boarding school in Africa. The project is still in its planning phase, and its backers admit it faces legal and financial hurdles. But the professors want to establish a school in the West African nation of Ghana where Indiana teachers would instruct some of the state's poorest children. "The core idea is to pull kids out of an environment where they cannot thrive and put them in one where they can," said law professor Kevin Brown, who leads the group behind the idea. Full story.

Challenging holiday season ahead for local retailers
South Bend Tribune, Nov. 15 -- The National Retail Federation projects holiday retail sales will drop 1 percent this year to $437.6 billion -- compared to last year's 3.4 percent drop in holiday sales. This is right in line with many other predictions, including the forecast issued by Theresa Williams, director for the Center for Education and Research in Retailing at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. While Williams concurs with the 1 percent national decline, she believes Indiana retailers could see a slightly sharper drop in sales. "We're still one of the higher states for unemployment and layoffs, so it could be worse than the national trend. We could see a 1.5 or 2 percent drop in sales in Indiana," Williams said. Full story.

IU administers 1st round of H1N1 vaccinations
Indiana Daily Student, Nov. 17 -- The health center received 980 shots from the Indiana State Department of Health, enough to open up the first day of the clinic on Monday, said Steve Chaplin, assistant managing editor for the Office of University Communications. "We have no idea when or how many more we'll get," he said. "We want to distribute them when they're available, as soon as they're available." By 10:45 a.m., more than 25 people had lined up waiting to receive the shot. Three stations were set up at the clinic in the front of the South Entrance at Assembly Hall: a ticket station, a consent form station and a vaccination station. Full story.


Traveling to Bloomington? Check the weather in the vicinity by calling Weatherline at 812-334-1515. Or, go to the Bloomington Herald-Times' weather page at: https://www.heraldtimesonline.com/weather/.

For more information on Bloomington, Indiana, where to stay, where to eat and what to do, go to: https://www.visitbloomington.com/.

For more information on Indiana University, to arrange a tour or get a map, go to: https://www.indiana.edu/~iuvis/.


Get more news from IU at the following frequently-visited university Web sites:

-- For all news releases from University Communications, go to: https://newsinfo.iu.edu/.

-- Find the Indiana University Gateway page with links to all IU campuses at: https://www.indiana.edu/.

-- To subscribe or unsubscribe to e-newsletters from IU, go to: https://newsinfo.iu.edu/subscribe/.

-- To subscribe to University Communications RSS news feeds, go to: https://newsinfo.iu.edu/web/page/normal/2106.html.

-- For IU Bloomington athletics news, go to: https://iuhoosiers.collegesports.com/.

-- For IUPUI athletics news, go to: https://www.iupuijags.com/.

-- For audio and video clips of IU events, go to: https://broadcast.iu.edu/.

-- For an IU Calendar of Events, go to: https://events.iu.edu/.

-- For faculty and staff news at IU, go to: https://www.homepages.indiana.edu.

-- Find people and e-mail addresses at any IU campus at: https://www.iub.edu/people/address.shtml

  Copyright © 2010 The Trustees of Indiana University | 107 S. Indiana Ave.  |  Bloomington, IN 47405-7000  |  Comments: iunewsed@indiana.edu  |   Subscribe  

Delivery Tip: To ensure delivery to your inbox (not junk folders), please add iunewsed@indiana.edu to your address book or contacts.