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Indiana University Front Page News

April 17, 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.

African American Choral Ensemble to present its spring concert on April 28
Going the extra mile: Biracial families in the United States
U.S. Forest Service to honor IU conservation group
Do we really want a perfect world?
Planning for threats to critical infrastructure networks
IU Informatics students to test tracking technology at Little 500


African American Choral Ensemble to present its spring concert on April 28 -- The African American Choral Ensemble of Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present its annual spring concert on April 28 at the Ruth N. Halls Theatre. Read the complete story.

Going the extra mile: Biracial families in the United States -- Biracial parents, compared to their monoracial counterparts, are more likely to go the extra mile in the amount of time and money they spend on their young children, according to a national study by sociologists at Indiana University and the University of Connecticut. Read the complete story.

U.S. Forest Service to honor IU conservation group -- The Forest Supervisor's Partnership Award from the Hoosier National Forest branch of the US Forest Service will honor five Indiana University faculty and staff for their collective work in developing and implementing control methods for non-native plant infestations. Read the complete story.

Do we really want a perfect world? -- As rapid advances in biotechology raise questions about appropriate uses of these new tools, there is another kind of question to consider: Is it important for humans to accept certain physical limitations, even if those limitations could be eliminated? Read the complete story.

Planning for threats to critical infrastructure networks -- Violent storms and terrorist attacks represent two different kinds of threats to the nation that the Department of Homeland Security must anticipate. Planners must stay ahead of threats to critical infrastructure networks of several kinds. Professor Tony Grubesic at Indiana University Bloomington studies the consequences of infrastructure failure and disruption for networked systems such as the interstate highway system, telecommunication backbones, commercial airline networks and the electrical grid. Read the complete story.

IU Informatics students to test tracking technology at Little 500 -- A team of Indiana University School of Informatics seniors are breaking away again this year with a special project to accurately track riders' progress in the IU Student Foundation's Little 500 bicycle races, April 20-21. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Monday, April 16:

Softball: Indiana could not overcome an early Wisconsin outburst, falling to the host Badgers in game one of a Big Ten doubleheader, 5-3. The Badgers completed the doubleheader sweep with a 7-1 win in game two at Goodman Diamond on Monday, April 16.

Schedule for Tuesday, April 17:

Baseball: Indiana State, Bloomington, Ind., 3 p.m.

Men's and Women's Swimming: U.S. Spring Nationals (Diving), Boyds Md., all day.


IU in the news

IU, Purdue have plans to handle emergencies; Universities prepared to confront violence and warn students, staffers, police say
Indianapolis Star, April 17 -- Indiana colleges have plans to confront a campus shooting or other dangerous situation that range from emergency text messages to students to quickly rushing a shooter without waiting for police reinforcements. "You train for the absolute worst and hope for the best," said Indiana University Police spokesman Capt. Jerry Minger. "Our goal on a daily basis is to make sure everyone is as safe as possible." Officials at Indiana and Purdue universities said they would turn to the Internet to notify students and faculty. IU has systems of phone banks and Web sites to keep students, parents and others informed during a developing situation. Read the complete story.

Vitamin C aids some with asthma
Indianapolis Star, April 17 -- A new study by Indiana University researchers has discovered that large doses of vitamin C can relieve the cycle of inflammation that leads to exercise-induced asthma. The research found that people who had taken 1,500 milligrams of ascorbic acid for two weeks demonstrated better post-exercise lung function and a lower concentration in their urine of biomarkers related to airway inflammation. Read the complete story.

Take stock
Gannett, April 17 -- What should you have in your medicine cabinet to make sure you're ready for minor maladies? Regarding antiseptics, medical opinions differ. A gentle cleansing with soap and water is best, according to Dr. Ann Zerr, associate professor of clinical medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Some people reach for the hydrogen peroxide, but not Zerr. Read the complete story.

National Day of Silence to culminate in march, rally; Week of events shows solidarity to GLBT community
Indiana Daily Student, April 17 -- On Wednesday, the 11th National Day of Silence will be acknowledged on the IU campus. The day is meant to bring attention to the persecution imposed upon gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. The day also supports other minority groups that face oppression, according to IU's National Day of Silence Web site. It is also a time in which groups and their allies "join together to prove that silence can be deafening," according to the Web site. Read the complete story.


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