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Front Page News at Indiana University

February 19, 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.


Security experts draw bead on how malware targets and dupes Internet users
Informatics Philharmonic: Beethoven, Sibelius and Music Plus One
Sometimes people can be trusted
Come all ye history lovers

Security experts draw bead on how malware targets and dupes Internet users -- In the good old days, computer-savvy rogues used malware mainly to wreak havoc with others' computers. But cyber crooks now are stealing users' personal and financial information and defrauding businesses with more sophisticated attacks. Malware is increasingly targeting consumers. Markus Jakobsson, associate professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics, said that malware relies on social vulnerabilities to spread and infect. This makes it harder to detect and block malware because users bypass detection systems when they agree to use the software. Read the full story.

Informatics Philharmonic: Beethoven, Sibelius and Music Plus One -- Begin with violinists. Then, bring in a computerized musical accompaniment program. It all adds up to a unique blend of classical music. Christopher Raphael, associate professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics, will share center stage with Mimi Zweig, professor at the Jacobs School of Music. They're appearing together in Informatics Philharmonic at 3 p.m., Saturday (Feb. 24) at the Sweeney Lecture Hall in the Simon Music Center. Read the full story.

Sometimes people can be trusted -- Government ownership is not always the best way to protect natural resources, said Elinor Ostrom, director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. In a presentation given on Saturday (Feb. 17) at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, she described a diagnostic framework to help policymakers develop sustainability plans for each unique resource. Contradicting the standard approach to environmental protection, the Multi-tier Framework for Analyzing Sustainable Social-Ecological Systems relies on her conviction that "most people can be trusted if the institutions enhance trust." Read the full story.

Come all ye history lovers -- "Historians in Public" is the theme of this year's conference of the Indiana Association of Historians, taking place at Indiana University Bloomington Feb. 23-24. The program will focus on the connection between history and public life, with an emphasis on the interactions of scholars with non-academic history enthusiasts. Read the full story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Saturday, February 17:

Men's basketball -- The Hoosiers fell to the Michigan, 58-85 on Saturday, Feb. 17. Mike White scored a career-high 11 points, while Errek Suhr and Roderick Wilmont each added 10 as Indiana fell to the Wolverines. Read the entire story.

Results for Sunday, February 18:

Women's basketball -- The women upended Illinois, 81-68. Jamie Braun and Kim Roberson combined for 51 points as the Indiana women's basketball upended Illinois, 81-68, on Sunday, Feb. 18, in Assembly Hall. Read the entire story.

Men's swimming and diving -- The Indiana men's swimming and diving team turned in a fourth-place finish at the 2007 Big Ten Championships, finishing just one point out of third place. Ben Hesen and Nick Walkotten broke school records in the final day of the event. Read the entire story.

Women's tennis -- The No. 37 Indiana women's tennis team upset No. 21 Kentucky, 5-2, on Sunday, Feb. 18. Read the entire story.

Women's swimming and diving -- Indiana's women's swimming team wrapped up competition at the Boiler-Make-It, a last chance meet held at Purdue's Boilermaker Aquatic Center, on Feb. 18. Read the entire story.

Men's wrestling -- The Indiana wrestling team got a crucial victory from No. 7 Brandon Becker, but came up short at No. 9 Wisconsin, 21-13. Indiana finishes the regular season at 13-5 with a 4-4 mark in the Big Ten. Wisconsin finishes the year 19-3 with a 5-3 mark in the conference. Read the entire story.

Results for Monday, February 19:

Men's golf -- The Indiana University men's golf team stands in first place after the first 36 holes of the GADO North Texas Classic, held at El Palomar Country Club. The Hoosiers turned in rounds of 305 and 287 for their 592 total heading into the final 18. They lead Middle Tennessee State by six strokes at 598 (305-293). Read the entire story.


IU in the News

IU should be applauded for bold legislative effort
Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 17 -- Guest columnist Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, applauds IU's contributions to the city of Bloomington and the state of Indiana. "Indiana University is working hard to bring unique opportunity to Bloomington and Indiana as it embarks upon its most compelling and visionary proposed legislative initiative ever," wrote Kruzan. Read the full story.

IU Foundation wins advertising awards
Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 18 -- The Indiana University Foundation has received three awards in the 2007 Service Industry Advertising Awards competition. Read the full story.

IUSB receives $100,000 grant to improve success rates of 21st Century Scholars
South Bend Tribune, Feb. 18 -- Indiana University South Bend has been awarded a $100,000 grant intended to increase retention and graduation rates among 21st Century Scholars. The two-year grant, from the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation for Education, is designed to boost the success rates of students in the state-funded 21st Century Scholars program for low-income students. Read the full story.

Soldiers compete for badge
Bloomington Herald-Times, Feb. 18 -- On Saturday, 150 cadets and even a few of their commanding officers attempted to earn the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency. The group started with a 200-meter swim and first aid test before making its way to the fieldhouse. Inside, competitors did the long jump, high jump, shot put and 400-meter dash. The day would end with a 5-kilometer run. Read the full story.


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