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Front Page News at Indiana University

March 5, 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.

Happy birthday, Cat in the Hat!
Ostrom and Nagenda awarded Cozzarelli Prize
Wilmont named Big Ten player of the week
The IU men's basketball team downs Penn State, 94-63, on Senior Night
Hernandez, Becker lead Hoosiers to fifth-place finish at Big Ten Championships

Happy birthday, Cat in the Hat! -- In the March 2, 2007, edition of Live at IU, celebrate the Cat in the Hat's birthday. Also highlighted in this issue are stories about: the art and technology of healing music, a look at the last year at the Jacobs School of Music, a preview to the Ed Paschke exhibit at the Herron School of Art and Design, thoughts on the library of the future, and an IU professor's submission to the Society of Illustrators' 49th annual exhibition. Read the full story.

Ostrom and Nagenda awarded Cozzarelli Prize -- Elinor Ostrom and Harini Nagendra, research associates with the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change at IU Bloomington, have been awarded the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for their article, "Insights on linking forests, trees and people from the air, on the ground and in the laboratory." Read the full story.

Wilmont named Big Ten player of the week -- Indiana senior guard Roderick Wilmont earned his first Big Ten Player of the Week accolade, the league announced this morning. Wilmont is the second Hoosier to secure the honor this season, joining junior forward D.J. White (Jan. 22). Read the full story.

The IU men's basketball team downs Penn State, 94-63, on Senior Night -- Senior Roderick Wilmont closed out his career in Assembly Hall, pacing five Hoosiers in double figures with 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Indiana men's basketball team defeated Penn State, 94-63, on March 3. With the win, Indiana closed out its home season with a perfect 15-0 record. Read the full story.

Hernandez, Becker lead Hoosiers to fifth-place finish at Big Ten Championships -- Andrae Hernandez (133) and Brandon Becker (157) took home second-place finishes to lead the Indiana wrestling team to a fifth-place finish at the 2007 Big Ten Championships. It marks Indiana's highest team finish since the 2004-05 season, when the Hoosiers tied for fifth. Angel Escobedo finished third at 125 in his first appearance at the championships. Read the full story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Friday, March 2:

Men's baseball -- IU defeats Eastern Illinois, 16-7.

Women's basketball -- The Hoosiers fall to stop-seed Ohio State, 72-60.

Results for Saturday, March 3:

Men's basketball -- The IU men's basketball team triumphs over Penn State, 94-63. Read the full story.

Women's tennis -- Indiana defeats Wisconsin, 7-0.

Men's tennis -- The Indiana men's tennis team fell to No. 2 Ohio State, 6-1.

Men's baseball -- The IU men's baseball team loses to Memphis, 5-3.

Results for Sunday, March 4:

Women's tennis -- Indiana downs Indiana State, 5-2.

Baseball -- The IU baseball team topples Northern Iowa, 4-2.

Softball -- The IU women's softball team wins over Ball State, 6-2.

Wrestling -- Andrae Hernandez and Brandon Becker lead Hoosiers to fifth-place finish at Big Ten Championships.

Men's and Women's track and field -- Members of the Indiana women's and men's track and field teams all posted competitive times on the second day of the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational. Read the full story.

Men's swimming -- Will Bohonyi and David Legler both reached the finals of the platform on Sunday, March 4, the third and final day of the Zone C Diving Championships on the campus of the University of Michigan.

Women's swimming -- Senior Lindsay Weigle won the platform and classmate Heather Chapman finished second at the Zone C Diving Championships on the campus of the University of Michigan. With her finish, Chapman qualified for the NCAA Championships.

Schedule for Monday, March 5:

No varsity teams in action today.


IU in the News

Informatics offshoot is definitely one to watch
Indianapolis Star, March 5 -- As a coach of world-class divers, John Wingfield knows the right words to say -- when to push his athletes and when to hold back. At competitions, his divers can pull out their trusty portables and review their performances. On the iPods, the best dives -- the ones that pull scores of 8, 8.5 and better from judges -- are shown over and over, with music. It's the ultimate positive-reinforcement mechanism. And the technology that makes it happen originated here. The company behind the training device and many other useful video and animation tools is Medical Animatics, a startup fueled by brain power from the Indiana University School of Informatics. Read the full story.

Jacobs School of Music announces '07 to '08 opera and ballet season
Indiana Daily Student, March 5 -- The Jacobs School of Music has announced its 2007 to 2008 Opera and Ballet Theater Season, and its opener, Rossini's "Rigoletto," doesn't exactly have everyone thrilled. "Now every soprano is trying to learn 'Caro Nome,'" said one voice professor with a groan, referring to one of the opera's more prominent and oversung arias. But there is still plenty to be genuinely excited about in the upcoming year, not the least of which is an entirely new production of Puccini's classic "La Boheme." Read the full story.

IU ends season undefeated at Assembly Hall
Indiana Daily Student, March 5 -- Hoosier fans inside Assembly Hall on Saturday night maintained their usual set of chants and cheers for IU coach Kelvin Sampson, senior guards Errek Suhr and Rod Wilmont, and the rest of the standards usually yelled at home games. By the end of the night, though, the crowd added a new chant to its repertoire - one that hasn't been yelled in Assembly Hall for 13 years: "undefeated." Read the full story.

IUs next president greets students before game
Indiana Daily Student, March 5 -- Nearly 200 people were in attendance Saturday afternoon at the Hoosier Room in Memorial Stadium to get acquainted with IUs newly selected president. Michael McRobbie, who will be the 18th IU president, excited the crowd in his opening remarks by taking off his red IU sweater to reveal a blue shirt and red tie, synonymous with IU men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson's attire. Read the full story.

McRobbie's history at IU seen as an advantage
Bloomington Herald-Times, March 4 -- Until last week, it had been 36 years since Indiana University selected a president who was already working for the institution. It worked well then, and it's a good idea now, said President Emeritus John Ryan, who went on to head the university for 16 years after being named IU's leader in January 1971. "Every university has a sort of subculture of its own. Indiana's no exception," Ryan said. "I think it's an advantage to the president to have a sense of the culture of the place, the sociology of the place, the politics of the place." Read the full story.


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