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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 25, 2007

Front Page News at IU delivers top headlines of the day from the campuses of Indiana University. It comes to you courtesy of IU University Communications in the Office of University Relations.

1. $1.2 million NIH grant supports new investigation of nature's strongest glue
2. IU announces formation of I-Winners Association
3. Hoosiers hit the road to face No. 5 Ohio State
4. Water polo opens season ranked No. 20
5. One can only imagine
6. Former Hoosier to play in Super bowl XLI

$1.2 million NIH grant supports new investigation of nature's strongest glue -- A four-year, $1.2 million National Institutes of Health grant will enable Indiana University Bloomington and Brown University scientists to investigate the properties of a natural glue that has many potential applications. To read the entire story, go to: To read more about the discovery by IU and Brown University scientists of nature's strongest glue, go to:

IU announces formation of I-Winners Association -- The Indiana University Alumni Association, in conjunction with the IU Department of Athletics, has elected to merge the I-Men's and I-Women's Associations into the I-Winners Association, effective Jan. 1, 2007. "There are several reasons for this merger," IU Alumni Association President and CEO Ken Beckley said. "Gender-based associations for athlete alumni at Indiana University are no longer necessary. Our belief is that one merged association, served by female and male volunteer leaders and serving all athlete alumni, will provide more programming and more event opportunities than was possible by both of the current groups combined. The new association will ensure that all sports are served well in the future." Read the full story at:

Hoosiers hit the road to face No. 5 Ohio State -- The Indiana women's basketball team will hit the road this week and travel to fifth-ranked Ohio State Thursday, Jan. 25, in Columbus. The Hoosiers (13-7, 2-5 Big Ten) got double-doubles from Whitney Thomas and Jamie Braun in front of a crowd of more than 5,000 Hoosier faithful, but could not overcome a hot-shooting Purdue squad as the 12th-ranked Boilermakers took an 81-58 win over the Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on Jan. 21. For the complete story, go to:

Water polo opens season ranked No. 20 -- The Indiana women's water polo team opens the 2007 season where it finished the year before, ranked No. 20 in the National Collegiate Women's Top 20 Poll released on Jan. 24. The Hoosiers were 11th in the preseason poll a season ago and went on to spend the rest of the season in the rankings. The Hoosiers share their preseason ranking with Brown University. Read the full stories at:

One can only imagine -- On August 15, 2006, the Big Ten Conference celebrated the 25th anniversary of the inception of official league championships for women's athletics. Throughout the year, the Big Ten is highlighting different sports and programs from around the conference. Recently, the rivalry between Indiana and Michigan in water polo was featured in the following story. To read, go to:

Former Hoosier to play in Super bowl XLI -- Former Indiana defensive end Adewale Ogunleye will compete in Super Bowl XLI for the Chicago Bears. The Bears will take on the Indianapolis Colts in Miami on Feb. 4. To read the story, go to:


Indiana University Scoreboard -- Wednesday, January 24, results: No Hoosiers in competition.

Thursday, January 25, athletics schedule:

Women's basketball -- Indiana versus No. 5 Ohio State, 7 p.m. EST, Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio. For game notes, go to:

Women's diving -- World Championships Selection Camp II, all day, IU Natatorium, Indianapolis


IU in the News:

Indiana, Southern Cal join Top 25
Casper (Wyoming) Star Tribune, January 25 -- Kelvin Sampson's first Indiana team is where most of his Oklahoma squads spent quite a bit of time. The Hoosiers moved into The Associated Press' Top 25 for the first time this season Monday, riding a five-game winning streak to No. 23 in the poll. "It does and it doesn't," Sampson said when asked if being ranked really matters in this age of making the NCAA tournament being all that matters to the bigger programs. Read the story here:

Not now, cell phone — I'm in a meeting: Smarter phones, celliquette can keep you from turning into one of 'those people
Bloomington Herald-Times, January 25 -- "They do it on the bus, they do it in the restaurant, and they do it in the church for heaven's sake. Yep, everyone knows a cell phone Phil or Phyllis. Screaming, swearing, schmoozing and schmooping — they do it all into the phone and don't care. Not the run of the mill talking-while-driving violators, but the most serious offenders of cell phone etiquette. Kay Connelly wants to help them. Think of her as Emily Post for the digital generation gone wild. And as that generation knows: Don't hate the player, hate the game. It's the technology that needs to improve, not just the person addicted to it, according to Connelly, an assistant professor of computer science at Indiana University. "I think the technology should fix the problem; it needs to advance to solve this problem," she said. To read the entire story, go to:

FLiP Meets: Leslie Lenkowsky
On Philanthropy FLIP (Future Leaders in Philanthropy), January -- Over the past few months, I have been thrilled to have had the opportunity to talk with Professor Lenkowsky a number of times. FLiP asked Professor Lenkowsky to answer a few of our more burning questions about his experiences in philanthropy, which he did (as you can read below) in fine style. For more information, please take a look also at the previous post, which has a short summary of Indiana's University's academic programs. Lenkowsky is professor of public affairs and philanthropic studies at IU. Read the story here:

Outsourcing cuts full-time jobs, boosts part-time
Bloomington Herald-Times, January 25 -- Outsourcing government services reduces the number of full-time jobs in the public sector but seems to increase part-time jobs, according to a study by an Indiana University professor. Sergio Fernandez, a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, conducted the study with Craig Smith and Jeffrey Wenger of the University of Georgia. It was published this month in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Read the complete story here:

Hoosiers hope to get back on track against Ohio State
Indiana Daily Student, January 25 -- First-year IU women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack's welcome into the Big Ten has not exactly been easy. So far, in the first seven games of conference play, Legette-Jack has seen two teams -- No. 23 Michigan State and No. 12 Purdue -- that are among the elite in not only the conference, but the nation. And she's had to see them both twice. "We're just not thinking about it," Legette-Jack said of the schedule. "We have an opponent and we're going to prepare and we're going to continue. Our kids understand there's nothing we can do about the schedule, we just got to go out there and play." To read the story, go to:


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